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  1. Agree
    elfensky reacted to SorryClaire in Valve to start charging 1$ a month for better CSGO statistics   
    The issue is the fact that these statistics are usually already provided for free, first party or third party. And this applies industry wide, as far as i know this is a first time that competitive statistics will be locked behind a paywall.
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  3. Agree
    elfensky reacted to Levent in Microsoft bids goodbye to Calibri font and asks users to vote on a new one   
    I wish they would fix this UI/UX mess that is called Windows 10 instead of trying to find a new font.
  4. Funny
    elfensky reacted to WolframaticAlpha in Apple Q2 financial report "Enthusiastic customer response to ‌M1‌ Macs"   
    PC Manufaturers:  mindblown

    Intel & AMD: Shitfuckshitfuckshitfuckshitfuckshitfuck

    M1 Skeptics[including me]: (Pissed)

    Apple Fans and evangelist: Interesting(Sips champagne)
  5. Agree
    elfensky got a reaction from Zongohihello in Man sues Apple for terminating Apple ID with $24K worth of content   
    This is a clear example of why a lot of people still prefer physical media, buy consoles with disc-drives or CDs instead of paying for streaming. Stuff like this.
    Sure what Apple did was (currently) within their rights... But it sure does leave a sour taste in your mouth, doesn't it?
     
    Music I liked disappeared from Spotify. I know Apple themselves removed movies people bought from their account in the past. There's a reason I stopped paying subscriptions and moved to hosting my own Plex server.
     
    I think there needs to a refactoring of ownership laws concerning digital content. Currently basically all of it is a "license to use", not an actual ownership. And while some licenses might be non-revocable, access to the content certainly is, and keeps being dependent on the service that provides them. And current Copyright laws and DRM can certainly get part of the blame.

    I think Apple is actually currently being sued about their wording about "purchasing" movies on iTunes, when it was actually an "extended renter's agreement".
  6. Agree
    elfensky got a reaction from Uji Ninja in Man sues Apple for terminating Apple ID with $24K worth of content   
    This is a clear example of why a lot of people still prefer physical media, buy consoles with disc-drives or CDs instead of paying for streaming. Stuff like this.
    Sure what Apple did was (currently) within their rights... But it sure does leave a sour taste in your mouth, doesn't it?
     
    Music I liked disappeared from Spotify. I know Apple themselves removed movies people bought from their account in the past. There's a reason I stopped paying subscriptions and moved to hosting my own Plex server.
     
    I think there needs to a refactoring of ownership laws concerning digital content. Currently basically all of it is a "license to use", not an actual ownership. And while some licenses might be non-revocable, access to the content certainly is, and keeps being dependent on the service that provides them. And current Copyright laws and DRM can certainly get part of the blame.

    I think Apple is actually currently being sued about their wording about "purchasing" movies on iTunes, when it was actually an "extended renter's agreement".
  7. Agree
    elfensky got a reaction from SteveGrabowski0 in Man sues Apple for terminating Apple ID with $24K worth of content   
    This is a clear example of why a lot of people still prefer physical media, buy consoles with disc-drives or CDs instead of paying for streaming. Stuff like this.
    Sure what Apple did was (currently) within their rights... But it sure does leave a sour taste in your mouth, doesn't it?
     
    Music I liked disappeared from Spotify. I know Apple themselves removed movies people bought from their account in the past. There's a reason I stopped paying subscriptions and moved to hosting my own Plex server.
     
    I think there needs to a refactoring of ownership laws concerning digital content. Currently basically all of it is a "license to use", not an actual ownership. And while some licenses might be non-revocable, access to the content certainly is, and keeps being dependent on the service that provides them. And current Copyright laws and DRM can certainly get part of the blame.

