Jan 092022
 

Backed by the RIAA, several major music industry companies have taken some of the largest U.S. Internet providers to court.
The music companies accuse these providers of failing to terminate the accounts of the most egregious pirates by ignoring millions of copyright infringement notices. To make them whole, the labels demand hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation.
This has already resulted in a massive windfall in the case against Cox, where a jury awarded a billion dollars in damages. The same music companies now hope to get the same outcome against and RCN, Charter, Bright House, and Grande Communications.
Rightscorp Evidence
Many of these lawsuits are centered around evidence from the anti-piracy outfit Rightscorp. The Delaware company collected settlements…

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Jan 092022
 

With new CDC guidelines and apparent indifference from the White House, scores of workers in the United States find themselves with no choice but to go back to work while still suffering from COVID.
An art teacher at Yung Wing School PS 124 with students in her classroom on January 5, 2022 in New York City. (Michael Loccisano / Getty Images) Lately, I’m hearing from a lot of people who are frustrated about how working in-person with COVID has become the norm at their job.
Right now, that dilemma is most visible among educators. As Business Insider reported, New York City teachers received an email from the Department of Education that said…

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Jan 092022
 
SRFI 232 is now in final status.

Scheme lacks a flexible way to create and apply curried procedures.
This SRFI describes lambda*, a variant of
lambda that creates true curried procedures which also
behave just like ordinary Scheme procedures. They can be applied to
their arguments one-by-one, all at once, or anywhere in between,
without any novel syntax. lambda* also supports nullary
and variadic procedures, and procedures created with it have
predictable behavior when applied to surplus arguments.

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Jan 092022
 

On January 7, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, and New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver, issued a joint press release, mentioning election law changes they support. Their list includes letting nominating petition signatures be gathered electronically. Unfortunately they also want to bring back the straight-ticket device. Here is the list. Thanks to Rick Lass for the link.
Their list, unfortunately, does not include adding the statewide initiative. New Mexico and Hawaii are the only western states without the initiative process. Also their list says nothing about abolishing the petition for convention nominees. New Mexico is the only state in which a convention nominee, after being nominated, must submit a petition to be on the…

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