July 12th, 2012

Semiformalishmaybe

Intent and Crime

Intent has a long role in the understanding of various types of crime; while it is key to establish any form in some families of crime (e.g. harassment or stalking), for violent crime it is responsible for many gradations between categories of criminal acts. I believe this role is important, and that hate crime laws are entirely consistent with our justice system and positive elements of them.

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Semiformalishmaybe

Firefox and Clipboard-clobbering

I often find that my PRIMARY clipboard (the one associated with mouse selections in the X Window System, not to be confused with the CLIPBOARD clipboard used for menu-driven cut'n'paste) gets stuck with something that I selected sometime back, even after I select something new to put into it. Collapse )

(Crossposted to G+)