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Comment: Re:The Pirate Bay (Score 1) 301

by Some_Llama (#48611739) Attached to: The Pirate Bay Responds To Raid

If you want to defend the status quo, that's fine, but when you try to condense this argument into a pithy one-liner, all you do is muddy the waters, and ensure no discussion can be had.

I'm not defending the status quo. I'm insulting people who think it's they're right to consume, and they shouldn't have to pay.

it is they are right to consume?

nice grammar idiot.

I'm not defending grammar, just insulting people who don't know how to properly use grammar.

Comment: Re:The Pirate Bay (Score 2) 301

by Some_Llama (#48611171) Attached to: The Pirate Bay Responds To Raid

You have no right to the content in my daily journal, or the diary of someone else. That's my content and theirs. Claiming that a movie or song is "culture" is laughable. I've not stated that content is "property" - they're your words. But if I produce content of some kind that does not give to a right to view/hear/read it.

nice strawman, let's explore both statements

1. "You have no right to the content in my daily journal, or the diary of someone else. That's my content and theirs."
as long as they are unpublished you are absolutely correct.

2. Claiming that a movie or song is "culture" is laughable.
absolutely wrong. just because you say something does not make it so, like in this case, where movies and songs are published works and once consumed by a culture, becomes part of that culture.

3. But if I produce content of some kind that does not give to a right to view/hear/read it.
only if you keep it private.

you are confusing the issue by imposing an apple in between two oranges and then describing values and issues that only effect oranges.

Comment: Re:The Pirate Bay (Score 1) 301

by Some_Llama (#48610729) Attached to: The Pirate Bay Responds To Raid

As for the rest of the artists and their producers and their distributors: if you don't like paying what they ask, then don't consume their product. It's really very simple.

how's this for simple?

1. i don't like paying what they ask so i don't consume their product.
2. i don't like paying what they ask but i do consume their product.

in both cases the "producers" get nothing and (more importantly) they LOSE NOTHING (because this is a digital media).

So i guess i have to ask...

why do you care?

Comment: Re:Ecology vs archeology (Score 1) 464

by Some_Llama (#48604909) Attached to: Peru Indignant After Greenpeace Damages Ancient Nazca Site

You know in a few seconds you could have found several sources -- some decades old, so untainted by this issue or modern "right-wing exaggeration" -- that would have told you that the area is a near-lifeless desert with effectively no precipitation and practically no wind erosion.

even thinking about it for a second before posting would have made the poster realize that this sentence is just absurd:

"somehow I think it highly unlikely that people and animals avoided walking at that location for thousands of years as well as off course full exposure to weathering, wind and rain, which will obviously return the surface to uniform finish in short order."

but yet the images at the site nonetheless has existed for thousands of years.

Comment: Re:What the hell is wrong with Millennials?! (Score 1) 464

by Some_Llama (#48604861) Attached to: Peru Indignant After Greenpeace Damages Ancient Nazca Site

By the way, channeling ancient Greek complaints about the youth isn't exactly original.

neither is making the same statement 4 times, in slightly different ways. (was probably more than 4 but i lost interest/count)

maybe make the false reference again as to how crime, pregnancy, and drug use is lower now than ever as well, because i'm still not tired of hearing it.

Comment: Re:Muslims? (Score 1) 872

by Some_Llama (#48604011) Attached to: Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

Really the crusades were just mass rape, pillage and murder with no regard or care for who they were killing. It is amusing when some try to justify it, people have always done shitty things in the names of the various religions and as long as religions continue to dominate a large proportion of the planet I am sure it will continue indefinitely.

wish i could mod you up but i got swept up in the commenting :)

Comment: Re:What's recent? (Score 1) 872

by Some_Llama (#48603973) Attached to: Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

"If you don't understand why Muslims are angry about drawings of Mohammed, then you are a big part of the problem."

I disagree, it is the observer of a belief that is charged with upholding that belief, people who are not muslim have NO OBLIGATION to uphold the teachings of islam.

If they are angry that is fine but misguided, if the think violence is a just response to that anger then they are wrong.

If you can't see where the road obviously leads when you expect other people who don't hold your beliefs to live a life that obeys your beliefs, then you are the problem.

Comment: Re:Muslims? (Score 1) 872

by Some_Llama (#48603881) Attached to: Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

" Christianity ran up a pretty impressive body count during the middle ages. "

I think you meant to say Catholicism.

I am a christian but not a catholic.

in a related note, I also never killed anyone in the middle ages, maybe we should just consider the acts of violence rather than the justifications of those who commit the acts, as the justifications are rather moot.

I would care less about why someone is killed my family than the actual act, and if i took revenge on that act it would have less to do with my hatred of their reasoning and more about the act they committed against me.

Comment: Re:Not Likely (Score 1) 325

by Some_Llama (#48549687) Attached to: Heathrow Plane In Near Miss With Drone

"An airliner in the pattern is doing well over 100 MPH just to stay in the air. They are way too busy checking lists, communicating with ATC and flying the plane to spot some 48" Quadcopter off their wingtip"

I'm pretty sure not only do they have multiple pilots in the cockpit (isn't minimum two for commercial flight?) but i'm very sure they aren't "checking lists" when they are 700 ft off the ground on approach.

When all you have in front of you is less and less sky and more and more earth coming towards you fast, you tend to notice small things in the path of your plane (be it wires, blinking lights, or birds of the same size), especially since birds cause crashes all the time.

take off the hat "once" in a while. (although that's how they "get ya")

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