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Submission + - Malibu Media stay lifted, motion to quash denied

NewYorkCountryLawyer writes: In the federal court for the Eastern District of New York, where all Malibu Media cases have been stayed for the past year, the Court has lifted the stay and denied the motion to quash in the lead case, thus permitting all 84 cases to move forward. In his 28-page decision (PDF), Magistrate Judge Steven I. Locke accepted the representations of Malibu's expert, one Michael Patzer from a company called Excipio, that in detecting BitTorrent infringement he relies on "direct detection" rather than "indirect detection", and that it is "not possible" for there to be misidentification.

Comment Re:Because... reasons (Score 2) 229

Seems a bit odd to me. to say:

They investigated, verified the times and locations, and asked him about them. When he didn't provide a satisfactory response, or in fact any response,

Citation? You ask others for it constantly, so I'm sure you have several.

I think this provides a counterexample:

I want to be clear: the accusations of criminal sexual misconduct against me are entirely false.


Flat out denying the accusations is.. a response, right?

I'm inclined to say "meh", let Jacob step out of the project and leave it at that. The project is bigger than him, and he's done some stuff that I don't think belongs in tech conferences. Criminal? Let the courts decide, I'll assume he's innocent until then.

Comment Re: You gotta love yellow journalism (Score 4, Insightful) 63

I agree. Open source and Linux should never be criticized. Any criticism is false and, therefore, is yellow journalism. I find any criticism of Linux to be highly offensive and indicative of spamming from paid Microsoft trolls.

Way to mix issues here.

1/ Should open source or Linux be criticized? Hell yes, if there are reasons to.

2/ You conflate Linux and open-source. They aren't the same issues - they aren't even the same thing. Open-source is a development and business model and Linux is a fucking kernel.

3/ Drupal is to be critized here. Not Linux. Linux as a kernel is doing what the flawed middleware on top of it tells it to. No more, no less. Show me a Linux kernel exploit and I'll be the first to criticize Linux. But in this case, it ain't the culprit.

I can sort of understand people mixing up GNU things and the Linux kernel, because it's been done for years, and people grew tired of hearing Stallman repeat "it's not Linux, it's GNU/Linux" a long time ago. But Drupal has never been remotely connected to Linux. What next? Run Drupal on FreeBSD and claim FreeBSD has been owned by a trojan?

Comment Re:who wants it? (Score 1) 400

Testing of the ports maybe, AD probably not... but. the FOSS community is very good at implementing specifications. If the object model is sufficiently well-designed, then maybe Libreoffice, Samba, OpenLDAP, MariaDB etc, will get hooks/shims/modules/whatever for a Linux Powershell.

The system level interfaces depend on how far the abstraction goes. They demonstrate obtaining objects for running processes... much easier and more accurate than grepping for PIDs.


Their grep example is kind of ridiculous:

grep -Rin "sometext" --include="*.cs"


Get-ChildItem -Recurse -Filter *.cs | Select-String -Pattern "sometext"

But then look at stuff like their debugging and breakpoints: https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell/blob/master/docs/learning-powershell/debugging-from-commandline.md

There's a lot of hard work and cool ideas in there. It would be a mistake to ignore it because the syntax is awkward and MS is behind it.

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