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Comment: how do you prove service? (Score 1) 144

by swschrad (#47960141) Attached to: NY Magistrate: Legal Papers Can Be Served Via Facebook

Suppose you go into court and there is no representative of the other party. if you can prove the notice was served, you can ask for declaratory judgement. Get FacedBook does not have return receipt functionality, unlike almost all email clients. barring a reply such as "you suck skunks," you can't prove service. this is no better than tying the subpoena to a flaming arrow and shooting it into a tree.

Comment: the CRTC maximizes Canadian culture (Score 1) 315

by swschrad (#47949769) Attached to: Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

so it's time for Canadian Corner (aka The Great White North) 24x7x365 now, eh. ya hosers.

I guess by now they could run Mike Holmes and Love It or List It on the second channel, too.

if they want educational TV, put a camera outside Churchill, and the kids can guess which tourists will get eaten by polar bears. math, least-path theory, lots of fine educational opportunities.

Comment: medium tech and low tech solutions (Score 1) 334

by swschrad (#47936809) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Remote Support For Disconnected, Computer-Illiterate Relatives

medium tech: an Etch-A-Sketch.

low tech: a legal pad.

if they're clicking everything that crawls over the door or chews through the wall, they should not have a computer at all. before long, they won't have a space left under the nearby bridge either, weasels will take that also.

Comment: Bastard ATT. let's make this real simple for them (Score 1) 239

by swschrad (#47918339) Attached to: AT&T Proposes Net Neutrality Compromise

so they can understand. MONEY CANNOT AFFECT THE PRIORITY BIT. you can sell Netflix all the 10-gigabit ports you want. but the priority bit stays at 1 or 2, just like all the other basic internet traffic on your network. just like the packets you send to the home customers.

understand it now?

Comment: those are not your albums and songs, either (Score 1) 609

only weasel lawyers, it seems, own music. you at best own a limited-rights use license for personal gratification, and one physical or electronic copy of the work. if you don't want it, mark it "do not push" so it doesn't get on all your devices after syncing.

could be worse. could have been Slim Whitman. or Shatner Sings the Hits. that's what would have been a freebie on the Zune.

Comment: from library standpoint, it's like US "fair use." (Score 1) 102

by swschrad (#47884367) Attached to: Top EU Court: Libraries Can Digitize Books Without Publishers' Permission

doesn't necessarily meet the US standards for personal owner fair use, where I can have as many damn copies in as many damn formats as I like... as long as I only use one at a time, and never get rid of the original source, which is considered the licensed version.

"Tell the truth and run." -- Yugoslav proverb