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Webvention Demanding $80k For Rollover Images

BgJonson79 Re:Look on the bright side! (314 comments)

Nah, someone with big pockets will fight them.

more than 3 years ago

Climate Researchers Fight Back

BgJonson79 Re:Are climate researchers.... (641 comments)

If lies are illegal, then Canada doesn't have free speech. Is this the case?

more than 4 years ago

IOC Claims Olympian Lindsey Vonn's Name As Intellectual Property

BgJonson79 Re:Not outside the realm... (399 comments)

So because I cannot take public transportation, I shouldn't be allowed to view, in person, an international sporting event? Sounds discriminatory to me.

more than 4 years ago

IOC Claims Olympian Lindsey Vonn's Name As Intellectual Property

BgJonson79 Re:Not outside the realm... (399 comments)

Because not everyone can take public transportation? I, for one, get motion sick in elevators and spiral staircases.

more than 4 years ago

Israeli Knesset Approves Biometric Database Law

BgJonson79 Re:It's Israel (303 comments)

What was the percentage of buildings and land the Palestinians owned, versus the percentage of land the Turks of the Ottoman Empire owned? Because, what if the Turks owned like 85% of the land? They were forced to give it up after WWI... but that still doesn't make it the Palestinians' any more than if my theoretical landlord sells my building to someone else. And, arguably, the Palestinians already have a country... called Jordan. After all, it's the same ethnic group, just on the other side of the Jordan River (hence Trans-jordan to Jordan).

more than 4 years ago

The Science Credibility Bubble

BgJonson79 Re:Skeptical of science? (1747 comments)

But if televangelists and pedo priests aren't Christian (you need to follow Christ to be a Christian), how can they be in the same boat as climatologists who are scamming folks? After all, isn't a climatologist a climatologist?

more than 4 years ago

App Store Developer Speaks Out On Game Piracy

BgJonson79 Re:Didn't think App Store piracy was that big (762 comments)

>>Why get a more limited program when the more advanced programs costs the exact same amount to copy?

Because it does not take the same amount of time to develop, and that is what you're paying for, correct? Why do we get so incensed when people violate the GPL/BSD/Apache/whatever licenses but we have no problem when people violate commercial licenses, despite the fact they all use the same copyright laws?

more than 4 years ago

Report Claims Iran Has Data To Build a Nuclear Bomb

BgJonson79 Re:Not the first middle east nuke (630 comments)

And yet they have Arab members of the Knesset. How many Jews are in the legislative body in other Middle Eastern countries?

more than 4 years ago

High-Tech Gadgets Can Pose Problems At Mexican Border

BgJonson79 Re:ICE has nearly unlimited search power... (447 comments)

You are my new Slashdot hero! How many times do you have to correct people that say the Constitution grants rights, too?

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft Tax Dodge At Issue In Washington State

BgJonson79 Re:Texas has no income tax, just sales tax (681 comments)

Why should it be illegal if there's nothing preventing the rest of us from doing the same thing?

more than 4 years ago

Iranian Government Cuts Off Internet Access Again

BgJonson79 Re:This is their right. (374 comments)

I'd argue that Adolph Hitler had a lot to do with freeing India from British rule. His six years of war weakened the British too much to be able to put up a fight even against the unarmed Indians. If King Douche (Deutsch?) had never come to power and Britain was as strong as she was in the 1920s, do you really think the UK wouldn't have been able to crush the Indian rebellion in an instant? The Brits would have been wrong to do so, but who'd have stopped them?

Not saying Gandhi wasn't a great man (he was, and deserves the overwhelming majority of the credit given to him), but didn't he also have a quote about how history would look at the British disarming the Indians as one of the blackest things they'd ever done?

more than 4 years ago

Appeals Court Overturns 2007 Unix Copyright Decision

BgJonson79 Re:No, fourth (330 comments)

Yep, I absolutely agree!

about 5 years ago

20 Years After Tiananmen, China Stifles Online Dissent

BgJonson79 Re:Like this not happens in America (235 comments)

So what you're saying is you don't like the First Amendment? Bold speech on Slashdot ;-)

more than 5 years ago

Why Is Connectivity So Cheap In Stockholm?

BgJonson79 Re:This is one place local governments have failed (443 comments)

Right, but once the gov't starts screwing you over, it cannot be stopped. Don't want a corporation to screw you over? Stop giving them money. The feds send people to your house with guns when you stop giving them money.

BTW, what makes you think everyone has public water?

more than 5 years ago

EFF Says Obama Warrantless Wiretap Defense Is Worse than Bush

BgJonson79 Re:Careful what you ask for... (904 comments)

Well, democracy has always been two wolves and a sheep voting on what's for dinner.

more than 5 years ago


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