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Rockstar Employees Badly Overworked, Say Wives

jskline Those folks better get cracking... (633 comments)

You need to work real hard in an American company when your a coder. Especially if it's a company that saw huge returns on one of their programs. The greed has set in. Get your asses in gear. NOW. Or; or... we'll ship these jobs over to India or China!

more than 4 years ago
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CBS Refuses To Preserve Jack Benny Footage

jskline There is change afoot at CBS (323 comments)

This is just more of the same fundamental change going on at CBS. In those days, we were an open; in your face with our fundamental beliefs nation and it was reflected in the broadcasting. CBS along with NBC is on a campaign to remove some of the religious toned stuff that influences what is broadcast. They're not apparently looking to censor religious shows, but the tones that it influences in their shows that they air now. That's a house of cards that will come down eventually; and may already be showing signs. NBC has almost nothing left in it for viewers if you rely solely on the polls. Their news departments have pretty much collapsed them. CBS is hanging on because it has some talent still and they are what is keeping them afloat. It sure isn't Katie Kouric.

more than 4 years ago
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EMI Only Selling CDs To Mega-Chains From Now On

jskline Re:Wow, talk about sending people off to Bittorren (334 comments)

So; what you are suggesting is that once these are sold to an end user, they go to the grave with that user??? How silly a model that is.

more than 5 years ago
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EMI Only Selling CDs To Mega-Chains From Now On

jskline I dont think this is going to fly. (334 comments)

The business model by which they are relying has died a couple years ago and isn't coming back. I don't know who is running the show there, but they obviously have a complete and total disconnect from the world. The only possible way to recover from that business model is to exclude all of their stuff from the likes of ITunes, Rhapsody, Napster and others, and try to force everyone to buy through their "chains" or channels. Not going to happen. Artists by which they have contracts with, will have a legal means to break the contracts and move on somewhere else that is supporting them.

This might be the method they use to bury the thing in the sand so that they can simply walk away from it forever. Then it's someone else's headache.

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft's Code Contribution Due To GPL Violation

jskline Interesting. (508 comments)

If Steve Ballmer is still at Microsoft, everything they say and do is a lie!

more than 4 years ago
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Apple Update Means Palm Pre Can No Longer Sync With iTunes

jskline Re:I don't understand all the hoopla here... (841 comments)

In a sheepish grin kind of way; this is correct. However not all media that I want is available on CD or at least inexpensively. Many times I buy only the tracks I want and skip the rest. But; it is a valid point, and I do have one serious whopper of a music CD collection. :-)

more than 5 years ago
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Apple Update Means Palm Pre Can No Longer Sync With iTunes

jskline Re:I don't understand all the hoopla here... (841 comments)

I would "get with the times" however after years of coding experience and software test, we know there are newer things out there but my MP3's are all archived at 320, and stereo, none of the VBR crap, and other stuff. Quite stable, and can be used easily to reproduce a DA track to burn a new CD from if ever necessary.

Granted itms is new and supposed to be the "cat's meow", but I prefer for my archives something known stable and you can't deny that 320 bit MP3 is well stable. Oh; and yeah, look Ma';... No DRM.

more than 5 years ago
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Apple Update Means Palm Pre Can No Longer Sync With iTunes

jskline I don't understand all the hoopla here... (841 comments)

Fact is that I like Itunes a lot and have an iPOD. HOWEVER!!!!....

When I purchase from iTunes, I download it, burn it immediately to a CDROM, label it, catalog it, and also use Winamp to re-rip the CD back in; fully titled and all, and store it as a MP3 usable on any device.

