What did NBC get for $4.38 billion? Exclusive rights to; 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020. NBC is here to stay so plan ahead.
My turn. I want to give the NBC failed folks another point of view.
I am just weary of the sniveling and I only know one way to say it. If you don't want to play within the rules that are statutory too bad. Thanks I needed to get that out so I can present the obvious situation.
1. Sports is all about money and The Show in USofA 1.1 Count the number of cable channels that are 100% sports of some kind 1.2 How many Prime Time days of the week have NFL ? 1.3 Every sporting event is scripted with several talking heads. And if that is not enough other talking heads talk about what the other talking heads said.
So, 1 2 3 is the way sports yackety-yak is done and the Olympics is the big show for this kind of programming. Prime Time scripted Olympic Bull Shit. Disclaimer: I woke up at 0300 to watch live Curling but didn't watch any of the Prime Time Olympics shows.
NBC built a marketing campaign that a bunch of folks (in this thread) dislike. Olympics should be available for everyone I read. Only the snobs who pay for the higher priced cable package get access I read. I don't hear NBC saying the cost of getting the video from Russia to USofA is free.
This is Sports and TANSTAAFL rules. I pay and I expect a lot. During the Olympics I watched live and ondemand via android mobile, Kindle HDX and good 'ol Safari browser on the iMac. Excellent stream quality, no app crashes and no buffering freezes.
Lastly a word about CBC, a Crown Corporation vs NBC, a commercial venture; each serves the market it is in, period. If anyone was wondering about the technical aspects of getting the video to CBC and NBC try google "iStreamPlanet Windows Azure" or http://www.streamingmedia.com
You got it. Exiting a vehicle with gun drawn, safety off, discharge error. Location of hole tells the story. A screwup like that is what training is supposed to prevent; happens anyway.
The best sentence is, "(..) OCDA is referring review of this incident back to DHS for any internal investigation that they deem necessary and/or appropriate." -- In other words the ICE agent is getting a black mark in his record for not following procedure.
Incredible example showing those cops are not that far removed from the so called "mob". Cops harass everyone, basically hiding behind their badge. Take away the badge and a "leg breaker" is there. This has the blessing of top management. Bad, real bad.
Elsewhere I gave in to the "for profit" nature of Goldieblox's video and called it infringing. My inspection didn't take into consideration the "2 Live Crew" case. With that information digested I can change my opinion.
The marketing style of the company is just what it appears to be; use any and all devices to obtain a goal. In this case a coveted Ad Spot during the Super Bowl. All this gashing of teeth in the online community is scripted by Goldieblox for Goldieblox. It is no accident that the DJ requests a jury trial.
Basically Goldieblox has already won even if it never gets a day in court. Goldieblox is guilty of perpetrating a social lie to sell toys no one needs, not guilty of infringing the song "Girls".
BEA Expands Coverage of Intellectual Property Products
• Expenditures for research and development (R&D) and for entertainment, literary, and artistic originals provide long-lasting service to the businesses, nonprofit institutions, and government agencies that use them.
• These expenditures have many characteristics of other fixed assets—ownership rights can be established and they are long-lasting and used repeatedly in production processes.
• As part of its 14th comprehensive revision of the national income and product accounts that will be released beginning on July 31, BEA will record expenditures for R&D and for entertainment, literary, and artistic originals as fixed investment. These expenditures will be grouped with expenditures for software into a new investment category “intellectual property products.”
Why is BEA making this change?
• Currently R&D and entertainment, literary, and artistic originals are recorded as intermediate inputs used up during the production of other goods and services. As a result, the contribution of these important innovative activities to economic growth and productivity is difficult to measure.
• By recognizing R&D and entertainment, literary, and artistic originals as investment, the contribution of these components to growth can be measured. In addition, BEA’s statistics will be more consistent with international guidelines and comparable with those in other countries.
• BEA already recognizes capital investment in other intangible assets such as software and mineral exploration. Information from the National Science Foundation on R&D spending and information on movie, TV, literary, and music production and sales allowed BEA to develop estimates of investment and consumption of fixed capital (CFC)—a measure of depreciation—for these important intangible assets.
How will this change affect BEA’s accounts?
• The dollar level of GDP will increase to reflect recognition of spending on R&D and on entertainment, literary, and artistic originals by businesses and nonprofit institutions serving households. Federal and state and local government consumption expenditures and gross investment—which is also included in GDP—will increase by the amount of CFC on the newly recognized R&D investment. Spending on R&D will be reclassified from consumption expenditures to investment within the sector.
• The dollar level of private and government CFC will increase to reflect the depreciation of the newly recognized assets in the capital stock.
• Measures of corporate profits and proprietors’ income will reflect the net effect of removing these expenditures from operating expenses and adding the depreciation of these assets to operating expenses.
3 Monkeys of Government: See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil
Since the utopian dream of a state where the 3 monkeys live in harmony with the internets is impossible, I am happy to announce, it is also impossible in this comment block. People will say stupid things about anything. I am not immune to inciting a response via carefully crafted "below the belt" rant which has gone wrong. However, the best response to poster(s) being lynched with "ban forever" talk is shunning, in other words, ignore.
Society is everything but polite these days and the internets have taken that to levels I didn't expect back when I used BBS via acoustic modem to post comments. What is interesting is the growth to forums via dialup allowed every person who could master the tech a voice on any subject; it also allowed me to IP ban idiots. Today I am here via 16Mb/s cable with software my non-tech mother can use. Has this had the effect of presenting human nature unfiltered? Pretty much.
I was called an elitist in a forum post in the early 1990's by someone who felt forums did not need policing. Right, thread locked. This site, techdirt, is not a forum it is OP-ED with comments. Ban one wingnut and it subverts the message that all points of view need hearing.
Lastly, if some comments are psychotic just click report and hope it gets hidden. If that fails do what I do -- Up the dose man.
I am biting on the AC's troll because I think -- even if one person is influenced to give the book a try then the time spent doing the live meet and the post processing needed to make the interview available to everyone, except for locations where government meddles and blocks it, is not a flop.
I did not know the book existed until I watched the file copy video in this post. I took the time to look up the publisher. Based on the one audio clip the publisher made downloadable (mp3) I went to my Audible account and bought it. Got to give the publisher a thumbs up for making; hardbound , e-book & audiobook. Not commenting on the price point each has except that it is borderline too high on audio version.
So, by my measurement system the video interview is successful.
note: This comment will be included in my book review to be posted in my journal.