Michael Froomkin writes, "We Robot, now heading into its 8th year, is lots of fun — and it's also the leading North American conference on robotics law and policy. The 2019 edition will be held at the University of Miami on April 12-13, 2019, preceded by a day of special workshops on April 11. We just today opened the submissions portal for paper and demo proposals. Full details are in the Call for Papers.
Occupation of a parking spot at a Corpus Christi grocery store being in dispute, local lady Rossie Dennis, 60, set out to solve it the Texas way: with her gun. This is as alleged by prosecutors; Corpus Christi Police Department arrested her on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. CCPD says when… READ THE REST
ContentID, YouTube's internal copyright enforcement program, was originally built to appease the entertainment industry and is notoriously easy to manipulate. Copyfraud (falsely claiming to own the work of others) is rife and the shakedown artists (give me money or I'll use ContentID to kill your channel) are everywhere. But now two alleged crooks have been… READ THE REST
Christopher Belter, now 20, raped several younger teens and was convicted in 2018. This week Niagara County Judge Matthew Murphy, sympathising with his plight from the bench, told him he would not be going to jail. "It seems to me that a sentence that involves incarceration or partial incarceration isn't appropriate, so I am going… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. From getting through the slew of work emails you've been putting off answering to making sure you're place is stocked with all the goodies necessary to feed all your holiday visitors… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Listen, long gone are the days of being able to fix everything just by plugging it back in again (otherwise we would have done that with the completely nuts country already).… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Spending habits getting out of hand? Sure, you absolutely needed 1,000 rolls of toilet paper not so long ago, but that opened the door to frivolous, mindless shopping you otherwise would… READ THE REST