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Viacom's Messy Relationship With YouTube and The Rise of Stephen Colbert

The New Guy 2.0 Re:Can't find anything on Youtube anymore (23 comments)

Viacom led the YouTube lawsuit era, but ABC/Disney, NBC/Comcast and Fox/News Corp. followed behind. Content owners want you to watch on cable TV, not YouTube.

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Viacom's Messy Relationship With YouTube and The Rise of Stephen Colbert

The New Guy 2.0 Re:Can't find anything on Youtube anymore (23 comments)

Yep, you can't capture a cable network and upload it to YouTube without permission. It took a lot of work to devise that scheme, and throws the concept of designing your own DVR out the window.

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Viacom's Messy Relationship With YouTube and The Rise of Stephen Colbert

The New Guy 2.0 CBS doesn't own Colbert (23 comments)

Steven Colbert doesn't work for CBS, his show is sold to Comedy Central and his future project is sold to CBS.

The Daily Show and Colbert report are part of Comedy Partners Inc., which was first the joint venture name for Viacom and AOL Time Warner when they shared the Comedy Central network, but is now the company headed by Jon Stewart that supplies the programs to Comedy Central.

Colbert is moving to replace David Letterman on Late Show, but that project is owned by Worldwide Pants which has run Late Night/Late Show since the beginning. CBS buys the right to broadcast it.

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Dish Pulls Fox News, Fox Business Network As Talks Break Down

The New Guy 2.0 Re:Get Out of Your Bubble (199 comments)

I meant "as it happens" as in "live" broadcasting... MSNBC will tell you about something gone wrong Saturday midday on Sunday, there's no same day program that can handle that news on their schedule.

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Dish Pulls Fox News, Fox Business Network As Talks Break Down

The New Guy 2.0 Re:Only Fox (Faux) News was pulled? (199 comments)

CBS was warning of a possible block that would have affected Comedy Central earlier this year.

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Dish Pulls Fox News, Fox Business Network As Talks Break Down

The New Guy 2.0 Re:Dish Customer Here (199 comments)

Well, Ergen takes them to the showdown... DirecTV avoids interruptions by paying fees Dish considers too high. Sometimes they use a court agreeing there should be a deal, but need a fair arbitrator on the prices involved.

3 hours ago
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The Magic of Pallets

The New Guy 2.0 Re:More job loss (102 comments)

Think of how expensive everything would be if all the pallets didn't exist requiring extra workers at the ports...

3 hours ago
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Dish Pulls Fox News, Fox Business Network As Talks Break Down

The New Guy 2.0 Re:Biggest issue for customers is NFL (199 comments)

Yep, the problem is at Fox News Channel Inc. (the company that holds the copyrights to Fox News and Fox Business produced shows.) NFL is carried the affiliates at Fox Television Stations Group and produced by Fox Sports. Dish Network fans can still see the games on Fox.

10 hours ago
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Dish Pulls Fox News, Fox Business Network As Talks Break Down

The New Guy 2.0 Re:Dish Customer Here (199 comments)

Apparently the news stations are shouting "price increase!" and DirecTV accepted and Dish, as usual, rejected.

11 hours ago
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Dish Pulls Fox News, Fox Business Network As Talks Break Down

The New Guy 2.0 Re:Dish Customer Here (199 comments)

Dish costs less because they're willing to tolerate these lockouts... DirecTV is similar and available most places Dish is, and gets its deals done on time, but has to pay more and passes the costs on to consumers.

11 hours ago
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Dish Pulls Fox News, Fox Business Network As Talks Break Down

The New Guy 2.0 Re:Get Out of Your Bubble (199 comments)

There's a problem there... MSNBC's weekend lineup is filled with "Lockup", a program about jail that they ordered a batch of too many episodes. CNN is broadcasting mostly recorded programs on the weekend. So, only Fox News is covering the world as it happens with weekend newscasts during the day on weekends.

11 hours ago
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Dish Pulls Fox News, Fox Business Network As Talks Break Down

The New Guy 2.0 Re:Why is this on /. ? (199 comments)

You don't understand Slashdot....

