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Comment Re:Matter of time (Score 1, Offtopic) 145

Console games - just launched prices have risen from around 40bucks to 70 in less than a decade.

Console game prices (major studio releases, not indie titles) have been in the $50-$70 range for decades.

AAA console games like Street Fighter II and Final Fantasy III had release prices of $70, and that was 25 years ago.

Adjusting for inflation, console games have never been cheaper.

Comment Re:Algorithms != Implementations (Score 1) 122

Um whatever dude, you said this:

Reuters did not build an algorithm. They devised an algorithm

That's what I replied to.

TFA says "Reuters has built an algorithm called News Tracer that flags and verifies breaking news on Twitter."

Again, perfectly valid language here. This is not "misuse" of either "algorithm" or "build". Your complaint is asinine.

Comment Re:treating the symptoms (Score 1) 360

Bingo. Alternative media is flourishing because the MSM has utterly fucking failed. True investigative journalism is dead.

Canada has a law which makes it illegal to broadcast false or misleading news. Seems to work pretty well. Sadly, this is unlikely to ever happen in the States, because MUH FREEDOMS OF SPEECH!

Freedom of speech has limits. Just like you can't yell "fire!" in a crowded theatre, you shouldn't be able to label yourself "news" if you knowingly lie. Just my opinion of course.

Comment Re:DCMA Fair Use / Parody (Score 1) 219

Samsung is legally-required to protect its trademarks, else they lose them.

This is largely a myth.

Trademark Law Does Not Require Companies To Tirelessly Censor the Internet

The circumstances under which a company could actually lose a trademark—such as abandonment and genericide—are quite limited. Genericide occurs when a trademark becomes the standard term for a type of good (‘zipper’ and ‘escalator’ being two famous examples). [...] Courts also set a very high bar to show abandonment (usually years of total non-use).

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