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Comment Re:Too big to comply (Score 1) 75

Yes, they have jurisdiction within India and can, maybe*, prevent their citizens from using those apps but if Facebook maintains no infrastructure or direct employees in India, then no, they cannot tell Facebook how its code operating on processors not in India must function.

*It all depends on what guarantees the constitution of India says about their citizens rights to access information and how it has been interpreted by their courts.

I just love how everyone gets all giddy when the government of one country starts telling US corporations how to act inside the US but then gets all bitchy when the US government tells foreign companies how to act outside the US and even inside the US. I still remember people getting all upset that the US government successfully made Swiss banks change their practices and turn over US citizen's information or the executives would face prosecution for having entered the United States and conducted illegal business.

And then the solution always turns out to be "Well, if the US company doesn't comply then the foreign government can always practice censorship." And I always thought that government censorship was a bad thing.

Comment Re:Ah yes... (Score 2) 43

So, the only financial transactions that any business engages in are securities trades? I guess I need to dig deeper to understand exactly how stock trades get involved in my employer making bi-weekly direct deposits into our (mine and my coworker's) accounts. I'll also ask my brother-in-law what stocks he is using to make payments to the corporation he is a franchisee of and to pay his food suppliers and such.

Or maybe CaptSlaq and H3lldr0p should find some other deceased equines to pummel.

Comment Re: Prepare to be (Score 1) 532

Exactly what is "actual Science" and why is a possibly new propulsion mechanism not part of that? It seems to me that you are going down the road that looks like this: The female medical doctor wants to study something about how ovaries are affected by diet but the male doctors say that such a study is not scientific because it is uninteresting to them because it won't affect them, physically.

Just because you are interested in the scientific disciplines studying viruses or whatever, does not mean that the scientific disciplines studying propulsion mechanisms aren't doing "science."

Comment Re:Prepare to be (Score 1) 532

Clearly, if the book says they are mental disorders then they are mental disorders and nothing you or any other individual says can possibly change that. My reasoning behind my statement... Simple. You stated that the definition of "mental disorder" is that a group of professionals vote on it. Therefore, no other method can determine it.

Comment Re:Maybe I'm missing something... (Score 2) 183

Only limiting it in so far as no company sees any profit motive for risking its own money but plenty of profit motive for risking my money. I think that is what you meant to say.

I often wonder how anybody gets along without the government sending somebody by to shove the food down their mouths and wipe their ass when it comes out the other end when I read such tomfoolery as that.

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