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The Pirate Bay Responds To Raid

Richy_T Re:The Pirate Bay (301 comments)

Sure. But that's orthogonal to my point. Even if copyright infringement were theft, that's not what Pirate Bay are doing. It's like how a fence would be charged with dealing in stolen goods, not the stealing itself. (Though still not a good analogy as the copyrighted material never passes through Pirate Bay's hands).

If you start with incorrect precepts, you'll make invalid arguments.

yesterday
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Waze Causing Anger Among LA Residents

Richy_T Re:And this is why there's traffic... (593 comments)

I started out on a moped. It has the advantage that most of the time, particularly when it's a little busy, it can at least keep up with traffic.

As to bicycling, I grew up where traffic was used to and understood cycle traffic (and a cycling proficiency test was available at school (and required before you were allowed to cycle in). I wouldn't want to cycle as part of a commute where I am currently living though.

yesterday
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Researchers Accidentally Discover How To Turn Off Skin Aging Gene

Richy_T Re:Why is it there? (170 comments)

Perhaps the advantage this enzyme gives is by wrinkly skin being an indicator of age. For women, it might signal that a woman is past her best breeding years and the male should invest his resources elsewhere (that would be more of a tribal advantage). And for men (though this is a stretch), it might indicate that the man has survived longer (having good genes) and maybe has more resources, meaning he can better support his offspring.

Loads of flaws there, I'm sure :)

2 days ago
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Sony Leaks Reveal Hollywood Is Trying To Break DNS

Richy_T Re:The US Internet Shutdown Switch (370 comments)

It's important to bear in mind that they are only the world's DNS root DNS servers by convention.

2 days ago
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NASA's $349 Million Empty Tower

Richy_T Re:Quoted from TFA (192 comments)

And yet they so often are. I believe Einstein (apocryphally) had something to say about that.

2 days ago
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The Pirate Bay Responds To Raid

Richy_T Re:The Pirate Bay (301 comments)

And Pirate Bay would just be telling you where the empty seats were or something like that in this tortured analogy.

3 days ago
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The Pirate Bay Responds To Raid

Richy_T Re:The Pirate Bay (301 comments)

If you don't understand either the definition of theft or what Pirate Bay actually does, sure.

3 days ago
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Spanish Media Group Wants Gov't Help To Keep Google News In Spain

Richy_T Re:A step too far? (191 comments)

Heck, Google cut loose Twitter when it came to having to pay for it and that was something that it probably was worth paying for. Don't mess with the G.

3 days ago
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Forbes Blasts Latests Windows 7 Patch as Malware

Richy_T Re: Short sighted (228 comments)

There is also a registry setting you can make which means the option in the start menu is set at whatever it was last time. Thus, if it was "shutdown" last time, it will be "shutdown" this time, even if there are updates pending.

Can't find that one but there are other options too. Here's one:

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto...

3 days ago
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Judge Rules Drug Maker Cannot Halt Sales of Alzheimer's Medicine

Richy_T Re:Can you say... (263 comments)

So all the drug companies will do is spin off small sub-companies that own the rights to the drugs in question then defund and de-personnel them.

And make sure to "campaign contribute" to the right politicians to ensure this remains legal.

The correct response is to pass laws that removes patent protection on these drugs and allow generics to enter the market. Probably at a tiny fraction of the price of the original drug also. If the new drug really is that much better than the old one, it will succeed in any case.

4 days ago
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Judge Rules Drug Maker Cannot Halt Sales of Alzheimer's Medicine

Richy_T Re:Can you say... (263 comments)

It makes sense to write the laws based on that intent and to interpret the laws based on how they are written.

This is a horrible thing being done by the drug company but the correct action is to fix the laws, not allow judges to create new ones out of thin air.

4 days ago
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Google Suggests Separating Students With 'Some CS Knowledge' From Novices

Richy_T Re:Just let them test out! (305 comments)

I've often read about the classes being marked on a curve. That always seemed a little weird to me.

4 days ago
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Google Suggests Separating Students With 'Some CS Knowledge' From Novices

Richy_T Re:What Native American is supposed to mean (305 comments)

Here is a scientific way to find out: Walk up to one of them and say "Hi, my name is Tepples, what's yours?". Drop that whole collectivist bullshit.

4 days ago
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Vinyl Record Pressing Plants Struggle To Keep Up With Demand

Richy_T Re:Not really missing vinyl (432 comments)

DAC smoothing was explained to me by an audiophile doctor during the first couple of years of my physics degree. This would have been around 1990-91. I think your father may have just been mistaken.

4 days ago
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Last Three Years the Quietest For Tornadoes Ever

Richy_T "No consistent reason"... (184 comments)

"that wouldn't conflict with my preconceptions so I won't even consider them"

4 days ago
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Chromebooks Overtake iPads In US Education Market

Richy_T Re: simple (193 comments)

Then you're back into the "break as soon as you look at it" territory. Don't move the goalposts.

about two weeks ago

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