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  • Feb 26th, 2012 @ 1:19pm

    The only reports that hold any credance are . . .

    . . . those from the artists themselves that state that when they produce, market and sell their products themselves, they sell more and make more money off the endeavor and have a higher rate of consumer interest and return on future projects. The only problem is that there are no big named, money vacuuming record labels or the like in the loop. Although, that's not a problem for the artist or the consumer.

  • Dec 28th, 2011 @ 11:28am

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    Lowering pricing and not spending it on those stupid commercials and Safaris could be a start. Their excuses over the years for raising pricing, when there are cheaper alternatives out there that say the increases are unnecessary, are just plain lies.

  • Dec 28th, 2011 @ 11:21am

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    Did they actually drop support or are they just saying what we want to hear? GD is known for "mixed" messages.

  • Dec 24th, 2011 @ 1:41pm

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    If B&N actually has rights to the Borders address assets, they can easily and legally redirect them at the registrar level. And not have to "reach out" and have others do their work for them, which to me is a sign of IT incompetence. Or do they "not" have the rights and are trying to do a "runaround"?

    I redirect all the time, in the background, and nobody need ever be "reached out" to.

  • Sep 22nd, 2011 @ 3:27am

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    When the jump from CFC to HFA happened, inhalers being the last product mandated to changed, Big Pharma took it as an opportunity to inordinately raise prices in the same manner as Vinyl to CD. We were all told that since CD's were cheaper to make the price would be cheaper to buy. But did that happen? No. They're relatively the same price for an inferior product. And they wonder why pirating is on the rise? As far as inhalers, I was paying $7 per CFC inhaler, no insurance. Now with price matching it's $27 for an HFA, without $41 for less product. The new product costs less to produce, is severely mismarked as to how much you are getting, which is evident by the physical size of the container and past experience as to how long what size of container lasts. But since it's "new" it's inherently more expensive. ALTHOUGH, they say it is only a "temporary thing" until they get things "dialed in", which is total crap.

    I have worked for both the recording industry and big pharma (and have asthma from the former) and they lie to everyone, especially themselves. How else can you pass a polygraph or Congress for that matter, if you don't believe your own story?

  • Aug 2nd, 2011 @ 3:35am

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    . . . a "AA" country if the Republican'ts have their way.

  • Jun 11th, 2011 @ 4:08am

    The "O" in the word "ON" is . . .

    . . . an International Public Domain symbol for the designation of On/Off. That is the only thing that could even come close to "tie" the two together, if at all. Sorry BB, it was around long before your Grief Squad.

  • May 17th, 2011 @ 2:20am

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    Disney is one of three looking to TM. And it sounds like they were not the first to file.

  • Mar 19th, 2011 @ 11:52am

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    Bob, you've had your 15 minutes of fame already. Kinda. Feeling left out and lost? Step aside and let those that will have theirs and in the "new" medium.

    I like the idea of no longer killing millions of trees to make trash. If the publishers of the world, and I am a book publisher, are smart they will move right into the new medium just fine. But all too many are stuck in the mud and do not have the mental faculties to make the move.

    The old guard always bucks when there is something new and I would imagine would revolt against "instant" crowd sourced fact checking. That can really ruin a guys day.

  • Feb 7th, 2011 @ 8:10am

    Re: Re: Re: re:

    The Avs use to be called the Rockies. But now our baseball team is called the Rockies. So they did change their name once already. What about the Pittsburgh Penguins? Those poor birds having to put up with that new crap logo, when the old one was far more sophisticated and less cartoony. So more PC (Politically Coorect) and more comical is the trick?

    Anyway, I though this was a "technical" forum? Not a "political" one.

  • Jan 18th, 2011 @ 3:22am

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    No it was 50 Cent actually.

  • Dec 11th, 2010 @ 4:29pm

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    It's amazing what a few straw hatted, white knee socked, fanny packed tourists that picked up junk in Korea can do to an industry.

  • Oct 9th, 2010 @ 9:46am

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    . . . and stop using local slang and terminology and start using Spell and Grammar Check. For an "international" news organization they are a joke.

  • Oct 2nd, 2010 @ 1:55pm

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    It's when people/entities/industries are not forthright or responsible enough to police themselves, that is when this is necessary. This particular topic has been an issue for years, all the while, the "networks" and or "advertisers" have blown off our response to their actions. Yes, someone needs to step in. They're not doing it on their own. Now if they did do it on their own, we would not be having this conversation nor would our "government" need to step in. We're being attacked, they're coming to our defense. Unless you don't want them to do that either?

  • Aug 7th, 2010 @ 1:22pm

    Re: And what business sense does it take . . .

    Someone with a government grant.

  • Jul 22nd, 2010 @ 2:48pm

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    The name, "The Skunkworks", of the secretive warfare division at Lockheed has been in place since at least the 1950's. It was only and rightly reregistered when the two Martin-Marietta and Lockheed merged in March 1995. The term, once divulged, was always attributed to Lockheed's war machine. Any moron would know that reads or has any cognitive awareness of the world. Just as M$ and Apple are attributed to their perspective manufacturing concerns. They have their "marks" and sell whatever under them. Even Apple with music when they agreed not to with Apple Corp.

  • Jun 25th, 2010 @ 10:53am

    A major point is missing from the story . . . .

    As mentioned, as far as I could find, once above, a good portion of the "illicit" content was actually uploaded by Viacom via elaborate schemes through their employees. Although, not saying that content did not make it up there otherwise, Viacom tried to set up YouTube and got caught [sic]. Large media companies for decades have seen themselves as all being and doing without repercussion. That is what needs to change and I pray that this decision is a firm beginning. But that does not seem to be a discussed factor in this story or the case. As in an unrelated story where Mick Jagger talks about making money from records. The large media companies have an unnatural strangle hold on the industry. This has been a note of contention for decades. But never really addressed to meaningful conclusion.

  • Jun 9th, 2010 @ 12:46pm

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    With TiVo weak, Charlie who has done some smart things in the past, will snap up TiVo and Echostar will not have to use second-hand code. Then they'll have the Real McCoy and hopefully propagate a new and more mature and sophisticated GUI to all their gear. All the while, I always seen TiVo as the better interface and Echostar with better STB Technology and PQ. TiVo's PQ sucks.

  • May 15th, 2010 @ 3:56am

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    Since TiVo stock took a 42% nose dive at this news, this would be the perfect time for Charlie to finally buy TiVo.

    Uh . . . Charlie?

  • Apr 23rd, 2010 @ 2:35am

    But a month after Anschutz bought USWest . . .

    . . . he sold his railroad holdings and lost the right of way to lay the fiber lines that were the deciding factor of him getting the deal passed. We NEVER got fiber. And no fines nor nothing said. Now once again things have been promised and like before will probably not be honored. I live 3318 ft from the Central Office and can not get a clean fast DSL line with Qwest to save my life. Before that I had a 10Mbps SDSL with 4 VoIP phone lines, before they were called that for $150 a month with SprintION on the same copper, which went away when Qwest would not grant Sprint their legal right-of-way. Sprint said it was cheaper to go out of business than to fight. I had that service for four years with no, none, zero issues the whole time. Qwest has to be one of the worst providers ever. Who knows this merger might fix all their wrongs. But I won't hold my breath. I may pray though.

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