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Techmology and Scientism / Re: Startup Culture's Final Form?
« on: June 19, 2014, 09:05:06 pm »
Did no one learn anything from the dotcom bust? ... people?... learn?... okay forget I said anything  :lulz:

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Spagbook
« on: June 18, 2014, 06:05:34 pm »

ECH = Chucktonite!

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: June 18, 2014, 06:03:06 pm »
LOL, yeah, I sometimes forget - humans :facepalm:

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: June 18, 2014, 05:42:20 pm »
Yeah, socially weird.  Potentially illegal if the stated rules of the amusement park ban weapons.

Right; it's private property, so if the rules ban weapons (and I've never seen an amusement park that didn't) then they were trespassing the moment they decided to bring their knives inside.

Many places are fine with a Swiss Army Knife, but not so fine with a hip knife.

Makes perfect sense. UK Law would have came to the same conclusion, albeit by a different route. I'm trying to figure out what the fuck they were trying to accomplish.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: June 18, 2014, 05:25:25 pm »
So it's weird that they were carrying knives then? Was it some kind of open-carry statement/protest or something?

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: June 18, 2014, 04:27:44 pm »
What's wrong with carrying knives? Are knives bad in America? Like a weapon is only holy and sacred if it has a range greater than 50 feet or something?

Techmology and Scientism / Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« on: June 18, 2014, 02:17:00 pm »
More Elon Musk awesomeness

Isn't it about time this prick got a Nobel Prize?

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: June 18, 2014, 02:05:43 pm »
See, that makes sense; but in that case, YouTube would simply not include the indie music on the subscription channel.  But that doesn't explain the bit in the article which says, "the company [YouTube] has signed lucrative licensing deals with major labels Universal, Warner and Sony, while demanding that independent labels sign up to inferior terms or face having their videos blocked from YouTube's free service."

So it sounds like they're trying to put all music behind a paywall, to the extent of deleting free indie music from the free side.

I'd tend to read between the lines. putting free stuff behind a paywall isn't google's style. The whole thing looks to me like they're trying not to piss in any content owners wheaties by crossing IP lines with the paywall service. This is about people paying google to remove ads and the legal ramifications thereof. People who don't pay the ads will still see the ads. And the content.

However, legally, youtube can't show IP without ads which (in the case of IP owners) are ads to buy that content on itunes. This is how google got around the whole banhammer that the RIAA and others started slapping them with a couple of years back. So now they're trying to launch a paywall service but if that paywall service offers a lot less content, who's going to want to pay for it?

Techmology and Scientism / Re: Welcome to the Machine
« on: June 18, 2014, 12:30:50 pm »
Yeah HP. But then how much did they make on risc architecture, compared with everyone else? Maybe this will go the same way :lulz:

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: June 18, 2014, 12:21:36 pm »
YouTube is considering pulling all indie music that doesn't sign license deals for its new subscription music service.

I can't tell if this means no more music at all on the non-subscriber side; but if that's the case, YouTube is most likely fucked forever.

It's doubtful. The reason they're most probably doing this is because some industry spag has started pissing and moaning because youtube's subscriber service is selling added value on the back of their IP and they want their cut. In order to receive said cut there has to be a contract.

If an indie producer refuses to sign then legally youtube can't offer their music to their subscribers in ad free format. This compromises the value of youtube's subscriber service, therefore youtube are trying to encourage as many content creators as possible to sign the contract.

Predictably, a whole army have donned their tinfoil helmets and started pissing and whining about teh evil corporation wanting to give them money for doing fuck all.

Techmology and Scientism / Welcome to the Machine
« on: June 17, 2014, 08:40:52 pm »
Storage - 160Pb. Latency - 250ns  :eek:

And the OS is open source. Hands up who wants one?

Techmology and Scientism / Re: Run for your brain
« on: June 16, 2014, 07:45:09 pm »
Fuck yeah! You be under NDA or can you keep me updated on the shit you find out? Is his funding from academia? Can you tell us everything cool you learn?

Just bought the textbook for my IP Law class. It's softbound and cost approximately a dollar a page.

I feel like that was the first lesson...

I wonder how many people will come to class with a torrented copy on their computers.

The second lesson is - it was out of date at time of publication  :wink:

The third is - you are currently working on writing the next one  :wink:

There's not really much to it, right enough - ideas belong to the world...

... there. That was it!

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