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  • Sep 3rd, 2021 @ 6:47pm

    Thats Some Lack of Self Awarness

    Wow you are a pice of work mike.

    Reading that article where Wajahat Ali does nothing but exaggerate upon his previous exaggerations. I'm rather new here. I didnt realize you were that much off your rocker insane as to take something ass off the rails as that article as truth.

    Sorry I have written some good articles and assumed you were a little more level headed. You are clearly insane. Algorithmic psychosis. You need to unplug for a bit and also get some therapy, like a lot of therapy.


  • Sep 3rd, 2021 @ 4:03pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: There is a sharp dividing line;its calle

    "So you are saying that you are allowed to take somebody's vehicle once they start driving for Uber because they have "surrendered [their vehicle] to public control"

    I'm saying that if I put my property to public interest I subject myself to "public control" as the courts have put it which is just another word for government regulation. Just because you don't see the pages and pages of regulation someone offering a service operates under does not mean it does not exist.

    I'm going to use the legal terms like "public control" correctly

    "When, therefore, one devotes his property to a use in which the public has an interest, he, in effect, grants to the public an interest in that use, and must submit to be controlled by the public for the common good, to the extent of the interest he has thus created. He may withdraw his grant by discontinuing the use; but, so long as he maintains the use, he must submit to the control."
    ~Cheif Justice Morrison Waite 1877

    If you dont know what it means ask. Don't assume for yourself that you know the meaning. You are not that smart.

  • Sep 3rd, 2021 @ 3:15pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:

    It is how the law works. However, with clauses in the TOS that attempt to force venue in Cali, California judges will bend heaven and earth to protect big tech. This is changing rapidly and more and more judges in other jurisdictions are refusing to allow jurisdiction to be moved to Cali because they know how stacked the deck is.

    There is a legal sea change going in in the rest of the country as it pertains to BigTech TOS, section 230, etc. and I know you feel it.

    Like I said 10 years ago it was just 'section 230. Dismissed!' More and more judges across the nation are allowing big tech cases to move forward and not dismissing under section 230.

  • Sep 3rd, 2021 @ 7:13am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Oh How Time Flies

    "My generation gave you home computers, advanced video games,"

    Your generation? Since you are saying my generation and not our generation I have to take that statement as meaning you are a boomer.

    And I hate to break the news to you but if you are a Boomer your generation didn't do shit.

    If you actually look, I mean actually look what you will see is a generational black hole.

    You wont see many boomers in the big names of the 20th Century tech boom. You will see a lot of Greatest Generation, and Silent Generation at the start, and then a lot of Gen-X.

    The boomers are a black hole. Thats one of the reasons the 70s were such a bad decade economically. The boomers had big plans but then they got high and fumbled the ball. It wasn't until the mids 80s early 90s when generation X got old enough to pick up the ball and run with it that things started moving again.

    Just look at the names.

    Kahn and Creff - TCP/IP - Silent generation
    Cooper - Mobile Phone - Silent Generation
    Zuse - Programable Computer - Greatest Generation
    Baer - Videogame Consul - Silent Generation
    Tomlinson - e-mail - Silent Generation
    Sutherland - GUI - Silent Generation
    Johnson - Touch Screen - Silent Generation
    Easton - GPS - Silent Generation
    Masuoka - Flash Memory - Silent Generation
    Russle - Optical Disk - Silent Generation
    Yokozawa - Laptop - Silent Generation

    Sorry I just have stop

    If we go chronologically we just end up with the great mid to late 80s early 90s young Gen-Xers we all know about.

    The only 2 real exceptions are people like Gates and Jobs but in a way they rode a wave Gen-X created. They had controlled the PC market for close to 2 decades before Gen-X made the market boom by giving a use for the PC that everyone wanted.

  • Sep 3rd, 2021 @ 6:39am

    Re: Re: Re: Duh!

    After discovery Mike. Lets see your contracts. Lets see which Tech companies are paying you for you opinion. Lets see those opinions and what you tell those tech companies.

    Hell you are running around on your blog saying that Tech TOS and the TOS enforcement shouldn't be specific because specificity can be abused by bad actors. At the same time you also brag about your influence within BigTech. Your big mouth, and the big mouth of other Wonks for contract like yourself, is at the very least providing the evidence needed move to discovery.

    After discovery the judge can decide to dismiss or not. If you haven't noticed this is happening more and more. More and more judges are denying motions to change venue to California, and allowing the process to move forward. 10 years ago this was unheard of where it was just 'section 230 dismissed!' the legal tides are changing and I know you feel it.

    So lets open the books Mike. Lets see how much influence you have and how much BigTech listens to you.

  • Sep 3rd, 2021 @ 6:28am

    Re: Re: Re:

    And this is why there are so many libel suits against BigTech in their moderation practices now. California think tank wonks like you think its okay to libel people in the act of moderation.

