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Comment: Re:Are you guys crazy or what? (Score 1) 98

by pthor1231 (#34433590) Attached to: Smart Wallets React To Spending By Shrinking
2008 quarters minted - 2,438,200,000 - source 2008 dollar coins minted - 464,480,000 - source Granted, the amount of minted dollar coins is roughly only 20% of what the quarter mintage is, and then you have to add in pennies dimes and nickels, they are still minted in a large amount. Americans just simply refuse to use coins.

Comment: Re:Does he have all the best gearr (Score 1) 655

by pthor1231 (#30312228) Attached to: Man "Beats" <em>World of Warcraft</em>
At least for the World Events, this missing achievement was added at some point after the last go round of christmas, and it requires you to do a few things during christmas festival. I am sure he will get it done the day christmas festival starts. Not sure whats up with the one extra PVP achievement though.

Comment: Re:I worked 9/80 for 4 summers (Score 1) 1055

by pthor1231 (#26444547) Attached to: How Does a 9/80 Work Schedule Work Out?
Amen. If people weren't so willing to believe the shit they have been brainwashed with from birth (more money on education CLEARLY means a better education, everyone NEEDS a college degree, buying a house ASAP is ESSENTIAL to being a good American - All of the following lead to massive debt early in life), they would have more flexibility in telling their employer to pack sand when they pull some bullshit, regardless of there being 10 people waiting in line for your job, or none.

Italian Parliament To Mistakenly Legalize MP3 P2P 223

Posted by kdawson
from the need-a-do-over dept.
plainwhitetoast recommends an article in La — in Italian, Google translation here. According to Italian lawyer Andrea Monti, an expert on copyright and Internet law, the new Italian copyright law would authorize users to publish and freely share copyrighted music (p2p included). The new law, already approved by both legislative houses, indeed says that one is allowed to publish freely, through the Internet, free of charge, images and music at low resolution or "degraded," for scientific or educational use, and only when such use is not for profit. As Monti says in the interview, those who wrote it didn't realize that the word "degraded" is technical, with a very precise meaning, which includes MP3s, which are compressed with an algorithm that ensures a quality loss. The law will be effective after the appropriate decree of the ministry, and will probably have an impact on pending p2p judicial cases.

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