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+ - Court ruling on whether Australian ISPs must hand over customer data->

Submitted by johnsnails
johnsnails writes: A LANDMARK court ruling is due to be handed down today that will have lasting implications for the ongoing fight against illegal downloading and file sharing.

Dallas Buyers Club LLC has requested that iiNet (and a few other Australian ISPs) divulge the identity of customers whose IP addresses were found to have shared the film Dallas Buyers Club illegally.

The company owns the rights to the movie and identified a total of 4726 IP addresses that engaged in the illegal activity. Federal Court Justice Nye Perram’s verdict is due to be handed down at 2:15pm today.

While iiNet challenged the request, if successful, the suit could result in thousands of Australians being sued for copyright breaches. The watershed case will set a precedent for Australian ISP’s and will have a major impact on the behaviour of pirates.

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+ - 'No Survivors' Expected In France Plane Crash->

Submitted by johnsnails
johnsnails writes: A passenger plane has crashed in France, with all 148 people on board thought to have died.

The Airbus A320, operated by Lufthansa's Germanwings budget airline, came down in the southern French Alps between Barcelonnette and Digne.

Flight 4U 9525 sent out a distress signal at 10.45am (9.45am UK time) on its route from Barcelona to Dusseldorf.

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Comment: sharp el-9650 (Score 1) 177

by johnsnails (#49278529) Attached to: Preferred programming paradigm?
My friend wrote a fractal generator on my touch screen el-9650 back in 01 I use to zoom up onto a quadrant of the Cartesian plane, draw pics n save them of a tank blowing up the English department over about 10 slides n use the language to show pic-i for x seconds then go to next one. Or better yet, I wrote some slides that replicated the 'reset' process so teacher thought all my formulas were wiped. Haha!

Comment: I always have a chuckle (Score 1) 319

by johnsnails (#49082779) Attached to: Java Vs. Node.js: Epic Battle For Dev Mindshare
Whenever I think about this difference given for java and JavaScript given on SO One is essentially a toy, designed for writing small pieces of code, and traditionally used and abused by inexperienced programmers. The other is a scripting language for web browsers.

"Indecision is the basis of flexibility" -- button at a Science Fiction convention.