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Staff Emails Are Not Owned By Firms, UK Judge Rules

Maximus633 Re:Not so much that "emails are not owned by firms (111 comments)

You make an excellent point here. Very well thought out response. I can see where you are going with the points now. Again very interesting.

about a year and a half ago
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Staff Emails Are Not Owned By Firms, UK Judge Rules

Maximus633 Re:Not so much that "emails are not owned by firms (111 comments)

This is an interesting point to be made.

Although I am not from the UK nor do I know if this applies but my question would be this. If you are the one making the comment how can you not own the statement? Isn't email seen just as a written letter that one has to answer for if something derogatory or defaming said?

about a year and a half ago
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NYC Taxi Commission Nixes Cab-Hailing Apps

Maximus633 Re:Defnition of "Electronic Communication Device"? (264 comments)

Not to be a jerk here... But the memo doesn't state that they can't use the cell phone apps while driving (that line is at the end). The memo states that those type of apps like Uber are not allowed due to a contractual obligation that they (The commission) has made with payment processors. It also points out that it could also cause problems with the rules for prearranged rides provision in the law.

about 2 years ago
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NBC Apologizes For Editing Zimmerman 911 Call

Maximus633 Re:Error My Ass (1005 comments)

Sorry I disagree. The dispatcher is NOT law enforcement they have no legal grounds to give you an order to comply. I was involved in a hit and run accident. They went through and I was following the person. They told me to cease following the person. I couldn't get insurance to cover the repairs to my car for 30 days while they "looked" for the person who hit my car. If I get in the same situation I want something done about it.

more than 2 years ago
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Technical Glitch Lets Reporters Eavesdrop On Obama, Sarkozy

Maximus633 Re:Glitch? (411 comments)

I respectfully disagree with your thoughts on this situation and use of the Times Ethics policy.

First off this wasn't a case where the reporter PURPOSELY went in and "tapped" the line, or even they pushed the button to enable the sound to be sent to that room. The fact is what happened is someone some place pushed the wrong button. When they pushed said button and sound was enabled in that room of the conversation then it became public. Though things sometimes are said in meetings because no one thinks you are being heard doesn't make it right. We all should take responsibility for the things we say.

I believe that it was newsworthy. Given what was said and in the response it was aimed at makes the US look bad. There is no need for such disrespect towards other countries officials at all. I am sorry but I do not BELIEVE that anyone person should have the right to deem something newsworthy or not.

more than 2 years ago
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Steve Jobs Dead At 56

Maximus633 RIP Mr. Jobs (1613 comments)

I think we all as computer geeks, and various other geeks can all relate to the products and innovation that he helped (either personally or via collective of RnD) put a spin on for the general public. I wish I could have had the pleasure of meeting him one day. He will be extremely missed. It is because of Apple that I even learned to pursue computers to being with. It all started with a Macintosh at a school and ended up spending a life time learning.

To his family, friends, and the rest of the tech community I am sorry for our loss but I am glad for the accomplishments that were forever changed many of our lives.

RIP Mr. Jobs.

more than 2 years ago
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Hotfile Sues Warner Bros Over Abuse of Takedown Tool

Maximus633 Re:under penalty of perjury (155 comments)

I have worked for an ISP Abuse department and routinely had to enforce DMCA.

You're section of stating you have an authorized right to act on behalf of the rights holder. The DMCA requires that you have looked at the file to determine that it in fact is a copyright to which you own. Thus you are saying you have the right to enforce the copyright in regards to that /file/ since it was your work or a work for which you have the right to enforce copyright action to. The fact is you HAVE to establish that you own the copyrights to the work in that file. Otherwise you mis-represent yourself. As you already said that 512(f) does give people the right to come after you.

more than 2 years ago
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IP Addresses Not Enough To ID Users

Maximus633 Re:A computer can be used remotely. (266 comments)

Okay so you pull my internet. I refuse to have the MAFIAA state that in order for me to use a private/public network is based on maintaining their making sure their copyrights aren't violated. The end question becomes where do my rights end and theirs begin? In this case the Internet is used for other things that have nothing to do with violating copyrights. Though I guess we could say that in order to sell CD's you maintain a price range that allows all social classes of people easily afford it. I would say 10 cents a song is fair.

more than 2 years ago
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IP Addresses Not Enough To ID Users

Maximus633 Re:A computer can be used remotely. (266 comments)

They are welcome to knock on the door and request a mandatory security audit. However you need a court order to get in my house if I haven't invited you or you will face my friend Ann Ruger and her associates from L. Ead and Co.

