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Comment Re:Here's an idea (Score 1) 218

Heard all mine from independent artist events, events that have been happening for the last twenty years. Maybe RIAA was of extreme importance in the 70s? (Dunno, underground tape exchanges were how I got mine then), but sure, 99% of music people got from the radio were got from the riaa putting it on the radio. Inertia and laziness on the listener keeps that going, but eventually as it gets easier for an indie to get found and STAY indie... rather explains how frantic music industry has gotten.

Comment Re:Here's an idea (Score 1) 218

There's plenty of bands that produce/write/perform/edit their own stuff. Personally I'm waiting on the next comiket (this new years) for its lineup of independent releases. There are even full orchestras of 'amateurs' that aren't signed to some recording company. Now they might not be world touring bands, but they do end up with their stuff purchasable online, performing at various concert halls and clubs, etc.

The biannual 'ket and M3 [music media-mix market] events are the highlights for my year for music acquisition. Has to be more events like that in other places, or at least the opportunity for such.

Comment Re:Ok with porn or not, that was genuinely stupid (Score 1) 250

They should. It'd be amusing to see the reaction to it: would the same umbrage be there, or would it be lauded as a 'progressive act' an 'ironic statement against the objectification women endured for millenia'? Or would it be offensive to asexuals?

Personally think it was a dumb move to include porn, regardless of it being porn (it's still everyone's first though on seeing Playboy), but am curious were it Playgirl that had been an 'original website' would the furor been the same?

Comment Re:Cut the bullshit, facebook. (Score 1) 196

Not just that. Some games and products use Facebook as their contact/login system. If you want to report a bug, get support, even post on their forums? You best have a facebook account, even if faked details and never used but for this purpose. Granted that's a statement more on the companies involved than any malfeasance on Facebook's part, but still a point towards having to use it.

Comment Re:Culture (Score 2) 201

'other factors' like the improvements in car safety in the last 30 years. Or regular targeted checkpoints to remove drunk drivers from the road. Or the aging population bringing a shift in driver mentality. Constant campaigning commercials to raise awareness of the risks of driving under the influence. Bar tenders being forced to cut off and/or take the keys from drunks. Homeowners being liable for their drunken guests' actions, etc. I mean hell, that same website states "The rate of drunk driving is highest among 26 to 29 year olds (20.7 percent)" - and even if the drinking age is 21, it isn't like kids as young as middle school have trouble getting access to alcohol, must less late teens.

Personally found this to be an interesting read on various factors. Brought up a few things I hadn't thought of before reading it.

Comment Re:Huh (Score 1) 467

Is it Steam tracking the time? Because they have many cases where the patcher/launcher is what's being tracked. You can have 20 hours for a game you have never even loaded.

Add in persistent patchers that sit in the tray to grab updates for you, you can easily get THOUSANDS of hours for a game you have really only played 10 hours of.

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