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Comment Re:No ideal solutions (Score 1) 314

And with that, the debate shuts down... this is the problem with any decentralized networking solution. If it's possible to get rid of the (insert objectionable content here), it's possible to use the exact same mechanism to get rid of the (insert government-disapproved content here). This is why a decentralized internet will never happen.

Comment Re:Their choice (Score 1) 764

Oh, for God's sake. Mention "censorship" and bring out the etymology nazis...

If what Amazon is doing - refusing to sell something because they object to it on a moral basis - what is it? What word defines that act? "Amazon Private-company-selling-whatever-legal-products-they-wish Expands" isn't a very snappy title, after all. Neither is "Amazon Doing-something-that-is-unworthy-of-discussion-because-amazon-is-not-the-government-and-their-actions-are-not-covered-by-the-first-amendment Expands". "Censorship" is the best word we've got to describe that act, so until we can agree on a better word, we'll continue using it. Now can you please stop jamming up the entire fscking comments section with 500 repeats of "They're a private company!" every time we talk try to bring corporate censorship to the attention of people who do care?

Comment Re:Question, adjusted, remains (Score 1) 866

Wait wait wait... are you trying to say that food, shelter, clothes & utilities stimulate the economy better than cars, houses and jets (or even drugs)? Either way somebody's paying somebody else to do something. Cars, houses, jets and even drugs are actually better economy stimulators because the profit margin is higher.

Comment Re:Le sigh (Score 1) 602

I'm disappointingly unsurprised that I'm only 10% of the way through the comments, and I've already seen this exchange:

Pojut: if you show a titty, you face a big fine

Anonymous Coward: you're in favour [sic] of porn during kid's prime time

If somebody makes a good point, indignantly insist that he said something else. American debate at its finest.

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