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Comment: Ahh the fetish of computers ..... (Score 2) 90

by kotku (#40695181) Attached to: One Tablet Per Child Program Begins In Thailand

The assumption with little evidence that putting computers in classrooms at great expense is better than spending the money elsewhere is astounding. Just because alpha geeks enjoy "learning" with computers most people use them as a passive tool. This is not that such tools are good or bad as general consumer items but it is hard to claim that they are a miracle cure for an education system. It is about as a ludicrous claim as "Jesus Saves"

Comment: According to the FBI it is "THEFT" (Score 3, Interesting) 220

by kotku (#40678215) Attached to: Anti-piracy Group Fined For Using Song Without Permission

So we don't need to discuss this anymore. Copyright infringement is "THEFT"

Preventing intellectual property theft is a top priority of the FBI’s cyber program. We specifically focus on the theft of trade secrets and infringements on products that can impact consumers’ health and safety, such as counterfeit aircraft, car, and electronic parts. Key to our success is linking the considerable resources and efforts of the private sector with law enforcement partners on local, state, federal, and international levels.

Comment: IP Address match doesn't prove anything right? (Score 1) 257

Every time an media industry probe claims to catch people via IP address there is a chorus of nyah nyah from Slashdot on how it is impossible to match IP addresses to actual offenders. However in this case the same chorus is cheering the IP Address smoking gun as solid evidence of guilt. Go figure!

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