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+ - Motley Crüe's interesting take on photography copyright-> 1

Submitted by sandbagger
sandbagger (654585) writes "Concert photography sounds like a great job but like anything else, it's tough to make a dollar. The heavy metal band Motley Crüe's most recent photography licence appears to be making that harder. A leaked copy claims that "Licensor agrees that it shall not license any of the Materials (or shall not exploit any of the Materials) without the written consent of the Licensee which shall be withheld in Licensee’s sole discretion." Effectively, that professional photographers relinquish their copyright. This is followed by a secrecy clause that you can read more about on PetaPixel."
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Comment: Required quote from Casablanca (Score 5, Interesting) 216

Major Strasser: We have a complete dossier on you: Richard Blaine, American, age 37. Cannot return to his country. The reason is a little vague. We also know what you did in Paris, Mr. Blaine, and also we know why you left Paris.
[hands the dossier to Rick]
Major Strasser: Don't worry, we are not going to broadcast it.
Rick: [reading] Are my eyes really brown?

+ - Smelling farts may just save lives->

Submitted by sandbagger
sandbagger (654585) writes "The hydrogen sulphide that's in the farts we know and love may have some health benefits when inhaled. Small doses may help stave off cancer, strokes, heart attacks and dementia, scientists have revealed. When cells become stressed by disease they try to draw in enzymes to generate their own minute quantities of hydrogen sulphide to preserve the energy creating mitochondria. Researchers have thus come up with a new compound named AP39 to assist the body in producing just the right amount of hydrogen sulfide that it needs."
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+ - Today in year-based computer errors: draft notices sent to men born in the 1800s->

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sandbagger (654585) writes "The glitch originated with the Pennsylvania Department of Motor Vehicles during an automated data transfer of nearly 400,000 records. The records of males born between 1993 and 1997 were mixed with those of men born a century earlier. The federal agency didn't know it because the state uses a two-digit code to indicate birth year."
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Comment: Legislate in haste, repent in leisure (Score 1) 147

by sandbagger (#47424487) Attached to: UK Gov't Plans To Push "Emergency" Surveillance Laws

Rewording a statute so that the recently disavowed laws are changed cosmetically 'just enough' to make it through a summer session will politics as usual. This is nothing other than kicking the can down the road and making work for the legal-industruial complex. We DO want the security services to go after the bad guys but could can we all at least keep our dignity when doing so?

'We need unlimited emergency powers all the time because of a special existential threat that we're not going to tell you about' is not acceptable as an explanation.

Comment: So, Linux on your iPod makes you what? (Score 1) 361

Seriously, this is so bizarre that this has to be a garbled report of something simpler. I can see them tracking white power bigots, drugs villains, and people saying any variant of 'God tells me to kill anyone who disagrees with me' but readers of computer science materials?

Comment: Non-competes should not make you unemployable (Score 2) 272

by sandbagger (#47369887) Attached to: Amazon Sues After Ex-Worker Takes Google Job

The purpose of a non-compete clause is primarily one of ethics. However, you cannot say 'We want to hire you for X skill and never have you use those skills for anyone else ever again.'

It's unrealistic.

The only way that's sustainable is if they compensate you for never being able to make a living again. I believe that when the hammer is brought down for non compete clauses, it needs to be at the end of a process and not done in principle. Amazon and Google have no end of jobs and bazillions of products. As long as you're not using inside knowledge, and competing directly in products, the former employer needs to make some evidentiary claim.

They do serve a function and need to be there.

+ - Lavabit founder Ladar Levison was on the radio this morning->

Submitted by sandbagger
sandbagger (654585) writes "Lavabit founder Ladar Levinson was interviewed on CBC Radio One this morning. The operator of the private e-mail service used by Snowden man who got caught up in a legal battle with the US government for running an e-mail service, and his fight for privacy. CBC Radio is Canada's national public broadcaster."
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