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Comment Perhaps the MPAA is willing to compensate the ISPs (Score 3, Interesting) 263

MPAA - Your action will lead to another company losing revenue.

Using your maths, each customer lost thanks to your rule is a multiple of the actual loss.

So, again using your rules, how about you compensate the ISP for each customer you terminate to the tune of $250,000?

I mean that is the number you use right? And it is all about lost revenue so I am sure you can appreciate the revenue the ISP has lost and want to compensate them just as you expect to be compensated for your "losses".

Comment Re:You can de-limit the operating system (Score 3, Informative) 66

There is basically a "one click" way to do this.. just takes a bit of time.

Once i did it to my own FIRE i then installed another launcher.. basically giving me an ASUS tab (using the asus launcher) for $30 thanks to black friday.
ASUS doesnt have anything that can come close to that price level.

I found moving to CyanogenMod left the device unstable and atually went back to FireOS and the playstore work-around.

Comment Re: Do People Still Watch DVDs? (Score 1) 174

The problem is the DMCA prevents you from ripping DVD's you "own". Most do this, but legally it is at least "Gray".

Why would they want you to format shift when they can sell you the DVD, and then sell you a DRM'd copy for your amazon fire (which hopefully you got on black Friday for $35, Great deal).

Comment Re: (intentionally blank) (Score 1) 268

+1 to you.

I had one ink jet printer (it was a gift).. Once the initial "sample" in packs ran out the full fledged replacements cost around the same as the printer did.

I opted to replace it with a colour laser... Much smarter choice.. no more ink drying out before i use it and a much lower operating cost.
If you have an inkjet, seriously consider tossing it and getting a colour laser, they are reasonably priced and work well and dont have all this "technology" around protecting the ink market with lockout chips in the ink and all that fun stuff.

Comment Re:"Infringing"? (Score 1) 215

Funny, as another foreign national living in the US my US drivers license was not nearly as painful (i think it took a few days) but agree with you 100% on the stacks of paper.

The DMV needed proof of legal status in the US... Did they check their database or have me bring in my passport, with all the US attachments which DHS stapled in?

I also filed my taxes online, but my W2 came in paper form via snail-mail... I then retyped the info into the tax software manually and filed electronically.

Paperless... not so much.

Comment Re:interesting experiment (Score 1) 224


why don't you take a look at the pics of hitchbot and count the litter around it.
Clearly "civil minded people" such as yourself didnt seem to mind the existing litter in the area.

Also, in case you didndt read the article, it wasnt disposed of, it was vandalized and left to create a "distraction and an eyesore".

Sunday your day off, where instead of doing "civil minded things" like cleaning up litter you come here to post rude comments?

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