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YouTube Considering an Ad-Free, Subscription-Based Version

future assassin Channel design customization (224 comments)

Maybe if the paid version allowed channel design customization like before vs all channels looking the same shade of bland.

2 days ago

In UK, Internet Trolls Could Face Two Years In Jail

future assassin Someone will cash in (489 comments)

Just like drugs, murder and etc... Where there's a high enough risk of long jail time somone will make money off of it. Professional troll services to the rescue.

about two weeks ago

Michigan About To Ban Tesla Sales

future assassin Which other CEO (294 comments)

in history managed to fuck with the system in suck a positive way? It's so frereshing.

about two weeks ago

Scanning Embryos For Super-Intelligent Kids Is On the Horizon

future assassin Smart but no common sense (366 comments)

I know some scary smart people but they seem to lack day to day common sense and sometimes act like twits. Now imagine a beowulf cluster of these running the country. Were doomed....

about two weeks ago

Pentagon Reportedly Hushed Up Chemical Weapons Finds In Iraq

future assassin Re:So confused (376 comments)

What were we doing for 10 years following going into Iraq for the stated purpose of destroying these WMDs?

Making LOTS of money of the war and rebuilding of Iraq

about two weeks ago

Confidence Shaken In Open Source Security Idealism

future assassin Lots of shaking to go (265 comments)

before its anywhere near close Windows security failures over the years.

about two weeks ago

NVIDIA Presents Plans To Support Mir and Wayland On Linux

future assassin Not quite (80 comments)

Except for Broadcom wireless drivers on my Dell laptops and home Kodak/HP cheap ass printers (went with brother laser for easy insall) I haven't had any issues with drivers on linux since I've gone full time in 2006. Yes there have been some performance issues with AMD drivers but nothing that would affect normal day to day usage. Currently I'm using A8/A10- chips in my computers and the latest AMD drivers work really good with games.

about three weeks ago

CSS Proposed 20 Years Ago Today

future assassin Android (180 comments)

Well I thought since this was 2014 the browser css rendering inconsistencies were pretty much gone and for the most part they seem to be yet after testing a few websites I just build using some basic designs the default Android browser is rendering horizontal list/text spacing all wrong vs PC/iThings.

So off I go to read up on it and all of a sudden there this @media query thing. After seeing some examples I'm liek WTF? People are using 100's of lines of extra markup or extra style sheets to make things cross platform. Talk about a flash back from the late 90's/early 2000's of nasty css.

about three weeks ago

Killer Whales Caught On Tape Speaking Dolphin

future assassin So we can't eat them? (152 comments)

anymore... Put away his Orca on a stick corn dog....

about three weeks ago

Twitter Sues US Government Over National Security Data Requests

future assassin So did they (57 comments)

tweet it?

about three weeks ago

Complain About Comcast, Get Fired From Your Job

future assassin Re:Headline misleading (742 comments)

And because the person from accounting says the charges are legitimate, that makes it true?

Well they were legitimate in the eyes of Comcast lol

about three weeks ago

Is an Octopus Too Smart For Us To Eat?

future assassin Should lions stop eating us (481 comments)

After all were smart, were hot and where the party of the planet.

about a month ago

Obama Administration Argues For Backdoors In Personal Electronics

future assassin Fuck the children (575 comments)

signed The World. So how is tapping my phone going to save starving third world child soldiers mining for gold and stones. Oh yah don't don't live here...

about a month ago

Ebola Has Made It To the United States

future assassin Pharma Terrorisim (475 comments)

Hey buddy want your family taken care of for the rest of their life?
Just bring back this here ebola to the States
??? zombies

about 1 month ago

Piracy Police Chief Calls For State Interference To Stop Internet "Anarchy"

future assassin What's really scarry (302 comments)

is that this guy in his head thinks this will work. How the fuck would a sane adult even come up with this and then state it publicaly. We all know no crime happens tto any business that has a license and there are no crooked/illegal buisnesses in the uninternet world.

about a month ago

The Odd Effects of Being Struck By Lightning

future assassin Re:I had an close incident (191 comments)

Since I didn't want to write novel about it here... This was in a townhouse complex with the playground (where teh swing was) and tennis court right by the building. My door was like 20 feet or so away from it. Thanks for playing...

about a month ago

The Odd Effects of Being Struck By Lightning

future assassin I had an close incident (191 comments)

This was 1991 I belive. I was sitting on this tire swing looking at the thunder storm coming into the valley over the city. Next to me 30 feet infront and 20 to the side was a tennis court all fenced off with a 20 foot fence.