    I think Apple is actually currently being sued about their wording about "purchasing" movies on iTunes, when it was actually an "extended renter's agreement".
  8. Agree
    elfensky got a reaction from dalekphalm in Tile bashes Apple’s new AirTag as unfair competition. It will be asking Congress on Wednesday to take a closer look into Apple   
    Them not wanting to give up their iOS app is their choice. As a consumer I know I'll choose an integrated experience over a separate app any time of the week. Ones less app on my phone. And if they don't want to pay the 30% cut, just use the app for tracking and only sell the hardware/subscription on your site...
  9. Informative
    elfensky reacted to LordVetinari in Fujitsu 'Horizon' software implicated in largest miscarriage of justice in UK History   
    There maybe some question over whether this qualifies as Tech news but as the software in question and the defence of it by Fujitsu was central to the now unsafe convictions I think it qualifies.  
     
    Summary
     
    Between 2000 and 2014, the Post Office prosecuted 736 sub-postmasters and sub-postmistresses - an average of one a week - based on information from a recently installed computer system called Horizon. Some went to prison following convictions for false accounting and theft, many were financially ruined and have described being shunned by their communities. 555 of these bought a successful civil prosecution against the PO in 2019. An additional 2400 individuals have claimed against a fund set up by the PO to reimburse those affected. 
     
    Following the successful Civil action more cases were brought forward to the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC), an independent body which investigates suspected miscarriages of justice. So far, it has referred 51 cases back to the courts. To date, six people's convictions have been overturned. Another 42 cases were heard in one hearing at the Court of Appeal in March. Of these, 39 were unopposed by the Post Office on at least one count - generally that the person did not receive a fair trial.
     
    With these 39 convictions quashed, it becomes the most widespread, known, miscarriage of justice in the UK.
     
    The computer system designed by Fujitsu had numerous bugs and flaws but these were covered up even though the data was used to convict innocent people. The latest High Court Judgement has the PO and Fujitsu very busy pointing the finger at each other. 
     
    The head of the PO at the time (and who received Honours for her service to the PO) Responded to the initial inquiry: 
      
    Senior VP Rob Putland at Fjuitsu however responded:
    .
     
    Witnesses provided by Fujitsu to the original convictions (now described as "an affront to the public conscience") are being investigated for perjury. 
     
    Quotes
     
     
    My thoughts
     
    This is obviously huge for the English Justice System, however it also demonstrates that tech companies can get it very very wrong. Fundamentally this boils down to both the PO and Fujitsu not being able to admit that the system could even be flawed, instead choosing to double down on their original statements that the system was fine by prosecuting their staff.  
     
    What amazes me is that at seemingly no point did someone look at the number of individuals being implicated and just wonder if the software was wrong rather than assuming that many of its staff were being deliberately fraudulent. 
     
    Sources
    Post Office scandal: What the Horizon saga is all about - BBC News
    Postmasters were prosecuted using unreliable evidence - BBC News
    Former Post Office CEO and Fujitsu play the blame game in Horizon IT scandal (computerweekly.com) - this source contains a huge number of subsidiary sources.  
    Criminal Courts Review Commission findings in Post Office computer case raise further enquiries (computerweekly.com)
     
    Given that this has been going on for 20 years there are more than a few sources but the above give a good overview. 
  10. Agree
    elfensky reacted to FakeKGB in Crypto Exchange Founder Disappears with $2 Billion   
    Drugs =/= crypto. They're VERY different.
    If I need to explain why, something is wrong.
     
  11. Funny
    elfensky reacted to Arika S in Crypto Exchange Founder Disappears with $2 Billion   
    Good thing crypto is decentralized.... 
  12. Funny
  13. Agree
    elfensky got a reaction from rattacko123 in Man sues Apple for terminating Apple ID with $24K worth of content   
    This is a clear example of why a lot of people still prefer physical media, buy consoles with disc-drives or CDs instead of paying for streaming. Stuff like this.
    Sure what Apple did was (currently) within their rights... But it sure does leave a sour taste in your mouth, doesn't it?
     
