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Comment Quit trying to justify it. (Score 1) 147

Everyone comes in these threads trying to justify piracy with some sort of legal/ethical spin. Let's just call it like we see it. Piracy is easy, low risk and near free. It's also a near-victimless crime. The only victim is a media conglomerate that hauled in more money than they know what do do with. In fact, in 2015, 21st Century Fox had a larger revenue in 3 months than my entire Canadian province did in a year. It's hard to be sympathetic when they bitch and complain about what amounts to pennies for them.

Support the indies.

Comment I agree (Score 1) 96

I think TFA has a point. Why bury your head in the sand? Profiting off of such footage is in an ethical grey to dark-grey area, but on the other hand having the ability to see things that occur in the world is overall a good thing, instead of being sheltered by the media.

Comment Re:Won't someone think of the birds. (Score 1) 256

I'm probably wrong with my layman's understanding of how it works, but if you consider conservation of energy, the additional thermal energy from AGW would cause atmospheric agitation. I just meant to illustrate that any slowing of wind would likely be offset by the surplus of energy produced by the trapping of thermal energy caused by greenhouse gasses.

I had to google what keelhauled meant.

Comment Re:This never works (Score 1) 304

That's extremely hard. Good luck getting something like that to actually work. The senior electronics engineer who might be able to create such grabbing system has probably a better-paying job somewhere else.

If you could manufacture a device that would bypass virtually all forms of video/audio DRM, you could make some nice pocket change I'm sure. Or at the very least you could impress at a convention.

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