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Cut off one leg, and six new ones will grow to replace them. The media industries seems to have a problem understanding that they're playing Global Thermonuclear Wack-a-Mole. The only way to win is not to play - and deliver a product that your customers want at a price they can afford.
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Even better, just skip torrent sites so there's no uploading and use one of the thousands of download-only sites, with adblock. Or Usenet. Or an FTP site. Or a direct streaming site.

Seriously, the longer the media industries try to piss into the wind, the harder it will be turn downloaders into paying customers. They need something like a $20/month 'download whatever you want from wherever you find it' indemnification program. Instead of asking for a $50-$300 one-time fee (100% of which goes to the lawyers), they could have a steady profit stream without any of the distribution and storage headaches.

But no, $240/year from tens of millions of people that are paying nothing now isn't enough.
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It looks like the Inbox team has decided to add some frequently requested features. Starting to fill the gaps in the implementation between the Inbox app and the GMail app will make Inbox attractive to more users.

I don't mind that 'Mark as unread' is being replaced by the 'Pin' and 'Snooze' functions; different is not necessarily worse. In practice, 'Mark as unread' was a workaround, and the new functions address the root requirement better.

They still haven't addressed my list of gripes, but they're getting closer:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+MaceMoneta/posts/PCCfZf12X2u
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Google's working on lots of interesting things. This article summarizes everything known at the moment.
SPOILER ALERT! We recap upcoming Google projects that could launch at I/O 2015.
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I can't imagine technological advancements without googles android . android is language of technology. 
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Edward Snowden is a planetary hero.
The NSA and its partners developed a top-secret method to infect smartphones with spyware through Google and Samsung app servers, Snowden documents reveal.
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+Ryan Shapleigh Robison have you written the NSA yet to ask them to verify these statements as fact? What research have you been doing?
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Personally held beliefs and the actions of your business aren't the same thing? Pay attention, US judicial system, these guys are making sense.

"The judge said Ashers are "conducting a business for profit", they are not a religious group." ... "The judge said he accepted that Ashers have "genuine and deeply held" religious views, but said they were not above the law."
A judge rules that a Christian-run bakery discriminated against a gay customer over its refusal to make a cake with a slogan supporting same-sex marriage.
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Luckily, in Britain, freedom of speech and religion are a privilege, not a right.
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Both my parents were concentration camp survivors, and they loved Hogan's Heroes for the same reason. My dad once said the only way to survive is to laugh.

What Louis C.K. did in this routine must have been terrifying for him. Crossing a social taboo, even under the cover of comedy, is a very delicate operation. I can't imagine anyone pulling it off any better.
 
Maybe he crossed the line, maybe just a little- but you know what? People need to lighten up. You have to make a joke and make light of even the serious things, that's the only way you're going to survive and get through it. Plus, he's a comedian (one of the absolute best and I have been a HUGE fan for 10 years) everything is fair game when you're a comedian. 
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+Neiloch You're right; many comedians themselves have traumatic histories, and deal with it through their humor. I get the sense that those that can't eventually laugh are those that will have lasting negative impact from their experiences.
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Potato and onion perogies with spinach and cashews.
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The Supergirl pilot has leaked, even though the series isn't scheduled to air until November. I can't help but wonder if this isn't an intentional attempt to turn around the strongly negative response the 'first look' trailer received.

If the trailer wasn't representative of the show, this will help rebuild expectation. If it was representative, then this will put a nail in the coffin, and the network has time to rework the schedule.
After escaping from the planet Krypton years ago, 24-year-old Kara Zor-El is embracing her superhuman abilities. Better known as Supergirl, her latest adventures were to be showcased in a CBS pilot scheduled to air this coming November. This morning and six months early, the much-anticipated pilot leaked online.
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It would have been like adding the original campy Batman series to today's DC presentation; out of place and inconsistent. Just as Marvel rebooted to create a consistent universe, DC has to do the same. It allows them to crossover between shows, and create series like Legends of Tomorrow. 
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PC sales are expected to continue their decline (another 5% this year) per:

http://www.wired.com/2015/03/no-really-pc-dying-not-coming-back/

But Chromebook sales are still growing at an impressive rate.

For us, a server and a Chromebook (along with our phones) make the perfect combination. We have no intention of ever replacing our seven year old desktops. I'll probably use one of them to upgrade our server at some point. Or not.
 
Chromebook sales will leap 27% on 2014, Gartner say.

But who's buying them, and where? We've got the details. 
Chromebook sales will hit 7.2 million in 2015, according to industry experts. More than 5 million Chromebooks were sold in 2014, predominately to education.
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Only devs and gamers really need PC's these days.
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Thank goodness asthma sufferers were saved from the use of a cheap, safe, centuries-old drug. Because war on drugs and the ozone layer.

#Primatene   #Asthma  
Millions already take Advair to breathe easy, despite the drug’s “risk of asthma-related death.” Why has it taken the feds more than two decades to fully study those risks?
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Updated pre-built Linux kernel for the Raspberry Pi:

Raspberry Pi 4.0.4-2.20150518:
http://goo.gl/QdVFLn

#Linux   #kernel   #RaspberryPi  
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Updated pre-built Linux kernel for the Raspberry Pi:

Raspberry Pi 4.0.4-1.20150517:
http://goo.gl/QdVFLn

#Linux   #kernel   #RaspberryPi  
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Employment
  • Retired
    2001 - present
  • Grumman Data Systems (CallData)
    Tech Support, 1977 - 1980
  • AT&T
    Virtual Machine Operating System developer, 1980 - 1995
  • AT&T Bell Labs
    WAN Networking developer, 1995 - 1997
  • AT&T Labs
    WAN Networking developer, 1997 - 2001
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macemoneta, mmoneta
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M'Fashnik. Like Mmm... cookies!
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Fan of: Grace Helbig, Chuck, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Alias, Angel, Firefly, Veronica Mars, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Archer, Lost Girl, The IT Crowd, Dead Like Me.

Interested in: Linux, Science fiction, Fantasy, Science, Electronics, Technology, Cryptography, Security, Automation.

Favorite book series:
Dresden Files, by Jim Butcher
Sandman Slim, by Richard Kadrey
October Daye, by Seanan McGuire
Laundry Files, by Charles Stross
Foundation and Robot novels, by Isaac Asimov

Random things:
 - Alcohol-free, Sugar-free, Dietary Vegan
 - Atheist
 - Gun owner
 - Politically moderate
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I am the only person with my name in the known universe.
Education
  • Brooklyn College, CUNY
    B.S., Computer Science
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