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Comment: Re:Do No Evil so why not delete the info? (Score 2) 138

They won't be "deleting" anything. They simply won't be indexing it. The ruling makes absolutely no demand that the content actually be removed from the internet.

It's also worth noting that these requests are not coming from the content owners, they are coming from people that the content is "about"

Comment: Re: frosty piss (Score 3, Insightful) 664

by Damarkus13 (#46915461) Attached to: Death Wish Meets GPS: iPhone Theft Victims Confronting Perps
Are most phones taken by force? I know at least a dozen people who have had phones stolen, but not one was taken forcefully.

Not to mention, they will need a warrant force entry and seize the phone. Combined with the fact that they will probably only be able charge the perp with possession stolen property, it the whole exercise a rather expensive proposition.

Comment: Re: Boys' Clubs (Score 1) 519

by Damarkus13 (#46423895) Attached to: Massachusetts Court Says 'Upskirt' Photos Are Legal
Ethically, nothing.

Legally, photographing a woman in a state of partial or complete undress is explicitly illegal. Photographing a fully clothed woman from an angle that exposes her undergarments (or lack there of) is not.

Expect to see this law amended very shortly, as most residents that state probably already thought upskirtting was illegal.

Comment: Re: "probably" much higher? (Score 2) 196

by Damarkus13 (#46147685) Attached to: EU Commission: Corruption Across EU Costs €120 Billion
I'm not saying corruption is good, I'm just saying fraud != corruption. Medicare fraud, where bills are issued and paid for services that did not take place, is not the same as corruption. The article cited even mentioned that basically all bills are paid, and that they try to find the fraud after the fact. So, no preferential treatment, no deliberate intervention by officials, not corruption. Not good, but not corruption.

Also of note, the $130 billion is not the amount of corruption, it is the cost to the economy in loss of growth.

Comment: Re: Editorial bias... (Score 1) 249

by Damarkus13 (#46105425) Attached to: Google Planning To Remove CSS Regions From Blink
Yes, 70% of browsers supported regions, but that leave 30% that don't. If you're designing a website that ~1/3 of users can not view properly, I think we can assume you're doing something wrong.

This brings us to an issue that the article doesn't seem to address, just how widely used are regions? Is the average Chrome user even going to notice the loss of support?

Comment: Re: cadaveric yes, live no (Score 1) 518

by Damarkus13 (#46006223) Attached to: Nobel Prize Winning Economist: Legalize Sale of Human Organs
"You can die because you ran out of money, or donate an organ," is most definitely coercion.

This also allows the family to object post-mortem. Without the next-of-kin signing off the harvest doesn't happen. There simply isn't time to wait for a court order enforcing the deceased's wishes

Comment: Re: The other Side of the story (Score 1) 767

by Damarkus13 (#45967321) Attached to: Incandescent Bulbs Get a Reprieve
Wrong on many levels.

Chickens will respond just fine to 3k~4k fluorescents (metal halide or high pressure sodium work fine too, but I don't need that much light).

Houses built in the 30s were pretty rarely insulated, and even more rarely wrapped with a vapor barrier. This was a relatively common building practice until after WWII. (Remember, building codes and inspections didn't really begin until the 60s) The engineering necessary to circulate air using nothing but the convection currents caused by light bulbs would be daunting even with today's computing power.

Modern homes are wrapped up pretty tightly, but they rely on mechanical air movement (either forced air heating, or a whole house fan).

Comment: Re: Efficiency. (Score 1) 937

by Damarkus13 (#45909679) Attached to: Who Is Liable When a Self-Driving Car Crashes?
But, what happens when the stupid meat-bag in the "driver's" seat decides to hit the brakes, or fiddle with the steering wheel while in a train? Or a tire blows out? By the time you're close enough to draft the car in front of you, I would imagine you are too close for even a computer to avoid an accident (mechanical limits vs. reaction times).

As much as I would love to see this, I don't think we will until there are no manual controls inside the car.

+ - Peakl Oil Threat Gone - Era of Cheap Biofuels finaly here?

Submitted by Bodhammer
Bodhammer (559311) writes "Pacific Northwest Nation Labs has developed a new technology that turns algae to crude in an hour. This press release describes process and the partner they have selected for the pilot plant. The process is efficient and produces crude oil which can be traditionally refined, clean water, gas which can be burned or cleaned to make LNG, and nutrients that can go back into the process. Is this the end of the Peak Oil threat?"

Aren't you glad you're not getting all the government you pay for now?