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by Helius
Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Please defeat SOPA
Replies: 270
Views: 24947

Scott, SOPA and PIPA specify search engines such as google, not at targets whom could be blocked, but as the blocking agents that would be under the authority to perform as DoJ commands. Big difference. The same rent seekers that managed to slap us SOPA and PIPA will therefore have enormous power o...
by Helius
Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Please defeat SOPA
Replies: 270
Views: 24947

You're a Gangsa Thursta.

Thruster could lift someone else's creative work, cover it as his own, then rent seek to protect it. Scroll down to "copyright status" on this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steamboat_Willie It was all lifted from a Buster Keaton film "Steamboat Bill" that came out the same y...
by Helius
Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Please defeat SOPA
Replies: 270
Views: 24947

. . .you do realize that the artist gets 0% of online sales of their work right? In a few rare cases, the artists were smart enough to contract for a portion, but the majority before ~2000 had no such clause.Furthermore, in the last 5 years CD sales have been plummetting while online sales have bee...
by Helius
Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:04 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 970513

How could you bet? Any and all results will be debatable.
by Helius
Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Please defeat SOPA
Replies: 270
Views: 24947

Should Amy or Linda have the ability to shut down all of You Tube, or only have the ability to have the video removed if they're so inclined? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmHX7wzx2ps Props to Linda Ronstadt and Amy Winehouse (God bless and RIP) for not bringing the video down. It is a good example...
by Helius
Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Please defeat SOPA
Replies: 270
Views: 24947

Great web site.

@ Diogenes
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by Helius
Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Crime and Punishment: Oklahoma (& Texas) style!
Replies: 981
Views: 166799

Not Good odds.

It's gotta be more dangerous to do home invasion robberies than doing, say, bank jobs. My guess would be 1/3rd chance of being shot per home invasion.
by Helius
Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Please defeat SOPA
Replies: 270
Views: 24947

I'm wondering if GIThruster isn't the bass player for Metallica or something. He maybe just wants a free ride on 30 year old "creativity" or something. The whole Idea of "ownership" of a bitstream is sorta antiquated. I believe that is why, to this day, when I go see a new movie ...
by Helius
Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Please defeat SOPA
Replies: 270
Views: 24947

If I choose to put My IP on the public Domain, and you choose to shut down the site without notifying me in advance, are you not STEALING my IP and possibly even my first Amendment rights? Why not just have your IP withdrawn instead?
by Helius
Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Please defeat SOPA
Replies: 270
Views: 24947

So you want to go on record that you support making it easy for people to steal what is not theirs, because they're stealing from "rich people"? Tell us, do you download movies and music that you know you're supposed to pay for, and yet don't, because you know you're only stealing from &q...
by Helius
Sat Dec 31, 2011 9:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Terraforming Venus
Replies: 33
Views: 8715

No problem, we provide the singularities with free passage to sunny new homes on the surface of Venus. Ah-HA! You're guilty of an Anthropomorphism. Oort cloud singularities are happy and at home in the Oort cloud. They only need to watch out for more powerful unrelated Oort cloud singularities, tha...
by Helius
Sat Dec 31, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Please defeat SOPA
Replies: 270
Views: 24947

I don't think we need to change the definitions of "IP". Well, it 's far too late. The force toward ever more powerful and revenue enhancing definitions of IP to the detriment of the public domain is inexorable. There is just too much money in content, too much money in the public domain,...
by Helius
Sat Dec 31, 2011 7:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Please defeat SOPA
Replies: 270
Views: 24947

I don't need to think about any of those things and we don't need a "business model". The market takes care of what you're talking about with no tinkering from us. Your observations are why e-books are cheaper than paper books, but that's not a reason to pretend we shouldn't pay for books...
by Helius
Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Please defeat SOPA
Replies: 270
Views: 24947

That's crazy. The reason the remedy of blocking the site is not a case of censorship is that the materials blocked are supposedly STOLLEN and leaving them online allows and promotes others steal them as well. It is not "censorship" to guard personal property from theft. Wow. You really ne...
by Helius
Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Please defeat SOPA
Replies: 270
Views: 24947

Advocates of SOPA answer this question:

If technological change forces major changes in business models and law, should the business models forced to change be those: 1) that relax legal requirements and contention, 2) force greater constraints and more legal contention? IMHO, Perhaps the continued and relentless strengthening of IP legal...

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