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German Court: Google Must Stop Ignoring Customer E-mails

xevioso Re:define "customer" (290 comments)

How have I entered into a contractual obligation by using Google? What contractual obligation am I under or even is Google under by me entering a search term in a search box?

about a week ago
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German Court: Google Must Stop Ignoring Customer E-mails

xevioso Re: well done mods. (290 comments)

Nerds. Nerds everywhere.

about a week ago
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Accused Ottawa Cyberbully Facing 181 Charges Apologizes

xevioso Re:Traditional crimes (140 comments)

Wow. I didn't realize linguists were actually embracing this. OK, cool. But it just seems shorthand for removing the word "of" or "of a" which accomplishes the same thing.

I was late to work because hangover = I was late to work because of a hangover.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Smartwatch Apps Could You See Yourself Using?

xevioso Re:No comments here yet... (471 comments)

But he has a point, which you chose to ignore.

about a week ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

xevioso Re: Her work (1262 comments)

So this is a threat, and if you could be tracked down, you'd be arrested and sent to prison.

about three weeks ago
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Uber Has a Playbook For Sabotaging Lyft, Says Report

xevioso Re:Illegal (182 comments)

I do not believe that "bork" is a legal term with any validity.

about three weeks ago
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Uber Has a Playbook For Sabotaging Lyft, Says Report

xevioso It seems to me (182 comments)

that Uber is really opening itself up to legal risk by doing this. This is essentially organized fraud. It's one thing to intend to purchase a lift and then cancel it at the last second, but by actually organizing mass cancellations when you really have no intention of purchasing a ride, you are really going down a path of massive fraud. I

about three weeks ago
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33 Months In Prison For Recording a Movie In a Theater

xevioso Re:The real crime here (465 comments)

" If they continue to do so anyhow, the government will shut them down by force."

Thanks for validating my argument. At the end of the day, the government must ultimately be able to respond to white collar crime with force.

about a month ago
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33 Months In Prison For Recording a Movie In a Theater

xevioso Re:The real crime here (465 comments)

None of this is relevant. You are forgetting that there are victims of crimes, and those victims have a right to justice, and part of justice involves incarcerating people for certain crimes.

Perp A breaks into my house because he is looking for jewelry, which he then pawns for money to fuel his "victimless" meth habit. Incarcerating that person has two effects: It removes him from the street, where he can get access to drugs that harm himself and society, and removes him from the street where he can no longer burglarize homes. The idea that society must work to rehabilitate this person is nice insofar that at some point he will be released, but that is secondary from physically stopping this person from committing certain crimes by incarcerating him.

about a month ago
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33 Months In Prison For Recording a Movie In a Theater

xevioso Re:The real crime here (465 comments)

Of course, the flaw in this is obvious. Actually there are quite a few.
*****
Government: "Pay me a $1000 fine."

Offender: "No."

Government: “Offender’s Bank: Give us $1000 from Offender’s account (by seizing every penny deposited for the next 10 years immediately in priority over EVERY other debit if necessary) plus an extra penalty for non-compliance.

Offender's Bank: "No".
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Or better yet,
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Government: "Pay me a $1000 fine."

Offender: "No."

Government: “Offender’s Bank: Give us $1000 from Offender’s account (by seizing every penny deposited for the next 10 years immediately in priority over EVERY other debit if necessary) plus an extra penalty for non-compliance.”

Offender: OK. I take out my money and won't use a bank.
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Or even:

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Government: "Pay me a $1000 fine."

Offender: "No."

Government: "Offender's employer: We're garnishing offender's wages. Give us the next $1000 you were going to pay offender, even if that means he doesn't see a penny for a paycheck for the next two months."

Offender's employer: No.
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At some point the threat of jail time for people responsible for certain actions is a necessity.

about a month ago
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Latest Wikipedia Uproar Over 'Superprotection'

xevioso Re:Germans (239 comments)

I'm sure the Russians would be pretty irritated at first but would manage to take over the German Wikipedia after a while.

about a month ago
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Plan Would Give Government Virtual Veto Over Internet Governance

xevioso Re:Does it matter? (65 comments)

A-ha!

about 1 month ago
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The Flight of Gifted Engineers From NASA

xevioso Re:Obligatory xkcd reference (160 comments)

I don't undesrtand. Did you mean to imply the hack at xkcd is a former NASA engineer, or the talent at xkcd is a former NASA hack? Or a former hack engineer? Or the talent behind hacking? I'm so confused.

about a month ago
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Writer: Internet Comments Belong On Personal Blogs, Not News Sites

xevioso Re:Jezebel? (299 comments)

I disagree it is a trolling comment. I understand you believe it is, but it isn't. When I said misandry isn't a word, I meant it isn't a real thing that exists in any demonstrable way. There is no large amount of women who hate men, which is what is meant by people who accuse women of misandry. I should have phrased it better, true.

about a month ago
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Writer: Internet Comments Belong On Personal Blogs, Not News Sites

xevioso Re:Jezebel? (299 comments)

Misandry isn't a word.

about a month ago
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Writer: Internet Comments Belong On Personal Blogs, Not News Sites

xevioso Re:Best of luck with that. (299 comments)

It is possible to disagree with someone without being a troll.

You are wrong. And I am not a troll.

about a month ago
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Writer: Internet Comments Belong On Personal Blogs, Not News Sites

xevioso Re:Wah. (299 comments)

Free speech is that protected or regulated by government...not that of an individual company to moderate what sort of speech goes on its website.

Surely you realize this?

And it's not about what people are saying...these are gif meant to evoke a visceral reaction in people. Looking a rape gif is not "reading" a comment. These are people who are actively trying to shut down the comments section of a website. They ought to be sued for harassment.

about a month ago

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