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  • Christian based healthcare alternatives to Obamacare (HSM exemption)

    03/30/2014 5:46:44 AM PDT · by tellw · 8 replies
    WATE-Nashville ABC TV -6 ^ | 3/26/14 | Alex Zotos
    By ALEXIS ZOTOS 6 News Reporter KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Next week is the deadline for most people who qualify to sign up for the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. But alternatives exist to either traditional insurance or the plans offered through the health insurance exchange. Hundreds of thousands of Americans participate in Christian healthcare sharing ministries across the country. Sarah Lewis is self employed and for years paying for health insurance was a financial burden. "My husband and I own our own business and the cost of insurance was so high and they kept raising it. So we...
  • Opting-out of Obamacare through medical-sharing ministries

    10/10/2013 10:00:35 PM PDT · by Springfield Reformer · 43 replies
    CNBC ^ | 8 Aug 2013 | Zac Bissonnette
    It's gotten little attention, but it's true: The individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act requires all Americans to have health insurance or face penalties, but members of medical-sharing ministries are exempt from the individual mandate that will be enforced beginning in 2015. It's there because of the work of then-Congressmen Tom Perriello, a Virginia Democrat and Sens. Max Baucus, a Montana Democrat, and Republican Charles Grassley of Iowa, who fought to add the exemption to the law. It's the same principle that allowed for the Amish to be exempted from the individual mandate—with the crucial difference that it's a...
  • Netflix customers' ENTIRE movie rental history to be shared with Facebook...

    12/31/2012 2:33:20 PM PST · by Morgana · 48 replies
    MAILONLINE ^ | 12.31.2012 | James Nye
    FULL TITLE: Netflix customers' ENTIRE movie rental history to be shared with Facebook... including all your guilty pleasures Netflix users will soon be able to share every film they have watched with their Facebook friends - allowing the social networking giant even more lucrative information on its users' leisure time. Up until now the Video Privacy Protection Act prohibited Netflix and other streaming services such as Hulu from sharing their customers' history or allowing them to post it themselves. However, Congress has now passed a bill to the 1988 act that allows users to opt in or out of forthcoming...
  • Vanity: Enemy of the State

    11/24/2012 4:33:34 PM PST · by chrisser · 149 replies
    My wife and I were at my parents for Thanksgiving, along with my sister. During dinner conversation, we discovered my sister was an enthusiastic Obama supporter. Unfortunately, the conversation ended up in a long political argument. My parents refused to say how they voted, but it was pretty obvious they're drinking the Koolaide too, along with my brother, who wasn't there. As you can imagine, I've been thinking a lot about this since. There's more than a little bit of regret I have from the conversation, but beyond that, I think it was the first time I've actually come face...
  • Help Family Photo Sharing

    07/16/2012 2:11:19 PM PDT · by ex-snook · 8 replies
    Personal help | 7-16-12 | ex-snook
    Help please. Interested in the good, bad & ugly on family [about 10] photo sharing. Each could put up pics for the rest of the family to see, print copies but only the original poster could modify. Thoughts?
  • FBI reverses course on intel sharing shutdown after PJM reporting

    04/20/2012 4:47:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 4/20/12 | Patrick Poole
    On a conference call this afternoon the FBI announced a reversal of their decision to cut off the intelligence sharing of information from the Terrorist Screening Center (TSC). The FBI shut down reporting to the 77 fusion centers on March 1st, and we reported on the shutdown yesterday. The FBI had announced that they would be resuming the TSC reporting, but without the Personal Information Intelligence (PII) that fusion centers had previously had access to (as I updated on the article yesterday afternoon). Fusion center officials had said yesterday that resuming the TSC reports without the PII would be
  • LimeWire's file sharing halted by injunction

