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Guy flew too high to the sun. Should have have known to skipped town before it came crashing down.

Do you have a real point to make, or are you just being an asshat for the hell of it?

If they're going to do this, they better put heavy regulations on the banking fees.

There is always going to be a market for physical representations of art, whether that's a painting, photograph, sculpture or music. This is why cassettes and records are having a renaissance. CDs are physical too, but the music is still a digital 'intangible' file. Vinyl is based in physics, cassettes are analog tapes.

For the same reason why when you go to the museum, you'll look at a painting anywhere from 30 seconds to 10 minutes. You could see the same painting on your phone, but close it before really taking anything in. Owning a physical thing is a different experience from purchasing a tune online, which will look no different from the other tunes that were pirated.

Will it last? I think the cassette thing is a fad. Vinyl might stick around a bit longer. Digital is pretty much the best it's going to get. 48K 24B Stereo or Multichannel .wav, anything more than that and you'll be hard pressed to find anyone who can tell the difference. They might make better algorithms to make their file sized smaller, but why? HD space is becoming an issue of the past. Digital has peaked.

If I were to guess for what's next, somewhere is going to invent a superior vinyl, a physical representation of music that has a better lifespan and occupies the same frequencies as digital. It will be large enough to allow for beautiful artwork but thin enough to store with a bin of others.

I was wondering where he lived where one can claim 90% of their rent as a deduction without getting flagged...

Hell  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: GitHub experiences extended DDoS attack

The attacks seem to be coming from the Chinese government itself, with the intent to force GitHub to remove the program, which is used to allow Chinese citizens to mitigate the national web censorship.

My girlfriend asked me if I knew what circumlocution meant from a book she was reading, we had to look it up.

cir·cum·lo·cu·tion ˌsərkəmˌləˈkyo͞oSH(ə)n/

~ the use of many words where fewer would do, especially in a deliberate attempt to be vague or evasive. "his admission came after years of circumlocution"

synonyms: periphrasis, discursiveness, long-windedness, verbosity, verbiage, wordiness, prolixity, redundancy, pleonasm, tautology, repetitiveness, repetitiousness "when you've finished your circumlocution, maybe you could just get to the point"

Hell  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Why you can't "invest" in bitcoin.

Well, this only applies really to institutional investors, but when you invest in a company by purchasing stock you can gain control of that company through votes.

Speculation in gold or bitcoin doesn't do that.

Hell  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: I am so ready to get the fuck out of LA

That photo is not very appetizing.

You're jobless because you're bitter and blame your faults on others instead of dealing with the real problem.

Hell  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: CEO of Apple Coming Out: Does it Matter?

So another way to put it is... If no celebrities or CEOs came out ever, would we be as open as a society towards homosexuality? Ellen, Elton John, Anderson Cooper... all straight, or presumably so. I can't see a situation where in this hypothetical world, it would be easier for gay people to live openly.

I think it absolutely makes a difference. It is sad that they have to, and it's sad that is a newsworthy event when they do come out, but it is necessary.

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