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  • Tell The White House To Stop Illegally Seizing & Shutting Down Websites

    cjstg ( profile ), 11 Jun, 2012 @ 10:20am

    Re: Re:

    so mike why is there no mike m or michael m who has signed the petition? seems like if you are going to be asking us to do this, you should at a minimum support it.

  • Yet Another Of The FBI's Own Terrorist Plots… Involves A Group Of Senior Citizens

    cjstg ( profile ), 06 Jun, 2012 @ 10:37am

    english as a deobfuscation tool

    "wife's daughter from a previous marriage" = step-daughter.

  • Can Congress Work Like A Tech Startup?

    cjstg ( profile ), 10 May, 2012 @ 03:22pm

    name sounds familiar

    isn't this the guy using religion to wage war on women? that's certainly innovative. sorta like the v2 project was innovative.

  • Ebook Sales Of Harry Potter Lead To Increased Physical Sales As Well

    cjstg ( profile ), 07 May, 2012 @ 01:16pm

    new normal

    i'm not usually very good at choosing early winners, but i am usually pretty good at identifying tipping points. this, my friends, was the tipping point. finally someone in media power has put themselves (however reluctantly) out there and finally proven that non-drm isn't just for niche players.

    what i find amazing is that in a world that we are told and shown by our leaders is so corrupt, people for the most part are pretty honest and honorable when given the opportunity. more magic from the person who made magic cool again.

  • Does It Makes Sense To Charge Kids & Their Parents With Libel For Online Bullying?

    cjstg ( profile ), 01 May, 2012 @ 01:00pm

    Re:

    one of the defining measures of satire is the concept that it is apparent that it is satire. not sure if this was the case here.

  • Does It Makes Sense To Charge Kids & Their Parents With Libel For Online Bullying?

    cjstg ( profile ), 01 May, 2012 @ 12:59pm

    Re: Sure the school could have done something!

    so are you saying that the school should come into students' homes and monitor what they are doing?

    unless school resources are used or teachers are named, the school has no business in this, period.

  • Arizona Politicians Scramble To Adjust Internet Censorship Bill After The Internet Mocks Them For Being Clueless

    cjstg ( profile ), 06 Apr, 2012 @ 02:07pm

    Re: Re:

    have you been paying attention? not funny.

  • Arizona Politicians Scramble To Adjust Internet Censorship Bill After The Internet Mocks Them For Being Clueless

    cjstg ( profile ), 06 Apr, 2012 @ 02:05pm

    Re: Three Stages of Political Thinking

    when i contacted my rep who actually voted for this thing, #3 is what he told me. to which i replied "read the words".

  • NYTimes Columnist Stirs Up A Controversy That Will Only Drive Human Trafficking Further Underground

    cjstg ( profile ), 05 Apr, 2012 @ 11:49am

    Re:

    i think what you are referring to is the broken windows theory. if people see it advertised it must be okay. if it's okay then i can do it too. therefore, i can become a pimp, prostitute, or john with no repercussions. this drives up the demand and the whole thing grows.

    makes sense, but i don't know if it solves the problem.

  • Guy Loses Probation Because Court Decides That Facebook & MySpace Are 'Electronic Bulletin Boards'

    cjstg ( profile ), 05 Apr, 2012 @ 11:37am

    a rose by any other name

    mike, one thing you didn't do was present a definition of what you think a bulletin board is. from my perspective fb and myspace are bulletin boards, but if you want to split hairs then lets bring out the hairs. this is the first paragraph from wikipedia:

    A Bulletin Board System, or BBS, is an online service based on microcomputers running appropriate software. Once logged in, users can upload and download software and data, read news and bulletins, and exchange messages with other users either through email or in public message boards. Many BBSes also offer on-line games, in which users can compete with each other, and BBSes with multiple phone lines often provide chat rooms, allowing users to interact with each other more instantaneously.

    now you called facebook and myspace "social media". so you think that because some clever social scientist relabeled the bbs as social media, that somehow this guy should be given additional consideration.

    when you are convicted of a crime like this any kind of anonymous communication should off your list for quite some time (which is how the order was worded). these guys are very persistent and clever and will take advantage of any loophole. i'm sorry he cannot network his business using fb and myspace, but that's the price you pay. he was lucky to have the light punishment that he had. now he will server some hard time for trying to game the system.

  • Court Says Sony Is Free To Change Its Terms Of Service Because Accessing PSN Is A Choice

    cjstg ( profile ), 05 Apr, 2012 @ 11:14am

    Re: Bait and switch

    i don't think this qualifies. you bought a product, period. then you started to use their service. every time you sign into that service is a separate usage. every month you pay your bill continues the relationship. that's the problem with services. your use of it today does not guarantee that it will be the same tomorrow.

    while i don't agree with this, i believe that there is a fundamental separation between the product and the service. they are cleverly marketed together, but are actually two different things. for example, you buy a car at the dealer, but you can get it serviced anywhere. however, the dealer will do everything he can to make it seem that you can only have that new car serviced at the dealership.

