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Comment: Re:Since when rewarding pirates is "good"? (Score 1) 214

by znrt (#49738709) Attached to: Microsoft Confirms It Won't Offer Free Windows 10 Upgrades To Pirates

with intent to deprive the rightful owner of it

this is also necessary condition for 'theft' in about any legal code. this condition is not met in this case, and unless you can prove it is, your discourse just doesn't stand.

if you're betting on 'loss of rightful revenue', it's a skewed and controversial concept. the problem here is the term 'rightful' which is a nebulose trying to coerce 'their right to sell' into 'my obligation to buy'. needless to say, i don't buy it. but even then, assuming some imaginary context where that 'rightful revenue' really existed ... you can't 'deprive' someone of something they never had. so without deprivation it can't possibly be theft, and i'm not a thief. you should be really able to grasp this simple and fundamental fact.

call it something else. take your pick, i don't care. but calling it theft is irrational or dishonest or both.

Comment: Re:Since when rewarding pirates is "good"? (Score 1) 214

by znrt (#49729571) Attached to: Microsoft Confirms It Won't Offer Free Windows 10 Upgrades To Pirates

sigh ... since you insist in totally ignoring the accepted meaning of 'theft' i assume you are not interested in any rational discussion whatsoever. as for me, i'm not interested in watching you writing 'thief' in a loop, in bold caps and with exclamation marks, as if you were having a mental breakdown. you have made your point. have a cookie. take care.

Comment: Re:Since when rewarding pirates is "good"? (Score 1) 214

by znrt (#49727965) Attached to: Microsoft Confirms It Won't Offer Free Windows 10 Upgrades To Pirates

can you help me find the right word (not phrase) for a person who uses the product of someone else's work without the producer's permission?

i have no need to define such a person because i see nothing special or particularly defining in that act, so please suit yourself. my point, however, is that equating this with 'theft' or 'piracy' can't possibly be attributed to lack of knowledge of the language, but very much with deliberate misrepresentation and intoxication. not saying you are the source, though, it's very widespread bullshit and my impression is that you just swallowed it without critical thinking. i hereby just invite you to deeper reflection. how would YOU call such a person?

Comment: Re:Since when rewarding pirates is "good"? (Score 1) 214

words have meaning, meaning is important. you even spout that proudly on your own sig.

Full Definition of THEFT
1a : the act of stealing; specifically : the felonious taking and removing of personal property with intent to deprive the rightful owner of it

so since i'm not depriving anyone of anything, not even 'loss of rightful revenue" because there never was any to begin with, what i do can harldy be theft, no matter how much you want to put it in bold letters and ... well, twist the meaning of words to misrepresent it. catch the irony, troll.

Comment: Re:Since when rewarding pirates is "good"? (Score 1) 214

As you can understand from my comments, i dislike piracy. And because i agree with you that switching to free software is an option, with many benefits (even if i don't dislike proprietary software), i dislike piracy even more.

and i dislike the bullshit in equating use of software without a license to piracy. so what? do you have something interesting to say about the topic or not?

i don't. but that's just because i don't give a crap about windows and its licenses. i have non-genuine w7 to run games, i would't personally use it for anything else, nor do i want it, so why should i pay any license? and no doubt i will have a non-genuine w-whatever as soon as games ask for it. that's a deal between game developers and microsoft, they should sort that out themselves or else let me choose. i don't think the game developer has any issue with my windows being non-genuine, so why should i? you calling me a pirate because of this only makes you look funny. you know, 'pirates', those guys used to barbecue your guts after pulling them out of you after raping you. you ip zealots really should get a grip already.

Comment: Re:Any police killed in the crossfire? (Score 1) 143

by znrt (#49465737) Attached to: Spain's Hologram Protest: Thousands Join Virtual March In Madrid

because they are in every big protest, and have been identified many times. because you can spot them wearing headphones and talking to center command. because they have been captured on video throwing stones and inciting riots. because they are routinely identified and exposed by the crowd, and told to get the fuck out of the demonstration, which they promptly do, although not a single one of them has been harmed up to this date in these situations (on one instance however they got scared and had to be rescued by anti-riots, although anybody had touched a single hair of them, just shouts). because the fact is 99% of people in these demonstrations is peaceful and has actually very good reasons to be there.

