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Comment: Re:Money is fungible (Score 1) 54

by sunking2 (#47986239) Attached to: Stanford Promises Not To Use Google Money For Privacy Research
Which is why there are accounting rules. I'm not saying it can't/isn't being done. But it isn't as simple as you lead on either. It's more about accountability to all the other people giving money for grants. Who would do it if they had no way of insuring the money they give goes to what they are giving it for.

Comment: Oh please (Score 4, Insightful) 300

by sunking2 (#47748899) Attached to: Put A Red Cross PSA In Front Of the ISIS Beheading Video
The real question is why do we live in a society that thinks they need actually see this as opposed to reading. I didn't need to to go search out the video to understand the significance of what happened. I think the fact we live in a society that seems to "need" to see such is very telling. Whether you've seen it or not changes none of the facts, and in no way should influence how you feel about such matters.

Comment: Devils advocate (Score 1) 214

by sunking2 (#47448369) Attached to: Economist: File Sharing's Impact On Movies Is Modest At Most
The money spent trying to stop piracy is a direct result of piracy. So you can take that money spent right off the bottom line and attribute it to piracy. The fact is people do receive a service without paying for it. All you have to do is find one person who has downloaded a movie instead of going to see it in the theaters to prove this. Let's be honest here and compare the number of people who download movies so they don't have to spend money to see it to those who download them to see if they want to spend money. We all know how that number looks.

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