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Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

CPIMatt Which is it? (330 comments)

Seems like there are two options for Minecraft at this point.

1 - Minecraft is the online version of Lego which will delight kids and adults for generations to come.

2 - It is more akin to Farmville and unlike Zynga, Mojang sold out at the peak.

Seems to me Minecraft is more like 2 than 1.

-Matt

about 2 months ago
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Google Receives Takedown Request Every 8 Milliseconds

CPIMatt Re:Very, very easy to fix (155 comments)

The problem is that there is no penalty in the law for a mistaken copyright take-down. What we need is for every mistaken take-down, an automatic $1000 fine.

-Matt

about 3 months ago
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The Cryonics Institute Offers a Chance at Immortality (Video #2)

CPIMatt Future Babble (155 comments)

"The course of human history is strongly influenced by the growth of human knowledge. [But it is impossible to] predict by rational or scientific methods, the future growth of our scientific knowledge [because doing so would require us to know that future knowledge, and, if we did, it would be present knowledge, not future knowledge.] We cannot therefore predict the future course of human history." - Karl Popper paraphrased from the book Future Babble by Dan Gardner

This is why Cryonics is currently a waste of money and resources.

-Matt

about a year ago
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RIAA Subpoenas Neighbor's Son, Calls His Employer

CPIMatt Probable Cause? (593 comments)

If you read the response from the record industry, Richard Altman is not an innocent bystander. According to the RIAA he has reinstalled Windows on his mom's computer several times and he was the one who delivered his mom's computer's hard drive to the RIAA. It is not like he has not been involved

The RIAA says that the hard drive they have is not the hard drive that was attached to the computer they are looking for, so they are looking at Richard Altman's computer equipment to see if he has the information they want.

Do they have probable cause to do this? I don't think so, but that is their argument.

-Matt

more than 7 years ago

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