197 posts • joined Friday 28th January 2011 18:06 GMT
Re: No one cares
It's hardly "pseudo-" and there is quite a body of interested people. As on overnight-shift worker with no cooking facilities available, I'm interested. I have a dozen friends that are avid hunters; a couple that do extended hikes and camping trips with the Boy Scouts; as well a a few general fitness/sporting nuts who are interested in a nutritionally-balanced product that won't interfere with evening activities, yet will provide a quick & healthy caloric burst.
I find it more mind-boggling that anybody would use Facebook to do an internet search.
Re: There's no such thing as 'offensive language'.
Very comment statement there. The problem is that words have meanings, and various swear words convey different levels of emotion. The offense is not taken simply in using certain words, issue is taken with the context that is conveyed.
If the word is meaningless, then stop wasting my time with it.
Wow.... you just know that, behind those clenched lips, his upper and lower teeth are about an inch apart as he desperately tries to minimize how fat his cheeks are.
You're missing the point. This is most likely to be perfectly legal in the EU, as it doesn't stop/forbid reselling your games. It just creates a ridiculously low price barrier, so low that it's really not worth trying to sell a game. Then it creates a ridiculously high price to re-register the used game, so high that it's really not worth buying a used game.
I think a larger point is being missed overall. The sale of used games has been a small boost, financially, for stores who have lost massive sales due to being able to just buy and download games. Take that away as well, why would anybody who has an internet connection (which now translates to every console owner) even bother to go to a store anymore? This could, seriously, be the death knell for brick-and-mortar stores.
Re: Concert spending
"But I wonder which you'll choose to believe?"
Yes, yes, yes. Just like with the multiple reports that show that heavy downloaders actually support the entertainment industries financially more overall, with actual purchases, and you keep ignoring those.
Because, don'tcha know, 500 quid in sales from honest customers helps the industry more than 600 quid from dishonest customers.
Re: Concert spending
The overall effect can only be negative if one assumes that every download would have been a sale. That also assumes that everything downloaded is, in some form, available to purchase by everybody doing said downloading.
Sounds good to me!
If it results in more quality, European Pilsner, of any brand, reaching the American midwest, then I'm all for it!
Sarcasm Mode = On
Yep, cards without the security card are worthless. That's why there no ATM scammer anywhere anymore.
Re: Education Please?
Righto. My was of thinking about it was not grokking that the nodes are getting bogged down due to massive hopping. I was thinking more of user upload rate, not node upload capacity.
Okay, this is far from my area of expertise, so I'd appreciate some correction to my confusion.
As to the stated issue that (currently) the big issue on P2P speed was people's upload capacity; as I understand it, that's only a Bittorrent issue for torrents with few seeders. Isn't the basic premise of torrenting that the more active users of that torrent (both seeding & leeching) then the faster the torrent performance will be? After all, even if every single seeder only had a 256Kb upload speed, when the leecher connects to 1,000 of them they will, theoretically, max their download speeds anyway.
So, as was my understanding, the only real limit to your torrent downloading speed is really how many peer connections your hardware and 'net connection can manage to handle at one time.
What am I missing here? The info of the article seems to be a big "so what?" to me.
1) Logistics of scale.
3) Yes, for this sort of thing.
4) Yes, but also much more expensive.
What is not mentioned in the article is, when, or even if, any family member actually contacted Virgin to inform them of their customer's death. Perhaps I missed mention of it, if so, apologies tendered. If not, then the son-in-law is being a right prick about it all.
Re: @Kevin 6..
Except that, in many cases, the lack of sales tax doesn't give the internet store an advantage, because the cost of shipping/postage tends to make it a break even sort of situation.
Re: Should simply say
After many years and thousands of hours of gameplay, user tires of game. Said user is amazed that anybody else can now find the game interesting at all, even if they've never played before.
Anyhoo.... I know quite a few people that have been playing since vanilla, and still find it quite enjoyable. It's just as much about what YOU put into the game as what the designers do.
Re: "may cost gigantic corporations a tiny fraction of their revenue."
