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  • FOIA Request Unveils Secret CIA-Produced Documentary About CIA Agents Captured & Held In China For Decades

    that_id ( profile ), 03 Jun, 2011 @ 05:19pm

    So Disney will try to copyright the terms 'CIA, China, youtube...'

  • FBI 'Thwarts' Another Of Its Own Bomb Plots

    that_id ( profile ), 09 Dec, 2010 @ 11:19am

    Re: Re: Re: silly FBI, they should have refered him to Al Qaeda ! so if their bombs are fake ?

    This is simpy the FBI trying to catch a little good press. Unfortunately, it forces the real enemy to spawn a craftier class new recruits every time they use these dumbed-down moves. It really is low-hanging fruit, sadly it is just laziness on our part due in no small part of our generation's need for instant results to everything.

  • Olympics Continues Threatening ICANN Because It Won't Block All Olympics-Related Terms

    that_id ( profile ), 02 Dec, 2010 @ 02:55pm

    Re: Re: Subject

    The IOC is a monopoly on a several thousand year old planet-wide international tradition.
    For them to try to claim IP rights on the Olympics is about as dumb as trying to copyright or trademark dirt.
    If they ever were successful, I would love to see "International ___ Committees" pop-up for every new sport that is adopted by the Olympics, then charge the IOC for using 'their sport.'

  • Why The Wikileaks Document Release Is Key To A Functioning Democracy

    that_id ( profile ), 01 Dec, 2010 @ 09:09am

    Re: Republic v. Democracy

    One things for sure, the USA is definitely a 'dontreadabookiarchy.'

  • Why The Wikileaks Document Release Is Key To A Functioning Democracy

    that_id ( profile ), 01 Dec, 2010 @ 09:07am

    Re: Re: You can't have it both ways

    Well, I think that the msm is mostly upset because they had been planning on fluff pieces and deciding that the only thing worth reporting was the lame duck session for the next month. Now that they all have to compete with each other through the holiday season and wake up from their 'long winter's nap' they're all acting indignant.

  • Whether Or Not The TSA Has Ever Caught A Terrorist Is Apparently A State Secret

    that_id ( profile ), 22 Nov, 2010 @ 02:10pm

    Re: Normally I'd defend Security Classification...

    So who's more corrupt? A religious fundamentalist, a politician, or a lawyer?

    There's a difference?

  • Whether Or Not The TSA Has Ever Caught A Terrorist Is Apparently A State Secret

    that_id ( profile ), 22 Nov, 2010 @ 02:06pm

    Re: Re: TSA fails

    the trick is that the plane has to land before you go through customs. I'm pretty certain that one of the criteria for a successful plane hijacking is that you do it before you de-board the plane...

  • Man Strips Down For TSA, Told He Still Needed To Be Groped; Arrested For Failing To Complete Security Process

    that_id ( profile ), 22 Nov, 2010 @ 01:52pm

    ahhh, me thinks that business travel attire will quickly become the wearing of a man-speedo underneath a trench coat. Maybe even throw in a light coat of oil...

  • Why Voting For COICA Is A Vote For Censorship

    that_id ( profile ), 22 Nov, 2010 @ 12:17pm

    Re:

    Are the sites in question not in fact "dedicated to infringing activities"? Can you make the case that they are not? =========================== Easy, same way that I don't have to prove that I'm not a murderer. Guilt has to be proved, not innocence.

  • Brazilian TV Host Gets Court To Demand Google Censor Results Pointing To A Movie She Was Once In

    that_id ( profile ), 15 Nov, 2010 @ 12:06pm

    court system in Brazil is "tired"

    and that the court system in Brazil is "tired" of deciding whether or not search engines are responsible for the content to which they link.
    ===========================

    I'm pretty certain that Brazil's 'tired' court system will have dug it's own grave with these decisions.
    Since the precedent has now been set, I can only imagine these types of claims will begin to overwhelm the courts very quickly.

  • Brazilian TV Host Gets Court To Demand Google Censor Results Pointing To A Movie She Was Once In

    that_id ( profile ), 15 Nov, 2010 @ 12:01pm

    Re: Re: I know that movie.

    maybe if it instead portrayed her as a killer robo-pedophile from the future, she wouldn't have had a problem with it...

