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Are Human's DNA/Genes changing dynamically, not static (like bees & monkeys)? Is memory binary?
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, October 05 2012 @ 10:43 AM EDT
Brought forward, for those who only read top article and OT there? What if?

Are Human's DNA-Genes changing dynamically, not static (like bees & monkeys) Where memory binary stored in "encryption-like" format, unlock, read, write, same storage space

What if? Food for thought.
Oh - Prior art (has millions of years maybe)?

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Attitudes to copying and shared culture
Authored by: sciamiko on Friday, October 05 2012 @ 10:51 AM EDT
More research shows (Techdirt) that copying with family and friends is thought to be normal. Commercial copying far less so. Mike Masnick quotes a preview of new figures from US and Germany, with this comment about the MPAA strategy:
No matter what sort of "education" campaign you create, you're not going to convince most people that constructing a shared culture is somehow immoral. Furthermore, the generation gap issue is significant, especially given that much of the "education" efforts are aimed at the younger generation who seems a lot less willing to buy the argument.

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Canada - HIV disclosure can be waived under certain conditions
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, October 05 2012 @ 12:58 PM EDT
The potentially-devastating consequences of HIV-AIDS demand that it remain a grave criminal offence to have sex with a partner who is unaware that he or she could realistically become infected, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled this morning.

In a pair of decisions, the court said that the duty for an individual with HIV to disclose can be dispensed only when a condom is used and the individual also has a low viral load.


The court said that its new legal standard will finally permit those with HIV to know clearly what is required of them in situations involving consent to sex.

Kirk Makin, The Globe and Mail


The decisions

Citation: R. v. D.C., 2012 SCC 48
Date: 20121005
Docket: 34094


Citation: R. v. Mabior, 2012 SCC 47
Date: 20121005
Docket: 33976

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CryptoParty Handbook
Authored by: JamesK on Friday, October 05 2012 @ 01:13 PM EDT

The following program contains immature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised.

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U.S. Supreme Court to review Monsanto seed patents
Authored by: SpaceLifeForm on Friday, October 05 2012 @ 05:26 PM EDT

The company had claimed that Bowman was growing more soybeans than his seed purchases could generate.

Bowman countered that he had bought the seeds as part of an undifferentiated mix of "commodity" seeds, and that farmers have used such seeds for planting, and created so-called "second generation" seeds, for decades.

In his appeal, Bowman said the Federal Circuit erred in finding that his use of the seeds for a natural and foreseeable purpose - planting - created new seeds that infringed Monsanto's rights. He said earlier court decisions suggested that Monsanto had no rights after it made an initial sale.

Prior Art, First Sale issues.


You are being MICROattacked, from various angles, in a SOFT manner.

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Google: That Thing We Said About Manually Reviewing Borderline YouTube Takedowns? We Didn't Mean
Authored by: artp on Friday, October 05 2012 @ 10:40 PM EDT

A follow-up on a previous article on TechDirt - backpedaling is in!

The article.

Google: That Thing We Said About Manually Reviewing Borderline YouTube Takedowns? We Didn't Mean It That Way

Earlier this week, YouTube made some news for changing the way its ContentID program works, including improving the appeals process. Among the improvements was one in which more "borderline" cases that ContentID matched, but without as high confidence that it was definitely infringing, would go through a slightly different process:

It turns out that the content OWNER will do the manual review. And of course we can expect them to be 100% accurate, can't we?

Userfriendly on WGA server outage:
When you're chained to an oar you don't think you should go down when the galley sinks ?

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9th Circuit Upholds Prelim. Injunction in Microsoft v. Motorola
Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, October 06 2012 @ 06:51 AM EDT

The Ninth Circuit has upheld the preliminary injunction issued against Motorola in Microsoft v. Motorola.

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Abu Hamza vs. Julian Assange?
Authored by: IMANAL_TOO on Saturday, October 06 2012 @ 06:56 AM EDT
Abu Hamza vs. Julian Assange?

Assange claims he is afraid of being extradited to the US from Sweden.

