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DARPA Funds Harvard's Soft Exoskeletal Suit

future assassin Re:Hmm (28 comments)

No, as per TFS it bears load at the joints, where it's going to put more strain is on the skeletal system.

Which is just as bad, it dosn't take much to herniate a disk and fall over in immobilizing pain. What about hernias, buddy of mine just went through a nasty hernia from lifting weights in the gym

yesterday
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DARPA Funds Harvard's Soft Exoskeletal Suit

future assassin Hmm (28 comments)

Since this suit doesn't bare the weight/force wouldn't this put much more strain on the muscles/joint/etc vs a hard exoskeleton structure?

yesterday
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City of Turin To Switch From Windows To Linux and Save 6M Euros

future assassin Re:What's in the EU water? (232 comments)

What idiot modarated this as a troll? I'm in Canada but its quite interesting how many EU players especailly in Germany love OSS.

2 days ago
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City of Turin To Switch From Windows To Linux and Save 6M Euros

future assassin What's in the EU water? (232 comments)

Europeans seem quite forward thinking when it comes to OSS. I found it interesting that a game I play and run servers for Xonotic has WAY more European based players than North American and they prefer the games because its OSS.

2 days ago
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iPhone 6 Sales Crush Means Late-Night Waits For Some Early Adopters

future assassin Re:Who the fuck (215 comments)

Riiiight those camping out all night make real money lol Ok you got me I believe what you say anonymous rich guy.

2 days ago
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iPhone 6 Sales Crush Means Late-Night Waits For Some Early Adopters

future assassin Who the fuck (215 comments)

are these people who can't wait to fork over a 1/2-1/4 months wage every time a new phone comes out? Seriously wtf is wrong with them? Yah in high skool it was cool to be the first to have that Ice T/BDP/NWA tape or the first to have a new Nintendo/Sega game but those cost a pittance compared to a phone. At least with those you could listen and play with your friends, the phone is just a recluse device meant to keep people apart.

2 days ago
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Top EU Court: Libraries Can Digitize Books Without Publishers' Permission

future assassin Thats kind cool (100 comments)

CopyrIght Sanity
Library
Cafe room
Profit!!!

Have the libraries set up small cofee/tea room sections where users can buy stuff and read the books on book readers/pads

3 days ago
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California Tells Businesses: Stop Trying To Ban Consumer Reviews

future assassin Re:Please can (275 comments)

Oh well a couple spelling mistakes. As for being a customer of those companies, eh no, I do have a posession license but I prefer my weed illegal as it cheaper and better those those so called "medical companies"

4 days ago
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California Tells Businesses: Stop Trying To Ban Consumer Reviews

future assassin Re:Mecial Cannabis companies (275 comments)

Well when you're limited to who you can buy from and stay 100% legal you have no choice since most of the other companies are just as bad or there's huge waiting time for the product.

4 days ago
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California Tells Businesses: Stop Trying To Ban Consumer Reviews

future assassin Re:Mecial Cannabis companies (275 comments)

Because this is suppose to be "medical grade" cannabis but people are getting weed with mould on it. So I can take if from your post that you are more then happy to sell a defective product, knowing its defective but then drop that person as a client because they show everyone that the product is so bad it can't be used.

4 days ago
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California Tells Businesses: Stop Trying To Ban Consumer Reviews

future assassin Re:Please can (275 comments)

Yah ok anonymous coward slashdot post police.

4 days ago
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California Tells Businesses: Stop Trying To Ban Consumer Reviews

future assassin Mecial Cannabis companies (275 comments)

In Canada started doing this from bad reviews on their facebook/twitter pages but dropping the customer and not allowing them to purchase anymore.

4 days ago
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John Romero On Reinventing the Shooter

future assassin Xonotic (264 comments)

Wanna try something different check out the Hook and Minsta servers on Xonotic. Not my cup of tea but some super fast game play while you can fly around better than spider man.

http://www.xonotic.org/

5 days ago
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Microsoft Takes Down Slideshow-Building Tool After Getty Images Lawsuit

future assassin Re: So a company (81 comments)

You mean images on the internet police? They just killed my chance of making some $$ from people who might have used my images on their sites. I can then log who used them and send them a polite invoice for say $5 per image usage.

about a week ago
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Microsoft Takes Down Slideshow-Building Tool After Getty Images Lawsuit

future assassin Maybe we need an HTML tag for image/work copyright (81 comments)

tag the image as commercial and it gets filtered in image search Tag it with say CC and Public and it shows up.

about a week ago
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Microsoft Takes Down Slideshow-Building Tool After Getty Images Lawsuit

future assassin So a company (81 comments)

that produces nothing just stifled innovation. Go go content rights owners!! We have these parasites and a few posts down we have true movers and shakers like Musk.

about a week ago
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Deadmau5 Accuses Disney of Pirating His Music

future assassin Re:hmmm (137 comments)

Or don't support any of it and get your music at places like Ektoplazm http://www.ektoplazm.com/ then you don't have to give a fuck about any problems some artist might have with entertainment companies.

about a week ago

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Maritime band battles to keep music on YouTube

future assassin future assassin writes  |  more than 2 years ago

future assassin (639396) writes "CBC.ca 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."

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SOCAN Tariff 22 has passed

future assassin future assassin writes  |  more than 6 years ago

future assassin writes "SOCAN ( http://www.socan.ca/ ) 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:
http://www.cb-cda.gc.ca/decisions/m20071018-b.pdf"

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