Comment: Re:The truth is, as always, more complicated... (Score 1) 143

by znrt (#49465569) Attached to: Spain's Hologram Protest: Thousands Join Virtual March In Madrid

to add to this, there is a brand new political force in spain ("podemos", literally "we can") that is expected to overturn both traditional (right/lefty right bipartisanship) pro-stablishment parties. this is an absolute novelty. this new political party does have some "left" ideology although it declares itself neutral (go figure). it's supposedly a grassroots party made up of simple citizen, and there is a very real chance they get to power. main program points are emergency mitigation of social impact of the financial crisis, fighting corruption and reconstruction of presently greatly diminished democracy.

however, being myself very skeptical about this new party, the real danger to fear if they get to power isn't what they could do, but the predictable reaction of the right (plus probably part of the left) which i expect to be specially ruthless and might even end in a coup d'état or even a bloodbath. spain is essentially a deeply corrupt oligarchy and they will not allow to be displaced so easily. has happened before (see spanish civil war).

Comment: Re:The truth is, as always, more complicated... (Score 1) 143

by znrt (#49465431) Attached to: Spain's Hologram Protest: Thousands Join Virtual March In Madrid

this poster above must be the equivalent of a teabagger. just to put his bullshit in context.

the spanish "left" has been a minority since franco. there is no real viable "left" alternative as much as there isn't any in the us, where calling democrats "left" would be a big stretch (that would be in spain the official workers party, for which "socialism" is just a funny part of the name, and just equally corrupt as the right.)

the part about protests is just outright lie. while there's little positive to say about the official spanish "left" (which actually isn't) there is nothing more socially hostile, disrupting and ruthless than the spanish "right" in opposition, on every level. they control the media, the judiciary and most big businesses and know all too well how to use that to good advantage. on the streets, spain has still a very signifficant share of far right extremists, and they are tightly entrenched with the police. most violent actions from these extreme right groups go largely ignored, if not directly supported by the police. anticapitalist or mere social protests, however, are dealt with switly and harshly, with people having got hefty fines or even jail time just for being randomly picked up at or near protests. this recent gag law is just pushing to a extreme what has been an already dire situation for people's rights for years, as has been extensively reported by world oprganizations abroad already. yes, it seems bad things are about to happen, and they know it. i'm guessing they even want them to happen ...

Comment: Re:The internet generation (Score 1) 131

by znrt (#49440473) Attached to: Why Some Developers Are Live-Streaming Their Coding Sessions

Social networks don't turn people in to narcissistic pricks, it feeds on the fact that most people already are.

narcissism is to a great extent a consequence of our failed social education impregnated with sick individualism, from which social networks are part of so yes, they do. if not the root cause, still a great amplifier.

at least it has some utility, since they expose themselves in public: if you are looking for a decent coder you can safely filter out prima donnas like this and spare you some headache.

Comment: Re: I do not understand (Score 1) 538

ok, then. can we be friends now? :-)

also please note i never told anyone how to express themselves. i just pointed out the underlying nonsense in response to someone sort of reprobating someone else for the pun word "usians". of course it was a pun, but you guys should expect that (and hopefully with a tiny bit of humor) from the moment on you mangle meanings in such a way. not a problem at all but it's just natural that other people might get confused.

btw, both [sic]'s i assume were also a joke. just for the record, i didn't get it. i hate missing jokes.

Comment: Re: I do not understand (Score 1) 538

no, you were wrong. you said:

I only speak four, and here are the words they use:
Spanish: americano
Italian: americano
French: américain
German: Amerikaner

which implies that's the only form. it isn't. at all. its adoption varies but other forms are actually more prevalent in several instances, probably most. spanish language academy, for instance, expressly states that "americano" in lieu of "estadounidense" is incorrect, and should not be used. that's a board of over 40 phylologists and i'd say they have a point. of course if you disagree (or think they're just being arrogant), you can go argue with them.

while I have been making an impartial observation on their actual prevalence in usage

wrong again. see above.

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