O Sweet Mr Math

wherein is detailed Matt's experiences as he tries to figure out what to do with his life. Right now, that means lots of thinking about math.

Wednesday, September 24, 2003

12:08 PM

Is anyone tracking the outcomes of the lawsuits the RIAA has filed? Slashdot has a link to a story about the RIAA suing the wrong person. The RIAA accused the woman of of sharing more than 2000 songs using Kazaa. She insists that she has never shared or downloaded any songs, and beyond that, she has a Mac and Kazaa isn't available for Macintosh. The RIAA has withdrawn its suit. Anecdotal evidence on the lawsuits has been accumulating. Is anyone tracking the numbers on the outcomes of the suits? Information on the demographics of the lawsuit targets and the outcomes (number of settlements, cost of settlement, etc.) would be useful for evaluating and responding to the lawsuits.




What does "rolls a hoover" mean, anyway?

"Roll a hoover" was coined by Christopher Locke, aka RageBoy (not worksafe). He enumerated some Hooverian Principles, but that might not be too helpful. My interpretation is that rolling a hoover means doing something that you know is stupid without any clear sense of what the outcome will be, just to see what will happen. In my case, I quit my job in an uncertain economy to try to start a business. I'm still not sure how that will work out.

Why is the HTML for this page not valid?

BlogSpot adds the advertisement that appears at the top of this page. That advertisement is not valid HTML and is outside of my control. I believe that aside from that ad, this page is valid HTML.