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Comment: Re:Blame Google. (Score 1) 239

by Rosyna (#47398027) Attached to: Following EU Ruling, BBC Article Excluded From Google Searches

That last thing means that if someone goes on a campaign to smear someone's name deliberately and starts digging up any information that can be found and recklessly publishing it without checking it out, it could be considered libelous, even if true.

Reckless disregard would mean you don't care if they statements are facts or not. And that by putting false information in with facts, you want to mislead the reader/listener. If all items were fact, then a compilation of all items would still be truth and is an absolute defense (in the US). As soon as you make (knowingly) false statements that a reasonable person would believe, only then can the defamed begin to have a case (in the US).

The important part is "a reasonable person would believe them true".

The US has the strongest free speech laws in the land when it comes to defamation. (Because in order to protect the right to dissent, you must protect the right to criticize).

Comment: Re:Blame Google. (Score 2) 239

by Rosyna (#47372395) Attached to: Following EU Ruling, BBC Article Excluded From Google Searches

"Public Interest" . . . I once sat on a jury on a libel case, in which a financier was suing the Wall Street Journal for having said defamatory things about him. The judge instructed us very clearly that truth is not an absolute defense; that is, even if every single thing in the article was provably true, it would still count as libel if it was (for example) just rehashing old information to defame the financier as he tried to start up a new operation.

What country was this? In the US, truth is most absolutely an absolute defense in defamation cases.

Comment: Re:Misinformation? (Score 1) 493

by Rosyna (#47120265) Attached to: Mutant Registration vs. Vaccine Registration

I would suggest everyone get the shingles vaccine, because I got it when I was 40, and it was not a fun ride.

I beat you! I got it when I was 29! Shingles sucks! Get the chickenpox vaccine! (The vaccine is an extremely small amount of live herpes virus designed to spur the immune system--there's effectively not enough of the live virus to create a foothold situation. The shingles vaccine is a much larger dose of the chickenpox virus.)

Comment: Re:Missing Point. (Score 0) 403

No, RMS does not want alternatives to exist.

I have taken measures to prevent proprietary extended versions of GCC from existing. If they don't exist, people don't fall prey to them.


(It applies to all projects, not just GCC, the thread is about emacs)

Comment: Re:Old. Needs an update. (Score 1) 68

by Rosyna (#46905109) Attached to: iOS 7 Update Silently Removes Encryption For Email Attachments

What does the author of TFA want? Double-encryption of message attachments? The storage of the iPhone is always encrypted. In order to access any files, you must supply the encryption key. He supplied the key and could read the files.

Unless he wants attachments double encrypted or encrypted on iCloud itself?

Comment: Re:Sales figures (Score 3, Informative) 487

by Rosyna (#46393031) Attached to: Android Beats iOS As the Top Tablet OS

No idea how they make up sales numbers.

Apple's own sales numbers say they sold 74 million iPads in 2014. Not sure how gartner lost 4 million.

Also, Apple's numbers are reported as sales to users, everyone else uses sales to channel (the channel can return unsold stock to the company in the following quarter but can still claim it sold that many)

"Who cares if it doesn't do anything? It was made with our new Triple-Iso-Bifurcated-Krypton-Gate-MOS process ..."