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Comment: Re:Can't DRM or Root Kit Vinyl (Score 1) 278

by taustin (#48721233) Attached to: Vinyl's Revival Is Now a Phenomenon On Both Sides of the Atlantic

The fine print on the record sleeve outlines your license agreement (that you agreed to by opening the sleeve), which says that you will not make unauthorized copies or sell the record to anyone who will.

You are apparently unfamiliar with the first sale doctrine. Such "license agreements" date back at least a century (when book publishers tried similar things to keep people from selling used books), and have been shot down by the courts pretty much every single time.

Comment: Re:And also cannot... (Score 2) 755

by taustin (#48700913) Attached to: Science Cannot Prove the Existence of God

You seem to be have some kind of demonic picture in your head about what an atheist is.

If I do, it's because that's what I see from pretty much everyone who calls themselves an atheist. I can only comment on what I see.

Simply not believing in a deity does not magically transform everyone into a cunt, you know.

Perhaps you're confusing cause and effect. Maybe being a cunt magically transforms you in to an atheist.

Comment: Re:And also cannot... (Score 0, Flamebait) 755

by taustin (#48700563) Attached to: Science Cannot Prove the Existence of God

I'm not Christian. Never claimed to be. So stop lying about what other people have said. Atheists seem to do that a lot. Just like the wingnuts at the other end of the spectrum. Honestly, I can't tell them apart. Since I can't be bothered to take either seriously enough to actually listen to their drivel.

Comment: Re:The idea or concept of god... (Score 5, Insightful) 755

by taustin (#48700321) Attached to: Science Cannot Prove the Existence of God

... violates how language works, when one defines a concept in language it's drawn from the environment, there is no "god" to point to in our environment. If I say house I can point to it, if I say car, I can point to it. The same cannot be said for god.

I'm curious. Are you saying that you can point to, say, love, beauty, or freedom? Or are you saying that they don't exist?

What a sad, empty life it would be, to live in a world without abstract concepts.

Comment: Re:What is the problem here? (Score 2) 137

by taustin (#48610055) Attached to: Microsoft Gets Industry Support Against US Search Of Data In Ireland

The order isn't against any person or entity in Ireland. It is against a US company, and US employees, who can access the data from their desks in the US. Under US law, it is certainly a valid order. Under Irish law, it is not. There is a conflict that the US prosecutor (and judge) do not want to (or can't, under current law) address. No matter what Microsoft does, they will break the law somewhere.

This is a surprisingly (for the source) thoughtful account of things so far, and explains the reasoning behind the order.

I doubt you will bother to ready it, and likely won't understand it if you do, and certainly won't care, but there it is.

Comment: Re:A matter of procedure... (Score 2) 137

by taustin (#48609925) Attached to: Microsoft Gets Industry Support Against US Search Of Data In Ireland

There are provisions that the Irish government has apparently said would be the right way to go. But the US courts are a lot more lax on standards of probably cause, apparently, and for reasons unknown, prosecutors do not want to show their cards to the Irish courts.

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