They wanted to be treated like a CATV (Community Antenna TeleVision) system, but that rule book was thrown away in the 1980s when cable networks showed up, then in the 1990s broadcast stations got money for retransmission rights. Aereo pretended like the stations didn't have a right to that money, and that was their fatal error.
The "They created a law!" cry is a loser's argument... SCotUS like all courts interpret law, and what they were saying was "You used an old law book!"... they used to let CATV grab signals off the air for free, but now the major stations demand compensation in both the form of cash and clearance of other channels.
It's hard to tell the difference between the rate for WNYW New York and Fox News Channel, they're all in one package that also includes FX (and its FXX and FXM spinoffs), Fox Sports 1, Fox Business Network... do you get the point?
Wal-Mart shouldn't be relying on paper printouts... can't those be easily be faked?
Retail stores have a hard time changing prices as prices signs and labels are regulated by state law... Amazon can very easily change the price in cookie-based pages. I'm not sure why Wal-Mart thinks they can price match when that happens.
The "100 USD" stripe took years to implement. A color-change ink would require dramatic changes to the printed money system, and look and feel nothing like today's money. This idea is for somebody else, not the USA. Remember, Slashdot is international.
Yep... US Dollars aren't printed, they're pressed or minted.
"Security by Law" only gets you so far. In order to punish a criminal, you have to detect something wrong first. This story is about a new way to tell "That was wrong!" if it's used.
Comcast's main problem is that they can't find trustworthy installers, who intentionally cause reasons to be called back. That doubles their truck rolls, and therefore doubles their pay. They really should move to a circuit/appeals model where somebody else gets to fix their mistakes.
VB6/VS6 came with a snapshot of the MSDN Library for Visual Studio.. do they have a similar product for
Comcast and Time Warner Cable are trying to merge!
FCC meetings are planned in advance to give people time to comment. It looks like they'll have this next year because it's too early to make the call this year. Come on, we're a month and a half away from 2015.
A CDN (Content Delivery Network) is a series of servers placed at or near ISPs in order to get content closer to the user connections. What Net Neutrality means is you can't block or limit any CDN and favor another.
The early days of online surfing had solid walls called Prodigy, AOL, and CompuServe. The WWW was the end of that, but now we've got HTTP sites that don't serve the whole world the same content.
This amounts to "Don't run Office" on XP. If XP can't run IE or Office, better switch to the open source Firefox and OpenOffice... but if you're going to do that, why not bring in Linux?
Score that zero-day mention as worth zero!
Good catch... the summary has wrong use of the term "zero-day"... please count the number of days this has been out!