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Comment: Re:"and they may be bought for their assets." (Score 2) 314

by o_ferguson (#48821781) Attached to: Radio Shack Reported To Be Ready for Bankruptcy Filing
I worked there ( at a Canadian one) about 8 or 9 years ago (just before the Canadian one became "THE SOURCE BY CIRCUIT CITY" when the lease on the Radio Shack name came up for renewal in Canada) and one guy I worked with (who had been there since it was Tandy Leather) said they used to make employees memorize resistor colour codes. When I was there, we had to memorize Rogers cell phone plan particulars instead. It had basically become an over-sized cell phone kiosk. Their assets must be worth something - that have a lot of prime real estate in high-traffic retail areas.

Comment: Re:CAN WE STOP PAYING THE MEDIAT TARIF! (Score 1) 161

So if I've already paid compensation, at the rate determined by the government, how can it be alleged that I haven't? To be fair, you claim that it is this way, but that's never actually been proven in court (unless I missed some ruling: please cite...)

Comment: Re:So can we get rid of the CD levy (Score 1) 161

Why would we want to do that? The media tariff is basically your get-out-of-jail-free card here. Just buy one blank CD-R and keep the receipt. Then download all you want. When the media companies try to sue you, simply send them a copy of your receipt as proof that you paid for an unencumbered and universal home-use license via the government, in the proscribed manner, and direct them to send their demand for payment to the appropriate government office for servicing.

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