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Comment Re:MP3 (Score 1) 316

It's the same aspect for me as well.

In college I had thousands of MP3s, now that I am out of college and have a career, I have actually started to purchase more music.
Not that I have a lot of money to spend, just that now that I am not living off of Ramen, I think it's fair to start opening up the wallet a bit more and support the arts.

Comment Re:In other news, water gets things wet... (Score 4, Insightful) 639

The media world in a nut shell:

1. Revenue is generated off of advertising dollars
2. Advertisements sell best when you have access
3. You gain access by building a rapport with high profile interviewees.
3a. Don't say anything too controversial or you will end that rapport
3b. Create enough controversy that you get advertising dollars.
This allows for high profile interviewees such as Trump and Clinton to get glamorous interviews while spokespersons get shafted. This is also why Hillary and Trump get these polite interviews while Sanders gets more of a hard hitting interview.
4. Don't make the our company look bad.

As some of these people get a bit more clout such as Rachel Maddow, they get the opportunity to shirk some of the rules, but for the most part, you see these people abide by the rules of the media darlings so that they can build up their reputation and get more press time inside the company.

Liberal or Conservative biases aside, all work the same.

If the Democrats started attacking campaign donations aggressively like Bernie Sanders, you would see a shift in liberal bias by the media because guess who benefits from campaign donations.

Comment Re:0.2C (Score 2) 381

Even if we manage to pepper the Alpha Centauri system with these things, around a million or so, the odds of actually hitting a planet are? You would have better luck repeatedly winning the lottery every day for a year straight than hitting something over on the other side.

If these are space born, intelligent creatures on the other side, they will most likely respond with a serious, WTF?, rather than retaliate. That is if they are advanced and actually have quite an established presence(Thousands of Stations).
If they aren't space-faring, then the odds of them knowing that we are peppering their system with wafer sized bullets traveling at 0.2 C is even less because we will likely hit their planet's atmosphere at increase velocity. Basically the most they would see is a little high speed poof ball, if anything at all.

Unfortunately, we still can't confirm that planets even exist in this little cluster of stars.

Comment Re:Bullshit video (Score 0) 242

Call me when they hack his social media accounts and start posting pro-Bernie announcements or publish his tax returns. I would even be entertained with the amount of money he spends to maintain that rug on his head.

Let's be honest, if they are going to do something, let's make it entertaining and worthwhile.

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