    10/26/2010 6:19:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 10/26/10 | Dana Wollman
    Lime Group, whose LimeWire software has allowed people to share songs and other files over the Internet, received a federal injunction Tuesday to disable key parts of its service.(Snip)The injunction, issued by U.S. District Court in New York, compels Lime Group to disable LimeWire's searching, downloading, uploading, file trading and distribution features, effective immediately.
  • Suh won't wait to make Husker weight room his $2 million neighborhood

    04/17/2010 3:53:00 PM PDT · by FatherofFive · 23 replies · 802+ views
    rivals.com ^ | April 17, 2010 | By Matt Hinton
    Only days before Ndamakong Suh is drafted into the NFL, the Husker defensive lineman paid back his former school with $2.6 million in donations announced at Saturday’s Red-White Game. Suh, speaking to fans in a taped message on the HuskerVision screens, announced that he would give $2 million to the athletic department in support of the strength and conditioning program. Additionally, Suh will donate $600,000 toward an endowed scholarship for students of [the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's] School of Engineering.
  • MEDICAL SHARING:An Inexpensive Alternative to Health Insurance

    01/05/2010 8:17:23 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 394+ views
    CCHC ^ | 1-5-10 | Twila Brase
    (St. Paul/Minneapolis) – The Citizens' Council on Health Care (CCHC) today releases a new policy brief on Medical Sharing groups, or health care sharing ministries, as they are titled in H.R. 3590, the health insurance reform bill pending in the U.S. Senate. Members of health care sharing ministries, along with several other groups of individuals, are exempt from the individual mandate (H.R. 3590, page 327). The cost for a family can be less than $300 per month.
  • Health Care Sharing Ministries To Be Rendered Useless By Obama-Democrat Healthcare Travesty.

    11/02/2009 10:26:03 PM PST · by John Leland 1789 · 1 replies · 576+ views
    Samaritan Ministries International Email To Its Members ^ | November 2, 2009 | Samaritan Ministries
    Health Care Sharing Ministries To Be Rendered Useless By Obama-Democrat Healthcare Travesty. Our Freedoms Stricken! This will adversely affect thousands of pastors, evangelists, and missionaries! November 2, 2009 Please Contact Your U.S. Representative Now! A bill has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would require all Americans to purchase government approved health insurance. Your sharing through Samaritan Ministries will not be considered adequate to meet the bill’s requirements in its current form. A vote is planned for this week on H.R. 3962 – The Affordable Health Care for America Act. Despite all of our efforts to date,...
  • U.S., Iraqi Soldiers Share Recognition

    05/19/2009 4:30:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 152+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Pfc. Justin Naylor, USA
    Lt. Col. Terry Cook, commander, 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, pins a U.S. Army Achievement Medal to the uniform of an Iraqi Emergency Services Unit Policeman, May 11. The IP were being rewarded for their hard work and dedication in Kirkuk City. Photo by Pfc. Justin Naylor, 1st Cavalry Division. KIRKUK — Partnership is the term used by U.S. military officials to describe the cooperative relationship between Iraqi Police (IP), Army and U.S. Soldiers following the Security Agreement signed between the two countries, January 1. This includes daily missions maintaining security in Kirkuk province, and it also means sharing...
  • No WHO vaccine sharing deal

    05/17/2009 5:50:09 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 3 replies · 618+ views
    Sky News ^ | 5/17/09
    World governments have failed to finalise a deal on sharing vaccines and virus research material in the event of a global flu pandemic. The World Health Organisation says they've reached agreement on most elements at the two-day meeting in Geneva but some key issues are still to be resolved. These include the sharing of data between labs and intellectual property rights on viruses, issues made more important by the swine flu strain that's now infected eight and a half thousand people in 38 countries.
  • The Fable of Henny-Penny (Updated for Modern Times)

    03/29/2009 6:37:52 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 22 replies · 1,687+ views
    The Little Red Hen A Little Red Hen lived in a barnyard. She spent almost all of her time walking about the barnyard in her picketty-pecketty fashion, scratching everywhere for worms. She dearly loved fat, delicious worms and felt they were absolutely necessary to the health of her children. As often as she found a worm she would call "Chuck-chuck-chuck!" to her chickies. When they were gathered about her, she would distribute choice morsels of her tid-bit. A busy little body was she! A cat usually napped lazily in the barn door, not even bothering herself to scare the rat...
  • Bullfrog Pond

