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Russia Quietly Passes Anti-Blogger Law

Miros Re:Russia you were so close (284 comments)

She has not actually been sentenced yet (based on the article linked) - just convicted.

about 3 months ago
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Russia Quietly Passes Anti-Blogger Law

Miros Re:Russia you were so close (284 comments)

The purpose of the registration regime appears to be to criminalize anonymity. This is essential for the effective enforcement of this law which criminalizes saying hurtful things about public officials.

about 3 months ago
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Russia Quietly Passes Anti-Blogger Law

Miros Re:Russia you were so close (284 comments)

What do you mean by "controlled?" This sounds like an anecdotal correlation at best, which does not prove the existence of an effective police state.

about 3 months ago
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Facebook Being Sued Over Mining of Private Messages

Miros Re:Facebook lied in their privacy policy. (170 comments)

I'm not so sure. They clearly state that they receive messages in the "information we receive about you" section, and then clearly state that they use the information that they receive to "measure or understand the effectiveness of ads you and others see, including to deliver relevant ads to you"

about 7 months ago
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Facebook Being Sued Over Mining of Private Messages

Miros Permitted under the TOS...? (170 comments)

While you are allowing us to use the information we receive about you, you always own all of your information. Your trust is important to us, which is why we don't share information we receive about you with others unless we have:

  • received your permission;
  • given you notice, such as by telling you about it in this policy; or
  • removed your name and any other personally identifying information from it.

https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info

Have to be careful of those "or" situations.

about 7 months ago
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Chrome's Insane Password Security Strategy

Miros Re:This is also the case on Firefox (482 comments)

and on mac it uses the keychain to store things...? I'm starting to see why this may actually be a non-issue

about a year ago
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Chrome's Insane Password Security Strategy

Miros Re:This is also the case on Firefox (482 comments)

Answering my own question - this is a non-issue (it seems). Chrome apparently uses an API (at least on windows) to use account info to encrypt the passwords which presumably is only available if the user has actually logged in.

about a year ago
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Chrome's Insane Password Security Strategy

Miros Re:This is also the case on Firefox (482 comments)

Locked, unlocked, what's the difference? If you're not using whole disk encryption, what good is locking going to do if someone steals your computer? Removing user account passwords from systems tends to be rather trivial...

about a year ago
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Jono Bacon Talks About Ubuntu Phone Progress (Video)

Miros Re:Desktop Replacement? (55 comments)

Fair enough. I would buy the argument that it will be 'soon.'

about a year ago
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Jono Bacon Talks About Ubuntu Phone Progress (Video)

Miros Re:Desktop Replacement? (55 comments)

Sure but this is supposed to be targeted at power users (the whole F1 metaphor). How do the specs of the Edge compare to your current or even last primary workstation?

about a year ago
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Jono Bacon Talks About Ubuntu Phone Progress (Video)

Miros Desktop Replacement? (55 comments)

It seems to me like the real purpose of a device like the edge is to replace your desktop hardware. Is that really possible yet?

about a year ago
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How Outdated Data Distorts Doctors' Pay

Miros Incentives? (336 comments)

Aside from the question of how and when to update the 'time and motion' study data, does this setup the right incentives for the industry? It essentially says 'we will set the benchmark for adequate, and then you try to do whatever you can to beat it economically.' If the revenue at the margin is fixed, the way to drive profit is to decrease costs as much as possible. Of course, the benefits are not passed on to the consumer if the price fixer is asleep at the switch...

about a year ago
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Study: Limiting Bidding On Spectrum Could Cost Billions

Miros Is it just me (140 comments)

Or does this story dismiss its own relevance at the end?

about a year ago
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What's Actually Wrong With DRM In HTML5?

Miros Re:This is easy... (447 comments)

What about a provision that says you are only allowed to run this software on hardware that I have sold you? Or a provision that says you can watch this media any time within the next 24 hours?

about a year ago
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What's Actually Wrong With DRM In HTML5?

Miros Re:This is easy... (447 comments)

It's unclear at best what effects license terms can have on the 'first sale doctrine.' Hopefully that will be clarified by congress at some point.

about a year ago
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What's Actually Wrong With DRM In HTML5?

Miros Re:Bias (447 comments)

I dont think purveyors of DRM systems view them as being flawless. The point is not to make it impossible to pirate content but to make it inconvenient enough that the average consumer wont do it.

about a year ago
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What's Actually Wrong With DRM In HTML5?

Miros Re:Bias (447 comments)

there is no reason those shouldn't work on players in other regions.

Other than, of course, that the company which produced the content wants to sell it that way and today has the right to do so.

about a year ago
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What's Actually Wrong With DRM In HTML5?

Miros Re:Current method lends itself to monopolies (447 comments)

The steep curve here is content licensing not distribution technology. All of their current implementations / platforms will become obsolete long before their potential competitors will have a crack at getting the same content on their platforms.

about a year ago
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What's Actually Wrong With DRM In HTML5?

Miros Re:This is easy... (447 comments)

Or the legislation is outdated. AFAIK the big DRM users (Netflix, Amazon, Apple, etc) are not doing anything illegal with it.

about a year ago

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ESPN Opens Scoring App Development Competition

Miros Miros writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Miros (734652) writes "ESPN has just opened a development competition for scoring applications. The company is anteing over $10,000 in prizes in the hope that contestants can help refine the design of an experimental Open API for submitting scoring data from local and collegiate events. Anyone with a .EDU email address is eligible to enter — registration deadline is April 9th."
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ESPN opens scoring app development competition

Miros Miros writes  |  about 2 years ago

Miros (734652) writes "ESPN Innovation is hosting a scoring app development competition with over $10,000 in prizes. The objective is to test out an experimental Open Scoring API called ALPS. ALPS is designed to enable the community to build better applications for capturing data from under-reported collegiate and local athletic events. Quoting:

We are looking for a few things. Developers can provide us with real-world feedback on the design of our API which is crucial for its long-term success. Does our API capture the right information, and is it structured in a way that will enable developers to leverage it quickly and effectively? We also want to test out the mechanics of our Open model. What support structures do we need to have in place to engage the community effectively? There are likely applications and features that we have not thought of but that the community would make good use of. What would motivate a developer to build an app that leverages our API? Where can we add value to the ecosystem, and how can we refine our approach so that it is a “win” for everyone involved?

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Microsoft Entertainment Execs Depart, Balmer Reorg

Miros Miros writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Miros (734652) writes "

Microsoft is reorganizing its Entertainment and Devices Division and when itâ½Â½Â½Ââs finished, the two people who largely defined it for the past few years will be gone. EDD group president Robbie Bach and J Allard, the groupâ½Â½Â½Ââs senior VP of Design and Development, are leaving those positions and Microsoft as well.

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Inaugural MIT Business in Gaming Conference today

Miros Miros writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Miros writes "Digital distribution, marketing, and in-game advertising are the themes of the MIT Sloan School of Management's inaugural Business in Gaming Conference being held today on the business school's campus. Ken Levine, president of 2K Boston and creator of BioShock, will serve as the conference's closing keynote. Other speakers include: Susan Bonds, 42 Entertainment's president and CEO, John Rizzo, CEO of Zeebo, and Curt Schilling, three-time World Series champion and founder of 38 Studios."
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