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Comment Re:GPLv3 - the kiss of death (Score 4, Informative) 302

That was my initial thought too, but unless I'm mistaken, the GPLv3 just covers the reference implementation.

The fact that the format itself is completely patent and royalty free means that anyone can implement their own version under whatever license they choose. They just can't use the reference implementation.

Comment Money Pit (Score 3, Insightful) 535

Getting into a new industry is always a big money pit. Especially industries with firmly entrenched players with interests to protect.

Doesn't mean it's impossible, though. Just hard. They just have to throw enough money into the pit to fill it, and do it quickly before the shareholders get cold feet.

Comment Gee, I wonder what they're thinking... (Score 1) 229

Dump just enough cost onto everyone's internet bills that suddenly it's no longer more cost effective to cut the cord. (Since Comcast's video services are, of course, not counted against your cap.)

Brilliant! I'm sure they'll make a lot more money on cable subscriptions from this.

Comment Oh no! (Score 1) 405

The Xerox machine broke and someone wrote "Out of Order" on a piece of paper with a Sharpie and Scotch-taped it to the machine.

I found a picture of a Walkman that had been modified to connect to an iPod, but it turned out to be Photoshopped.

I used my iPad to Google for a way to send a box of Kleenex to the Microsoft executives.

Writing this post has given me a headache, but I can't decide if I want to take Tylenol or Aspirin.

Mommy, what happens to your files when you die?