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Comment Re:A Matter of Perception (Score 1) 244

The difference between Christianity and Islam: Islam has been more successful in controlling the law of the land. Had Christianity succeeded in many of it's attempts at making the law (or succeeded longer-see Puritan law) then they would be no different. ANY religion, given the reigns of power, inevitably steers toward totalitarian control and intolerance of any but their own. And, usually, strained tolerance of their own.

Comment Re:what does waiting have to do with anything? (Score 1) 517

If their position is that the document in question is a forgery that never existed... what are you going to subpoena? You: "I demand the original document!" Them: "Take that up with whoever created it." Judge: "They can't produce what did not exist. Since their check cleared, overruled."

Comment Hoisted with their own petard. (Score 1) 257

The best example of "hoisted with their own petard"! Warner insisted itunes and the like clearly state that the downloaded file is not owned, but is licensed for the buyer's use. Very very specific about that. Now all the sudden it's actually sold, when they realize the artist (who they claim they are protecting with this mess) points out that they get significantly more for a license than a sale. They demanded it this way, let them pay for it.

Comment I'd look at the timeframe. (Score 1) 1009

If someone came and confiscated my computer, by the time I got to trial (many months, years even), what are the odds I would remember that password? I travel abroad, and my laptop is encrypted with TrueCrypt. I change the pass weekly. If you grabbed my comp today, in a month I would have trouble remembering which password was in use at that time. In a year, no hope that I would remember it. I might, after a few hours of guessing and sparking memory get in... but if there is incriminating evidence on there... I would have even greater difficulty remembering.

Comment Re:My grandmother is one of them... (Score 1) 301

I am an OTR truck driver... and this is no longer accurate. I use verizon tethering for my internet and in the two years I have been using it thus, I have not had a single failure within reason. (broke down in the middle of the mountains of nevada... no signal. But there was NO signal of any sort there, no radio, no TV, no cell of any company..)

Comment Re:If doctors were that bad, it would be manslaugh (Score 1) 1057

There are many of us from back when there were no degrees in the field. The rare individual who had a degree at all had one in mathematics, or electronic engineering. Steve jobs- No degree Steve Wozniak - BS- E.E. Bill Gates - No Degree (harvard drop out) Steve Ballmer - BS mathematics and economics

Submission + - Teaching Techs how to troubleshoot. Need input!

nobuddy writes: "I have an incoming gaggle of new Help desk techs. I was tasked with getting them "up to speed" on general troubleshooting tips.

Now, I have been troubleshooting for more years than I care to admit. What comes naturally to me, and seems blatantly obvious is usually not so obvious to others. So I ask the /. community: If you were teaching new techs troubleshooting tips in an hour long session, what points would you cover?

To me, checking processes and CPU usage is as basic as telling someone to put their hand on the mouse to make it move... so enlighten me on what would be good things to teach new techs.

Sadly, this is a Windows environment."

Submission + - Shadowrun MMO Project (

nobuddy writes: "The Shadowrun:Awakened project is a community driven, LGPL open source MMO project. It has passed the "is it really gonna happen?" phase and is now in the "come one, come all, and bring a friend" stage of development. HTTP://"

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