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  • Dec 27th, 2011 @ 11:59pm


    Does this mean we won't have to suffer through yet another lame, overpriced, under produced NoDaddy Super Bowl commercial?

    I sure hope so.
  • Feb 14th, 2011 @ 8:52pm

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    Perry then asked the state legislature to make sure that it crafts some new rules that keep Amazon from leaving. Looks like Amazon just successfully called Texas' bluff.

    SO.. THAT is how you play Texas Hold 'em Poker.

    I have been edumacated now.

  • Oct 27th, 2010 @ 7:14pm

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    Forbidden You don't have permission to access / on this server. Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request. Apache/2.0.63 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.0.63 OpenSSL/0.9.8e-fips-rhel5 FrontPage/ mod_bwlimited/1.4 mod_auth_passthrough/2.1 Server at www.northcountrygazette.org Port 80 WOW, such a nice and well maintained site.
  • Apr 22nd, 2010 @ 5:27pm

    why in hell..

    .. would I, as a internet content provider (multiple websites, videos, podcasts, etc.), want to pay TWICE or more for delivery of my content? I ALREADY pay a provider for bandwidth and their peering/transit connections in order to have my content available to any web surfer. I would NEVER consider paying any end-user ISP for content delivery, ever.

    As a consumer, what doers my monthly internet bill pay for? I pay for an unbridled, unblocked connection to the internet. How I use it or what I do on it is ONLY my business.

    To me this is just the left behind telco's attempt to wring money out of an old, bad business plan.
  • Jul 15th, 2009 @ 7:07am

    Deal Breaker

    From the NYT article: "All stations will be required to pay an annual minimum fee of $25,000, which they can apply to their royalty payments."
    This is a deal breaker for smaller or non-profit stations who may webcast for a hobby/to friends or as a reg'd 501(c) .org

    Something needs to be done about this GREED that has prevailed over this industry for a while now. Make the entry into this easier and competitive. Oh wait.. that's right, they DON'T want you broadcast their artists/music at all. well good luck to them ALL when the bottom falls out from all the gunshots in their feets.
  • Jul 13th, 2009 @ 9:37pm

    streaming != downloading

    Streaming is all good and fine for when you are at work or home and have access to a pc for the streams.

    Pretty much useless for loading your mp3 player, for remixing(fair use or not), or making a mix cd for your next road trip.. you can ONLY do these things with a physical file download (or cd rip, IF you wasted your money on the cd) in a high bitrate or lossless format.

    Streaming is for all intents and purposes, just like basic fm radio.. useful for s few things and that's it.

    This applies equally to BOTH video and audio sources.
  • Jul 13th, 2009 @ 11:34am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Death For Webcasters

    Us very little guys are not even considered in all this madness... It seems all they seem to care about is profit and business models.. what about those of us that this webcasting we do isn't for profit? its for fun, friends and so forth..
    we have 0 chances of being legit as we're not addressed in these new rates or hell even in soundexchange's policies; we're considered that same as big inet radio (live365, pandora) when we're not 'big' or don't earn anything nor charge a fee.

    the whole thing is stupid and lame beyond madness.
  • Jul 7th, 2009 @ 11:04am

    Re: Another reason CA has a huge deficit . . .

    Well I run my business from California too.. its really not that bad, really! We get paid in IOU's with a whopping 3% interest.. our base rate for (good) credit clients is 12%


    BTW, would you take this IOU instead of cash for my payment?

    The Governator has to deal with these bought and paid for idiots in the legislature

    OT: I'm all for this no tax as we also affiliate sell thru amazon (and others) on some of our sites.
  • Jan 10th, 2009 @ 9:02am

    DRM Good for..

    "Has anyone found any thing that DRM is actually good for yet?"

    Pissing off the users who have it forced upon them and generating lots of stories like this one.
  • Jan 16th, 2008 @ 8:18am

    remember... (as PPN)

    A $0 update is STILL worth $0 in any accounting books anywhere.

    Should be entered as such IF they are so worried that (offering) patches to their products will violate Sarbanes-Oxley.

    Sarbanes-Oxley is for their mgmt to keep accurate records and so forth.. it should rarely effect any end-user process.
  • Jan 16th, 2008 @ 7:58am

    remember... (as PPN)

    even universal/nbc has to have an ISP.. so if, IF you get your wish, don't came crying back to anyone complaining that your copyrighted content was blocked by your isp as you try to transfer it between various divisions, etc.

    this overall is a very bad idea, and i hope that the Gov stands up to this corp buyout attempt.

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