Ask Slashdot: Does Your Employer Perform HTTPS MITM Attacks On Employees?
It's more likely they are running the traffic through and IDS/IPS rather than logging everything. It's also likely that well know banking sites are excluded and just passed through. It does use quite a lot of resources to scan the traffic after all.
Intel Opening Foundry To Third Parties
Tabula has some cool tech. Their current chips aren't dense enough for what we wanted to do with them, but at 22nm they might be.
Hunters Shoot Down Drone of Animal Rights Group
You're going to get your license pulled if you take it below 1000 feet without cause though. Wanting to take pictures is normally not cause. If you are a TV news crew it might be, but not otherwise.
E-Book Lending Stands Up To Corporate Mongering
Look for the Baen hard covers that include a CD. They don't charge any more for them and you get a digital copy of that book and many more on the CD. Now if only other publishers followed the example. Oh, and Baen doesn't believe in DRM for any of their books.
Magnetic Brain Stimulation Makes Learning Easier
This looks like The Fourth "R" by George O. Smith.
German Kindergartens Ordered To Pay Copyright For Songs
Almost all churches already pay a license fee to display the music on the overhead projector. It's the CCLI number in the corner of the projection. They've been doing this for years.
Will Amazon Put Advertisements In eBooks?
Books have had advertisements in them for a long time. Magazines too. Usually the book advertisements were for more books, but the advertisements in magazines could be for anything.
A guitar lessons ad from a 1930 Astounding Stories.
Hollywood's Growing Obsession With Philip K. Dick
How about free?
The Economist Weighs In For Shorter Copyright Terms
He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without
lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without
darkening me. That ideas should freely spread from one to another over the
globe, for the moral and mutual instruction of man, and improvement of his
condition, seems to have been peculiarly and benevolently designed by
nature, when she made them, like fire, expansible over all space, without
lessening their density in any point, and like the air in which we breathe,
move, and have our physical being, incapable of confinement or exclusive
He was talking specifically about patents, but the idea is still relevant for copyright.
RIAA Confusion In Tenenbaum & Thomas Cases?
Estimated actual damages
24 songs with a $.99 retail value. Assume the $.99 is the damage per song that a sale was lost on. (That's not the case actually as the wholesale price is the damage amount.) Assume every song downloaded is an actual lost sale. (Again not true, but simple for this calculation.) Assume a seed ration of 5, so for every song 5 copies were made. (Again not true, 5 is an insanely high ratio on P2P networks as 1:1 is common.) 24*.99.*5 = $118.80 actual losses incurred. 10 times that is the constitutionally recognized limit.
That's why RIAA doesn't want the constitutionality of the damages award adjudicated.
Living In Tokyo's Capsule Hotels
Now it makes sense that a friend in the Navy told me, everyone with half a brain tries to get on a carrier instead of a sub.
Everyone with half a brain joined the Air Force instead of the Navy. Not having a private room as an E5 was considered a hard ship and you got an apology for it.
What Would Have Entered the Public Domain Tomorrow?
Exactly when and where was it published. If it was published in the US prior to 1964 it still required a renewal. If it wasn't renewed it's in the public domain.
Consumerist Says AT&T Site Won't Sell iPhone In NYC, Citing Network
Hell, I had good verizon coverage there. I'll admit I wasn't there for very long.
An Education In Deep Packet Inspection
Take a look at:
Deep packet inspection inside SSL sessions. It's not the only one either.
False Copyright Claims
>> (However much Project Gutenburg would like you to believe that their non-commercial clause is valid)
You should read it some time. They don't make a claim that the work isn't in the public domain. They don't make a non-commercial claim either. They make a trademark claim and say that you have to pay them a license to use it commercially or remove all of their verbiage to get just the public domain work.