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Comment: Re:Consumption's up (Score 2) 120

by Quirkz (#49791515) Attached to: High Court Orders UK ISPs To Block EBook Sites

I agree with you. That's why, as an author, I chose for my ebooks not to have any DRM. I'd rather someone who enjoyed my book lend it to a friend or family member and have them also enjoy it than not buy because of the DRM.

Frankly, I also don't really care how many individual readers download one of my books for their own enjoyment, especially if they take a moment to post a review or recommend it to someone else. That's darn near close enough to payment as far as I'm concerned. I do draw the line at anyone trying to resell my work as theirs, and there's definitely some discomfort at places like those in the article that might be profiting by giving away what isn't theirs to give.

+ - Thanks to the Montreal Protocol, we avoided severe ozone depletion->

Submitted by hypnosec
hypnosec writes: Concentrations of ozone depleting chemicals was at its peak in 1993, but over the years they have declined and a new research points out that the Montreal Protocol, which came into force in 1987, has played a major role in not only ensuring that use of these chemicals is reduced, but has also helped us avoid a severe ozone depletion.
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+ - Adblock Plus victorious again in court->

Submitted by Xochil
Xochil writes: Adblock Plus, which claims to be the most popular ad blocking tool, has been victorious again in court versus publishers who took out lawsuits against its owner company Eyeo demanding that users should not be allowed to legally block ads on their sites.
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+ - Researchers Comment on Proposed Wassenaar Rules->

Submitted by msm1267
msm1267 writes: Influential security researchers, including Halvar Flake and Jonathan Zdziarski, have begun publishing their comments, objections and concerns regarding the proposed U.S. export control rules under the Wassenaar Arrangement. The bug-hunters are worried that the rules' definition of intrusion software is too broad and would curtail vulnerability research, proof-of-concept exploit development, the use of certain scanners, pen-testing software, and other potential dual-use tools.
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Comment: Re:dont' engage it with people there? (Score 1) 385

This feature is of course a necessity for the coming zombie apocalypse. Imagine if you were trying to make a getaway, and a single zombie could stop your car by lurching in front of it. Something like that could single-handedly doom the straggling remainders of humanity.

Comment: Re:Yeah, no. (Score 1) 412

by Culture20 (#49765313) Attached to: What AI Experts Think About the Existential Risk of AI

we've had quite a few very high intelligences in our society over time. None of them have posed an "existential crisis" for the the planet, the the human race, or my cats.

Only because the Vice Presidential Action Rangers stopped them from creating a singularity with the LHC. And that was when they were led by Biden but before they restored Gygax with the vampire bacillus.

You cannot have a science without measurement. -- R. W. Hamming