    02/28/2008 5:25:54 AM PST · by Revski · 78+ views
    This bullfrog animation will show us how to share and greet each other with kind word no matter what nationality by example. Bullfrogs speak in English and Spanish. Remember when it comes to animation I'm a novice. Revski
  • Democrats: Colleges must police copyright, or else

    11/11/2007 11:55:48 AM PST · by steel_resolve · 17 replies · 328+ views
    CNET ^ | November 9, 2007 | By Anne Broache and Declan McCullagh
    New federal legislation says universities must agree to provide not just deterrents but also "alternatives" to peer-to-peer piracy, such as paying monthly subscription fees to the music industry for their students, on penalty of losing all financial aid for their students. The U.S. House of Representatives bill (PDF), which was introduced late Friday by top Democratic politicians, could give the movie and music industries a new revenue stream by pressuring schools into signing up for monthly subscription services such as Ruckus and Napster. Ruckus is advertising-supported, and Napster charges a monthly fee per student. The Motion Picture Association of America...
  • U.S. Reluctant to Fully Share N. Korean Missile Launch Intelligence With Japan

    08/07/2006 7:11:37 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies · 847+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 08/07/06 | Shin Jihong
    /begin my translationU.S. Reluctant to Fully Share N. Korean Missile Launch Intelligence With Japan(Tokyo=Yonhap News) Shin Jihong correspondent = U.S. authorities are reluctant to share intelligence regarding N. Korea missile launch with Japan, which made it difficult for Japan's Defense Agency to write up reports (on the matter,) according to Nihon Geizai Shimbun on Aug. 6. The Defense Agency was due to publish its report on Aug. 5, but U.S. demanded it to withhold the detailed intelligence, which delayed writing and publication of the report. This prompted Nukaga Fukushiro, Minister of Defense Agency, to suspend it. It was U.S. early warning satellites which first detected N. Korean missile...
  • Student Suspended Over Chewing Gum (Pittsburgh)

    05/26/2006 4:16:23 AM PDT · by beyond the sea · 68 replies · 1,196+ views
    wpxi.com ^ | 5/25/06 | unknown
    LOWER BURRELL, Pa. -- A Lower Burrell school student is facing a three-day suspension for sharing gum with a classmate. Jolt chewing gum has caffeine and ginseng. The Lower Burrell school superintendent said consuming and passing out the gum violates the school's drug awareness policy. That's because caffeine is considered a stimulant. Parents told Channel 11 they did not understand the suspension. Resident Elizabeth Grombacher said, "I think it's stupid. Everything's getting too politically correct it's so wrong." "It's probably just like Mountain Dew or something like that. If it's got a lot of caffeine in it and they probably...
  • Another Dubai Deal Under Scrutiny

    03/22/2006 12:53:18 PM PST · by cope85 · 20 replies · 598+ views
    agapepress.org ^ | March 20, 2006 | Chad Groening
    Another Dubai Deal Under Scrutiny By Chad Groening March 20, 2006 (AgapePress) - One of the nation's prominent military analysts says he is concerned that the United Arab Emirates is trying to purchase a British manufacturing company that makes engine components for U.S. military aircraft and main battle tanks. Lt. Col. (Ret., U.S. Army) Bob Maginnis says due to security concerns, there is a U.S. law that limits the amount of military equipment that can be produced overseas. Now he says the Bush administration has informed Congress about a deal involving the U.A.E. company Dubai International Capital, which describes itself...
  • Sharing 10 marriage commandments