Fair is fair when learning about perceived entitlements.
Just like the music & movie industries have been learning that they can only go so far before their intended customer base rebels against their price gouging and market manipulation. They are, slowly, learning that people will avoid free downloads and instead willingly pay a fair price when you offer them the product they want, in a format they want, and when they want it.
Kinda what I was thinking.
My word! Is it not incredible to have a well written and reasonable sounding (unbiased even!) article written about The Pirate Bay?
Yet another reminder that when it comes down to it, this is just another blog.
An alien: as is the concept of professional journalism.
Opinion vs Fact
"Aereo is stealing our signal," said Carey at NAB. "We believe in our legal rights, we're going to pursue those legal rights fully and completely, and we believe we'll prevail."
The fact is, now according to two different courts, that it is NOT theft, and Fox does not have the "rights" that Mr. Carey thinks they do.
I think that this falls, solidly, into the category of "I dare you".
I find that most close-minded people start turning things into a battle of labels instead of actually trying to defend themselves with facts.
When you get down to technicalities, no method works.
"“One set of shareholders should not be able to get a jump on other shareholders just because the company is selectively disclosing important information,” said George Canellos, acting director of the SEC’s enforcement division."
So, even sending out notices in the post won't meet this criteria, as there's no way to ensure delivery to all shareholders on the same day.
Re: Well done on catching up with Chrome!
When Chrome lets me put my tabs below the address bar, and finally manages to properly import all of my Firefox bookmarks, then I'll start caring about what other features it offers.
Just more fuel for the fire...
Undoubtedly, this will rekindle the music industry's attempts at outlawing format-shifting. Being that this judge made it clear that, in his opinion, only the copyright owner has the right to make copies, and making a new copy is the basis for format-shifting.
Interesting, and ridiculous, times indeed.
Oh, the humour of Mr. Orlowski's veiled annoyance at publicly being called a twat, when he so freely calls those that disagree with him retards, or some similarly veiled derivative thereof.
Re: He's very good...
Indeed, past performance is no guarantee of present/future results, but it is a fair INDICATOR, which is the point that the post you referred to was making.
Is el' Reg courting a Murdoch buyout?
Re: In the long run the RIAA was right
Worldwide Music Industry Revenues:
2006: $60.7 billion
2007: $61.5 billion
2008: $62.6 billion
2009: $65.0 billion
2010: $66.4 billion
2011: $67.6 billion
I think they've been doing alright for themselves.
Re: Only 10k per song?
The problem with the level of fines is that those were supposed to be set for commercial infringement, not private individuals. And, for the USA anyways, that is what copyright is SUPPOSED to be set up to do, protect copyright owners from commercial infringement.
It is Eternal
COBOL will still be a major language in use when the current top 20 are dead and forgotten.
What makes it so great is the very reason that nobody new wants to learn it. COBOL was designed (as always: when properly written) to be MAINTAINABLE, that's why coding it takes a bit longer, and nobody wants to maintain anything. Everybody wants to write all of their own, shiny, new code. And as all coders know, maintenance sucks, no matter what language it's in.
Yes, lots of studies. Interestingly, the ones that say "no harm" generally have no funding from Big Media, but the ones that scream "harm, harm, harm!" are all funded by Big Media.
Your second point is well proven.
Re: When are you going to quote Torvalds properly?
Methinks they translated Linus just fine. "Main" does not equate to "only". In the usage of the article main and primary are basically synonymous. Granted the article slightly over-reached by changing Linus's statement to computer, vs just laptops.
Take what? The article title makes absolutely zero sense relative to the article itself.
More like: Take THAT Music Industry: Give people what they want and you'll actually make money!
Another Great Analogy
Don't give the customers what they want, and the customer will go get it without giving you any money.
Give the customers what they want and they will happily give you lots of money.
...and once again, the CUSTOMER is the one called retarded for getting what they want
Re: @Eadon/GioCiampa - I wonder
If the service is being fair, then not at all. But nobody likes it when the other side is allowed their say.
