Curse those Mac types ... they are always miles ahead of us when it comes to software availability! MacWarriors TrailBlazer is pretty cool.
More analyis ... Judge: File sharing legal in Canada | CNET News.com
... to quote the judge :
"The mere fact of placing a copy on a shared directory in a computer
where that copy can be accessed via a P2P service does not amount to
distribution," Judge Konrad von Finckenstein wrote.
"Before it constitutes distribution, there must be a positive act by
the owner of the shared directory, such as sending out the copies or
advertising that they are available for copying."
On another note, apparently that blockquote is illegal in xhtml-transitional. I have no idea why.
Posted by Pacanukeha at 16:32
Sure, sure, lies, damned lies and statistics. But if they support a position I like then they are rigorous scientific _proof_. Kazaa and co 'not cause of music biz woes', say Profs. In the words of the immortal Dave Barry: "Neener, neener, neener."
Posted by Pacanukeha at 12:58
Ooops. I am so sorry. You have gone 24 hours longer than necessary without discovering SciDev.Net. To quote them:
"The overall aim of the Science and Development Network (SciDev.Net) is to enhance the provision of reliable and authoritative information on science- and technology-related issues that impact on the economic and social development of developing countries."
Cool site. Very cool. Well, to me at least. And it's all about control. In this case controlling who thinks what is cool around here.
Posted by Pacanukeha at 13:01
So, our friends at NASA are announcing a system that detects subconscious nerve signals to your tongue and vocal chords while reading or talking to yourself. So cool. So extremely cool.
Posted by Pacanukeha at 16:28
It seems that someone (SPC Schwarz apparently) has a damned fine sense of humour.
Posted by Pacanukeha at 13:58
Why habeas corpus is your friend. An article in the Boston Phoenix by civil liberties lawyer Harvey Silverglate and Carl Takei discussing what they "Threshold Rights", the importance of those rights to a free and democratic society, and how the present US executive is attempting to erode them.
Posted by Pacanukeha at 16:39
CCH Canadian Ltd. v. Law Society of Upper Canada The Supreme Court of Canada today issuing a ruling in favour of balancing user rights with creator rights. Copyright, patent and other such state-mandated monopolies only make sense when the laws actually promote the welfare of the state. The promotion comes in 2 forms -- an economic incentive to create or invent and the establishment of a creative commons upon which new works will be built. Any law or interpretation that swings too far in one direction will have harmful effects.
Posted by Pacanukeha at 11:40