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Comment Re:The US = Land of the Lawyers (Score 1) 580 580

If you go out the door today, I will kill 10 people.

So now you're responsible for any killings today if you leave your house?

I have no idea if the state of the US justice system is THAT bad, but in any sane country such a case would/should be laughed out of court

Comment Re:Anonymous Coward (Score 1) 356 356

Yes, they were using actual WoW data files, including player and enemy models, sound effects and all that. That is clearly infringing on copyrighted material.

If the server host had bought a copy of the game for each server, where is the copyright infringement? I know that there might be some EULA problems, if you live a place where those won't be laughed out of court, but I have a hard time seeing what is so bad here if the copy of the data files on the server is not pirated.

Comment How to handle telemarketers (Score 0, Offtopic) 224 224

I just answer the phone, asks them to hang on for a second, and then just deposit the phone somewhere silent, like my bedroom, and wait for them to hang up. My current record is 7 minutes and 49 seconds.

This makes it as expensive for them to call me as possible with me just spending 5 seconds of my time.

Comment Re:That's awesome. (Score 4, Insightful) 271 271

Unfortunately, as Iran, Afghanistan and North Korea have demonstrated, they ARE stupid enough, and really don't care if they die for Allah or Kim or whoever.

Clearly I missed the news report of Iran, Afghanistan or Democratic People's Republic of Korea launching nukes at anyone?

The fancy is indeed no other than a mode of memory emancipated from the order of space and time. -- Samuel Taylor Coleridge