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The Tek 0009: How to Fix the Record Industry, Thunderbolt, VIA Neo-ITX, etc.

Sorry about the picture, I'm not as good with Photoshop as Logan is...anyways, here's a copy-paste of Logan's notes: 

Policy, Legal, & Financial

RIAA wants all the money in the world:

 
Supreme Court Upholds Insane File-Sharing Verdict:
  • Student made 30 songs available on a peer-to-peer network
  • court ruled that he should pay $675k
  • Student appealed and the appellate court ruled that it was "unconstitutionally excessive"
  • Supreme court reversed it and hit him with the $675k fine
  • The Obama administration sided with the Supreme court and said the appellate court went too far when the brought the constitution into it. They argued for the $150,000 per track
  • WTF
  • BTW, the RIAA has sued thousands of individuals
RANT:30
 
How to fix the record industry:
  • We the people need to stop supporting artists that work with evil record labels - if a label sues someone, don't support them.
  • Artists need to embrace the modern age and start self releasing - Options: name your own price or free downloads...
  • Artists can spread the word through the internet, YT, social networks, even torrent websites!
  • Artists will make money through merch sales, touring, etc.
  • Sucky artists will not make it... sorry. 
End of the Record Execs!
  • The record execs will die... not sorry
  • We will not have to deal with the big publishers and their perversity to shove terrible music down our throats
  • Radio is relevant again!
  • Story about "The Buzz"
  • Radio stations will not have to play the same 10 songs over and over all damn day... They will be free to play anything they want
 
Apple and Antitrust:
no jobs in USA... their fancy "designed in California" nonsense... 
"Apple projects the plant's annual output between $949 million to $1.1 billion, and also estimates the import and export value at roughly $55.8 million, according to Huai'an City's Office of Taiwan Affairs."

 
The first Thunderbolt Motherboard (Asus):
 
Foxcon facts:
  • New plant = over 35,000 new jobs in china
  • Up to $1.1 Billion in output
  • Over 1 million employees
  • 230,000 in its largest plant (Foxcon City) in Shenzhen
  • Paid a little more than $1 per hour
  • 12 hour work days... Six days per week
  • Dorms for employees
  • Some employees feel like animals
  • Apple promised to improve their quality of life

Chrome is #1:
 
Leap motion sensors are insane:
 
What is ZeroN?
 
Video Games

Ghost Recon Rap:
 
Ghost Recon WTF:
 
Epic says new consoles... lacking:
 
Wasteland 2 to use Unity:
Story: 
posted 1 year 11 months ago

I completely agree that music industry necrophiliacs need to leave X_X

 

And LOGAN, each time you mention Quake Live, my desire to have a match with you there grows    >:|

posted 1 year 11 months ago

I forsee an expansion to the tek syndicate site coming for all the music.

I've lost count for the number of people I've sent to chrome or firefox depending on if they use webassign.

 

posted 1 year 11 months ago

Nice vid. Hey if any of you guys are interested in space exploration and such, check out the PlanetaryResources project. Definately one step ahead of NASAs giant photobooth in the backyard.

As for the music industry... well I somehow agree with you at some points. I read an article (can't find it now) about band tours and profit - 'underground' metal to be specific. W00t, I found it: http://www.metalinjection.net/its-just-business/bands-money-touring - Good read for anyone interested.

I played a concert in the beginning of April, and all we got was four beer tickets each to the bar. I'm not complaining - it was nice playing and all, but it's not easy to make $300+ per band at liveshows if you're playing in an  "upcoming" band. $300 - transport ($100) = $200 - food and drink (if not provided - $50) = $150 shared with # of bandmembers. Not as much as most people would expect.

AS FOR DOWNLOADING / BUYING MUSIC AND STUFF: - I agree with Ed all the way.

My band is going in the studio June 1st. and record our first EP. We will look into free download (FOR THE PEOPLE) and then sell CDs at liveshows for ~$2 (for people who want CDs. Bitches love CDs)

@OT, RIAA are of the scale LOL ! Can't they see how stupid they look -.-' 75 trilz it's not even possible haha.

posted 1 year 11 months ago

in regards to the shell scripts, some sites that I know of that are almost on the right track:http://www.symphonicdistribution.com/ http://www.reverbnation.com/ http://www.beatport.com/  

posted 1 year 11 months ago

Yay, new Tek.

posted 1 year 11 months ago

I disagree that the music industry needs to die, They need to stop acting like egomaniacal morons, but not go away completely. You can start out selling your music on the internet, but at the end of the day you will not have the funds, the distribution capabilities, or the management to produce and market a studio-quality product if you don't have help from... well... people with a lot of money. Even for small bands, the ultimate goal is usually to "make it" with a big name record label. If record companies went away then most of the music people would hear would be low-fi, bedroom-produced noise. Yes you can get some recognition on the internet if you are good but the main way bands become really famous is by touring, which again the average joe does not have the money or management to handle. You need outside help to be successful.

posted 1 year 11 months ago

I've introduced a new browser to atleast 6 people. Other people refuse to use a different browser. One of my college classmates thinks that Windows is a browser. He tried telling me that windows explorer and internet explorer are basicly the same thing. He was saying something Bill Gates said during a court case, "Windows is a browser". I don't think he is right.

posted 1 year 11 months ago

EPIC cofee cup coaster !!

 

posted 1 year 11 months ago

Hmmmm.. Quake Live.

 

I'm always up for a match.

 

find me on QL

posted 1 year 11 months ago

logan, interesting thing.... i bought a new lenovo a week ago or so, it came with google chrome pre installed....

i uninstalled it and put fire fox on, but still.... i think thats contributing a bit as well.

 

ok, moving onto the leap... the price point on that is suposed to be very low. just throwing that out there.... like sub 100 dollars.

posted 10 months 2 weeks ago

Corection for rant 45:

We'd move to linux

posted 10 months 2 weeks ago

The video is over a year old, and a lot of us are already over at Linux island.