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George Carlin Dead of Heart Failure

danpsmith Re:Smiling down. (583 comments)

Umm that was a joke from one of his routines. Maybe you aren't as avid a fan as you appear to be trying to be.

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danpsmith danpsmith writes  |  more than 7 years ago

danpsmith writes "Following up a report on the survey from Forrester Research Tom Krazit of CNet reports that the findings of the survey have in fact been exaggerated, stating:

'The music industry would certainly like to see better growth from digital music sales, but the Forrester report is based on a small sample size and indicates that it's too early in the digital music era to be drawing conclusions about the habits of online music buyers, said Josh Bernoff, the author of the report, on Wednesday.'

While, the original report said sales were declining, it goes on to say, 'A similar but smaller decline occurred last year from January to June, driven by new iPod owners who filled up their holiday gifts with music in January and bought fewer and fewer songs as the year wore on'"
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danpsmith danpsmith writes  |  more than 7 years ago

danpsmith writes "The BBC has an article about a government report which proposes new powers against copyright infringement. Interestingly, however, it also: "says private users should be allowed to copy music from a CD to their MP3 player" and further "recommends the 50-year copyright protection for recorded music should not be extended," saying, "The ideal IP system creates incentives for innovation, without unduly limiting access for consumers and follow-on innovators."

While satisfied with most of the report, The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) says, "it would continue to press for the copyright extension.""
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danpsmith danpsmith writes  |  more than 8 years ago

danpsmith (922127) writes "This PC Magazine article states: "The Mozilla Foundation will release the Firefox 2.0 browser on Tuesday, according to a posting on the Mozillazine message boards over the weekend."

With features like "phishing protection, which reports if a web site may be malicious; session saving, which restores windows or Firefox tabs if the browser crashes; improved access to Web feeds; spell checking; and search suggestions" could FF2 steal IE7's steam before it's even been generated?"

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