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Comment: I write EMS/Police/Fire 911 Software (Score 3, Interesting) 100

by FrozenFrog (#45242353) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Developer Responsibility When Apps Might Risk Lives?

I have my own company, with 1 business partner. We write software for 911 dispatch systems. Some of our clients require us to carry "Errors and Omissions" liability insurance, which costs us upwards of $15k a year. Along with with the insurance, we have a pretty detailed EULA agreement covering bugs, etc.

If you're writing any kind of software that could directly affect the safety of others, insurance is a must.


Comment: Realism in T:L (Score 1) 429

by FrozenFrog (#34688268) Attached to: <em>Tron: Legacy</em> &mdash; Too Much Imagination Required?
Someone earlier here pointed out what he/she thought was ridiculous. The fact that the Recognizers burned "simulated" rocket fuel, threw up dust clouds when they landed, etc. His/her objections was why would a computer program/simulation need to burn fuel and throw up dust clouds?

What I got from T:L is that CLU was TRYING to emulate the "real world" because he wanted to be a "real person". As to the question of how a computer program (CLU/Flynn) even knew about dust clouds (for example) I think it was clear that CLU had access to a lot of digital information (pictures/videos/text) that allowed him to "see" how the outside/real world functioned, and he emulated it (all while trying to perfect it).

Yes, I saw the original TRON in theaters, I'm 44. TRON, War Games and Sneakers were 3 of the movie influences that made me pursue a career in computers/programming.

Hell, I even have an original TRON arcade machine. Want to see it? Look here:



Comment: Re:"awesomely bad 80s graphics" (Score 1) 384

by FrozenFrog (#34565612) Attached to: 'Tron: Legacy' Director Explains the Tron World
I just watched my 20th Anniversary Edition of the TRON DVD 2 nights ago (already got tickets for TRON Legacy this Friday!).

On the second DVD they had special features, and said that the name TRON came to them because he was an ElecTRONic Man. Nothing in the special features said anything about it relating to the BASIC TRace ON command.



Comment: Re:Claim fair-use (Score 1) 213

by FrozenFrog (#32836298) Attached to: Google's New Scheme To Avoid Unlicensed Music
The video actually has no information, it's all in the description of the video. Cut/pasted here:

Got Your Audio disabled by Youtube? Fix That by doing this.

Copyright resolve how to not get your videos copyrighted

This is the step-by-step process to get your audio back:

1) Go to "My Videos".
2) Select "Resolve Copyright" on the video you are having copyright issues with. OR, go to the video itself and choose "resolve copyright" from there.
3) Scroll down and pick the option "I want to learn more about this dispute process".
4) Scroll down and pick the option "Take me to the dispute form".
5) Pick option #2 and PASTE the following statement into the text bar next to it;

"Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use."

6) Fill out the rest of the info on the page. Use your REAL name where it asks for it. Choose "Continue" when all information has been filled out.
7) Scroll down on the next page and select "Submit dispute".

Within 2-3 minutes your video's audio should be back!

Occasionally this will not work. Like I said in the video, this copyright covers 99% of copyrighted entertainment (From what I found out at least). Also, this will ONLY apply if you are not making any profit off your videos. If you intend to become a youtube partner, I would not suggest doing this.

("video" where I got the description here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXIWvpZ8SqE)

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