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Comment Re:Security expert? (Score 1) 264

And where did you go to law school?

First, your statement regarding negligence and criminal law for negligence shows that you don't know the difference between criminal law and civil law.

Second. If a woman is drunk, does that mean you can rape her? She was negligence by becoming drunk near you and that there is a high probability that you would rape her if she was drunk.

Third, if there is an insurance policy, that would be controlled by the policy, which probably has an exclusion for items stolen from an unlocked car.

As far as negligence, if he left your laptop in the car, he may be liable to you, under your theory -- in a civil case. Never to a thief, except possibly in the case of a minor. But we have not covered that yet in my class.

Comment Re:Bring this smog back to America! (Score 1) 77

Exactly! Remember L.A. back in the 70s before California said enough is enough and required cleaner cars? And how, thanks to them and Tricky Dicky we all breath better? Nixon also signed the Clean Water Act too, if I recall.

Oh, and that whole opening up China thing.

Fuck, I never thought I'd be nostalgic for him.

Comment Re:for all you apple fanboys and fangirls (Score 2) 73

Not four core but back in the mid 80s I was using a CMOS 6502 that would do 4MHz (HC65C02P4) from Hitachi. We were building a product that had internals very closely based on the VIC20 (okay, it would run VIC BASIC) that we built our own boards for. On my development board I had built out the I/O for the 1541 disk drive, the problem was the CPU was too fast to talk to the drive. I put in a clutch and gearbox. The clutch was a push button that would ground the HALT line on the CPU (CMOS, so we could get away with it and all the RAM was static) and the gear box was a switch that threw in a 74LS74 TTL flip-flop that would divide the clock by 4. To use the disk I would engage the clutch, down shift and let off the clutch. Then I could access the disk. Once the code was loaded I would shift back in to high gear and test the code. It was a nice board for the day, 4x 6522 PIA and 88KB of EPROM/SRAM space and would map like a VIC-20/C64.

Too bad it was used for telemarketing.

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