Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive


Forgot your password?

Comment: Re:Let me get this straight (Score 3, Informative) 158

by SQL Error (#48599447) Attached to: 9th Circuit Will Revisit "Innocence of Muslims" Takedown Order

Well, it goes many ways to Sunday, but long story short this has potential uses. Just imagine if an extra on Stupid Franchise That Needs To Die VII could get it yanked if "I didn't expect a certain character to make any appearances" could be a valid argument. (Though I joke, misrepresentation of contract is legally dishonest but should have been a tort with the production team, not a DMCA claim with hosts. She should have taken it one rung up the ladder, so to speak - Google is "too late" in that process.)

This exactly. Its not that the actress doesn't have rights here, it's that the court affirmed the wrong rights. If the filmmaker materially misrepresented the film or the role in writing, that should be a fairly straightforward lawsuit.

Comment: Re:Stop giving her attention (Score 4, Insightful) 105

by SQL Error (#48290507) Attached to: Video Raises Doubts About Attkisson's Claims of Malicious Hacking

I think a technical debunking of her claims of being hacked is ideal Slashdot material.

We don't have enough information yet. to properly analyse those claims. What I've seen written so far has been sensationalised and technically incoherent. That's reason enough to dismiss it, but not reason enough to consider it proven false.

Comment: Re:Wake up America ... (Score 1) 95

Automation is fundamentally incompatible with capitalism, or at least a version of capitalism where people are expected to "earn" their income by working.

Automation is fundamentally incompatible with some magic fairy version of capitalism where no jobs are eliminated but everyone has a better standard of living. But for those of us living in the real world, there's no incompatibility. Automation improves efficiency and so reduces cost. Yes, it shifts jobs, and yes, that causes social problems, and no, I don't have a solution for that, and nor does anyone else. But writing nonsense about it doesn't change what is real.

A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that works.