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Comment: Re:Can Lenovo Be Sued? (Score 1) 144

by pbhj (#49091381) Attached to: Superfish Security Certificate Password Cracked, Creating New Attack Vector

If the law sees it that way then you need to start selling to businesses and include small print that says "by accepting these goods you sign over all property, goods, chattels and monies under your or the accepting company's ownership, stewardship or control to us without let or hindrance from the date and time noted".

The court then to remain consistent would need to ensure that this small print is held to be equally valid ...

Comment: Re:Useless complaint center (Score 1) 217

by pbhj (#48842457) Attached to: FCC May Permit Robocalls To Cell Phones -- If They Are Calling a Wrong Number

>But I worked for a company that got $88,000 in fines in a single month. //

And still found it profitable to harass people by phone? Usually such fines are miniscule compared to the companies operating funds and so just get absorbed in to the costs of doing business rather than altering the company's behaviour.

Comment: Re:And their reasoning is? (Score 1) 1350

by pbhj (#48760809) Attached to: Gunmen Kill 12, Wound 7 At French Magazine HQ

If there was really a prohibition against "creating visual depictions of figures" then there would be no TV or photography in use by muslims. Writing certain languages would be right out too, anything with characters based on pictograms of [human] figures.

But there isn't, it's a very new thing. IMO it's been brought in as an excuse to justify violence that would be otherwise so abhorrent to most people who call themselves muslims that they'd probably risk death in favour of apostasy. If however those who want to control the muslim population feign offense and cry that they're only trying to protect Islam then they can win over "cultural" muslims.

Comment: Re:islam (Score 1) 1350

by pbhj (#48760613) Attached to: Gunmen Kill 12, Wound 7 At French Magazine HQ

>*all of which were surrounded by religious fervour.* //

That's absolute crap. The IRA weren't battling to spread Christianity in any way shape or form; some of them may have been Christians however. The Provisional IRA are probably the group most associated with terrorist activity (at least in my lifetime), the Manchester Bombings are probably the event that I most remember from "the troubles". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P...

If you can find any reference to them considering they were waging a war to promote Christianity I'd be very interested; they're mostly associated with Marxism from what I can tell. Here's the Papal view on what you're calling Catholic terrorism (if it contradicts the pope it ain't [Roman] Catholic):

>'9. Secondly, peace cannot be established by violence, peace can never flourish in a climate of terror, intimidation and death. It is Jesus himself who said : "All who take the sword will perish by the sword" (Mt 26 :52). This is the word of God, and it commands this generation of violent men to desist from hatred and violence and to repent.'

>'I join my voice today to the voice of Paul VI and my other predecessors, to the voices of your religious leaders, to the voices of all men and women of reason, and I proclaim, with the conviction of my faith in Christ and with an awareness of my mission, that violence is evil, that violence is unacceptable as a solution to problems, that violence is unworthy of man. Violence is a lie, for it goes against the truth of our faith, the truth of our humanity. Violence destroys what it claims to defend: the dignity, the life, the freedom of human beings. Violence is a crime against humanity, for it destroys the very fabric of society. I pray with you that the moral sense and Christian conviction of Irish men and women may never become obscured and blunted by the lie of violence, that nobody may ever call murder by any other name than murder, that the spiral of violence may never be given the distinction of unavoidable logic or necessary retaliation. Let us remember that the word remains for ever : "All who take the sword will perish by the sword". '

(Pope John Paul II, 1979 visit to Ireland, http://www.vatican.va/holy_fat...)

Comment: Re:Christianity. (Score 1) 1350

by pbhj (#48760373) Attached to: Gunmen Kill 12, Wound 7 At French Magazine HQ

The New Living Translation at Romans 1:32 (https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans+1%3A24-32&version=NIV;NASB;MSG;NLT) says "They know God’s justice requires that those who do these things deserve to die, yet they do them anyway. Worse yet, they encourage others to do them, too." which is quite different to your quote. The NLT is a non-direct translation, one of the looser ones, written in more modern language. You should always use several translations if you're not going to study in depth the original texts.

You also break at 1:32, in the original there was no break there the following point is key, Paul writes that we shouldn't be so quick to judge those we perceive as offending God as we too are really amongst that number - nonetheless God will judge all mercifully and according to the good they have done. See Romans 2, https://www.biblegateway.com/p....

However you do get to the heart of Jesus message here - his message is that whilst we all have sinned, we all have done things that offend God's order and all are worthy to die and so cease to be INSTEAD Jesus has sacrificed himself and paid the price that we all can turn from sin and be saved through him, restoring our relationship with God, and ultimately being with God for eternity in heaven.

Presumably your intention was to show that Christianity allows killing, yet none of your citations relate bar one and that one goes quite contrary to your apparent position.

Comment: Re:Amazon is run by Nazis (Score 1) 138

by pbhj (#48604063) Attached to: Amazon UK Glitch Sells Thousands of Products For a Penny

Whilst I know the Sale of Goods Act 1979 says that for a bricks-and-mortar store the invitation to treat doesn't need to be honoured until the money has been accepted for the goods, I'm wondering for online transactions at what point the implicit contract is "signed". Does the retailer sign the "contract" when they take payment, when they deliver, what?

Comment: Re:Valid release (Score 1) 158

by pbhj (#48601817) Attached to: 9th Circuit Will Revisit "Innocence of Muslims" Takedown Order

>"someone who appears in media (any form, but particularly film/video) has the right to object if their performance is distorted" //

I suspect you're misunderstanding. If a film portrays a real person falsely then the person has a libel claim (under eg UK law). If an actor plays a role and that role demonstrates that the character is a pathological beacon of hatred, a sadistic coward or whatever, then the actor isn't being misrepresented as they are merely playing a role, no natural person is being unfairly treated only a [fictional/historic] character is being [unfairly] libelled. There is nothing to be done about that, you can't injure/libel a fiction.

An actor has as much say in the final form of the film as they put in their contract.

Comment: Re:Valid release (Score 1) 158

by pbhj (#48601759) Attached to: 9th Circuit Will Revisit "Innocence of Muslims" Takedown Order

>" as if she had spoken them" //

The actress seems to have a fundamental misunderstanding of her vocation. An actress speaking lines is playing a part, it is not her that speaks, it is her character. If the characters comments are altered by playwrights/directors/whoever then over-dubbing can be required.

This all seems to be a construction to avoid idiot Islamic adherents, who make the same misunderstanding, causing people [physical] harm. It's definitely nothing to do with copyright; nor is it defamation of the actresses own character as she is not in the movie, she plays the part of someone who is in it.

Comment: Re:There are alternatives... (Score 1) 174

by pbhj (#47951007) Attached to: The Minecraft Parent

>it's not supposed to be a Minecraft clone

Having just looked at the site I can't really believe this. It has the same visual appearance (like Minecraft to Infiniminer but more so), the same tools in one screenshot, the same placement of the tools. From descriptions it appears to have the same general game mechanics. It doesn't have to be an exact replica to be a "clone" in game terms IMO.

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