It's different because it makes DRM integration more seamless and easier to support across browsers. This is what DRM needs to save itself; otherwise the inconveniences and disrespect to users cause significant overhead -- see the quote on the front page of defectivebydesign.org. Flash is dying, Silverlight is dying -- the industry was having a hard time preserving DRM.
So the alternative has a lot of pain associated with it, but it's fight DRM so we can actually watch Netflix the right way. I don't know why people think this is impossible -- DRM has had plenty of ups and downs in its history, and opposition has from time-to-time forced companies to back off.
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Good time to go get lunch, I'd say.
Seems like we found a likely culprit for my recent health issues (aside from general stress).
The vegetarian shut-in programmer who lives in wintersville USA has a Vitamin D deficiency. Who would have thought?
Glad it doesn't seem to be something worse! Comparatively easy to treat.Show all 8 replies
Staying inside doesn't help with generating Vitamin D deficiency, and the confusion is "related to what" here.
BTW, you're right that vegetarianism doesn't imply Vitamin D deficiency, but I also cut down on my milk intake around the same time (I used to drink a lot of milk), so while not necessary correlated, that's related on my personal timeline probably.
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- What Could Have Entered the Public Domain on January 1, 2014? http://web.law.duke.edu/cspd/publicdomainday/2014/pre-1976 … #copyright #publicdomain @fightcopytrolls @qco (RT @gabrieljmichael)
Renault will remotely lock down electric cars http://ur1.ca/fyqm4
- After seeing "What does Microsoft need in their next CEO?" on the front page in the newsstand my first thought was "A Richard Stallman-type to make all of their software free."
BTW, a health insurance company told me today that it's completely impossible to correct an inaccurate invoice, or issue a corrected invoice for any period. Seriously. They cannot correct erroneous invoices; they just tell you a corrected total over the phone but provide no documentation.
As always, they blamed the "computer system" doesn't "allow regeneration of invoices".
I almost asked for a copy of the source code so I could fix it. OTOH, I don't know COBOL so it'd be an uphill battle to fix it, I suspect.If I complain about that turn of phrase I invariably get the answer "Can *you* do any better? Let's see you make a better system?". Sure, just give me the hundreds of millions of dollars that probably went into this thing, and I'll show you what they could have done. Especially annoyed with this discussion when there are existing competing systems that already do thing X better or at all.
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Tor and silk road takedown. https://blog.torproject.org/blog/tor-and-silk-road-takedownShow all 5 replies"So far, nothing about this case makes us think that there are new ways to compromise Tor (the software or the network). The FBI says that their suspect made mistakes in operational security, and was found through actual detective work."
This is probably true, but what would the FBI have said if they had solved the case using some undisclosed way of compromising the network?Ok, this makes it pretty clear that TOR hackery was not necessary to bring down this Dread Pirate: http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/everything-the-silk-road-founder-did-to-get-caught
- Thirty years ago today, RMS published the GNU system announcement. What did he see on Usenet that day? https://u.fsf.org/m2