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  • Jun 29, 2022 @ 10:40pm

    Got it. If someone doesn't agree with your erroneous claims that aren't welcome on yourforum. But .. it's not your forum. You're just someone peddling lies. 2001 is not 2982, and your opining doesn't trump reality. Night night.

  • Jun 29, 2022 @ 08:26pm

    I'm sorry you missed the point. Abortion means you don't need to carry the baby for 8-9 months and THEN leave he/her at a firehouse. It wasn't 1999. My state started it in 2001. Still, none of this changes the fact that an abortion means you don't go through 8-9 months only to drop your kid off. If you can't be bothered to get the facts straight (1999 vs 2001, etc.) please just stop.

  • Jun 29, 2022 @ 10:46am

    Telling other people what to do... the ultimate in mansplaining

    Well they can just walk into a fire house
    Well they can just have an abortion 8 months previously and not have to go through anything for 9 months AND THEN go to said firehouse. If you would like to respond, please write it on paper with an ink pen, place in a straw basket, and go walk into a firehouse to drop it off. I'm sure the kind EMTs have nothing better to do than transcribe your note to a reply here on TechDirt, OR FIGURE OUT WHAT TO DO WITH A *#&#(& BABY!!! Talk about making YOUR problem someone else's problem.

  • Jun 27, 2022 @ 10:33pm


    Hell, nobody even bothered to create a wikipedia redirect...
    Wikipedia? That not a registry of anything. It's a private 3rd party UGC site. Having or not having "bothered to create" anything on Wikipedia or Netflix or Twitter or MyEhud.COM does nothing to change the legitimacy of anything. If your thesis is "You must have a page on this third-party website or you aren't real" no, that's not how any of this works.

  • Jun 27, 2022 @ 08:26pm

    It's called NICKNAMES and has no legal basis or standingm

  • Jun 27, 2022 @ 06:03pm

    It just HAPPENED...

    ...people believe they can’t get knocked up...
    There's a complete lack of any responsibility in that concept. "It just happened I GOT KNOCKED UP." And them Duke Boys sure did fancy jumping bridges that were out for repair. I'm pretty sure Dodge (now FCA) wouldn't have honored a bumper-to-bumper warranty on that. Getting pregnant - you did the action, and there are consequences. If you live in the US as of Monday half the states will help you and the other half will lecture you. Jumping bridges that are out. It's plain stupid. Not covered by warranty. Using "the" word "the" without violating midwest fucked up America's college of dumbshits' trademark... well... time will tell. Ohio, Iowa, and Florida are responsible for "the" donald mcdonald president thingie we had to put up with. I'll see them in "the" courthouse before I give up my rights.

  • Jun 27, 2022 @ 03:25pm

    Working on it. First, use the "trademark". Done. Second, get a lawyer-gram. Come on, THE Ohio State University THE Lawyer Firm send me THE letter. Then we'll see what happens in court.

  • Jun 27, 2022 @ 03:01pm

    This word... 'The'... it's not really common, is it? E

  • Jun 21, 2022 @ 03:04pm

    duplicate files and programs you never use

    Fdupes for the mac is free open source software that removes "duplicate files", whether you use them or not. "Duplicate files and programs you never use" don't slow anything down. Files you never use are never accessed, put in memory, etc. All they do is take up disk space. Perhaps its time to delete "encyclopedia entries and phone book entries you never use" also.

  • Jun 18, 2022 @ 11:09am

    Florida kills children. "But they were already born" says Governor DeSantis.

    Ron DeSantis is killing Florida’s children.
    I'm pretty sure, to paraphrase SCOTUS "justice" Alito, that killing childen isn't mentioned in the Constitution. Now does that mean that it's proscribed against, or OK to do. No killing should occur until AFTER the baby is born. Lock them up in cages; make them sleep on a cold concrete floor; let them know there's no appealing a state court saying they will be executed no matter what representation they had... because they have no rights. Unless of course they have a beating heart.

  • Jun 18, 2022 @ 11:00am


    This is true. It’s also exceptionally misleading, to the point of outright deception, if you stop there and neglect to point out that black people commit approximately four times their “per capita fair share” of violent crimes in America.
    I said murdered by cops, not charged with a crime, tried in a court, and found guilty. The rest of the stuff above begs a bunch of questions, such as how many "violent crimes in America" are committed not by cops by Black people GET REPORTED, vs how many such committed not by Black people DON'T GET REPORTED. By ignoring these constraints, the statistics aren't suggesting what you claim. But then again I said MURDER BY COP, not "commit violent crimes." Secondly, some of those "crimes" aren't what suggest. Link: Their own disclaimer: 2 The ethnicity totals are representative of those agencies that provided ethnicity breakdowns. Not all agencies provide ethnicity data; therefore, the race and ethnicity totals will not equal. 3 The rape figures in this table are aggregate totals of the data submitted based on both the legacy and revised Uniform Crime Reporting definitions. 4 Violent crimes are offenses of murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Property crimes are offenses of burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson.

