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Music is far cheaper than it was 10 years ago. Let's see the facts showing that piracy has reduced as a result.
Oh, and TBP is not illegal as they host no content.
I really fail to see how anyone believes this is a defence. It's about intent... Google exists to allow people to search all public info on the web, except that they DO attempt to block some things from searches. Maybe poor attempts, but they show the intent.
Whereas TPB exists purely and wholly to help people find ways to download content they aren't allowed to have. Yes I know people use it for other things, but it's called the PIRATE bay for a reason.
In real life, knowingly aiding someone to commit a crime makes you an accomplice to the crime. It's just common sense.
Re: Censorship is bad. Always
It makes logical sense to examine the most extreme case as this tests the arguments are solid or not.
Re: Stand up for your rights
>>If prices were low and quality high then the levels of copyright infringement (Note not piracy) would be greatly reduced.
1)Mark why would copyright infringement be reduced but piracy wouldn't?
2)Bringing quality into it is dumb. The high-quality/popular items are the ones shared the most
3)I assert lowering price wouldn't have this affect... it is a mindset thing not a case of being unable to afford it
Censorship is bad. Always
Even of illegal material (forget if TPB is illegal, I mean generically)?
Well done anon
Everyone knows that terrorist action always gets what you want, and never polarises public opinion against you.
Seriously, VM aren't 'involved in censorship' they are obeying the law. I don't see anon volunteering to have a whip round to donate money to VM for the fines they'd face if they didn't comply.
Re: to JDX
Yes, beautiful like those but gigantic.
Predicting Apple will not always be a leader without giving a timescale is just pointless. Nothing lasts forever... just look at Sony in the WalkMan years.
Android still lacks the brand recognition of Apple... you get an iPhone or you get something else (for the general population, not the tech-savvy minority I mean). We've been saying Apple's about to be toppled from the tablet market since the iPad1 and STILL nobody has gained traction.
Re: See, this is what I like about Google
Of course they want to make profit, they'd be a useless company if they didn't. That takes nothing away from the fact that spending their vast profits on many areas of R&D is a good move... historically a lot of our science was done by the rich.
Playing the "they're only doing it to make money" card just shows a total lack of understanding of the world...
Re: @Dave 126
I would expect that the number of times a human has to suddenly jump in to ensure safety is VERY low, otherwise it would not be deemed safe for use. I'd love to see information too, but I think we're all underestimating how smart the car is in the same way we stereotype computer speech recognition as being the way it was in the 90s.
I would not be too surprised if this is Google's 2nd "big product" after Google Search in terms of revenue.
"her wireless router was not secured"
I agree with the Judge but on this one specific defence, I'm not so sure. Isn't it sensible to stipulate that people are responsible for taking reasonable care to secure their internet access points? Otherwise we set legal precedent for a real criminal to deliberately use an unsecured router and get away with anything they want.
Can you imagine how beautiful the box would be for an Apple 42" TV?
Re: Another business model: CCL
Interesting - and as someone who plays music in a church I never even realised CCL WAS a church-specific thing!
Re: So Sad
However acting like dicks doesn't exactly help their cause - makes classifying them as a bunch of internet vandals far easier to the suits.
Normal Vs Quantum information
What is that about? Seems to me that even if the other side can receive some 'quantum info', the ability to resolve it to readable/known state relies on receiving some information which is bound by c and therefore nothing is actually achieved?
how much work has been done on compilers in the last few years
People have also been saying that for years. It's undoubtedly true but a good optimiser can still beat the hell out of the compiler through knowing the context and stuff like SSE. The claim "modern compilers can't be beaten by hand coding" is simply bogus - however the truth is it doesn't normally need optimising.
Re: why not admit to it?
But it could be a big marketing opportunity to say:
"due to unprecedented continued support for RockBand, we have taken the decision not to end the service as previously announced. EA takes our users' feedback very seriously and is delighted to announce the service will remain live"
Re: I wonder ...
"which of the comment/forum rules all those people whose comments got deleted broke? I think it's important we're told so we can avoid a similar fate ourselves."
Private web forums nearly always have the rule "we maintain the right to do what the hell we like".
Re: Where's my refund?
"Can you think of any other industry where the raw materials of the product you're buying cost 5p but they ask you to pay 2000 times that to purchase it?"
A ticket to absolutely any entertainment event. What kind of idiot expects to be able to ask for money back because they "don't like" a piece of subjective art?
Re: "The dodgy drives put fanboys' data at risk, Apple said in its recall notice."
Apparently everyone using a Mac who thinks they're "quite good" is safe.
Re: Virgin Media
Clearly by being complicit in the crime of denying teenagers unlimited access to free movies and music in the name of "an open web".
complete with a ping after it has sampled your voice
I'd not be at all surprised if there's a patent violation there... a mechanism which lets you press a button, speak a request and be notified by a sound that processing of your request is begun.
Re: Well done...
It's not about blocking access, full-stop. It's about making it clear that it's not allowed - to the casual user who hasn't ever really stopped to think beyond "cool, free movies", the fact you have to circumvent even quite simple obstacles will make it seem much clearer, and probably worry them that they might get some attention for it. Joe Public thinks you can visit sites without anyone knowing, and has no idea how to use VMs and other stuff to be anonymous.
If they can cut users down to tech-savvy geeks rather than the mainstream, that's a huge achievement for their purposes.
Windows 8 Tablets
Have we seen any indication that Nokia is going to be MS' lead manufacturer for these? I don't remember reading anything and since Nokia don't have pedigree with tablets, wondered if MS are sticking to companies like Samsung?
Just how much malware is there for Windows, and how much for OSX?
Scale aside, the Windows malware creators have multiple decades of a headstart.
MS probably put more money and work into security alone than Apple's entire software development budget.
warranty void after a simple software manipulation
Installing Linux shouldn't break your warranty, but upgrading your BIOS quite possibly should since this can easily kill the thing... isn't JailBreaking more similar to the latter?
So it's not about apps which can access DropBox?
Wasn't clear to me from the article (it's late!) I am looking at getting an app which has a feature to import files from your DropBox onto the iPad, and this article had me a bit concerned.
Misogyny means "hatred of women". Either you don't know that or you're really keen to get on that high-horse, since nothing I said implied hatred.
And why you think hating women is not as bad as hatred for trans-gender people is rather baffling.
Re: Breaking News ....
They should partner with Google, and their fleet of snoopmobiles.
Intel are horrified at a whole new generation of kids growing up with ARM development
I very much doubt it. The new generation of kids learning Python or Java are really not going to care it's an Arm chip. They quite probably won't even know what that implies... it's just a computer.
Apple's new password requires upper and lower case letters as well as numbers
I got screwed by this... as a new iPad user I didn't realise the "Caps-Lock button" was actually only for the next key, which meant I kept entering the password wrong!
Re: Sex life
Indeed given that Apple fans are the cool kids, and we all know girls are too stupid to prefer brains over cool :)
Note to self: perhaps calling them "too stupid" is a bad move...
You're not supposed to give the 'correct' answers
Yes but unless there is an obvious answer, I WILL forget. Ending up playing guessing games with myself "what would I have said here" is a waste of my time :)
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