Judge says IP Address doesn’t prove anything in piracy case


This story is personal to me because I was accused of something I didn’t do or authorize. It turned out that someone had hacked into the router I had at that time and changed the password so I couldn’t stop them or see where they came from. The setup I have now is TWC modem/router and have no problems, but there is a fee to use it, cost of doing high speed (for Charlotte anyway) Internet. The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and their ilk are trying to put the genie back in the bottle as far as digital media and distribution. Besides, I am not much of a movie person.

What do you do lesson of a recently dismissed federal case, which raises the burden of proof that copyright owner must meet in order to hold you accountable for infringement.

Source: Judge Says IP Address Doesn’t Prove Anything in Piracy Case

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Li-Fi: Lighting the Future of Wireless Networks — SitePoint

When this came in my TimeLine, it was a Today I Learned moment. This is my comment at the end of the article:

Sounds to me that LiFi could be a replacement to or potentially merge with Bluetooth, as both services are high-speed and short range. Needs OS support, such as Android, Windows, and iOS for it to take off, as it uses different transceivers than radio frequencies such as WiFi and cellular.

Brian Sebele looks at Li-Fi, a way to use light signals to send data, and how it fits into the world of the Internet of Things, Wi-Fi and cellular networks.

Source: Li-Fi: Lighting the Future of Wireless Networks — SitePoint

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Why the health care crisis is not solved?

Why the health care crisis is not solved?
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What you see on the left is an actual collection letter authorized by the dominant medical system locally. Part of the sales job that is the Affordable Care Act “Obamacare” is the ability to rein costs, cover most people (not everybody), and allow to see the doctor when needed. The dirty little secret is that it does none of these things very well, and that seems to be OK with the current electorate at best, and part of which would return to the no insurance days of yesteryear. Keeping it 💯 “100” requires more substantive dialog than any of the 3 major candidates will provide.

While it has done a lot of good, the Affordable Care Act is not a long-term solution to the US health care crisis. P.S. #feelthebern

Source: Why Hillary Clinton and Obamacare Will Not Solve the Health Care Crisis

How HIPAA can do many things at the same time

Being of AARP age and also a consumer in the ‘healthcare’ system that we have in America, the barriers to full adoption of a now 20-year-old law remain, and they shouldn’t. I guess there is not enough money in doing the Portability part of the HIPAA. The whole reason for digital is to be more accurate, save money, and prevent unnecessary medications and side effects. It isn’t like this is new code, and all health providers must play along, size is not an excuse for compliance. There has to be a better way, and this article makes their case for it.

http://blog.aarp.org/2016/06/10/how-hipaa-can-maintain-privacy-enable-exchange-of-electronic-health-records-and-improve-patient-care-at-the-same-time

When billionaires control the media

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My only hope here is that I am not influential enough to warrant their attention, or at least have enough to defend myself. This should not be a situation in 2016 America, but it is.

The New York Times wrote about the control of the mass media by billionaires, an issue that should concern us all. Not only do they own the media, some use it to promote their financial self-inter…

Source: When Billionaires Control the Media | Diane Ravitch’s blog

PS I have always listened to people who have forgotten more about a subject than I will ever know. Ms Ravitch fits that description.