Midbar's Noam Zur called copy-protection critics a fringe group that probably are pirates themselves.Link Discuss Read the rest
"Mainly those people have a large number of compilations on their PCs," Zur said. Midbar's technology protected the Imbruglia CD. Zur dismissed customer complaints and said the CD works on most players.
Nobody can see what's printed on the contract. It's too far away, and besides, the shit stench is making everybody's eyes water. The lackey shouts to everybody that the first one to swim the trench gets to sign the contract. Everybody dives in the trench and they struggle furiously to get to the other end. Two people arrive simultaneously and begin wrestling furiously, clawing each other and dunking each other under the shit. Eventually, one of them capitulates, and there's only one contestant left. He reaches for the pen, but the Lackey says, "Actually, I think you need a little more development. Swim it again, please. Backstroke."LinkDiscuss (via MeFi) Read the rest
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Investigation section for high-tech crime of the Kyoto Prefectural Police Headquarters, Yamashina Police,Gojo Police searched the home of a man (student of a university) (aged 19) in Suginami-ku, Tokyo and a man (student of a technical collage) (aged 20) in Saitama-city on November, 28, 2001, under the suspicion of copyright infringement (violation of the right of public transmission) and arrested them on the same day. They are alleged to have made business software and the like accessible by Internet users at large without permission of copyright holders using so-called "file-exchange software" which enables Internet users to exchange data by directly transmitting and receiving them between users' computers connected to the Internet.LinkDiscuss (Thanks, Yuichi!) Read the rest
Just as Word viruses are destructive in human made computers, there is a deadly Word virus spreading within the English Language. Unless isolated and eradicated by your knowledge of Nature's Harmonic Time Cube, the deadly Word virus will inflict total self-destruction upon all humanity.Your ignorance of Time Cube is evil.Link Discuss (Thanks, Mark !) Read the rest
Time Cube is above academic comprehension. Universities equate doomed Towers of Babble. Time Cube debate will expose academic scams, so academia must "ignore" debate at all costs. Students denied the right to debate Time Cube. Educators are evil to deny Time Cube debate. Academic ignoring of Time Cube equates evil. Word worship educators beget stupid students. Students are brainwashed and do not know it. Students are taught to be stupid and don't care. Word is the most effective tool of enslavement. Stupid students believe any crap they're taught. Stupid students unable to evaluate Time Cube. Students ignore Time Cube, attack messenger.
In his book, John Alderman remembers attending one of the first online music conferences in the mid-1990s where an industry executive declared that the Net should be immediately closed down. Copyright protection had to take precedence over technological innovation. In contrast, the author of "Sonic Boom" -- then and now -- does get it. The music industry has no veto over the future. Its lobbyists and lawyers can only slow down the spread of peer-to-peer computing. Sooner or later, file sharing over broadband networks will become as unremarkable as making a phone call, watching television or using a computer today. The utopian vision of the Napster generation is technically feasible: every tune -- ever made -- for free. Quite rightly, what worries John Alderman is how anyone can earn a living from making music in such circumstances? While almost every other sector of the economy will be profiting from peer-to-peer computing, the music industry will have lost its major source of revenue: selling bits of plastic. Who then will pay the piper?LinkDiscuss Read the rest
"The long-term memories stored in our brain last our entire lives, so everybody had assumed that there must be lasting structural changes between neurons in the brain," says Michael A. Colicos, a postdoctoral fellow at UCSD and the lead author of the paper. "Although there's been a lot of suggestive evidence to indicate that this is the case, it's never before been directly observed."LinkDiscuss Read the rest