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Comment Re:Merchandising within merchandising (Score 2) 254

Where's My Force Lightning?
An anthropomorphic tie-fighter movie
The full Episode 4 using Disney iconic characters with the witch from Sleeping Beauty as Darth Vader
Star Wars Social - beg your friends to help you outfit your own Jedi college that randomly gets murdered by a rogue Jedi turning to the dark side.

Comment Re:Raise the price of books and see a mass exodus (Score 1) 155

I'm not really willing to pay more than $10 for an ebook. If these independents want to cry because people aren't buying dead-tree editions, perhaps it's time they started their own ebook farms. I doubt their suit will get any real attention by the courts. It'd be like record stores angrily suing iTunes because people like their music in digital format. Come to this century.

Comment Re:Demand More (Score 1) 665

That's okay. Slashdot will whine and cry about how they don't even want to pay for streaming music and fully advocate piracy.

Exactly right, they'll tell you all music 'wants to be free' and that artists like Ms. Keating should make all her money from paid performances.

Well, if I listen to an over-the-air radio station in my home or car, I don't pay for that. Please explain why I should have to pay for music that is streamed over the internet complete with advertising? I would be happy to pay for streaming music if it were ad-free.


Submission + - Google is Killing their iGoogle Service (

dufachi writes: I was rewarded with a message when I fired up my browser this evening that Google was killing their iGoogle Service as of 11/1/2013. They are suggesting using individual Chrome apps for the features their start page has available.

Comment Re:Rather than suing... (Score 1) 578

...why not just forbid Dish from carrying their channel?

(Oh, yes, because they can't. Dish's HD DVRs can take an ATSC signal and record from that, and any home that's capable of erecting a satellite dish can erect a normal UHF/VHF antenna too. That's one thing I really rather like about Dish Network.)

Still, they could try, and then Dish subscribers - who don't want to erect an additional antenna - would be denied access to great shows like House, 24, Dollhouse, Terminator: Sarach Connor Chronicles, Firefly, Dark Angel... {insert rest of updated Family Guy skit here}

I think only one of those shows is still on the air. ;)

Comment Re:Ever bought a used car? (Score 2) 423

If Mr. Browne has ever purchased a used car, borrowed a book, DVD, or CD, then he is a hypocritical schmuck.

To be fair here, the Movie Industry and the Recording Industry BOTH want dib dollars on resells of those product. Car manufacturers get money from parts (even the off-brand ones).

I will however agree on books. Publishers aren't going all crazy-talk about how used book stores are ruining the industry and a reason to sell the first-day hardcovers for double the price they should be.

I still call shenanigans.

Hotels are tired of getting ripped off. I checked into a hotel and they had towels from my house. -- Mark Guido