  • Are 'Indiscreet' Images On Social Networks Really Having An Impact On Elections?

    that_id ( profile ), 10 Nov, 2010 @ 07:52am

    Re:

    seriously, good article up until the point the author loses all credibility with that statement... lol, smart...

  • Democrats Are From Cablevision & Republicans Are From Fox In Retransmission Fee Dispute?

    that_id ( profile ), 20 Oct, 2010 @ 06:37am

    Dems want it fair and GOP wants the market to decide? Work together AND help the consumer at the same time by making cafeteria plans for channel line-ups a mandatory offering by ALL cable and satellite.

  • Fox Extends Cablevision Blackout To Hulu… Temporarily

    that_id ( profile ), 18 Oct, 2010 @ 09:09am

    Re: Re: Re: Umm...research?

    Not really certain that this is a net-nuetrality issue so much as an anti-trust issue.
    If this is the model that the content providers who own Hulu are going to use this platform as, then the question has to be raised. If they are planning on collaborating with the other major networks, putting the advertising revenue under one company that works for all of them (Hulu), then only allowing their content to stream online thru that one outlet (, hence cutting out all other (cable company types) via the IP 'airwaves' which is arguably most definitely going to replace coax someday...) then they are seriously cutting out the only 'competition' for this market before it ever gets off the ground.
    Hulu should be watched as a shell company offering it's providers an avenue for price-fixing and anti-trust of it's ad revenue VERY carefully in the future.

  • Verizon CEO Actually Recognizes That People Want To Cut The Cord

    that_id ( profile ), 29 Sep, 2010 @ 08:59am

    Between Hulu+ and Netflix, I can access almost any (HD)TV shows or movies I want right off of my PS3. For the shows that aren't on the PS3 version of Hulu+, I just switch over to my HTPC which is also connected right to my TV. The occasional movie that I can't get streaming, well fortunately I have enough patience that I can wait for Netflix to mail it to me.
    Home phone? Who needs it. I've moved about 10 times in as many years for work, my number changes constantly due to area providers. Started using MagicJack, number stays the same for years, I don't even plug it in, it just forwards to my cell so I don't have to give that number out.
    Cut the cord already. Get your home wired with ethernet instead of coax and phone jacks and tell your local provider to shove those 'bundles' where the sun doesn't shine. A generation has figured out a way to deliver their own 'cafeteria plan' for media because cable & sat couldn't/wouldn't offer it.

  • How The Attempted Censorship Of File Sharing Sites Avoids Due Process

    that_id ( profile ), 24 Sep, 2010 @ 09:16am

    Wow, where does that stop?
    AG: I'm not telling the cops to rough this guy up for a confession, but I'll provide immunity to the cops in case they do...

    AG: I can't issue warrants to search these homes, but if they get searched by ...anyone, immunity will be provided for tips leading to any arrests.

  • Cocoa Genome Released… But Is It Really In The Public Domain?

    that_id ( profile ), 23 Sep, 2010 @ 08:32am

    Doesn't the very involvement of the USDA (publicly tax funded)in these findings automatically imply it is public domain?

  • If Sarah Palin Has Someone Else Doing Her Facebooking, Is She A Criminal?

    that_id ( profile ), 10 Sep, 2010 @ 12:11pm

    So, an amputee that can't type is unable to have a facebook page because someone else would have to input the information for them?
    Where do a website's 'Terms of use polices' being enforced by the federal goverment collide with the government's enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act?

  • Ancient Online Shopping Cart Patent Still Biting Retailers

    that_id ( profile ), 10 Sep, 2010 @ 12:07pm

    Re: When the Prior Art is in a book....

    "and that book had a web store with shopping cart as its core."

    Not certain I understand. There was a web-store depicted in the book with a shopping cart? Or was there an actual website upon which the book was sold (via shoping cart?)

    If it was just depicted in the book, it could be argued 'fiction' unless there was a detailed process on creating it live, with an example website to prove it.

    Otherwise, I'm going out and patenting the flux-capacitor just like in the movie, just in case anyone ever actually makes one.

  • Ancient Online Shopping Cart Patent Still Biting Retailers

    that_id ( profile ), 10 Sep, 2010 @ 12:00pm

    Suprising that Amazon didn't just 'settle' by buying these idiots' stupid little fail company.
    Then they could have turned around and acted like they invented the shopping cart and started suing everyone.

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