  • Jun 16, 2022 @ 09:44pm

    US... Companies.... Yeah...

    ...only to American citizens, permanent residents and US companies...
    Anyone can form a US company. That person doesn't have to be a citizen, a resident, or even visit the US to do it. It's not just the US, either. I once had a Belize corporation (much more than a company). I've never been to Belize. If the "exception" to preventing these furrinerz from availing themselves of laws that should provide equal rights and equal protection, putting in this loophole just gutted anything it was [never] going to achieve. Of course I'm not surprised the second stupidest senator (after Sheldon Whitehouse) is part of it. Cotton is a blustering buffoon and a disgrace to any genome that resembles our human ones. Rubio continues the long line of Floridian traitors who take their marching orders from ancient people still shaking their fists at [now dead] Fidel Castro and ensuring that the US continues its pointless 60 year "embargo" that did nothing, does nothing, except drive money from morons to moron Rubio.

  • Jun 16, 2022 @ 02:33pm

    Flight from justice

    Tim writes:

    ... "evade justice"...
    The US Constitution in Article IV Section 2 says:
    ... "flee from justice"...
    People rarely "flee" or "evade" justice. They flee or evade from someone else's idea of what constitutes justice. For one example,2014-2020 police in the US killed almost 8,000 people, of which over 25% were Black -- more than double the per capita number of Black people in the United States (12.4%). Some of these people were running from murderers armed with 9mm "service" weapons, and some with AR-15 style weapons. In over 90% of the cases, the murderers were not charged with any crime because they had a shield on their uniform. They are the police. Evading the police or fleeing them seems to be something that anyone desiring to live should consider. It's not fleeing from "justice" nor "eluding" it. Bail is not supposed to punishment -- that would be unjust. It is meant to ensure the defendant shows to trial, and is not an ancillary byproduct of the process, but it's intent: "Bail is not a fine. It is not supposed to be used as punishment. The purpose of bail is simply to ensure that defendants will appear for trial and all pretrial hearings for which they must be present."

  • Jun 16, 2022 @ 02:06pm

    LRNs and ANI

    First, if you're referring to LRNs, not only is that for inbound calls only, but unfortunately that doesn't apply to end-users except for landlines. For Cell and VoIP, as far as the PSTN is concerned that's not YOUR phone, but that of your provider. If you're referring to ANI, that's indeed outbound, but unfortunately that doesn't apply to end-users except for landlines (POTS/1FBs) and PRIs. Depending on your cell carrier, it may be that they deliver ANI=CLID, but nobody outbounds spam on a cellular service, so it's moot here. A call-center or robo-call operation will initiate calls with the ability to spoof CLID, and their upstream may set ANI=CLID which makes this ineffective. One could "regulate" or "legislate" that each carrier must ensure that incoming calls from end-users destined for the PSTN must be valid, but the side effect of that is that the end-user can only have one upstream and no redundancy. This COULD be resolved by those regulations/legislation requiring upstream to route in OTHER providers' numbers providing they have a client relationship with the end-user of that number. It would be akin to a "port-in request without any actual port-in". Benefits: no spoofing CLID. All calls have an originator that can be tracked, indexed, totaled, and slow-started. I don't see our government doing anything that serious about it. It would reduce THEIR ability to spam us with donation requests and "political speech." Take as an example how much "squeaking" and "bruhaha" exists just for an NPA overlay or split, and that requires zero paperwork, and about 1 minute of programming per large swath of dialed numbers. The requirement above would require lots of paperwork for EACH TN you intend to use.

  • Jun 15, 2022 @ 06:27pm

    Not answering phone calls from unknown callers.

    A while ago it was "Don't open email from addresses you don't know." Spammers changed their database from "Hey I harvested this email and details" to "I harvested this email and details and here is everyone in their contacts list." Quickly the cross-referencing was done and now I get lots of email from "my friend" . Soon the same will be true, and just add CLID spoofing, and that call from Aunt Minnie will be Jim from Auto Warranty. A long time ago a wise person said "You can't solve societal problems with technology." I don't remember who it was, but I remember thinking "Now that can't be right!" I took that back on January 6th.

