This app is NOT paying for information. This is paying someone to hold the spot for you until you show up -- allowing those with higher financial status to take advantage of the common resource of parking spaces instead of leaving them open to someone who happens to be in the area looking for a parking space. "I won't leave until I get enough money to make it worth my while to leave" is holding the public resource hostage.
It isn't a problem to link. The problem is *how* you link.
If you provide a link on your page that a user can click on to go to Twitter/Facebook/G+ and the URL embeds a pre-written "I'd like to tell you about XYZ..." then it is going to go through just fine. If the page pulls an image from Twitter/Facebook/G+ servers in order to draw that link, thus creating a tracking event for those services, then it is going to be flagged by the tool, and the image might at some point be scrubbed if the tool decides that it is being used to track across websites.
AC: It's not an invocation of "quantum god-head" to state the fact that quantum behaviors are observed in our sensory and perception organs and that we probably need a better conception of quantum mechanics to match some of the computation aspects of human beings.
Dinkypoo: We don't know if there is anything special about the brain and its particular computation structure, but we're making progress on a lot of fronts very rapidly. I think the summary of the long post is that *thus far* nothing about the brain chemistry has stood out as fundamentally unsupportable by silicon and other forms of computation. And even if we have to maintain quantum states to achieve sentient machines, that doesn't mean that we necessarily will have to do it in the same way that the brain chemistry does. I think that's the main thesis of the long post and that it holds, even when considering the observed quantum effects.
It is closer to "you think you can get away with this by following the letter of the law but not the spirit of the law." The whole point of the Supreme Court is to interpret the gray areas where the law is imprecise in its attempt to express its attempt.
I think in this case, the intent is really "if the end user goes to a lot of work to record shows, that work justifies them having their own copy of this over the are streamed stuff. If a company wants to help a consumer decrease that work, they can do so by selling devices but not services. If the company tries to provide a service, then the company is involved in the duplication and that's illegal."
I don't know if I agree with that as the basis for copyright law, but based on earlier copyright rulings, that's my perception of how judges (both the Supremes and lower) typically view copyright infringement cases when they hit the gray areas and new tech is involved. It's not a bad way to split hairs. I think in this case, Aereo is likely to be burned because they provide the service of setting up the recording of all the shows (i.e. they tell that farm of antennas what to record instead of the consumer saying what to record). Yeah, I know that's a really technical point, but I'm betting that is a part of the final SCOTUS ruling. I am not a lawyer, just someone watching this case and similar for a long time now.
The administrator wasn't doing the teacher's job by disciplining the kids because the kids did nothing wrong. It was completely correct what they did. But the administrator disagreed. And that kind of disagreement is *exactly* why we have tenure: to protect teachers who actually teach something controversial.
The article does talk about gifts not being taxable. The problem arises when you start giving rewards in exchange for those gifts. If you can run a Kickstarter in which people give you money and you don't give them anything back, then you're fine.
The summary talks about all the devices that you need to complete virtual reality. The fact that you need all those devices should make it clear: this isn't virtual reality, nor even a step toward it. It is immersive gaming, but until you are directly raising/lowering voltage on neurons, you aren't creating a virtual reality. You're just shaping this reality to create an optical illusion. Virtual reality means truly constructing a brand new reality for the mind to perceive, from the direction of gravity to the sensation of having eaten a satisfying meal or having additional (or fewer) arms and legs.
Sometimes when they modify the Matrix, you get a sense of deja vu.
And if they ever do approach the size of larger manufacturers, they probably will choose to build their own dealer network for their own good, rather than because it is legally required of them.
If the equipment on board can detect the laser strikes, can the planes have lasers on board that turn on and point back to the source? I'm pretty sure whoever is down there would look away pretty damn fast.
> he's a bleeding liar to suggest the two events were related.
No, he's not. I've been digging into this story a bit. This is what I believe to be true based on piecing together comments in several forums: AOL is self insured. They had acceptable risk levels. But they had events that blew away their risk assessments. They're having to reclassify their insurance, and that means higher cost for the system next year.
So, true, they didn't have to pay out for these two events. But they are going to have to pay more next year because these two events mean the computed risk of these events happening next year has been elevated.
I am not saying the above is factually true -- I am not a first source. I'm saying that's what appears to be the case based on many Internet posts. I welcome others doing their own digging for info that contradicts my hypothesis.
> high inflation (government inflation figures are just plain B.S.)
Citation needed. I know of no economic source, government or otherwise, that demonstrates this. Can you provide sources?
It is the stories for some of us. Slashdot offers a somewhat odd prioritization of news for the tech world -- an odd blend of electronic libertarianism, open source ideology and hacker creativity. I could find all the stories that slashdot posts elsewhere, but they don't get prioritized the same way. They fall below the radar unless you're really scanning deep.
So, yeah, slashdot is an aggregator. But it might as well be the only source for about a third of its stories because its the only source that promotes those stories high enough that I end up seeing them.
And the community comments are good, too.
They already deeded their house over to me -- they assigned it to me by saying this is the e-mail address associated with the account. If you ask "who is the rightful account holder", the answer as far as I can tell is whoever has the e-mail address.