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Comment Re:Under what authority? (Score 1) 292 292

I admire Volokh's legal analyses and reluctantly have to agree unless there is a clause prohibiting contracts to holders of outstanding warrants. I still maintain that for Keef, it was about circumventing the warrant for money and not at all a free speech issue.

Comment Re:Restrictions on free speech (Score 1) 292 292

They're not restricting him from showing up and speaking. By all means he should. They're preventing the use of a venue against the terms of the signed contract. They don't rent spaces to people with active warrants. It was obviously not a free speech issue with him either, but a method to work around a warrant keeping him away from a paycheck.

Comment Re:The next great copyright scam (Score 2, Insightful) 93 93

"... because the typical person does not benefit." Utter bullshit. Anyone creative enough can obtain a copyright, patent or trademark and benefit from it. If someone writes a book, without copyright protection the first lazy moron who comes along can take it and publish it as their own.

"People get paid by the fact that only they can create a particular piece of art or item, up against true competition." This time shallow bullshit. Without protections, the moment any creative item is available a *corporation* could simply abscond with it, out produce the individual and take it from them.

Same old screed from those who can't create - "I want access to yours for nothing."

Comment Ironic (Score 0) 351 351

He advertises through ABC his view that advertising isn't morally justifiable.

And - "He blogs at The Philosopher's Beard." - (a link) which also reads very much like an advertisement to me.

FTA - "The solution to both requires legal recognition of the property rights of human beings over our attention."

Here we have his crux. More government to prevent what he doesn't care for.

Comment Re:There is no cure for absolute fucking stupidity (Score 1) 231 231

Nawh. Just go to a skateboarding park sometime. The world is full of things that will kill/maim you if you're incompetent. I have known two people who reached under the shell of a running lawnmower to lift it over a curb. One would thing that one would be obvious, eh?

Comment Re:Ex Machina is the best (Score 1) 236 236

Yeah, this is actually what killed the movie for me. The idea that this one guy developed (and implemented) all these disparate and astonishingly complicated algorithms and hard/softwares.

That and the sense I got throughout that he was really directing the bot because he was a weird, voyeristic creep.

Nothing is rich but the inexhaustible wealth of nature. She shows us only surfaces, but she is a million fathoms deep. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson