92 million customers? Well their ship may be sinking but, hey, that's not exactly a number to sneeze at either. I'm not saying their numbers haven't gone down, but ..... Well, lets say once these numbers settle, they wind up with just 85 million subscribers: That's still 85 million people they should work at keeping happy!
I can see this happening here in Australia as one of our shitty-est ISP's (TPG) just bought one of our best ISP's (iiNet). Also, with the National Fraudband Network, the government now owns all the phone network and plans to sell it to one company in the future.
The 12th Man is an Australian comedian who does fake television commentary for cricket games, doing all the voices for multiple commentators. A series of albums and a few singles saw him in the Australian charts several times from 1984 to 2006.
Wow! Yes! I vaguely remember the days of Alta Vista. There was a joke on "@midnight" (on Comedy Central) last week that said "Yahoo! is what happens when you have a stroke and forget to type Google".
I buy a lot of CD's but mainly second hand and I've never met Sony's rootkit on account of most of their CD's sucked in 2005. No, not the music on them (which, actually, mostly sucked anyway) but their quality was abysmal, with many titles suffering at the hand of brickwalling and excessive loudness. And it was not just Sony! But the few titles I have from 2002-2009 sit in my collection, unplayed since I bought them! I listened once and once was enough.
Didn't Lars leave the band? I remember one of them sued the ass out of file hosts then quit. It was like he was just trying to set up a nest egg (royalties) and retire. Don't get me wrong, nest eggs are important, but most people quit because they don't like their boss, not their friends.
I think also an archivist should just go ahead and archive stuff anyway, even if it is not out orf copyright. They can't share said archive but when the copyright eventually expires, the archive entry will be there! Get your old news articles and video games and just do it! And just don't tell anyone!
No searching by date/time? Does that mean they have something to hide? Is that because they say one thing one day and something else the next?
Mind you, the only time I see Fox News is when I watch "The Daily Show". Yes, we have Fox News in Australia, but I've never gone there, not even channel surfing, as all the news channels are grouped together, so I don't actually go on any of them.
I couldn't get into the book. I heard the record, watched the TV series, then heard the radio show. After everything, the radio show was my favourite version. There was a comic series around 1993/1994 from DC but there wasn't a comic shop where I lived and no newsagent ever got it in.
I wanted to start a company that licensed TV shows, mainly kids TV shows, mainly cartoons, and release them on DVD in Australia. I ran straight into a hurdle when I noticed the copyright owner mentioned in the copyright notice at the end of almost every show was a made up production company named after the show itself.
Maybe that's the point: Claim to spend money on anti-piracy "efforts", spend $10 on a press release saying "don't do it", but in the accounts they write it up as about $100,000 for some big campaign that never existed.
Three: Last year I, an Australian, bought almost $1,000 worth of old English comedy TV shows on DVD from Amazon UK (saving about $1,500 compared to buying them locally). Nearly all of them have the FACT logo on the back but I've seen hardly any FACT ads on the discs, so if I didn't already know, I wouldn't even know what the hell "FACT" is!
Most countries have a 70 year expiration on copyright, so why aren't old films being digitized in other countries where most films prior to 1945 are in the public domain? We don't always have to use original negatives, a well looked after print can be brilliant and a damaged print can be better than nothing!
For digital data, what about the M-Disc? Although I know technically computers and disc drives may soon become obsolete whilst with the Nanoform being analogue all you need is a darn good microscope. I know places that still use microfilm!