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Comment: Bad headline (Score 4, Informative) 205

by jazman (#32190708) Attached to: UK Court Finds Company Liable For Software Defects

I read this on the Register yesterday. The /. headline is wrong. The court *didn't* find the company liable for software defects, they found them liable for misselling the product; the customer relied on the claims made by the company and those claims were wrong. The software was not capable of doing the job the customer needed, but the company claimed that it was.

Comment: What's wrong with absolute temperatures? (Score 1) 1061

by jazman (#26622095) Attached to: Global Warming Irreversible, NOAA Scientist Finds

Why aren't we allowed to see absolute temperature plots?
Why are all the available graphs of temperature "anomalies"?
What's so great about 1961-1990 that all other temperatures should be compared to that?
Why aren't the anomalies across 1961-1990 zero?

Is someone afraid that if we see absolute temperature plots we will draw the "wrong" conclusions, i.e. anything other than what the IPCC continues to be paid billions to spout?

Comment: Easy solution (Score 1) 449

by jazman (#26340547) Attached to: NZ File-Sharers, Remixers Guilty Upon Accusation

(unless there's something more formal in NZ law about accusation; maybe you can't formally accuse without evidence or something, in which case this is a lot less of a problem than the article makes out. IANANZL(IFINEAUKL).)

Just accuse back. Then your accuser will also be disconnected, and it'll be considerably worse for them as a company than for you as an individual.

When you are asked for proof you've got them, because if proof is needed before your accusers can be disconnected then you have ample grounds for demanding equal treatment, i.e. proof against you before your disconnection can take place.

If I have not seen as far as others, it is because giants were standing on my shoulders. -- Hal Abelson