    03/01/2006 5:15:44 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 744+ views
    Quote of the day: “All in the wild March-morning I heard the angels call; It was when the moon was setting, and the dark was over all; The trees began to whisper, and the wind began to roll, And in the wild March-morning I heard them call my soul.” — Lord Alfred Tennyson, English poet (1809-1892) As income tax time approaches, did you ever notice: When you put the two words “The” and “IRS” together it spells “THEIRS”? The 10 Marriage Commandments — Commandment 1: Marriages are made in heaven. But so again, are thunder and lightning. — Commandment 2:...
  • Boy Hands Out Ecstasy Pills On Bus

    02/09/2006 11:50:56 AM PST · by Abathar · 30 replies · 866+ views
    The Indy Channel ^ | February 9, 2006 | AP
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- Fort Wayne police say a 10-year-old boy passed out Ecstasy pills on a school bus, thinking they were candy. Police are trying to figure out where the boy got the 133 pills, worth an estimated $3,000. Some of the students put the pills in their mouths, but spit them out because they tasted bad. Some students reported stomachaches and one felt tingling down the arms. The Forest Park Elementary student who passed out the Ecstasy told police that he got the pills from the house where he goes to wait for the bus. The hallucinogenic pills...
  • Mom Fights Downloading Suit on Her Own

    12/25/2005 3:39:47 PM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 233 replies · 4,662+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | Sunday, December 25, 2005 | JIM FITZGERALD
    WHITE PLAINS, New York - It was Easter Sunday, and Patricia Santangelo was in church with her kids when she says the music recording industry peeked into her computer and decided to take her to court. Santangelo says she has never downloaded a single song on her computer, but the industry didn't see it that way. The woman from Wappingers Falls, about 80 miles north of New York City, is among the more than 16,000 people who have been sued for allegedly pirating music through file-sharing computer networks. "I assumed that when I explained to them who I was and...
  • Seoul angry after Japan says Washington distrusts South Korea

    05/25/2005 5:26:40 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 41 replies · 817+ views
    AFP ^ | 05/25/05
    Seoul angry after Japan says Washington distrusts South Korea Wed May 25, 4:44 AM ET South Korea has lodged a protest with Japan after a Japanese official said Tokyo was cautious about sharing North Korea-related intelligence with its neighbour because Washington did not trust Seoul. Japanese Vice Foreign Minister Shotaro Yachi made the remarks to visiting South Korean lawmakers in Tokyo earlier this month, according to media reports here. Yachi was also quoted as telling the group that Seoul had been neglecting its alliance with Washington although unity between South Korea, the United States and Japan was the key to...
  • Networked computers -- sharing a printer between them -- HELP!

    04/11/2005 7:14:19 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 30 replies · 1,492+ views
    11 April 2005
    Please help. Have a machine with Windows XP Professional and one with Windows 2000. Sharing a printer (HP Laserjet 4L). Can't get the Windows 2000 machine (secondary) to print on the printer connected to the main machine (Windows XP) and both are networked and do share other files including internet. Have clicked boxes allowing for "sharing" and need help determining WHY machine 2 won't print on printer on machine 1 (which has printer connected. If you can help...thanks in advance.
  • Planets (Putfile.com)

    02/17/2005 3:07:01 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 4 replies · 730+ views
    PutFile ^ | 2/17/05 | Dallas59
    Found an online video/picture sharing website. It's free. Maximum upload is 10mb for video. This is from Celestia. I put the music in. It was originaly 64mb. Had to cut it. Used Celestia movie capture and Windows Movie Maker. PLANETS.
  • The Birth of the "FReepCast"? (BitTorrent Broadcasting)

    01/11/2005 11:48:52 PM PST · by Remember_Salamis · 61 replies · 3,057+ views
    January 12th, 2005 | Remember_Salamis
    The Birth of the "FReepCast"? (BitTorrent Broadcasting) Attention FReepers: If you aren't aware of BitTorrent, it is a software program that allows MASSIVE files to be distributed over the internet at tens to hundreds of times faster than what would be normally seen. Currently it is being used to steal software and media, but the real promise is MEDIA DISTRIBUTION. A graduate student at Stanford used it to distribute the liberal flick "Outfoxed" to thousands of people over the internet with ease. The Graduate student distributed the equivelant of 750 GB of bandwidth for 5 GB. That's an astounding 15,000%...
  • Supreme Court to Look at File Sharing

