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Ford, GM Sued Over Vehicles' Ability To Rip CD Music To Hard Drive

cHALiTO Re:The Alliance of Artists should lose this suit (317 comments)

Are you sure? As far as I know (again, I'm not a lawyer), there's no such thing as an implied license. License and Law are VERY different things. A license is akin to a contract between privates, and law is above it (just as the constitution is above laws).
The rights you obtain when you buy a CD are not an 'implied license'. It's the other way around. You bought something, which gives you rights over it, but because of copyright laws, some rights are reserved for the author/owner of the IP (such as copying, redistribution, public performance, etc).

about three weeks ago
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Ford, GM Sued Over Vehicles' Ability To Rip CD Music To Hard Drive

cHALiTO Re:The Alliance of Artists should lose this suit (317 comments)

Of course, I was oversimplifying (hence, the 'mainly'). It's still not a license, however. Licenses and law are very different beasts.

about three weeks ago
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Ford, GM Sued Over Vehicles' Ability To Rip CD Music To Hard Drive

cHALiTO Re:The Alliance of Artists should lose this suit (317 comments)

Sorry, what license? I didn't see any license in my CD. I bought a CD. With music on it. Music protected by Copyright Law, which states, mainly, that I can't redistribute that music without permission. Whether copying those tracks to a hard drive for convenience counts as redistribution, or some other fine print part of the law in question forbids it for some reason is debatable, but there's no "license" here. I haven't signed anything, nor even had anything given for reading.

Of course, IANAL, so/and I might be wrong :)

about three weeks ago
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Workaholism In America Is Hurting the Economy

cHALiTO Re:I've quit two jobs, due to overwork (710 comments)

I guess it's personal.. it'd be nice to see an actual study on this to get a clear figure. But suppose it's 50-50. We should be able to come up with something to adapt work dynamic to this.
I personally work better at the office than at home, but I know as many people who are the other way around as people that are like me.
I liked the way we did it at IBM: we had 2 days per week of homeworking (if we wanted to) which was perfect balance for me.
On the other hand, we didn't have pool tables or anything of the like at the office. Just desks, coffee machine, and work stuff. Same where I work now.
I think what's flawed is the fordian work model.. it's obsolete, at least for some kinds of jobs. Working 5 days a week for 8 hours at a time doesn't make any sense anymore.
Also, it's funny how the technology that is always supposed to make our work easier/shorter, ends up having us to work longer... but that's what comes in a capitalist economy driven by competition (not saying it's good or bad, it's just how it works).

about 2 months ago
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Code Spaces Hosting Shutting Down After Attacker Deletes All Data

cHALiTO No offsite backups? (387 comments)

They didn't have offline backups? tapes? I'm not familiar with codespaces service, but how come the backups could be deleted remotely?

about 2 months ago
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AT&T Charges $750 For One Minute of International Data Roaming

cHALiTO Re:50MB = 750$ (321 comments)

That doesn't sound that it would stand in court. I think in the US (as here in Argentina), laws are above contracts between private parties. That means that you can't 'waive' rights away, no matter how many papers you sign.

about 2 months ago
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Ear Grown From Van Gogh DNA On Display

cHALiTO Re:Physics on a stick (64 comments)

You watch far too much Futurama :)

about 3 months ago
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Botched Executions Put Lethal Injections Under New Scrutiny

cHALiTO Re:What is wrong the the Soviet & China style (483 comments)

What I don't get is this talk about a "more humane" way of killing people. Some might be more gruesome than others, but I find none of them to be 'humane' in the least, simply because I don't consider willfully killing someone to be 'humane'.

But that's just MHO.

about 3 months ago
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Open Source Program To Give Voters More Active Role In Government

cHALiTO Re:Lack of anonymity (60 comments)

That's more or less how it is in Argentina. Voting is usually done on one day, typically a sunday, and is mandatory, secret and anonymous. Also, companies are required by law to let you go to vote, and usually voting is done in local schools and public places (libraries, etc). Everyone has a designed voting place defined based on your current address (I, for example, usually get to vote in a primary school 4 blocks away from my home).
Results are generally ready by that night or the next morning.

about 3 months ago
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Anti-Virus Is Dead (But Still Makes Money) Says Symantec

cHALiTO Re:No explanation for why though? (254 comments)

(well done is 155+ degrees)

155+ degrees for 1 second doesn't make a steak well done. And lower temperatures over a long time can turn a steak into leather as well.
Cooking a steak isn't just applying heat to it. Some people like it crispy on the outside but 'saignant' on the inside, so you use higher temperatures over a relatively short time. Others like it "well done" (though maybe we use the term differently here) overall, so less heat over a relatively longer time, and you get it well cooked inside and out (which means it isn't "pink", but it's not hard by any means either).

Like for example: http://blogs.lanacion.com.ar/c...