Simple solution. Now if Apple takes that feature away, bye bye Apple!!!

more than 5 years ago
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Camara Goes On Offense Against the RIAA

jskline Interesting thought. (316 comments)

I guess this is now where the litigators for the RIAA are beginning to think; Paybacks are hell. Especially since I'm sure that money has moved to offshore banks and other places where the government could not even find it, assuming it came down to some form of mini-anarchy regarding this litigation as a whole.

more than 5 years ago
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Has Bing Already Overtaken Yahoo?

jskline Here's my take on it. (319 comments)

If it did manage to over take Yahoo, my suspicions are that the only way Microsoft can accomplish that would be to install this as the default search and push it down with Windows mandatory updates and over ride the users default settings. Many users know nothing about their computers and can't change it back without calling a geek, so Microsoft would stand to win here. There's a word for this but it escapes me about now.. :-)

more than 5 years ago
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Internet Explorer 6 Will Not Die

jskline None of this surprises me. (531 comments)

The fact is that there are many "coders" out there working on corporate sites that will only work around IE and it's active-X controls. It's no wonder they manually apply updates via managed server, and disallow updates to IE because it breaks their enterprise application code; and we don't want any over-worked enterprise coders now do we??!! :-0

more than 5 years ago
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FEMA Removes 9/11 Coloring Book For Children From Website

jskline The very next thing that will happen (324 comments)

The very next thing that will happen is that they will now begin to deny that it even ever happened at all. It was a news story concocted to make headlines and drum up republican support for President Bush. See the liberals are blaming EVERYTHING on former President Bush.

more than 5 years ago
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Making Sense of Mismatched Certificates?

jskline Now you know... (322 comments)

Now you know why I no longer bank with Capital One. They not only are really not concerned at all with their security, but they really could care less about you; their customer. I had nothing but issues with them and just closed everything up and moved on.

more than 5 years ago
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Casinos Warn iPhone Card-Counting App is Illegal

jskline Really??? (462 comments)

And all those silly little electro-magnetic devices under the craps and roulette tables are legal???

more than 5 years ago
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New Law Will Require Camera Phones To "Click"

jskline Good luck with that. Simply... (1235 comments)

Good luck with that. Simply place your fingers over the speaker holes and fire away. Your fingers muffle just about anything; even the ringers on many phones.

more than 5 years ago
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Bill Gates' Plan To Destroy Music, Note By Note

jskline Re:What's with the flamebait title? (659 comments)

Be careful what you say about "crappy midi-like instruments". Being a musician who uses "crappy midi-like instruments" in the studio, don't assume they are all the same. If someone were to come out with a better version of what this thing is that used real sampled sound synthesis, and some of the other fabulous modeling syths, you quite possibly could come up with something pretty serious. I'll give em that; where trying to "listen" to something, guess what note and instrument its coming from and try to make a MIDI track out of it could be interesting, we have already been doing this for some time. Someone now is maybe trying to take it to the next level -- next Christmas's high demand high tech toy. Just a thought.

more than 5 years ago
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Active Directory Comes To Linux With Samba 4

jskline Re:Mark my words... (276 comments)

The only potential problem with this is that this is Mr. Steve Ballmer we're talking about. The same person who believes that if you own an iPod, you are stealing music illegally even if you purchased it from iTunes! I do not trust anything about Mr. Ballmer, nor anything that emanates from his oral device!

more than 5 years ago
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Windows 7's Media Hype Having the Opposite Effect As Vista's

jskline I dunno.... (864 comments)

I loaded Vista Ultimate onto a laptop that gave me a good usability index (per Microsoft), and when it was finished loading and properly configured, Vista is horridly slow compared to XP. There was a site a while back that published some speed tests and comparisons of Vista, and found it to be quite contrary to Microsoft's adverts. I proved it again with my own laptop. So ultimately, the hard drive was pulled and set aside--maybe for some later tests. But in all; I've found that from a usability standpoint, I won't use it because its too slow and sluggish. I wonder how much Windows 7 will be akin to Vista even though Microsoft says it was completely rewritten. Was it really?? I seriously doubt it.

more than 5 years ago
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Active Directory Comes To Linux With Samba 4

jskline Mark my words... (276 comments)

Mr Ballmer himself will absolutely not sit still for this to happen. The "method" will be disclosed as being copyright by Microsoft and that Samba is infringing on Microsofts patented trademark of "Active Directory". You watch. A Quash order will be forthcoming.

more than 5 years ago
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Woman Claims Ubuntu Kept Her From Online Classes

jskline What do you expect here. (1654 comments)

This is blatantly a troll article. Plain and simple. Such utter nonsense.

more than 5 years ago

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