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ASCAP Petitions FCC To Deny Pandora's Purchase of Radio Station

Hawke666 Re:Intentions (229 comments)

Problem is that “a certain period” is currently “their entire life, and beyond” — to the point where they literally *cannot* benefit from it because they are dead.

about a year ago
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Valve Officially Launches TV-Friendly Steam Big Picture Mode

Hawke666 Re:Valve has a winner (140 comments)

You know you can set it to only show installed games, right? It's the dropdown next to "search" in the upper left.

about a year and a half ago
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Details of Initial "Disc to Digital" Program Emerge

Hawke666 Re:Possible High "Parental Factor" (201 comments)

And at $400/hr you’d make that in less than three hours of work!

more than 2 years ago
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Good Disk Library Solutions?

Hawke666 Re:Yes, typewriter (371 comments)

You don’t need to use matching drives for RAID. Capacity just needs to be greater than or equal to the original. And with drive capacity continually increasing, it’s not hard to do that.

more than 2 years ago
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Congress May Permit Robot Calls To Cell Phones

Hawke666 Re:Pay to call, not to recieve. (619 comments)

Umm, no. Landlines do pay on a per-call basis. My landline billing is or was last I checked, something like “6 per call for the first hundred calls, 5 for calls 101–500, 4 for calls 501–1000, 7 per call after that. Long distance additional (and per-minute)” Even at best it’s “unlimited flat-rate service only for local calls” so you better hope the callee’s phone number happens to be local or you’ll be paying that per-minute fee (or using long-distance minutes if it’s billed at a flat rate) So yeah.

more than 2 years ago
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Congress May Permit Robot Calls To Cell Phones

Hawke666 Re:Pay to call, not to recieve. (619 comments)

Not really. In your scenario above, and with “caller pays” billing, it simply means that (B) pays for the call instead of (A). This is true regardless of whether A and B are landlines or cell phones, assuming “caller pays”.

more than 2 years ago
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Congress May Permit Robot Calls To Cell Phones

Hawke666 Re:Pay to call, not to recieve. (619 comments)

How does that make it free? It just changes which end pays for the call. Of course, one end may have a better plan that allows free calling in some circumstances, but them’s the breaks.

more than 2 years ago
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Congress May Permit Robot Calls To Cell Phones

Hawke666 Re:Debt collectors and banks? (619 comments)

There are software DTMF generators, which should do the job assuming the GP can get the output over to the mic of the telephone in question somehow. A quick Google search turns up several results.

more than 2 years ago
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Politics: Paul-Barney Bill Would Legalize Marijuana Federally

Hawke666 Re:Not a complete solution (688 comments)

Salvia Divinorum != Cannabis Sativa. Also != saliva.

more than 3 years ago
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Facebook Admits Hiring PR Firm To Smear Google

Hawke666 Re:Corporate Mottos 2011 (172 comments)

In what world is this? They’re dark purple or grey. Sometimes the optical drives are black, or some of the trim, but that’s about it.

more than 3 years ago
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Alabama Nuclear Reactor Gets 'F' Grade

Hawke666 Re:Yes (436 comments)

You know, there are non-nuclear power plants.

more than 3 years ago
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Google Censors "Piracy Terms" From Instant Search

Hawke666 Re:Hey! (246 comments)

Only people who don’t know how to pronounce “warez”. (Hint: It’s pronounced just like “wares”)

more than 3 years ago
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Hackers Bringing Telnet Back

Hawke666 Re:People stopped using Telnet? (238 comments)

Netcat is not the same as netstat. However, netcat does have the disadvantage of not being nearly so ubiquitous.

more than 3 years ago
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Torrent-Only Movie Denied IMDb Listing

Hawke666 Re:Musicbrainz has a Similar Problem (207 comments)

Actually, Musicbrainz is quite open to this sort of thing. One of the suggestions I was given when trying to add a soundtrack which was included in a game's install (The Sims) was to put up a torrent and reference that, marking it as a bootleg. (I eventually convinced the naysayers that it was "official enough" as distributed by the game manufacturer)

Even more traditional albums released online are easy to get added (see: Santastic, The Kleptones, Wax Audio)

more than 3 years ago
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Does the GOP Pay Friendly Bloggers?

Hawke666 Re:conservatives (759 comments)

J’ai une très grande toilette?

more than 3 years ago
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Does the GOP Pay Friendly Bloggers?

Hawke666 Re:conservatives (759 comments)

I know you know, but nelsonal was wondering.

more than 3 years ago
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Does the GOP Pay Friendly Bloggers?

Hawke666 Re:conservatives (759 comments)

It’s not about the pronunciation, it’s about the spelling (close to “Fox”) and meaning (“false”)

more than 3 years ago

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