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Comment Re:Military the first one, huh? (Score 2) 301

As for WW2, the honours would have to be shared between the USSR and the US.

Well, given that 5 million German troops were lost on the eastern front against Soviet Russia and ~800 000 were lost on the western front against allied troops (also british, canadian, etc.), many would say a greater part of the honour would belong to USSR.


Comment Implications for torrent sites? (Score 5, Interesting) 156

I do not know exactly how oink works (worked?), but from the quote

All I do is really like Google, to really provide a connection between people. None of the music is on my website.

Wouldn't that make exactly the same defence valid for Pirate Bay and other torrent sites?

Comment Re:UK citizen? (Score 2, Interesting) 571

Yes, but it seems to be a one way street? Remember the US air force pilot that killed 20 people when cutting the cables of a cable car in Italy, some years ago?

Iirc they wanted him extradited to Italy, but that was a no go. He was tried in the US and the jury found him "not guilty".

"Well, it don't make the sun shine, but at least it don't deepen the shit." -- Straiter Empy, in _Riddley_Walker_ by Russell Hoban