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Comment: Re:No digital TV conversion ever... (Score 2, Informative) 318

by dour power (#26680053) Attached to: Senate Passes Another Bill To Delay Digital TV Transition

How did this post get modded as "Insightful?" It's loaded with misinformation and displays a keen lack of insight. A troll, perhaps?

There should be No digital TV conversion ever... Total techno-blasphemy for me to say this in SlashdotLand, but it is never-the-less true.

It is nevertheless your opinion.

The 21st-century, which we are on the verge of entering

Been asleep for a while? We passed the verge nearly a decade ago.

Analog TV works. It reaches everyone. It is the only mass medium that reaches everyone.

Ever heard of radio?

Eventually the Digital TV conversion, like the space program, will be abandoned and forgotten.

Funny, I thought NASA was still in business. For starters, they've launched dozens of satellites and probes in the last few years, are scheduled to embark on a mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope in the next few months, and they perform a considerable amount of research related to studying our own planet.

Respect free speech that includes opinions that differ from yours.

No problem, as long as it is informed and honest. Keep trying.

Comment: Re:Lame article (Score 1) 312

by dour power (#22201516) Attached to: Defunct Spy Satellite Falling From Orbit

Or, how the leap was made from spy satellite to keyholes are falling......

Or, the spokesman had to speak from anonymity due to security?

Or how the writer segued from discussing spy satellites to NASA missions without drawing any distinctions between them?

FTFA:

Jeffrey Richelson, a senior fellow with the National Security Archive, said the spacecraft likely is a photo reconnaissance satellite. Such eyes in the sky are used to gather visual information from space about adversarial governments and terror groups, including construction at suspected nuclear sites or militant training camps. The satellites also can be used to survey damage from hurricanes, fires and other natural disasters.

The largest uncontrolled re-entry by a NASA spacecraft was Skylab, the 78-ton abandoned space station that fell from orbit in 1979. Its debris dropped harmlessly into the Indian Ocean and across a remote section of western Australia.
The connotation is that NASA is involved with this spy satellite, which is simply false.
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+ - Amazon Joins Apple in the DRM-Free Music Movement

Submitted by dour power
dour power (764750) writes "According to this blog post on the Washington Post web site, DRM-free MP3s will soon be available for purchase from amazon.com. As is the case with Apple's iTunes Music Store, the only publisher onboard at this point is EMI. This could be the beginning of the end of having to consult a lawyer in order to legally manage our digital music collections. MPAA, are you paying attention?"

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