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Comment Ridiculous (Score 1) 56

"Earlier in the week, the jury found Amazon guilty of breaching rules for shipping dangerous goods by airmail on four counts between November 2013 and May 2015."

This is where I stopped reading. Please come back when you have a proper justice system where proper judges determine your guilt, not a bunch of people whose only interest is to get out of the jury chamber as soon as possible.

Comment Re:Consistency (Score 1) 197

The DMCA is only valid for those sites physically located in the US. If a person decides to setup a server in another sovereign nation he is not required to comply with the DMCA. That is also Cloudflare's main and best defense against it.

If that person suddenly decides to host and distribute copyrighted content on that site, he is again not required to comply with the DMCA. However, he might have to contend with the requirements of the local legislation of the country he is hosting his server in.

Comment Re:Headphone Jack is Pretty Crappy (Score 1) 536

I have a Bluetooth headphone set that I bought years ago and the sound quality on that one was total crap. It didn't even seem to be the headphone set itself, but the bluetooth connection. The best way to describe the crappy sound would be that the devices were constantly adjusting the playback speed. It was like listening to a record on a cheap record player with a bad drive string.

That was the first and last time I used a bluetooth audio device.

Comment Good news! (Score 1) 179

Although I've been using it less and less for the past couple of years, Slackware remains my favorite Linux distribution. Ohter distributions simply became easier to install and maintain over the years. However, I'm considering moving back to Slackware, because that vile concoction called systemd is starting to infest every Linux distribution that is out there, with the exception of some of the more esoteric distributions. And truth be told, IMHO Slackware is the only "real" Linux distribution left.

The first Slackware version I installed was 3.2, I still have the CD box lying around somewhere. I got it from the father of a friend of mine and couldn't install it at home, because all I had was a very old 286 (yeah, it's lame I know; it did run Minix for a while though, that was fun too). Although that soon changed, I got permission at the university to use a PC in one of the project rooms to install and learn Linux. That was an interesting time for me. For a while I even walked around with a Linux installation on a very portable medium: a ZIP floppy (this was before ZIPSlack). While everyone was doing their programming excercises on Windows (or rather in a DOS box in Windows 95), I had full access to a development environment that I could take with me and simply insert into lab computer and work on them. And then, when I got home I could simply do the same and work on them some more. Those were interesting times!

Comment Re: This is crazy... (Score 1) 301

What would be the criteria upon which law enforcement would make the distinction between those two? What would be the threshold between 'this was accidental exposure' and 'this was deliberate' ? Should law enforcement go indicting everyone who has pictures of underage persons in suggestive poses in their browser cache (provided there is existing probable cause in any case)? Or should law enforcement also go deeper and look for the reasons the pictures were there before deciding someone is suspected of being a sex-offender?

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