January 28th, 2006

Music

This is all paraphrased from eff.org. Fight the power, with more power!

The music industry finally upset the wrong customer:

82-year-old Ted Stevens, Senator from Alaska, asked RIAA’s Mitch Bainwol whether with the audio flag in place he would be able to record songs from digital radio and put the shows onto his iPod to listen to later.

Of course not: under the RIAA’s proposed controls, this is “disaggregation” in their language. The broadcast flag, which was sold to Congress to impede piracy, appeared to be designed primarily to control and inconvenience law-abiding, ripping, mixing, modern-day Senators.

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Also, Randy Milholland, I hate you. I had a wonderful day yesterday discussing webcomics (and gingerbread porn) and then I came home to this.
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On Jan. 28, 1986, I was a senior in high school, in Jr. ROTC. I was a 17 y.o. kid, in an Air Force uniform, who had grown up on the Space Coast. I was a childhood friend of Neil Armstrong’s nephew. I built model rockets. I wanted to be the first lunar architect.

That twisting cloud of smoke was the ugliest thing I had ever seen. I hadn’t realized that science could fail.

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