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  • Jan 29th, 2019 @ 7:58pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re:

    "If people are going to use such insults against me, I'm going to find out who they are and why they are doing it. Anyone who thinks a posting handle is sufficient to remain anonymous is the delusional one."

    Wow, haven't seen a gool ol' fashioned Internet Tough Guy around here for a while. Well done for bringing back the "fear"!

  • Jan 29th, 2019 @ 7:48pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re:

    "Why would people steal something they don't want? The desire to take the work is actually prime facie evidence that the user values it, despite claims they wouldn't have purchased it. "

    I assume you're a functioning adult human, so you actually already know how fundamentally flawed this argument is, even if you don't realise it. You make decisions everyday on whether something is worth paying for and how much. You might decide not to buy something you want, but change your mind when the price drops. You might decide not to pay to see a movie that looks interesting but watch it when it comes to a streaming service. Piracy is a choice based on how much you value the content. The reason the likes of Netflix and Spotify are successful at reducing piracy rates is because they offer consumers far better value for money than traditional means of distribution and a far better experience than piracy.

  • Jan 29th, 2019 @ 2:55pm


    Was that after you fled from your native country to seek asylum in a much safer one? His age is irrelevant; he was a high school because he needed a high school education.

    Nobody's going to be all that impressed that you were lucky enough to be born into much better circumstances. It's a pity that privilege didn't come with even a tiny smidge of compassion.

  • Jan 29th, 2019 @ 2:43pm

    Re: The panic over MS-13 and "gangs" and unlimited immigration.

    "You're really downplaying real ORGANIZED dangers to fit this into your advocacy of unlimited immigration."

    Literally nobody here is advocating for unlimited immigration. That is just a huge strawman.

  • Jan 29th, 2019 @ 2:39pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The panic over MS-13 and "gangs&

    "You don't state that he's here legally, and it'd be a big plus for your story, so I think that's reasonable for me to assume."

    How exactly is it reasonable to incorrectly assume something that is clearly stated in the article that you obviously didn't read?

  • Jan 16th, 2019 @ 12:29pm

    Re: Socialist Babble...

    Confusing socialism and fascism is a good example of why you should pay more attention in school.

  • Dec 19th, 2018 @ 1:49pm

    Re: Re: Re:

    Can you really not see how those two issues are completely different?

    Also note that there has never been (or proposed to be) a "rigorous hands-on policy" regarding net neutrality. The rules that were in place were pretty basic consumer protections that would be easy to follow for any company not obsessed with fucking over their customers for every penny. They're also rules most countries don't even need because of healthy competition in their markets.

  • Dec 19th, 2018 @ 1:04pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: They did nazi that coming

    Don't leave us all hanging here. Explain our fundamental ignorance to us please.

  • Dec 18th, 2018 @ 1:21pm

    Re: Your Missing the point

    "Fix the problems or face fines that will eventually cripple these corporate entities or force them out of the EU - either method would be a win for the EU..."

    How would the loss of these companies be a win for the people of the EU? Millions use these products, and even if they want them improved they obviously don't want them gone.

  • Dec 11th, 2018 @ 7:27pm

    Re: Best Solution

    "...I really get the impression that your hate-on for cops doesn't stem from the frequent overreach of law enforcement, but rather you don't just like the idea of having to obey laws and rules at all."

    It doesn't take many brain cells to see the common theme in Tim's writing. It's when law enforcement doesn't like the idea of having to obey laws and rules at all.

  • Dec 6th, 2018 @ 12:00pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: magazine or clip?

    " enthusiasts are almost all male..."

    Says the person who is obviously not a car enthusiast that has spent any time with groups of other car enthusiasts.

  • Nov 14th, 2018 @ 3:56pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: so?

    "He also assaulted the young inturn..."

    If you think that's assault being in a crowded room must be an absolute horror for you.

    "CNN has other people there."

    This is a specious argument. The point is not that someone else can't replace Acosta, it's that the next journalist might hold back on the hard questions for fear of being booted out. And that's exactly the result they want. That chilling effect is what the First Amendment protects against.

  • Nov 14th, 2018 @ 12:17pm


    "Don't really think the 1st Amendment has anything to do with this."

    Decades of jurisprudence says you're wrong, but feel free to explain why you know better.

