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Nice To Meet You! / Re: Ciao a tutti!!
« Last post by GhostShip on January 31, 2018, 04:36:18 am »
Hi SimoSaraMia  8)

For those of us whom dont read Italian:

Hi everyone I am an old winmx user and I use it daily.
My network nickname (Wpnp + opennap) is SimoSaraMia. I have an opennap server and I would be happy to be able to share it with you if you can enter the link.

Questa è un'offerta molto generosa, siete invitati a chiedere alla gente di presentarvi l'indirizzo di Opennap o di postarla qui all'aperto, è bello sapere che gli utenti godono ancora della rete, molte grazie per aver pubblicato.

Which I hope means this :
This is a very generous offer, you are welcome to ask folks to either PM you for the Opennap address or post it here in the open, its great to hear from users still enjoying the network, many thanks for posting.

 :-D :-D :-D
Nice To Meet You! / Ciao a tutti!!
« Last post by SimoSaraMia on January 30, 2018, 05:31:08 pm »
Ciao a tutti sono un vecchio utente winmx e lo uso giornalmente. Il mio nick in rete (Wpnp+opennap) è SimoSaraMia. Ho un server opennap e sarei felice poterlo condividere insieme a voi se è possibile inserire il link.
WinMx World News / Re: Kim Dot Com Sues NZ Govt For Billions
« Last post by Pri on January 25, 2018, 11:13:42 am »
I always thought this case was quite odd. YouTube has 100000000x more copyrighted content on it without the copyright owners permission but they don't go after Google, you don't find the CEO's of Google locked up do you? - Instead they go after the individual uploaders, doing copyright strikes and in some cases taking them to court.

My point is, why is it that in this case they chose to go after the platform operator instead of the individual users uploading the content? Megaupload was not a piracy centric site, just like YouTube is not. They had issues with piracy but they also had a DMCA takedown system that they operated and even gave the movie studios the ability to remove content themselves with zero oversight.

To me it seems like a rather large breach of the protections offered to service providers. If you're an ISP you don't get sued or go to prison because your customers are uploading pirated material. It's like how far back do you get to start making charges, why not charge the ISP, Electricity Provider and the company that sold the pirate the computer?

At the end of the day when you post copyrighted works on the internet that's your responsibility as an individual, not the companies whose services you're using or misusing to spread the content. I personally have a dim view of copyright in general which is for a whole other discussion but my point is, there are copyright laws and if you break them it should be on you and not on innocent third parties like megaupload.

I've seen some people argue that megaupload encouraged this usage of their service by splitting ad revenue with people who uploaded popular content, thus encouraging people to upload movies and tv shows to get paid. To that I say, doesn't YouTube do the exact same thing? Why isn't Sergey Brin in a jail cell huh?
WinMx World News / Kim Dot Com Sues NZ Govt For Billions
« Last post by GhostShip on January 22, 2018, 10:28:15 pm »
The Dot Com story is way old but still drawing breath as the legal battles continue.

Kim Dotcom, the founder of file-sharing site Megaupload, is suing the New Zealand government for billions of dollars in damages over his arrest in 2012.
The internet entrepreneur is fighting extradition to the US to stand trial for copyright infringement and fraud. Mr Dotcom says an invalid arrest warrant negated all charges against him. He is seeking damages for destruction to his business and loss of reputation.

Accountants calculate that the Megaupload group of companies would be worth $10bn (£7.2bn) today, had it not been shut down during the raid. As he was a 68% shareholder in the business, Mr Dotcom has asked for damages going up to $6.8bn. He is also considering taking similar action against the Hong Kong government.

Cases are won and lost on the fine detail of each case and this long running saga is no exception, it will be interesting to see just what the NZ Govt will counter-attack with and how far this new legal episode will continue given the vast sums being claimed, will they play nice or turn to something more powerful in the Govt's legal arsenal ?
Upload/Download Issues / Re: Deleting files
« Last post by White Stripes on January 16, 2018, 02:21:42 am »
im not familiar with this feature... also its important to note that on windows versions newer than XP you need to run winmx with admin rights and manually change the folder winmx downloads to, as the default is not compatible anymore...
Upload/Download Issues / Re: Deleting files
« Last post by userloser on January 16, 2018, 12:51:11 am »
When I delete the file inside of Winmx, It's still located in my music file on my computer.  All the files wether I was able to download them or not.  I think it used to be that when you deleted inside of winmx it would give you the option to delete the file from the destination folder as well.  I dont see that option any more.
Another year goes past but the same corporate greed issue is still rearing its head  :/

Have you ever wondered how it’s possible for there to be two Jungle Book movies to be in development at the same time? Why everything seems to be based on a work by Shakespeare? Or why it always seems like someone is telling a version of The Wizard of Oz? The answer is that these works are in the public domain, meaning that copyright law no longer prevents other artists from adapting them to create new works.

