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Lord Lucas Says Record Companies "Blackmail" Users

JoshDD Re:Finally, someone gets it. (236 comments)

And knowing what a song sounds like is not illegal either. Having a collection of illegally downloaded song is and if you don't have a reciept for them chances are you probably stole them.

more than 4 years ago
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Lord Lucas Says Record Companies "Blackmail" Users

JoshDD Re:Finally, someone gets it. (236 comments)

So information isn't property? How about your social security number? Can I steal your social security number as long as I don't steal the actual card? Are you fucking serious? Spoken like a true pirate. People like you are what give companies excuses to try and control our software and the internet.

more than 4 years ago
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Lord Lucas Says Record Companies "Blackmail" Users

JoshDD Re:Finally, someone gets it. (236 comments)

Have you ever been sued? I have. They cannot just have a trial without you unless you fail to respond to a summons. They have to find you and summon you first. Watch a lot of court TV shows?

more than 4 years ago
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Lord Lucas Says Record Companies "Blackmail" Users

JoshDD Re:Finally, someone gets it. (236 comments)

Summons are sent by registered mail and you have to sign for them and you have 5 days to respond in writting (Court of Queens Bench) if you don't respond they automatically rule against you. But you have to sign for the package. Some jurisdictions (USA for example) buddy walks up are you so and so? If you say yes he hands you a package and says "You have been served". They can't sue you if they can't find you.

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Lord Lucas Says Record Companies "Blackmail" Users

JoshDD Re:Finally, someone gets it. (236 comments)

Well that's a matter for the courts to decide and unfortunatly for you they have decided.

more than 4 years ago
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Fallout: New Vegas Coming This Fall, Trailer Released

JoshDD Like I'd ever go there in real life. (100 comments)

Explore the treacherous wastes of the Great Southwest from the safety and comfort of your very own vault Coloured and non-drawwwwwling people not welcome in those parts. Never go anywhere they call you "Hey boy".

more than 4 years ago
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Lord Lucas Says Record Companies "Blackmail" Users

JoshDD Re:slammed. (236 comments)

Well they (the upside down people) always did have it backwards from the way the real world works.

more than 4 years ago
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Lord Lucas Says Record Companies "Blackmail" Users

JoshDD Re:Finally, someone gets it. (236 comments)

I've been in court over a dozen times in my life and spent several thousand dollars on lawyers. The last time 5 years ago my accusers were unwilling to to enter the court house after a 5 minute conversation with my lawyer but they postured right till the end. Sometimes $4000 on a lawyer makes you feel better that settling for the $2000 they wanted. And they leave feeling like bitches with their heads down. Mind you I did grow up and now I never pirate anything for moral reasons (my religion does not condone theft) plus I can't handle the stress anymore but it was kinda worth it. Btw software licences are cheaper and I only use OSS now.

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Lord Lucas Says Record Companies "Blackmail" Users

JoshDD Re:Outbreak of common sense! (236 comments)

He might just be blackmailing the record companies in his own way. (Pay me and I'll shut up.)

more than 4 years ago
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Lord Lucas Says Record Companies "Blackmail" Users

JoshDD Re:Finally, someone gets it. (236 comments)

If your falsely accused don't give in. A "Fuck you" written under a lawyers letterhead can do wonders and isn't quite as expensive as court or the blackmail. Giving into blackmail only encourages it and the blackmailer will say "Damn that's easy." and come back for more.
If you will give them $1,000 and they demand another $1,000 will you say no?

more than 4 years ago
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Dune Remake Could Mean 3D Sandworms

JoshDD Toto sucks.. (589 comments)

I specifically bought a TOTO toilet because TOTO shit on rock and roll and I wanna get one back for rock and roll.

more than 4 years ago
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OpenOffice Tops 21% Market Share In Germany

JoshDD Re:Whoopee doo (252 comments)

You obviously care enough to comment. And you are probably in denial or to cheap to admit you would rather use MS Office.

Me I use OO because I'm cheap and I use OO mainly for contracts/quote to email customers and PDF is a much more professional way to send such a document.

more than 4 years ago
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Electric Bicycles Surging In Popularity

JoshDD why does it say www.google-analytics.com when I (533 comments)

refresh slashdot...it does the same thing when I refresh sites that stream illegal copyrighted content now why is that slashdot is associated with sites that contain illegal material? This site is just a datamine for the dod isn't it? Cmdrtaco is a commy. Just like our current president.

more than 4 years ago
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Using Windows 7 RC? Pay Up Or Auto Shutdown Warned

JoshDD Re:What service.... (430 comments)

ok i'll give you that I use the forum for help with non-Ubuntu related issues

more than 4 years ago
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Using Windows 7 RC? Pay Up Or Auto Shutdown Warned

JoshDD Re:Wait a minute... (430 comments)

Well I just built a box (2.8 ghz Athalon 2 with a cheap Gigabyte MB and a HDD out of a PS3 and a gig of ram) found an unused copy (as in legitimate in the box never used before) of XP pro. Hasn't crashed once in three weeks. Lots of people blame windows for their crappy hardware. Unstable hardware will crash Linux just as easily. And KDE isn't exactly stable for more than 5 minutes on stable hardware. I think that might be why Xfce and Enlightenment are gaining more popularity..

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Using Windows 7 RC? Pay Up Or Auto Shutdown Warned

JoshDD Re:I need Help (430 comments)

Well do you have a receipt?

more than 4 years ago
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Using Windows 7 RC? Pay Up Or Auto Shutdown Warned

JoshDD Re:Microsoft getting free ride (430 comments)

Why would any sane person have a database running on an unlicensed RC? Seems very irresponsible.

more than 4 years ago
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Using Windows 7 RC? Pay Up Or Auto Shutdown Warned

JoshDD Re:What service.... (430 comments)

Ubuntu isn't the answer for everything. Intrepid and Karmic both suck, I've downgraded many computers back to 8.04 because it is slooowww. Try writing to a USB drive or transfering data between drives. On Karmic I was getting a transfer rate of 35mb average between identical sata drives. Same computer exact same drives and I was getting 100mb average transfering between Slackware and Mint and I was even transfering the same files.
Too many Linux noobs seem to think Ubuntu is Linux. The only good point to Ubuntu is their repositories.

more than 4 years ago
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UK Gov't Says "No Evidence" IE Is Less Secure

JoshDD Re:Probably true, even. (342 comments)

Are you calling MS users stupid.? Isn't that racist or poligamous or anti american or sumpthing? That's it they are terrorists.

more than 4 years ago

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