No more blackmail settlements, no more blanket anonymous lawsuits, no more copyright trolls.
Somebody needs to stop those freetard publishers running amok with other people's hard work.
Just to add my 2c. A while ago I was working on a project which could use data in WHOIS records. Ultimately this failed because the data is very unreliable and mostly unavailable, but I did come accross some laws.
Seems the U.S. is pretty much the only country that has a law on this, and it just says that it is illegal to have inaccurate information in a WHOIS record if and only if you're using that inaccurate information to scam people. So basically you can use inaccurate information all you want but if you're conficted of scamming people online, the use of inaccurate WHOIS information can be used to add some additional jailtime.
5 reams of carbon copy paper contains much less information than a single USB stick.
This is security by volume.
The only time an actual ruling needs to be passed is if the students can't come to an agreement. This is very rare and will usually only happen 1 in 2000 games or so. We don't need to RDIF tag all of our 16000+ tournament pieces just so that 1 in 2000 games someone who knows nothing about chess can make an accurate ruling. We'll just bring over an expert in those cases.
As an expert, what is the most difficult ruling you have ever had to make?
I'm not a chess expert but I can't imagine any situation that would actually require an expert to resolve, as opposed to somebody who just read the rules and played a couple of games once.
Are those petabytes compressed or uncompressed and if compressed, at what quality?
Would they keep the recordings real-time accessible or on backup media?
Petabytes of uncompressed telephone-grade audio would boil down to less than one backup tape a day easily.
GP implies stopping the drugs was the direct cause for the relapse.
The CNN article states the child was initially "functionally cured" a few months after stopping the drugs.
The facts us readers know, indicate neither correlation nor causation between stopping drugs and the relapse.
Which is why there is a growing movement of scientists who promote publishing failed research results.
Scientists, out of anybody, should know that failure is when you learn the most.
Name me any language without bad parts.
I've used several dozen languages so far; every single one of them had bad parts.
I've tried knockout.js and I really like the style of programming; I just haven't found any practical use for it beyond very basic single-page web apps which would be just as easy to do without MVVM.
I think GP meant "random" as in the seeded random values a computer generates; i.e. all over the place and unpredictable for a human but completely identical every time.
A normal person is a person who's good at some things and bad at others.
99.99% of programmers, including myself, are normal people who are good at the things required to be a programmer and bad at others (like social things, perhaps?).
TFA is some self-righteous bullshit. Imagine if a garbage collector wrote a blog about "the insufferable unequality in his profession because it takes somebody with rare talents such as muscle-power and the ability to withstand excruciating smells, excluding all the normal people". We'd call that guy an arrogant prick. What is the difference?
Get of your high horse, mr. Edwards. Unless you are one of these Jonathan Edwards's, you're just a normal person like pretty much the entire rest of humanity.
It's hard to take your anti-school stance seriously while you keep misspelling "you".
How could a criminal use SSNs anyway?
What types of scam/hack/crime would be possible?
How can a company be a threat to an ISP's DMCA safe harbor status without actual court decisions to back up their copyright infringement claims?
On the other hand, there are people happily paying to go into a sensory deprevation tank.
It's all about context. If you choose the sensory deprevation, it's relaxation, if you're put into the same situation, it's boredom.