(notice how much hasn't changed in 15 years)
People will reflexively scoff at this, but it's Puritanism. If you're a good God-fearing person, you'll have willpower and be able to lose weight. If you're fat, it's because you're a bad person. Doctors have prescription power because they're a different kind of better person. Why should a good person give a bad person something that will encourage them to still be a bad person?
Americans (at least) refuse to accept how pervasive the basic concepts of Puritanism are in our society. The "head & up, good, below the head, bad" attitude is everywhere and irrational. Read some Thaddeus Russell before you disagree.
I think it's tigervnc-server.
Yeah, and the latest build finally adds support for ID3 ratings tags, so you can truly go cross-player with your ratings.
Now I just need to re-rate 16,000 songs for the eleventh time...
So, it won't work on remote X, or VNC, or xpra, etc.
I just stared it under VNC (Fedora 19/KDE). Not sure about the others.
Most importantly, Congress can't simply repeal a provision of a treaty, which is why it's so much better for industry to get their welfare written into a treaty rather than a statute. The next election could threaten their favorite statute (in theory anyhow).
It is just a matter of finding correct monetization strategy.
Just look at the pie charts - Pandora already has the system in place for music discovery, which is the coordination problem that the corporate model provided one solution for. Once bands don't need corporate music middlemen, they can get half of the revenue, or more.
I've heard a bunch of great stuff on Pandora that I'd never heard _of_ before. Apparently there were a bunch of rock bands in the early 70's that achieved very little commercial success but recorded lots of fantastic music. I assume they each got a little piece of each of the thousand times Pandora played me the same blasted ad for an Intel ultrabook (which are overpriced).
Getting new bands into the new system is the challenge. Their odds are low with the A&R man, so going into something like Pandora makes a bunch of sense. Pandora even has the filtering technology in place to detect the turkeys.
Of course a random op-ed on RWW carries more credence than an entire industry, right?
Doesn't the concept of "effective" mean that code breaking the DRM cannot exist?
The very concept of DRM is a form of corporate welfare. It's as 'effective' as the enforcing government wants it to be.
What if I knew those 9,999,999 other people were going to be sending their letters
10 year minimum under RICO. *Everything* can be prosecuted under RICO these days.
Last time I called an ocean-going vessel a "barge" on Slashdot, I got crucified for it by people who believe that "barges" can only be flat-bottomed devices suitable only for calm water.
News flash: the idiots have mod points. They also make conflation errors, so watch this comment sink like an LNG barge that just got hit by an airplane.
You'll be called a hippy also
+5 - Cuts like a Knife.
It was in a locked container but the combination was 1234.
No, no, this was radioactive - 0000000.
And a fine example of yellow journalism, at that. I read an earlier, more balanced new source that said the truck was a nice cargo truck, one with a crane, and it was stolen at a truck stop. Everybody thinks they wanted the truck and had no idea what it was carrying. The hysterics about terrorism in the summary are unfounded.
And I won't admit any relation to my cunning plan to manufacture refrigerators that open a Cobalt 60 door when the light goes out to keep food from ever going bad!
Yep, and there's enough information in this description to figure out which one, when correlated with a popular website survey tool that shows that they recently underwent a server platform change. But it's one we're not all too fond of here, so I don't pity the fool who enables them. I am, however, aware of how insanely litigious they are, so it's not worth it for me to call out which company is in violation of COPPA.
If this was a very subtle whistleblowing, then hat's off, I suppose.
Yes, and a Federal Judge just ruled this way (that air travel is a constitutional right because it's the common means of travel). 9th Circuit, I think, then remanded to the lower court to proceed. Check the recent Democracy Now! segment on this case for details.