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Comment Re:Kids (Score 1) 393

There are much more important things in life.

Such as... having children when you don't want them? What is and is not important is subjective to begin with.

And I quite frankly don't see the sense in not leaving a legacy.

You're dead and you don't even get to see it. I guess it can sound interesting while you're alive, but I personally don't see the point.

Comment Re:I wish that Congresscritters... (Score 1) 97

...or their staffs knew half as much about technology as the average teenager.

Then they wouldn't even be able to access their Facebook accounts. Most teenagers hardly seem to be computer literate (not to any degree I'd consider impressive, anyway). They're likely better than these congressman, but not by much.

Comment Re:American Problems (Score 1) 241

Your "free speech" does not trump my rights.

I don't believe you have a right to take away everyone's constitutional rights just because you want to feel safe.

When your "free speech" puts me (or even yourself) in danger you need to flip that > to .

The the very reason why many people oppose the TSA and Patriot Act is because it trades our privacy for (supposed) safety. Even if they kept us safe, I believe they are unacceptable because I think everyone's freedoms trump your 'right' to be safe from unlikely threats. Same with free speech.

Furthermore, with free speech zones, you're only talking about potential threats. Anyone who says something the president disagrees with is put elsewhere where they can't be seen or heard under the guise of keeping the peace. In reality, this is mere security theater.

There are countless valid constitutional arguments

I don't care what the supreme court says or does. No, that's not quite right. They can be wrong, and an example of that was when they allowed war protestors to be arrested due to the "fire in a crowded theater" ruling (later overturned, I believe). I believe very strongly in certain freedoms, and citing supreme court cases isn't going to change that. If that's all you've got to say, you might as well try to convince me that the TSA is a good thing; it'll be about as effective.

Further, Your "free speech" doesn't entitle you to live free on public land forcing the local tax payer to pay for your sanitation and protection and repairs for all damages done (both by squatting and out right vandalism).

You're too fixated on occupy wall street, I think. Free speech zones have been used for much more than that.

"Free speech" doesn't mean you can block traffic or block doors. "Free speech" doesn't mean you live rent free in a tent on public land. I'd bet cold hard cash that if me and 30 of my friends desided to protest your trampling of OUR rights by setting up a camp on your front lawn you'd have the cops on us before we got the first tent set up.

I'm done talking about Occupy. It's completely uninteresting to me and not at all the point I was making about free speech zones in general (which you apparently think are okay).

Comment Re:American Problems (Score 1) 241

Oh. And I thought you ALSO made a point that those in "fear" of "unlikely senerios" where people get "hurt" and limiting freedoms based on their "paranoia". My mistake.

Which was referring to free speech zones.

We can limit crowds because of dangers.

Free speech > safety, in my books. Do you support the TSA? What about the USAPATRIOT Act? What if they weren't mere security theater?

Firedoors are a prime example.

Fire doors don't violate anything I believe is a fundamental freedom. Free speech zones do.

I further included links which illustrate where disease and crime were very real at the various "occupy" camps.

That's just punishing everyone.

Comment Re:As a professional, I would say... (Score 1) 183

It's funny how the only people that don't think touch typing is a benefit are those that cannot touch type.

How do you know this? Have you personally interviewed every touch typist? Furthermore, it's not necessarily that people don't think it's beneficial; it could be that they don't think it brings with it a substantial enough benefit to put it in such high regard.

Comment Re:Americans (Score 1) 292

Which part art you replying to?

Of course not, but that does not justify the right to take it.


A CEO might feel you are a greedy bastard for not be willing to work the wage of a Chinese man or Indian doing the same job overseas? Does that give him a right to take your money away?

The CEO has wasted your time and made you put effort into a job. Copyright infringers do not waste the artists' time (they only reap the rewards of what is produced after it is made, but the time and effort the artist spent making the products cannot be return, and their choice had nothing to do with the copyright infringers).

Comment Re:If this can happen ... (Score 1) 241

Maybe by receiving some sort of notification that they are infringing, and if they ignore it they are liable for copyright infringement in court?

If it can be proved in court that they probably knew that people were infringing and/or that they were directly involved in the process.

Or, the other option I already presented, was that each and every case winds up in court

Again, no. The court could order certain content be removed. That doesn't mean websites have to be held liable for everything.

(shielded if takedowns are done)

That could still be done.

Comment Re:Always on = !on (Score 1) 592

Yeah, so? That's the point of a demo.

Of course. That's the difference I was pointing out.

Oh wait, I see. You wanted to have the game without paying for it.

The topic was about lending other people (such as friends) games. Someone mentioned demos as an alternative solution, so I felt the need to point out the difference. This has nothing to do with my own desires.

Demos are limited (naturally). Someone might feel more comfortable buying the game after they've played a significant portion of it, or maybe they won't ever buy it at all and simply play the game they borrowed to the end. Who knows? The point being that demos are not such a good solution for everyone.

Comment Re:If this can happen ... (Score 1) 241

You may consider lack of copyright protection 'better'

And that's what I thought your second option was talking about: a lack of copyright protection. If we discarded DMCA takedown notices, that wouldn't mean we'd have no way to enforce copyright. Or at least, that's what I was thinking at the time.

Comment Re:How to put a stop to this... (Score 1) 592

I have no doubt that other people will still buy the console and make excuses for the company (saying, "it's to stop piracy" or "used sales hurt the company"). However, it's not exactly difficult to not buy a game console, so it doesn't really matter. Unlike the situation where bad ISPs have monopolies everywhere in the US, I don't think there's a valid excuse to buy this regardless of what you think of the DRM.

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