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Comment: Re:The Perfect Bait (Score 1) 744

by sycodon (#49610791) Attached to: Two Gunman Killed Outside "Draw the Prophet" Event In Texas

A Protest is a perfectly acceptable method of expressing a positions/opinions. In fact, the Bill of Rights explicitly protects it. There is nothing extraordinary about a protest...whether it's over Piss Christ or the fact that a University is going to start charging for chocolate milk.

You might as well point out that people use Ketchup on their hot dogs.

Comment: Re:This again? (Score 1) 437

by sycodon (#49596615) Attached to: New Test Supports NASA's Controversial EM Drive


Over 27,000 cycles of data (each 1.5 sec cycle energizing the system for 0.75 sec and de-energizing it for 0.75 sec) were averaged to obtain a power spectrum that revealed a signal frequency of 0.65 Hz with amplitude clearly above system noise. Four additional tests were successfully conducted that demonstrated repeatability.

Is that enough?

Comment: Re:This again? (Score 1) 437

by sycodon (#49596577) Attached to: New Test Supports NASA's Controversial EM Drive

Except the test results seem to indicate that it does.

But then you are a world class physicist and know better than this NASA team that's been testing this device for years, eh?

Wouldn't a more reasonable person think that there must be some interesting physics going on here instead of poo pooing the idea like a modern day Baron Kelvin.

Comment: Re:Try again... 4? (Score 1) 224

by sycodon (#49595437) Attached to: Grooveshark Shuts Down

It was his decision to record music and sell it to the public.

Fixed.

If you enjoyed his work, he happens to have a sale going on...$10 for the album and you can enjoy it anytime you want. You can put it on your computer, ipod, cell phone and enjoy it anywhere.

But if you just download it and do the same, then you are taking money out of his pocket just the same as if you lifted a bag of chips from 7-11.

Comment: Re:Try again... 4? (Score 1) 224

by sycodon (#49594367) Attached to: Grooveshark Shuts Down

copyright
käprt/
noun
noun: copyright; plural noun: copyrights

        1. the exclusive legal right, given to an originator or an assignee to print, publish, perform, film, or record literary, artistic, or musical material, and to authorize others to do the same.

adjective
adjective: copyright

        1. protected by copyright.
        "permission to reproduce photographs and other copyright material"

Sure...just because you write a tune doesn't mean people will pay for it. But if someone wants to hear what you wrote, you have every right to charge them. Same as if you wrote a book. If you charge too much, or what you wrote sucks...no profits for you. If they DO like it, then you have every right to profit from it.

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