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Comment: Follow the money (Score 1) 430

by LMacG (#40064177) Attached to: Ultra-Orthodox Jews Rally For a More Kosher Internet

"The rally in Citi Field on Sunday was sponsored by a rabbinical group, Ichud Hakehillos Letohar Hamachane, that is linked to a software company that sells Internet filtering software to Orthodox Jews. "

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/21/nyregion/ultra-orthodox-jews-hold-rally-on-internet-at-citi-field.html?_r=1

How conVEEENient.

Comment: No iDevice (Score 2) 332

by LMacG (#39711443) Attached to: iTunes' Windows Problem

I don't have an iDevice and don't want one, but a couple days ago I had to load iTunes just to get a specific music release that wasn't available anywhere else. Sure I could have scoured TPB, but I wanted to make an effort to be a paying customer. Aside from the music company being dicks and only releasing to iTunes, how would a "PC Free" solution have helped me in any way?

Comment: Re:Mark Advertisements as Such (Score 5, Insightful) 263

by LMacG (#39589051) Attached to: On Slashdot Video, We Hear You Loud and Clear

How could anybody have looked at the Plantronics video and NOT thought it would come across as an advertisement? Paid or not, there was nothing in there but promotion.

I'd have thought the days or "hey, I just got a video camera, I'm going to shoot videos of everything that crosses my path" would have come and gone in the late 20th century.

Slashdot TV is not a hammer, and everything you see in the viewfinder is not a nail.

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