Saturday , August 8 2020

Culture and Society

After Wi-Fi, Wider-Fi

Forbes looks at the next wireless standard: This new standard is dubbed 802.16a by the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, which disdains catchy names. Some are calling it Wi-Max, but a better tag might be Wider-Fi. Meanwhile, a rival group at IEEE is working on 802.20–a kind of Mobile-Fi …

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Getting Harder to Get Lost

New GPS-enabled mobile phone: NTT DoCoMo announced today that it will introduce it’s first Global Positioning Service (GPS)-compatible handset F661i, at the end of April. The GPS mobile phone enables users to determine their location at the touch of a button, and download location specific information via i-mode like graphical …

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Substantial and Non-infringing

The legal foundation of P2P is “substantial non-infringing use” – here’s a pretty substantial use and the only people being “infringed upon” are Iraqi troops: Various forms of peer-to-peer technology, which allows computer users to bypass central servers and connect directly with one another, are being used to plan battlefield …

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More Cal P2P Testimony

We ran a substantial portion of attorney and P2P advocate Philip Corwin’s exceptional testimony before the California Senate Select Committee on the Entertainment Industry. Other testimony yesterday was equally explosive: Free peer-to-peer music file-sharing has become larger than the multibillion-dollar recording industry, with a growth trend that has become “fundamentally …

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International Song of Peace

Justin Sodano got behind closed doors at the UN while the “no military action under any circumstances” weasels were rehearsing their theme song: “Appease Me” (Set to the tune of The Beatles’ “Please Please Me”) Al Qaeda plans to nuke our cities, Be sure to note this in committee, Give …

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Bandwidth Burns Author

Glenn Fleishman decided to offer his book for free over the Internet, people took him up on it: instead of the few hundred downloads Fleishman expected, the book was downloaded about 10,000 times in just 36 hours. And because he’s charged incrementally for bandwidth, Fleishman estimates he could be billed …

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P2P Calls in Air Strikes

Brilliant, logical, clear presentation in favor of enabling P2P as the savior rather than the destroyer of the entertainment industry by attorney Philip S. Corwin, as presented yesterday before the California Senate Select Committee on the Entertainment Industry – well worth the time to read if you want to understand …

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They Also Serve …

The Christian Science Monitor examines the impact of new technology on military familes in war time: Certainly ever since the mythic Penelope watched Odysseus go off to Troy, the wives of warriors have been left to fend for themselves, raise the children alone, and hope their fighter someday comes home …

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