The monolith remaining silent about things... that never happens. Just wait until the new algorithm tweak rolls out where submitting a delisting order raises the score of the item in question in search results.
One wonders if the monolith is gearing up to tell the **AA's to stop burying them in crappy notices for content they don't host.
I wonder if Popehat would like to take the case of every person Woods has tweeted insults similar to the one at the base of this case. One would enjoy seeing him bleeding millions of dollars when people merely have to claim to be inconvenienced by what Woods said while offering no proof of the same.
Perhaps the fact no one will insure him has less to do with Abes tweets, and more so with Mr. Woods unhinged ranting at anyone that upsets him online. That perhaps a 'star' given to suggesting random people are drug abusers and other insults doesn't track very well for a big budget film.
So I hope he gets sued by someone he insulted, and they point to this case as why they are entitled to keep mocking him online & demand full access to the details of his life.
As I learned on the interwebs.... Christ what an asshole.
$340 for them to press & hold a series of keys, then type in a code. Gee you'd think that the data they suck out of the smart tv's that gets them paid would offset the cost of just keeping a plain web page up with the instructions.
Of course this was one of the older abandoned Google Smart TV's where the 'don't be evil' corporation could have forced this magical sequence be available to consumers, but that would have made LG sad.
There seems to be little actual benefit for having a smart tv - you pay a premium price, you get spied on, you get special advertising, you get zero support unless you pay a huge fee....
Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. It really is high time people start voting with their wallets & avoiding corps that insist they have to spy so they can make more off of you.
I'd make one of my 'silly upside down people' comments, but they have a better grasp on this than the rest of the world.
It isn't the end of rightsholders if the public regains some of the promised rights. For far to long its been the massive doom & gloom end of the world prophecies that drive legislation. It is nice to see regulatory capture hasn't gotten everyone caught up in its web.
It would be nice if this sort of thinking based in facts & not imaginary fears would spread. The world needs to reform all of the craziness that's been built and a major point is the public should not be an afterthought. We shouldn't have people controlling ideas waiting for someone to fall into the waiting trap & spend billions over stupid things like its a black rectangle with rounded edges.
Back on all 3 lists...Not bad for someone whos high on Zoloft now. Didja know severe depression, where you don't get out of bed for weeks, leads to a drop in online activity? Now you do, and knowing is half the battle... the other half is LoLcat meme's.
No one is responsible for their actions, the responsible party is the one with the deepest pockets.
Are they suing themselves for having decided to go for a drive? If not for them deciding to be on the road the event wouldn't have happened. If not for the state making the road, they couldn't have been there. If not for the car maker, they wouldn't have had a vehicle to get hit. If not for the refined oil that car wouldn't have run. If not for the transport of the oil for refining, the car wouldn't have been on the road. If not for the drilling of oil, the car wouldn't have been on the road. If not for the dinosaurs dying and turning into oil, the car wouldn't have been on the road. If not for God or the big bang creating the planet, the car wouldn't be on the road.
I feel bad that they lost a child, but greed has outpaced grief here. They want the deepest pocket to pay up or at least settle, even though the deepest pocket did not make the decisions that caused the tragedy.
We can not keep demanding that corporations take the blame for stupid humans. Make McDonalds stop offering toys, because it makes my kids fat! I can't be a parent & say no. Make Amazon & Google change their voice assistants to demand my child say please and thank you to the technology. I can't be a parent & teach them to do it or take it away if they refuse. Make Apple keep people from doing stupid shit behind the wheel. We can't bother to demand more accountability from people. Make Tide change their pods packaging! I can't watch my child & keep harmful things away from them.
We need to stop demanding that everyone else be accountable. You text you drive, enjoy your jail time. We have no problem throwing a kid with 3 joints into jail for long periods, yet we let drunk drivers stay out and get 15 DUIs before we decide maybe jail is the answer.
If these things are so horrible, why do corporations have to fix it when we have leaders who can pass laws & punishments that should suit the crime. We can not cover the whole planet in Nerf, nothing is 100% foolproof. We can only try to change our own behaviors.
"And within a couple of hours of that hitting the world, with the listening systems we have we knew that we had gone too far"
Maybe clean out your ears? This was the pinnacle of not listening to users. People had so many concerns about W10, and MS just remained mum. So what if the concerns were silly to you, customers left to their own devices imagine much worse than you are actually doing. Then some idiots on the team, I'm guessing poached from WildTanget, said hey lets make it so when they think they are sending the dialog away they agreed to start the download! And somehow you thought this was a good idea.
If the malware install model was the best idea your team had, perhaps maybe begin to understand why people were so concerned about W10. The silence about why it was burning so much data, constant scans for telemetry, no idea whats happening to their computer & MS deciding they know best and customers should have no options or information.
