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Google Nexus 7 Parts Cost $18 More Than Kindle Fire

DC2088 Re:Doomed competition (146 comments)

Hello 2005

more than 2 years ago
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Google Nexus 7 Parts Cost $18 More Than Kindle Fire

DC2088 Re:OhmyGOD yes!!! (146 comments)

Scratch shipping.

more than 2 years ago
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Google Nexus 7 Parts Cost $18 More Than Kindle Fire

DC2088 Re:OhmyGOD yes!!! (146 comments)

Shipping, packaging, advertising, and continued tech support costs are probably factored in.

more than 2 years ago
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Australian Billionaire Plans To Build Titanic II

DC2088 Max Capricorn Cruises.. (289 comments)

The fastest, the furthest. The best. And I should know, because... My name is Max!

more than 2 years ago
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Analytic Thinking Can Decrease Religious Belief

DC2088 Re:Whoever is responsible for this article (1258 comments)

Wait, I already tossed all my silver into my local church and now I've got the noose ready.. You mean this was always a quote mine?!

more than 2 years ago
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Analytic Thinking Can Decrease Religious Belief

DC2088 Re:Whoever is responsible for this article (1258 comments)

Preeeetty sure that if you take one step back (as far back is needed to see Luke 19:11-27) you'll see a parable was being told, and Jesus was quoting a king. Not taking sides, just.. not a fan of quote mining. No offense.

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Magician Suing For Copyright Over Magic Trick

DC2088 Re:Vegas huh? (296 comments)

Hoo boy.

more than 2 years ago
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Magician Suing For Copyright Over Magic Trick

DC2088 Re:Vegas huh? (296 comments)

Right. Because exercising your rights under the law as the last option after seeking settlement out of court is "using it as a weapon." Got it. Your problem apparently isn't with Mr. Teller, but copyright law. Good luck there.

more than 2 years ago
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Magician Suing For Copyright Over Magic Trick

DC2088 Re:Vegas huh? (296 comments)

Dislike and refuse to write down are two different animals. Copyright office probably has the whole thing written down and described in a file.

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Magician Suing For Copyright Over Magic Trick

DC2088 Re:Vegas huh? (296 comments)

What a shame. Copyright law covers rehearsed and written-down performances.

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Magician Suing For Copyright Over Magic Trick

DC2088 Re:Vegas huh? (296 comments)

You can copyright a performance that has its steps written down, improvised performances must be recorded, etc.

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Magician Suing For Copyright Over Magic Trick

DC2088 Re:How libertarian (296 comments)

Pretty sure Penn's the libertarian of the two.

more than 2 years ago
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Magician Suing For Copyright Over Magic Trick

DC2088 Re:As much as I like Penn and Teller (296 comments)

If he actually changed the work after reverse engineering the trick, it might not have been a violation, and yes, you can own and copyright pantomime routines such as this given certain elements. The law on it is a little vague, of course, thus the "testing the waters of magic trick copyrights" sort of language here. I'm curious as to how this is insane, really.

more than 2 years ago
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Magician Suing For Copyright Over Magic Trick

DC2088 Re:Teller a copyright thug?! (296 comments)

lol "Thug"? What's with this attitude of "how dare he legitimately pursue action according to copyright law"? It's not like he's patent trolling magic tricks here, this was a pretty direct violation of copyright and they did try to pursue matters out of court.

more than 2 years ago
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Magician Suing For Copyright Over Magic Trick

DC2088 Re:Vegas huh? (296 comments)

So then why should performers and content generators even register copyrights for things at all if pursuing the legal action that is associated with violating that copyright is going to "devalue their reputation"? I don't think one iota less of Mr. Teller for pursuing legal action for the violation of copyright. I wouldn't think less of him for not pursuing it either, but he is. It is his prerogative by the law and not remotely harmful to his "reputation" in any way that is not superficial. If he were patent trolling that would be one thing, but this is another thing - a legitimate application of copyright law - altogether. So, yknow. Relax.

more than 2 years ago
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Indian Man Charged With Blasphemy For Exposing "Miracle"

DC2088 Re:Sounds like they'd be right at home in the GOP (796 comments)

I never understood the insistence of the religious to, when the subject of criticism, drag the critic down and call them "religious" as well. Seriously, isn't that just recognizing that the religious mindset is a problem but then trying to commit a tu quoque? It's like the folks who insist that "atheism is a religion" (by no means is that argument coherent, given any generally accepted definition of atheism) in a hackneyed attempt to establish an "even playing field" of irrationality. Also it's an asinine comment to make. inb4 downmodded, but at least I didn't post as AC.

more than 2 years ago
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Coming to an Ice Cream Shop Near You: Soft Serve Beer

DC2088 Re:Ice anyone? (157 comments)

Delicious.

more than 2 years ago
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Coming to an Ice Cream Shop Near You: Soft Serve Beer

DC2088 Re:Ice anyone? (157 comments)

Isn't that what the soft serve beer is, precisely? Beer foam ice?

more than 2 years ago

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Hacker "Abhaxas" Enters Florida Voter Database

DC2088 DC2088 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

DC2088 (2343764) writes "A hacker going by the name of "Abhaxas" seems to have gotten entrance into the Florida voters database and has dumped some of the contents as plaintext on his Twitter account, saying "Now.. who still believes voting isn't rigged?" Speculation exists that this is part of Anonymous's cyberwar on the city of Orlando."
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