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In a Cloning First, Scientists Create Stem Cells From Adults

future assassin Re:Amazing (43 comments)

and Cannabis....

2 days ago

Snowden Queries Putin On Live TV Regarding Russian Internet Surveillance

future assassin Once Putin (388 comments)

gets all the propaganda and the middle fingering towards the US he need's, Snowden is done. Putin wil probably use him as a giff to the US.

2 days ago

How Apple's CarPlay Could Shore Up the Car Stereo Industry

future assassin Knobs and buttons (193 comments)

The wife just got a car with touch screen doodad that controls pretty much everything. Talk about device which main purposes seems to be to cause distracted driving. I'll take buttons and knobs any day.

3 days ago

Canada Introduces Privacy Reforms That Encourage Warrantless Disclosure of Info

future assassin Re:Politicians... (99 comments)

The possibility of abuse of this law if it's passed is mind-boggling. I do hope the Canadian people wakes up and take their politicians to task.

Look at Canadian and BC civil fortiture laws. They were enacted in the name of organized crime and now have shifted into a way to punish people if the cases don't go the Crowns way. Even judges are steppng in and saying the law is being abused


about a week ago

Should Microsoft Be Required To Extend Support For Windows XP?

future assassin As much as I hate MS (650 comments)

the product line has been discontinued and dead for years, you were notified. Not MS's fault you were to cheap or your business plan didn't take into account that technology moves forward and doesn't sit there waiting for you.

What's next car manufacturers having to fix parts on 30 year old cars?

about two weeks ago

Blender Foundation Video Taken Down On YouTube For Copyright Violation

future assassin Blender should take them to court (306 comments)

and have Sony state under oath why they think the video is theirs. Seems Sony is excertising ownership right over the video, seems to me that's IP theft by Sony. After all according to the gove and media IP theft is the biggest danger to American way of life since the nuclear communist threat.

I would happily donate $$$ to this court case.

about two weeks ago

Why No One Trusts Facebook To Power the Future

future assassin Facebook is for lazy people (218 comments)

Seriously anyone who has been on the "public" internet since say 1995 knows there are plenty of places to have "social" experiences on the internet from IRC chat to community forums. I see dedicated Facebook users as social retards who just follow the new cool trends and are too lazy to be involved in several "social" fronts on the intertubes. There``s no helping them they are who they are and will follow other to the next cool thing.

I get more than enough social experience from running game servers and interacting with the game players, chatting on irc and visiting and posting on different interest forums.

about two weeks ago

Microsoft: Start Menu Returns, Windows Free For Small Device OEMs, Cortana Beta

future assassin Listening (387 comments)

Oh they'll just recycle the Windows 7 tv ads where they supposedly listened to the person in the commercial as the connected to the "cloud".

about two weeks ago

Microsoft Promises Not To Snoop Through Email

future assassin Liable suit (144 comments)

from Google? MS just admitted they lied so that would have made the Scrroogled ad campaign a straight face lie?

about three weeks ago

Synthetic Chromosomes Successfully Integrated Into Brewer's Yeast

future assassin Thats ok come at me bro!!! (107 comments)

I can protect my self from you by rubbing Monistat all over my body.

about three weeks ago

Facebook Buying Oculus VR For $2 Billion

future assassin LOL at thi (535 comments)

at this 20 years behind the times >>> Mark Zuckerberg says the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset is the beginning of something big: "This is really a new communication platform.


about three weeks ago

AT&T Exec Calls Netflix "Arrogant" For Expecting Net Neutrality

future assassin Re:It's not arrogant, it's correct. (466 comments)

If an ISP advertises a package and I pay $50 for 25mbit down and 500GB of traffic pert month I'm paying to transfer and send any data I want (as long as its not breaking any local laws) not just the approved by the ISP Data.

Therefore when I connect to Netlifx I dl data with the bandwidth and traffic I paid for. If ATT infrastructure can't handle the evolution of internet technology they need to take some of those profits and instead of dividends keep up with the technologies.

about a month ago

Turkish Finance Minister Defends Twitter Ban

future assassin Back to the old we are Democracy excuse (94 comments)

If someone is running a site out of their own country and US citizens are breaking US law by using said site, the owner of the site is punished by the US law. If its a US citizen owned website running something that is made illegal in another country then its ok because it spreading democracy or some shit like that?

about a month ago

NSA Hacked Huawei, Stole Source Code

future assassin No he did the right thing (287 comments)

He releases in between Dancing With the Starts to catch people attention before they go back to the next reality tv show.

about a month ago

Interviews: Ask J. Michael Straczynski What You Will

future assassin Why do the studios (276 comments)

hate our chilrdren so much and wont give them good sci fi? Why did the studios hate us so much when they started to kill all the sci-fi shows in the late 90's. Wont someone think about the children?

As much as people would love the see updated or redone Babylon 5 for nostalgia reasons, please don't, that's a show that needs to be matched like it was created.

about a month ago



Maritime band battles to keep music on YouTube

future assassin future assassin writes  |  about 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."

Link to Original Source

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:


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