OMG WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING!!!! QUICK DO WHAT THOSE OTHER GUYS ARE DOING!!!! WE CAN RAISE OUR PROFITS!!!!
Should we perhaps stop running blindly to the fast "fix" that does nothing of benefit for people?
We have in this country some serious issues that a fucking bag check will not fucking fix. - Our mental health system has failed. Those who require help are priced out of getting the help they need. Their illness is seen as some sort of punishment from a higher power, and as long as they aren't panhandling & bothering me I don't have to care... until the voices tell them the blood god demands blood. - Which leads to the insanity of MOAR GUNS! FEWER CHECKS! My right to bear arms trumps common fucking sense! The system is woefully inadequate to keep weapons out of the hands of those who legally can not possess them. But this hot button issue results in its own form of mental illness, helped along with the 'the secret mooslim president is gonna take yer guns!!!' rhetoric.
We have more weapons than rational people should need, they are stolen, pawned, and vanish from the grid until someone is murdered. Even those charged with protecting citizens can't keep track of their caches.
We do have many more problems, but we care more about weapons than making sure our neighbors are well. It has a tragic cost, and instead of deciding society would be better off if we showed actual concern about those who need help we decide that some security theatre will solve it (or at least shut people up until the next one... then more theatre... until the next one... then more theatre... until the next one...
At what point is the bodycount high enough to admit that as a society we keep failing those who need help because we "needed" a tax break and to stop protecting the least of us?
Something something causes a form of brain damage. Now the citizens should prove they aren't brain damaged and removed these power drunk morons from their positions. Sadly it will cost them even more, because one can be sure that there are requirements in the contracts trying to get rid of them early.
Google made a BUNCH of missteps doing +. Be social, circles, hang out... Now use your real name or f right off. Its not a social platform it is an identity service. We need more, we'll make YouTube comments better by slapping real names on it. Don't present posts in chronological order, just randomly shift them around make people have to spend more time looking for new content we hid. Oooh lets let people press a button on searches and send that to everyone they know.
Perhaps now they will stop listening to the 32 different masters they were trying to serve, and be consumer centric. People like to see things in order, people don't like to have all sorts of crap stuffed in their feed... I might be friends with you but I have no idea who these other people are and we don't have the same tastes in things... but I keep getting bombarded by your tastes and I have no control to stop it other than to ask (and end up in a fight), change what circle you are in (and forget you exist there), or just uncircle you to save my sanity.
It is a quirky little platform, it needs some love after they finish untangling it from everything else trying to force people to use it.
While it is insane, they are always fearful of being the next dancing baby case. The cartels have no problem throwing tons of cash down a hole to crush those who resist their demands, correct or not. No one wants to be the first case that proves they need to review the notices before blindly accepting them. The fact that even if the takedown was bogus there was still going to be a black mark against the account holders is the really stupid part for Vimeo. Some random troll send multiple notices, screw all your work, get off our site because we don't want to deal with the hassle.
This is another chapter in how broken the DMCA process is, and nothing is going to change because much money is spend to buy the law they want, not the law that should be.
I look forward to someone starting a company to disrupt the marketplace that doesn't yank first & then punish you still later when it is bogus. That they review the claims and reject as needed. I look forward to a court having to hear how they didn't act fast enough and the company producing the 100 bogus takedowns covering 100000 items that they were expected to check in a reasonable time.
It really is time we stop allowing the cartels to demand everyone else pay for their mistakes and the huge amount of derp they generate with these bogus notices. Imagine if they had to pay a fine for every bogus notice, they would get much better much faster.
If only we could force Congress to have nothing better than the worst off of the people in the country. They are supposed to represent us, and it has become crystal clear that they live in their own little bubbles disconnected from the reality us little people live in. Imagine how quickly things would get fixed if instead of Congress first, it was the people put first. You can have nothing better than the little people... as we saw when they figured out their childish shutdown of the government wouldn't allow them to fly home when it affects them they can move mountains quickly. Imagine all of the sweeping changes if: congress got medical via the VA. congress had to pay for office supplies, gas, parking. congress had to deal with cable companies without a VIP number and had to decide between going to work or waiting for the 12 hour window where a tech might show up. congress didn't get paid if they play chicken with the budget. If they didn't get vacations like a majority of working people in this country.
