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Comment: Re:John Carmack is "only" a multi-millionaire (Score 1) 76

by mr_mischief (#49597033) Attached to: Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Launches Its First Rocket

EXOS is in Caddo Mills, which is literally down the road from Heath where Carmack lives. It's running without his participation but it's claiming the successes of Armadillo on its web site. They are in old Armadillo facilities.

I think no matter what, there's a lot of Carmack's influence left there. I wouldn't be surprised if he kicks in some funding.

Comment: There goes his "for the little guy" aura. (Score 1) 437

by mr_mischief (#49586167) Attached to: Rand Paul Moves To Block New "Net Neutrality" Rules

I thought Libertarians wanted few, small, sensible regulations. I thought they were for small government, small businesses, market pressures, and local control. Unfortunately Rand Paul thinks that these government-enabled monopolies remaining government-enabled monopolies is a good thing. That means that either the Libertarian platform is completely different from how it's been pitched to me or he's a full of shit big-business statist.

Comment: Re:What "non-DRM stuff" is "not impacted"? (Score 1) 368

by mr_mischief (#49572879) Attached to: iTunes Stops Working For Windows XP Users

There are lots of sources for non-DRM music. Not so much for movies, unless you fancy VHS. There's been a mix in the thread of people talking about music and people talking about movies, sometimes in the same posts.

There are other DRM-based movie stores that aren't Apple. There are also other DRM-based stores for music. There are also non-DRM-based stores for music. IIRC, some iTunes stuff is even non-DRM.

There's no one single answer, but there are lots of options. Unfortunately none of those options are perfect for movies.

Comment: Re:So more of the same then? (Score 1) 368

by mr_mischief (#49551609) Attached to: iTunes Stops Working For Windows XP Users

Where did I say "there's a DRM-free movie store"?

Let me quote to you what you quoted of mine:

There are other stores that sell music and movies legally. If you bought from Apple or anyone else something that's controlled by DRM your goods are subject to that DRM. If you bought someone else's DRM-encumbered stuff, it's not at all impacted by this. If you bought non-DRM stuff, it's not impacted by this. If you upgrade to a halfway recent OS, you're not impacted by this.

Comment: Re:So more of the same then? (Score 1) 368

by mr_mischief (#49540137) Attached to: iTunes Stops Working For Windows XP Users

"Or from which store should one have lawfully purchased movies instead?"
  ^^^^^ That part of the fucking question right there. ^^^^^

There are other stores that sell music and movies legally. If you bought from Apple or anyone else something that's controlled by DRM your goods are subject to that DRM. If you bought someone else's DRM-encumbered stuff, it's not at all impacted by this. If you bought non-DRM stuff, it's not impacted by this. If you upgrade to a halfway recent OS, you're not impacted by this.

If you have the money to throw at a huge library of DRM-encumbered stuff, spend $80 on Windows 7 for goodness sake.

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