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Comment: Ugh (Score 1) 78

by Rinikusu (#49144705) Attached to: OPSEC For Activists, Because Encryption Is No Guarantee

It's bad enough you gotta bunch of guys out there who read too much goddamned Tom Clancy and use military/police-esque terms for everything whilst wearing their size XXXXXL tactical camo pants, but do we really want to start throwing around terms like OPSEC? Goodie, you know a new term/acronym; you're still not a badass.

Comment: Chocolate & Sugar Work (Score 2) 89

by Rinikusu (#49143137) Attached to: 3D Printers Making Inroads In Kitchens

Of course, the dream would be able to 3D print chocolate/sugar sculptures, but I've been seriously considering how feasible it would be to create custom chocolate/sugar molds to create things like eggs, etc that go beyond what we can get from the usual suppliers and without having to fork out a few grand for a one-off custom design elsewhere. A couple paying jobs and I imagine a 3D printer would pay for itself for this particular aspect of my interests. :)

Comment: Re:As a millenial (Score 2) 251

by Rinikusu (#49124183) Attached to: The Case Against E-readers -- Why Digital Natives Prefer Reading On Paper

Damn right. I bought some tech books on my kindle and ended up buying the dead trees because I just can't get into poorly sized pictures (usually code blocks, etc) and what not. Granted, I don't buy any more dead tree *fiction* and love my ereader for that. I still prefer magazines over digital ezines (I subscribe to Interzone, for example, vs buying the e-version), too, and part of that is because I still like reading the ads.

Comment: Re:Write your own songs perhaps? (Score 1) 303

by Rinikusu (#49113873) Attached to: Pandora Pays Artists $0.001 Per Stream, Thinks This Is "Very Fair"

Several ways:
Selling sheet music (trivially easy to copy today, same problems with music)
Contract work (see movie scores today)
Spec writing

The Digital Revolution + The Internet has pretty much destroyed 1 and 3, and 2 has always been one of those limited fields where a few people do exceptionally well (see Danny Elfman, for example), but it takes a certain mindset to do this sort of work. Like session musicians who only play other people's music for commercials and the like, it's not really a gig I want nor desire. And then, people like Amanda fucking Palmer think musicians should play for free. So, free music, free performances, fuck it, let's all just suck dicks on the corner for guitar strings, but I think they'd want that for free, too.

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