The cost of a traditional print newspaper subscription is supposed to cover the distribution costs -- that is, to pay the carrier. Advertising pays for everything else.
Hello there slashdot user "ionix5891"
Could you tell me more about those supposed Usenet/Torrent/Http/Ftp servers that you run?
Not the RIAA
He's trolling trolls. It's all very meta and hard to understand. I wouldn't try too hard if I were you.
Your analogy is flawed. A CEO is responsible to his shareholders and can be replaced if he does a bad job. This is more analogous to a democracy, where, in theory a leader doing a bad job can be voted out and replaced. A CEO who was such by birthright, had absolute power and held no responsibility to anyone other than himself would very likely be worse than a CEO responsible to shareholders, like a leader responsible to the people would be better than one not responsible to anyone.
Benevolent dictators are not unheard of, but are definitely in the minority.
Second, in my mind the Copenhagen interpretation is impossible to prove because you can never really know what the wavefunction is doing before the observation, and this is why it's an interpretation
This means that one can no longer use 3rd party products like Anapod, Amarok, or Yamipod to synch their iPod to their library leaving users of OSs on which iTunes is not supported out in the cold.The iPod keeps track of the songs and playlists in your iPod with a database file — the iTunesDB, found in the iPod_Control/iTunes/ hidden folder on the iPod... At the very start of the database, a couple of what appear to be SHA1 hashes have been inserted which appear to lock the iTunes database to one particular iPod and prevent any modification of the database file. If you try to do either of these, the hashes will not match and the iPod will report that it contains "0 songs" when the iTunesDB would otherwise be perfectly adequate.
Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes, work never begun.