    Music I liked disappeared from Spotify. I know Apple themselves removed movies people bought from their account in the past. There's a reason I stopped paying subscriptions and moved to hosting my own Plex server.
     
    I think there needs to a refactoring of ownership laws concerning digital content. Currently basically all of it is a "license to use", not an actual ownership. And while some licenses might be non-revocable, access to the content certainly is, and keeps being dependent on the service that provides them. And current Copyright laws and DRM can certainly get part of the blame.

    I think Apple is actually currently being sued about their wording about "purchasing" movies on iTunes, when it was actually an "extended renter's agreement".
  14. Agree
    elfensky got a reaction from bellabichon in Man sues Apple for terminating Apple ID with $24K worth of content   
    This is a clear example of why a lot of people still prefer physical media, buy consoles with disc-drives or CDs instead of paying for streaming. Stuff like this.
    Sure what Apple did was (currently) within their rights... But it sure does leave a sour taste in your mouth, doesn't it?
     
    Music I liked disappeared from Spotify. I know Apple themselves removed movies people bought from their account in the past. There's a reason I stopped paying subscriptions and moved to hosting my own Plex server.
     
    I think there needs to a refactoring of ownership laws concerning digital content. Currently basically all of it is a "license to use", not an actual ownership. And while some licenses might be non-revocable, access to the content certainly is, and keeps being dependent on the service that provides them. And current Copyright laws and DRM can certainly get part of the blame.

    I think Apple is actually currently being sued about their wording about "purchasing" movies on iTunes, when it was actually an "extended renter's agreement".
  15. Agree
    elfensky got a reaction from Beskamir in Man sues Apple for terminating Apple ID with $24K worth of content   
    This is a clear example of why a lot of people still prefer physical media, buy consoles with disc-drives or CDs instead of paying for streaming. Stuff like this.
    Sure what Apple did was (currently) within their rights... But it sure does leave a sour taste in your mouth, doesn't it?
     
    Music I liked disappeared from Spotify. I know Apple themselves removed movies people bought from their account in the past. There's a reason I stopped paying subscriptions and moved to hosting my own Plex server.
     
    I think there needs to a refactoring of ownership laws concerning digital content. Currently basically all of it is a "license to use", not an actual ownership. And while some licenses might be non-revocable, access to the content certainly is, and keeps being dependent on the service that provides them. And current Copyright laws and DRM can certainly get part of the blame.

    I think Apple is actually currently being sued about their wording about "purchasing" movies on iTunes, when it was actually an "extended renter's agreement".
  16. Agree
    elfensky got a reaction from Bensemus in Man sues Apple for terminating Apple ID with $24K worth of content   
    This is a clear example of why a lot of people still prefer physical media, buy consoles with disc-drives or CDs instead of paying for streaming. Stuff like this.
    Sure what Apple did was (currently) within their rights... But it sure does leave a sour taste in your mouth, doesn't it?
     
    Music I liked disappeared from Spotify. I know Apple themselves removed movies people bought from their account in the past. There's a reason I stopped paying subscriptions and moved to hosting my own Plex server.
     
    I think there needs to a refactoring of ownership laws concerning digital content. Currently basically all of it is a "license to use", not an actual ownership. And while some licenses might be non-revocable, access to the content certainly is, and keeps being dependent on the service that provides them. And current Copyright laws and DRM can certainly get part of the blame.

    I think Apple is actually currently being sued about their wording about "purchasing" movies on iTunes, when it was actually an "extended renter's agreement".
  17. Agree
    elfensky got a reaction from Red :) in Man sues Apple for terminating Apple ID with $24K worth of content   
    This is a clear example of why a lot of people still prefer physical media, buy consoles with disc-drives or CDs instead of paying for streaming. Stuff like this.
    Sure what Apple did was (currently) within their rights... But it sure does leave a sour taste in your mouth, doesn't it?
     
