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Comment: Re:Why ext4 (Score 1) 223

by jabuzz (#49749451) Attached to: Linux 4.0 Has a File-System Corruption Problem, RAID Users Warned

If you really care about the checksumming then switch to SAS/FC and use the Data Integrity Field. ZFS fixes something that has already been fixed years before it even came into existence. It offers better protection from silent corruption than ZFS does as well, because with ZFS you have no guarantee that what you send to the disk is what actually gets written, DIF mitigates against that.

Comment: Re:Force his hand..."Sue me! Sooner than later..." (Score 1) 375

by jabuzz (#49749419) Attached to: Student Photographer Threatened With Suspension For Sports Photos

See recent James Bond filming of Spectre on the River Thames. Large numbers of people saw the filming and footage was taken, some of which was no doubted posted on YouTube and elsewhere. There is nothing the relevant movie studio can do about that.

You where saying?

Comment: Re:Why content owners don't like Netflix (Score 1) 219

I call bullshit on that. If you are going to produce a DVD/BlueRay then you can turn the very same content into something suitable for Netflix for something close to zero cost. In fact I am sure that Netflix would happily employ someone to do the work for you using DVD's and BlueRays as the source material.

Given that almost all (we are talking like 99.99%+) new content ends up on DVD this is a facetious argument. Huge swathes of older content is also on DVD/BlueRay as well.

Comment: Re:I don't understand.. (Score 1) 221

Optical fibre that needs repeaters every 20km are er rubbish. 10GbE transceivers good for 80km are available from multiple sources, and you can get 100GbE transceivers good for 80km as well though these are still a more specialist item.

The big problem with microwave is you can't cross oceans.

Comment: Re:call me skeptical (Score 1) 190

Here in the U.K. mandatory recording of all police interviews has been required since 1984 (Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, section 60). I believe we have moved on from audio recordings to video now. If the recording is "lost" then the interview becomes inadmissible evidence if disputed.

It was the result of a series of high profile cases where it became apparent police officers should be no more trusted than suspects.

As a point of note that under PACE the case against OJ Simpson would have been thrown out in pretrial hearings, the evidence was all mishandled and thus inadmissible and there was no case to answer.

Comment: Re:How long (Score 2) 72

by jabuzz (#49696357) Attached to: GE Is 3D Printing a Working Jet Engine

DMLS printing is not going to produce single crystal turbine blades, and is therefore not going to compete any time soon in that space. You might be able to print all the parts of a jet engine, but the result is not going to match the performance of one assembled from more conventional manufacturing processes. Even a 1% drop in efficiency of a jet engine is basically unacceptable in the airline industry these days.

Comment: Re:Sounds like 6 strikes is terrible (Score 1) 185

Because theft has a strict legal definition that pre-dates the invention of copyright.; that is "the intention to permanently deprive someone of something physical". As such copyright infringement does not meet the legal definition of theft and calling it theft when discussing something legal is simply wrong.

Stupid car analogy, if I take your car without permission and go for a drive, then a week later return it, I will not be prosecuted for theft (well at least not in the U.K.) because I had no intention to permanently deprive you of the car. It is why the offence of "taking without out the owners permission" exists for these offences.

All this is like law 101 for crying out load.

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

by jabuzz (#49671349) Attached to: Worker Fired For Disabling GPS App That Tracked Her 24 Hours a Day

Took a few minutes to find because the case was not brought by the RCN, as the judgement has it down as the British Nursing Association (the appellants) and the Inland revenue's National minimum wage compliance team. At least I think this is the judgement being referred to because it certainly is the oldest one I can find that fits the description given. Anyway a link to the case in BAILII

Basically the BNA lost at the Employment Tribunal, the Employment Appeals Tribunal and the Court of Appeal with a unanimous decision.

The decision is pretty easy reading for the layman as well. Not sure why the OP seems to think it was between the RCN and London NHS, and does not bode well for the case he is constructing if they are a lawyer.

Comment: Re:Very high accident rates (Score 1) 408

Hang on you said you don't get into accidents as a family, but your uncle was hit from behind while waiting at a red light. Er, the two statements don't match up.

The reality is that it is perfectly possible to be in an accident and be completely blameless, and with no way to avoid it.

Comment: Re:Not sure there's a case (Score 1) 257

Given the sorority was founded in 1913, it is perfectly possible that a member wrote this information down decades ago and this has then passed down to someone who is not bound by any NDA and person who wrote it down is now dead. Good luck suing a dead person.

It would also be tricky a member wrote this information down and then had it stolen from them, and the thief then published the information.

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