Recent content by Nielas

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    Rogers ("Canadas Largest Network" goes down)

    Most stuff was up and running by Saturday morning though my internet service has been sluggish. My workplace was not affected since we do not use Rogers but many of our clients were. Fortunately the clients who rely on an online presence were with Bell so were not affected. I had to make...
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    Ukraine

    Blah. If you really want to appease the Russians, just give them Alaska, Texas and Florida.
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    Ukraine

    After World War I, right after Poland regained its independence, there was a strong movement to restore a "greater Poland" similar to the old Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Pilsudski was a believer in this idea. It quickly ran into the problem that the Lithuanian;s and Ukrainians saw that it...
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    The Alarm Is Sounding On NFTs

    I think we are trying to make the same point. A standard NFT gives its "owner" no rights in the real world. Green's case is special because actual legal rights were assigned to him. The legal foundation of this depends on whether Green was given the full copyright or a limited license. If...
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    The Alarm Is Sounding On NFTs

    Common law pretty much holds that transfers of property should be final and the new owner should have full rights to do with the property what he/she wants. The legal document that transfers the property could include covenants that govern how the property has to be handled after it is...
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    The Alarm Is Sounding On NFTs

    "Code is law" goes against fundamental elements of modern western contract law which generally requires specific consent for valid transactions to take place. You would need serious legal changes before courts would accept it as enforceable. Green is giving up very basic legal rights in order...
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    The Alarm Is Sounding On NFTs

    I am fairly certain that Green could win any court case that challenged that he still owns the copyright. The initial Bored Ape Yacht Club contract would actually need to include explicit provisions for what happen if the token is stolen. Otherwise a US court would invalidate the illicit...
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    The Alarm Is Sounding On NFTs

    This story is BS. If the NFTs were really stolen by a hacker then Real World law says that Green still owns any rights to them he previously had. This scenario is straight out of a bad Uncle Scrooge comic (they are notorious for having contracts that have no legal authority) and Green seems...
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    [POLITICS] Why do people look down on Ayn Randian philosophies?

    My parents explained to me that it was the result of how absurd their lives were at times. There were a bunch of Polish movies and TV series from the late 80s which were officially farces that parodied everyday Polish life. However, for many Poles they accurately presented what life in...
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    [POLITICS] Why do people look down on Ayn Randian philosophies?

    I was still a kid when we left communist Poland so I never had a big picture of things, just a child's nostalgia. My parents lived the majority of their lives under that system and they tend to differentiate between theoretical communism as they were taught in school and "The Komuna", the...
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    [POLITICS] Why do people look down on Ayn Randian philosophies?

    Bioshock 2 had an even better example. A company is formed to build a monorail system that will link the various sections of Rupture. However, the project is expensive and the advent of personal bathyspheres (1-2 person submarines) eats into its market. The company is on the verge of...
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    [POLITICS] Police Officer says Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 'should be shot'

    The cop was fired over this. Another cop who liked the post was also fired. It is still disturbing that a cop would think that posting something that would be OK.
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    [Politics] Poland Government is SUPER anti-LGBT

    Unfortunately it is not just politicians. For many people the wounds never really healed. I left Poland when I was still a kid so it did not really effect me but for may parents, the communist system destroyed their dreams. They moved on as best as they could and made a great life for myself...
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    [Politcs] When your KID knows better than calling the police on someone simply because he's Black.

    However, Michel WAS supposed to be able to enter the building because he was an invited guest of the tenant. He might not have a key to unlock the front door but there was nothing legally or ethically preventing him from crossing the threshold. The other guy made an incorrect assumption and...
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    [Politcs] When your KID knows better than calling the police on someone simply because he's Black.

    Can anyone clarify the legal issues here? AFAIK you are only trespassing if you the property owner tells you to leave and you do not. When you rent an apartment, the building's owners give you the right to invite non-tenants to your building. So could Michel be even considered a trespasser...