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Supreme Court To Hear First Sale Doctrine Case

DevConcepts Re:Great Cases and Bad Law (242 comments)

How much of what is purchased in the US is actually made in the US?
That should be 1/2 of the problem solved.
How far down the rabbit hole will this go?
Order a car part from Germany and then find out you don't need it, can you sell it? Legally?

about 2 years ago

Protecting State Secrets Through Copyright

DevConcepts Re:Been done. (142 comments)

That's not what they think.

more than 2 years ago

Google+ Enters Open Beta

DevConcepts Re:Google+ is a success (188 comments)

Argue circle, squares, aspects and interfaces all you want, there is only one that will let you be a cat/dog/fish if you want.

And not cancel your account for it.

more than 2 years ago

Google+ Enters Open Beta

DevConcepts Re:Google+ is a success (188 comments)

"Google+ also completely ripped off Facebook's look and feel"

Try again. With all the blah blah blah about G+ &FB and who stole what and yet not one mention of the open source, community driven, social web, Diaspora
That is where G+ got its look & feel.

What is Diaspora?
Diaspora is the social network that puts you in control of your information. You decide what you’d like to share, and with whom. You retain full ownership of all your information, including friend lists, messages, photos, and profile details.

Share what you want, with who you want.

Google+, You are a product, We have to have your real name, FB, We own everything you do & say.

Freedom and free speech are available in a new location.

more than 2 years ago

The Mathematics of Lawn Mowing

DevConcepts Re:Interesting Story! (514 comments)

Maybe he also likes the mental math part of the problem?

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Using Code With an Expired Patent?

DevConcepts Re:Rewriting doesn't help (139 comments)

"I am a lawyer, but not yours. Anything I tell you might be a total lie intended to benefit my clients at your expense."

Most honest thing I have ever heard from a lawyer.

more than 3 years ago

Google Announces Google CDN

DevConcepts Re:all your base... (205 comments)

Better than Skynet or is it the same thing?

more than 3 years ago

Chrome Extension Adds Facebook, Twitter To Google+

DevConcepts Re:Transitioning Is Easy (71 comments)

It's the internet! Your sins will always be there!

more than 3 years ago

Media Companies Create Copyright Enforcement Framework

DevConcepts Re:Media Companies (219 comments)

2 out of 5?
Umm Time Warner....
That would make it 3 of 5.
Time Warner Inc., a global leader in media and entertainment with businesses in television networks, filmed entertainment and publishing, uses its industry-leading operating scale and brands to create, package and deliver high-quality content worldwide through multiple distribution outlets.

more than 3 years ago

Google To Rebrand Blogger & Picasa For Google+ Integration

DevConcepts Re:Jumping the Gun (162 comments)

It's called "Notes", It allows for much longer posts than normal wall status updates.

more than 3 years ago

Hijacked Fox News Twitter Account Falsely Claims Obama Shot Dead

DevConcepts Re:HOW? (290 comments)

Password = 12345
Thats the same as my luggage!

more than 3 years ago

The End of Content Ownership

DevConcepts Re:Use more bandwidth to enjoy media? (247 comments)

Or is the business model going to be that since everything is "streamed" to dickless workstations, that 640GB oughta be enough for everybody?)

Those dickless workstations must be the new ones I keep hearing about...

more than 3 years ago

New Gasoline Engine Prototype Claims 3X Current Engine Efficiency

DevConcepts Re:Fuel engines and taxation (377 comments)

A lot of U.S. cities lack good bus transit, and apart from Volkswagen's TDI vehicles, few automakers want to try marketing diesel cars in the United States, even after the nationwide switch to ultra-low-sulfur diesel a few years ago.

Take a look at BMW starting to push diesel also.

more than 3 years ago

A Nude Awakening — the TSA and Privacy

DevConcepts Re:Some People (728 comments)

When I die, I want to die like my grandfather--who died peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car

more than 3 years ago



Posthumously pardon Aaron Swartz.

DevConcepts DevConcepts writes  |  about a year and a half ago

DevConcepts (1194347) writes "From a White House, We the people website.

"We petition the Obama administration to:
Posthumously pardon Aaron Swartz.

Aaron Swartz committed suicide on January 11, 2012. He was described by the New York Times as "a wizardly programmer who as a teenager helped to develop code that delivered ever-changing Web content to users and later became a steadfast crusader to make that information freely available."

At the time of his death, Aaron was facing charges which could have led to 35 years in prison. The charges involved Swartz's alleged attempts to download academic articles from JSTOR through the MIT network, despite the fact that JSTOR did not want charges brought.

President Obama has the power to issue a posthumous pardon of Mr. Swartz (even though he was never tried or convicted). Doing so will send a strong message about the improportionality with which he was prosecuted.""

Link to Original Source

Over 100 NASA Scientists Quit Or Retire Early Over 'Security Obsession'

DevConcepts DevConcepts writes  |  about 2 years ago

DevConcepts (1194347) writes "Is something HUGE going on with Mars that NASA and the Department of Homeland Security DO NOT want the public to know about? Due to NASA’s new found ‘security obsession’ with the Mars Rover, over 100 NASA scientists and engineers have recently either quit their jobs or retired early. What in the world are NASA and the Department of Homeland Security so obsessed about with Mars and the Mars Rover? According to this story at This Can’t Be Happening: [URL:]

The NASA file [PDF]"

Link to Original Source

WSJ iPad App weighs in at $3.99/ week

DevConcepts DevConcepts writes  |  more than 4 years ago

DevConcepts (1194347) writes "FTA ~ The Wall Street Journal just unveiled the details on their iPad app. The price is a hefty $17.29/ month, or $3.99 per week. Compare that to $2.69 for both the online and print editions together, and $1.99 for online access only."
Link to Original Source

Dr. Who & Computer Geeks

DevConcepts DevConcepts writes  |  about 6 years ago

Joe (1194347) writes "A buddy of mine has noticed that it seems that hard core Dr. Who fans are also computer geeks. This ranges from me to his son's HS comp teacher and the owner of his local comp shop. All Dr. Who fans & computer geeks. So the question is.. Is it common for the majority of hard core Dr Who fans to be comp geeks too?"


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