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Comment A possible remedy: Use Copyright Law (Score 1) 148

There is (conceivably) a remedy available under Copyright Law. Many "Internet of Things" devices (in particular, network cameras) run (at least some) libraries that were licensed under the GNU LGPL. One of the conditions of the LGPL is that users be able to - at will - replace the device's LGPL'd libraries with their own version (with the same API). If these devices do not have such an 'upgrade' mechanism available (and I suspect that few, if any, do), then they could find themselves legally liable.

If the device manufacturers feel that they're at legal risk here, then this may motivate them to make their products more easily updatable in the future.

Comment Re:host blocking (Score 2, Informative) 206

Here's more:
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127.0.0.1 pixel.quantserv.com
127.0.0.1 revsci.net
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Comment Re:host blocking (Score 2, Informative) 206

Don't just stop at Google. Add the following to your hosts (e.g., /etc/hosts) file to stymie all sorts of mysterious 3rd-party tracking and advertising services:

127.0.0.1 207.net
127.0.0.1 2o7.net
127.0.0.1 247realmedia.com
127.0.0.1 33across.com
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127.0.0.1 ads.addesktop.com
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Comment They should check the Southern Hemisphere data too (Score 1) 276

It would be interesting to see the corresponding data from developed Southern Hemisphere nations (e.g., Australia, New Zealand, Argentina). Are underachieving children in such countries more likely to have been born in June-August (the cold months) or in January-March (the same as in the US)? And how does the education level of the mothers correlate with this?

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