    'This MD's video was banned and his account was suspended for posting medical disinformation.'

    Thats libel. And YouTube FB etc shouldn't have immunity to libel people under the cover of moderation.

    P.S. You have no evidence.

  • Sep 2nd, 2021 @ 8:54pm

    Re: Duh!

    Evidence of what?

    Bad faith, duh!!!! If the author of the contract intentionally makes it ambiguous that is evidence of bad faith and unfair dealing. And as said before to get around section 230 you need to show evidence of bad faith.

    And remember this is civil court. Its not proof beyond a reasonable doubt. Its preponderance of the evidence 51%-49%. So a wonk like Mike and other arguing for bad faith and unfair dealing is important with civil court's lower standard of proof.

    The more statements you can show from people like Mike who work in and around tech arguing for ambiguous contracts the more the preponderance of the evidence shifts to the plaintiff.

  • Sep 2nd, 2021 @ 8:47pm

    Re: Re: I Read the Act

    " That's the unconstitutional part. As we already saw in Florida (which you falsely insisted would be found constitutional)."

    I never said that because I know how bad of a judge judge Hinkle is. I never expected Hinkle to rule any other way. He is an extreme left-wing ideologue. I did chime in when the judge Hinkle made his decision and said that I expect him to be overturned ... again ... because he is a bad judge who writes poor decisions and is using the same legal arguments he used in his last major decision that was overturned.

    I also said you were being stupid taking a victory lap and not even realizing how poorly written the decision was.

  • Sep 2nd, 2021 @ 8:39pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Oh How Time Flie

    "Millennials these days burn themselves out with plenty of bloated qualifications because "market forces"."

    I didn't burn myself out at all. Carefully selected the school that gave me an offer with the best engineering program. The program was a 5 year double major program which was perfect for me because I intended to redshirt my freshman year and had no intention of playing professionally so I was going to be in school for 5 years anyways.

    I chose computer science and computer engineering as my double major. There is a lot of overlap between computer engineering (CPE) and electrical engineering (EE) in terms of classes. By my junior year I found that I liked the EE classes better, especially power systems, I also saw the brick wall that was coming for "Tech" even before the 2001 market crash. Power was simply a better field for the long term. I carefully looked at the major requirements and saw that if I chose the right electives, classes that count for both CPE and EE, I would only be 3 300 level classes from also completing the requirements for a EE. So I finished my double major in 5, paid for 1 semester out of pocket after my scholarship ran took the remaining 3 EE classes and got my EE in 5 and a half. I graduated with 3 degrees in 5 and a half years and not a penny of debt.

    I've worked in power systems my entire life since graduating. I never spent a day in my life working in "tech" despite the other 2 degrees. But they are extremely helpful as that plays such a large role in the industry today with computer controls taking over what used to be analog.

    After a few years I just started taking one to two night classes a semester until I got my masters. It was really cool hybrid management/engineering program. So you take a high level engineering class one semester and a regulatory law class the next.

    Its not so Hustle culture its just having better foresight and planning. If you look at the sharp increase in diagnosed personality disorders amongst millennials, generation narcissist they have been called, its not hard to see why they suck. People with personality disorders are poor long term strategic thinkers. They can be brilliant short term tactical thinkers but they always screw themselves in the long game.

    That inability to do what I and other Gen-X did and just set a solid long term plan and stick with it is why Millennials are such failures. A millennial would think it takes like 10 years to get 3 degrees because that is what it would take them.

  • Sep 2nd, 2021 @ 8:12pm


    On all GRE tests engineers score damn near dead last in the writing section. If an engineer has impeccable spelling he isn't a very good engineer.

  • Sep 2nd, 2021 @ 9:21am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Intersting

    Like I said and you edited out, its a nice "little" piece of evidence. As Tim Pool said to Jack on Rogan grains of sand make a heap. You aren't the only think tank wonk who has argued that specificity is bad and ambiguity is good. That is a quite part you don't want to say out loud. It's a nice little piece of evidence to go into a much larger file. Keep supplying the grains of sand Mike.

  • Sep 2nd, 2021 @ 7:59am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Intersting

    "Judge: Who the fuck is Mike Masnick, and what law states that TOS can't be written ambiguously?"

    Mike Mansick is the founder of the silicon valley think tank The Copia Institute. His writitngs are easily provable to have influenced the decision of BigTech executives such as Jack Dorsey. See attached exhibits relating to his "Protocols, Not Platforms: A Technological Approach to Free Speech" paper and its subesquent adoption by Twitter and other big Tech Platforms.

    Judge: I see there is a prima facscia case that the defendents do both listen to him and act on his recomedations.

    Lawyer: Correct your honer.

    Judge: "what law states that TOS can't be written ambiguously?"

