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NOT CREE... OK, this is kinda creepy.
The iCloud Music Library feature in Apple Music is getting off to a bumpy start, apparently placing DRM protection on music files you own.
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So, iCloud Music Library isn't a backup service. Presumably, that's why they still sell iTunes Match.
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Is that a rhetorical question?
The company that claims to run the world’s largest network of Bitcoin ATMs seems to have misplaced a kiosk.
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WTF? How is this proposal "reform"?
 
I would argue that "freedom of panorama" is protected by the First Amendment, through speech or press.* The reason is that the Rights were clearly announced as limitations on the preceding articles and therefore can be held to provide restrictions on enumerated powers, including that of copyright. Therefore, a balancing test must be used where the legitimate and compelling interest of the government in establishing a system of copyrights must bend around the ability of people to freely record and report.

I doubt that test, earnestly applied, would find copyrights the superior rights.

*Press, in fact, though it's nearly a nullity. I think it protects, fundamentally, ideas of distribution, record, and reportage. Certain things which lack speech content may have press content, rendering them not totally overlapping protections.
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This is insane.
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They had a couple of these at UCB when I was there. The big problem was the storage was tape cartridges.
 
In search of convenient portable computing - the IBM 5100 weighs only 50 pounds and can be programmed in APL. Announced in 1975. Lots of applications illustrated in this advert, but somehow it was not a great commercial success. (BASIC was also available.)
For previous mentions including some technical details, see
https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/109052413018437647853/s/5100
For more on the machine, see
http://www.retrothing.com/2011/01/ibm-5100-advertising-the-first-portable-computer.html
See the machine in action, and a tour of the innards, at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52ktEpjIhnk
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+God Emperor Lionel Lauer Unfortunately most code, no matter the language, is unreadable and basically horrible.

Quality programmers are worth so much, more so as you have to support the code going forward.
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Twelve days to go.
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Fifth mysterious black church fire since the shooting.

JUST COINCIDENCE REALLY
UPDATE: Investigators are on scene this morning, and a press conference is set for 10 a.m.
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The guardian is not misreporting anything. They mention the electrical fire, and the lightning strike. They didn't mention that the church believed to have been hit by lightning was not a black church.

My statement was that there were five mysterious fires at black churches. That there were seven fires total is not in conflict with that.
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The FBI has been really screaming its head off about the evils of encryption over the last year or so. Director James Comey keeps fearmongering about encryption, though when asked to give examples of cases where encryption had created problems, all...
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A war on gloves dark gloves.

And definitely encrypt all the things. And tell the UK PM to stick his anti-encryption proposal in his ear.
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"Yesterday, two landmark reforms took effect in Montana and New Mexico," says Nick Sibilla. "Both states now require a criminal conviction for civil forfeiture, while New Mexico went even further a...
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In the case of the Escalade pictured, the previous owner is still in state prison.
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Every time I'm reminded by how much I hate time as a programmer, I need to remember this chart showing how standardized time used to work in the United States.
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A favorite time goof of mine: doing work for a device manufacturer who decided that the time scale for its test runs would be given as second-of-day. Which struck me as a bad idea (I came aboard mid-way between start of R&D and ultimately failing, for other reasons).

The badness made itself evident one day when test data were received from a test run which spanned midnight.

Yeah: All timings reverted to 0 in mid-run. It didn't muck with calculations too much (data of interest were instantaneous rather than cumulative), but the plots sure did look funny....

Elapsed time. Use it.
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Quoting Tumblr People #17
It has been a while since my last post with quotes of stuff that people on Tumblr say, so here is another round.


just-shower-thoughts.tumblr.com:
Fish that are caught and released probably sound like insane conspiracy theorists to the other fish.


phobias.me:
If you teach a parrot to say "parrot" that's the closest you're going to come to owning a pokemon.


heart.tumblr.com:
I tried rickrolling my friend but she had the YouTube video URL memorized.


giraffepoliceforce.tumblr.com:
Yo straight up, let's cast Anna Kendrick as Peter Parker. If we're going to to reboot this franchise for the third time let's do it right.


kingcheddarxvii.tumblr.com:
Prank idea: Hire a skywriter to write "The Beatles were just ok" over London.


firebreathingeli.tumblr.com:
"Hot single mom 5 miles away wants you!"
You ignore the ad, refreshing the page.
"Hot single mom is 2 miles away wants you!"
You stare curiously, refreshing the page again.
"Hot single mom 1 mile away wants you!"
You refresh again.
"Hot single mom at the door wants you!"
Breathing hard, you press refresh one more time, freezing.
"Hot single mom is right behind you."


lizerd-wizerd.tumblr.com:
I found out why Gorillaz is called Gorillaz. A group of gorillas is called a band. IT'S BEEN A PUN THIS WHOLE TIME AND NOBODY NOTICED!


