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Comment: Too many languages (Score 1) 274

by Thraxy (#49281677) Attached to: Speaking a Second Language May Change How You See the World

I speak 3 languages and I think the world is generally shit. Maybe if I unlearn one of the languages I'll have a "best" world view. I'm thinking it has something to do with odd and even numbers. Odd number = oh everything is shit. Even number = flowers and unicorns.

I didn't read the article. I just came here to make pointless satire.

Comment: I hope they have fun with that (Score 1) 85

by Thraxy (#49281649) Attached to: Australia May Introduce Site Blocking To Prevent Copyright Infringement

The fact is, youtube is the biggest host for copyright infringed material and google search is the best way to find other sources for pirating. So unless they plan on blocking all Google services they can stick their legislation in their down under.

Don't get me wrong. I'm not advocating piracy or anything. I just find it funny how people who seamingly know nothing about how the internet works can be tasked with writing legislation for how to police it. What we need to do is make a public collection, so we as people can start throwing money at politicians, just like the big companies do. That way maybe we'll get something done that actually means a damn to humanity instead of big business.

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