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Comment Re:Sucks, but derivative work (Score 1) 137

Why don't you simply read up the law?
Derived work and fair use are contradictions in terms.
A work can only be one of the ...

Fair use is a _defence_ for copyright infringement, copyright infringement can only happen with derived work. By DEFINITION all fair use are derived works.

So this begs the question: Are you are shill or a troll?, because I find it hard to believe you can be that stupid by accident.

Comment Re:Becaue you aren't offering to do the work. (Score 1) 380

Yes, sucking resources away from other users is one reason.

- Your feature or changes almost certainly comes with added complexity and/or bugs. People don't like that.
- People resist change just as a matter of being human. Any change needs to overcome this "static friction".
- Admitting that you have a better way is also an admission that they've been doing it wrong (or less efficiently) the whole time. People don't like to do admit they are wrong.

A variant of the last possibility: A suggestion for an improvement is also a suggestion that something is not good or perfect, so it sounds like an attack or accusation. Some fanboys will defend any weakness no matter what. Suggest Apple should reactivate the standard file transfer over USB like the first iPod had, and fanboys will defend Apple crippling all their devices and forcing them to use iTunes.

Comment Re:Pretty obvious (Score 3, Insightful) 380

One of two very very scenarios arises in my mind:

1) The person(s) does not want the software to change at all because they are comfortable with how it works. This is seen all the time when companies are pushing upgrades to a new version of Windows or Office or *insert a different product*

2) Your suggestions are really not all that useful and are rightfully be lambasted

I much more commonly see:

3) Your suggestion sounds like an attack, and fans will automatically defend what they like.

Comment Re:RTFA (Score 3, Informative) 128

Because IPv4 addresses are valuable ($10 range currently) Having 16.7 Million of them is a nice chunk of change, letting 65K of them go for free seems to be a breach of fiduciary responsibility by someone.

They are not resellable like that, what they have is not property just a reserved allocation, and one that can be revoked if they start treating it as resellable property.

Comment Re:They could have done better with the data (Score 4, Interesting) 343

Once a phone call is initiated it poses little or no risk as it continues. If I start a phone call while I'm at a stop light and continue with it I'm really not posing any additional danger to anyone. By comparison taking your eyes off the road to read and write a text message is inherently dangerous any time you are attempting to drive while doing so.

Nope. All evidence shows that it is the conversation on the phone that is dangerous. It doesn't matter if you are doing it handfree or holding the phone in your hand. Having a conversation with a remote person takes 80% of your concentrations and increases your chance of having an accident 100 times.

Comment Re:I know it's a crazy idea, but.. (Score 1) 606

You're the first commenter who appears to understand that none of the voice assistants, be it Google's, Amazon's or Apple's, are always listening, they're just locally looking for a specific keyword..

Pendantic: So they are constantly looking? Constantly looking for sounds waves that makes up sounds, but not listening?

Sorry, they ARE constantly listening, they are just no constantly transmitting what they hear to their masters, they only do that when they think it is revelevent to their function.

Comment Re:Exactly what was feared in ICANN handoff (Score 1) 141

The argument against handing off ICANN to a multi-country board rather than keeping it controlled by the US commerce department was fear that policies would be imposed by the directors on granting names. examples given were china refusing ICAAN names for falung gong orgs even in other countries.

This seems like the same sort of meddling, only with IP addresses.

It doesn't matter that the policy actually sounds like a good one. Once you start down this road it will suck.

If you paid any attention instead of just trolling, you would notice this action is basically an extension of US government policies of not working with countries with military coups. It is specifically addressing a specific case of a military shutting down the internet while taking over power.

Comment Re:Not a problem with AI (Score 1) 384

Joanna Bryson, a computer scientist at the University of Bath and a co-author, warned that AI has the potential to reinforce existing biases because, unlike humans, algorithms may be unequipped to consciously counteract learned biases.

"unlike some humans"

There, fixed that for you. Or even better: "like most humans".

Exactly AIs once they approach human intelligence will start of on the stupid end, so it is inevitable they will be Republican to begin with.

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