    12/10/2004 11:07:11 AM PST · by crushelits · 4 replies · 459+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Friday, December 10, 2004 | Hope Yen
    The Supreme Court agreed Friday to consider whether two Internet file-sharing services may be held responsible for their customers' online swapping of copyrighted songs and movies. Justices will review a lower ruling in favor of Grokster Ltd. and StreamCast Networks Inc., which came as a blow to recording companies and movie studios seeking to stop the illegal distribution of their works. The file-sharing is "inflicting catastrophic, multibillion dollar harm on petitioners that cannot be redressed through lawsuits against the millions of direct infringers using those services," the appeal by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and other entertainment companies says. Grokster and StreamCast, in...
  • Freeper Ball: Hotel Rooms and Room Sharing

    12/07/2004 4:01:03 PM PST · by GRRRRR · 25 replies · 1,480+ views
    12/07/04 | GRRRRR
    ALL---I was planning to go to the Freeper Ball, but "life happens" and I can't go... There are also many other Freepers that are looking for rooms and room mates to share the cost...so JimRob has agreed to let me post this thread for just this activity. I HAVE A ROOM AVAILABLE...see below. If you are interested, please Freepmail me and we'll work out the transfer to you. As you can see this room is actually a TWO BEDROOM Suite, two baths etc...locacted directly across from the RedLine Metro stop...about 6.2 miles from DC and easy to transfer etc to...
  • On business: Wealth-sharing: Walking the talk

    09/24/2004 5:16:44 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 2 replies · 256+ views
    Star Tribune(Star & Sickle) ^ | 9-24-04 | Neal St. Anth
    Best Buy CEO Brad Anderson started doing something last year that we don't hear much about in corporate America. He donated his allotment of 200,000 stock options to line employees. The options were given to him by the board of the directors as part of his 2003 compensation package. The option grant has a potential value of $7.5 million, the way these things are computed.
  • Senator wants to ban P2P networks

    08/03/2004 12:12:27 PM PDT · by JusticeTalion · 50 replies · 1,267+ views
    News.com ^ | 07/22/04 | Declan McCullagh
    The chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary said Thursday that a ban on file-trading networks is urgently required but agreed to work with tech companies concerned that devices like Apple Computer's iPod would be imperiled. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said he intended to move ahead with the highly controversial Induce Act despite objections from dozens of Internet providers and Silicon Valley manufacturers. The Induce Act says "whoever intentionally induces any violation" of copyright law would be legally liable for those violations.
  • Is There Any Value in Being a Calvinist?

    07/01/2004 1:16:43 PM PDT · by Frapster · 65 replies · 383+ views
    07/01/2004 | Frapster
    Why I Am Not a Calvinist I debated several different titles in regards to this particular subject and too many of them failed to convey the true gist of what I wanted to communicate. However, I recognize that this title creates an air of controversy that the careless reader might stumble over - but I have decided that any injury they might receive is more a product of their unrelenting agenda than it is a result of reading the following few paragraphs. I am not a Calvinist first and foremost for one reason – I find no value in saying...
  • Who do you say that I Am ?

    05/27/2004 2:35:41 PM PDT · by scottro · 3 replies · 77+ views
    personal | 5-27-04 | everybody
    Sharing Jesus with one another ....
  • Sharing terrible memories; Former GIs, Holocaust victims recall liberation days and the aftermath

    04/28/2004 5:02:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 14 replies · 275+ views
    World War II Holocaust survivors Fred Bremer, left, and Irving Senor talk with American GI Holland Williams during a meeting Tuesday involving survivors and former soldiers on Fort Huachuca. (Mark Levy-Herald/Review)FORT HUACHUCA - In 1945, Dallas Peyton Jr. saw two men run toward each other, embracing as they fell to the ground. That scene nearly six decades ago is still vivid in the 81-year-old Peyton's mind. A flood of tears suddenly wet the man's cheeks. "They were living skeletons. They may have been family members or friends," Peyton said of the two men who were inmates at the Dachau Concentration...
  • Music sharing doesn't kill CD sales, study says

