Re: Hmm. Doing what they know, unable to think of more...
Too funny Blue.
Actually the best change around here in the last year or so was when you stopped spamming the comment sections with your "holier-than-thou" rants and half-baked notions. We've had some real nice adult discussions since then.
Obviously you did not understand that my comment was limited solely to how the EFF attorneys reacted when the agency informed them about a concern it had with the submittal. A pro who wanted to be taken seriously would have reacted in a markedly different manner.
I'm sorry. You comment has been rejected because it's an "improper protest."
If you want to be taken seriously, please resubmit your comment without the preconceived bias against the EFF.
In addition, I find it pretty hilarious that you desire the censorship of comments because they contain words that offend your snowflake sensibilities and in the very same sentence you cry that the reporting of your comments is unfair.
Your paradox-absorbing crumple zones are simply amazing!
People commit suicide every day, but that's hardly normal behaviour.
Apparently, sexting among teens is their "normal" now days:
Just over 2,000 Australian teenagers between 16 and 18 years old were asked about their sexual habits. While more than 90 percent said they used social media, only 43 percent said they had sent a sexually explicit text and 54 percent had received one.
But when refining the search to look only at teens who were already sexually active, the stats jumped: more than 70 per cent had sent a sexual text and 84 percent admitted receiving one - and more than half of these included naked or semi-naked images. Source
Funny how you fault me for reaching an opinion based on the indictment...
I'm not faulting you for your opinion. I'm faulting you for supporting the government's actions in this case. If the government's case is as rock solid as you claim, then why all the shenanigans in preventing Dotcom from mounting a viable defense? What is happening in this case doesn't even come close to the concept of "justice" and even you should take issue with that.
As the extradition hearing nears, company lawyers say they're unable to collect emails, files and other documents they claim will refute the allegations against MegaUpload. The company's servers are hosted by Virginia-based Carpathia Hosting. The government initially locked the servers up while its agents collected evidence, but in January released all claims to them.
MegaUpload believed it would then be able to copy information from the servers itself. Rothken said he attempted to hire an electronic-discovery expert from KPMG to collect the data, but found that the cost would exceed $7 million. U.S. officials declined to release funds from MegaUpload's seized assets to pay for the operation, the lawyer said.
Are you really trying to say that the USG didn't prevent Dotcom's team from inspecting the servers for exculpatory evidence before releasing them to be destroyed? Because that is exactly what happened. It's a fact.
Are you really trying to re-write history here? One has to wonder why you would do such a thing.
I sleep confidently and soundly every night knowing the countless sacrifices they make to ensure the protection of my own liberties and rights.
I bet you would sing a different tune if some random drug informant pointed his finger at you and you had all of you possessions taken via asset forfeiture procedures before you were able to defend yourself against the false charges.
And just so you know, my opinion of you has just dropped about 20 notches AJ. I once believed you were, at the very least, a fair and just person, even when your arguments and opinions were opposed to mine. Not so much anymore. You seem to have already tried and convicted Dotcom based on one side of a story. That's something morons do.
I propose the same solution as for those `disappeared' mortgage contracts: contest the ownership in court and if it isn't quickly proved, the judge can declare a forfeit on the ownership (basically public domain-ing the content).
That is actually a viable way to gain some extra time when facing foreclosure. Basically, you ask the mortgage company to prove that they own your mortgage. With all the mortgage "bundling" and reselling that goes on (especially before the housing bubble burst) your note probably changed hands multiple times and the actual paperwork will have to be tracked down.
Why hasn't this article been deleted? I mean, it's great that you've admitted your stupidity. So why is the example of said stupidity still online?
As far as I know, Techdirt doesn't remove any articles.
You understand that a lot of people are only going to read the headline, right?
How is other people's stupidity Techdirt's fault?
So why is it still up?
As far as I know, Techdirt doesn't remove any articles.
Oh...you're probably still getting clicks, aren't you? I mean, why take something down even if it's not true when it's making money, right?
I don't know if it has changed lately, but Techdirt used to barely make enough to cover thier bandwidth costs. The Techdirt blog has historically been sort of a loss-leader for Mike's consulting business, Floor 64.
That's not the way I look at it. I paid $99 for my Kindle PaperWhite, so as far as I'm concerned, I own it.
My solution against Amazon's walled garden is simple. Switch to airplane mode and give it a hard reboot (hold power button for 30 seconds). That removes all of Amazon's annoying advertising.
Any e-book I purchase I download to my PC and remove the DRM with Calibri and side-load it to my Kindle because I prefer the actual cover images on my books as opposed to Amazon's default cover. It also gives me the advantage of having a saved copy of what I purchased just in case Amazon decides to arbitrarily remove anything from my library.