Man, this guy just gets loonier and loonier. Check out this post on his blog where he says I’m breaking the law in the UK:
I have already discussed many of the evils of attempts to ban commenters by means of IP address blocking. I have now discovered that blog service Scienceblogs’ leakage of IP address information to blogger Ed Brayton (Dispatches from the Culture Wars) is a criminal offense in the UK and possibly elsewhere in Europe…
Larry, you muddleheaded moron, ScienceBlogs doesn’t “leak” your IP address to me, it’s logged every single time you leave a comment. I have complete control over the content of my blog, including content left by commenters. And this may come as a shock to you, since while we both inhabit the US you seem to live in fantasy land, but this isn’t the UK.
But Larry isn’t done. He actually thinks this has something to do with the 4th amendment:
Leaking IP addresses is also contrary to Amendment IV of the Bill of Rights:
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Jesus Christ, Larry, how freaking stupid can you possibly be? The 4th amendment is a limitation on what the government can do. You post on my blog, I get your IP address. You don’t like it, don’t post on a blog. Of course, you don’t get to post here anyway, not that you’ve ever figured that out.