January 6th, 2012

Illuminati

Interesting Links for 06-01-2012

Illuminati

Copyright Poll

Copyright should last

0 years (there should no such thing as copyright)
3(3.9%)
5 years
2(2.6%)
10 years
3(3.9%)
20 years
11(14.5%)
50 years
8(10.5%)
70 years
1(1.3%)
100 years
0(0.0%)
until the original creator dies
13(17.1%)
Creator death + 5 years
1(1.3%)
Creator death + 10 years
4(5.3%)
Creator death + 20 years
10(13.2%)
Creator death + 50 years
8(10.5%)
Creator death + 70 years
3(3.9%)
Creator death + 100 years
1(1.3%)
SEWIWEIC
8(10.5%)

Copying music for your friends

Should be illegal
18(27.7%)
Should be legal for a few friends
30(46.2%)
Should be legal for all 3 billion friends you made on BitTorrent
7(10.8%)
SEWIWEIC
10(15.4%)

If I own a physical book/CD/DVD I would feel totally justified in downloading a digital copy so I could read/listen to/watch it more easily

Yes
68(90.7%)
No
7(9.3%)

Overall, I would say that copyright has been a force for

GOOD
51(76.1%)
BAD
16(23.9%)

Bonus Question: Software Patents

No Just Evil, But Stupid Too!
50(100.0%)
Shade

The most amazing technology I've seen this year. And for a large chunk of last year too.

I _think_ that it was the Night's Dawn Trilogy* that had laser projectors that would spot where your eyes are and then project images into them so that you got your own private 3D screen.

Microsoft have made one of those. Ok, so it's not lasers, it's LEDs, but it uses what looks like an industrial Kinect hooked up to LEDs and lenses that spot where your eyes are, use head-tracking to work out what your view should be, and then project the correct view directly at your eyes. And it works with multiple people, so that you can each be watching different things.


I am _very_ impressed.

Looks like it's a few years out at the moment - but when they get the speed and resolution up this will revolutionise computer games (and 3D CAD).

*Which I never made it more than 150 pages into. Should I go back at some point?



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shark rofl

Anyone here understand LJ Styles/CSS?

The bit at the bottom of this post* is wrapped in a font tag, so that it looks like this:
<font size="-2">*This bit, right here</font>
Under my old layout it looked smaller. On DW it looks smaller. Under the new one it doesn't look smaller at all.

Anyone spot what I need to tweak to make it look smaller again?

*This bit, right here


Edit: <span style="font-size:smaller">This works</span>
This works

<span style="font-size:0.7em">This works too</span>
This works too



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