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Woman's Nude Pics End Up Online After Call To Tech Support 197

Posted by samzenpus
from the how-was-your-service-today? dept.
Tara Fitzgerald couldn't find the nude pictures she planned on sending to her boyfriend, but instead of just taking more, she decided to see if a Dell tech support call could fix her problem. Apparently the tech support guy found them. Unfortunately, he then put them up on a site called "bitchtara."

Copyright Troll USCG Violates Copyright 97

Posted by kdawson
from the do-as-i-say dept.
omarlittle writes "The US Copyright Group — a company owned by intellectual property lawyers, which has been in the news for threatening downloaders of the movie Hurt Locker — has apparently stolen their site from a competitor. At one point, even the competitor's phone number and copyright statement were copied word for word on USCG's 'settlement' website. The competitor is reportedly going to send a Cease & Desist."

Comment: Re:The White House is full of wimps (Score 2, Interesting) 323

by Nikola Tesla and You (#32660956) Attached to: White House Cracks Down On Piracy & Counterfeiting
So says "Anonymous Coward". McChrystal never said that:

One anonymous aide said McChrystal seized control of the war "by never taking his eye off the real enemy: The wimps in the White House."

So we have two Anonymous Cowards calling officials at the White House wimps. Coincidence? I think not.

Comment: Re:Enforcement is a detail - we care about the Rul (Score 1) 323

by Nikola Tesla and You (#32660822) Attached to: White House Cracks Down On Piracy & Counterfeiting

The general mindset is that creativity is fueled by the profit motive, so the more profit the more progress we will see in the arts and sciences. And while this is demonstrably NOT universally true...

Ingenuity motivates creativity. Greed motivates profit.

Comment: Re:but then... (Score 1) 255

by Nikola Tesla and You (#32602296) Attached to: NASA Says Moon Has More Water Than Great Lakes
They said the same thing about putting a man on the moon. And we've been exploiting the innovation developed from that endeavor for the a half-century. The technology won't exist until you decide to do it and be willing to pay for it. And the largest technological hurdle associated with the space elevator is efficient power transmission to the lift. Otherwise, its not so bad.

If it wasn't for Newton, we wouldn't have to eat bruised apples.