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  • Feb 18th, 2014 @ 3:52pm

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    Personally I tend to be the kind of person where when want to I watch a show I pay attention to the show, and when I want random background noise I open up libre.fm and have it choose some freely-licenced ambient music for me. If I want to listen to interesting content with words, I sometimes go to TEDTalks, or a couple of times I've gone to... I think TED radio hour may be the name of it? It's been a while since I've listened to it, so I've forgotten. Anyway there's always radio or radio-like services if you're not extremely picky about what you're listening to.

    That's just my personal preference though.

  • Dec 18th, 2013 @ 4:19pm

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    I think you might have misinterpreted what they were saying just a little.

    i.e.: Target doesn't think those particular physical CDs will sell as well with the online version out, so it doesn't want to buy stock that will just sit around, because it doesn't think that's productive.

    Now, it is still a little stupid since the CDs could have sold after all if they'd actually decided to carry them, but not the same kind of stupid.

  • Sep 27th, 2013 @ 10:48am

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    Just so you know, the "profiles" are not actually undisclosed. You can find yours here: http://www.google.com/settings/ads

    Whether this discloses all the information in them, I don't know, but it's there.

  • Apr 12th, 2013 @ 7:38pm

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    I'll have to agree, because it's mainly thanks to abcmidi being able to exist and be free software that I got seriously interested in composing electronic music in the first place.

    I never knew this guy's name before, but I think he's my personal hero now. Or at least second in line after Lawrence Lessig.

  • Mar 24th, 2013 @ 3:55pm

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    This is just... unbelievable. I can't believe I'm reading this.

    (Also, if it really is some kind of bot, couldn't they have at least tried to make a text generator as good as this one? Sheesh.)

  • Mar 13th, 2013 @ 1:27pm

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    But Moss feels it effected him negatively

    This should be affected.

  • Mar 1st, 2013 @ 10:16am


    By way of example, we are providing with this letter a non-exhaustive listof unauthorized copies of NBC Universal properties hosted on mediafire.com, along with theURL corresponding to each listed infringing file.

    Am I reading the message wrong, or does it actually have a full list of "infringing" files they've already found on other people's mediafire accounts? And if so, what good does that do other than encourage people to download them?

    Unless this is a clever plan to make people curious about the files and then accuse them for downloading, which I'd say it was if the CAS actually checked downloads other than torrents. Now I'm confused.

  • Feb 22nd, 2013 @ 5:12pm


    Compared with this, the Digirap was absolutely wonderful. (I actually thought it was okay, to tell the truth, though admittedly a bit more parody-like than good dub music should be from the middle on.)

  • Feb 22nd, 2013 @ 10:29am

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    What exactly is an "imitation of an original firearm"?

    Is it an imaginary firearm, a firearm that looks just like the original, or something else entirely?

  • Feb 14th, 2013 @ 11:09pm

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    If You use another's work uncredited in a reproduction ( Your Blog) you are, under copyright law required to credit the Author

    Hang on. When you use another's work uncredited, you have to credit the author?

    That is literally not possible. If you're using a quote uncredited, by definition, you can't credit the author at the same time. If you do credit the author while using the quote, it's no longer uncredited. Does On Press think that copyright law is supposed to be some kind of confusing Catch-22-type situation where it's impossible to follow the law because the law is inherently contradictory, therefore you are a violator? That... okay, that just makes my head hurt.

    Also, even if you overlook that part by reasonably interpreting it as "you have to credit the author afterward", they almost make it sound like if you falsely attributed the quote, it would be way more okay than using it without any credit at all, since you only really have to credit the author if you previously used the work uncredited.

  • Feb 1st, 2013 @ 8:29pm

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    I actually thought the recaptchas were kind of neat. I mean, when you complete one of those, you're actually helping to digitise some kind of book or document. It almost made me feel a small sense of pride to know I was contributing to some kind of noble project to preserve knowledge just by filling out a silly scrambled-letter puzzle.

    Although, after watching Solve's video, I guess I can agree that typing stuff out of ads is more fun than just watching them clog up a page. If this could reduce banner ads, I'd be all for it.