  • Jun 15, 2022 @ 09:29am


    Politicians always do carve outs. "CAN SPAM but it's ok for political speech." "Stop the robocallers but not for political donation begs, speech, and whatever our friends with the lobby money want." It's not hard to see that our system will never fix this. I put a CAPTCHA on my phone. Spam calls went from 4/day to 0. No more "Richard from the police benevolent association who's just a well trained AI, no more car warranty, no more toner for the laser printer, no more winning free trips, etc. If you have access to a VoIP server, it's trivial and close to free. There are lots of providers offering that. I rolled my own. Callers have to answer the complex question of "What is two plus two." When they train the AI to get that right, I'll make it a more nebulous question.

  • Jun 13, 2022 @ 12:10am

    Fitbit says 3.5 hrs/night is not enough sleep. But... it's not human and it can't feel. So what does it really know?

    Hey, I apologize in offending anyone. I am really running ragged... a lot to do, not enough time to sleep, eat, etc. But hey, I thought it was a spirited conversation. E

  • Jun 12, 2022 @ 07:04am

    Minors and alcohol

    You were saying?
    I sure was, but thanks for the link (sorry, WordPress doesn't copy that) showing that after the magic of waving her magic wand in 1984, Good Wich Glenda saw 42% of 12th-graders 12 and 42% of high-school seniors still abusing those substances they can't possibly purchase, possess, or consume. If you're thinking "Wait, 42% sounds an awful lot like 42%" that's because 12th grade is an awful lot like high-school seniors but there's our FTC showing us the writing skills of ... alcohol-laden high-school writing talents.
    I guess you can’t stand someone else being right,
    Thank you for your guess, but unfortunately today is not the "guess random things" game. No, today is part of the "Week of just tell it like it is, not how you wish it were if the man in orange won." Bzzt and zero points awarded.
    which is why you feel the need to engage in Kindergarten-level behavior,
    Do you have a license to psychoanalyze people's feelz and their needz and their level of education/behavior on the Internet. I thought that was reserved by Section 7 of the APA Principles of Medical Ethics to require in-person examinations. Still, you ARE a poster on Techdirt, and you PROBABLY could afford to park in the lot of a Holiday Inn Express for the night, so why not analyze me. Sadly, though, no. Those are not my feelings nor my needs.
    such as picking on minor, easy to make typos.
    Yes, do excuse yourself as if "because it's easy it's ok not to proofread your work" or "have some modicum of pride in what you expect others to read." Doubtless you're also fond of "I read part of the original article, and skimmed one of the 200 replies, but I can't be bothered with all that. So now read my opinion. [click "Email me when someone gave a hoot"] No. As the lady says "That's not how it works." Is it easy to make a typographical error? Sure. Us encryption folk count on it. Some percentage of the time our algorithm implementations purposely flag a right answer as wrong and figure MAYBE you will think you typo'd it, switch to another, and you won't get it. MAYBE you'll type it over very carefully... good job... if we can waste 5-10 seconds of every wannabe hacker's password crack try it works out for us. OR MAYBE you're so stupid you'll just retype that password again as fast as you can, and never think a thing of it, which also means never contribute to public statistics about idiots. We who know the stats... we know. Most of the time (it's in the 85-90% area but never mind that source) the password was right. The algorithm was tainted to lie to you and said it wasn't. You just brilliantly repeated the same pwd, and got in, and promptly forgot about it, didn't FaceBook about it, and until you read this note never thought a thing of it. Keyspace in encryption and typos in a written medium are surprisingly connected. The odds are when there are 72 character you can type ([A-Z]|[a-z]|[0-9]|[special characters that shouldn't be held back...]) the odds of you getting one character right max out at 1:1 and min out at 1:72. Two characters? Max: 1:1 and min 1:5184. So if you're writing your epic tome and you "only made a widdwe typo, geez, mom, don't climb all over me" it's not because typographical errors are hard to make. You failed to check your work, proofread it, have peer review, and take a good solid link. Whose, who's and whos'. It's, its, and its'. There, their, and they're. Make excuses to your teacher. They're paid to not leave you behind. Readers on the ENTIRE FN INTERNET don't need your illiteracy or attempts to excuse it. Two letters. One in 5000 shot of getting it right. Start proofreading or getting a second pair of eyes before the whining starts. Or is it just a shrill shriek. You'll have to mansplain that to me.

