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Comment Re:Only a penny a page, duplex? (Score 1) 5

I'll be better able to figure it when the cartridge is empty. The savings come from not having to pay eight or ten bucks for copies that I'm proofreading.

They're already online as free e-books, HTML, and PDF, with printed copies available at a price.

Comment Cataracts and Suse (Score 1) 6

IIRC you're Canadian (if in the US you'll need insurance) and should be able to get CrystaLens implants for an extra $2,000. They cure nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and cataracts.

I ran Suse back in 2003 and liked it, but moved to Mandrake because my TV didn;t like it; I was using the TV as a monitor with an S-video cable. Still trying to find a distro that will run on an old Gateway laptop.

Comment Re:Lumen Database may be part of it (Score 1) 102

As for whether a site is tied closely enough to infringement to deserve demotion, the featured article doesn't give the complete algorithm, but it does take into account notices of claimed infringement: "the tech giants have committed to demote websites that have repeatedly been served with copyright infringement notices." I assume these are the same notices of claimed infringement that Google forwards to Lumen Database, particularly those pursuant to 17 USC 512.

That's what worries me. The ones who claim infringement are also those with a monetary reason to restrict others, including those who aren't really infringing but just close to it, and bad for their business.

Until and unless there are serious repercussions for incorrect takedown notices that impacts the one sending the notice as much, relative to their business, as the notice would impact the one hit by it, I see more problems than solutions.
If I made my livelihood on selling sheet music for my own songs, a handful of incorrect takedown notices that bumped me off Google would be devastating to my business, but would have no impact on RIAA/Stemra/ASCAP/Sony, nor the lawyers who work for them.

Comment Re:Anyone have a link to the price sheet? (Score 1) 102

The U.S. Constitution grants the power to define copyright infringement to Congress within the limits of the First Amendment. Congress has created statutory limits on copyright, some specific and others largely left up to the judicial branch.

But congress isn't going to decide on whether any web site is in violation or not.

Comment Re:I'm not surprised. (Score 1) 883

It's not appropriate for someone to send messages like this to a subordinate, period, the end. It creates a hostile work environment because they have to worry about whether they'll be penalized for saying no.

Repercussions for rejecting advances are already against the law. That's what needs to be enforced, not blocking the initial advance.

Comment Re:ECC (Score 1) 260

No boot ROM means that a hardware device constructed from discrete logic and analog chips directly demodulates digital data from the radio, addresses the memory, and writes the data. Once this process is completed, it de-asserts the RESET line of the CPU and the CPU starts executing from an address in memory. Really no ROM!

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