They screw these programs up, deliver nothing of benefit, and then don't have the courage to hold someone accountable unless they can score some points in the media... rather than doing it because citizens got screwed and the people were more important than a pretty, worthless, program.
Shame there will be much lip service and nothing will change. It didn't happen to them, and "THOSE" people are dangerous (the police told me so) so convincing people that what happened here was illegal, immoral, unethical, and a violation of someones rights will be an uphill battle.
We are trained to fear anything different, do not question authority, look away when someone elses rights are violated because they must be bad. So there will not be much outrage until either they detain those who turned a blind eye or those who were targeted finally say enough and do the only thing that can to raise awareness, and as we have seen protests and often twisted into riots and rights free zones making things much worse and then the powder keg gets sparked.... and this just convinces those who looked away that maybe what the police did was justified to protect us from them.
They do this with our tacit approval, and until you do something beyond like something on facebook you are still allowing it to happen. Demand change, demand charges, demand that even those you are terrified of deserve the same rights you enjoy... or don't be shocked when either side decides you aren't worthy of rights anymore.
Why do the work when you have toys to do it for you? Why not turn alleged threats into a package perfect news block showing everyone how they are being kept safe?
Perhaps if we focused less on giving them left over military toys, that we wasted money on creating, and instead more education about how to solve problems with something other than the end of an M15 or tactical armor unit perhaps we would get better.
The dial has been turned to 11 - terrorists everywhere, under your bed in your town on the internet, threats to law & order!!! (ignoring that people are distrustful because the killed by a cop bodycount is higher than terrorist attack bodycount.) We just want to feel safe, and so few of these stories get the national media coverage they should in deference to the police state. If we lost faith in them, we might stop blindly accepting the lies and rights being torn away.
Knowing they didn't do any of the investigation the job requires, and then decided to downplay a raid on a little old lady who did nothing illegal. Even the lawsuit will not hold those who made the stupid decisions accountable, they will pass the buck to the taxpayers to take care of.
We spend money making sure we look good in fantasy, to distract people from the reality of the horror we cause.
Everyone can believe our soldiers respawn unwounded and in perfect health, no one look at the soldiers who need medical treatment in the real world that our system can not provide, but we have 100 new tanks no one wanted.
And the blather from planet Murdoch was silenced, an angel got its wings, a unicorn was born, peace happened in the Middle East... until the machine roared to life again Slaying the angel, serving Murdoch a filet of unicorn, and well the Middle East went back to being what Murdoch hopes it can be forever.
The really sad part about all of this, is after all of the effort & cash wasted in these lawsuits...and "Justice" is served by removing these unfit people from the job... An arbitrator will put them back on the job with back pay.
Shake your head all you want, but time & time again we see those unfit for the job, forced back onto the public who thought that the rules were for everyone and that the bad apples were out of the barrel now. Why bother taking the bad apples out, when the system keeps shoving them back in with a bonus for their misdeeds? Why be shocked when good apples don't bother to report the bad apples or do anything, because they know it is pointless and they will face repercussions from those we've made untouchable and unaccountable.
Not to mention that there have been some issues with Sourceforge grabbing projects and replacing installers with crapware deluxe installers all while claiming its because no one responded to the notices they never actually sent.
How dare people get offended that they arbitrarily screwed up many peoples work over a single word without even a poorly worded threat letter first.
As there are other examples of this word on their site, one has to assume that some jackass took a dislike to the original coder or one of the fork coders and is currently nursing a chubby over having "won" against the transgressor.
GitHub played their role of being an enforcer to deal with a squeaky wheel, and harmed their reputation. They will refuse to walk back on this, otherwise the outrage from the other side will overwhelm them (ignoring that those bitching have no fing clue what GitHub does nor use it, they just piled on because a FB post told them to). Once people figure out the word appears in more places, they will have to purge all the naughty words, a list of which will grow in scope until no words are allowed. While it is their playpen, the lack of any warning beforehand or any consideration of exactly how far their hasty action would spread shows a policy that they never bothered with before and they don't know how to enforce the terms they got off of legalzoom.
Cutting off ones nose to spite ones face comes to mind.