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Comment Re:whose fraud??? (Score 3, Interesting) 188

Out of curiosity, how do you feel about "bong" shops? Does anyone actually believe someone is going to smoke tobacco in a water bong? At least, 99% of the time anyway. But yet "head shops" are legal. Why is "copyrighted" material special? Why does it get protection of "could be used for.."

Disclaimer: yes I know weed is now "legal" many places, but the analogy still holds.

Comment simple (Score 1) 514

Take old phone, factory reset it. go through customs, find free wifi. reload phone....

The shit is getting easier and easier.

The next step is they'll hold you up, require your google or dropbox password...

We live in interesting times. until the "world" catches up to tech. Don't know which way things are going... 1984? Johnny Mnemonic? Blade Runner?

Comment Re:How is that wrong? (Score 3, Insightful) 292

Again look to history.

No, the robber baron's did no such thing, they hindered and stifled competition every where they went. You want a new pick axe? Sorry the general store can't get any because the robber barron keeps "losing" his shipment. BUT you can but this pick axe from the Robber Barron's store for only FIVE TIMES the cost!!!
(if you think they got that filthy rich through "competition" you're mistaken.)

Read what Comshit did to Netfilx, and that's recent history...

I'm not against free markets and capitalism, but they only work where true competition is available. That's not the case, with "utilities" where barrier to entry is astronomical.

Comment Re:How is that wrong? (Score 5, Insightful) 292

---Fewer regulations mean more freedom for companies to try different approaches to providing network services. That in turn, obviously means more jobs... and is better for consumers.---

You SERIOUSLY don't believe that? Not ONCE as that happened. Fewer regulations means static progression and price gouging.

Net neutrality, is the ONLY thing that has stopped VZ and Comshit from completely shutting down your internet access EXCEPT to "their" sites.

Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it-

Read up on the railroad barons of the early 1900's, that exactly where the removal of "net neutrality" will get you.

Comment Re:Neat! (Score 1) 163

I've heard the vulgarity of our entertainment defended with the claim that it reflects society - I wonder, then, why those in charge of Hollywood fight so hard against our desire for cleaner entertainment?

Because, why YOU think you're special and righteous in your desire for "no naughty words". The fact is, NO ONE ELSE CARES. Either they like gore and naughty words (like myself) or the just don't care. Your "fight" is one sided, Hollywood is driven by profits, and no matter how important you think you are. The blunt fact is you and those 5 people like you make up a miniscule part of the "viewers" that it is not even worth their time money wise. In fact you're so insignificant, it is not worth their time to put out "edited" versions of popular movies for you. (hint: if they thought for a second they could increase profits, it would exist)

So basically, you thinking their "fighting" against is akin to the Ants in a mound thinking I'm fighting them when my boot lans on them while I walk through the woods.

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