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Comment Getty screwed up (Score 5, Interesting) 187

If you dig around a bit, you'll see that the artist did not make her photos public domain. She licensed them to the Library of Congress and gave a permissive license for anyone else to use them --- presumably including to sell them --- as long as users give notification that the these are the photographer's work. Nonetheless, she retains copyright. This is basically a BSD-style license. Getty is not only suing her for using her own copyrighted work, but is also not informing customers that they're her work, in violation of the license. She's suing to preserve the terms of her license.

Comment Re:"What Difference Does It Make?!?!?!" (Score 2) 692

To be fair, the Republicans managed to toss the Democrats the most easily defeatable opponent ever in someone who is consistently offensive to nearly everyone including most of the party he is nominated for and the Democrats still couldn't actually field someone who could soundly beat him.

There was never a Democratic presidential nomination contest. Hillary's victory this week was decided on years ago. Maybe Bernie was the last to be told, but didn't you think it strange that the Dem contest was just Hillary vs. Bernie (plus the occasional third guy)?
The Republicans had over a dozen people vying for the spot, and say what you like about the man, but Trump got the votes, and the Republican establishment hated it. It was a real contest.

Comment Re:Now is the time to sue them (Score 1) 409

If he really believes that is the intent, now is the time to sue them, claiming they are abusing their monopoly position. That is the heart of his claim.

Well I'm getting my popcorn over the entire thing. Then again, a lot of gamers said "Fuck you" to Epic when they decided to dump the PC for consoles. A keen reminder that it was PC's that made their company, and now he's there whining because consoles are on the decline while gaming PC's are climbing. Lot of people see this as him trying to rebuild his credibility because he decided to bet on the wrong horse in this race.

Comment Re:Wrong solution (Score 4, Insightful) 170

Considering that many forests have a burn/repopulate phase that's probably one of the best solutions. Otherwise you start seeing what we have now, uncontrollable wildfires that spring up and eat decades of dead matter that have been left collecting because there haven't been fires to burn it up. There's parts of forests in western Canada where pine needles and other materials are nearly 2' deep. All that's going to take is one good strike from lightening and it'll burn out of control, and of course be increased by the number of dead/dying trees due to pine beetle infestations.

Comment Re:Because money (Score 1) 270

I own property in a very heavy democrat leaning area in Florida(Hillsborough and Polk Counties), I was just down there doing some prep work for the storm season and to leave keys with one of my friends down there in case they need to board up the house. Everywhere I went those democrats that I know, the areas that were democrats it's Trump. Even the die hard supporters after finding out about the leaks have swung Trump. They believe that neither the DNC or Clinton have their interests at heart and believe that Trump while not the best choice is a gigantic middle finger to the entire elitist establishment. And boy are people pissed at the establishment, especially those who've been out of work for 3+ years or had their jobs replaced by H1B's.

Comment Re:Still a proprietary, DRM'd piece of shit. (Score 0) 137

As an employed adult, when I manage to steal a few minutes away for gaming activities, I've found that I enjoy much more actually gaming rather than chasing down the latest drivers or spec-ing a new video card. YMMV

What kind of idiot are you? You're more likely going to spend 2 hours downloading and update for your console or games that you can't skip then you are for a PC. Hell I haven't updated the drivers for my videocard(sapphire 7950) since last year, and it's going along just fine with all the latest titles. Though I should probably do that tonight expecially for Doom since it's now updated to use the Vulcan API and there's a 30-560% increase in framerates depending on your videocard.

PC's just worked in 2003 and you can build a PC for $350USD that can kill both the PS4 and Xbox one with their shitty 30fps and 720-900p resolutions and plug it into the same TV you were using to play your console games on.

Topic at hand: I wouldn't recommend a console to anyone, especially since they're both underpowered PC's that you can't do a quarter the shit you could on a PC. While being locked into a console ecosystem that punishes you, and requires you to pay for multiplayer support and basic functions that are free on the PC.

Comment Re:Marissa Mayer can't leave (Score 5, Interesting) 206

Twitter should be the next one to watch. They've only got around $550m in assets and just blew $200m on a tech company to fold into theirs, that of course led to a very small stock bump of around $1.25/share, which is already declining. Keep in mind they're burning through around $125m yearly in losses. Anyone want to take a bet who will buy them up? I can't think of any company that would, especially with the self-imposed trashing of their own brand they've been going on for the last year.

Comment Re:Why would Putin fear Clinton? (Score 1) 769

Casinos make money out of nothing other than people's fucking stupidity. If you can't operate one, you're a fucking retard. 101.

I'm now awaiting your casino. I'm sure you can show everyone how it's done and not have it as a failing venture when there's an over-abundance and the economy hasn't been doing shit hot for the last 8 years. Oh and I'm guessing you're american, so you'll be doing that on a declining wage front.

Comment Re:Why would Putin fear Clinton? (Score 2) 769

No, it's not. He ran a casino into the ground. A casino? Otherwise known as a license to print money.

Guess you don't realize that casino's aren't a license to print money, but in many cases operate on a thin profit margin. And the more casino's there are, the more that margin thins out. Let's look at Ontario for example: All the casino's here are operated by the provincial government. Around 70% of them are money losing ventures because they've built so many that they've created an artificial glut.

Welcome to business 101.

Democrats

Clinton Campaign: Russia Leaked Emails to Help Trump (washingtonpost.com) 769

An anonymous Slashdot reader quotes the Washington Post: A top official with Hillary Clinton's campaign on Sunday accused the Russian government of orchestrating the release of damaging Democratic Party records in order to help the campaign of Republican Donald Trump -- and some cyber security experts in the U.S. and overseas agree. The extraordinary charge came as some national security officials have been growing increasingly concerned about possible efforts by Russia to meddle in the election, according to several individuals familiar with the situation.

Late last week, hours before the records were released by the website Wikileaks, the White House convened a high-level security meeting to discuss reports that Russia had hacked into systems at the Democratic National Committee... Officials from various intelligence and defense agencies, including the National Security Council, the Department of Defense, the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security, attended the White House meeting Thursday, on the eve of the email release.

Clinton's campaign manager told ABC News "some experts are now telling us that this was done by the Russians for the purpose of helping Donald Trump." Donald Trump's son later responded, "They'll say anything to be able to win this."

Comment Re:You can load them even faster... (Score 1) 117

Brave gave them the option to get around this by not only paying people to see ads but to openly vet ads to make sure they're malware free. The major advertising companies turned their nose up at it, though he hasn't given up and is still fighting to get the system in place. I honestly expect that he'll manage with a bit of luck create a new ad network out of it. And with luck, will displace the existing companies.

Any type of API like that I expect would be abused and exploited heavily.

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