Dish Network is a information service that uses DBS bandwidth... and we talk about TV shows geeks like around here.

If you want tech business only, check on the weekday business day stories. If you want the fun stuff we do with tech, it's here on the weekends.

11 hours ago
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Dish Pulls Fox News, Fox Business Network As Talks Break Down

The New Guy 2.0 Re:Only Fox (Faux) News was pulled? (199 comments)

There exists some people who need to know what Bill O'Rielly is talking about each night. Those people can't tolerate Dish's occasional dropping of networks. DirecTV gets most of its deals done without disruption, but therefore has to increase prices more often.

11 hours ago
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Dish Pulls Fox News, Fox Business Network As Talks Break Down

The New Guy 2.0 What do you want? (199 comments)

In areas with bad or no cable TV service, Dish Network and DirecTV can be your only option. Dish has these channel dropping problems because they hold the line on price, refusing to pay up for overpriced channels. In the case of Fox, Rupert controls both the channel and the delivery service so Fox-branded channels will most likely never go down on DirecTV... but that causes DirecTV to cost more.

If you can't handle the loss of your favorite channel, then you don't want Dish, you want DirecTV or a cable service.

11 hours ago
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Study: Red Light Cameras Don't Improve Safety

The New Guy 2.0 Re:Old news. (228 comments)

How exactly do you drive more dangerously because of a red light camera???

Instead of running a red light when the driver didn't see the yellow in time, the driver is tempted to pull a sudden stop that leads to brake damage and increases the risk of a following driver not assessing the scene fast enough leading to a rear-end collision, which pushes the car into the red light zone.

I dated a girl in Syracuse in 2000 where we were kissing in front of as many cameras as possible, and noticed it was not as complete a record as a constant DVR at that time. Such a system was proposed but rejected. Police supported us and we did get a photo taken by a red light camera, but that trick was hard to pull off. (I ended up not getting a fine, the Syracuse court system was in on the joke.)

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Study: Red Light Cameras Don't Improve Safety

The New Guy 2.0 Re:Safety? (228 comments)

Yep... they replaced the running a red light problem with sudden stops and rear end incidents. No safety improvement, just a better chance of issuing fines. Seems like this kind of ticket deserves some SCotUS rulings.

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Study: Red Light Cameras Don't Improve Safety

The New Guy 2.0 Chicago: Bankruptcy Soon (228 comments)

You can't do this Chicago... you can't break a federal law to issue tickets in the invalid yellow light zone. What went wrong? Why are you money grubbing? Maybe its time to move the CMX!

yesterday
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Behind the Scenes With the Star Trek Fan Reboot

The New Guy 2.0 Transport them to the brig! (101 comments)

You have no copyright... this stuff belongs to the Chris Pine as Kirk team. This can't make any money and will be assimilated into Paramount.

yesterday
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Staples: Breach May Have Affected 1.16 Million Customers' Cards

The New Guy 2.0 Re:Cash is King! (97 comments)

Remember you still have to use a Staples Rewards card to avoid being overcharged with cash.

yesterday
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Staples: Breach May Have Affected 1.16 Million Customers' Cards

The New Guy 2.0 Whitelist based operating system? (97 comments)

Windows at a POS gives the employees of an empty store a lot of entertainment options, but it also causes problems when malware gets bundled with the hot new app of the moment. So, it looks like Staples should invest in a new POS system that is better locked-down. If malware is showing up on your task lists, you at least need a format and reinstall to be sure you're safe.

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Could a third antispated technology fail please?