The fact is that anyone that is using a computer yes should secure it but the fact is its too complicated for the typical AOL user. In this case I feel that they need to establish the fact that a person DID something (identify the actual responsible person) before doing something even remotely close to this.

more than 2 years ago
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Windows 8 To Natively Support ISO and VHD Mounting

Maximus633 Re:Matryoshka Software (656 comments)

Then you will make yourself a pizza because after all that you will be hungry!

about 2 years ago
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Dutch Provider KPN Under Fire Over DPI

Maximus633 Re:I'm old. (77 comments)

I am just as old... I saw that and was like why is a provider in trouble over dots per inch...

more than 3 years ago
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US Dept. of Justice, ICE Still Seizing Domains

Maximus633 Re:Summary is wrong, as usual. (252 comments)

The full article states that .com was not sized. :-)

more than 3 years ago
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US Dept. of Justice, ICE Still Seizing Domains

Maximus633 Re:Summary is wrong, as usual. (252 comments)

Its not just the Summary... TFA has the same remark of domain names.

more than 3 years ago
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Jerry Brown Confiscates 48,000 Cell Phones

Maximus633 Re:Need a bigger knife (738 comments)

Thanks for your advice. It is truly welcoming and if I am doing something wrong I much rather have someone help me than tear me down.

I have actually been doing the volunteer deal both in a hospital and at some local places teaching computer basics. A lot of people have learned a lot but I doubt it would get me a job. Pay isn't there but it is rewarding to make someone smile.

I will have to try the posting of my resume in my sig. Never thought of it. :)

more than 3 years ago
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Jerry Brown Confiscates 48,000 Cell Phones

Maximus633 Re:Need a bigger knife (738 comments)

I live in the United States. The laws, the constitution, the roadway signs, and school is taught in English. With all due respect as long as I live in this great country and when my president and congress people along with every law is written in english I refuse to cater to someone who refuses to learn the language in The US. If I worked in a spanish speaking country I would be excepted to learn the language for them.

It is not right to force me to learn spanish to do business in the US. Maybe I am wrong and I am sure some people out there feel as though I am making myself entitled to not have to learn a foreign language. Which is true I feel that entitlement. But not hiring someone because they will do support / business within the borders of the US and don't speak Spanish is wrong.

Now it is different to say "I need you to learn XX new thing" to which is not learning to talk to another person in the US with a different language I am all for that. I am willing to learn new things.

more than 3 years ago
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Jerry Brown Confiscates 48,000 Cell Phones

Maximus633 Re:Need a bigger knife (738 comments)

For all the years I was working I paid a tax to go to the state government insuring that if I lose my job through no fault of my own that I would be able to collect some money until I found a replacement job.

are you getting more out than you paid in? where is that money coming from? someone else is paying for you to not work.

Out of all the years I put into it. I would say probably not. But that is one to debate if I could find how much I paid every year I worked.

The state requires me to make 3 job contacts a week. I do about 5 a day so that's 25 M-F and not counting the about 10 or so I may do on a Saturday and Sunday.

you go in for 35 jobs a week and still don't have one after a year? you're obviously not trying to get a job, but just want collect your free money as long as you can.

I love this one. Personally its the best. You know I did have a 2 offers. One of them was below minimum wage and the way they planned to get around it was it was a "contract". I turned that down. The other offer was for a telemarketing position in which I was paid on commission and there was no way to guarantee I would get paid minimum wage even. Plus I am not a sales person never worked in sales.

So if that means I am trying to get my free money then I guess I am. But given that the economy in the area I am in sucks and given that my area of expertise is in computers which in this city unless you speak both English and Spanish you won't get a job. I don't speak spanish and I refuse to learn to.

more than 3 years ago

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