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Canada Supreme Court Broadens Internet "Luring" Offense

had3l Re:Question (596 comments)

You never know, I was talking to my 12 year old cousin just a week ago.

She wasn't very interested in Twilight, however, she kept constantly asking me questions about string theory, black holes and quantum physics.
I was so proud! She is definitely a future slashdotter.

more than 4 years ago
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Doctors Baffled, Intrigued By Girl Who Doesn't Age

had3l Re:She seems to grow (599 comments)

I'm sorry, but scientifically that makes no sense. You die mainly because of cell damage accumulation (although there are other factors involved). Even if her mutation is making her somehow age slower, it doesn't mean that her cells will magically accumulate less damage.

more than 5 years ago
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Mars Robot May Destroy Life It Was Sent To Find

had3l How it's supposed to be done. (129 comments)

Ah, the Human way of finding life:

Astronaut 1: "So, any signs of life?"

Astronaut 2: *shooting a flamethrower at the ground* "None."

Astronaut 1: "Ok, just to be sure let's blow everything up and scan the debris."

more than 5 years ago
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Google Health Open Platform Is Great — Or Awful

had3l In Other News (179 comments)

Scientists are baffled by the realization that most things that matter are either Good - Or Bad.

more than 6 years ago
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What's the Solution To Intellectual Property?

had3l Re:Time Limits (979 comments)

As an anarcho-communist, I have to say, I don't acknowledge property rights. Why? Because property rights boil down to "I was here first, I stuck a flag in it, it is mine", and everything had a flag stuck in it before I was born, and I refuse to acknowledge a system that considers all of this to be someone elses property. It is not. It is my birthright, to share with others of my generation. If you claim I do not have a right to my birthright, I consider that justification to kill you and take it by force.
That sort of reasoning was exactly what lead to countless wars. Hitler and the Germans thought it was their birthright to take Europe. Saddam Hussein thought it was his birthright to take Kuwait. China took Tibet. They considered that justification to kill people and take those countries by force.

Say you kill a landowner for his land. Now the land is yours. The next generation has no land. Who do you think they will want to kill?

Sorry, I do not want a war every generation because people feel it's their birthright to have land. It is not. Study, work, make money, buy it. I did, why can't you? If you try to take something that is rightfully mine because you are too lazy to work for it, then I reserve the right to kill you.

That is the evil of Communism, when you think everything belongs to everyone, individuals have nothing and the government owns everything. Anarchic Communism is even worse, because everyone thinks they have the right to everything, and without any government to keep the order, we'd be in a constant state of war.

more than 6 years ago

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had3l had3l writes  |  more than 7 years ago

had3l (814482) writes "Gilberto Gil, the man responsible for Brazil's Ministry of Culture and one of the top-level Brazilian government officials is an example to be followed. He has made it his duty to fight draconian copyright laws: "Digital culture brings with it a new idea of intellectual property, and this new culture of sharing should inform government policies." He has been been advocating the use of the Creative Commons license for a while now, and needless to say, the recording companies aren't happy."
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had3l had3l writes  |  more than 7 years ago

had3l (814482) writes "After receiving a lifetime supply of nuts from fans, CBS finally decided to revive Jericho. However, they did so under one condition: "We want them to watch on Wednesday at 8 o'clock,", "And we need them to recruit new viewers who are going to watch the broadcast.". According to the network, the main reason why Jericho was threatened to be canceled was because a lot of its viewers either watch the show on TiVo and DVR or download it from the internet, making it less attractive to advertisers."
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had3l had3l writes  |  more than 7 years ago

had3l (814482) writes "BBC News reports: "An Australian teenager has won record damages after a court found that his school "grossly failed" in its duty to protect him from a school bully: Benjamin Cox, now 18, was regularly teased and beaten from the age of five by an older pupil, leaving him with psychiatric problems, a court heard.""
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had3l had3l writes  |  about 8 years ago

had3l (814482) writes "The Escapist has a great piece on gaming and journalism. From the article: "(...) I had the pleasure of speaking to 10 (game journalists), to ask them what they felt about issues ranging from the definition of game journalism to the dense corruption that permeates the videogame industry." According to Chris Kohler, game journalists have "somehow managed to scam one of the best jobs ever.""

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