The New Guy 2.0 The New Guy 2.0 writes  |  about 2 months ago

The New Guy 2.0 (3497907) writes "We're two thirds of the way to a "news jackpot" here... we've got Tesla Cars getting rejected state-by-state, and also Tesla's getting no help from the White House and Apple Pay going down the tubes as RFID sensors are being unplugged at stores in favor of lower fee cards they can issue themselves. Anybody know a third technology that is not making it? If that's found, we've got a story the morning news can report."
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Is We-Care really a tool or turning you into a tool

The New Guy 2.0 The New Guy 2.0 writes  |  about 6 months ago

The New Guy 2.0 (3497907) writes "My ESET Smart Security package seems to have missed a spot. Somehow without me knowing, We-Care.org's flagship "product" was installed. It's a bit of a spyware product that intercepts affiliate site links, and claims to donate to "charity" despite no proof it actually works and no credible brand at risk... we stopped that site down before here on Slashdot, so why is this thing still online?"
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Deleted Slashdot: TV series Small Wonder

The New Guy 2.0 The New Guy 2.0 writes  |  about 7 months ago

The New Guy 2.0 (3497907) writes "I tried today to post comment to a story about fictional robots mentioning the TV series Small Wonder but it was deleted. "Controversial" means we have to talk about it, but some people want it to mean it should be banned. Yep, Small Wonder was syndicated, but in no places did it ran until the end. Parents, if you think you can treat your kid like that title character, you really don't know how that ends. I guess if the story was a book, it would have been in the Left Behind series. My girlfriend at the time wore a Halloween costume as that character, and she really didn't know what a discussion she was starting that day. See, she was offered the title character's role on that show, but we (the students and teachers, and even the rest of the school's staff) really told her not to do that. We all had too many other jobs at that time. She already was working on three other shows at the time. I think only she could name which three shows I'm talking about."
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Judge Shot by Own Bailiff

The New Guy 2.0 The New Guy 2.0 writes  |  about 9 months ago

The New Guy 2.0 (3497907) writes "Mental hospital officials are mourning the loss of their favorite judge. Massachusetts Judge Janet McGovern has been shot and was refused service by UMassMemorial, which means she will likely be dead soon. Apparently, a higher court ordered her killed, and the bailiff in her own court room took action without warning her. From what I can tell, Governor Patrick (D-MA) will need to introduce a new judge to the community of Worcester."
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SCotUS rules against Lexmark in ink cartrige chip case

The New Guy 2.0 The New Guy 2.0 writes  |  about 9 months ago

The New Guy 2.0 (3497907) writes "The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled against printer company Lexmark and in favor of ink re-filler Static Control in a case over Lexmark's anti-refilling microchips. Looks like there's still no way to block ink re-fillers from working, as usual."
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Um, that's not a court order that counts

The New Guy 2.0 The New Guy 2.0 writes  |  about 10 months ago

The New Guy 2.0 (3497907) writes "I've got some serious problems with a "court ruling" that is forcing me to take medicine. First, they didn't tell me where the court was, and denied my abilty to drive to the Worcester District Court courthouse. Second, they claimed they had a court order without showing me the paperwork. Third, the document was "form letter" (with unchecked options) therefore, it could have been a "fill in the name" form. Fourth, they showed me an unreadable judge's signature, which is sometimes okay, but the name was not printed. All I know is that there's some judge named "Janet" who should have found me. Can I get a better hearing? Where is the appeals court in this area?"
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No bandwidth + untrustworthy people = tax problems

The New Guy 2.0 The New Guy 2.0 writes  |  about 10 months ago

The New Guy 2.0 (3497907) writes "Usally, I would have filed my IRS/State taxes by now, but there's a problem. With no access to a trustworthy computer in a private space, I'll end up sharing my tax data with people who shouldn't see it. I'd trust the employees of H&R Block or Jackson Hewett, but not this hospital's staff. Why did I call them "untrustworthy", because they keep breaking laws. See, I can trust my computer with this Slashdot acount, but don't forget, I'm still LostCluster writing on a account name suggested by somebody else."
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Status of the LostCluster account

The New Guy 2.0 The New Guy 2.0 writes  |  about 10 months ago

The New Guy 2.0 (3497907) writes "Status of the LostCluster account

I seem to have a lack of Internet bandwidth lately because the "hospital" doesn't provide WiFi to patient rooms and my cell phone is not connecting to much other than 911... why can't I call 611 to find out why my service isn't working. Anyway, if this posts from the public Internet room here, that's why I won't use my LostCluster accounts there. Right now, the account is blocked with no password correct at all. I eventually will ask CmdrTaco or someone on Team Taco to renable the account, but that's why I'm posting on backup account "The New Guy 2.0"... which should be a wake-up call to some of my friends."
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Hey NYCL, are you still here?

