A new wrinkle has emerged: a 'Sherlock Holmes scholar' has filed for a declaratory judgement that all of the Sherlock Holmes writings are in the public domain. But the estate has responded — with hilarious arguments.
If this goes in favour of the Conan Doyle Estate, then it's hard to see how copyright is about expressions and not ideas.
Please, don't make too much noise that might change my favorite ebook store's (shortcovers) mind about using a DRM format that's easy to break into something nice.
If you have x third party pieces of software, how many configurations must you test to find 1 piece of software causing crashes?
If you have x third party pieces of software, how many configurations must you test to find 2 pieces of software causing crashes?
Yeah, WinMo 6.1 is it for me. No more.
Let's all be honest: the only reason people have ever used WinMo at all is a lack of choice.
In fact, right now I'm using a WinMo 6.1 gadget, but instead of syncing my desktop Outlook appointments with it using Activesync, I let Google be the middleman.
After how many years, and Activesync is still unstable requiring weekly reinstalls? Changing timezone still turns whole day appointments into monstrosities that are time sensitive and cross multiple days? Duplicates still randomly pop up?
WinMo is over. The end. Goodbye.
Hi, I'm one of the professors who fails* students for using Wikipedia as a cited source.
The reason I do so is in the second paragraph of your own post. It's not a good primary source (i.e. something that can legitimately appear in a bibliography), but a great place to start from to look for primary sources.
In fact, I encourage my students to use wikipedia -- when starting their papers. But I explain to them that they can't finish their research there.
All that said, I'd love to see universities get involved in some sort of distributed funding mechanism for Wikipedia.
*that is, I fail them on the portion of the assignment where they had to do some research. Asterisks seem very popular on slashdot today.