“Steele Hansmeier, the antipiracy law firm that has been routinely hammered by judges in Illinois, is now getting hammered by judges in California. The firm has tried desperately to head off all the common objections to its mass file-sharing lawsuits over online porn, and has even taken to geolocating IP addresses before filing a lawsuit; its Hard Drive Productions case in California only went after 188 IP addresses that appeared to be located in the state. But the firm still had its entire case severed down to a single defendant last week.”—
Good news for all, as mass torrenting does not imply mass collusion. Therefore, legally it should be illegal, regardless of each individual’s presumed guilt.
The problem isn’t that education is bad or education is worthless, although it can be both, it’s that we’re being forced to invest trillions of dollars up front because some fancy pants hints that college will turn millions of high school seniors into millions of Albert Einstens.
But what would we do with millions of Albert Einsteins? There’s only one theory of relativity that needs to be proven. We don’t need millions of them. Yet the college industrial complex is set up to turn out millions of proto-Einsteins without even pausing to wonder whether the world really needs them. To make matters horrible, it is now insisting that each one of these proto-Einsteins invest a princely sum that will only make economic sense for a few of them.
The FCC gave the coup de grace to the fairness doctrine Monday as the commission axed more than 80 media industry rules.
Earlier this summer FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski agreed to erase the post WWII-era rule, but the action Monday puts the last nail into the coffin for the regulation that sought to ensure discussion over the airwaves of controversial issues did not exclude any particular point of view. A broadcaster that violated the rule risked losing its license.
A new report published by Northwestern University and Telefónica Research discovered some BitTorrent trends worth sharing. During a 2-year period the researchers monitored an unprecedented sample of 500,000 people in 169 countries. Aside from showing that BitTorrent users download more and more data, the report also finds that large ISPs including Comcast are actually making money off BitTorrent traffic.
Just watched several of the toonami music videos again. My end result? Slight depression. Most of them display a technological hope for the future that seems to be slipping from me. Well, not “advanced robotics” and “mad rhetoric” of course. But those two are already rather a negative in tone.
I was also pleased to catch a lot more of what was going on in the clips that they used. The advantage of many more years of anime watching than when I first saw these ads/music videos. That could also be a factor in this slight depressed mood - nostalgia. Toonami, as I grew up with it, is no more. So an element of wistfulness could have crept in alongside that.
But back to my main point. Toonami laid out a composition of the differing visions of the future that the shows they had access to provided. Gundam Wing and Outlaw Star thrived in space, building on older Cold War era dreams and predictions. But now those predictions ring hollow. I feel cheated by the world failing to live up to what the futurists promised us. technology has done great things, but tell me this. If you were offered a chance to destroy all the progress that we as a society has made in using the internet and even the groundwork laid that made the Internet possible, would you choose that for a functioning space colony program with all that entails? I know I would in a heartbeat. Would I do the same for giant robots, flying cars, and the rest of it? Maybe, maybe not. But for space travel? Without a doubt.
Our progress seems to have been channeled into a few narrow avenues and we’re turning away from entire branches of advancement that we used to aspire towards. He trend is not favoring a renewed emphasis on them either. All in all it makes me sad and a little bit depressed as to how things are going these days. Meh.
Well now. Privacy is an issue for Facebook, and Germany takes a stand. That’s actually kinda nice. I wish more companies would be held to this standard of needing my express permission to collect anything about me. It would make for a nice change from how it is today.
SHort and awesome. Narration and humor are top notch here.
Faced with nothing better to do, the Trio break out Monopoly. Complicated by the fact that Ron’s never played before and this IS Hogwarts, the game somehow becomes rife with outrageous corruption, lousy service, and jail time for minor traffic violations