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Comment: Re:And we wonder why music is such crap these days (Score 1) 301 301

by Merk42 (#49948381) Attached to: UK's Legalization of CD Ripping Is Unlawful, Court Rules

No, the correct analogy would be that you took a digital picture of the groceries and left. They still have their groceries.

I wasn't aware that a digital picture of groceries had the same nutritional value as the groceries themselves.

Comment: Re:I don't understand ad blockers (Score 1) 161 161

by Merk42 (#49898009) Attached to: iOS 9 To Have Ad Blocking Capabilities

I don't understand why people want to block regular banner ads... I think John Oliver gave a really good summary of the problem with sponsored content AKA native advertising:

He answered your question in the video. Content is something people want to have, but don't want to pay for.

Comment: Re:Routing around it. (Score 2) 474 474

by Merk42 (#49890171) Attached to: Reddit Removes Communities To Address Harassment, Users Respond

Reddit is hypocritical, sure. They shouldn't allow any of it, or all of it and face the music. I'm in favor of the first. Away with all those haters. Let them set up their own site where they can spew their venom.

Sounds like you're hating on haters and as such should be banned/censored.

Comment: Re:To all you Obama supporters (Score 1) 165 165

Oh, was a magical third Bush term going to make this any better? Or a McCain or Romney administration?

Considering that R-Money recognized the difference between a state-run healthcare law and a federal-run healthcare law as a constitutional issue, I think he would have done much better in respecting the balance of power, rather than Barrack "Fuck the Constitution, Fuck the legislature, Fuck the courts, I'm in charge here, eat my shit in the form of Executive Orders" Obama.

R-Money recognized that before becoming President.

The bigger issue that GP is pointing out is that candidates (of any party) say one thing while running, then do something different once in office.

Comment: Re:This is what extensions are for (Score 1) 91 91

Now it looks like a bureaucratic corporation struggling to have enough revenue pay for the perks of its executives.

Or enough revenue to pay its general employees since every time they try to do any sort of monetization, people throw a hissy fit.

Loan-department manager: "There isn't any fine print. At these interest rates, we don't need it."