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Comment Re:Also Good for Corporate WiFi Networks (Score 1) 106

And said C level executive will say (if you are lucky) "Here's X amount of dollars. Make it work, I want to be able to use device in meeting next Wednesday." I can guarantee you that X is going to be less than the amount needed to do it properly and a performance goal will be added to said IT guy's yearly review showing how well they made it work (or not work).

Comment Re:The all writs act is probably unconstitutional (Score 5, Insightful) 101

The All Writs Act is basically a blank check for the Courts to order someone (individual or company) to do something. It has not been challenged to the Supreme Court yet, so it is still in force. If it is challenged to the Supreme Court, the challenging party will cite it violates the 14th Amendment (Due Process) and possibly the 13th Amendment (Involuntary Servitude).

Comment Re: It is not a justification for more surveillanc (Score 1) 1011

"As of this moment, we are all dead. We go into battle to reclaim our lives. This we do gladly, for we are Jem'Hadar. Remember: victory is life."

I'm on a plane with hijackers, that's my battle speech. Gone are the days of "Wait til they fly us to somewhere and then the plane is raided by the local army".

Comment Talking the Talk / Walking the Walk (Score 1) 454

Okay Whiplash,

I remember reading the first "We now own Slashdot" article (and trust me, had I been able to get that dang winning Powerball ticket, I would have been in the bidding war :) ) and it is nice to see the staff following up on things extremely quickly considering how much cruft and contract that has to be dug through to make it happen. Looking forward to seeing good stuff. (Is this a note of optimism?) If you guys are in the Bay Area, I'll buy a round.

Comment Re:Suggestions. (Score 1) 1839

Disagree with this. The reason the default score for Anonymous Cowards is 0 while a named individual is 1 goes to the whole "stand behind your comment" thing. Anonymous Cowards who post things that the group find funny, interesting or otherwise insightful get modded up fairly quickly. The ones who post trolls (unless they are good) get modded to -1 and disappear from the view of most individuals.

Now all the ad tracking scripts -- that one, can agree with somewhat - just have to find a balance, yes?

Comment Re:Yeah, sad, but what does this do here? (Score 1) 174

Harry potter is a children's book. You tell me.

And "The Lion Knig" is a children's cartoon. Your point being? Frankly, the Harry Potter movies made a ton of money and were enjoyed by adults as well as kids. In addition, Rickman was also in Galaxy Quest. And Die Hard (as one of the baddest badass villians ever). Turn on TNT and watch some of those 80s movies they show late night between Law and Order episodes.

Comment Baen Snippets (Score 1) 57

I see they haven't been to Baen's Bar or Library site - the snippets posted 2-3 times a week for upcoming books (which basically ends up being the first third of the book) and the Free Library (consolidates the snippets to an easier to read format - look - there's a "buy here" button). If they shoot for a patent, there's plenty of prior art.

Comment Re:Oh, for cryin' out loud.... (Score 2) 305

johanw, your post looked kind of weird.. here let me copy/paste:

The ## ########## is already using these tactics to %enhance% discussion about people they really don't like, like ####### or #######. Claiming the subjects to be "##### #######"

Not sure what you were trying to say, but I'm certain it was important...

Comment Re:What's the mayor of Stockton doing in China? (Score 4, Informative) 399

Stockton has a port. Getting cargo shipped to said port generates revenue from dock fees, import fees, transship fees, fees for trucks coming into the port not to mention all the working types. China is one of the worlds largest exporters - so yes, the mayor of Stockton has a reason to be in China, drumming up business.

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