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Comment Re:In completely unrelated news (Score 2) 725

That would never be permitted in public stores, people would stop shopping in them or stop buying as much and rush out of the store sooner, destroying whatever advantage the store gets for erecting a "wall of ignorance".

What if there's a family emergency? What if your kid got hurt at school? You simply can't screw with mobile connectivity anymore, it's too important.

Comment Re:Filed by Ken Cuccinelli (Score 3, Insightful) 1505

This country (USA) needs to learn how to accept points of view that are different and find a common ground. This is why nothing gets done in Congress. No one can stop bickering and being intolernat long enough to do some damn work. That's not what we sent them there to do.

Another nice thought, but one that doesn't work in practice when one side is accusing the other of being agents of the chinese government, or admirers of Stalin and Hitler.

Comment Re:Filed by Ken Cuccinelli (Score 1) 1505

Some laws receive no challenges because no one is sufficiently upset about them.

That's the thing, it seems the only laws that get challenged are the ones that get certain groups of people pissed off. It doesn't mean there aren't sufficient numbers of people pissed off about other laws, but those other people seem to vote and contact representatives rather than stockpile weapons and pretend the country is turning into a communist regime.

Comment Re:Filed by Ken Cuccinelli (Score 4, Insightful) 1505

That's a nice thought, but they aren't challenging "every little thing" the government does, they only challenge things they don't like, and there aren't a similar number of "flaming crazies" challenging other laws that other americans view as blatantly unconstitutional or imposing on freedom.

Take "obscenity" laws for instance, blatantly unconstitutional and yet those who oppose such laws aren't running around the streets casually with semi-automatic weapons or making references to "2nd amendment remedies" when things don't go their way.

If this were a case about a law requiring everyone to purchase a Bible, these same people would be actively supporting the law or at least remaining silent, because that's what they do, they only run their mouths and cry about freedom when it suits their personal causes.

Comment Re:Wait, what? (Score 1) 410

Referring to this from the chrome os architecture pages

If verification fails, the user can either bypass checking or boot to a safe recovery mode.

That's the step where the system checks it's integrity. Google has said all along that users would not be forced out of their own devices by overzealous security measures.

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