    03/31/2004 5:00:46 AM PST · by gd124 · 53 replies · 504+ views
    MSNBC ^ | March 30, 2004 | By John Borland
    A study of file-sharing's effects on music sales says online music trading appears to have had little part in the recent slide in CD sales. For the study, released Monday, researchers at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina tracked music downloads over 17 weeks in 2002, matching data on file transfers with actual market performance of the songs and albums being downloaded. Even high levels of file-swapping seemed to translate into an effect on album sales that was "statistically indistinguishable from zero," they wrote.
  • Shared Source: Microsoft's Version of Sharing

    01/05/2004 7:29:26 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 12 replies · 185+ views
    GROKLAW ^ | 4 January 2004 | Pamela Jones
    When my sister and I were growing up, we were almost always about the same size. We still are, actually. So we shared clothes. It was a way to double our wardrobe. But, from my point of view, I shared mine freely and she never wanted to share back. If I'd say, "I'd like to wear your blue sweater today," her answer would often be, "No, I'm wearing it." This happened so often, I eventually began to suspect that it was deliberate, her (perhaps unconscious) strategy to keep me away from her things. I'd complain to my mother and long...
  • Free as a song? Not if it's copyrighted

    09/14/2003 5:35:41 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 30 replies · 353+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 14, 2003 | Shayla Bennett
    <p>It's become a familiar rite of spring and summer around the country: city residents converging on a grassy park hillside, spreading out a blanket and enjoying a free concert.</p> <p>But even "free" concerts come with a price tag — and the organization charged with protecting copyrighted songs is determined to make sure that bill gets paid.</p>
  • Freeper Tech Experts Review File Sharing.

    08/31/2003 2:46:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 7 replies · 410+ views
    I'd like to review all methods of sharing files online. Rating them by Security, Speed, Accuracy, Availability, and Selection. I've always used Kazza. I've used it for years. It was one of the best ways to download music, software, games, movies, videos, etc. It had a decent selection of music. Especially if the music was new. If the music was new then you could almost always find it there. Speed of this type of file sharing software depended on the person downloading, and the person being downloaded from. Unforunately Kazza has been a target of the RIAA and siince it...
  • New battle lines drawn in file- swapping war

    07/30/2003 2:21:36 AM PDT · by yonif · 11 replies · 263+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | Wed, Jul. 30, 2003 | ALEX VEIGA - AP Business Writer
    LOS ANGELES - As the recording industry prepares hundreds of copyright lawsuits against online music swappers, the makers of file-sharing software are fortifying their programs to try to mask users' identities. Some of the upgrades reroute Internet connections through so-called proxy servers that scrub away cybertracks. Others incorporate firewalls or encryption to thwart the sleuth firms that the recording industry employs. "Everyone is concerned about their privacy," said Michael Weiss, chief executive of StreamCast Networks. The upgrade to his Morpheus file-sharing software has been downloaded more than 300,000 times since its release last week. Music industry officials insist file-swappers can't...
  • Are You in RIAA's Cross Hairs

    06/27/2003 1:47:04 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 10 replies · 355+ views
    wired news ^ | 6.24.03 | Katie Dean
    <p>When the recording industry said Wednesday it would sue heavy music sharers, it left one unnerving question unanswered: Just who would they consider a heavy sharer?</p> <p>In a conference call with reporters, the Recording Industry Association of America's President Cary Sherman said the group will begin collecting evidence against those who offer "substantial" amounts of music online to others over peer-to-peer networks, then will file hundreds of copyright-infringement lawsuits beginning in August. But he declined to say specifically what "substantial" means.</p>
  • Bid to halt swapping of songs voided

