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Comment Re:This is the future that Republicans... (Score 1) 204

There needs to be another fallacy added to the list of fallacies that everybody repeats like vomit. Like.. I don't know, the "Rebuttal using tired trope fallacy fallacy" . It makes no fucking sense, but we might have a chance of seeing some original thought on display. Or would people just end up re-gurgitating "ah, I see you used the rebuttal using tired trope fallacy fallacy fallacy to support your rebuttal" ad infinitum. Ah fuck you slashdot, see you never again you smug fucking fuckfaces.

Comment Re:That's a funny new definition of "entitlement" (Score 1) 438

So what are you saying then... are you saying that watching Dumb and Dumber on my own terms because I don't like the way it is being made available to me isn't really that much of a crime in the grand scheme of things? Are you saying that we should stop making such a fuss about it and try to deal with actual issues of social injustice instead of worrying about the lot of a few rich people that play pretend in front of cameras to make a living?

Comment Re:The problem is not copyrights (Score 4, Insightful) 45

You say 'entitlement crowd' as if it were some sort of heinous crime to expect the internet to work the way it was designed to. It is the ultimate information distribution platform, you can write something today and have billions of people reading it tomorrow if it is worth reading. But before the internet blew everything out of the water, you had the public library - an institution specifically created to enable anyone to be able to access written material and more for no cost, i.e. giving people entitlement to literature, music and film. For some reason, society thought that was a noble goal, to facilitate universal access to knowledge! Funny thought, right?

But no, we would rather hamstring the biggest revolution humanity has come up with since the wheel, for the sake of keeping the bastard parasite publishing industries in business, businesses that only exist because of the difficulty involved making actual physical media gave them a choke point to sit on and dictate who gets to be famous. Anyone who dissents should be publicly flogged as an example to the rest of the paying punters. After all, Tom Cruise's pay check has to come from _somewhere_, right?...... Right?

I'm not in the least bit concerned. The next generation will take care of it, ask them if they give a fuck about what happens to people who can't get a record deal or a book deal - ask them in the comments section of their blogs that have hundreds and thousands of subscribers. If piracy means the collapse of Hollywood and the cult of celebrity... then fuck me, we need more piracy. We need it now.

Comment Re:Idiots (Score 1) 134

WTF does that retort even mean? I wager the vast majority of people all realised the same thing, but you aren't just going to try and break into the industry when there is a massive incumbent power and you already have a job that pays just fine. Everyone expected the industry to have, I don't know, an inch of common sense, and take care of itself. When it turned out they didn't, everyone was happy to let Napster eat their breakfast, so who was going to give a shit about trying to make money off it then? Besides any of that, who the fuck should be making the money in the first place, the musicians themselves maybe? Smartass.

Comment Re:No, no. Let's not go there. Please. (Score 2) 937

Ahh total bullshit. I am as atheist as they come and I don't feel the need to join an 'atheist club' or bore people to death with my atheistness. That would just be carrying on the worst habits of religious nutters in my opinion. Incidentally, I reckon most religious people would shit themselves if they realised just how many people were atheist beyond those who insist on turning atheism into a quasi religion.

Comment Re:This is very Subjective. (Score 1) 382

I find it completely the opposite way. The games I used to play were so great that I played them until I broke them, until they were what I saw when I closed my eyes, and I can still go back to them today and genuinely enjoy them, even though I have tired myself out on them. The problem I have is I find it hard to find anything that measures up to those experiences and memories. 300 people can work on a game for 3 years and yet I can play it for 3 minutes and think "For fucks sake, this is just boring".

Comment Re:Free as in Google Search is Free? (Score 1) 75

Wahhh wahh wahh I want it free and no strings attached and delivered to my door and everything to be done for me me me me me!

Of course it is free, there is no money changing hands, that is what 'free' means in this context. Free at the point of delivery. But there is a classical barter going on here. They do something for you, you in return do something for them. They aren't fucking touching you in special places, they are just encouraging you to translate some poxy sentences from one language to the other. You in return get to use your obviously immensely undervalued brain power to learn something useful. Try to whinge about it when they actually are trying to put one over on you, it makes you look like less of a twat.

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