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Comment Re:Time IS on Apple's Side (Score 1) 108

> Actors are on the way out because of course as computers increase in capability so virtual acting bots become possible and they live forever,

So everybody in the industry is a psychopath, and we're about to have all entertainment be some alternate reality version of Jar-Jar Binks? Only on Slashdot would this great pile of nonsense be rated insightful.

Comment Re:So fire the school principals! (Score 1) 57

They should've asked the question: why is my school billed at a higher rate, than I'm paying at home

You're making an apples to zebras comparison: Residential telephone services are significantly cheaper than business services--such a disparity is by design. The phone company charges more to businesses because they're using the lines to make a profit and the phone company knows that business customers can't live without phone lines.

Without access to another comparably sized organizations business telephone billing records, this would be very tough for the school to even check, if not impossible.

The way to work around this is that there are companies whose entire reason for existence is to analyze telephone bills for businesses, governments, and other organizations. They have access to telephone bills from various customers, and probably would have noticed pretty quickly if such a scheme were in progress.

Comment Re:Rules for thee, not for me (Score 4, Informative) 211

For an imperfect analogy: If I loan my volunteer fire department use of my car, I haven't given up title, Nor have I indicated that anyone is now free to abscond the vehicle with impunity.

In fact, Getty not only stole these, by falsely asserting ownership rights, it's as if they took the car from my analogy, and drove it for Uber.

Her images are NOT public domain. They are her copyright, for which she waived license fees for re-use and distribution, via Library of Congress, per her attribution remain.

Submission + - Getty Sued For $1 Billion For Selling Publicly Donated Photos

An anonymous reader writes: Online stock media library Getty Images is facing a $1 billion lawsuit from an American photographer for illegally selling copyright for thousands of photos. The Seattle-based company has been sued by documentary photographer Carol Highsmith for ‘gross misuse’, after it sold more than 18,000 of her photos despite having already donated them for public use. Highsmith’s photos which were sold via Getty Images had been available for free via the Library of Congress. Getty has now been accused of selling unauthorised licenses of the images, not crediting the author, and for also sending threatening warnings and fines to those who had used the pictures without paying for the falsely imposed copyright.

Comment Re:Why does this matter? (Score 1) 694

The real issue is the fact that DNC tried to stop Bernie with a few underhanded tactics.

Did they? Curious how you are completely willing to believe the authenticity of data that has been revealed to have come from Russian Intel. They are willing to hack into a server to influence US elections, but they aren't above altering content here and there to sew dissent?

None of the people who sent the emails have disputed the accuracy of the dumps, so I'd say you're barking up the wrong tree here.

Comment Re:If you think Twitter is bad... (Score 1) 116

I am not an admin, I only need to remember my passwords. Personally, I have a less-secure "story" and a more-secure "story". So I basically have 2 variations on the story behind my passwords. That doesn't mean I have only 2 passwords of course. So even if someone cracked one of my passwords they would be able to guess my others. And I have been using the secure scheme since 1996. The password looks totally random, but I know the story behind it, and remember the variations I made. So I can write down a single letter (or number) and know what the password is.

I think my point is that people need to THINK about their passwords, and make it unguessable yet something they can write down reminders for without compromising the guessability. Now making it 'uncrackable' is a different story completely.

Comment Re:If you think Twitter is bad... (Score 1) 116

True, to some degree... I only use this type of naming scheme where I am required to change my password - which is pretty much everywhere except on things that I control. Sometimes you have to deal with reality, and that means having to change your password. Is DaisyRIPyy99 harder to crack than DaisyRIPzz00? Not at all, but it is a method to help the user remember it.

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