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Comment Re:this is quite normal, said the panda-fish-robot (Score 1) 102

I'm not sure I believe this is true. I've been to many concerts where they've stated no recording devices.
The music industry has not successfully sued (settled maybe) very many "home" pirates, but I don't recall sample quality coming up in any of the lawsuits I've read about.
The movie industry on the other hand has a history of going after cam quality videos.
It seems that they are much more likely to go after well known exploiters, those they can make money off of, or those they can make precedent off of before they worry about the low vs high quality.

Comment Re:Subscribers? (Score 1) 85

They need to quick dicking around and make a mobile app for it (and support ChromeCast too, while they're at it). I have Prime, but I never use it for video because it's not convenient. Also, for that reason, I would never suggest it to someone else if they were looking for a place to watch videos. It's nice for 2 day shipping though.

Comment Re:whine (Score 1) 226

The issue with this in my experience (granted I've programmed exclusively for a single large company) is that Ops has no idea if the code needs to be reworked or not. They don't do the testing. Just make sure Prod is stable. They make Dev's fill out a bunch of paperwork so that they can claim it's not their fault when Prod crashes then they push whatever crap fell out of my fingers onto the box.

Submission + - Public Domain Day 2014 (duke.edu)

An anonymous reader writes: What could have been entering the public domain in the US on January 1, 2014? Under the law that existed until 1978.... Works from 1957. The books “On The Road,” “Atlas Shrugged,” "Empire of the Atom," and “The Cat in the Hat,” the films "The Incredible Shrinking Man," “The Bridge on the River Kwai,” and “12 Angry Men,” the article "Theory of Superconductivity," the songs “All Shook Up” and “Great Balls of Fire,” and more.... What is entering the public domain this January 1? Not a single published work. http://web.law.duke.edu/cspd/publicdomainday/2014/pre-1976

Comment Re:costs (Score 1) 261

I'd be willing to pay for it, but I think Tivo's service fee's are way to expensive. $500 for a lifetime pass, or $15 a month (last time I checked). What are you getting for that? Pretty much just access to the guide. Why is just knowing what's on at what time worth twice as much (nearly) as Netflix's whole service. I used to run a home brew DVR, and I paid for the guide data then from some company I don't recall. It was $20 or $30 a year.

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