Just do a simple google image search for "asado" and you'll get the idea.

Anyways, after all is said and done.. "best served" is highly subjective.

about 3 months ago
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Anti-Virus Is Dead (But Still Makes Money) Says Symantec

cHALiTO Re:No explanation for why though? (254 comments)

I agree.
If your steak feels like a shoe when it's well done, then it's not well done, it's burnt. That or the meat is crappy to begin with, and you'll notice whether it's raw, well cooked or whatever.
Here in Argentina many people tend to ask for well done steaks, and if the meat is decent, you can pretty much cut it with a spoon. Its quality also depends on the amount of fat vs amount of actual meat, and other stuff (nerves, for example). Tenderness also depends on the type (cut) of meat.. but I hear our cuts are different to those used in the states so I can't comment on that.

about 3 months ago
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Oklahoma Botched an Execution With Untested Lethal Injection Drugs

cHALiTO Re:What's the problem? (1198 comments)

The drugs are more expensive.

about 4 months ago
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Blood of World's Oldest Woman Hints At Limits of Life

cHALiTO Re:Bank them (333 comments)

There can be only one

about 4 months ago
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Fire Destroys Iron Mountain Data Warehouse, Argentina's Bank Records Lost

cHALiTO Re:Try thier best? (463 comments)

The government was investigating monsanto and shell for fraud. Their records were on that site. Do the math.

about 6 months ago
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Fire Destroys Iron Mountain Data Warehouse, Argentina's Bank Records Lost

cHALiTO Re:So they eliminated their debt with a fire? (463 comments)

He didn't say Argentina's economic problems were due to this. He just said that this particular event (the Iron Mountain site catching fire) was a move to remove evidence in a particular fraud court case.

about 6 months ago
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Why Games Should Be In the Public Domain

cHALiTO Re:And A Rebuttal (360 comments)

I disagree.
Just as with physical products, you can't tell someone to whom you just sold a car what he can or cannot do with it, once you sell a copy of an IP, you don't get to say what they can or cannot do with it (as long as it's between the bounds of copyright law, which IMO should only concern copying for distribution, public performance, etc), no matter how much you might dislike it. If you don't want people making other stuff with your work because you might not like what they do, then don't sell it.
Otherwise, you're not "selling", you're just authorizing use for a particular limited purpose (or renting) and we should stop calling that kind of thing a sale.
Copyright somehow went from "I sell you this copy, which becomes yours, but you have to respect these few restrictions as stated in copyright laws" to "here's a copy of my stuff, you can do NOTHING with it except these few things which I state in the EULA, even although you paid for it and I said it was a sale."
Fuck that. You can't have your cake and eat it too.

about 7 months ago
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Pirate Bay Block Lifted In the Netherlands

cHALiTO Re:Um.. (118 comments)

Right now? you mean at 16:33 (GMT-3) on 28/01/2014? :P

about 7 months ago

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Terry Pratchett Considers Assisted Suicide Process

cHALiTO cHALiTO writes  |  more than 3 years ago

cHALiTO writes "Beloved science fiction and fantasy writer Terry Pratchett has terminal early-onset Alzheimer's. He's determined to have the option of choosing the time and place of his death, rather than enduring the potentially horrific drawn-out death that Alzheimer's sometimes brings. But Britain bans assisted suicide, and Pratchett is campaigning to have the law changed. As part of this, he has visited Switzerland's Dignitas clinic, an assisted suicide facility, with a BBC camera crew, as part of a documentary will include Britain's first televised suicide. Pratchett took home Dignitas's assisted suicide consent forms."
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Science magazine makes scientists dance

cHALiTO cHALiTO writes  |  more than 6 years ago

cHALiTO writes "John Bohannon has a nice article in science magazine asking a simple question: can scientists dance? His way of finding out turns out to be quite interesting. From the Article:


"Can scientists dance?" (If you've ever witnessed the weddinglike awkwardness of dances at scientific conferences, you know what I mean.)
The rules were simple: Using no words or images, interpret your Ph.D. thesis in dance form. Entrants were divided into three categories — graduate student, postdoc, and professor — and the prize for each was a year's subscription to Science.

Also check out his site if you think you can dance out your CS thesis."
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Nintendo Wii Fully Hacked at 24C3, runs Homebrew

cHALiTO cHALiTO writes  |  more than 6 years ago

cHALiTO writes "From the site:
The guys over at 24C3 just demoed a Wii hack that is set to provide native Wii homebrew in the near future (not running in GC mode, and with full access to all the Wii hardware!)
They were able to find encryption and decryption keys by doing full memory dumps at runtime over a custom serial interface. Using these keys, they were able to create a Wii 'game' that ran their own code (their demo happened to show live sensor/Wiimote information, amongst a few other things).
Read here and watch video here."

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