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  • Jun 30, 2022 @ 06:09pm

    Again, that’s a news headline. No so accurate in reality. What happened is the court overturned a procedural error. One that made case precedent more powerful than actual law. And at the same time deprived the states of making constitutional laws of their own. This error has been corrected. It’s up to congress to make any national laws. A court can not and must not legislate from the bench! What’s funny is we love giving up our rights, don’t we? How many people realise that a jury has the right and duty to acquit a guilty party by invalidating the law. Despite the nonsense judges occasionally spew in jury instructions.

  • Jun 30, 2022 @ 12:09pm

    Could be. There’s a reason each version of the hackers’ dictionary covers more than one definition for many terms. Regional variation. I use the terms I grew up with, same era as your rents. The point here is stepping into an open door in a community where an open door is an invitation to enter… is not illegal. Fucking up thebdtuff inside is.

  • Jun 30, 2022 @ 11:59am

    Having a different opinion doesn’t mark one a troll. The premise dates to the 80s but comes from MUDs. A troll sits in the corner, reading, waiting. Attacks simply to attack. And slinks off at the first sign of resistance. As opposed to flamers. Who are only interested in long drawn out fighting by taking a stance simply to be contrary. Neither fits myself. I have rational, if heated, discussion on topics. my sources may be wrong. And if I’m clearly wrong I admit it. That’s why I’m here. To be corrected when wrong and correct others when they are wrong. I debate. Something congress needs to return to. I’m not partisan. Every US party would toss me out in a second over one stance or another.

  • Jun 30, 2022 @ 11:51am

    Of all the things people pick on…? 🫤 There are literally over 50 markdown languages. Hundreds when you properly count markdown as a markup subset. It took multiple tries to get embedded html to work here. But I figured it out eventually. And don’t intend to utilise it often. This site uses some variation close to wiki. But not completely compatible. It’s a strong style with closure. Making long run formatting easier. But sacrifices ease and swiftness for that. Good for the twitface generation. I’m from the Usenet and BBS era. I still write long messages (obviously). I prefer soft single for markdown, and strong closure for languages. Funny how the entire industry has flipped to the opposite. Picking on someone’s markdown issues is a bit of bullying. In my view.

  • Jun 29, 2022 @ 07:45pm

    Grr Fn autocorrect


  • Jun 29, 2022 @ 07:44pm

    More accurately

    If you leave your car running at the gas station and go inside. If you leave the car open and I climb inside and look, you’ve granted public access. you may get criminal trespass to stick. But nothing more. If climb in and drive off, that’s theft. Same as I’d I take your radio. Or a book sitting on the seat. If I change your stations, move the seat, turn in the heater; that’s abuse. (of private property). Now assuming you locked the door to the running car, if o pick the lock or send a fake RFID/BT command to open the door, cracking. And if I gouge out the steering hub or require the transmission Locke to drive away without a key/fob on an auto start or auto run, that’s hacking. See the idea?

  • Jun 29, 2022 @ 07:37pm

    It’s not, and at least from the CIS industry, never was. The hacking is the act of unauthorised access. Here, assuming everything reported is true, there is no unauthorised entry. An open access google drive is by its nature open access Walking into an open house, as above, is not hacking. Coming back 12 hours later when it’s locked and entering anyway, is. You need to hack, as in break open a window or door, or crack, as in pick the lock or decipher security, to gain unauthorised access.

  • Jun 29, 2022 @ 07:30pm

    Baby safe drops have been in place for a LONG time. No I’d, no questions asked. Fire houses are but one of many places. Many hospitals, clinics, even some schools also participate.

  • Jun 29, 2022 @ 07:26pm

    troll? How so? As for extra text, not everyone understands link syntax. Most don’t. So a statement as to removing extra text from a link is quite subjective. What can be removed is not a common knowledge. As far as I can see all links on this page are well formed. But I’m not going to go looking through the embedded ones. So either you are pointing to something indirectly that I’m not seeing, or your simply wrong. And I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt because even Mike has acknowledged that threading isn’t working right.

  • Jun 29, 2022 @ 06:53pm

    You can speak freely here. Nobody has censored your comments! They’re all available for any and all to see.

  • Jun 29, 2022 @ 06:51pm

    Personally I think liberty is more to the point. However as long as religious brainwashing continues the premise of “life” gets in the way. Clearly without explicit statement, this will never be settled. So, settle it! That’s what congress is supposed to be doing. Making laws.

