Posts Tagged ‘Business’

Charity Forced to Pay Copyright Fee So Kids Can Sing Carols

Charity Forced to Pay Copyright Fee So Kids Can Sing Carols | TorrentFreak I won’t even try to say anything clever about this. Fuck them all! Fuck the idiot inspector, fuck his boss, fuck everyone who touched the paperwork involved in this case. I hope they all get gang-raped by a pack of […]

$620M for Quebec manufacturers hit by loonie rise

$620M for Quebec manufacturers hit by loonie rise If you’re too lazy to read, the Liberal government is issuing tax cuts and other beneficial adjustments to help struggling Quebec manufacturers whose business has been negatively affected by the rising value of the Canadian dollar. Real cute. While all of us consumers are enjoying […]

How to Stop Warez Pirates: Ask Them Nicely!

How to Stop Warez Pirates: Ask Them Nicely | TorrentFreak It’s all in the headline, folks! It’s an article about an independent software developer who simply asked a warez group to stop pirating his software. Not surprisingly, they immediately complied with his request. You see, the “real” pirates don’t do it for profit, […]

Passive income – a long term goal

Who is Bill ? At one point I was defined as “an angry coagulate of superior intellect and vast technoculture”.
Well yes, I am those things. More importantly, I’m a guy who has hardly ever cared for tradition. One time-honored tradition of the human race is to work until you’re very old and/or dead. Give 40 years to a company, build up a retirement fund, and hope to have enough life in you to enjoy it. I consider that mentality obsolete in the 21st century.

Encryption vendor claims AACS infringes its patents, sues Sony

Encryption vendor claims AACS infringes its patents, sues Sony
The title says it all, but the best part is that the patent holder is a Canadian firm! What’s even better is that the US National Security Agency has already licensed the very same patents Sony is accused of infringing upon.
I’m normally not one to support patent issues, particularly when they deal with software algorithms, but in this case I’m willing to look the other way :)

Piracy isn’t necessarily a bad thing

The Market Function of Piracy, by Jerry Kirkpatrick, professor of international business and marketing at California State Polytechnic University.
Prof. Kirkpatrick explains in his article how software piracy can have a positive effect on sales. He likens it to handing free samples to everyone, which is well known to be a costly yet highly effective marketing strategy, and argues that pirated software can serve as free advertising

What's in an Operating System ?

As a long-time hacker (the good kind), I’ve dealt with a staggering assortment of operating systems over the years, on many different platforms. In the last few years, I’ve been growing ever more irritated by the blurring distinction between operating systems and applications, and the nasty problems that commingling has created.