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Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

purpledinoz Re:Why so much resistance to climate science? (832 comments)

In other words, the change in atmospheric composition is roughly .02%. That's it.

Yes, that is a small change in composition relative to the atmosphere, but what is the effect? Adding a few grains of salt to a glass of water will pretty much have no noticeable effect. But adding a small drop of food colouring to that same glass of water will affect the colour significantly. A small change CAN have big effect.

2 days ago
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Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

purpledinoz Why so much resistance to climate science? (832 comments)

I don't get it, after reading the comments here, why is there so much resistance accept that man is causing climate change? Just thinking logically, it makes sense. We're taking carbon that's been buried for millions of years, and then burning it, on a huge scale. How can this not affect the climate? I actually hope that the climate skeptics are right.

3 days ago
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Blender Foundation Video Taken Down On YouTube For Copyright Violation

purpledinoz Use the system against them (306 comments)

How about we all start sending take down notices claiming copyright on all Sony content, forcing all Sony content to be taken offline. Even better if we're able to take down all MAFIAA content off of YouTube.

about two weeks ago
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NSA Confirms It Has Been Searching US Citizens' Data Without a Warrant

purpledinoz Re:April Fools? (274 comments)

The constitution has become merely a historical document. When there's no one to enforce it, it's essentially useless.

about two weeks ago
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GCHQ and NSA Targeted World Leaders, Private German Companies

purpledinoz Re:Wait - you think they don't? (145 comments)

The NSA is using terrorism as an excuse for industrial espionage, which then is probably then used to further enrich the already wealthy. I wouldn't be surprised if the NSA is spying for Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan to get inside information so they can trade accordingly. This would at least be consistent with the pattern of using tax payer's money to enrich a few people.

about two weeks ago
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Russia Blocks Internet Sites of Putin Critics

purpledinoz Self Defeating? (309 comments)

I wonder if blocking this kind of stuff is self defeating. It sort of signals what you should be looking at. If I saw that The Huffington Post was blocked, it would make me curious and I would find a way to read The Huffington Post.

about a month ago
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70% of U.S. Government Spending Is Writing Checks To Individuals

purpledinoz Re:Makers and takers (676 comments)

But now, the printing presses are controlled by the richest people in the world, which happen to profit the most from the current money printing. The biggest banks get essentially free loans, then buy treasuries at 2% yield, profit! All while the brunt of the population has to suffer the corresponding inflation. Sure, inflation is low, if you don't eat or use any energy.

about a month ago
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A Dispatch From Outside the Prison Holding Barrett Brown

purpledinoz Prosecutors too busy to catch the real criminals (95 comments)

It amazes me that US prosecutors go full throttle going after people like Barrett Brown and Aaron Swartz, while people like Jon Corzine (who made $1.6B of customer money disappear at MF Global) and many other fraudsters in the banking industry are left alone to continue their fraud. And no one seems to care enough to do something about it.

about a month ago
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How Ireland Got Apple's $9 Billion Australian Profit

purpledinoz Re:Happens here in the U.S. too.. (288 comments)

If the top 5% have 80% of the wealth, shouldn't they be contributing 80% of the tax base. Or am I missing something here?

about a month ago
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Government Accuses Sprint of Overcharging For Wiretapping Expenses

purpledinoz Re:Overages (114 comments)

They probably bought the unlimited plan, but didn't read the fine print, where unlimited is defined as 1000 wiretaps.

about a month and a half ago
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The Next Keurig Will Make Your Coffee With a Dash of "DRM"

purpledinoz Re:Really? (769 comments)

What's the big deal? The market will either accept or reject this. Just don't buy it! Or buy a real espresso machine. Over the lifetime of an espresso machine, the cost of a coffee is really small, probably in the range of $0.15 - $0.25 range.

about a month and a half ago
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U.S. Students/Grads Carrying Over $1 Trillion In Debt

purpledinoz Re:Easily available loans (538 comments)

The worst part is that these loans cannot be discharged, even if you go bankrupt. In a way, I guess it makes sense. Once you finish university, you could just go bankrupt and have a free education. However, if you're stuck working low-wage jobs the rest of your life, you will never get rid of this debt.

about a month and a half ago
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Quebec Language Police Target Store Owner's Facebook Page

purpledinoz Re:Chers slashdotters... (506 comments)

I wonder if the language police got a whiff of programming languages being in English only. I would love to see them legislate a french programming language.

about a month and a half ago
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Why We Need To Teach Hacking In High School

purpledinoz Re:Ever work in a high school? (124 comments)

Germans split the kids into 3 different streams after grade 4. That's far too young for parents and teachers to decide whether the kid is interested is suitable for University or not.However, Germany has really great vocational schools though. Every plumber, electrician, construction worker, even baker knows their field extremely well.

about a month and a half ago
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Microsoft Said To Cut Windows Price 70% For Low Cost Devices

purpledinoz Re:At last (178 comments)

Too bad that Windows is so bloated, that money savings will be eaten up by extra hardware.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Confirms Windows 8.1 Spring Update, To Focus On Non-touch Devices

purpledinoz Re:It's simple: provide a choice (172 comments)

Don't you see that Microsoft is secretly helping us prevent degenerative brain diseases? Forcing us to learn a new UI is like learning a new language, which is correlated with better brain health. Thank you Microsoft! I bet their next step is to randomly move buttons around after every boot. Now that would be a great workout for the brain!

about 2 months ago
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Wine On Android Starts Allowing Windows Binaries On Android/ARM

purpledinoz Re:increasingly inaccurate acronyms (140 comments)

Great, now I can have my blue screen of death on my smartphone too?

about 2 months ago
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Florida Arrests High-Dollar Bitcoin Exchangers For Money Laundering

purpledinoz Re:sounds like they have a case (149 comments)

I'm not defending the dude, just pointing out how corrupt the justice system is.

about 2 months ago

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Eminem's Publisher Sues Apple Over Downloads

purpledinoz purpledinoz writes  |  more than 6 years ago

purpledinoz (573045) writes "PC World has an interesting article about a lawsuit Eminem has filed against Apple: "The music publishing companies that represent rap artist Eminem have filed a multimillion-dollar suit against Apple Inc. for selling downloads of Eminem's music on iTunes online music service without compensating them. The suit could have ramifications for the current compensation plan that online music services have for divvying up profits between record labels and the publishing companies that hold rights to artists' songs.""

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