    Music I liked disappeared from Spotify. I know Apple themselves removed movies people bought from their account in the past. There's a reason I stopped paying subscriptions and moved to hosting my own Plex server.
     
    I think there needs to a refactoring of ownership laws concerning digital content. Currently basically all of it is a "license to use", not an actual ownership. And while some licenses might be non-revocable, access to the content certainly is, and keeps being dependent on the service that provides them. And current Copyright laws and DRM can certainly get part of the blame.

    I think Apple is actually currently being sued about their wording about "purchasing" movies on iTunes, when it was actually an "extended renter's agreement".
  18. Agree
    elfensky got a reaction from illegalwater in Man sues Apple for terminating Apple ID with $24K worth of content   
    This is a clear example of why a lot of people still prefer physical media, buy consoles with disc-drives or CDs instead of paying for streaming. Stuff like this.
    Sure what Apple did was (currently) within their rights... But it sure does leave a sour taste in your mouth, doesn't it?
     
    Music I liked disappeared from Spotify. I know Apple themselves removed movies people bought from their account in the past. There's a reason I stopped paying subscriptions and moved to hosting my own Plex server.
     
    I think there needs to a refactoring of ownership laws concerning digital content. Currently basically all of it is a "license to use", not an actual ownership. And while some licenses might be non-revocable, access to the content certainly is, and keeps being dependent on the service that provides them. And current Copyright laws and DRM can certainly get part of the blame.

    I think Apple is actually currently being sued about their wording about "purchasing" movies on iTunes, when it was actually an "extended renter's agreement".
  19. Agree
    elfensky got a reaction from offweek in Man sues Apple for terminating Apple ID with $24K worth of content   
    This is a clear example of why a lot of people still prefer physical media, buy consoles with disc-drives or CDs instead of paying for streaming. Stuff like this.
    Sure what Apple did was (currently) within their rights... But it sure does leave a sour taste in your mouth, doesn't it?
     
    Music I liked disappeared from Spotify. I know Apple themselves removed movies people bought from their account in the past. There's a reason I stopped paying subscriptions and moved to hosting my own Plex server.
     
    I think there needs to a refactoring of ownership laws concerning digital content. Currently basically all of it is a "license to use", not an actual ownership. And while some licenses might be non-revocable, access to the content certainly is, and keeps being dependent on the service that provides them. And current Copyright laws and DRM can certainly get part of the blame.

    I think Apple is actually currently being sued about their wording about "purchasing" movies on iTunes, when it was actually an "extended renter's agreement".
  20. Agree
    elfensky got a reaction from Salv8 (sam) in Man sues Apple for terminating Apple ID with $24K worth of content   
    This is a clear example of why a lot of people still prefer physical media, buy consoles with disc-drives or CDs instead of paying for streaming. Stuff like this.
    Sure what Apple did was (currently) within their rights... But it sure does leave a sour taste in your mouth, doesn't it?
     
    Music I liked disappeared from Spotify. I know Apple themselves removed movies people bought from their account in the past. There's a reason I stopped paying subscriptions and moved to hosting my own Plex server.
     
    I think there needs to a refactoring of ownership laws concerning digital content. Currently basically all of it is a "license to use", not an actual ownership. And while some licenses might be non-revocable, access to the content certainly is, and keeps being dependent on the service that provides them. And current Copyright laws and DRM can certainly get part of the blame.

    I think Apple is actually currently being sued about their wording about "purchasing" movies on iTunes, when it was actually an "extended renter's agreement".
  21. Agree
    elfensky reacted to RejZoR in Man sues Apple for terminating Apple ID with $24K worth of content   
    I know everyone loves to shit on Apple constantly, but I'd absolutely like to know why his account was terminated. Coz I don't see how Apple would just randomly terminate someone's account for no reason what so ever. And really, that is the most important part. Coz you really need to screw something really badly that they terminate not only your account but also all content associated with it.
  22. Agree
    elfensky got a reaction from thechinchinsong in Man sues Apple for terminating Apple ID with $24K worth of content   
    This is a clear example of why a lot of people still prefer physical media, buy consoles with disc-drives or CDs instead of paying for streaming. Stuff like this.
    Sure what Apple did was (currently) within their rights... But it sure does leave a sour taste in your mouth, doesn't it?
     