    "For better or worse, the White House is Trump's residence during his time in office. He can invite or not invite who ever he wants to his residence."

    The WH Press Briefing Room, and most of the rest of the building, is not Trump's residence! It's part of the government and subject to the same constitution as all other parts of the government.

  • Nov 14th, 2018 @ 11:50am

    Re: Re:

    *"The most likely result would be that the White House stops having these type of meetings altogether."

    And at the moment that would be no great loss. SHS is one of the most disingenuous people to have ever had the position and the quality of the info provided is historically low. It's a shame the media still think it's a worthwhile effort.

  • Nov 14th, 2018 @ 11:43am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: so?

    "There's zero First Amendment violations here, unless you want to claim the reporters who couldn't speak because this dimwit wouldn't give up the mic."

    There was absolutely nothing preventing any other journalists from speaking.

    "When their filing gets tossed by the first judge to see it, expect it to be ignored by the press. At best, a "correction" on page 58 in 5pt type."

    And our expectation is that when it doesn't get tossed, and when CNN wins as most actual legal experts believe will happen, you will be deadly silent and unable to admit to yourself let alone us that you were quite wrong.

    "The site used to be terrific on TECH issues. Now it's turning into a left-wing bully pulpit where any perceived slight of a leftist person or organization can expect to have "FIRST AMENDMENT! FIRST AMENDMENT!" shouted repeatedly."

    Feel free to post links to any Techdirt articles actually doing that. "Left-wing bully pulpit" is a just another hilariously lame catchphrase thrown out by those who love to call others 'snowflakes' for being offended but whine hypocritically at any pushback.

  • Nov 8th, 2018 @ 7:26pm

    Re: Re: Re: The Internet isn't everything, nor the only thing

    And yet here you are implying you know more than celebrities even though you are presumably not a professional political pundit.

    Most human beings are capable of being informed and knowledgeable about things other than their main profession. Being a celebrity no more excludes you from having a valid opinion than it does make that opinion more valid. It just means more people want to listen.

  • Nov 8th, 2018 @ 7:20pm

    Re: Re: Re: Consumers

    Maybe you should take a look at countries that actually have competitive broadband markets and require little to no net neutrality regulations.

  • Nov 5th, 2018 @ 2:50pm

    Re: Re: Re:

    "Oh, right, you just don't like the way he says stuff..."

    That's grossly simplistic and wildly incomplete.

    " he's against illegal immigration..."

    He's again non-white immigration, legal or not. It's just easier to make the most noise about illegal immigration, even though the financial benefits significantly outweigh the negatives.

    "I mean, it's not like we, the voting public in the USA, have SCREAMED about wanting a politician who KEEPS HIS PROMISES for freaking DECADES or anything."

    Still waiting.

    "And it's not like we've wanted, for just as long, a President who's NOT beholden to special interest groups or anything."

    Again, still waiting.

    "We finally got a POTUS who's both..."

    Apart from the fact that he lies to the public over 7 times a day on average and is financially tied to the Russians, Saudis and others.

  • Oct 31st, 2018 @ 3:07pm

    Re: Techdirt again leaves out facts: alien with heroin

    "I ask at just what level Techdirt / fanboys would set aside their anti-police, pro-drug, pro-illegal-immigrant bias and decide that evidence found overwhelms all technical considerations?"

    There is no level at which evidence should "overwhelm all technical considerations", because that would be illegal.

    Comments like this clearly display your ignorance of legal history and why there were laws put in place to protect the rights of the accused. There are very good reasons why there are laws covering police and prosecutorial behavior, usually centering around historic grotesque abuses of power that punished innocent people and did not serve the cause of justice. Most of these laws have been around a long time (and all around the world) because we figured out they were necessary a long time ago. They literally protect lives.

    Your allegations are completely baseless. Nobody here is defending the illegal acts that should've resulted in Lopez being punished. All criticism is directed at the illegal actions of the police that resulted in the case failing. Your ranting should be directed at them, not Techdirt.

  • Oct 17th, 2018 @ 4:25pm


    "...anyone posting "A great reckoning is coming" has lost ANY AND ALL potential sympathy on my part for whatever happens to him based on that. See, that DOES sound like a threat. Like, a lot. Like, a fucking whole lot."

    You sound like a very paranoid and/or easily triggered person, and I feel bit sorry for you.

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