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Comment Re:Inevitable (Score 3, Insightful) 122

The vicious cycle is not between big media and the pirates. The cycle is between the big media and their customers suffering from battered wife syndrome, such as people like you and the GP/OP. People like you and the GP keep paying them money, so they can keep on existing, doing what they want to do, and what they want is DRM If you don't like DRM, simply don't buy it. Do not give them the privilege of your money. Whether you pirate it or not afterward is irrelevant. The bottom line is... the bottom line. Hit them where it hurts.

That pretty much says it all right there. What this really comes down to is a lifestyle change. I'm willing to give up on certain kinds of media if I can't get it on my terms. Plain and simple.

Comment The UN (Score 1) 326

As I recall the original mandate of the UN to stop wars between countries, and to provide a platform for dialogue. (Wikipedia) It has evolved since it's inception but I hardly think the UN should be the governing body of the internet. There's too much politics as it is and it's a wonder how anything actually gets done over there. Yeah...not a good situation.

Comment Revise Query (Score 1) 99

By prompting people to revise their queries, we hope to reduce these disruptions and improve our user experience from mainland China,' the company said in a blog post.

ZOMG the list of censored terms has to be bigger than War and Peace. Here's an idea, throw all of those terms at the great firewall and buffer overflow results (or something like that). Then the Chinese people can see what the nanny state has been hideing from them. Information IS power.

Comment Really?!?! (Score 1) 349

Has the music business sunk to such lows that they have to monetize every last usage of their property? A bunch of greedy sons of bitches I tell you. Mark my words, next they will be going after grannies downloading gangsta rap over .......damn beat me to it. Seriously though WTF is wrong with these greedy motherfuckers? You can't get blood from a stone. I hope it becomes cheaper to hire a local band to preform at weddings. I'd like nothing better than to have their revenue stream cut off.

Comment Not so good (Score 1) 194

I am pretty sure that the majority of people on Slashdot agree that being able to better understand how the various bills being considered by Congress interact would be good for this country.

And thus not so good for politicians who don't really want people to see in advance what the congress is doing. I can see how this could be a conflict of interest (theirs and ours).

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