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Comment Re:Go ahead RIAA - push Google too far (Score 1) 216

Remove that content and they will lose a lot of people that visit Google. That means loss in revenue. If they give 1B$ you can bet your ass that they made a lot more on ads for the views.

And people will not only watch one video. They will watch 5 after they came for 1 song. So yes, it would hurt Google if they delete all that content and people will go elsewhere for content hosting.

Comment Re:$0 is what is owed (Score 1) 216

The fact that you say that the one with the most money wins is the whole problem. RIA sues me and they win because they have deeper pockets.
They should win if they are right and lose if they are wrong, regardless of the amount of money they have.
The thing is that if they are wrong, they will buy the law that makes it that they are right.

Comment Re:Here's an idea (Score 1) 216

Basically they are a union for the companies. And still people think unions are a bad idea, while it is proven that they CAN work. The individual labels would never have that power. In union, they can.
You can dispute if they should be doing what they are doing, but they ARE successful in what they do for their members.

Comment As a person who owns 2 hacked 3DS's (Score 1) 41

Nintendo is really late on this boat, not even sure why they are doing this now.

The 3DS was hacked a few years ago, but required a 4.5 or less version firmware.
Then like 2 years ago, a entry point was found under the 9.2 firmware, while 9.2 was the current firmware, and it was a community found exploit, which led to custom firmwares that didn't need hardware cards (like the Gateway or Sky). Since then we've had excellent work on hacking the 3ds, found multi entry points, homebrew entry points and other stuff. Best thing is the Freeshop, which allows you to download games for free off the eshop.

So ya, Nintendo is really late on this bus, mainly seeing as the Switch comes out in March 2017 and honestly the 3DS will probably stop being supported next year.

Comment Re:Wrong even if correct (Score 2) 246

Ans please tell me why it is needed in the US economy. Also why not in others, like the EU, Russian or Australian ones.

The best I can come up with is that we are used to it. We have money, we put it in the bank and after a time we have a higher amount. That makes us feel good as we think we have increased our wealth. We have not. (Yes, for simplification I leave interest out of it)

0% inflation would be the be the best, because it will be a lot easier to notice if prices increased or not. If you pay 100 for your bread and suddenly it is 102, you know it has increased. If it goes to 98, you know it is cheaper.

Comment Re:We knew this going in (Score 0) 551

The REAL pathetic thing is that people still think there is somehow a difference between the two parties. Spoiler alert: there isn't. Not really.
Well, there are differences, but those are pretty small. It is like asking the kids what fast-food restaurant they are wanting to go and one kid wants to go to Burger King and the other to McDonals.
Pretty big decisions for the kids, but for the parents, not so much. They don't want to go to either, but giving in to one or the other gives the kids the idea they have something to say and they stop yelling.

Comment Re:Once truth gasps its last breath... (Score 1) 551

"One is worse than the other" is like saying you have a coice when knee they break if you do not pay your insurance to Mario "Kneebreaker" Spumanti.
What is needed is a reform of government. And instead of repeating what some dead guys 200+ years ago said, you need to say things that are valid NOW. 200+ years ago the situation was not what it is today. If the situation is different, you can not do the same and hope for a good result, because that is obviously failing.
It is that not enough people are pushing for a real reformation of politics. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to change and the more resistance there will; be.
Change will happen and just as two tectonic plates will cause an earthquake. The longer you wait, the more violent it will be.

Comment Re:I'm sure that'll work (Score 1) 113

the best source of news is a source that you trust to be true and accurate

That is not true. The reason it is not true is that truth does not care if _I_ believe the source or not.
If NewsA is something I trust, does not mean they are telling the truth. It only says something about MY trust, not if they should be trusted.

So what is the solution? First you need to have multiple sources. They need to be independent from each other. e.g. not one paper and another one owned by the same company. If possible they need to be as far apart as possible. They can be from different countries.
e.g. Foxnews, CNN, BBC and Al Jeziraa. If there are any that you detest, good. And now you can start to think for yourself. Also: do not limit yourself to these and understand that the truth is also not interested in amount of people who say something. Just because 3 f the sources say something does not mean they are wrong.

The self thinking comes from the fact that you will start to notice that one source might be telling more lies than others, You will also start to realize that many articles are almost identical and the wording is just a bit different. This often means that they have it from the same source, like Reuters or a press release.

So if you not have the time to do your own research, you are screwed, as you do not know upfront what sources depend on their reputation and which ones depend on hype.

Comment Translation... (Score 1) 772

Drooling Moron that believe everything and has no understanding about safety or even proper etiquette goes on a ego building adventure and finally gets what he needs from the police.

The dude is a mental patient that needs serious help and because of how unstable he is needs to have firearms removed from his possession. Sorry but if you are that much of a headcase, you do NOT need to own guns.. There are laws in place that already state this.

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