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Comment Re:Copyrigt was created because of greedy publishe (Score 2) 309

"However if production companies were offered the amazing windfall profit of free contemporary music"

Are you seriously labeling music from 1956 "contemporary"? That's a stretch. In 1956, my parents weren't even born yeat and my grandmother wasn't allowed to Vote in Mississippi. We hadn't even been to the moon yet.

I understand where you're coming from, but no offense intended: I seriously think you are overvaluing your artistic contributions if you're willing to label something from the late 50's as "contemporary".

Comment Re:This device empowers criminals. (Score 1) 575

They're not talking about scanning random people on the street and taking their guns. They're talking about scanning arrestees instead of frisking them. If you're getting frisked, we're no longer talking about "law abiding citizens".

Granted, they certainly could use this device to scan random people. But that's an unconstitutional search which the Supreme Court would slap the Hell out of. Remember: fear the people, not the tool.

Yes, because only people who break the law get arrested. Also: there are no innocent people in jail, and the police never give a little extra attention to "brown people" and "terrorist types". Fear the people indeed... Now I remember why I stopped coming to this site two or three years ago, because of uninformed nonsense posts like that...

Comment Re:A bit late? (Score 1) 735

"I have no problem with revenge against useless fucks too lazy to do anything to help others."

Ironically, this very attitude is the reason why I wouldn't help someone like you. /points-at-you

If you aren't able to control your emotions any better than that, I'm sure you're also one of those people who would sue me for pulling you out of a car wreck. I figure at that point, the only winning strategy is not to play. That means letting you die or whatever.

Sorry bub...

Comment Re:On the other hand... (Score 1) 318

Good riddance indeed. Next on the list of undesirable are those people spend more time than me playing, are better players than me, and especially the ones that are better at manipulating the AH than I am.

It gives them an unfair advantage, and screws with the game economy, just like botting. Throw them under a buss I say! /spit

Comment Re:Good for you (Score -1, Flamebait) 245

I love how everyone's all self righteous about the whole thing. In case you weren't aware, Apple doesn't care about YOU as an individual customer, any more than Pystar, or any other corporation for that matter.

I just can't wait until Apple takes a big chunk out of the hands of the fanbois that feed them. When they find a prettier girl to court, you'll be in the same boat as the submitter...

Comment Re:I don't think that was the reason for the rulin (Score 4, Insightful) 282

In plain view means just that, in plain view. Even using your analogy of headlights on a police cruiser, you still can't use headlights to peer into someone's house THROUGH THE WALL or ROOF.

The spirit of the law is that people have the right to do just about whatever they want in their house, behind closed doors/walls without being subject to a "casual inspection" by the police. Sure, it allows some people to do "bad things" without getting caught sometimes, but more importantly, it keeps the government from being able to micromanage your daily life.

Sure, because of "global terror" and a bunch of other scary words, people are more readily giving up their personal rights for "safety", but that doesn't automatically make it a good/smart thing.

Basically, if it isn't grossly obvious that you're doing something illegal, the Police should leave you the hell alone and go find someone who IS breaking the law in public. In my experience, that's not a very difficult thing to find...

Comment Re:It's straightforward (Score 2, Insightful) 587

Stallman has talked about the ethical dilemma for years and as far as I can tell, it exists with all propriety software:

-I write propriety software.
-I decide I don't want to support it any more.
-You "really need" or want to use my software. You paid for it, so you should be able to use it, right?
-You find a bug that is a "show stopper" for you in some way.
-You ask me to fix it.
-I politely tell you to "stuff it".

Is it ethical to break a license to fix software that you didn't create? Even if I don't care if you fix it, if I don't give you written permission to do so, you are probably still breaking the law. What if fixing the software illegally will help save someone's life in some odd way?

That's the whole "ethical" dilemma and I agree with him that it is an absurd situation to be in and it makes no practical sense when you take money out of the picture.

Comment Exactly! (Score 1) 1747


Scientist X: No, no, no! Your theory is all wrong, there are only 95.3 Jigga-watts in a Mega-Joule of Amptonium!

Scientist Y: Preposterous, my paper PROVES that there are indeed 98.6 Jigga-watts in a Mega-Joule of Amptonium!

Joe Sixpack: What the hell is a Jigga-watt!?!?

Comment Re:Pro-tip: Shoot them dead. (Score 1) 770

So by your line of thinking, if someone thought YOU were "bad" (whatever that means), you wouldn't object to them killing YOU? Jews were "bad" by some people's definition, so I guess that was OK too, huh?

"Killing all the bad people" won't make the problem go away, it just makes room for the next wave of "bad" people. Grow up.

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