  • Court Says Sony Is Free To Change Its Terms Of Service Because Accessing PSN Is A Choice

    cjstg ( profile ), 05 Apr, 2012 @ 11:04am

    Re: Re: Self-Inflicted Injury

    wait a minute. why are we looking to government on this? this is what reputation is all about. personally, i haven't bought anything from sony in ten years, and will not until their reputation improves and stays improved for many years. i spend my money with innovative companies that back up their products and services.

  • Arizona Internet Censorship Bill So Ridiculous, Even The MPAA And RIAA Are Against It

    cjstg ( profile ), 03 Apr, 2012 @ 10:09am

    Re:

    i'm not sure i saw the section that you refer to. are you referring to another document. know that might really help with the conversation.

  • Arizona Internet Censorship Bill So Ridiculous, Even The MPAA And RIAA Are Against It

    cjstg ( profile ), 03 Apr, 2012 @ 10:05am

    Re:

    hmmm....i hadn't thought of it that way. now we are talking silver linings.

  • Arizona Internet Censorship Bill So Ridiculous, Even The MPAA And RIAA Are Against It

    cjstg ( profile ), 03 Apr, 2012 @ 10:03am

    Re: What's the cost?

    i am so embarrassed to admit that i am from arizona. it is such a beautiful place to live with a great climate. unfortunately, it is also filled with right wing extremist idiots. it is very difficult to be a democrat (even a conservative one) in this state.

    i have sent messages to my state reps and senators as well as the governor urging her to veto the bill. however, it is hard to say how she will react. sometimes she couldn't find her ass with both hands, but occasionally she will rise up in moments of lucidity and veto these stupid bills. i guess it all depends on whether the bill's sponsors have something on her.

    as mike was saying, the really sad part about this is that it modifies an existing law that addresses telephone communication. those laws might make some sense. but now that the bill has modified those laws it is entirely possible the the whole thing will be found unconstitutional. that would effectively remove the protections that the original law provided.

    are there any nice blue states out there that i can move to?

  • In All This Talk Of Pinterest And Copyright, The Fact That It's Driving Massive Traffic Seems Important

    cjstg ( profile ), 01 Mar, 2012 @ 02:21pm

    Re: Shut the front door!

    "mine! mine! mine!" he screamed, clutching his images closely to his chest. the rest of the crowd laughed nervously and drifted away leaving him alone with his images.

  • WaPo's Kaplan Scolded For Demanding $300 From Student Trying To Sell One Of Its Books On eBay

    cjstg ( profile ), 01 Mar, 2012 @ 12:48pm

    Re: Where are the BAR Associations?

    seriously, did you really ask that question?

    lawyers have been manipulating the system to enrich themselves since there have been laws. they have always pushed the boundaries of the law to get what they want.

    where have you been for the last 1000 years?

  • Why Isn't ICANN Speaking Out Against ICE/DOJ Domain Seizures?

    cjstg ( profile ), 01 Mar, 2012 @ 12:28pm

    Re: Re: Re: dmv

    at some point the courts have to come up to speed. the longer we wait to dump this kind of thing on the courts, the longer we have to wait for them to establish case law.

    you don't keep your child from swimming because she doesn't know how. you take her in the pool and make her learn. the longer you wait the harder it becomes.

  • Why Isn't ICANN Speaking Out Against ICE/DOJ Domain Seizures?

    cjstg ( profile ), 01 Mar, 2012 @ 10:15am

    dmv

    this is sort of like wanting the department of motor vehicles to weigh in on car forfeiture in a drug case. yes, the dmv issues the title, the plates, and licenses, and they create new specialty license plates for which you can pay extra, but in no way are they involved in what you or the authorities do with your car.

    they need to stay neutral and make this a problem for the courts.

  • If You Want To Compete With Free, This Is What You Need To Know

    cjstg ( profile ), 27 Feb, 2012 @ 08:21am

    Re: Re: Re:

    either i missed your point altogether or you made it very poorly. each of your arguments falls flat when examined closer.

    for example, grandma and grandpa go to the movies every sunday because they want to. when people reach that stage of life they choose their entertainment based on what they like to do. i am old enough to be a grandparent (got off to a late start, however) and so are most of my friends. we are very savvy about our entertainment choices. even my mother has a big screen tv and is also very savvy about her entertainment choices. she watches netflix on her computer, and i didn't show her how to do it.

    my teenage kids get their music from the easiest source (usually pandora) not because it is legal, but because it is easy.

    you got me on the ultraviolet thing. what the heck is that? but that probably plays more to my argument than yours.

    don't ever believe that because you are young that older people are stuck in our ways. people change when they see value in changing.

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