  • Jun 12, 2022 @ 06:37am

    Closed loops and rights vs privileges

    You know, I could have sworn Ehud Gavron was discussing insulin pumps and blood glucose regulators in the US,
    Swear away -- you'd be right. TL;DR the whole "Type I diabetes melitus" and "Type II diabetes melitus" and various side effects would become moot if the instant-meter and insulin-dispenser were linked in a tight feedback loop (without heterodyning). This would tremendously improve the lives of ONE IN NINE PEOPLE ON EARTH RIGHT NOW. But the manufacturers of both types of devices refuse to allow this. It's not just "can't have Johnny from the auto shop come over n' fix'n up my wheelchair." It's literally taking 11% of people and saying "no more glucose spikes. so your eyesight, your hands, your feet, all good. See you in three months. [Twelve if you're a US person without Congressmen's special insurance. Europe has the US beat on this one so bad...] And THAT was the "TL" portion... Copyright and other laws are used --in the US-- to prevent people from using a glucometer tied into an insulin pump to automatically regulate blood glucose. There are half a billion diabetics on this little globe (roughly 11% of everyone you know, or 1/9 people if you round down.) Their problem isn't "keeping blood sugar low/high" but rather preventing the spikes that come with the finger-stick gom jabbar thing only happening 2 or 3 times a day. The constant-hooked electronic reader fixes the input side of that cycle, and tying it to the insulin pump fixes the outputs of that cycle [for Type I -- insulin dependent -- but that distinction would be rendered meaningless with such a system].
    but what do I know? After all, it’s not like he added a point-by-point discussion of the Bill of Rights or anything to clarify matters. Q-/
    My point there is that there are privileges, some which we're granted because we breathe, and some because we pass certain tests (driving, flying an aircraft, serving alcohol to drunken people at a bar, etc.) THOSE we are granted, but they are not inherently ours. They CAN [and frequently are] [be] taken away. RIGHTS are things that are not supposed to be taken away, nor can we give them up, not even in a contract of adhesion with a sociopath who supports racism and sexism on the shop floor of his EV mfg facility. AND YET, when it comes to RIGHTS, most USexicans don't even know the basic tenets of the backbone of our Bill of Rights. I enumerated them a couple of days ago. Without reading back... can you state the gist of 3AM, 6AM, 7AM, 8AM, and oh btw is it 4AM or 5AM that says the guv'mint can't take any part of your home, and yet the FBI [an investigative agency that is doing policing work without such a mandate] takes over your home, "seizes" your important XBOX, PS4, USB sticks, CDs, DVDs, and anything you "appeared to hide." Could be evidence you're a 9/11 Saudi. Could be you cheated on your husband and the other guy sent pictures/demands. Could be your kids' inheritance you'd rather they find out about AFTER you're dead and BEFORE they kill you for it. (That would be the South part of the US, and Florida Man is out there...) ...and yet one piece of paper handed over a door threshold has people giving up all their rights. Some people close the door on the Fibbies and call a lawyer. Some people say that's too expensive. Sure, save a dollar today and pay for it in the next ten years of them litigating you into financial oblivion. Crash quiz: Which Bill of Rights part provides the right to a "Speedy Trial", and what is "Speedy" when you have to pay for every 0.1hr of your lawyer (or 0.3 if you have 3) and he Guv'mint has unlimited coffers, refilled by all of us no later than once a year? If you said the 8th Amendment, congratulations! You and that box of rocks tied. It's really 6AM that addresses that. SO hey, please make fun of me for bringing up two things: 1. The "Right to repair" is a RIGHT, not a PRIVILEGE, and while wheelchairs aren't sexy and repairing them is kind of a mechanical (menial?) thing (that tradesmen do? Do we still respect tradesmen, or only when the toilet is stopped up or drywall needs mastick or ...) DO NOT GIVE UP THESE RIGHTS nor let anyone ASSUME that you gave them up. Until you VOLUNTARILY GIVE UP YOUR RIGHTS they remain with you. (Shades of that other thread and women's rights to their bodies.)
    1. Knowing your rights is one way to help protect them. One would think in a progressive democracy the STATE or the SYSTEM would work with you to ensure your rights are safe. Sadly there is no prize under your seat; the state is not "going high when they go low" and your rights are so violated... you might as well read the Bill of Rights.
    Was that Too Long; Didn't Read also?

  • Jun 11, 2022 @ 11:25am

    Godwin's Law

    How does Godwin relate to this discussion? Do you need a refresher on what Godwin’s law is?
    Thanks, but no. Godwin's Law was coined on Usenet in 1990. Back then as a discussion devolved eventually someone would compare something to Nazis or Hitler... and Mike Godwin (great guy!) coined the phrase. It's no longer 1990, and Usenet has been usurped by more interactive systems, and Godwin's Law applies to any discussion that devolves rapidly. In this exact case the "discussion" has gone from Trump's Mastodon failure to abortion, women's rights, and finally people stepped on board to offer fairly judgmental opinions. I could have said "put a fork in it" but I didn't want to offend anyone who loves forks.

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