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Comment Re: They simply remember your UDID (Score 1) 77

Yeah the NY times article was scaremongering and partially wrong but the 'bad' thing Uber did here was break the Apple TOS which say developers should not be fingerprinting users devices.

You're supposed to be able to install an app, uninstall it and then the next time you install the same app the company has no idea it is a second installation.

Apple have tried to give each app a new unique udid, unlike the old days of iOS where everyone read the same UDID

Comment Re:Reason for the dismissal (Score 2) 164

Ah, that makes sense then.

Although it does mean that this sentence in the summary is simply wrong - "To prove direct infringement copyright holders merely have to make it "plausible" that a defendant, Thomas Gonzales in this case, is indeed the copyright infringer."

If it was true, it doesn't matter how many other peoples shared the internet connection.

Comment Re:Plausible? (Score 3, Insightful) 164

Which is exactly why I repeated 'plausible' three times as my point is, lets bring out the car analogy, if Mr Johnson owns a car and that car is caught speeding by a speed camera. It is PLAUSIBLE that Mr Johnson was speeding as it is his car. It's entirely plausible. It doesn't mean it wasn't Mrs Johnson driving or Mr Johnson's kid. It may have been stolen and it wasn't anyone in the Johnson family. But it is definitely PLAUSIBLE that it was Mr Johnson.

Exactly the same applies in this case, if the only requirement is whether it is plausible, then surely the IP belongs to Gonzales' account with the ISP so it is plausible it was him.

Comment Plausible? (Score 2) 164

As much as I disagree with the copyright system across the globe, and would be a hypocrite to say downloading is wrong.

Surely the judge has got it wrong here? If this sentence is true "To prove direct infringement copyright holders merely have to make it "plausible" that a defendant, Thomas Gonzales in this case, is indeed the copyright infringer." then the IP address linked to the defendant's contract with the ISP is surely "plausible"?

Comment Jarvis or Siri? (Score 4, Insightful) 115

There is quite a large jump between saying "I'm going to build my own AI like Jarvis from Iron Man" and then saying "I'll use this AI to help me turn on the lights or listen to music".

Is it going to be a glorified Amazon Echo / Apple Siri or will it actually be able to predict what you're doing and what you need help with?

Comment Re:pirate bay un|blocked (Score 1) 100

Why are you so angry? Also, The Pirate Bay isn't "back" as per - "Update: Just to be clear,,, and others are mirrors not affiliated with the original site. They serve old content (no new uploads) and are not TPB resurrections. If the site reappears it will be on the original .se domain."

Comment Re:Not-so-accurate source (Score 1) 487

"I know most clients clocks are not precise, but if they have their timezone wrong, I don't why that's the BBCs fault."

The whole issue here is that someone complained that the BBC's clock was wrong...while the whole time the BBC was using the local user's computer time as the source. So the end user having their timezone wrong would bring us back to step 1 in this dilemma. Hence why the problem isn't as easy as you think it seems to be.

The BBC can't use anything set locally on the end user's machine this basically leaves the IP address as an attempt to find the correct location, now try and find an IP -> geographical location database that is 100% accurate, as if it isn't accurate for one user...we're back to step 1 of this dilemma as that person can then complain that the BBC clock is wrong.

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