Tax dollars are also used at the department to help the entertainment industry. The FBI has its own Investigative Publicity and Public Affairs Unit, which is dedicated to helping Hollywood make movies and TV shows, including “The Kingdom,” “Fast and Furious 4,” “CSI,” “Numb3rs” and “Without a Trace.” This perk for Hollywood comes with an annual price tag of $1.5 million to the American taxpayer.
That came out about the same time as another quote from a TV exec, Garth Ancier, who has worked at Fox, NBC and WB, basically saying the same thing, arguing that an unnamed "two" of the four major networks are considering shutting down
I really wouldn't mind if FOX and CW/WB went off the air. I know I'm not the only one...
Basically, the government could give you pre-filled out forms with all the info it received from your employer and you could just review it, click okay, and be done with your taxes.
That's pretty much how I did my state taxes. I got a letter in the mail with my CSN Number, went to the state franchise tax site, reviewed my info (that was automatically filled out from the info my employer provided) and clicked 3 buttons to file my taxes. Then I just filled out my bank info for the refund. Took all of 5 mins to do my state taxes...The Federal return was a different story...
Because Apple has run out of innovative ideas a LONG time ago.
Also, this protection will be EASY to crack. Just get a darkened room and a video camera. Set the video camera on a tripod looking at the TV and have your audio coming from your sound system into the audio inputs of your camera. Voila!!! Instant DRM-free copy!!!
To truly have a leakproof pipe, Apple will need a way to also control the space between the screen and our eyes.
VI is the text editor I use by default when I'm in a Unix environment. Yes, there's a slight learning curve to learn the 2 editing modes and keyboard commands, but once mastered, it's great. You have to remember most Unix programmers are used to doing stuff via "command line". By integrating that into VI, you can navigate text files and make changes without ever having your hands leave the keyboard.
Hey, I have a wonderful idea...Quit remaking movies and actually come up with an original idea...If you create a movie that hasn't been done yet, you won't have to worry about stepping on anyone's toes.
Because really...How many times does "The Wizard of Oz" need to be redone???
I'm 41 years old and still play video games...I think that qualifies me as an "Adult"...and no...I won't shut up. In fact, keep this up and I see a Senator that probably won't get my vote next election cycle.
That's what all the big media companies are missing. They're still living in the 70's & 80's where distribution windows still worked. The "global" internet didn't exist yet.
Now that everyone has friends all over the world thanks to social media sites, these distribution windows fail. Just look what happened with NBC's coverage of the Olympics...They thought it would be better to "Tape delay" the events so they could show them at prime-time. They forgot about social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. The News media was reporting on who won what medal the very next morning from the previous night's events. Watching the Olympics was a BIG waste of time since everyone already knew the results before NBC even aired the event.
Once these big media companies wake up and realize they are the problem, and not illegal downloaders, all these problems will go away. Problem is, that will NEVER happen.
So if I'm reading the graphic correctly, only 9 of the 50 States matter?? I guess the other 41 can just pack up and go home during elections. Think of the money we'd save if we only held elections in 9 states!!!
Yet another thing wrong with the electoral college.
Guns aren't to blame. Video games aren't to blame. Movies aren't to blame. Where should the blame fall? To the parents that fail at parenting. Being a parent involves a LOT more than just plopping your kid in front of the TV and/or computer/gaming console and ignoring them.
To be frank, CPS is to blame. Without the ability to properly "discipline" our children without fear of being sent to jail, they'll grow up doing whatever the hell they want. I play video games, watch violent movies...Even listen to Rock & Roll music. I was spanked as a child. You don't see me running around "shooting heads."
This is the main reason I will never purchase Diablo III. I enjoyed playing the first 2 games, and Blizzard was releasing high quality games. The reason I liked playing them? That was something I could play when I was without an internet connection. Now that all the games these days are requiring an internet connection to play, even for single-player games, I find myself passing on a lot of games I'd normally buy.
I have to admit that I'm not sure I understand the comma notation in those unique visitor numbers (don't you normally put a comma every 3 digits rather than 4? Is that a phone number? Are they talking about 3.4 million or 34 million?).
I think I just figured out MPAA Math!!! Now to go back and do some recalculations to check!!!