I agree. I blame my county's idiocy on believing everything the US says.
Look, we Canadians been trying to forgo that "U.S.'s little lacky" for a long time now. And incidents like this does help at all.
Every government we elected so far lacks some serious spine, whether they are conservatives or liberal. The current Conservatives' been trying to sneak in US DMCA into Canada repeatedly. They are pretty much US' monkeys. US says, monkey do.
Hey Election Canada, wonder why voting percentage dropped again in the last election? This is why. Young people coming of age having no hope of changing how older "politicians" runs the freakin' country.
PS. I feel for the US too. Who would have though Obama turns out to be more full of S*** then Bush. At least with Bush you know he's going to mess you up. Obama is worse by telling you a whole bunch of lies to build a dream of the future, then mercilessly crush that dream behind the back doing everything he promised not to do. A evil doer is not scary. A evil doer who lies should scare your pants off.
Hey, for people who never dealt with Chinese company on Chinese soil, taken this to heart: You can't win fighting a Chinese company in a lawsuit in China.
Now, I am hoping something good will come out from this, ie. Baidu gets a much favorable terms with the Labels than others in U.S. or else where in the world. After all, Baidu is the apparent winner in this case (the Labels will never admit to this).
Once this happens, we can all start getting our music from Baidu, thus effectively force Labels to realize that they need to give the same term to other companies, or they will risk create the next iTune Store in China with Baidu holding most of the customers base. The Labels will obviously make some kind of "Chinese customer in China only" restriction on this agreement. However, I believe Baidu will just ignore that (as per usual).
Of course, the above scenario assumes that Labels are smart enough to realize that. With their past record on intelligence...
as far as I know, iTunes does NOT have this functionality.
The closes thing they have are preview codes issues to reviewers, and those are limited to 50 codes per version of the software I believe.
So yeah, it's quite irresponsible to say that it's not their problem while their platform does not offer this kind of function.
Especially for Apple, since there is only ONE store. Android on the other hand can use different markets. I am kind of wondering if you can actually create a separate, non-official market to handle this
what is the definition for disorderly conduct anyways.
I am starting to feel that this is some kind of loophole that the police can use to temporarily arrest anyone they don't approve. If they don't like you walking around the the street, they'll bust you with disorderly conduct, then let you go without a charge later after it hit the maximum holding time without a charge.
I mean, after all, walking in a zig-zag way on a side walk can be viewed as a disorderly conduct...
Safari has a "reader" function in which it strips out EVERY AD on the page and presents it in a nice and clean, article only view. When it first came out everyone speculated if websites that lives by ads will complain like no tomorrow.
Never hear a peep.
Guess all those news/content/media company don't have the guts to go up against Apple, but feel like they can crash small developer/firms into the ground.
I am not sure if this is a AC trolling. Someone enlighten me.
One farmer can be substituted for another but monstanto's tech is more unique... are you serious? I think Jojoyojimbi would disagree with you strongly. This is how little respect you show the people who grow your food?
Farming is a tough, tough work. I am sure 90% of us who hangs around here won't last 1/2 day on a farm. It takes a special kind of people to be farmers. I totally think it should be reversed, that anyone with that kind of money can do what monsanto is doing, but not everyone can be a good farmer.
look, I don't deny monsanto their accomplishment. Yeah, they did come up with new efficient way of doing agriculture. I am sure some ppl who worked for them truly believes this will increase food production and help solve issue. However, as a cooperation, they are one of the lowest common denominator to ever exists.
Not only that, monoculture is kill the soil we rely on. Check on "humus" which is that dark soil we instinctively know as good soil.
By going monoculture, all those humus turn into those light yellow soil that we typically associate with desert. I remember once driving from Montana to Washington and besides the highway it's hills and hills of yellow dirt dunes that is blowing up in strong wind and looks like a sandstorm. I was totally shocked. It's really hard to describe without actually seeing it yourself.
It wasn't until later I realized those are farms that just had their crops harvested and every bit of the land is laying bare. Monoculture have essentially destroyed all that land which used to be rolling meadows. Absolutely nothing grows in these yellow dirt. No bacteria, earthworms, little bugs, no bird or small animal of any kind. The whole thing just look like silent hills of death. Now they are essentially just dirt that won't grow anything unless you water it everyday (no moisture is retained) and put in massive amounts of fertilizer.