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Comment Re:His 'role in the site' (Score 1) 221

The uneducated masses just look at the end result, they see a site that makes it easy to get copyright infringing material, and they blame the site. A simplistic analysis and little value. Try digging a bit deeper.

The law should judge people based on their actions, not on their beliefs. TPB adminstrators have gone out of the way to setup the systems so their actions are not contributing to copyright infringment.

If they can setup a system so they can advocate their views without being accessories then i think that is a good form of civil disobedience. Societies cant progress if people blindly do what they are told.

It could be argued their inaction is contibuting to copyright infringment, but ive not heard the argument about that being illegal.

The fact that you resort to personal attacks say more about your values that it does about me, so grow up.

Comment Re:His 'role in the site' (Score 1) 221

Being an advocate of a crime is not the same thing as being an accessory to a crime.

I know its easy to make things black and white, but everyone who has followed it should be able to understand they go out of their way to make it as grey as possible. If it was black and white it would have been delt with long ago.

Comment Re:His 'role in the site' (Score 1) 221

Get real here. The Pirate Bay explicitly set out to link to copyrighted materials.

The piratebay administrators dont, some people who upload torrents do.

The site behaves the same way a "common carrier" does in tellecommunications, blaming TPB is like blaming ISP's for piracy.

ISP's want you to download content, they dont take any steps to verify the licences of content their customers are trying to download.

Comment Re:His 'role in the site' (Score 2) 221

Do you have any idea how stupid you sound when you make such statements. You lose all credibility when you act like facilitating crime isn't in and of itself a crime. Google accidentally linking to some files is one thing. TPB exists entirely on the premise of facilitating copyright infringement. Thats different.

Do you have any idea how stupid you sound when you make such statements, you lose all credibility when you act like all filesharing is copyright infringement. Accidental punishing legal sharing is one thing. Media cartels manipulating law enforcement agencies to deliberately target specific file sharing methods. Thats different.

TPB exists entirely on the premise of facilitating file sharing using the bittorrent protocol. It does not have the means to check copyrights, and media cartels have demonstrated they cannot be trusted to provide advise on what is copyrighted. They have no choice but to remove themselves from such decisions, just like google does.

Your implication that correlation implies causation is extremely dangerous to society, it can only lead us to a dark age of inquisitions and witch hunts.

Comment Re:Time for a non-commercial copyleft license ? (Score 1) 175

Go for it. People and businesses will drop open source like a hot rock and that will be the end of OSS as a force in the software industry.

Your post highlights a fundamental difference between us, i think a software community is of primary importance, you are talking about a software industry. They are different things.

But yes i know if im the odd man out, and i cant be a community of one.

Comment Time for a non-commercial copyleft license ? (Score 2) 175

The only way corporations are going to carry their fari share of the burden is if they are legally required to. The only way to do that is to make them pay with $, its all they understand.

Libre software is being used by corporations to build gold-plated cages for consumers. Its time to stop playiong their game.

Our glorious leaders are fundamentally wrong on the concept that software tshould be "free to use for any purpose", it should be free to use for the purpose of ensalving us.

Comment Re:Mathmatics is the single most important field (Score 1) 233

His work in math is not directly related to philosphy. Nor do the two follow.

If i could express it as a formulae im should you would find it easier to understand, but maybe this link might help.

Pythagoras had his own relgion and metaphyscial beliefs based around Mathematics, numerology, magic numbers etc...

Comment Re:Watch Out for PETA (Score 2) 466

I recently switch to buying RSPCA endorsed chicken fillets, and i have to say, they are much TASTIER.

It seems to me that if the animal is looked after better, its much taster to eat when you eat it. It creates a bit of a catch22 for animal welfare groups, the more succesful they are the less vegetarians there will be.

Comment Re:nuclear power means unintended geoengineering (Score 1) 343

I was respondign to this

there were 145 wind farm fatalities in the UK alone from 2009 - 2013 145 people died working on wind turbines

The report says

"Fatal accidents
Number of fatal accidents: 105
By year:
Year 70s 80s 90s 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13
No. 1 8 15 3 1 4 4 4 5 5 11 8 7 14 14 3
Please note:
There are more fatalities than accidents as some accidents have caused multiple fatalities.
Of the 146 fatalities:
- 89 were wind industry and direct support workers (divers, construction, maintenance, engineers, etc), or small turbine owner /operators.
- 57 were public fatalities, including workers not directly dependent on the wind industry (e.g.
transport workers). 17 bus passengers were killed in one single incident in Brazil in March 2012."

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