Archive for February, 2006

RIAA Says Ripping CDs to Your iPod is NOT Fair Use

February 16th, 2006 7:38am No comments

The RIAA argues in a DMCA rule-making filing that copying for personal use (to an iPod) is not fair-use.

This is complete bullshit. If you buy a CD, as far as I’m concerned, you have the license for personal use. Whether you listen to it on a CD or on an mp3 player makes no difference. You paid for the CD so now you can do whatever you want with it. It’s not like you downloaded it for free. Now they’re targeting people who pay for music. What next? The RIAA doesn’t understand that CDs are a dying technology. They’re assuming that online music stores like Apple’s iTunes music store and others that sell mp3s/other formats of music will be harmed if you rip music off CDs. It’s been proven many times that the movie industry and music industry is not losing money because of downloading. So the fact that someone can’t buy a CD and listen to it on an mp3 player is complete nonsense.

This just enrages people and encourages more piracy. It’s no solution to the problem. The RIAA/MPAA and other retarded organizations need to grow up. They’ve being doing this since the 80s with recording TV and radio onto VHS and cassette tapes.

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MouseTrax Beta 2

February 8th, 2006 8:43pm No comments

Ok so I pretty much finished MouseTrax last year and thought it was all good until I randomly used it today in programming and found a bug. For anyone new here, Mousetrax is a program that counts how many keys you pressed, how many times you clicked your mouse and the distance your mouse has travelled on the screen.

So I went home and fixed the bug and while I was looking at the code, realized how much of a noob I was when I wrote it (first program). So basically I cleaned up a lot of useless bloated inefficient code, so it’s a lot smaller. I also fixed other bugs and added in some new minor features. Go to the Programs page to download it and read the latest changelog.

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Superbowl Commercials

February 7th, 2006 1:22am No comments

My favorite four Superbowl commercials:
FedEx – Stick, Bud Lite – Secret Fridge, Godaddy Girl (although the banned ones were better, and last year’s Godaddy commercial was great) and finally, the Ameriquest Heart Paddle one
Very effective advertising. If this site wasn’t registered with Godaddy already, the commercial would make me want to transfer over to it. W00t! Godaddy (and their advertising) is leet. By the way, use FedEx because they send me my crap from really quickly.

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