June 15th, 2007

Ceci n'est pas une personne.

(no subject)

Personally, I think Judges need to be additionally trainned in the fields of science they are casting rulings on.

In this case a Judge in Texas has decided that RAM in a computer should be considered a document (like a piece of paper), and all content of the RAM needs to be stored for a number of years in case of law suit.

http://news.zdnet.com/2102-9588_22-6190900.html

Assuming this were possible, the amount of storage needed would be staggering, and it would bring the computer to crawl.

This ruling shows the Judges doesn't know anything of a technical nature about computers, which has me wondering why Judges are no recused from the bench if they lack the basic knowledge to make an appropriate ruling.