Uh...I'm not sure why you're arguing about the cost of printing on Xerox printers. I highly doubt that Hachette is printing James Patterson's latest bestseller on a sheet-fed laser printer. I'm pretty sure they're still using the same roll-fed offset lithographic printers they've been using for decades--you know the ones that fill a building. And, yes 2 dollars a book sounds about right for a large publisher--Mill City Press will print a paperback for you for about $3.90 a book plus somewhere between $1700 and $10,000 one time fee for editing and proofreading.
Since Assassin's Creed: Unity is using the same engine as the previous game in the series (and I'm certain that Far Cry 4 is the same), the great majority of the assets probably already exist, or can be easily converted.
But they're not just giving the start/stop times--they're releasing the actual video--which is infringement.
A more interesting question would be--could you consider this fair use? They are not releasing the entirety of the three movies--just the parts used in the edit, it was not done for commercial purposes, it's a commentary on how bad the originals were--and the only way to demonstrate that is to release this edit, and it has only limited effect on the value of the originals--the great majority of those interested in viewing this version already have or have seen the originals.
Sure all modern digital panels do this, of course it has to be implemented properly (it's not in all cases). Do portable device screens do this? Maybe, who knows. How about analog HDTVs and SDTVs? Not a chance.
This is so idiotic that it boggles the mind. No screen in the world reports its screen size--they report its resolution (number of pixels). My 24in PC monitor has the exact same resolution as my 40in HDTV (1920x1080 pixels). No screen manufacturer is going to put the money into developing and implementing a system for a service that doesn't exist. And who will pay for this service if no TV supports it? It's like 3D TV all over again--how many people watch 3D movies at home?
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That's not the role of the court.
Yes, but if evidence of a crime by someone other than the defendant comes out in the course of a trial, you bet that it should and is reported to the proper authorities. Do you honestly think the courts are allowed to just ignore it?
I think this so-called "research chief" needs to show some actual research. Making a statement that only 19% of viewers posted to social media is bad needs some numbers--and you know, some actual research--to back it up.
What percentage were they expecting (or hoping) would use social media? Where's the research showing that it would be valid to believe that?
Why do they believe that 19% is a bad number? Do they have research on other events that show that number could be higher?
Honestly, this is an area that any "research" is mostly just vague guessing--to many variables, nothing to compare against, and no ability to repeat any experiments with identical variables.
No, they were correct in pulling the car over. Issues with verifying a plate number in heavy traffic are common, and the plate could have been switched to another car. But the car was stopped with a cop in front and back, you would think they would manually rerun the plates, before confronting the driver (he wasn't going anywhere at that point). In every traffic stop I've been involved in, it's been a minute (or more) after the stop before the officer gets out of his car to talk to you. I always assumed they were running the plates at this time to check for any outstanding issues on the car or the registered owner. Taking a minute to verify this manually would have turned a situation that caused citizen concern (and sparked the attention of the media) into something everyone involved gets a chuckle out of (and no one else hears about).