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  • Dec 10th, 2012 @ 8:21am

    ebooks, drm and publisher greed

    There is plenty of evidence to show that the cost to the publisher in distributing ebooks is extremely low, nevertheless, in the pursuit of egregious profits prices for ebooks are maintained at ridiculously high levels. I would be willing to bet the farm that the share going to authors has not increased in accordance with the extent of the rip-off. I, for one, refuse to buy ebooks from the usual suspects. Their desire to change the game to assert that a purchaser does not own the ebook he purchased is just par for the course from these scumbags. These guys must think they have the same entitlement to screw the public as the cellular telecommunications companies believe they have.

  • Dec 10th, 2012 @ 8:10am

    California Silly Laws

    Although California may not be the silliest legal jurisdiction in the USA, it surely is close to the silliest. Perhaps most people in La La Land are on soft drugs a lot of the time - who knows.

    At any rate, my pet peeve is the stupidity and waste of money created by the environment wonks (who often go off half-cocked), epitomized by the dire warnings parking lots under hotels and other buildings must display about the 'terrible' hazards of automobile exhaust. The example I saw in Carlsbad was the lot under the Carlsbad Inn. It is close to the ocean, is open to the air on 3 of its four sides, and gets plenty of sea-breezes to blow the exhaust away, nevertheless it is plastered with silly signs. It is no wonder California is or was effectively bankrupt. Bankrupt treasuries go with bankrupt minds.

  • Dec 10th, 2012 @ 7:35am

    UN Regulation Of Internet

    How could any self-respecting democrat support the gang of dictators and murderers that make up the majority of the UN today? Of course they want to strangle the Internet because it threatens their fascistic control over their subjugated populations.