One major rationale for copyright is supposedly that, by giving an exclusive set of rights to artists for their work, we incentivize creativity by making it possible for artists to benefit from releasing works to the public. But copyright protection is supposed to be limited, and once it expires, a work enters the public domain, where anyone can use it.

In the United States, the length of the copyright term has been steadily extended so that published works are effectively copyrighted for 95 years (for corporate works) or until 70 years after an author’s death (for individual works). This has resulted in a public domain that saw increasingly less materials being added to it, limiting the ability of artists to build on works that came before them. The last time Congress changed the law in the 1998 Copyright Term Extension Act, it was applied retroactively. Effectively, it meant that nothing has entered the public domain in the United States for years. January 1, 2019 will mark the end of this dry spell as works first published in 1923 will finally enter the public domain.

Its no secret to WinMx users of long standing that overbroad copyright protection causes artistic stagnation and fuels a cycle of  creative drought as artists dont feel the need to produce anything after they hit the big time with a hit or two, this behaviour is encouraged by the recording industry, 95 years of easy money with a small percentage going to the actual artist is something their shareholders can take to the bank. By following a model of backing visibly sucessful artists to the detriment of others they minimise their already miniscule investment outlay and take little risk, and yet they demand a lot of legal protection paid for out of the public purse, a wealthy artist feels no need to work like the rest of us do day in and day out for tens of years, little fresh material follows a hit album, there are of course some exceptions to this rule but there are many artists portfolios confirming it, we all want to keep artists motivated but a fair balance is bettter for them and us in terms of further productivity, excessive profit based protectionism delivers stagnation, just when did your favourite artists release something new ?

I can say with my hand on my heart that I havent seen any one of them doing a shift at walmart to feed themselves yet. :no:
Upload/Download Issues / Re: Deleting files
« Last post by White Stripes on January 14, 2018, 09:32:12 pm »
deleting files from winmx always sends it to recycle bin... need to clear recycle bin to completely delete the file..
Upload/Download Issues / Deleting files
« Last post by userloser on January 14, 2018, 04:38:38 pm »
Just found that Winmx is back!  Thank you!  Seems like when I used it in the past, there was an option to delete files from both the program and the computer at same time.  Very handy with all incomplete files.  Can it still do that?
WinMx World News / Re: MS Halt Intel Bug Fixes After Nuking Some AMD Machines
« Last post by Pri on January 13, 2018, 10:12:49 pm »
If they did it would significantly affect their business operations. The volume of chips they'd have to replace, Haswell, Broadwell, Skylake, Kaby Lake and Coffee Lake architectures. We're talking probably Billions of processors just with those chips from the last 3-4 years. I don't expect they would replace any older than those.

The cost to them wouldn't be so much the cost of manufacturing those processors but the time they would lose manufacturing that kind of volume to satiate the demand for replacements when they're still launching new processors that they actually want to sell. You guys I don't think follow the market closely but the Coffee Lake CPU's which just launched in October 2017 have been very hard to get a hold of for the past two months, not due to high demand but due to very few processors in the market. Some retailers said they only received 10 pieces total for their entire organisations over a 30 day period from the October launch.

Intel has been pushing up the launches of their processors to fight AMD's Ryzen chips (which are not as badly affected by these bugs coincidentally). Intel planned to launch Coffee Lake in February 2018 alongside a new chipset called Z390. But because AMD's processors (1800X, 1700X, 1700, 1600 etc) have been eating into Intels marketshare quite rapidly they decided to push Coffee Lake up and Z390 wasn't ready in time so they rebadged the Z270 chipset as Z370 and launched it with the new processors.

The whole thing has really left egg on Intels face as they knew about these bugs in June but due to the threat presented by AMD they decided to launch Coffee Lake with known speculative execution errata in October. This making the whole situation for themselves even worse than it was already.

Personally I'm not a fan of these companies they all do despicable things to different degrees but Intels maliciousness and incompetence combined with them knowingly shipping defective product is really disgusting. I hope that they get some big repercussions, being forced to issue replacement chips for anyone that wants one would be a good start.
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