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Submission + - UK Court renders iTunes illegal. (

chinton writes: The UK High Court has ruled that iTunes is illegal because it advertises CD ripping to mp3. In the same ruling, they rendered any backup of copyrighted works illegal as well. Effectively, they have made cp illegal. mv, however, is still legal.

Comment UX Nightmare! (Score 1) 15

Controlling music? What does Douglas Adams have to say about that?

"For years radios had been operated by means of pressing buttons and turning dials; then as the technology became more sophisticated the controls were made touch-sensitive—you merely had to brush the panels with your fingers; now all you had to do was wave your hand in the general direction of the components and hope. It saved a lot of muscular expenditure, of course, but meant that you had to sit infuriatingly still if you wanted to keep listening to the same program."

Comment Re:Oh good (Score 1) 164

I remember when The Science Channel, National Geographic, and Discovery showed actual science programming. Now they are filled with programming about loudmouth d-bags and their "dangerous" jobs, or redneck-backwoods survivors, or people doing stuff naked... I also remember when MTV played videos... Get off my lawn!

"I never let my schooling get in the way of my education." -- Mark Twain