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Comment: Re:Giving up the essential for the trivial (Score 1) 195

by Computershack (#45502687) Attached to: Project Free TV, YIFY, PrimeWire Blocked In the UK

If you want to support the artist, go to their concerts.

Because the revenue off a 300 person venue is really enough for a band to live off. Just how much money do you think that gets them? How much do you think it costs to put on a gig at a large venue?

When you don't have to pay for logistics and you don't expect any profit, the final ticket cost is incredibly low.

BWAHAHA. The gear doesn't transport itself for free and neither is the gear free. Very few venues provide anything other than a stage to perform on and maybe some lighting which you have to pay someone to operate on. And if the final ticket cost is incredibly low then doesn't it follow the musicians are getting less as well?

Comment: Re:Giving up the essential for the trivial (Score 1) 195

by Computershack (#45502643) Attached to: Project Free TV, YIFY, PrimeWire Blocked In the UK

If Mariah carey had gone independent instead of being with Columbia or Virgin Records etc. she would have been able to retain all of the profits

Without the promotion of the record companies and the money they had to finance recording and releases, she'd have still been a waitress.

Comment: Re:Giving up the essential for the trivial (Score 1) 195

by Computershack (#45502567) Attached to: Project Free TV, YIFY, PrimeWire Blocked In the UK

The public is getting nothing but censorship out of the bargain,

Sorry but there is no censorship. Not being able to freeload stuff that you have to pay to access doesn't amount to censorship. If it were censored I'd not be able to see it all however the reality is I can see it by the methods those who own the property and therefore get the right to decided have provided - public TV, pay TV, cinema, movie rental, legitimate online streaming services, by purchasing DVDs/Blu-Ray etc etc.

Comment: Re:Oh noes! (Score 5, Interesting) 736

by Computershack (#44709913) Attached to: Technologies Like Google's Self-Driving Car: Destroying Jobs?

Nevermind the new jobs that this will enable.

I'm curious - what new careers do you foresee, that current professional drivers would qualify for?

I was a trucker for 20 years. I've just been given an offer of a place at a top 10 university to do a BEng (Hons) in Electronics Engineering. Not all of us do trucking because we're incapable of doing anything else and I find your insinuation that we are quite insulting.

Comment: Re:Unlikely to be discontinued altogether (Score 0) 371

by Computershack (#42771157) Attached to: Apple To Discontinue Mac Pro In EU Over Safety Regulations

Perhaps they know they can't get the new Mac Pro ready in a reasonable time after this bullshit "directive" goes into effect, or (MUCH more likely), the EU rules threw their development cycle into a tizzy, and now they have to REDESIGN their almost-ready-but-now-not-so-much Mac Pro. Ever think of that???

By redesign you mean "put a grille over the fan"? My £13 PC PSU fan has a grille over it that you can't get your fingers through. Its hardly a difficult thing to achieve.

Comment: Re:Except they are right you are wrong. (Score 1) 168

Let me know when all the countries of the EU agree to finally pay the WW2 debt they owe to the US that every single one of them except the Netherlands IIRC flatly said they were never going to pay.

You are obviously completely ignorant of the fact that the UK paid you back some time ago.

Comment: Re:...or is it? (Score 1) 270

Warranties on *all* electrical goods in Europe are two years by law.

This isn't the first time I hear that claim on /. but I don't think it's true.

It depends on whether your country has implemented the EU directive or not. We haven't here in the UK and we don't want to as our Sale of Goods Act rules are stronger than the EU directive in many ways. There is no such thing as a fixed guarantee - goods should last for a reasonably expected lifetime.

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