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For my musician friends, this is worth a read. We're going through enormous changes in the music business, and we've just started:

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150531/06123931162/sell-features-not-songs.shtml
The recording is old news. Last century. Dead. The Access versus Ownership debate should have finished 10 years ago, but we're still bickering. Access models (eg. streaming) are not supposed to replace Ownership models. They're supposed to...
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+David Pakman posted a link to this on Facebook. If you care about patent reform, read it- we are letting way too much go to patent trolls.

http://lincolnlabs.com/patent-reform/
Patent trolls cost the economy over $61 billion a year, but the real policy solution needs to address junk patents too which are stifling innovation.
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Interesting- "The attorneys general of New York and Connecticut have become interested, and want to know if Apple’s and the labels’ actions might violate antitrust laws."

http://venturebeat.com/2015/06/09/two-states-want-to-know-if-apple-colluded-with-record-labels/
New York and Connecticut are following up on reports that Apple tried to get record labels to withdraw support for free, ad-supported music services like Spotify and Deezer.
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The major labels were looking out for themselves. Unfortunately, they weren’t looking out for musicians. People who share files- the people the RIAA calls “worse than pirates”, ignoring the fact that real pirates kill people- have been shown to spend 30-35% more on music and film.

500 years ago the church put people to death for using the printing press. That didn’t stop the printing press. It is time musicians found ways to get paid rather than using the major labels. The major labels do not have musicians at their heart- they have themselves and their top execs.

https://musictechpolicy.wordpress.com/2015/05/30/guest-post-five-reasons-why-the-major-labels-didnt-blow-it-with-napster-by-thetrickness/
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David Lowery is finally focusing his attention on what the majors and Spotify are doing- and it ain't good:

http://thetrichordist.com/2015/05/25/the-serial-dissembling-of-daniel-ek-and-spotify-on-artist-pay-and-just-about-everything-else/
 Dissemble Verb, dissembled, dissembling. to give a false or misleading appearance to; conceal the truth or real nature of For the past three years I've been advocating for better pay for artists f...
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“The likelihood of the laws being enforced is slim,” Ann M. Ravel, the chairwoman of the FEC, said in an interview. “I never want to give up, but I’m not under any illusions. People think the F.E.C. is dysfunctional. It’s worse than dysfunctional.”

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150503/16224030874/us-presidential-election-is-so-corrupt-even-person-charge-says-she-has-no-power-to-stop-abuse.shtml
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On Sunday morning, April 25th, 1976, I decided not to drink for a few days. I had an appointment with a therapist on Friday to discuss my drinking problem, and I figured I'd walk in and tell him I hadn't had a drink for 5 days. I did that, and he said he hadn't had a drink for 5 years. Oops.

Been sober ever since that morning. 39 years today.

As Rumi says, "Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life."
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by Dan Edmonds Nearly three-quarters of American professors are contingent faculty. That's a problem for students. As a grad student instructor, I usually spent weeks designing courses about subjects I was passionate about. One semester, however, I was asked — with just a single day’s notice — to teach an introduction [...]
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Google's redesign of the Chrome bookmarks manager has begun rolling out to users running the most polished version of the browser. And those users are very unhappy
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I don't know if it's still true, but when I reluctantly switched from buggy Opera with its amazingly good bookmarks, it was impossible to even find a plugin that did them properly in Chrome. So i switched to Firefox, which has a good plugin. IE also has good bookmarks but at that time it was deeply slow and buggy. It really isn't all that bad lately, BTW.

Google apparently doesn't want third parties even messing with their bookmarks. But in any case bookmarks don't properly belong in a narrow ribbon at the top of the browser. They should be a super menu that slides in from the left side where gawd intended them. I have hundreds of deeply categorized bookmarks so I can save interesting things to revisit them or to make a salient point with an authoritative reference. There is no way to do this in a tiny ribbon.

I will probably return to Opera on my upcoming new PC, because the rendering engine is now WebKit, just like Chrome so that should kill the bugs.
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Got a problem with my mobile phone (Nexus S 4G)- gmail has stopped working. "Sync is currently experiencing problems. It will be back shortly"- except that it's been a number of days that has been showing up.

I've been looking for a way to contact Google support about it but haven't found a way. Anybody got either clues about how to make gmail work or contact Google?
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Try Google+ Help community. They will help. (You  will have to join, if you have not done so already. It is well worth it).
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500 years ago the church put people to death for using the printing press. That didn't stop the printing press. Now the RIAA has claimed that piracy is "too benign of a term to adequately describe the toll that music theft" takes on musicians. They call it "worse than piracy", ignoring the fact that real pirates kill people.

My guess? This is  the end of the world for the big three record labels:

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150512/13343330980/no-riaa-not-end-world-musicians.shtml
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I love the pirates ;)
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