Give him a break, it's just his ContentID system failing.
It saw an article by Mike that contained the word "Pirate" and it automatically started spewing the canned "Pirate Mike" response. Its not like there is a human behind these content identification systems that are actually reading for context.
" but to compare commercial data storage to consumer data storage is disingenuous."
Your right, they probably get a GSA discount!
You dont need a RAID array to store 2TB, you may want the RAID array for backup / redundant purposes (see Lord Blinky's post above), Also "Off Site Data Centers" would seem to pose chain of custody problems with the evidence. I don't remember police being able to trust random 3rd parties with evidence.
Whatever happened to "The Customer is always right"
and "If you don't like it, you can take your business elsewhere."
Then when the customer takes his business to a retailer that not only custom designs his content to his liking, but does so at a reasonable price, you cry foul.
Hardly anyone here says "Theft" which has little to do with infringement, "Piracy" (see: Somalia) are okay. We do think "Sharing" (see: Caring) is alright, we've been sharing music since we learned how to talk.
In all seriousness, Most people here DO support artists, writers, singers, dancers, etc. But we choose to do so directly. Many of us Don't download illegally what is not available right now. That doesn't mean we don't have an opinion, or the business foresight to see what it would take for content industries to turn would be infringers into customers. or recognize that they are pushing potential customers further and further away with lawsuit scare tactics and punishing people for wanting their product.
"You'll only be able to install Metro apps via the store, and Microsoft will control what's in the store and what's not."
And while I'm sure nay-sayers will argue that "People don't have to use the App Store" It is definitely being built as a primary feature of Windows 8, and Will be Very prominent (and maybe the only way some manf. offer apps) for Tablets / netbooks / phones.
I agree, the first word is way too big, and in order to re-direct the conversation you really need to be able to reply directly to it. A lot of the runaway posts happen in the first 3-4 comments and then runs into a 5-10 level reply tree that can be 100+ replies. If you want to redirect the conversation you need to conversation to happen at the first word element and get people engaged BEFORE they make it to the troll post and start feeding them.
But remember we're thinking like the MPAA so when the theft deterrent is activated EVERY iPod (nationally or globally) EXCEPT the stolen one is deactivated, that way the police could arrest any person still who is still using an iPod.
I think Google is smart to do this, now before you throw me in with Bob, remember that Google is trying to deliver relevant results. If you are looking to download the latest Chart topping #1 song do you want to get directed to a site that has tons of dead links from DMCA notices, or a site still has the content you are looking for?
Downgrading sites that have lots of DMCA notices (and hence probably many dead links) I think can yield better results, as long as sites the MAFIAA's are pushing don't get unwarranted promotions.
I don't mind asking permission to use other people's property... like asking to use my neighbor's Ladder. I DO mind having to asking my neighbor permission to create something similar on my own.
Imagine if you had to wait a year or more for permission to make a garden bed that was similar to your neighbors in your own yard. First you need a mechanical license to operate a shovel. Get permission to use the same mulch as him, add curves to your planting bed.. remember he did it first, and if you choose the same species of flower... bam Synchronization license so that both plants can grow at the same time.
Jack Daniels produces more than just the whiskey, from T-shirts to mugs, Zippo Lighters to barbecue sauce. For Jack Daniels to produce a book would not be unheard of. Protecting their trademark (in a rather a nice way) in areas where they may offer merchandise related to their flagship product is not them being "Maximalists" at least in this specific case.
"All critical systems related to the power grid, distribution of energy, or pertains to life safety shall not be allowed to connect their respective control systems to the internet, or share hardware that is connected to the internet."
Well you "buy" the music for your left ear, but need a synchronization license for the right ear. That way they can still call it a "Sale" but also treat it like a license... well as long as you want to listen in stereo... and you don't even want to know how many tree's we had to kill to print the license to listen in surround sound.
So we just need the patent office to approve my "Method or Apparatus for distributing a political statement to one or more people simultaneously through electronic means**"
**Electronic means includes but not limited to wireless transmission (broadcast/satellite), cable transmission, internet transmission, telephonic transmission, and/or the use of a non-mechanical typewriter.