Tuesday, January 19, 2016

why hasnt any james bond movie done this yet???

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Monday, January 18, 2016

on copyright

GM’s claim is all about copyright and software code, and it’s the same claim John Deere is making about their tractors. The TL;DR version of the argument goes something like this:

  • Cars work because software tells all the parts how to operate

  • The software that tells all the parts to operate is customized code

  • That code is subject to copyright

  • GM owns the copyright on that code and that software

  • A modern car cannot run without that software; it is integral to all systems

  • Therefore, the purchase or use of that car is a licensing agreement

  • And since it is subject to a licensing agreement, GM is the owner and can allow/disallow certain uses or access.

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what is this? journalism???!!! wtf is the author going on about???

Five years ago, Taiwan’s tech industry was riding high. The device maker HTC had surpassed Apple to become the largest smartphone vendor in the United States, while the computer company Acer had leapfrogged Dell to become the world’s second-largest personal computer maker. Such successes helped lift Taiwan’s economy, building on the country’s longtime work on computer chips and moving the island nation into its next phase as a tech power..

..That trajectory has turned. Last year, share prices of the computer makers Acer and Asustek plummeted 43 percent and 22 percent as the PC market sagged, while HTC plunged 45 percent. Taiwan electronics exports have been falling since February 2015, and in the third quarter, the country’s gross domestic product contracted partly because of weakness in the tech sector.


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Sunday, January 17, 2016


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