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Google Asks Court Not To Enjoin ReDigi

chiasmus1 First Sale does not apply :) (185 comments)

If first sale does not apply than Capitol Records must have sold their copyright. If they sold the copyright, then we can ignore this whole battle because they have no right to sue. Now, the owners can distribute the work as copies instead because they are the copyright holder. I like the direction Google is taking this.

more than 2 years ago

Google Asks Court Not To Enjoin ReDigi

chiasmus1 Copy vs Copyright (185 comments)

So, it appears that Google is claiming that Capital Records either sold a copy of the music or they actually sold their copyright to the music. Is that how I am supposed to read this?

more than 2 years ago

Why Tokai No. 2 Nuclear Power Plant Survived March

chiasmus1 Re:Huh? (193 comments)


Researchers: Your walls are too low.
Japan Atomic Power: Oh, okay, we'll fix the wall.
Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO): Hmm, whatever.

Then the tsunami came. Japan Atomic Power's wall was good enough. TEPCO's wall still was not good enough.

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Overcoming Convention Hall Wi-Fi Interference?

chiasmus1 Re:Get ye some 802.11a. (251 comments)

802.11a will get around the interference from other 802.11b/g devices as well as any microwave ovens that might be there, but the real problem might be all of the water interference in the room. Trade shows are full of people, who are full of water, who block your signal.

more than 3 years ago

WiFi 802.22 Can Cover 12,000 Square Miles

chiasmus1 Re:Obvious problem (216 comments)

Microwaves operate at around 2.45GHz. This causes problems for 802.11b/g which operate at 2.4GHz, but not for 802.11a which operates at 5GHz. I imagine 802.22 will operate at a much lower frequency and will not conflict with microwave ovens.

more than 3 years ago

CS Profs Debate Role of Math In CS Education

chiasmus1 Re:Do you want a university or a trade school? (583 comments)

Yes, but I believe the argument was basically about the math courses that really have little importance to Computer Science. Calculus is rarely used in computer science. When professors are asked why it is still in the program, a lot of them will respond with something about "maturity" or something else like that. If you need a lot of math for computer science, that is fine, but shouldn't it be the math that is more common to computer scientists?

more than 3 years ago

Japanese Supreme Court Rules TV Forwarding Illegal

chiasmus1 Re:Ridiculous (177 comments)

This ruling is ridiculous. Once a signal is openly broadcast why do the content providers think they can limit how you view the content?

The signal is not really open. If you lived in Japan, you would know that there is a law that allows NHK to collect money if you have a television or other device that can pick up the signal. You are required to pay money, even if you do not watch NHK. The funny part is that the law requires you to pay, but no one can do anything about it (except continue to visit and ask for money) if you do not pay.

I once paid for a Sony LocationFree box and had it hosted at a third party company so that I could watch Japanese television in the USA. What always confused me was that there was no good alternative to using Sony LocationFree, I wanted to have an Internet channel (also ruled illegal), not a box I paid for hosted in Japan somewhere.

about 4 years ago

Universal, Pay Those EFFing Lawyers

chiasmus1 Re:$400,000 for what - one letter? (335 comments)

Each song is just a copy. The RIAA can collect multiple $180k payments for each song. Seeing as the nature of the letter was custom written, it makes sense that the cost would actually be an order of magnitude higher in value. I can see the letter as being worth millions since they cannot send the same letter for different cases.

about 5 years ago

Hawaii Planning State-Wide Electric Car Network

chiasmus1 Re:What? (255 comments)

No, they are saying "I love you" to the car network.

more than 6 years ago

Nazi Grandmother

chiasmus1 Re:That's likely a manji (7 comments)

If it "predates the Swastika by hundreds if not thousands of years", then why does your article claim that the manji is "derived from the Hindu religious swastika". Maybe you should have claimed instead that the manji predates the Nazi movement by hundreds if not thousands of years.

more than 6 years ago



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