Still, he chose to flee to the UK, which does extradite to the US. Now, the terrorist suspect Abu Hamza will be extradited from the UK to the US:
"Abu Hamza, Adel Abdul Bary and Khaled al-Fawwaz are due in federal court in New York while Babar Ahmad and Tahla Ahsan will face a judge in Connecticut. Home Secretary Theresa May said she was looking to speed up the extradition process after the long legal battle. On Friday judges ruled the five men had not shown "new and compelling" reasons to stay in the UK. Their decision came after the European Court of Human Rights backed successive UK courts in ruling for the extraditions after a process lasting more than eight years."

So, the extradiction was even backed by the European Court of Human Rights.

Who would believe Julian Assange that he has more reasons to fear a Swedish extradiction?

No, he has no credibility any longer. It is clear to me he wants to avoid the hearing in Sweden about his alleged sexual molestation.



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Chromebook: your next PC?
Authored by: Gringo_ on Saturday, October 06 2012 @ 10:03 AM EDT

Sure, you could keep using Windows, although Windows 8 looks worse every time you look at it; or you could buy a Mac for big bucks; or you could buy a Samsung Series 5 550 Chromebook starting at $449 and have a great Linux-based desktop that you already know how to use.

Iím here to report to you today that yes, yes, you can use the Chromebook for a Windows or a Mac desktop replacement.

I write my stories in Google Docs; check my e-mail with Gmail; IM, talk and video-conference to my friends and co- workers with Google Talk; track my personal bills with Quicken Online; manage my business expenses with QuickBooks Online; play music from Google Play; and tinker with my photos in Picasa. I can also, unlike any other version of Linux, watch Netflix movies as well as Google Play videos.

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Looks like nobody wants a Windows phone
Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, October 06 2012 @ 11:55 AM EDT
Nokia to write off 1 million lumia 800 900 units says analyst

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Your tax dollars at work: local cops now paid with federal money to troll IRC
Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, October 06 2012 @ 02:12 PM EDT
Attorney General Eric Holder announced the winners of a new federal grant that will send hundreds of thousands of dollars to 13 agencies in an effort to step up enforcement of copyright and trademark laws.

The Intellectual Property Law Enforcement Grant Award, which became available in January 2012, was given to a wide variety of local law enforcement groups, including the City of Austin, the City of Orlando, the County of Sacramento, the Virginia State Police, and most oddly, the City of Central Point, Oregon (population: 13,000).

Liam Cooke, ars technica

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Charlie Brown v. Lucy van Pelt? - Reddit comment
Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, October 06 2012 @ 06:04 PM EDT a

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Spectacular view in the Australian Outback
Authored by: Gringo_ on Saturday, October 06 2012 @ 11:50 PM EDT

The new Radio-Astronomy Observatory in the Australian outback is now on- line.

I was very happy to be there filming Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) radio telescope under the night sky just before the official opening of the telescope. I captured 19960 images using three cameras during five nights and lots of computer time went into processing the video to showcase ASKAP under the dark Western Australian skies. This footage may be quite unique because after the telescope testing phase is completed, any electronic equipment, including cameras, may not be used near the telescope.

During its operation the telescope will generate enormous amount of data -- 72 Terabit per second, enough to fill 120 million Blu-ray discs each day. To deal with such data volumes, the high speed optical fibre network was built connecting the telescope in the remote Murchison shire with the $21 million Cray supercomputer in Perth.

"120 million Blu-ray discs each day" Hmm - How many Libraries of Congress would that be?

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Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons -- Your right to resell your own stuff is in peril
Authored by: Anonymous on Sunday, October 07 2012 @ 05:31 AM EDT
Tucked into the U.S. Supreme Courtís busy agenda this fall is a little-known case that could upend your ability to resell everything from your grandmotherís antique furniture to your iPhone 4.

At issue in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons is the first-sale doctrine in copyright law, which allows you to buy and then sell things like electronics, books, artwork and furniture as well as CDs and DVDs, without getting permission from the copyright holder of those products.


Thatís being challenged now for products that are made abroad and if the Supreme Court upholds an appellate court ruling it would mean that the copyright holders of anything you own that has been made in China, Japan or Europe, for example, would have to give you permission to sell it.

Jennifer Waters, MarketWatch

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