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Comment Re:Another Bullshit Study From the Music Industry (Score 2) 194

Someone watching a youtube video does not equate to a lost "sale" from a streaming service. The youtube viewer would have never paid to listen to your song.

What they are saying is that if the video with that copyrighted music was properly registered as that copyrighted work, Youtube would be paying a royalty for it or monetizing it for the record company/artist. Since it was uploaded by a user and not registered as the copyrighted work, Youtube does not pay for it until after it is discovered. It is not saying these were lost sales.

What they did not seem to mention was the knock-on effect of purchases made by people that heard the music in those unregistered videos that would likely bring down that $1 billion amount quite significantly.

Comment Re:Speaking of contradictions... (Score 2) 50

I think it's pretty safe to say the employees that would have been involved with writing it would be under a serious gag order. The employees talking about this are clearly not those same employees, and had nothing to do with writing it.

I would hope that they were at least smart enough to keep any changes like that in-house. Trusting code they give you, especially a kernel module, would be epic stupidity.

Comment Re:telomeres? (Score 1) 290

Even if you're slipping toward disingenuous...

I do not think that word means what you think it means.

Please, don't start lying...

Again, I do not think that word means what you think it means. Lying means I have knowingly told a falsehood or or something untrue. I've done no such thing. Everything I've said is true from my perspective. By calling me a liar when that is clearly not the case would seem to make you both disingenuous and a liar.

If you assume things aren't true, and change only when it's "proven" otherwise, you'll believe nothing but a few demonstrated theorems of pure mathematics, and nothing else, including anything in science.

Small thing called preponderance of evidence. That also means quality of evidence. That is where being skeptical will lead you to the truth instead of something else more often than not.

I'm not here to present evidence for anything, I'm not making any claims, you are. You are making extraordinary claims, so show me extraordinary evidence. You've shown me none of value so far.

I get it. You've been told something all of your life, and the thought that something that big may not be true is scary. Don't troll other people because you have a hard time with it.

Comment Re:telomeres? (Score 1) 290

Ummm, no. Not sure how you get that I'm lying about anything when I commented factually about what YOU wrote and made no claims about the nature of what constitutes evidence. Also not sure what "personal evidence" means, but either scientific or legal evidence will certainly do it for me, I'm actually not that picky as long as it's independently and objectively verifiable. I will note that courts usually defer to the scientific evidence, so that works for me.

If I found my spouse in bed with someone else, that's pretty good evidence for me. If I tell you it happened and you don't know me, then it is not credible evidence for YOU and you may choose to believe it, but you have no factual basis for doing so. If you tell a third person about it, it is then anecdotal evidence only and cannot be considered to be a fact.

The question is, what is YOUR threshold for something to be called evidence? Based on what you asked people to Google, there is a biased low bar that finds information to support your beliefs that either may have other explanations or has sources that are questionable in their objectivity.

Try to be a skeptic - assume that it isn't true and prove otherwise - and you can argue with a clear conscience. But something tells me you are not interested in actual "evidence" of any kind other than what supports your beliefs.

Comment Re:telomeres? (Score 1) 290

Aside from that, you have -no possible way- to know that no one has received personal evidence

You are stating that there is no evidence that the lack of lack of evidence is absolute, other than that apparent complete lack of said evidence.

Bravo, you doubled down on that and almost invented a new logical fallacy in the process, except I think that appeal to lack of evidence still covers this.


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Comment Re:Let's party like it's 1995. (Score 1) 286

Still spelling Microsoft with the Dollar sign? How retro can you get?

I saved myself from typing 7 extra letters there, making it totally worth it. Besides, I thought it was appropriate, given that I am implying that after doing their best to ruin the competition, they will eventually start charging for all the pieces of it, like they always do. Then drop it without warning because it isn't as profitable as they want.

Other tech sites have grown out of this kind of adolescent nonsense. Slashdot never. Which is one of the reasons why the site it is fading into irrelevance.

Ya, umm, calling something adolescent doesn't make it so. Especially when the subtlety of the comment went over your head to begin with.

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