Re: Mike again makes no distinction between "mine" and "yours"
HOW the government gets its information is the whole frikkin point of the *wait for it*
FOURTH AMENDMENT TO THE U.S. CONSTITUTION: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Oh, looky there! There's those damned "rights" and "restrictions" that keep on getting in the government's way.
Those pesky little things that EVERY PERSON HAS, until, and ONLY when they are convicted of a crime.
Re: Re: Re: Wrong as usual. FUNNIEST is (not coincidentally):
Person_with_Eyes: Look out, the bridge is out! Don't go that way!
OOTB: How do you know? Are you a bridge builder? Are you an engineer?
PwE: N-no? Look at it, it's falling apart...
OOTB: Until you are capable of repairing a bridge, I won't listen to you about how unsafe a bridge is.
PwE: Wait, you're not making sense! Just because I can't fix a thing myself doesn't mean I can't tell it's stupid and self-destructive to keep going that way! Stop, fellow! You're going to hurt someone! Probably yourself!
OOTB: La la la la, if i can't see you, you're not there. If I can't hear you, you're not saying anything.
*falls through gaping hole in copyri-erm-bridge*
WHY DID NO ONE WARN ME?!
Violent video games DEFINITELY desensitize the player/viewer to scenes of video game violence.
Just because I can play a gory game (Fallout's "gibbed" behavior, anyone?) does NOT mean I can stomach even blood in real life.
Hell, I've played racing/flight sim games since I was four, going hundreds, if not a few thousand miles an hour, with not even a forehead crinkle of concern.
Recently, I had a fellow try to merge into me at forty miles per hour, and I could not get my hands to stop shaking for twenty minutes.
Yup. I guess we all ARE crazy, self-entitled assholes to expect the ENTIRE project to be quality controlled, including the adverts. Because, hey. You made a thing, then slapped some shitty banner ads over, so we have to look at them, right? Right?
AdBlock is intended to block just the shitty ads. So. Shitty ads = no money from ads.
Good/relevant/entertaining ads = $$$
Out of curiousity, you hate a DVR's ability to fast forward, don't you? What about the fact that a person can ignore ads in a magazine? Or are you somehow compartmentalizing your entertainment, and justifying it only when you benefit?
It's not a license, it's a tool.
It's not a tax, it's a penalty.
It's not a penalty, it's a tax.
It's not high, it's just not close to the ground.
We're not falling, we're just going down really quickly.
Fair use is ALWAYS legal, no matter who doesn't like it. The only reason there is any gray area is because the copyright moguls refuse to allow their flunkies to codify fair use.
Because codified fair use would declare certain uses beyond their control, which is all the current system is about.
Also, if the first 2 seconds are ok, why aren't the next 49? Why is a legal use suddenly illegal if I do it twice, when each use would be legal on it's own?
Yet, even if natural property rights are not infringed on by stronger parties (the ones with more money, political power, guns; the monopolists, in other words), you STILL have to work your whole life to eat and survive.