The New Guy 2.0 The New Guy 2.0 writes  |  about 10 months ago

The New Guy 2.0 (3497907) writes "I know a lot about the history of SlashDot. One of my favorite shared group accounts was the NewYorkCountryLawyer and NewYorkCountyLayer, both commonly called NYCL. They really did a lot of work in cleaning up the Internet from troubling projects like P2P shares of copyrighted works and attempts to hack critcal systems such as major websites and power grid systems. It originally started as law students working with their professors, and went on to create a catchphrase of IANAL (I am not a lawyer) for people who wanted to talk law without actually being a lawyer. We seem to need some law edits in Massachusetts, so please organize here and then stand by."
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Kiss 108 Boston could go news at any moment.

The New Guy 2.0 The New Guy 2.0 writes  |  about a year ago

The New Guy 2.0 (3497907) writes "Okay, that's a statement that could scare a lot of people. See, Kiss 108 Boston is not just Boston's Number #1 for Today's Hit Music, but a vital entry ramp into the world of pop music worldwide. But, here's the catch. Due to Kiss 108's successful clearing of emergency news programs, that station ended up with a right to simulcast any DirecTV channel. If you want out of that agreement, you have to get your channel off of DirecTV entirely. This is very rare, but if there is a disaster in any part of Kiss 108's coverage range, or even world wide... if it is a threat to the Boston area, Kiss 108 can simulcast any credible newscast.

Okay, so you're wondering, with DirecTV so secure hacking efforts common in the early 2000s no longer come even close to working... how does Kiss 108 technically work it when they have to? See, at the master control location, there is a link between DirecTV and the Kiss 108 broadcast chain powered by Analog Hole Technology. (When I used to mention this on Slashdot, a group of cute girls logged onto an account called analog_hole and explained the situation. Is anybody still speaking for that account? If so, find the girls who started it and call roll!) The Analog Hole Technology is too simple, but too dangerous. See, if you use it without permission, it's a major copyright violation. When Kiss 108 does it, it's okay, they have a license."
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Trademark violation? Definitely not.

The New Guy 2.0 The New Guy 2.0 writes  |  about a year ago

The New Guy 2.0 (3497907) writes "If you think there already was a "The New Guy" you're most likely right. In fact, I'm within the coverage range of WXLO.and actually listened to that show. Turns out, I was living way too close to that show's production facility and actually contributed some story elements that weren't broadcast. See, if there really was a memory-forgetting gas leak at that house.... if it made it to mine I'd be in serious trouble, and if caught without a safe place to live or dead it would have put thousands of people who work for me out of work. If it traveled further down the street we would have lost a sports expert who can call the difference between real and fake sports teams quickly so shows like "SportsCenter Beta" are impossible.

I'm gone from there. People who are mentioned in this post... please get out if you haven't already. It's official, there's nobody credible left at 40. I'm not sure what was left at what we called 42. People of 44, are you still there? I know both of you have the ability to post on Slashdot. Please find some way to prove to me you're okay."
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This is LostCluster. This really is LostCluster. How do I prove it?

The New Guy 2.0 The New Guy 2.0 writes  |  about a year ago

The New Guy 2.0 (3497907) writes "This is scary. I really am the only writer of the LostCluster account here on Slashdot. But, I'm living in a insecure situation and can't risk false reports coming from that account. At this point, there's no way to log onto that account without the help of CmdrTaco or a current Slashdot root user. (Was Slashdot sold? Who's in charge here?) Looks like we have no lead commenter at the moment. First lead commentator grew up to become a tech babe. (OMG, is she alive? I haven't seen her anywhere lately... she an I used to date! We once produced 16 hours of "unacceptable Slashdot" because we were too romantic.) Second lead commenter was me... but I've been hospitalized too long and out of touch. I at least have enough bandwidth for this post to work but am unsure if there's going to be an attempt to fake me or censor me. Okay... this has been on my screen too long without anything going wrong. Game on! Welcome to The New Guy 2.0!"

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