By timothy from Slashdot's most-dangerous-superstition department
writes: I've been waiting for this, much the way one waits for a violent case of food poisoning. France is now officially demanding that Google expand the hideous EU 'Right To Be Forgotten' (RTBF) to Google.com worldwide, instead of just applying it to the appropriate localized (e.g. France) version of Google. And here's my official response as a concerned individual:
To hell with this ...
Weinstein's page links to the paywalled WSJ coverage; you might prefer The New York Times
. Related: a court in Canada, according to TechDirt, would like to do something similar
, when it comes to expanding its effect on Google results for everyone, not just those who happen to live within its jurisdiction.Read Replies (0)
By Roblimo from Slashdot's starcoder-may-soon-be-coming-to-an-internet-near-you department
We ran video # 1 about Starcoder yesterday and linked to the project's Kickstarter page
. At that time, the project had raised $3221 out of a $4000 goal. Today they're up to $5836, which means they've reached their goal and then some, and they still have four days of Kickstarting to go. Nice! It looks like Starcoder will soon be available to a lot more students than are using it now, and that (hopefully) there will be enough server capacity to accommodate students who want to sign up and play on their own, not necessarily with help from their schools.
To learn more about Starcoder, you may want to check out these video clips on Vimeo
that not only show you how the game was developed, but give you a look at how it's played. Note: this is video 2 of 2. The transcript covers both videos, plus some material we were forced to edit out of the videos due to length restrictions.)Read Replies (0)