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Canadian Government Steps In To Stop Misleading Infringement Notices

is as us Infinite Re:Extortion (103 comments)

Good point and explanation. So the question becomes, what is the equivalent law in Canada? And can RightsCorp be prosecuted under it?

about two weeks ago

Inside the Facebook Algorithm Most Users Don't Even Know Exists

is as us Infinite Re:Real OG (130 comments)

Heh, that's because the longer you spend on a persons profile and looking through their photo albums the more likely it is those people will show up on your newsfeed. All that time spent looking at their pictures tells Facebook those people are important to you so it presents you with their other posts, too.

about 6 months ago

Who Really Invented the Internet?

is as us Infinite Re:Conservative opinion piece (497 comments)

So then you tell the GP 'nice falsehood there' and then go on to succinctly prove the truth of his statement? There's some trenchant conservative logic right there.

more than 2 years ago

Verizon Claims Net Neutrality Violates Their Free Speech Rights

is as us Infinite Re:You're a company (430 comments)

Reply to remove incorrect moderation.

more than 2 years ago

The Hobbit's Higher Frame Rate To Cost Theater Operators

is as us Infinite Re:Awesome (710 comments)

They already have this. It's called: Canada.


more than 2 years ago

Judge Rules API's Can Not Be Copyrighted

is as us Infinite Re:Good to Know (365 comments)

Look, I wholeheartedly agree with the idea that a judge should have no amicable ties to companies that have a vested interest in the outcome of various court cases that judge will hear, but the GP's post is not about that. The GP's post is about judges having a sufficient level of technical knowledge related to a case to be able to judge the technical merits of the arguments presented and hence to be able to understand fully the ramifications of the outcomes of his judgement. The GP's post is _not_ about a judge with this experience _because_ they worked at a company entrenched in the industry about which the technical knowledge is required.

Here are a couple of examples related to yours to help show the difference. If the Awesome Judge Alsup's experience in coding had been acquired at Microsoft (or perhaps Oracle) then the GP's comment and your post's statement would logically follow. Or, if you modify your example to be about a judge who is assigned a fracking case who then goes out and researches the technical details of fracking in order to reach a cogent conclusion not biased by the lawyers' pro/against castings, then you have an example that is very close to what Awesome Judge Alsup has done. Or perhaps if the judge's backyard hobby is fracking and then he is assigned a fracking case, though your example falls down there because many people code as a hobby (or at least can) and nobody fracks for fun.

I think your post is a good-natured misunderstanding, though one of your ancestor comments about you praising 'ignorance over knowledge' hits home pretty hard. As the OP states, judges having in-depth technical knowledge about their cases (or even any knowledge is better than none) is definitely a good thing. Also, as you state, judges having a vested interest in a certain outcome because of pre-existing industry ties is a bad thing. No, they are not related here.

more than 2 years ago

Senators Recommend FTC Perform Antitrust Investigation Of Google

is as us Infinite Re:yeah. ayn rand. (315 comments)

Replying to remove wrong-click moderation.

more than 3 years ago

Using a Tablet As Your Primary Computer

is as us Infinite Re:Let me be the first to say (627 comments)

Replying to remove incorrectly selected moderation. Apologies.

more than 3 years ago

Heise's 'Two Clicks For More Privacy' vs. Facebook

is as us Infinite Re:I don't get it... (206 comments)

You are wrong:

AJAX: Asynchronous JavaScript And XML

Asynchronous because the js call happens after the page has already beeen loaded and XML (ie XHTML) is what is returned from the call. Or rather, returned and inserted, if you want to be pedantic (which you obviously do.)

more than 3 years ago

Robot With Knives Used In Robotics Injury Study

is as us Infinite This is the obvious next step. (132 comments)

See a review of the previous experiments in this burgeoning field here. I can't believe more research hasn't been done on these kinds of possible accidents. I mean, how many people have to be stabbed before we sit up and demand that experiments are done to find out what happens to people when they're stabbed?

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft's "Mojave Experiment" Teaser Site Goes Live

is as us Infinite Tag (464 comments)

I chose to tag this 'itwasatrap'


more than 6 years ago


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