"an Internal Affairs investigation and a suspension" Well thats what one imagines would happen, but given their history it is much more likely he'll get bought a few rounds to make him feel better about the 'punishment' he already got.
From the history of ignoring video of officers abusing the public, believing a prepared statement from an officer over testimony of witnesses & video.
While the 'war on police' narrative keeps getting spun, perhaps we should look at who has the surplus military weapons & training more suited for a war zone than policing a community. Perhaps if they want the public to care about them, they should clean their own house. Stop protecting cops who do stupid things like this, hand out actual punishments, & stop pretending its isolated. There is systematic abuse of the public from those charged with protecting them, and the system protects the abusers because it wants to not undermine public faith in the system. Its a great catch 22.
The system is broken & allowing unions to threaten those who should hold them to account needs to end. They are involved in a racket protecting officers who break the law & using the safety of citizens as a bargaining chip.
The NYPD is running wild drunk on the 'ZOMG 911 will happen again unless' hysteria... I doubt anyone would be willing to sacrifice their privacy in being detained & uploaded onto the unforgetting internet to be safer... especially when the danger they were looking for had never been there in the first place.
How much longer until we find out that NYC is running a black site that makes Chicago's look like club med?
I don't have the energy to do so, but I wonder if someone were to look back in the history of USPTO and find where there were huge complaints about how long it was taking, so the answer was to approve first & let the courts sort it out.
Makes awesome soundbites about how innovation is being protected, when you ignore the hundreds of cases like this where a stupid mark is approved that even a 10 yr old would turn down.
There is this stupid assumption that everything can be boiled down to black and white. There should be time to review submissions, but demanding a metric that only allows 2.5 minutes to review it & penalties for the processor for falling behind that pace isn't the good answer. The system could be improved, but that would require thought beyond a good soundbite.
The system is broken, has been broken, and will keep being broken until magically Congress finds the will to actually fix it rather than pay lip service to the issues. The banks were to big to fail, and it seems so many departments in the government are to big to succeed or to be reformed.
"causing substantial economic harm to music creators and undermining legitimate services"
It is so substantial that we can't find anyone but groups we created and fund to confirm it. We care more about an industry who claims huge losses in the face of growing income. We can show you on paper this film series lost $22 Bil, ignoring that the studio is still open, everyone got paid, & we made all 5 films in the series. Our answers to meeting consumer demand are 2 decades behind what is currently available, why won't they be satisfied with paying a monthly fee for a 'commercial free' viewing experince (that still serves up commercials)? Only with your continued support can we work to roll back the world to the 1950's where we controlled everything, and robbed artists blind. Our industry is failing!!! Look at the collapse of EMI, and pay no attention to the fact that all of the music we claimed was made worthless by piracy still sold for $4 Bil. We pretend we are part of the government, but we are allowed to lie much more. Follow our lead and retard the world, so we can keep ignoring consumer demand & raking in huge profits by robbing both sides.
It is completely antithetical to those sworn duties for a law-enforcement officer to be given every possible benefit of the doubt & a shield against punishment for their bad acts... but thats the system we have.
And the problem is most media will only report the charges. They might mention the court threw them out as being bogus, but that isn't as worthy of headlines.
She wants to storm into Congress riding on a tide of the ever popular stopping prostitution & human trafficking trope.
Someone needs to file a bar complaint, hopefully the Judges will to give it the extra ooomph it needs to make the system regulate itself.
She has used her position to interfere in a legal business multiple times, has been informed by courts shes not got a case, and keeps bringing it. This is for her getting soundbites not doing her job. Someone should sue her to make her return her salary & compensation for the last couple of years, as she spent much more time on a personal crusade than handling her job. She wasted tax payer funds on a vendetta that caused more problems than it allegedly was to cure. Violating the alleged ethics she is supposed to have should raise questions if she is qualified to handle the business of the country without using it as a bully pulpit to force the law to be what she wants, not what it is.
One might think she fears losing her 'think of the children' trope she's been using to distract voters from her inability to do actual things. When pot was legalized people predicted the end of the world... didn't happen. Perhaps it is time to ignore the victorian voices saying selling sex is wrong, and make it legal. Most prostitutes are well aware of what they are doing & consent to do it. Once you remove them from the crime drag net, it gets much easier to catch those forcing others into it... and they might give up as the legal option makes it harder to try and make a buck that way. I'd rather have a house of ill-repute operating, than seeing tax dollars wasted trying to embarrass those involved in a consensual business arrangement.
Kamala Harris cares more about soundbites & headlines than actual people, and it is well past time we stop getting tangled up in the hype & demand more.