My iPod shuffle has no glowing screen at all. I pretty much wear it all the time and have worn it to moves. I listen to podcasts instead of the pre-movie advertising.
So I think I might try this out. Think they'll let me stay to watch it twice on one ticket? If not then I'll just wait until it's out on disk and rent it at a RedBox for $1.20. Of course they will have stripped the bonus features, but I'll have it on my iPod.
Darren Aronofsky put a downloadable audio commentary file out on the Internet to go with "The Fountain". He said he didn't have time to get it onto the DVD so he was putting it out later.
"The Fountain" is one of about a half dozen DVDs I own and I did listen to it with his commentary track. I loved it.
Each term all the students have to download the class videos for each class. There's a minimum of four classes times ten weeks or 40 videos. Then there's often supplements and extra materials depending on the class.
By having all the students use bittorrent they can keep their bandwidth requirements reasonable and keep the class costs lower.
If you want to blame the technology for the all the ills then outlawing cars would save 15 or 20 thousand lives every year.
This sound a lot like Omega using copyright to stop the sale of watches in the USA that were not bought through the "official" Omega channel. I understand that in some cases people want to have total control over what they used to own.
How's this different from the original architect writing into the contract on a house he designed that he (and his estate) get's 0.1% of the sale price EVERY TIME IT SELLS?
We can wipe out scalpers any time we want ... if nobody buys from then then they will be gone. Simple as that.
Look what happened to Arthur Anderson after Enron ... nobody would use their services after it was reveled that they couldn't be trusted. (The same should have happened to Ford when it came out they made the corporate decision to pay off the families who had members die in the exploding Pintos because it was cheaper than fixing the problem.)
The same should be true for software and games and anything ... if you bought it you should be able to resell it. A willing seller and a willing buyer, right?
"That sucking sound you hear is our human/constitutional rights getting drained away by the people YOU put in office."
I don't hear much talk in these pages about the NDAA that Obama already signed which effectively repealed the Habeas Corpus Act. (Read The NDAA: a clear and present danger to American liberty in The Guardian where it says The US is sleepwalking into becoming a police state, where, like a pre-Magna Carta monarch, the president can lock up anyone)
Now CISPA is pushed through is another nail in our coffin.
SOPA & PIPA are the symptom, not the problem. We need to get out in front of this problem and proactively get the IP laws overhauled. We at least need fair-use to be a defined right so that I, as an amateur filmmaker, can know exactly what the limits are, not wait until I'm sued.
Yes, I think IP creators should be compensated but I think we should reduce free speech and encumber innovation and creativity.
As we know from reading TechDirt, violating any companies terms of service is now a criminal offence ... so maybe it's good that GmailFS doesn't work any more.
"Unfortunately the GmailFS project has come to an end. libgmail has ceased being maintained by its developers, and as a result libgmail no longer works with the latest Gmail interface (and has not done so for many weeks). Without a working libgmail, GmailFS does not function, so the end of libgmail also spells the end of GmailFS."