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Comment: Doxxing? You've learned a new word, haven't you? (Score 2) 467

So are journalism and police investigation or public courts doxxing too? Basically if you're not allowed to break law anonymously, you're being doxxed, yes? Seems to me the discussion is ignoring basic facts: those trolls broke the law. If the law was enforced the way it is supposed to, they would likely end up in criminal court (I am not american, but I am assuming it is not legal to threaten someone with rape over there). Then suspension would have been the least of their worries. Some here said the "punishment" was disproportionate. As opposed to what? If he didn't do nothing or went to the police (same thing), then how proportionate would the punishment be then? Also what do you suppose would happen if they threaten his daughter in public. Would they be suspended then? Do they deserve some sort protection because they did it over the internet? Please. No, what he did was awful. But I don't see any of the other outcomes being better. Its just that any other course of action wouldn't rock the boat so much and that's what we've always hated.

Comment: Re: It's bullshit, but it's the same bullshit as (Score 1) 192

by theCzechGuy (#48617305) Attached to: Microsoft To US Gov't: the World's Servers Are Not Yours For the Taking
I agree. What I was trying to say is Google adding ads to email is not the same as a cable TV adding ads to a letter with a bill. In one case, it is the sender adding ads (perfectly OK from civil rights point of view), in the other it is the delivery service itself modyfing mail that should have been confident (the opposite of perfectly OK). Perhaps just a rhetoric detail though.

Comment: Re: Hmm (Score 4, Insightful) 81

by theCzechGuy (#48617105) Attached to: SpaceX To Attempt Falcon 9 Landing On Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship
Really? So how many space contractors can deliver payload to ISS at this moment? SpaceX isn't doing anything better than all those that can't? And how many contractors can deliver a kilogram of payload to the orbit for a comparable price to SpaceX? I get that some people may be sick all the adoration SpaceX is getting lately, but that's not a good excuse for ignoring the reality and substituting your own.

Comment: Re: It's bullshit, but it's the same bullshit as u (Score 1) 192

by theCzechGuy (#48562429) Attached to: Microsoft To US Gov't: the World's Servers Are Not Yours For the Taking
That is bad analogy. The postal service would have to do that. In that case, all bets would be off, because if its OK for postal service to open the mail, then it is certainly OK for the government to do so. Whether its OK for them to do that if its actually Irish mail is a different question...

Comment: Re: Who cares, it's just bits (Score 1) 131

by theCzechGuy (#47397621) Attached to: Oculus Suspends Oculus Rift Dev Kit Sales In China
You're not listening. These are dev kits, they are not sold for profit, they are sold to create developer ecosystem. Production and distribution costs something, you understand that, right? Because of economies of scale, units produced and sold in small numbers may actually cost more that the final product if they don't make any profit at all. Besides if profit was the only thing Oculus cares about then why would they care who buys the devices? Riddle me that.

Comment: Re:Founding Fathers do facepalm (Score 1) 347

by theCzechGuy (#33551608) Attached to: Pentagon Aims To Buy Up Book

Like I said, there's no line and with all respect, I think you're still trying to draw it. Keep in mind there are even such things as self censorship and soft censorship. It doesn't matter how you dress it up or what reason you have for doing it, censorship is censorship. You don't see the military asserting any right in the second edition, because that's the one that has all the unwanted bits already taken out.

Note that I not condemning it or making any assertion about its morality.

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