    Music I liked disappeared from Spotify. I know Apple themselves removed movies people bought from their account in the past. There's a reason I stopped paying subscriptions and moved to hosting my own Plex server.
     
    I think there needs to a refactoring of ownership laws concerning digital content. Currently basically all of it is a "license to use", not an actual ownership. And while some licenses might be non-revocable, access to the content certainly is, and keeps being dependent on the service that provides them. And current Copyright laws and DRM can certainly get part of the blame.

    I think Apple is actually currently being sued about their wording about "purchasing" movies on iTunes, when it was actually an "extended renter's agreement".
  23. Agree
    elfensky got a reaction from gabrielcarvfer in Man sues Apple for terminating Apple ID with $24K worth of content   
    This is a clear example of why a lot of people still prefer physical media, buy consoles with disc-drives or CDs instead of paying for streaming. Stuff like this.
    Sure what Apple did was (currently) within their rights... But it sure does leave a sour taste in your mouth, doesn't it?
     
    Music I liked disappeared from Spotify. I know Apple themselves removed movies people bought from their account in the past. There's a reason I stopped paying subscriptions and moved to hosting my own Plex server.
     
    I think there needs to a refactoring of ownership laws concerning digital content. Currently basically all of it is a "license to use", not an actual ownership. And while some licenses might be non-revocable, access to the content certainly is, and keeps being dependent on the service that provides them. And current Copyright laws and DRM can certainly get part of the blame.

    I think Apple is actually currently being sued about their wording about "purchasing" movies on iTunes, when it was actually an "extended renter's agreement".
  24. Agree
    elfensky got a reaction from GimmeGaming in Man sues Apple for terminating Apple ID with $24K worth of content   
    This is a clear example of why a lot of people still prefer physical media, buy consoles with disc-drives or CDs instead of paying for streaming. Stuff like this.
    Sure what Apple did was (currently) within their rights... But it sure does leave a sour taste in your mouth, doesn't it?
     
    Music I liked disappeared from Spotify. I know Apple themselves removed movies people bought from their account in the past. There's a reason I stopped paying subscriptions and moved to hosting my own Plex server.
     
    I think there needs to a refactoring of ownership laws concerning digital content. Currently basically all of it is a "license to use", not an actual ownership. And while some licenses might be non-revocable, access to the content certainly is, and keeps being dependent on the service that provides them. And current Copyright laws and DRM can certainly get part of the blame.

    I think Apple is actually currently being sued about their wording about "purchasing" movies on iTunes, when it was actually an "extended renter's agreement".
  25. Agree
    elfensky got a reaction from DrMacintosh in Man sues Apple for terminating Apple ID with $24K worth of content   
    This is a clear example of why a lot of people still prefer physical media, buy consoles with disc-drives or CDs instead of paying for streaming. Stuff like this.
    Sure what Apple did was (currently) within their rights... But it sure does leave a sour taste in your mouth, doesn't it?
     
    Music I liked disappeared from Spotify. I know Apple themselves removed movies people bought from their account in the past. There's a reason I stopped paying subscriptions and moved to hosting my own Plex server.
     
    I think there needs to a refactoring of ownership laws concerning digital content. Currently basically all of it is a "license to use", not an actual ownership. And while some licenses might be non-revocable, access to the content certainly is, and keeps being dependent on the service that provides them. And current Copyright laws and DRM can certainly get part of the blame.

    I think Apple is actually currently being sued about their wording about "purchasing" movies on iTunes, when it was actually an "extended renter's agreement".
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