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Comment In the near future.... (Score 1) 244

phone rings

Colorado Springs: Hi, this is Bob a Colorado Springs distribution center
ABI dispatch: Hi, Bob this is Murphy at dispatch

Bob: Hey Murph, how's the wife.
Murph: doing well Bob thanks for asking
Murph: say Bob, that last truck we sent hasn't come back yet, you guys still unloading?
Bob: well that is odd Murph, haven't seen a truck today let me check the lot ... nothing here from you since yesterday!
Murph: !.....

meanwhile at UC Colorado Springs
pan back from automated budwiser truck
Skolnick: Wormser, Poindexter great job!
Booger: diabolical smile Let's Party!

Comment Re:But . . . (Score 1) 439

Emphasis mine

In total, the investigation found 110 emails in 52 email chains containing information that was classified at the time it was sent or received. Eight chains contained top secret information, the highest level of classification, 36 chains contained secret information, and the remaining eight contained confidential information. Most of these emails, however, did not contain markings clearly delineating their status.

Even so, Clinton and her team still should have known the information was not appropriate for an unclassified system, Comey said.

"There is evidence to support a conclusion that any reasonable person in Secretary Clinton's position or in the position of those with whom she was corresponding about the matters should have known that an unclassified system was no place for that conversation," Comey said of some of the top secret chains. ...

Throughout this saga, Clinton has said she turned over all work-related emails to the State Department. But Comey said FBI investigators uncovered "several thousand" work-related emails that she had not handed over, and three of those were classified at the time they were sent, though they were not marked as such.

Comment Re:So why hasn't the video creator counterclaimed? (Score 1) 218

Nope, a DMCA counterclaim at this point is simply writing out a statement and sending it to, in this case, youtube, stating that you believe, under penalty of perjury, that the content is parody in nature falling under fair-use.


Comment Re:Cost? (Score 1) 228

There is only one part of that where you are partially right. The government cannot invest copyright in it's own works. However if some non-government person/organization created a copyright-able work and girted/sold the copyright to the government, the government can hold and enforce it.

17 U.S. Code 105 - Subject matter of copyright: United States Government works

Copyright protection under this title is not available for any work of the United States Government, but the United States Government is not precluded from receiving and holding copyrights transferred to it by assignment, bequest, or otherwise.

Comment Re:shit post (Score 1) 284

But it is not likely that thousands of different banks would mess with it. The more likely scenario is that the thousands of different banks would work with a handful of providers of software which would provide custom skinned but still the same underneath applications. The users of the iPhone should get to choose their provider.

You are right though, it is about (Apple) grabbing (or keeping) a larger share of the merchant's fee. They tried to do the same thing in the ebook market, and ended up out $400M for their un-competitive practices, of which I got my meager $4.35.

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