Jafafa Hots writes "The Supreme Court is set to decide, in the case of Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, whether or not First Sale Doctrine applies to products made with parts sourced from outside the United States. If the Supreme Court upholds an appellate ruling, it would mean that the IP holders of anything you own that has been made in China, Japan or Europe, for example, would have to give you permission to sell it. Your old used CDs, cell phone, books, or that Ford truck with foreign parts? It may not be yours to sell unless you get explicit permission and presumably pay royalties.
âoeIt would be absurd to say anything manufactured abroad canâ(TM)t be bought or sold here,â said Marvin Ammori, a First Amendment lawyer and Schwartz Fellow at the New American Foundation who specializes in technology issues." Link to Original Source top
Jafafa Hots writes "As pointed out on Richard Dawkins' website, (www.richarddawkins.net/article,4149,Dembski-Exam,William-A-Dembski---designinferencecom) some undergraduate and masters level courses at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary require trolling as part of their requirements.
In William Dembski's classes on Intelligent Design and Christian Apologetics, (www.designinference.com/teaching/teaching.htm), 20% of the final grades come from having made 10 posts defending Intelligent Design Creationism on 'hostile' websites.
There seems to be no requirement that the posts contain original writing, apparently cut and paste jobs are sufficient. Is this the first case of trolling the net being part of course requirements?" Link to Original Source top
Jafafa Hots writes "Doing a search on information for the PBS Nature program "Land of the Falling Lakes," I was surprised to find in Google's search results a malware warning that PBS's site might harm my computer. I've seen this warning before, but never on results pointing to a mainstream site.
Jafafa Hots (580169) writes "A buyer of Windows Vista has found a tiny holographic image of three men embedded in his Vista DVD. The original website is Spanish-language, and the Vista DVD in question may not be the U.S. version, but the question remains — who are these three men, and why are they on the disc? Cool photos on the page:
If there is one gift you could give your child, only one thing or trait you could leave them with, the most important is self-confidence. Self-confidence, mixed with the proper amount of humbleness (which is NOT the opposite) is the one thing from which all other skills and accompishments can come.
Unlike my father, who took (and still takes) every opportunity to belittle and diminish our self-worth, our feeling of ability and competence, I think that if I were lucky enough to ever become a dad I would make sure to instill a feeling of self-confidence in my child.
My child would feel able. I would also be sure my child knew they were loved. Unfortunately it's unlikely I'll ever be able to be a dad.