chillmascdude.tumblr.com:
Party idea: As the night goes on, Kidz Bop versions of songs are mixed in little by little. By the time the party comes to a close, people are too drunk to notice they've been dancing to Kidz Bop for hours.


sorry.tumblr.com:
Olympic gymnast walks into a bar, she doesn't get a medal.


as-seenon-tv.tumblr.com:
I JUST REALIZED CHUCKIE CHEESE IS JUST A CASINO FOR CHILDREN!?!?


unfollower.tumblr.com:
Peekaboo is essentially just making fun of babies for not understanding object permanence.


awellkept-secret.tumblr.com:
This guy in my class said his brother lost his wallet in Canada and someone shipped it back with souvenirs.


5scondsofphan.tumblr.com:
So today my brother called me a "feminist" as if it was an insult and I yelled back "HELL YEAH, I'M ONE, I BET YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT THAT WORD MEANS" and 30 minutes later he enters my room with a dictionary in hand and just whispers "I'm a feminist too" and I never felt more proud.


lipstickmystic.tumblr.com:
Stop romanticizing mic dropping. Damage to sound equipment is no joke.


euphoriapony.tumblr.com:
I ship my fist with your face. And it's about to be canon.


thorxndor.tumblr.com:
I was sitting on my friend's bed with her when she came out as gay. I was looking through a Chinese food pamphlet, so I put it down, looked at her, and said "I was going to suggest ordering food but I see now you'd prefer to eat out." I don't think she's ever really forgiven me.


just-shower-thoughts.tumblr.com:
If woman only got pregnant when they orgasm, teen pregnancy wouldn't be as much of a problem.


deelekgolo.tumblr.com:
I'm still fucked up at the fact that the longest piece of English fictional literature written by any human is a Super Smash Bros. Brawl fan fic.


imaginarycomics.tumblr.com:
I mixed up "Donkey Kong" and "King Kong" and accidentally said "Kinky Dong" to my parents today.


brothasoul.tumblr.com:
Today I learned that the first use of "omg" occurred in 1917 in a letter to Winston Fucking Churchill.


xx092813.tumblr.com:
Cute dating tip: Don't cheat on your partner you fucking pathetic piece of shit.


ri0t-grrl.tumblr.com:
My biggest fear is that one day my kids will be crying alone to themselves at night and I won't know about it.


nothingeverlost.tumblr.com:
I talked to an eight year old little girl yesterday and admired her Thor shirt. I asked her if Thor was her favorite Avenger. She shook her head and said "we can't find a Black Widow shirt."


meladoodle.tumblr.com:
Try to close someone's eyes like a corpse when you're bored of talking to them.


timballisto.tumblr.com:
YOLO has been replaced by WITNESS ME effective immediately.


napoleonbonerhard.tumblr.com:
I literally cannot convey how long I fucking laughed after I realized that "boobytrap" backwards is "partyboob".


bakura.co.uk:
Life could probably be worse. Milk could have pulp. That's a pretty shitty thing we don't have to live with.


My previous posts with quotes from Tumblr:
#1: plus.google.com/+HalfdanReschat/posts/Sna2qV5asKQ 
#2: plus.google.com/+HalfdanReschat/posts/j9ffU29VRiw 
#2: plus.google.com/+HalfdanReschat/posts/66K6uEBAUSs 
#4: plus.google.com/+HalfdanReschat/posts/BSxoR1g5975 
#5: plus.google.com/+HalfdanReschat/posts/VFuz7zU31ci 
#6: plus.google.com/+HalfdanReschat/posts/PRpB5iLKy2E 
#7: plus.google.com/+HalfdanReschat/posts/9rq7ZoNiagi 
#8: plus.google.com/+HalfdanReschat/posts/eN3wfr8FFgQ 
#9: plus.google.com/+HalfdanReschat/posts/7QmRDmBbpFH 
#10: plus.google.com/+HalfdanReschat/posts/ZKruwkSMpT3 
#11: plus.google.com/+HalfdanReschat/posts/Z7uCScC4ECz 
#12: plus.google.com/+HalfdanReschat/posts/EYhmQ5Q2X1x 
#13: plus.google.com/+HalfdanReschat/posts/dDXZ1W7EFH4 
#14: plus.google.com/+HalfdanReschat/posts/5ZfF7zzakAy 
#15: plus.google.com/+HalfdanReschat/posts/dib9bxNxHeX 
#16: plus.google.com/+HalfdanReschat/posts/b6sxkodNntK 
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Regarding partyboob, on a related note: 
https://twitter.com/mathew/status/611201854966493185
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At least it isn't Comic Sans...
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