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Comment: Re:DRM should not be in HTML5 (Score 1) 169

by jellomizer (#47949501) Attached to: Native Netflix Support Is Coming To Linux

Well you could stop blindly following such a strict definition of free software.

DRM is hear and it is going to stay.
Back in the analog days. We had tape for VHS. Sure you can copy it. But after 2 or 3 copies of copies the quality degrades. So to mass share VHS movies ends up being costly with poor quality over generations.

Then we had CD's where at the time they held more data then you could really fit on your drive. So you had non-DRM data however because you couldn't store it on something other then other CD's which were costly in themselves. As well would take hours to download.

Today with the internet and modern computers we can ship and store massive amounts of data there. In Economic terms digital data has nearly infinite supply thus making its cost to $0.00.
However to make such data costs money, so safeguards to artificially limit supply to keep prices higher are implemented aka DRM.
Now what would happen if there wasn't DRM.
Netflix would still be shipping you DVD in the mail, you will have to buy all your music on CD's. They would probably even stop CD's and push Records or Tape. As to prevent digital copying.

The fact that for $10.00 a month you get unlimited movies off of Netflix is actually a big gain. And we have to thank DRM for that. Otherwise big companies will not go digital as it will produce too many units and they would be giving it away at a cost.

Comment: Re:why does the CRTC need this list? (Score 3, Informative) 288

by Mashiki (#47949479) Attached to: Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

Huh? The American networks as carried in Canada do not have 50% Canadian content in prime time. In fact, it's probably zero percent.

You're right, the only reason they don't is because the channels that are canadian get overwritten by the cableco/satellite provider when it's also broadcast on a US channel. So they get their "canadian content" that way. The only way to get a US channel in Canada that isn't simulcast is by OTA.

Comment: Re:why does the CRTC need this list? (Score 3, Insightful) 288

by Mashiki (#47949391) Attached to: Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

You've got no idea of what you're talking about. The biggest reach that politicians have on this is being able to threaten to take their mandate away on broadcast regulatory issues. And it has nothing to do with libertarianism, this is due to excessive regulation not too little. And why is this happening? Because the CRTC is packed with suits from the major telcos, cableco's, and industry insiders. I'm sure someone will scream "lulz harper" but I'll point out now that this is how it has been since the CRTC got started.

The CRTC mandates: internet, pricing controls for the internet, third party pricing controls for the internet, cancon, who can or can't have a broadcast license, telephone, telephone quality, and several other things. Industry Canada on the other hand their biggest reach is spectrum.

Comment: Welp... (Score 2) 288

by Mashiki (#47948713) Attached to: Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

Sounds like I need to contact my MP, last time the CRTC pulled this shit with UBB it took the federal government threatening to pull their mandate for them to smarten up. Fellow canucks can contact their MP via this list here. Sounds like they need to be threatened again, and if they decide to piss on us--I'll get a VPN and get the US netflix. And if they make it illegal like US satellite dishes, people will say fuck you anyway.

There's a reason why the cableco's up here are hemorrhaging subscribers.

Comment: Re:stopped reading at "can't be pirated' (Score 2) 307

Apple needs to work on putting copy protection onto floppy disks. That worked out quite well before.

Can't Be Pirated is the holy grail of the copyright idiots. It's more important than profit, fame or success. It won't let common sense stand in its way.

The only format that can't be pirated is a format that you cannot listen to. Hey I'm going to encrypt this music and then hand your player the decryption keys! We can try moving the decryption closer and closer to your ears, or to your eyes (as in HDMI), but ultimately it has to interact with your senses and can be picked up using sensors (mics, cameras).

Please tell me again, how many anti piracy measures have actually been effective?

Comment: If you want a Diet avoid Diet food. (Score 5, Interesting) 284

by jellomizer (#47935761) Attached to: Study Finds Link Between Artificial Sweeteners and Glucose Intolerance

I have lost 75lbs. Part of it was exercise, and the other part is cutting out Diet food from my Diet.
If I want something sweet, I eat something with Real Sugar.
If I want something fattening then I will eat something fattening, like with real butter.

I am not about organic and all natural. But you should focus more on foods that you know of. They will tend to fill you up and stop the craving.
Diet food, doesn't fill you up or solve your craving. So you eat more of it.

Comment: Re:"forced labor" (Score 0) 182

by Mashiki (#47934313) Attached to: Use of Forced Labor "Systemic" In Malaysian IT Manufacturing

You know what I find interesting in this? The moderation. I do believe that the people moderating the comments are saying "intellectual cowards unite." They can't refute what you said, they can't refute what I said. They'd rather try to bury it instead of confronting the fact that this is factual.

Comment: Re:"forced labor" (Score 1, Flamebait) 182

by Mashiki (#47932773) Attached to: Use of Forced Labor "Systemic" In Malaysian IT Manufacturing

You do realize that Republicans of today aren't the same as the Republicans of the 1860s, right?

You're right, they've grown just as much. Then again, I can look at the democrats of today and see: Race baiting, racism, calling republican blacks who don't toe the democrat lines "uncle tom's, house nigger, conservative slut" and if we jump back even a small bit we see democrats who voted against the various pro-black legislation(such as the civil rights act--including filibustering it), had various members who belonged to or were in the KKK as well. Some things change, others don't. Don't believe me? Take a look at the things that the left spew at Allen West or Stacy Dash.

Comment: Re:Too Bad (Score 2) 102

I agree,
but I think overall as the characters mature in the show, they become less awkward over time.
With the exception of Sheldon, where I kinda wish they would just come out and state that the character is autistic at some level. Instead of just making him a super scientist who needs to make all these trade-offs in his personal life to be there.
While I do not fall on the recorded Autism spectrum. The way they make Sheldon would be very insulting to people with these problems.

Comment: So what. (Score 1) 360

by jellomizer (#47927901) Attached to: Torvalds: No Opinion On Systemd

I am curious on why Tovalds opinion on systemd really matters.
I congratulate him for his work on the Linux Kernel, He made a really good OS, and put enough effort and skill to keep a strong team of developers focused.
However that doesn't make him an expert in all thing. Even all things related to the OS he had pivotal to create.

The systemd argument is about methodology not technology. It is the same as most political redirect. Two groups with a different vision of an end goal, taking different approaches to get there.

One good reason why computers can do more work than people is that they never have to stop and answer the phone.