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Comment: Contributory Indirect Copyright Infringement!!!!!! (Score 3, Insightful) 54

by CanEHdian (#49500023) Attached to: Hacked Sony Emails Reveal That Sony Had Pirated Books About Hacking
Slashdot is linking to Daily Dot is linking to a tweet from the author is linking to a pirated copy of the book!!! AARRRHHH!!!!!!!! They're all going to be charged with Conspiracy to Contributory Indirect Copyright Infringement of whatever the MPAA/RIAA/*AA write in their next bill to sign by their politician/employees.

Comment: Voting booth (Score 1) 104

by CanEHdian (#49475335) Attached to: In New Zealand, a Legal Battle Looms Over Streaming TV
Do you think it would make a difference in the voting booth? Of course not. Usually in English-speaking countries the voting system is undemocratic (i.e. not propotional) but some kind of geocratic system which keeps The Powers That Be just switching between Rulers and Opposition. When both are firmly in the US governments pocket, the people lose.

Comment: No "IP" laws on Mars! (Score 1) 137

by CanEHdian (#49475301) Attached to: Road To Mars: Solving the Isolation Problem

Mars will need a good Deep Space Internet connection with Earth with no extended black-out periods so there will be a 24 minute delay tops (and about 4 minutes best-case). So I can send a message home and have a 3D virtual reality video reply back within the hour. That's not really isolation.

One thing that needs to be taken care of is to make sure there is no copyright or any other form of so-called "intellectual property" on Mars. Not only will this save lifes by not having to worry about patents / design marks and whatever they come up with next, this also allows the Martians to have complete, full access to whatever media they want (think U.S.S. Enterprise-class storage systems with "the complete cultural accomplishments of planet Earth"), and create and share freely among themselves.

Comment: Re:conservative Coalition government in Australia (Score 1) 85

Just goes to prove that the majority of voters in Australia are conservative. Do they complain as much as the Americans about their government?

Since this is Slashdot, you didn't read TFA. But if you had, it's clear that the US Government is the Australians' government.

Comment: "Police"? (Score 3, Informative) 75

by CanEHdian (#49256683) Attached to: UK Police and PRS Shut Down Karaoke Torrent Site

TF keeps calling them "police" so they keep answering their inquiries. We're talking here about "The City of London Corporation, officially and legally the Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens of the City of London, is the municipal governing body of the City of London" (source: Wikipedia). Part of this is PIPCU, which is funded with taxpayer money.

"Since at least 2011 the BPI (= the british branch/version of RIAA, C.) had built close ties with the City of London Police's National Fraud Intelligence Bureau as well as advertising agencies to remove payment channels from pirate sites. The dedicated unit itself was first announced in December 2012 by Vince Cable MP. It was funded by £2.5m over two years of public money via the Intellectual Property Office and became operational in September 2013. In April 2014 Mike Weatherley, the Prime Minister's Intellectual Property Advisor called on the Prime Minister to commit to the permanent funding of the unit to extend its existence beyond 2015. In October 2014 additional funding was revived to operate until 2017."

Don't be as dependent on scraps like TF and stop referring to them as "City of London Police" which might to the ininitiated be the metropolitan police of the British capital, while in fact it's some corporate task force that abuses the old City situation to give themselves public powers. Think of them like a Omni Consumer Products enforcement group, by Big Business, for Big Business, and paid for by the taxpayer. Can it get any better?

Comment: Age of Political Correctness (Score 1) 467

This only works because we're now in the Age of Political Correctness. Once we move over to either a completely anonymous commenting situation or back to a "I don't care what you do in your free time as long as you don't do it here or on the clock" attitude with employers, doxxing won't work anymore.

Comment: Remove Superfish! DL our convenient uninstaller! (Score 3, Interesting) 134

by CanEHdian (#49100327) Attached to: Homeland Security Urges Lenovo Customers To Remove Superfish


We, your neighbourly friends over at DHS got your back and we've provided a convient uninstaller for that nasty pieve of Chinese spyware a/k/a Superfish. Please indicate if you are a US Citizen/Resident* then click download, run and just click Yes to run as an Administrator. Kthxbye!

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Comment: Re:Here go the MBA's (Score 2) 54

by CanEHdian (#49035051) Attached to: Layoffs Begin At Daybreak Games
Correct. "to better position our newly [X] for future growth opportunities (..) we have had to make some tough choices including realignment of resources." has MBA written all over it. It does not automatically mean it doesn't make sense, but if your smart people start thinking "sinking ship" they will be gone.

Theory is gray, but the golden tree of life is green. -- Goethe