Monthly Archives: June 2013

bloomberg’s gaffe

Another Bloomberg gaffe … Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Friday that police “disproportionately stop whites too much and minorities too little” as compared to murder suspects’ descriptions…. In Michael Bloomberg’s defense, I don’t think Mr. Bloomberg’s statement is necessarily evidence of … Continue reading

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teenager charged and might face long prison sentence for non-crime

A teenager, Justin Carter, makes a completely fake threat (with a “just kidding” and “laughing out loud” to punctuate the statement) in the context of a multi-player online game. Article here and here. Even if not convicted, he’ll spend months … Continue reading

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snowden betrayed gov’t, not the people

According to Snowden’s father, that is. Snowden’s father, Lonnie Snowden, said the following: “He has in fact broken U.S. law, in a sense that he has released classified information. And if folks want to classify him as a traitor, in … Continue reading

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software to verify accuracy of online dating profile

It compares the online dating information to a Facebook profile. It looks like it’s “opt-in”-oriented, however. In other words, if I enter my information on the online dating site, and if I have a Facebook profile, then I can use … Continue reading

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patent and computer crime law reform

Patent law – might be reformed at some point. The US Federal Trade Commission will investigate rampant and economically damaging “patent trolls.” Computer crime law – might be reformed too, potentially. Named after Aaron Swartz, who committed suicide after feeling … Continue reading

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legal system run amuck, phone edition

A complex case in the legal sense, but really not that hard to follow. A 20-year old man has consensual sex with a 16-year old (legal in California; it’s worth noting that she claimed she was 18 though). He records … Continue reading

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vs2013 and .net4.5.1 preview

Obviously appealing to software developers on the Microsoft tech stack. This is a small but incredibly convenient enhancement for those of us who, like me, do a lot of debugging… “As just one example, .NET developers have been asking for … Continue reading

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