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Current Topic: Politics and Law

Bush on the Constitution: 'It's just a goddamned piece of paper'
Topic: Politics and Law 11:01 am EST, Dec 18, 2005

The title doesn't say everything because he said some other equally horrifying things, too.

More of good ol' Dubya letting everyone know what he really thinks of "our" form of government.

Bush on the Constitution: 'It's just a goddamned piece of paper'

Pat Robertson, religious zealot, makes terrorist threats against Dover, PA
Topic: Politics and Law 12:13 am EST, Nov 11, 2005

Dover recently voted to have intelligent design removed from their area's school curriculum, to which Mr. Robertson responded by threatening disaster and pain in the form of the "Wrath of God" upon the entire area.

Considering that in 1988 he made the same types of threats against Florida, specifically threatening hurricanes in fact, I think it's time to arrest the bastard and begin looking into his terrorist network.

Pat Robertson, religious zealot, makes terrorist threats against Dover, PA

Bush attempts to appoint Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court.
Topic: Politics and Law 8:17 am EDT, Oct  3, 2005

Words can not express how just *stunned* I am at this.


Apparently her major qualification is that she was helping Bush pick the *other* judicial appointees. At least she wasn't previously presiding over Cat Fancier judges or something.

I am just stunned. The Senate are going to tear her into little bloody chunks.

Bush attempts to appoint Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court.

Tanya Andersen files countersuit against the RIAA!
Topic: Politics and Law 10:13 pm EDT, Oct  2, 2005

Finally, FINALLY, someone is standing up to the RIAA and taking them to task over their racketeering.

The woman is countersuing the RIAA on pretty much every little illegal thing they've been doing (hiring a company that installs spyware, claiming debts are owed that do not exist, filing lawsuits that they have no intention of seeing through, making threats and falsely representing facts, etc).


It's one thing to protect one's interested from criminal activity. It's entirely another to repeatedly break a whole raft of laws while doing so.

Tanya Andersen files countersuit against the RIAA!

Christopher Walken in 2008!
Topic: Politics and Law 2:00 am EDT, Aug 15, 2005

Okay, I'll admit I have my doubts as to whether or not this is serious, but if it is, well... I'd sooner vote for Walken than practically anyone else who would run.

Christopher Walken in 2008!

Sasser author gets 21-month *suspended* sentence
Topic: Politics and Law 2:12 pm EDT, Jul  8, 2005

Well, frankly, I'm a little astonished to see the German court system taking a reasonable approach to this situation. If this were an American trial, they'd probably still be tallying up the zeros for what they'd be trying to fine him in restitution.

It does appear that the judge took into consideration a number of factors, Sven's (the author of Sasser) age, the fact that he'd been working on code to try and actively hunt down and eliminate other viruses (which old heads know to be a mook's game--but it's nice every now and then to see someone naieve enough to try anyway), and most particularly, that he *isn't* one of the evil criminal mastermind types who would have otherwise probably tried to take advantage of such a bug, if a relatively harmless kid hadn't inadvertently drawn the attention of the entire planet to it first.

I'm not saying it's a good thing that Sasser wreaked havoc world-wide, but it's a far better thing that these incidents happen in a relatively harmless manner, rather than having a worm with a truly malicious payload go 'round the planet scrapping people's spreadsheets, budgets, and other works in progress. I mean, seriously--someone could probably strap a bit of code into a healthy worm that would encrypt all the doc files on someone's system and leave a message with a URL for where to enter a credit card to pay $5 for the key, and make a sizeable sum of money (and billions of enemies). Smart criminals *are* out there. Let's just be glad the worst incidents we're seeing are coming from people who are just a little airheaded. :)

Sasser author gets 21-month *suspended* sentence

Student discovers calculator flaw
Topic: Politics and Law 4:57 pm EDT, Jun  9, 2005

Yes, apparently someone discovered that by pressing two keys on the keypad of a handheld calculator issued for standardized test, the calculator will display the result in fractions instead of decimal representation.

Now the question is merely how long it's going to take them to bring this kid up on charges for "circumvention" or crimes against the DMCA. He's bound to get kicked out of school for this.

Student discovers calculator flaw

Tennessee Senators arrested by the FBI!
Topic: Politics and Law 3:28 pm EDT, May 26, 2005

w00t! Sounds like a great start to the weekend to me!

Tennessee Senators arrested by the FBI!

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