Ugh, I really don't like TechDirt's login system.
I thought I was logged in, but apparently wasn't.
You guys should make it more obvious if you're not signed in... or when you sign in and check keep me signed in, actually have it keep you signed in.
I have bought exactly 1 app from the app store. That 1 app was a game which I bought the first day I brought the phone home.
Even that 1 app I regret paying the $10 for, and I seriously doubt I will ever buy another one.
Novelty apps for a novelty device. Not worth the money IMO.
It's like these boneheads whine and cry about google indexing their site (heaven forbid they get traffic on their site), instead of taking about 5 seconds to add in the lines to block google from indexing their site.
They act like they're helpless victims when they're anything but.
Bands do this ALL the time.
Theory of a Deadman's "Bad Girlfriend" borrows directly from The Cult's "Fire Woman" but you don't see The Cult getting their panties in a bunch do you? (Maybe ToaDM had permission from The Cult, I don't know).
Satriani seems like some broke joke who is just trying to get a final pay day in there.
Even with the same melody in the background, the songs are so dissimilar I don't think it should even be a question of infringement. But, that's just me I guess...
Unless YouTube does something about it's absolutely horrible quality, they'll get no where with this.
Not only are their "HD" or "HQ" videos absolute jokes in terms of quality, but their videos constantly cut out and have to re-buffer due to their bandwidth issues.
If I can't watch a 40 second youtube clip with out being annoyed, I seriously doubt I would ever make it through a 2 hour movie from them.
I like this idea. There definitely needed to be some way to easily tell recent changes with out looking through the page's revision history. Too bad it took them such a long time to implement something, but still good that they are actually going forward with it.
Maybe I'm confused, but isn't metered bandwidth a giant step BACKWARDS in technology?
Maybe they should just start selling us minutes of connection time. Yeah, there yah go. 500 minutes of cable modem access time a month!
And maybe they could use some special software to connect.
Oh, they could mass market the software with CD's mailed out to anyone and everyone!
My eyes were really opened to the vulnerability of common every day locks a couple years ago. My girlfriend found her old Master Lock combination lock and wanted to use it again, unfortunately she had no idea what the combination for it was. I did a little research online and had the combination cracked in about 20 minutes. I practiced the skill a bit more and was eventually able to open most Master Lock dial-combination with in 2 minutes. I was really shocked at how easy it was to do.
I've lost the skill since then since I haven't had a use for it... but it really opened my eyes.
With how much money AT&T is making off the outrageously over-priced iPhone contracts, there is no excuse for this.
AT&T is refusing to improve network infrastructure, and this will come back to bite them in the butt, hopefully sooner than later.
I think it's a form of art and no where close to infringement.
If someone took a brand new Chevy Malibu, disassembled it, hacked it up, and made some crazy sculpture out of it's parts, it wouldn't be an infringement on Chevy. Sure you can tell it was once a Chevy Malibu, but it is not any more. Just like Rap Chop used to be a Slap Chop infomercial, but it is not any more. The artist has created something new from the parts of the original product.
In nearly every single type of service "contract" you enter, there is a clause in it that allows the provider to change the terms of the contract when ever they want and for any reason they want.
So you broke the law... then you're mad you got caught?! Completely insane. People like you are what is wrong with society.
The difference between you and what this article is actually about is that the person in the article didn't do anything wrong other then being in the wrong place at the wrong time (or maybe right since the video camera was rolling), and the officer committing a felony in falsifying his report. It looks like he will actually be brought to justice, which is refreshing as usually those in the good-ole-boys club are above the law most of the time.