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W3C Declares DRM In-Scope For HTML

AmonTheMetalhead Re:Reality vs idealism (290 comments)

Wouldn't work. Hell, you could just grab the raw data that's sent to the TFT panel if you were so inclined.

about a year and a half ago
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W3C Declares DRM In-Scope For HTML

AmonTheMetalhead Re:Reality vs idealism (290 comments)

Casual copying has gone the way of the dodo in 1998 when Napster came about. It's easier (and faster) to click on a magnetlink and download a torrent than to make your own copy. DRM doesn't work. And Trusted Computing isn't about the content but about platform control.

about a year and a half ago
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W3C Declares DRM In-Scope For HTML

AmonTheMetalhead Re:Reality vs idealism (290 comments)

Regardless of the technical merits (or lack thereof) of your statement, you can still hack the monitor and steal the data stream there. DRM CAN NOT WORK. PERIOD.

about a year and a half ago
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W3C Declares DRM In-Scope For HTML

AmonTheMetalhead Re:Reality vs idealism (290 comments)

I know the solution: Implants!

about a year and a half ago
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W3C Declares DRM In-Scope For HTML

AmonTheMetalhead Re:Reality vs idealism (290 comments)

And before napster those same people copied tapes from friends and such. Piracy existed before the Net.

about a year and a half ago
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How To Add 5.5 Petabytes and Get Banned From Costco

AmonTheMetalhead Re:What a bunch of douche bags (273 comments)

Dude, seriously? Morals? They did nothing more that fix the problem they were facing in the most effective way they could. I see absolutely nothing wrong with that.

about 2 years ago
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How To Add 5.5 Petabytes and Get Banned From Costco

AmonTheMetalhead Re:House burns down? (273 comments)

Crashplan

about 2 years ago
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How To Add 5.5 Petabytes and Get Banned From Costco

AmonTheMetalhead Re:Wow (273 comments)

My pipe is rather slow, but it's more than fast enough to use move terrabytes of data upstream. Most pipes over here in Europe are big enough for that, same for Asia, don't know what the deal is for the States/Canada/Australia. The thing is, the first full backup of all that data might take a while, but once it's done you only have to worry about new data.

I'm a photographer as well and I use Crashplan (they supported linux) and they're priced similarly (even cheaper I think). The application they provide supports backing up your data to their cloud *AND* other media. The way it works for me is as following:

- Backup to cloud (offsite online backup, new data gets priority)
- Backup to local NAS (onsite backup)
- Weekly backup to portable drive (offsite offline backup)

All with one application.

about 2 years ago
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How To Add 5.5 Petabytes and Get Banned From Costco

AmonTheMetalhead Re:Wow (273 comments)

Crashplan+ is even cheaper and supports linux. I use it (got about 800GB backed up with 200GB more to add) and it works very well. Upload seems a bit slow but that might also be my crappy upstream pipe.

about 2 years ago
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Space Sugar Discovered In Binary System Star

AmonTheMetalhead Re:Sweet! (94 comments)

I thought you were dead

about 2 years ago
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Appeals Court: You Can Infringe a Patent Even If You Didn't Do All the Steps

AmonTheMetalhead Re:Infringe all the patents! (126 comments)

In Belgium there is a tax on any machine capable of copying books (wether or not anyone would be insane enough to even try it doesn't matter). Any copier, multifunctional printer & whatnot is taxed on it's speed and the money goes to "authors".

about 2 years ago
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UK ISPs Ordered To Block Pirate Bay

AmonTheMetalhead Re:Oh! (188 comments)

Real fans still buy albums & cd's. Those you mention will just find another source.

about 2 years ago
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UK ISPs Ordered To Block Pirate Bay

AmonTheMetalhead Re:Most People download to sample before buying (188 comments)

There once was a time where you had good radioshows. Hell, there even was a time MTV actually stood for Music TeleVision.
However, the rise of 'payola' meant a decline in musical diversity on the radio's and even on MTV.

At this point, the cassette trading with friends got really popular, people would give eachother cassettes to listen to(and copy).
Later on, came the internet radio's that catered to specific publics that allowed people to yet again discover new music from smaller artists.

Fast forward to today: A lot of internet radio's have been killed and the few remaining ones are eighter access restricted (pandora is US only) or only available through subscriptions (last.fm & consorts). I happen to be a last.fm user and I live in Europe. This service is only available to me for a monthly fee, won't run on mobile devices (apperantly, the labels have seperate licences for internet access on a PC and on a 'mobile device', go figure) and still restricts various artists music from playing in several regions.

I still buy CD's, mostly from smaller artists, but were it not for the internet and piracy, I'd have less then 1/10th of the amount of CD's & albums I have now.

about 2 years ago
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GIMP Core Mostly Ported to GEGL

AmonTheMetalhead Re:16-bit? (312 comments)

As a photographer I disagree with your statement. The advantage of working with raw picture files is that you have much more data available then you have after a lossy compression has been applied to your image. Shooting in RAW allows you to do all sorts of neat tricks that with a standard jpg are extremely difficult if not impossible.

Believe me, you do notice the difference between a processed jpg & a processed raw file.

more than 2 years ago

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