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Comment Re:$17K (Score 1) 36

The standard for showing that the person was falsely accused is pretty high, however... if he had resided at the location in question instead of simply being the operator of the facility, it probably wouldn't have gone the way it did.

May or may not be different. The reason is that the plaintiff only use IP address to identify that there is an illegal download of the movie. The Internet in the place is shared, so the plaintiff will have to do a lot more due diligent (more expenses and time) in order to find the right person. If the plaintiff ever found a person, the case would be completely different when filing (much stronger evidence)...

Comment Re:$17K (Score 2) 36

Doesn't sound sufficiently punitive to me.

The defendant did NOT ask for punitive damage but only the rewards which are expenses that the defendant had to pay out of pocket during the litigation.

*** From the court document ***
Gonzales has filed a motion for an award of costs and attorney’s fees. (Def.’s Mot. Att’y Fees, ECF No. 47.) Specifically, Gonzales seeks $264.60 in costs and $17,222.40 in attorney’s fees, for successfully defending Plaintiff’s contributory infringement claim.

Comment Re:I do not! (Score 1) 408

At the end of his 4 years, I hope he says one of these things: 1) Just click your heels together. 2) The change to make things better were within you all the time.

Nah, he will do what he always does -- blame someone or something about why things go wrong before the end of his term if he ever stays in his term...

Comment Re:Trouble turning a profit? (Score 1) 304

How can Uber have trouble turning a profit? What expenses do they have? Are they literally wiping their asses with money, or something? I can't imagine how maintaining a few little apps would cost billions of dollars a year.

Here is my thought to answer this question... They reinvest into their business by expanding as much as they can for now. If they can dominate the market all over the world, then they will be able to make a lot of money. I would say it is a smart move in this kind of global business (even though I don't like them).

Currently, it is their preparation time in attempt to expand to every single acre in the world. To do so, they need a lot of money to start up the business in new locations. Thus, they can't turn a profit yet. Once they are ready to make real money, I'm sure they will come up with another strategy to maximize profits (which I don't have an idea yet).

Comment Re:never gave them credit card number (Score 1) 236

I travel a lot and I confirm I get locked out every time I land in a new country, both gmail and hotmail. I need to jump through hoops with a recuperation email (which also gets blocked, the idiots). I don't know how kids do it these days, I only connect to email by pop/smtp via my home proxy because of this.

Here is my question... Do you have your account logged in from other devices/computers that are staying logged in? In other words, do you have 2 or more devices/computers stay logged in and they may possibly be in different locations at the same time? That may be the case. If one device/computer is logged in and is, for example, at home, it may trigger fraud detection system when you attempt to log in from another location/country even though the device used to attempt another login is yours.

Another scenario/question is that do you log off from the account on your laptop/notebook before you put it in hibernation, and then attempt to log in again once you are in a different location? If you don't, then the result may possibly trigger their fraud detection as well.

Comment Re:Dun dun dun (Score 1) 427

People on /. are more idiotic than I thought. When I said "both sides," it meant some people from BOTH SIDES but not "ALL PEOPLE FROM BOTH SIDES." There are ALWAYS some people from both sides that throw out HATE speech and the hate come in different ways. Stop pretending that ALL OF YOU on one side are pure or good guys and the others are bad or full of hate. It is BIG BULL. SH1T.

Comment Re:Nope (Score 1) 598

"our Winter comes in June"

Australia doesn't have winter. The whole island is to far away from the South Pole

OK, maybe Tassie might get some snow sometimes in the mountains

In the southern Hemisphere you need to be about 45 degrees south or more to get winter, due to all that ocean moderating the temperature.

I think that your reply is still irrelevant because someone from New Zealand, who lives in the South Island, could come out and say the same thing (thus, a representation from southern hemisphere). Also, the definition of "winter" tends to be related more to local than in a dictionary. If you ask people in South East Asia about their winter, they will tell you that they have their "winter" as well. Though, as you already knew, their winter is nothing but a cool weather being pushed down from the north, and it is a nice and cool season for you (but not for them).

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