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ASCAP Says Apple Should Pay For 30-sec. Song Samples

Chris Kamel Re:So essentially they want people to pay (463 comments)

Why drop the people? Just continue to carry the songs with no samples. A simple message "We're sorry but this artist refuses to let us serve you with a sample of the song before you purchase" should suffice.
They'll get back in line in no time when the sales plummet.

more than 4 years ago
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Chevy Volt Rated At 230 mpg In the City

Chris Kamel Re:Vaporware (1006 comments)

Or, you know, you can drive to work in something comparable to a Volt in size, weight, and performance that's powered by a good old internal combustion engine (diesel anyone?) rather than a truck.

about 5 years ago
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The Music Industry's Crisis Writ Large

Chris Kamel Re:Let it die. (554 comments)

So do you need big labels for quality? Well, you have me there, no indie label could match the musical genius of somebody like say, Brittney Spears.
To be honest, it's not the labels' fault that most people prefer to listen to Britney (not Brittney) Spears. Sure there is marketing involved, but that's their job. Your definition of music quality is irrelevant, the labels delivered to most people music they want to listen to.

about 5 years ago
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26 Years Old and Can't Write In Cursive

Chris Kamel Re:Oh Noes! (921 comments)

Sounds like you've never been to a doctor.

about 5 years ago
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Tomorrow's Science Heroes?

Chris Kamel Re:Sorry, Yes (799 comments)

The main difference between science and religion is not that one is true and the other is false. It's that one is falsifiable and the other is not.

more than 5 years ago
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Amazon Wants Patent For Inserting Ads Into Books

Chris Kamel Re:How Pointless.... (219 comments)

Indeed, they may even give you the book for free with enough ads stashed in.

more than 5 years ago
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IBM Claims Breakthrough In Analysis of Encrypted Data

Chris Kamel Re:No More Privacy (199 comments)

Doesn't matter, you'll need to decrypt the output anyway so the analyzer won't be able to benefit from the analysis result, only the client can:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homomorphic_encryption
Using such a scheme, one could homomorphically evaluate any circuit, effectively allowing the construction of programs which may be run on encryptions of their inputs to produce an encryption of their output. Since such a program never decrypts its input, it could be run by an untrusted party without revealing its inputs and internal state. The existence of a fully homomorphic cryptosystem would have great practical implications in the outsourcing of private computations, for instance, in the context of cloud computing

more than 5 years ago
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Bill Gates' Plan To Destroy Music, Note By Note

Chris Kamel Re:That laptop in the infomercial... (659 comments)

Except that there was no production company and that's not a commercial. It's a home brewed video shot by the researchers who created the software themselves.

more than 5 years ago
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Bill Gates' Plan To Destroy Music, Note By Note

Chris Kamel Re:Microsoft Sucks Checklist (659 comments)

I own a PS3 and run it (literally) for 2 weeks at a time
Oh come on, it doesn't take that long to install a game on the PS3.

more than 5 years ago
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Social Networking Spurs Activism Against Repression

Chris Kamel Re:That gets a lot done (303 comments)

You, sir, sound like an elitist pig.
And before you ask me to "learn a thing or two about that part of the world" I should let you know that I grew up in that part of the world.

Some would have thought that a bunch of convicts shipped to British colonies should not have the right to freedom of speech and expression because knows what they can do with that to upset the queen, yet look what happened when those very same convicts got their freedom of speech.

The idea that you're smart enough to use your freedom of speech while a whole other people is is both stupid and pompous.

more than 5 years ago
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Apple Disables Egyptian iPhones' GPS

Chris Kamel Re:Swell plan (278 comments)

I'm Egyptian, I have no idea why that ban on GPS was instated, I knew people who like to go on Safaris and they had imported personal GPS units and they were all in shock. The same ban was the reason people couldn't buy some Nokia phones that are equipped with GPS, if Apple hadn't complied they wouldn't have been able to sell the iPhone in Egypt. Also, I have no idea where the OP got this 'I know most modern cars in Egypt come with GPS', it's plain wrong. There is not a single car that sells in Egypt with GPS, not even BMW 3 series cars that are assembled locally. Moreover, up until very recently there were no GPS maps to make use of that GPS in the city anyway, I have heard of a couple recent efforts but I don't know how far they've come.

more than 5 years ago
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Mad Scientist Brings Back Dead With "Deanimation"

Chris Kamel Re:Great so now (501 comments)

No unfreezing for that author though, worst fuckin article I had to read through in my life.

more than 5 years ago
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New Asimov Movies Coming

Chris Kamel Re:Oh, the potential (396 comments)

Amen. The only time I have ever fallen asleep with food in my mouth.

more than 5 years ago
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Lori Drew Trial Results In 3 Misdemeanor Convictions

Chris Kamel Re:let this be a warning... (568 comments)

If you allow a random person on myspace to play your personal physician and shoot yourself I'd call it Darwin at work.

more than 5 years ago
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Thanksgiving means mostly ...

Chris Kamel Re:Missing option (586 comments)

The alone part wouldn't be true if more than 1 slashdotter votes for that option.

more than 5 years ago
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RED's New Digital Stills and Motion Camera Pushing the Limits

Chris Kamel Re:Could someone tell me... (219 comments)

About the same size as the drive you'll be using to store the files.

more than 5 years ago

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Chris Kamel Chris Kamel writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Chris Kamel (813292) writes "This article at marketwatch states that Alcatel-Lucent is not content with the $1.5 billion judgement and is seeking compensation for infringement after Nov. 30, 2005 at $5.64 for each infringing product as well as $270 million in interest."

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