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  • Dec 28th, 2012 @ 7:02am

    Re: Re:

    No. We don't need Democrats or Republicans to fix this mess. We need Americans who are willing to do what is right for the country and it's people. Far too few of them make it to Washington.
  • Dec 28th, 2012 @ 6:32am


    You'll have to take away their TVs and Walmart first. Though, if prices keep going up on things like milk, that could happen.
  • Dec 28th, 2012 @ 5:39am

    Checks and Balances?

    If only some members of the Legislative branch have access to this information, how can proper oversight be maintained? Let's be honest, it's not hard to buy the silence of a few or have them tow the desired line of discussion.

    And I'm getting really tired of what seems to be an over-classification of information, information that we deserve to know. Making information classified to hide illegal or even just embarrassing actions is wrong on all levels, yet we continue to let it happen.
  • Dec 13th, 2012 @ 12:56pm


    "broadband crunch" translates to less profits because we have to provide more capacity.
  • Dec 13th, 2012 @ 12:53pm

    TWC in denial about a lot of stuff

    This isn't shocking to me at all. TWC doesn't believe in cord cutters either, writing us off as impoverished or ignorant. Their hubris will catch up with them eventually.

    Do I need 1Gbps? Probably not, but I'd probably be a lot happier in the summer and afternoons when all the kids get on my local cable Internet node and slow things to a crawl.
  • Dec 7th, 2012 @ 1:00pm

    Is this what we need right now?

    Wait with high unemployment and governments through out the US struggling to balance their budgets there is serious talk of putting in a whole new court just for copyright claims?

    This is just wrong on so many levels. It's an unnecessary cost to our society with little resulting benefit.
  • Dec 6th, 2012 @ 11:09am


    I don't really disagree with you, but there is very little 'street art' that IS done legally. Hopefully he can get a good lawyer to settle the excessive charges though.
  • Dec 6th, 2012 @ 9:19am


    While I don't disagree with you I think this is also a case of a bold staffer being punished for being bold and acting without broad support.

    Doesn't matter if he's right not not, he made the party have to scramble and they didn't like that.
  • Jul 3rd, 2012 @ 2:05pm

    Re: Impact

    This ruling effectively makes the new owner of the license a legitimate owner, thus the software companies shouldn't allowed to stop them via DRM. However it may require further lawsuits to fix this.
  • Jun 5th, 2012 @ 8:10am

    Re: Re: Business is the key word

    I'm sorry but you can't blame piracy for the sh!t ton of reality tv crap that ALL the major networks are spewing out. Remember when TLC meant The Learning Channel?

    And all of the contest (American Idol/Dancing With the Stars) shows... those are just as bad.

    How did we get that crap from piracy? The reason it's on is because it's CHEAP and there is a large percentage of the population (unfortunately) who eat it up, but mostly because it costs so little to produce compared to other TV programming.
  • Jun 5th, 2012 @ 7:37am

    Re: TV keeps trying

    The national nightly news isn't NEWS anymore. They have all become 'news magazines'. More opinions and 'feel good stories' than actual news.
  • Jun 5th, 2012 @ 7:26am

    Need a new way to pay

    I big issue is that for every hour of entertainment there is at least 20 minutes or more of commercials. I've also noticed a number of 30 minute shows are actually only about 10 minutes of content, with 20 minutes of commercials and 'recaps/previews'.

    With the rise of DVRs people are skipping over a ton of this crap. Studies have shown that you still get some of the commercial 'content' when skipping so it's not about the length of the commercials.

    We have a lot of alternatives drawing our attention today. We don't NEED to sit idly by and absorb the content that is given to us. We have a choice now.

    It seems the providers still seem to think that consumers WANT a completely passive entertainment system. Maybe some still do, but that number is dwindling.
  • Apr 20th, 2012 @ 1:44pm

    So sad

    As a kid...hell even into my early adulthood the Olympics have been something I just love. I've shed tears at opening/closing ceremonies. What the Olympics are SUPPOSED to represent are awesome and amazing. Hearing about shit like this just makes me sad though. These events should be shared openly with the entire world, not controlled and fed to us like all the other media out there. It's supposed to be special! :(
  • Mar 22nd, 2012 @ 8:50am

    Employers abusing current events

    Frankly I think that some employers are simply using the current job market as a reason for abusing applicants this way. I know and accept that potential employers (and likely your current employers) are going to check out your online presence, but to request direct access to the accounts is unacceptable.

    I know it's not easy to say no, but that's exactly what people need to do. I don't care what my employer things of my blog, Google+ or Twitter account but my Facebook is locked down to just my close friends and family, because it's my private life.

    That said, I don't think it needs to be a law. As the Internet continues to grow people will become more and more savvy about their online identity. Your username and password is potentially more important than your social security number these days. Just because someone works in HR doesn't mean they wouldn't abuse the access granted to them.
  • Feb 17th, 2012 @ 6:31am

    Go Daddy

    And why do people use Go Daddy again? The so called mass exodus due to SOPA was a flop. They gained more than they lost during that same time frame.

    It is just marketing? Are the general public just ignorant about other providers and the atrocious actions of Go Daddy?
  • Feb 14th, 2012 @ 5:28am

    Re: Textbook exmple of dumping

    Obviously there IS still competition and if Google is now charging others now have an opportunity to compete.

    Hey I'm all for supporting the little guy but if Google's product is superior, regardless of the price, and consumers are being well served I fail to see the problem.

    Additionally Bing and even MapQuest are still in use (can't speak for use in France so my point may be bunk) so Google Maps has competition.

    Maybe some smaller, traditional map makers may be failing but that's due to the change in technology. Evolve or die. To me this case is no different than the old guard media companies complaining about how the Internet is destroying (really just changing) their market.
  • Feb 13th, 2012 @ 2:40pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Semantics...

    I wonder if it would be against the terms of service at Kick Starter? I know it's not what that platform was designed for, but could you imagine the message it would send to Big Content? I'd contribute.

    Even if she was sharing the files she downloaded on BT (kinda the point), the fine is a life destroyer and given the 'crime' it's not fair.
  • Feb 13th, 2012 @ 1:43pm

    (untitled comment)

    It's all a margins game. And in a way it's not so different than the death of the music stores. Why buy CDs from a dedicated music store when you can order online? Why buy from a dealer and haggle, when you can find your car online and get a better deal?

    But just like music, there will be a few dealers here and there who provide exceptional service, selection, and prices that will keep going despite this.

    My guess, the biggest whiners are the dealers/auto makers that are ripping customers off the most.
  • Feb 13th, 2012 @ 1:27pm


    Thats funny. I have never signed a contract when buying a CD or DVD. Even software EULAs are questionable when it comes to being legally binding.

    But if that's what you want, go ahead, make us have to sign contracts for everything; every little iTunes purchase, every time we go to RedBox, every time we visit Best Buy. See if that helps you make more money.
  • Feb 13th, 2012 @ 1:11pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re:

    All it did was make file sharers more cautious. It might have stopped some people, but the teens growing up with this technology will out pace any file shares who dropped out because of The Jammie Thomas case.

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