circ_bamboo: (kirk_saltshaker)
i'm used to stupid-ass "i'm better than you at food" shit from my mom but i don't goddamn need it from my dad too.

choice quotes; cw: food policing, etc )
circ_bamboo: (kirk_saltshaker)
[cn: suicide]

Orin Kerr is one of the few lawyers in the country who has been both a prosecutor and a defense attorney for IP and privacy related cases involving the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the Wire Fraud statutes. He defended Lori Drew in United States v. Drew (you might remember the case as involving the girl who committed suicide after getting bullied on MySpace and the government prosecuting the mother under this act for violating the TOS of MySpace) and, despite his presence on a libertarian-to-conservative legal blog, has no dog in this race. In fact, he's been calling for re-writing the CFAA for more than two years now, because he dislikes how vague it has become.

I highly recommend reading his extremely even-handed treatment of the case. It gets a tad legalese-y, because the main audience of the websites is lawyers, law professors, and law students, but it contains some very important information.

Part 1: The Charges
Part 2: The Prosecutor's Actions

And, as a bonus, Kerr's work on the CFAA.

The articles are not perfect; he falls into a couple of logical fallacies, but they do not invalidate his main argument. He apparently doesn't know literally everything there is to know about how JSTOR works, but he knows a lot more about how the CFAA is charged than anyone else on the planet.
circ_bamboo: (kirk_saltshaker)
This. Because this. Although heed the SPOILERS FOR SKYFALL warning.

More tea? (640 words) by faviconseren_ccd
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: RED (2010), Skyfall (2012), James Bond (Movies)
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: M (James Bond), Female M (James Bond), Victoria Winslow
Summary:

Good friends go to your funeral. Fabulous friends offer you employment. Over tea. James Bond/RED crossover.

Looper

Sep. 29th, 2012 10:57 pm
circ_bamboo: (Default)
So Mr. Bamboo and I went to see Looper tonight, as it's got pretty high Rotten Tomato ratings and he's rather fond of Bruce Willis.

I don't even know if it was a good movie or not. I'd have to go see it about three more times to determine that and I am not in the least prepared to do that right now. I'm curled up in a blanket with ice cream at the moment because jesus fuck was that a traumatic movie.

It wasn't so much that people kept dying, it was that Bruce Willis killed two five-year-olds. The first one--they didn't sugar-coat it. They also didn't show it on the screen at all, but . . . I don't even. It wasn't--I had no idea it was coming, although, I mean, it's definitely a Dystopia, with drugs and sex workers and the mob and all sorts of violence and the weird mix of technology that is usually attendant. Oh well. *shrugs*

Actually, I loved the world-building. But, uh, don't go expecting to see Die Hard.

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