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Comment Re:bullshit - gmail does NOT recognize dots (Score 1) 239

Oh, nuts, please disregard what I posted above. Somehow, I got it into my memory that-- in addition to what my GP posted-- Google had also opted to use the dot at the end of your email address as a replacement for the + functionality called out in the RFCs (and explicitly disallowed the plus.) But looking back through early news discussions of gmail, I can't find mention of that, so likely it is a fabrication of my mind.

Comment Re:Back in about 1994 (Score 1) 618

While you may be correct in stating that a 32-bit wide bus can address 2^32 memory positions, I fail to see how that makes TFA wrong. TFA has naught to do with bus width. Under discussion here is 2^30 being 1 GiB, vs 10^9 being 1 GB. Why are you bringing 4 GiB into the discussion?

Comment Re:When it goes the other way... (Score 1) 307

It can be both, and I believe it is. We are used to parodies changing the words and keeping the music essentially the same. This song changes the music, and keeps the lyrics largely the same, I believe that still meets the definition of parody that wikipedia proffers.

However, I was apparently incorrect in asserting that the legal sticking point had anything to do with parody. Instead the legal sticking point is that it is licensed as a cover, just as you alluded. (Though there seems to be some question about the wholly new parts that JC added, such as the duck quack.) The fact that the cover is parodical is not really a material fact. My bad.

Comment Re:MOD PARENT UP!!! (Score 1) 943

This shifts wealth to those people who hold cash, a non-productive asset.
This increase real interest rates, deterring investments in productive assets.

I followed your line of reasoning until that last line. If you assume this cash is held in a bank, then these dollars are still lendable (even multiple times over, if you assume we haven't also done away with fractional reserve, along with this presumed return to a gold standard.) Or, are you assuming that these wealthy people are squirreling all their gold-backed currency away under their mattresses?

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