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Comment Re:If this were a nobody that was attacked (Score 1, Informative) 160

The patriot act comes to mind. (Which, btw, did nothing to stop Nidal Hasan from killing people.)

Dear Citizen,

The Patriot Act was infact a great help it stopping Nidal Hasan from killing more people than he did! Infact, if we allow full wiretapping, remove all that paperwork that gets in the way of stopping police from stopping and searching you, as well as any probable cause requirements involved, this would never have happenned! It just turns out the soft liberal types, who are first to defend cartoon depictions of child pornography, obviously direct support for paedophiles I might add, which prevents us from keeping you safe from terrorists (You do remember 9/11 right?).

Our inability to stop and hold suspects without probable cause gives them time to destroy all evidence of there terrorist or paedophilic activities! This is why it is vital to detain them imediately so that such evidence can be found, and justice served! Won't you please think of the children?

Signed, Your bought Politician.

For those interested they can already do this in the UK, US I'm not so sure.

Comment Re:Does anyone really believe the scores ? (Score 1) 169

About 10 years ago (MegaDrive/Genesis Era) I recall games getting 1,2 even a 0 out of 10. These days you give FIFA 2010 4 out of 10 for simply updating the graphics from the previous year and not touching anything else and EA will never send you a prerelease version of any game they have, or will ever have influence over again. Give it a 9/10 with a brief "Could have done more on gameplay" hidden in the review and your best of friends!
Software

Submission + - Toshiba employee arrested for TV copy software (examiner.com)

JoshuaInNippon writes: A Toshiba employee in western Japan has been arrested on charges of copyright violations for selling software online that breaks copying limits on certain Japanese digital TV recording and playback devices. The software specifically overrides limits on a program called "dubbing10" which is used in devices sold by companies such as Sony, Sharp, and Panasonic. It is believed that the man generated thousands of dollars worth of earnings for himself by selling to at least 712 people, including one teenager who then resold the software to another 240 people. This is the first disclosed cased in Japan of someone being arrested for selling such limit-removal software for digital TV recording. Since it sounds like he has already admitted to selling it, although denies creating it, and due to the generally high conviction rate of those arrested by Japanese police, his future does not look so bright at the moment.
Google

Submission + - Prosecutors seek prison sentences for Google execs (goodgearguide.com.au)

angry tapir writes: "Milan prosecutors have sought prison sentences ranging from six months to one year for four Google executives accused of violating Italy's privacy laws over the posting of a video showing the bullying of a handicapped teenage boy. The prosecutor's request was backed up by a request by lawyers representing the Milan city council for €300,000 (US$452,000) in moral and material damages. The case concerns the posting on Google Video of a three-minute mobile-phone video showing a handicapped boy being tormented by his classmates in a Turin school."

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