    04/26/2003 5:02:50 AM PDT · by Radix · 2 replies · 155+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 4/26/2003 | Chris Gaither
    <p>SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal judge in Los Angeles yesterday dismissed lawsuits demanding the shutdown of Morpheus and Grokster, two of the most popular online file-sharing services since the demise of Napster.</p> <p>The stunning decision is a blow to the recording industry, which complains that these services allow millions of computer users to copy and illegally exchange digital music and movies without paying for them. The music industry has seen sales drop in recent years, and has been cracking down on users and software makers.</p>
  • Students put their own spin on downloading music

    04/11/2003 1:02:10 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 196 replies · 954+ views
    USA today ^ | 4.20.03 | Jefferson Graham
    <p>LOS ANGELES — As the record industry starts to come down hard on unauthorized music downloading on college campuses, students are responding with defiant words and defensive actions.</p> <p>The Recording Industry Association of America, which had relied on warnings and educational programs aimed at campuses, last week filed its first legal suits against students at Princeton, Michigan Tech and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The record industry says the students infringed on copyrights by operating song-sharing sites on university servers.</p>
  • AOL Offering Music Catalog for Downloads

    02/26/2003 11:20:20 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 20 replies · 723+ views
    new york times ^ | 2/26/03 | SAUL HANSELL
    In the strongest attempt yet to create a legitimate alternative to free music-trading sites, America Online will introduce a service today that lets users download and listen to a large catalog of songs. For $8.95 a month, users will be able to listen to a catalog of music, now at 250,000 songs and growing, on their computers. Moving songs to CD's or portable players will cost more. AOL is selling a version of a service from MusicNet, which is a consortium of RealNetworks; the BMG unit of Bertelsmann; EMI; and Warner Music, which like America Online is a unit of...
  • Hating Hilary

    01/23/2003 11:49:40 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 38 replies · 550+ views
    wired news ^ | 1/23/03 | Matt Bai
    Hilary Rosen paces the creaking oak floor of the Oxford Union debate hall, eyeing the empty pews the way a Roman gladiator might have surveyed the Colosseum. Rosen is the chair of the Recording Industry Association of America, and in a few hours she'll be standing here in a black formal gown, getting ripped to pieces. Along with several other industry executives, she's charged with defending the proposition: "This house believes that the free-music mentality is a threat to the future of music." Of course, the students of "this house" believe nothing of the sort. "I myself have about 900...
  • US Not Sharing Intellegence, Say UK Agencies

    12/19/2002 6:52:47 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies · 299+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 12-20-2002 | Kim Sengupta
    US not sharing intelligence, say UK agencies By Kim Sengupta 20 December 2002 The United States has failed to provide Britain with full details of its "solid evidence" proving that Iraq is hiding weapons of mass destruction, security sources say. There is also concern in London that the Americans are again trying to link Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden's al-Qa'ida network, a link British and European intelligence agencies do not believe exists. The latest manifestations include claims that Iraq supplied an al-Qa'ida-affiliated group, Asbat al-Ansar, with the nerve agent VX for terrorist attacks. Another tale likely to surface soon,...
  • [AMD vs. Intel] Breaking Performance Bottlenecks of SMP Systems with Opteron

    07/30/2002 9:46:22 AM PDT · by JameRetief · 10 replies · 385+ views
    Van's Hardware ^ | July 29, 2002 | Spencer Kittelson
    Breaking Performance Bottlenecks of SMP Systems with Opteron By Spencer Kittelson Date: July 29, 2002One of the most wonderful performance enhancing features of the forthcoming [AMD] Opteron (Hammer) are the multiple independent direct memory channels that are built into each CPU.  This is a huge, huge difference from the shared memory (actually, shared everything) approach of Intel symmetric multi-processing (SMP) systems.  Given the limitations of today's memory technology, this was an exceedingly smart move on the part of AMD and will likely change the way we design some of our applications in the very near future. Intel SMP systems exhibit...