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Comment: Privacy/security/responsibility (Score 2) 79

by justsomecomputerguy (#42113963) Attached to: Amazon and Google Barred From UK Government Cloud
I'll bet is was because both of them had unacceptable policies regarding privacy, security/integrity and/or what they are responsible to do if a breach does occur. I'll also bet that those same policies were/are acceptable to various branches of American government, because our standards for those issues here in The United States lag waaaaay behind European standards.

Comment: Re:Drones watching you scratch your balls (Score 1) 387

by justsomecomputerguy (#41847519) Attached to: Seattle's Creepy Cameraman Pushes Public Surveillance Buttons
Ewww. THAT's creepy. But your point about the drones is only partially right. It's not so much the acknowledgement that "someone" is passively (but intrusively) watching you as it is the invasion of "your space" . One of those fragile Quad-Helicopter Drones would also be creepy, not because it could hurt you as much as it is invading your "space". My IMPLIED point was that anything that is mobile and right there in-your-face is creepy. I "person" holding the camera is probably the most creepy, the only way it could be creepier would be if he was just starring at you without even a camera. You could make it less creepy by having him keep his distance. Or have fixed position stand (aka a tripod). Or if the drone were high enough up that you didn't immediately notice it.

Comment: His actions/presence MAKE it different (Score 5, Insightful) 387

by justsomecomputerguy (#41847163) Attached to: Seattle's Creepy Cameraman Pushes Public Surveillance Buttons
His antics are DIFFERENT because he is a PERSON, and he keeps getting right up in other peoples face (within distance to physically touch or be touched) A much better test that would eliminate the CREEPY GUY factor, would be to just mount a camera on a tripod and place it by the doorway of a building or even in the middle of a crowd or public square and then walk away from it. Maybe have it mounted on a stand that can turn and focus... I could should that people were "afraid of balloons" if I stepped right up in there faces and stared at them while holding balloons. Possibly interesting idea executed very lamely. Next.

Comment: Re:Enough of this already (Score 1) 433

by justsomecomputerguy (#35333396) Attached to: Tolkien Estate Censors the Word "Tolkien"
"Fortunately, the trademark laws are fairly cut and dried. To be in violation, you either need to be using a trademark without permission in a way likely to cause confusion, or using the trademark in a way that causes "trademark dilution" which "dilutes the distinctive quality of the trademark". You seem to be doing neither in this case." Note - I am not a lawyer, I just found and paraphrased this by googling "referencing a trademark"

Comment: Where are the Sand (or Playdough) Tables? (Score 2, Insightful) 290

by justsomecomputerguy (#30634658) Attached to: Is Early Childhood Education Technology Moving Backwards?
I am a "computer guy" for a fairly affleunt K-12 district, and for years I have been saying that for K, 1 & 2 there shouldn't even be computers or other "gadgets". As Clifford Stoll asked in his book "Silicon Snake Oil", "Where are the sand tables?" and other hands-on, tactile, open ended learning stations. Most teachers, even Principals I bring it up to more or less agree... but... everyone says the parents won't stand for it.

"I'm a mean green mother from outer space" -- Audrey II, The Little Shop of Horrors

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