Intention (Score: 2, Insightful)

by in YouTube will cover legal fees to protect Fair Use rights of Video Creators on 2015-12-07 03:29 (#WW8Q)

I wonder if this is more an attempt to curb the misuse of DMCA takedowns by individuals with no real claim other than they want a video taken down. i.e. Try to scare off people from filing false claims because someone said mean things about them in a video.

Re: Editor note! (Score: 2, Informative)

by in GamerGate, two months on: a story of change in the industry on 2014-11-12 22:29 (#2V0Z)

Looks like it's just a simple web form: Not sure why someone would not just use twitter's own mechanisms instead of some third party though.

Oh good! (Score: 1)

by in Story Images on 2014-05-29 18:02 (#1YR)

Thank you for the option to disable images/icons completely. With a smaller width browser window, the images would cover up the headline/story. Got to be a bit annoying resizing the window each time.
Good work, B

Re: Just letting you know ... (Score: 3, Insightful)

by in Weekly Update on 2014-04-15 22:23 (#12Y)

Thirded! Thanks Bryan, great work.

Interesting (Score: 3, Funny)

by in Cherry trees blossom six years early after a trip to space on 2014-04-15 22:22 (#12X)

But how do space cherries taste? I could see a lucrative specialty ice cream opportunity here: Our cherry tastes out of this world!

Speedy progress! (Score: 2, Interesting)

by in APT Version 1.0 Released on 2014-04-06 22:03 (#ZV)

It only took them 16 years to figure out how to alphabetize search results!
But seriously, the new additions sound good, and it hasn't fallen the usual "I'm bored, let's totally change everything around again for no reason" syndrome that infects most OSS projects.

Re: Class action screwiness (Score: 2, Funny)

by in DRAM Manufacturers Settle in Price Fixing Class Action Suit on 2014-04-04 23:36 (#ZN)

Heh, missed that part. Can you picture the CEOs of all the companies in a Business Ethics 101 class? And didn't their "cooperation" get them in this mess in the first place?

Class action screwiness (Score: 4, Informative)

by in DRAM Manufacturers Settle in Price Fixing Class Action Suit on 2014-04-04 14:22 (#ZE)

Granted, most class action settlements make no sense, but this one boggles the mind. If you read the actual distribution of the settlement (pages 5-6):
Splitting a 200M pool of cash (nice windfall for the lawyers and govt at $110M). Individuals get $10+, BUT only if there is less than 2.5M claims (this would be -$25M out of the $200M pool). If there are more than 5M claims, no claims will be honored, instead $40M will go to court approved non-profits (-$40M out of a $200M pool).

What happens if there are more than 2.5M, but less than 5M claims?
More confusing: where does the other $160M-$175M go? The govt. and lawyers already took their cut off the top.

Doubt it (Score: 2, Insightful)

by in Google still pushing its WebP image format on 2014-03-22 21:05 (#RM)

No one cares about file size anymore. Even mobile views of your typical news site page are multiple megabytes in size, between useless embedded video/animated gifs, dozens of tracker .js files, slideshows, using html/css to resize full resolution images, etc.

5-10 years ago when bandwidth was a premium and substance mattered more than style, maybe WebP would have caught on. Today, general users don't care, they just want the shiny things.