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Comment Re:And IMDB cares about this *why*, exactly? (Score 1) 298

It may not have to be a traditional office. Sales tax law for instance considers if you have a nexus in the state as to if you need to collect and remit state sales tax.

My company has sales staff in nearly every state, yet only has real offices in one. We have to collect tax though for each individual state because that 1 employee that drives around almost every day makes us have a nexus in the state.

I'd be very surprised if IMDB would be able to get away with having only remote workers in California and not have to comply with California law.

Comment Re:Anyone want to explain this (Score 1) 127

Snapchat filters are effects that can be applied to pictures and short videos. Filters may be something as simple as an overlay or some stylized text, but usually they employ some tracking of facial features to distort or alter the subject's appearance. Recent filters have included dog, cat, bee, a sad effect that makes you look like you have down syndrome, drag queen, Harley Quinn, face swapping, and more.

Some filters are available for long periods of time pretty much anywhere you go. Other filters, the geofilters, may only be available in the vicinity of a particular venue for a limited time.

Comment Re:Pretty cool (Score 1) 162

Who really needs their Plex library "in the cloud"?

Many people share their libraries with friends and family. If your local hardware or bandwidth isn't up to snuff this can make sharing multiple streams simultaneously a poor user experience as it will either stutter or video quality suffers.

Is the service needed by everyone? No. Is it required that everyone run Plex now in the cloud? No. Can it be of benefit to some users? Yes. I think it's far better to have the option and not use it, than to not have the option and need it.

Comment Re: Mature technology (Score 1) 236

It is hard to see how nuclear subsidies help with climate. By the time plants are built, electricity will be too cheap for them to opperate even with subsidies. Solar and wind subsidies are responsible for lowering the cost of electricity by encouraging scale, so why waste money on nuclear subsidies at all?

Comment Re:I doubt Hollywood has an age discrimination iss (Score 2) 298

It's not even a issue if the discrimination is done for a bona fide occupational qualification.

It's also not just actors although they are visibly the most obvious example of looking an age. Directors, producers, other production staff, etc would also be covered. Not usually appearing on camera, it's harder to argue that they need to look an age in order to properly perform their job, yet they are the subject of ageism as well.

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