"You people like to ignore the BILLIONS of dollars Apple grosses from downloads on their iTunes store."
I don't think anyone's ignoring that, and I'm not sure what your point is. Do you actually know how many billions, or are you speaking hyperbolically?
"You like to pretend that recorded music isn't a very desired commodity."
That's a complete fabrication on your part. Nobody here has ever denied music's desirability, so again, what's your point?
"That musicians don't make money from it."
Another fabrication. Nearly all musicians on record labels make nothing from royalties; this is not a disputable point. But there are other ways to make money from music, and they've been discussed here many times.
I have no idea what part of the article you're referring to, but you shouldn't criticize others' incorrect terminology until you correct your own. A DVD is not digital, the data stored on it is. A LaserDisc is not analog, the data stored on it is.
"Viewing another's private parts is undeniably a kind of sexual act. If we can't agree on this we're denying some pretty simple truth about ourselves."
Anybody in the medical profession, gynaecologists, urologists and sexual health experts in particular, would roll their eyes at your "simple truth". Not to mention family members or friends seeing each other naked or people using communal showers in gyms. Your thoughts on the topic are passionate but very simplistic.
Re: We Need to Aim for Perfection not this Crap Story
Wow, that's quite the Utopian vision you have there...
"The realities of automated transport preclude the scenarios depicted because if all the vehicles were automated then the school bus tragedy doesnt happen."
But we will never get to a point where ALL vehicles are automated. There are very few technologies that are completely eradicated by a newer technology, so there will always be human-controlled vehicles out there.
"You forget that the accidents are caused by humans who are not in their right mind and computers are always on the alert to do the right thing."
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: "is intellectual property immoral?" -- Techdirt answers that only one way:
"You sound unnecessarily angry, and a little irrational."
That's an amusing notion considering Leigh has been nothing but cordial and you're being consistently rude and insulting. You do sound like a grumpy old man whinging about how things have changed for the worse because you don't like it.
Re: "no evidence that the websites ... have ever been used for lawful purposes"
Since you offer no counter-argument to the comparison to China instructing Google to globally delist all websites referencing Tiananmen Square, we can only assume you're perfectly ok with that. Or do you have some theory about how that's totally different.