Medical devices will not have to be replaced, you simply won't be able to buy new ones that use mercury.
Power plants will be required to install new filters/scrubbers.
You won't be able to buy mercury-filled fluorescents manufactured in third-world countries because there will be import/export bans on such products.
Re: Boston, thanks for the summary
Indeed we did, and as much, and as often, as I am dissatisfied with what we have, I still feel comfortable in that I do not doubt it is still better than what we could have had.
The Founding Fathers are Confused
The Copyright Clause of the US Constitution reads "To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries."
Our (the USA) Founding Fathers would probably be confused about how can a company claim copyright, when the constitution only gives it to the person(s) originating the work? They'd likely be even more confused about why copyright can be claimed for such a long time, when the original length was 14 years, with a 14 year extension if the original author(s) was still alive.
Re: Piracy just isn't fair
Try reading the article before name-calling.
She's not appealing the conviction, she's not arguing her guilt. She's appealing the asinine amount of the penalty.
Re: Rand Paul
Your comments about "industrial" hemp show that your level of education rivals the Senator's.
The hemp plants used for such industrial purposes have no significant (i.e., too miniscule for "recreational" use) amount of THC. It's a rather incredible and useful plant, that grows well in soil that is too poor for anything else.
I have to disagree. This is striptease without the stripping, and a pretty pathetic attempt at teasing as well. Nothing but a bit of writhing around to less than mediocre soundtrack and lightshow. Burlesque, at least, has an element of art and entertainment (remember, burlesque also featured stand-up comedy and other non-stripping acts).
Re: In American English, "moot" means "irrelevant"
Sadly, Mr. Carnegie is correct. Common usage of "moot" in the United States is to mean irrelevant or unimportant.
Americans also continuously refer to midnight as meaning 12:00 at the end of the day, rather than the beginning. It's quite frustrating to occassionally show up for an advertised sale and the store is closed.
Re: It gets weirder...
Bubba's wife was fully aware of the camera before she started working on Hogan.
Re: We the people...
Your calendar apparently only goes back four years, and everything occurred then.
The term "skyrocketing" means to increase rapidly. Unemployment has been decreasing, albeit slowly. When Obama took office the recent recession was well past the point of beginning and the general US economy had been on a steady decline for the previous eight years. While it has not improved to any appreciable degree, the decline has at least stopped. Granted, stagnation is not a desired state, but it's better than further decline. Today's consumer can still purchase everything they did four years ago, but they cannot purchase what they could 5-12 years ago.
What kills the buying power of the average US consumer is the simple fact that so much money is accruing in the pockets of the wealthiest (and smallest) group of people, that there has been a massive decrease in wealth for the middle- and lower-classes, and those are the classes that drive the economic health of the world.
It's pretty simple economics: the fewer people that are holding the bulk of the money, the fewer people there are spending it.
Re: Another Crap Headline
I stand corrected, and shall further research this.
Another Crap Headline
Residents of 35 states are petitioning for secession. Big difference.
Texas, due to the manner and conditions of it's joining the rest of the United States, is free to secede at any point it desires and there's not much the American government can do about it. It's also free to split itself up into 2-4 individual states.
Finding little niche groups that would like to secede is not that difficult to do, in any of the 50 states.
Re: Porn for the Yanks
"Faffing about with Condoms is about as exciting as visting Esther Rantzens' bathroom."
If using a condom is too desensitizing, then you need to use a smaller size.
"So that's US Large and UK Small."
Comprehension issues as well? When a measurements includes "at least" that means it's the smallest size allowed.
"but automated eradication is the Shangri-La of the freetard viewer."
WTF??? That's a seriously retarded view on things.
You're talking about television. Specifically, you're talking about satellite television, which the viewer has paid, quite handsomely, to watch. Perhaps you live in some lovely neo-conservative world where only "freetards" go get a snack, use the restroom, or hit mute in order to have a short conversation, during a commercial break?
If it's high up, then it's not a buzz.
Cool bit of info though. Thanks for that.
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