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Comment: Stop resting on your laurels (Score 1) 302

So the "content" industry is crapping its pants, so afraid they can't make any money off their old content?

Here's an idea that y'all don't seem to have thought of.

Make some new content that will actually sell.

Today's music mostly sucks. Yeah, I know, Sturgeon's Law and we're mostly comparing the best of the past to everything made today. But can anyone look me in the eye and say that even one band active today will be relevant in 40 years? Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I'm eighty four?

Stop resting on your laurels. Tell those Autotuned bottle blondes and soundalike boy bands and rap crap clap trap to grow some talent or STFU. Make some new content that's worth buying, and guess what? You get a brand spanking new copyright and you'll still be making money off of it long after I'm dead.

Comment: Read The Fucking Constitution (Score 1) 302

Yes, I know the article says Canada. But let us Read The Fucking Constitution of the United States:

The Congress shall have Power...To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries...

For LIMITED TIMES, dammit. Life plus however many years since Steamboat Willie was released is not a limited time.

And TO PROMOTE THE PROGRESS OF SCIENCE AND USEFUL ARTS. Not to make a bunch of fat cats fatter.

Comment: Cripes, what could possibly go wrong? (Score 5, Insightful) 421

by L. J. Beauregard (#49110705) Attached to: What If We Lost the Sky?

What effects might the aerosols have?

What if we use too much? Do we really want to risk a snowball Earth?

Do we really want to risk anything on such a large scale just because some yahoo wants to roll coal?

Can no one see that not messing with the climate any more than we have to is the conservative position, at least as "conservative" is properly defined?

Comment: Re:The sad part? (Score 1) 577

Sometimes I think Americans are just going to sit on their asses and take all of this bullshit until the government actually does pull a Tiannamen Square on some protest, at which point the guns will finally be aimed at the people who truly deserve to have their heads blown off. Politicians.

When the government pulls a Tiananmen Square, it will be against Occupy Wall Street or some other bunch of Smelly Hippies. They will mow down people who Had It Coming because they were a threat to Real Americans. They will proclaim Fascism to fireworks and Sousa marches and they will call it freedom, and the NRA will be the ones repeating the Leader's propaganda.

Comment: Re:Morons that cannot do math.... (Score 2) 363

by L. J. Beauregard (#48688509) Attached to: Trees vs. Atmospheric Carbon: A Fight That Makes Sense?

If the greenies and those making billions off of CO2 hysteria, like Gore,

1) Citation needed.
2) What about the billions that ExxonMobil and BP are making off of denying climate change?
3) If AAAAALLLLL GOOOOORRRRRE! took a wrecking ball to his mansion, composted the shards and retired to a hippie commune, would you trade your Hummer for something that gets at least 30 miles per gallon?

Comment: Re:Hey, RIAA! Are your profits still in the dumps? (Score 1) 187

by L. J. Beauregard (#48489089) Attached to: Music Publishers Sue Cox Communications Over Piracy

Yeah, the music industry and record stores were run by hip, visionary geniuses from 1925 to 1998, then alla sudden everyone got stoopid.

There are bands from the 60s and 70s that still get airplay today. Meanwhile, just about everyone from ten years ago is now yesterday's news. Is there even one singer or band today who will still be relevant in 2054?

Every program is a part of some other program, and rarely fits.