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Comment: Re:It was an app on a WORK-Issued Phone! (Score 1) 776

I think this needs to be fixes in law, not just in a court case. Some law that makes it explicit that employers have no interest in what you do with yourself when "off duty", and protects your privacy and dignity from your employer when you're not at work (or otherwise on the clock).

This is all good and well, assuming you are a well behaved person in your private time. Most employment contacts (around here anyway) have a clause that the employee will not do anything that will bring the employer into disrepute. This clause straddles the line between an employee's private and work time and often creates grey areas.

Yes, one should be able to do what they want in their own time - but if "society" (or my employers) disapprove and that activity makes the courts/news/gossip mill/rounds at the competitors they do want recourse to get rid of the staff member in question.

I am aware that this is a separate issue to the main point of this article.

Comment: Re:Is this all one big legal bluff? (Score 1) 106

by Master Moose (#49475633) Attached to: In New Zealand, a Legal Battle Looms Over Streaming TV

... The company behind the global mode is Thumbing its nose

http://www.stuff.co.nz/busines...

"We assumed they were OK with Global Mode and we continued to spend money innovating the facility,"

"We did that on our understanding that geo-unblocking to allow people to digitally import content purchased overseas is perfectly legal. If you say it is not, then we are going to need a lot more detail from you to understand why. Simply sending us a threatening letter, as frightening as that may be, does not get us there and is not a fair reason for us to shut down our whole business,"

Comment: Re:i educate (Score 1) 190

by Master Moose (#49441919) Attached to: How do you contribute to open source projects?

Agreed. It is the standard, but the point is, that he didn't even really know what it is he could do or wanted to do with it - It was just the one tool he had heard of that could do "Graphics" and so thought that is what he needed. (it could be that he could, but was unwilling to explore alternatives)

Comment: Re:i educate (Score 2) 190

by Master Moose (#49434883) Attached to: How do you contribute to open source projects?

Conversation I had the other day:

Him: I am waiting for the purchase to be approved so I can get Photoshop and install it. I still need to learn it
Me: Why don't you go the open-source route and use GiMP like I do?
H: I need to learn how to use photoshop for my job.
M: Are you sure? I've never used photoshop and get everything done.
H: I will wait for the purchase order.

So I had a guy who wanted a tool just because of name recognition as opposed to function. He needed "training" anyway but could not get past a tool with a silly name that he had never heard of.
What did he need it for? Basic photo editing.

Comment: Re:What I find unbelievable... (Score 2) 129

by Master Moose (#49183283) Attached to: New Zealand Spied On Nearly Two Dozen Pacific Countries

I live on a quiet street and have nothing to hide - Not many people come past my property on a day basis and almost none of them would care about me.

I am a boring man with nothing of interest happening - This doesn't mean I am about to replace my walls with glass panels, so that anyone who happens to come by my property can have a snoop as to what I am up to.

+ - Spider Man joins Marvel Cinematic Universe->

Submitted by Master Moose
Master Moose writes: There were rumors and there were conversations, but to almost everyone in Hollywood the possibility of Spider-Man joining his Marvel Universe brethren on the big screen was dead.

Obviously, anyone who reads Marvel Comics knows nothing stays dead forever. In a major announcement on Monday night, Walt Disney's Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment revealed that the Wall Crawler would join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The partnership will begin with Spider-Man appearing an an upcoming Marvel Studios film. Spider-Man will then appear in the third installment of the "Amazing Spider-Man" franchise on July 28, 2017. That film will be produced by Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal, the current co-chairman of the studio who is stepping down following the fallout of the Sony Hack in late November.

In a release, both parties noted "they will collaborate on a new creative direction for the web slinger. Sony Pictures will continue to finance, distribute, own and have final creative control of the Spider-Man films."

More intriguingly, Marvel and Sony Pictures are also working together on opportunities to integrate characters from the MCU into future "Spider-Man" films.In a deal between Marvel and Sony pictures, Spiderman will feature in future MCU movies.

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Comment: Re:Any experienced teacher already deals with this (Score 2) 388

by Master Moose (#48807025) Attached to: UK Computing Teachers Concerned That Pupils Know More Than Them

My best teacher, also now my friend loves his summers off.

He is experienced, knows his stuff and basically recycles the same content/lesson plans each year and only updates to improve on what did/didn't work so well, changes in curriculum and administration (as well as to relieve boredom).

On our last conversation, there is a high chance that my son will be in his class this year and from what I have spoken with my teacher friend about - I should recognise a fair bit of the work he has to complete.

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