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Non-Copied Photo Is Ruled Copyright Infringement

dwiget001 Re:Misleading to call it "non-copied" (657 comments)

The purpose of the photo is irrelevant, has absolutely nothing to do with copyright law, the judge is clearly wrong, by any stretch.

more than 2 years ago
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Non-Copied Photo Is Ruled Copyright Infringement

dwiget001 Re:Misleading to call it "non-copied" (657 comments)

Ideas are not covered by copyright -- patents do that. In the case of a work, like a photograph, the idea of a picture, even of the same item, area, etc. as revealed in the article, are not the same picture. No copyright infringement is involved here, the judge is very clearly wrong.

more than 2 years ago
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British Teen Jailed Over Encryption Password

dwiget001 Re:Also as a practical matter (1155 comments)

Hillary made "I don't recall" a house hold phrase.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Says IE9 Beta Demand Overwhelming

dwiget001 Why am I not -- (203 comments)

-- amazed? Microsoft says something about a product of theirs to try and generate hype and interest in it. This is news? OMG!

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft To Issue Blanket License To NGOs

dwiget001 Re:and the qualifier is... (255 comments)

Non-evil? Are you kidding?

It's just part of a greater Microsoft strategy to get and keep the Microsoft brand in front of people. It's the same evil, different day.

about 4 years ago
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Researchers Create Real Tractor Beams

dwiget001 Well to do this right -- (111 comments)

-- they really need to use John Deere or Massey Ferguson tractor beams....

about 4 years ago
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NSA Director Says the US Must Secure the Internet

dwiget001 Re:Who, what and why? (250 comments)

Protect it from who, what and why?

Why, our enemies, of course. ;)

about 4 years ago
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NSA Director Says the US Must Secure the Internet

dwiget001 Re:Are they joking? (250 comments)

Oh, yeah "Internet license" -- that sounds good, huh? OMFG

about 4 years ago
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UN Telecom Chief Urges Blackberry Data Sharing

dwiget001 I think it's time -- (196 comments)

-- for the U.S. to immediately cease funding the United Nations. As in right f*cking now!

about 4 years ago
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Facebook Post Juror Gets Fined, Removed, Assigned Homework

dwiget001 Re:5 page paper? (539 comments)

I was called to jury duty once, 1994. During the questioning of prospective jurors, I was asked a question about whether I could follow the judge's instructions on how to apply the law to the the case. I answered "There are two schools of thought on this, 1) that the jury must follow such instructions and 2) that the judge has no business instructing the jury on anything. I subscribe to the later." This got me a very dirty look from the judge, followed by her furiously typing something in about my answer. Needless to say, I was not picked as a juror that day. And, 16 years later, I have never been called back for jury duty. That may just be the odds of being called, however, I think the judge's note (whatever it was) was probably along the lines of "Never, ever summon this person for jury duty ever again!!!!"

about 4 years ago
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Prosecutor Loses Case For Citing Wikipedia

dwiget001 Well -- (315 comments)

-- just citing DSM-IV-TR, all by itself, is hardly a valid source either. The alleged maladies are simply voted on. No scientific proofs or tests to determine of someone is schizophrenic as opposed to OCD, manic or whatever.

about 4 years ago
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State Senator Admits Cable Industry Helped Write Pro-Industry Legislation

dwiget001 Re:I'm not sure..... (426 comments)

"Jackassery", I kind of like that word. By your leave, I will utilize it, where appropriate, as much as possible.

about 4 years ago
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Apple Exec Stashed $150,000 In Shoe Boxes

dwiget001 Paul Devine is now in good company. (345 comments)

He now rates having the name of Paul "iStash" Devine putting him in company with Bill "Cold Cash" Jefferson and others.

about 4 years ago
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UVB-76 Broadcasts New Voice Message

dwiget001 Re:Google map it (560 comments)

Unless the sub is surfaced, this broadcast will be of absolutely no use. And, surfacing a sub is not something that is done on a routine basis at all, as it rises the possibility that the sub will be detected and can then be tracked. It is sometimes necessary to surface a sub for communications, but for the most part it is extremely infrequent. Communications in the LF, ELF or VLF would be more useful while the sub was submerged.

about 4 years ago
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RIAA President Says Copyright Law "Isn't Working"

dwiget001 He's right, you know. (473 comments)

Copyright is not working for the people it is supposed to serve, namely, the public at large.

about 4 years ago
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Building a Traffic Radar System To Catch Reckless Drivers?

dwiget001 Re:Road to hell... (483 comments)

And that, is a bunch of bull. I am a Libertarian and, in my experience, the Libertarian point of view is more along the lines of "It's my (and your) personal decision on whether or not to share". *Enforced* sharing, under threat of duress, punishment, fines, jail sentences, etc. *is not* sharing. Taxes for things that pay for things or services that a particular individual never uses falls into the category of *enforced* sharing. Get the government out of things it not constitutionally mandated to do, cut the size of government, put more money in people's pockets (as a result) and let them decide where and how they want that money spent. The U.S. Federal government, in particular, is and has done a piss poor job spending your and my money. Oh, and our kid's and grand kid's money too.

about 4 years ago
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Calling Shenanigans On Super SATA's Claimed Audio Qualities

dwiget001 Re:A fool and his money... (827 comments)

> You need to A) turn on a recorder and say that aloud and then B) listen to it after you do so. You will probably be amazed at what you just said, namely, how completely clueless your statement is.

about 4 years ago
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Bicycles As a Gateway To Government Control

dwiget001 Re:I didn't know (634 comments)

So, they are just like Democrats. I already knew this.

about 4 years ago
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A Million Kids Misdiagnosed with ADHD?

dwiget001 It's just a money making racket -- (711 comments)

-- it doesn't help the kids at all, the drugs are not a solution. There are many other non-drug related rememdies -- but -- they don't put money into drug company and drug company lobbyists pockets.

about 4 years ago
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Geek Squad Sends Cease-and-Desist Letter To God Squad

dwiget001 Not to be out done-- (357 comments)

-- Best Buy comes out with cars with a new "Creep Squad" logo. Which is countered by the former "God Squad" people now sporting a new logo "Freep Squad". Mpegs @ 11.

more than 4 years ago

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