As I was sitting there for a bit watching lightning strikes all of a sudden everything went white for a second and when it dissapeared I heard a huge bang and while looking at the sand below my feet, I saw electricity flying around on the ground. Took me a few secs to get orientged again and all I herd was "Holly Fuck", "Holly fuck" "Did you feel that all over your body" from the two guys that were playing in the tennis court.

Nex thing I know some panic attack hit me and I booted it home about 20 feet away. I started to get a clod sweat and when I felt my heart it must have been going 400 + beats per minute. Then it slowed down rapidly and all I could do is sit on the couch and go WTF?!!!

So for about a few weeks after that everytime there was a thunder strom and the lightning strikes got close to home I always felt wird electric charge aroung me. Well I never stuck around and booted it home the second I got the feeling.

Can't say it changed me but was a weird experience.

about a month ago

BlackBerry Launches Square-Screened Passport Phone

future assassin I just want a phone (189 comments)

I just want a good tough phone with nothing except for the phone and minimal software for the phone to function installed. Nothing else. If I want to install a browser, cal, etc.. then I 'd do it after wards

about a month ago

Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

future assassin Re:why does the CRTC need this list? (324 comments)

Canadian culture disappears entirely. If everyone starts watching all their TV on Netflex and similar services, Canadian TV could all but disapper.

What Canadian culture? I am Canadian culture, my friends are Canadian culture, a big chunk of the Canadian population being immigrants are Canadian culture. Maybe they should make more Native shows/programming to teach some Canadian culture.

90% of things we buy is made somewhere else but Canada. How about penalizing clothing manufacturers unless they make certain amount of clothing in Canada with a Canadian theme.


about a month and a half ago



Maritime band battles to keep music on YouTube

future assassin future assassin writes  |  more than 2 years ago

future assassin (639396) writes " is reporting how a Prince Edward Island band In-Flight Safety is expressing frustration with one of the world's largest music companies, which has been connected to orders that the band's music videos be removed from YouTube.

In-Flight Safety is an independent band based on Prince Edward Island. It owns its own music and has no current connection to Universal Music Group. It had a 1,000 disc distribution deal, but that deal is done and the band never gave up copyright to its tunes.

But the music industry giant has been connected to orders for the takedown of five of the band's songs from YouTube. Most recently, it was the band's song Out of Sight, some versions of which remain blocked."

Link to Original Source

SOCAN Tariff 22 has passed

future assassin future assassin writes  |  more than 6 years ago

future assassin writes "SOCAN ( ) is pleased with the Copyright Board's decision to set licence fees for the use of online music services for the years 1996-2006.

Under the new decision, online music service providers will pay SOCAN licence fees of:

        * Permanent downloads: 3.4% of the amounts paid by the consumer with a minimum fee of 1.7 per file in a bundle and 2.3 per file in all other cases;
        * Limited downloads: 6.3% of the amounts paid by subscribers with a minimum fee of 60.9 per month, per subscriber, if portable downloads are allowed and 39.9 if not;
        * On-demand stream: 7.6% of the amounts paid by subscribers with a minimum fee of 48.1 per month, per subscriber.

The Board also determined that the online service industry would benefit from a phase-in discount. A 10% discount will be applied to the rates for the duration of the Tariff (1996 — 2006).

"On behalf of our songwriter and music publisher members, we are extremely encouraged by the Board's decision," says Paul Spurgeon, SOCAN's VP Legal Services & General Counsel. "While the rates established by the Copyright Board are not exactly what we'd hoped for, they provide an excellent foundation for the management of performing rights royalties for online music use as the industry evolves in the future."

For the full SOCAN Tariff 22.A decision, go to:"


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