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Even the fighters must be heard

June 13, 2007 Comments off

This is a great idea.

I am not sure many of these screaming fans would want their own boys becoming fighters, I would think they would want them to become more like the old Wendel Clark and Rick Tocchets of the world. Get rid of the instigator rule, and mandate ice time. This will make hockey a better game to watch, fights will still be prevalent.

They tried the instigator rule, it obviously hasn’t worked other than creating more cheap shots it’s high time to try something else.  This is as good an idea as I’ve heard.

Categories: Hockey

LaLa to get into the digital music arena

June 5, 2007 Comments off

This is an interesting development.  LaLa.com (an excellent CD trading site) will start offering digital tracks for $0.99.  The twist is that they will push them directly to your iPod.

To download songs to an iPod, members must download a 3-megabyte plug-in that runs on all major browsers on Windows and Macintosh computers. Because the songs aren’t stored on the PC hard drive, the primary source for files pirated on peer-to-peer networks, Lala will dispense with traditional digital rights management, which controls which devices can play a song.

It’s an interesting theory that the record labels will buy that this keeps their IP safe.  Granted Apple in particular does go to some lengths to obscure the tracks on the harddrive (has everyone forgotten that’s all an iPod is).  But that being said it’s still not very difficult to get the tracks off of your player.  Other players don’t do any obfuscation at all making it easier.  Maybe in a couple of hundred years they’ll figure out that people are going to share music regardless and they need to find a way to make it easier to get it through correct channels than to get it from somewhere else. 

Categories: Ramblings

Crazy Baseball Ejection

June 4, 2007 Comments off

Wellman, the manager of the Mississippi Braves AA team, gets ejected and completely loses it.

Classic

Categories: Ramblings
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