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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.

Comment: Re:Founding Fathers do facepalm (Score 3, Insightful) 347

by theCzechGuy (#33548526) Attached to: Pentagon Aims To Buy Up Book
Nope, the "editing" is still censorship. There are many forms of censorship and reasons to do it, but the fact there is some kind of censorship in most states, even those that are supposed to be democratic. After all, the communists didn't prevent most authors and journalists from publishing, they just asserted the right to say what is ok and what isn't. And when it wasn't, there was editing. Yet saying the communist didn't censor the newspapers that were published is a little bit of a stretch. Like many thing the problem of censorship is not a black and white thing and there is no clearly visible line that has the freedom and law on one side and the orwellian nightmare on the other.

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