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Comment The problem is this retroactive application of it. (Score 1) 173

Whoever thought that was a good idea is a moron, full stop.
Different archive copies from when the site was under different ownership should retain their own policies - whether it is fully restricted, not restricted at all, or in between. Yes, that will take up space, holding on different copies of robots.txt files, linking them to websites, etc, but it is better than some archives not being available because of their current policy.

Comment Re:and tomorrow (Score 1) 262

*yawns* Point out ANY definition that defines censorship by WHO does it, and not by the specific actions being done.

Seriously, if I had a dollar for every time this ignorant statement was made, I'd be one rich mofo.

Censorship is defined by action, not by who does it. It being acceptable or not is at least partially defined by who does it. It's an elementary difference.

Comment Is "denier" defined well enough, specific enough? (Score 1) 680

I mean, I've seen the term used in many contexts - towards those who actually deny that global warming is happening, to those who just need clarification on various arguments, and those who ponder how responsible humans actually are. In short, the term has been used and abused so much that it really needs refocus if it is to be taken seriously, IMO.

Comment Re:Delete Everything (Score 1) 207

Of course, I mean the legally obtained files, but the fact that allegation does not automatically equate to being infringing, and there are just so many things where you can draw an analogy to the real physical world, and the rights that come even for example in a case like where you rent an apartment - you don't "own" the space outright, but still have a lot of rights.

Comment Re: Maybe they should work harder at cheat-proofin (Score 1) 250

Ok, but none of those things are illegal, and shouldn't be. Claiming DMCA infringement is disingenuous.

Why shouldn't Blizzard have a means to deny people from engaging in this conduct on their servers? Do they not have rights?

*facepalms* Um wut? Saying that suing the people making cheats under the DMCA is dangerous is not saying they can't keep people from cheating on their servers. What kind of stupid guff is that?

Comment Re:So what happens if (Score 1) 482

If there is a medical emergency, you'd better believe the parent would need to know/want to - maybe there are things about the medical history that the baby sitter does not know that are important, for example. OR maybe the parent just wants to know that their kid(s) are safe, and being treated/handled correctly. Maybe the parent is more assertive about getting the right medication, and the nurse is a dumbass who keeps tying to give them either the wrong dose, or the entirely wrong medication (and it could kill them). That almost happened TO MY DAD last year.

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