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Comment: Re:It's not stealing. (Score 1) 408 408

by agm (#49845547) Attached to: Bell Media President Says Canadians Are 'Stealing' US Netflix Content

Using a VPN in this regard is not copyright violation (at least, not by the end user). I connect to a Netflix server using a Netflix account that is being paid for, I ask the server (via my client software) to start streaming me a movie and their server starts streaming it. If they were not allowed to stream it to me then they are breaking the rules, not I.

If you are not permiited to give me something that you possess and I ask you for it, who is at fault if you then give it to me? Surely you would be, not I.

IP address is not a sensible way to tell where someone is. I think Netflix use this mechanism because they are happy for people abroad to pay them a monthly fee to access their service. Why wouldn't they be?

Comment: Re:It's not stealing. (Score 1) 408 408

by agm (#49843109) Attached to: Bell Media President Says Canadians Are 'Stealing' US Netflix Content

A company can't do this with anything else we buy, so why should it be able to for digital content? If I buy a pair of jeans there is no way someone can stop me from taking them to another country.

The only rule being broken here is that you have to lie about your address when you sign up for US Netflix. That's not a criminal issue, it's a civil one.

Comment: Re:No, it won't. (Score 1) 866 866

by agm (#49685399) Attached to: Religious Affiliation Shrinking In the US

Why do we have religion?

Religion is natural reaction to our fear of dying. Until we find a way to make us immortal on earth, there will always be belief in the afterlife.

Belief in an afterlife doesn't mean there is an afterlife. People who cannot imagine not existing haven't thought hard enough about it. What was if like before your birth?

I think that belief in an afterlife as a way to make us feel better is intellectually dishonest. It's also an extremely dangerous belief as is evident from history and current events.

Comment: Re:It was an app on a WORK-Issued Phone! (Score 0) 776 776

by agm (#49669227) Attached to: Worker Fired For Disabling GPS App That Tracked Her 24 Hours a Day

Exactly. There should still have been mention that the required app had that functionality.

Honestly, I'm really hoping she wins this. Businesses have far too much invasion as it is, and it's way past time that ceases.

Surely she should have left the phone at home. The employer didn't force her to tack this tracking device with her everywhere she goes.

Comment: Re:Well I think this is useful. (Score 1) 199 199

by agm (#49489729) Attached to: Chrome 42 Launches With Push Notifications

Doesn't look cross platform to me. For example: it appears as if there is no Linux support. The iOS support is a native app which put you at the whim of the Apple approval process. I don't consider that to be cross platform. Web apps aren't subject to that process.

There is no market for linux applications - the key word being "Market". You can't make a living selling your software, unlike BSD, OSX, Windows, iOS, and the Android runtime.

Thanks for telling me what the market for my particular kind of app is.

Also, your claim that "it's subject to Apple's whims" is so bogus it's not a joke. This applies to ANY product being developed for iOS

Not for those apps developed using browser technology. Unless you can point me to evidence that shows Apple vetting what website you can and cannot view.

- your claim was that there were no cross-platform tools, which you are now trying to back up with lies by not just moving the goalposts, but by using made-up definitions that nobody else recognizes. It's really insulting.

The most cross platform platform is the browser. You pointed to a framework that does not run on Linux (which is a viable market for certain kinds of apps) and is not cross platform on iOS (without forcing you to go through their review process which many legitimate types of apps would not pass).

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