    Lawyer: Uh judge here is the syllabus from your contract law 101 class. Scholl down to week 2. Three things void a contract. 1) The parties are not legal persons. 2) There is no meeting of the minds, contract is ambiguous. 3) Violation of public policy.

    Judge: Oh yeah sorry I'm getting old and I've been listening to too many ignorant millennials on the internet.

    Judge: "Section 230 protects Twitter's moderation decisions regardless of what their TOS states. Also, approach the bench as I am going to bitch slap you for bringing up such a ridiculous argument that sone guy who runs an internet site said that TOS are purposely ambiguous."

    Lawyer: In its response Twitter has cited its terms of service here here and here as they always do. Especially their motion to move venue to California. The ambiguity voids this contract. Furthermore all section 230 immunity decisions must be done in good faith. The admission that the TOS are deliberately written ambiguously is evidence of bad faith so section 230 immunity should be stayed until after discovery.

    Judge: Agreed case may move forward in this jurisdiction. After discovery we will revisit section 230 immunity. Motion to dismiss under section 230 denied.

  • Sep 2nd, 2021 @ 6:03am

    Re: Re: Intersting

    " The problem with that is that it is useful to bad faith actors who are looking to game the system. And, frankly, the majority of people who are going to be moderated... tend to be bad faith actors looking to game the system.

    Either way, REQUIRING that info (even if we agree it would be useful) is blatantly unconstitutional."

    Very interesting admission here. Given that people in Tech like Jack Dorsey have a history of listening to you I dont think you want to be saying this part out loud. To imply that Tech TOS are deliberately ambiguous to prevent "bad faith actors" from 'gaming the system' is a very very very serious admission.

    I've screen shotted and forwarded this onto Robert Barns and a few other high-profile lawyers who like to sue BigTech. I'm sure they will love to hear that Mike Mansick admits that BigTech's TOS are written ambiguously on purpose as would any judge in a BigTech case.

    Its just a nice little piece of evidence.

  • Sep 2nd, 2021 @ 5:58am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Oh How Time

    "Professional engineer" is not on the same level as "engineer." If you call yourself a "professional engineer" you have to be licensed in a NCEES field of engineering.

    If you dont the state board will fine you for practicing without a license.

  • Sep 1st, 2021 @ 10:56pm

    Re: Re: Its Crime

    Whats so hard about it?

    An agent of the state is attempting to conspire with Facebook etc. to oppress a user in the exercise or enjoyment of their first amendment right secured to them by the constitution.

    I want to hear how your genius ass thinks it doesn't apply.

  • Sep 1st, 2021 @ 10:46pm

    Re: Re: Re:

    "You are free to point what other section in the bill pertains to allowed moderation where you can amend the text with what types of content can be moderated without liability (hint: there is only one section, 143A.004)."

    And its all criminal activity exceptionally heinous criminal activity, not "vaccine misinformation."

    One of these things is not like the others, not like the others, one of these things is not like the others.

    You are so dumb Sesame Street is too advanced for you.

  • Sep 1st, 2021 @ 10:41pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Oh How Time Flies

    "A person at a conveyer belt fitting plugs is technically an engineer."

    The ignorance if this site never ceases to amaze me. If someone is a PE having passed put in their time as an EIT and passed the NCEES national exam for their field of engineering.

    You show that you have no life since you don't know this. Like how Stephen T. Stone quickly revealed that he is a millennial loser who's never owned any property living in his parents basement because he didn't know what a plat map is.

  • Sep 1st, 2021 @ 10:25pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Save It For The Water Cooler

    Well some back story. Dolt over here was throwing everything he could think of to say that you have some kind of constiutional right to forcefully trhow someone off your property when you recind their invitation.

    I said no, in almost all states that is battery. Dolt started throwing every example he could think of until he made some stupid reference to a "public house." I'm like wow I haven't heard that term since I last read John Milton.

    Moron over hear goes 'ah got you a public house is a pub' he is that stupid. Im like "no its not, pubs evolved from public houses." But Dunning Kruger over here is too stupid to know he is stupid.

  • Sep 1st, 2021 @ 10:16pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: There is a sharp dividing line;its called the FI

    My states passenger carry regulations which includes uber and lift is about 7 pages long and that is pretty standard for most states.

    Again you are an ignorant petulant child. Just because you don't see the pages of regulation doesn't mean it isn't there.

  • Sep 1st, 2021 @ 6:45pm

    Re: Re: There is a sharp dividing line;its called the FIrst Amen

    And if they wish to remove themselves from the public control they need only remove their property from the public interest. When an individual makes the conscious and willful decision to put their property to the public interest they submit their property to pubic control for the public good.

    I may own my truck. But the moment I make the willful decision to start driving for uber and lift I have submitted my property to the pubic interest and surrendered to public control. If I wish to regain full control I need only stop driving for uber or lift.

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