So, its not quite like mod points, because only one post can be made first word, and only one can be made last word? And its only the first person who clicks "make first word" who gets to make that choice?
"The judge has stated, pending judgment as a matter of law, that there is "zero finding of copyright liability" other than the 9 lines of code to which Oracle's damages report attributes no value. A good day for Google overall."
"Grokster got into trouble because of things it did in the physical world; i.e., specifically encouraging users of the software to engage in illegal downloading."
I read the article and that was the point that came across BEFORE reading your comment.
As stated here: "When the US Supreme Court created its new law holding P2P providers liable where they "fostered" third party infringement, as evidenced by such things as business models, marketing and internal communications, the result was an enormous number of programmers choosing to create new applications without any of those liability attracting elements. "
That word "marketing" might have something do with "encouraging users of the software to engage in illegal downloading," unless Grokster did it some other way?
The about page specifically states "analyze and offer insight into news stories about changes in government policy, technology and legal issues that affect companies ability to innovate and grow."
Guess what, every article ever posted on Techdirt is about exactly those things.
Simply because it doesn't deal with whatever it is *you* think this blog is only about, doesn't mean the OWNER of the blog can't put whatever he wants on the blog.
The above being said, government policy, technology AND legal issues are whats discussed here. Hate to break it to you, but calling someone wormy and asking them to read their own page shows just how much you fail at reading comprehension. And on top of that, you don't even make a case. You just state your opinion as if it were fact and leave it at that.
All you need to remember for the future is government policy, technology and legal issues. If you don't have the comprehension to understand what those three things mean, remedial education may be in order.
And again, no one is forcing you to read the articles here. The problem is between your ears, not sitting at the CEO's desk of Floor 64.
Oh and with the cover on it only has two buttons, up and down, and it only took 2 attempts for my girlfriend to learn it. With the cover off, it only has 2 more switches, heat/ac/off and the programming switch.
We only use the manual mode when she's colder than me. Guess it might learn that but she doesn't do it every day.
I have a $30-40 5+2 day programmable thermostat. Its easy to program, easy to use, and the display is easy enough for me to read from the one room that it is in. I wouldn't be spending $250 because I'm not sure it would pay for itself anytime soon over what I have. The heat comes on before my gf goes to work and goes off after I leave for work, it comes on when she comes home from work and goes off when I go to bed. The low during the day is 58, at night its 62.
THe only use I would have for wanting to turn it on or off remotely would be for my GF who doesn't always come home at 1:30, but at the latest she comes home an hour later. Would the 2 or 3 days a week she isn't coming home at 1:30 cover the cost of a $250 thermostat for her to be able to turn it down until she comes home?
On the weekends its up from 10am to 11pm, and we sometimes leave but not always. It might find its best use case for us on the weekends, when we sometimes leave, would like to have the heat down when we are gone and be able to bring it up before we get home.
I just launched my Estes Amazon that I've had since maybe July on Sunday the 9th. Then today I see the article on Slashdot for the Q&A with Derek Deville. And now this collection on Techdirt! Strange coincidence, for me.
What a nice way to spend a high 70's day in early October in Western NY.
I'm pretty sure if I was sitting in my car, windows closed, talking to someone, while I was on the clock, my boss wouldn't like it very much.
As an analogy, I'm not supposed to txt or make phone calls where I work. I can leave the area where I work to make brief phone calls, and I might get some privacy if I walk away from people, but a police car is their office. I, as a taxpayer who pays their wages, have every right to tape them while they are in their car talking to someone. Want to talk to your wife/SO/etc? Do it where its less likely to be confused with you doing your job. (IE: i'm supposed to take breaks in the breakroom so there is no confusion)
How would I obstruct their work, when they aren't doing their job in the first place since they are on the phone? (if they are on a personal call)
Mixtapes and cds have been a part of the electronica scene for years. I buy mixtapes from a store, which exposes me to a dj who I never knew about, so I go see him/her at a club, they buy more records cause they always want to keep the dancefloor filled. But these records aren't on major labels (90% of them are on independants) so maybe they never caught wind of it. Or just ignored it.
Great and incalcuable damage? What is this "great" "harm" that BMI or the artists suffered that can't be paid back?
And how it is great and incalcuable if I have never heard those three tracks (and I haven't) but heard them there first and decide I want to hear more so I buy one of the three albums from whence the songs came?