Wow dude... thanks for the very kickass math lesson. I do love math theory!
But you're arguing with darryl. My only advice is 'don't'... not because he's ever (EVER) going to be more-right than you (or 'right' at all) but because he's great at not just missing a concept, but actively ignoring a concept so he can be right about what he's talking on.
To put it another way... darryl walks up to a couple of farmers comparing oranges. darryl overhears the farmers saying something like "hmm... oranges are quite orange this year..." and immediately chimes in with "NO! The apples are RED this year!! You're wrong! Stupid American Farmer!". And no matter how much you try to explain that you were comparing oranges, darryl will stand on his soapbox (applebox?) and proclaim how he's right... the apples ARE red. And, of course, will continue to do so with horrible post-structure and abysmal punctuation.
I'm just as guilty about letting darryl out to run around and tossing the stick for him to chase, so I can't really judge here :)
Again, thanks for the kickass review of near-infinite. Totally going to discuss that with friends this weekend :)
Step 1: Produce some type of talent-based content
Step 2: Piss off some random, anonymous trolls
Step 3: Wait for said trolls to pull a reverse Streisand Effect on your content by trying to insult you with it by repeating it over and over, thus increasing the likelihood that search engines pick up on your name
Step 4: Profit! (Profit= enjoy the fact that your content now has greater notoriety).
Epic, man! I love seeing the manipulation of fools.
Cute. Thank you for putting words in my mouth, because fuck me if that thought didn't even occur to me.
Oh wait! That's right! It didn't occur to me because it's 100% bullshit.
The 'freetards' you so lovingly bathe with your sharp, witty devil's-tongue are all people who SUPPORT the creators... they don't like supporting the tyrannical distributors of those works, but they LOVE to support the people who make them.
What this guy is doing is taking something from the public domain, locking it up and insisting that people pay him for it.
Sorry if you think there's some kind of parallel to commercial piracy (you know... the people who produce thousands of copies of stolen media for the purpose of selling... not the downloaders who get it to watch/listen to on their own terms), but I guess you have to be wrong sometimes.
Re: Did you learn nothing from the Robber Baron era, Mike?
"It's stupid to ignore history and let ANY corporation grow as much as it can."
Great setup, Ewtbee! I was looking for a place to echo-for-effect a point I saw in the quote from Ingram who was quoting Judge Learned Hand (really? is that his name?!): “The successful competitor, having been urged to compete, must not be turned on when he wins.”
Are you saying that the free market and capitalist economy of competition should be: “Compete! Grow! Be successful! Just not TOO successful!!!”
Or, should we watch these ‘large’ corporations and go after them if they start using their size and success to hurt competition and consumers? You know, instead of assuming guilt-by-association and shooting the people who chase the American Dream and actually catch it.
“Power attracts the corruptible, absolute power attracts the absolutely corruptible.” — Bene Gesserit Credo - Heretics of Dune
“All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible. Such people have a tendency to become drunk on violence, a condition to which they are quickly addicted.” — Missionaria Protectiva - Heretics of Dune
"Power attracts the corruptible. Suspect all who seek it." (can't find the attribution) --Chapterhouse: Dune
Mike, I'd have just let that one go. Now you're going to hear all about how you're a liar and a fraud because you "have some magical evidence that only you can see... what, is it being held by your -hehehe- 'girlfriend in Canada'? snerk snerk".
I guess this would count as an INB4, but I don't think that will stop them.
I disagree with you that you're being as neutral as you claim. You'll disagree with me and we'll just keep going around.
So take you victory secure in the knowledge that you make your points ambiguously enough that I can't point to a single thing and say "you're wrong because of..." I'll be over here happy that at least I have the courage of my convictions.
But since you'll never be able to be wrong, I'll mourn you the fact that you can't ever learn from mistakes. Some of my best learning experiences have been when I was proven wrong and I learned some wonderful insights into the world. But hey, I'm sure being not-wrong all the time must be rewarding as well.
"If multiple examples is enough to characterize the TSA as a whole, is it not enough to characterize TD commenters as a whole? I'm not saying it is or it isn't, but I'm questioning the implication from DH that these examples are so easily distinguishable."
This is not "explicitly saying you're not trying to imply". "I'm not saying one way or the other" is how people sit on the fence and don't have to commit to either.
"I wasn't trying to be tricky. I was trying to be accurate. Look at DH's comment. "
I see now what you're saying now that you meant... but in the light of everything else you said (and how you said it), it seamed like a dodge to me.
I am reading what you write. But much like your first statement, you keep couching your arguments in ambiguity. You don't get to sit in the middle, wait for us to call you on one side, then say "Nope! I was over on the OTHER side!"... and then blame me for 'ignoring what you said'. Well, I guess you could, but people are going to hold a poor opinion of you for doing that. But maybe it's all just subconscious and you're not doing it on purpose.
Re: Re: Re: Re: Murder no...court appointed death sentence, yes please!
And as soon as I posted that, I saw the potential misunderstanding... let me rephrase that...
~points to self~ Disagrees with his murder. Well, more to the point, I disagree with the celebration of his murder. I regret that we couldn't find a better way and could not be a 'better person' than our enemies.