  • Jun 29, 2022 @ 05:41pm


    “In response to the Supreme Court’s recent assault on female bodily autonomy
    That’s absolute shite and if you actually read the texts you’d realise that. There is no ban here. There is no constitutional or federal protection of a right to abortion. So the states can set their own rules. It’s up to the federal lawmakers to decide if they wish to do what they should have done years ago! Amend the constitution! Or pass a law. Until then the state has the right to legislate as it deems fit. Honestly I think the only solution is to make abortion and all sexual care a right via amendment as any law for or against will be fought by the opposition in court.

  • Jun 29, 2022 @ 05:24pm


    …if the Court would like not to see that constitutional right extinguished too,
    Too? As far as I’ve seen we haven’t actually lost any constitutional rights. A court is incapable of doing that. Even the Supreme Court.

  • Jun 29, 2022 @ 05:05pm

    I mean, I get it but…

    “because walking to the tub and quickly turning a dial is clearly too much to ask
    The premise here o assume is coming home from an evil day at work. 10 minutes away your smart tub turns on and fills to the perfect temperature. You pull into your self-sensing garage and walk out of your car, which shuts off since your not in it. You slowly strip leaving a trail of clothing for your home-bot to pick up, sort, and launder for you in your connected AIO washer dryer. And slip into a nice warm bath. I get it. But Until we get a few billion micro-satellites in a geo-synchronised ring and have direct beam per-person private mobile lan… not really all that smart.

  • Jun 29, 2022 @ 04:58pm

    What? Changing the power of the jet output to different pressures throughout the experience to reach to reach the perfect oooohhhhh! “If you build it they will…” er never mind.

  • Jun 29, 2022 @ 04:38pm

    “and deletes stuff, is that “unauthorized access” and a violation of the CFAA?”
    I think the key here is vandalism. The deleting. Along with:
    …“deleted, added, reorganized, renamed…
    Is this not abuse? Abuse outside of security research? Not “hacking” or “cracking”, but most definitely abuse. This is very different than simply visiting an open directory and accessing/reading, public facing resources. This is intentionally causing mischief, vandalism. I get your concern for security researchers, but this is far more than than finding and reporting issues

  • Jun 29, 2022 @ 04:23pm


    I have mixed feelings on this. On one side: 5a and 6a cover this already as the foundational rights of our union republic. You can be held accountable/found guilty even if ignorant to law. There is no mandate in law or constitution to tell a suspect/criminal about the first amendment. On the other side we have the reality that most Americans know the constitutional text less than legal immigration applicants. Not knowing a fundamental right should not remove said right. Where I agree fully with others here is ML has created an ATM out of police departments and governmental funds. And not always rightfully. Failure to make aware aware of, and violation of your rights, should squash a case. Not entitle you to public money. One real reaction here is going to be cops not telling people their 5a/6a rights and many, many, cases being tossed, or overturned. Another is going to be a whole bunch of poor people with could-care-less defenders going to jail. And there’s always the moral aspect to this. Should a person who did the crime, and admitted they did the crime, and can be proven to have done the crime, get away with the crime simply for not knowing they didn’t need to, could have not have, confessed? I’m torn on this one

  • Jun 29, 2022 @ 03:19pm


    There is no federal law or constitutional dictation on abortion so the court correctly sent it back to the states to address in law. If congress were to make and pass a law or amendment to the constitution then it would be a federal concer.
    state-level gun regulations?
    Is a federal issue as it’s part of the constitution.
    environmental protection?
    I’m not sure what your referring to.
    Miranda Rights?
    I’ll cover later
    Church and State?
    Not sure I’ve seen any issue here, yet. As concerning it is as a topic. But the wall still looks to stand. For now.
    Long-term consequences?
    Well, that’s nothing new This is the first I’ve seen that appears to be political alone in reason.

  • Jun 29, 2022 @ 03:04pm


    Wait, how are we supposed to communicate when %%% word %%% is banned from %%% common discussion, from from %%% ability to use %%% word %%% to discuss %%% use of %%%?

  • Jun 29, 2022 @ 02:59pm

    Who’s to blame?

    We’ll skip right over the “knife to a gun fight” stupidity. The newspaper should be allowed to publish what it was given. If the officer is harassed or hurt or killed as a result, the whole of the state’s attorney’s office is a conditional fault and the person releasing unredacted at full. And the officer (or his survivors/trust) is this in a position to file against them.

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