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#61 vetneufuse

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 20:31

ommmmmg my head hurts after reading the twitter feed.....

seriously, this just makes me think about how much wikipedia is a problem not a solution... all the people whineing about how they can't get their work done without it..... gawd there are other research methods people..... before it people used this amazing thing called an encyclopedia... and after that search indexes like this amazing thing called google....

and then to compound this lack of understanding on how to "research" they keep saying stuff like why is it down? its on the freaking site when you go to it! how hard is it to understand?! *head explodes*


SHOUTOUT TO ALL THE PPL WHO FINNA FAIL THEY PAPER DUE 2MRW CUZ WIKIPEDIA DOWN AND YOU GOTTA CALL JESSE JACKSON BITCH ASS TO GET IT BACK ON


I mean seriously?....


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Posted 18 January 2012 - 20:37

ommmmmg my head hurts after reading the twitter feed.....

seriously, this just makes me think about how much wikipedia is a problem not a solution... all the people whineing about how they can't get their work done without it..... gawd there are other research methods people..... before it people used this amazing thing called an encyclopedia... and after that search indexes like this amazing thing called google....

and then to compound this lack of understanding on how to "research" they keep saying stuff like why is it down? its on the freaking site when you go to it! how hard is it to understand?! *head explodes*




I mean seriously?....


Ya, people on there are showing how ****ed up our future is going to be... I remember the times before the internet.... Having to go all around town, library to library, trying to find the right books for projects and research. What I would have killed to have a wiki back then.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 20:43

Might help to learn what it is about before you say people don't have a valid reason to boycott it....
And that twitter site shows just how stupid and ignorant the masses are :(



My point is ... if you're annoyed because you want to keep illegally downloading stuff, you have zero rights to complain. If you're worried legitimately about other factors, and you aren't ripping people off, you have every right to worry.

That's it. End of argument.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 20:50

Spoiler


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Posted 18 January 2012 - 20:50

Ya, people on there are showing how ****ed up our future is going to be... I remember the times before the internet.... Having to go all around town, library to library, trying to find the right books for projects and research. What I would have killed to have a wiki back then.


Our future is screwed. I remember when all stations tuned into Obama's speech revealing Osama Bin Laden was killed, Twitter blew up with people complaining because they were missing their american idol reruns. I also do not wish to live on this planet anymore.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 20:52

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Well, yeah, it says right on the wikipedia page how to disable it, disable javascript.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 20:59

Well, yeah, it says right on the wikipedia page how to disable it, disable javascript.

Real men don't read official stuff. Real men "haxx0r"! :p

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 21:00

My point is ... if you're annoyed because you want to keep illegally downloading stuff, you have zero rights to complain. If you're worried legitimately about other factors, and you aren't ripping people off, you have every right to worry.

That's it. End of argument.


Not at all. This affects everyone. Just because someone pirates, doesn't mean they shouldn't be worried about this. That is like saying those who steal food shouldn't worry about food poisoning from a company who poisons their foods to stop people from stealing it. This has much father implifications than just affecting pirates. This is a huge thing for everyone, innocent or not.

Our future is screwed. I remember when all stations tuned into Obama's speech revealing Osama Bin Laden was killed, Twitter blew up with people complaining because they were missing their american idol reruns. I also do not wish to live on this planet anymore.


People wonder why I don't like to go out into the public much.... They can't see the world as I do, and I think they are lucky to be as such. Some of us are just doomed to have more hope than humanity is possible of fulfilling, and thus, we are severely let down.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 21:12

Well, yeah, it says right on the wikipedia page how to disable it, disable javascript.


but that takes reading and a tad bit of research! people that use wikipedia hate research and reading! just copy and paste, homework done!

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 21:22

"incite their users in order to further their corporate interests"
Oh My! He forgot "without us getting paid for it" at the end of that.
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"given the freedoms these companies enjoy in the marketplace today"
I LOL'D!!,SAY WHAT?!? So freedom dictates they say nothing?! LOL! They want control, and any person who knowingly or unknowingly signed up for this mess should be questionable in every way from this point forward! They really must have someone who actually knows what the law would grant from an opposing side, if not, we are in much greater trouble.

Want to fix this mess? Start dividing what can and can't be property. If it acts as a wheel or hammer, support, tool, or function thereof, or part of said function, then it SHOULD NOT be able to be owned by any group or individual IN ANY WAY, it's that simple. Until that gaping wide problem is addressed, there is no actual fix to anything whatsoever, especially from the top down The entire problem lies with ___ is 9-10ths of the law, and is why these problems exist as far as virtual anything goes.
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Posted 18 January 2012 - 21:32

My point is ... if you're annoyed because you want to keep illegally downloading stuff, you have zero rights to complain. If you're worried legitimately about other factors, and you aren't ripping people off, you have every right to worry.

That's it. End of argument.

Your logic is so flawed its not even funny anymore.

If all I wanted to do was to keep illegally downloading stuff, PIPA and SOPA would have minimal effect on me. There'll be a billion ways around the censorship, just like there always has been.

At the end of the day this bill will do next to nothing to prevent piracy, because it's still not going after the root problem. Sure you'll never ever get rid of it but if publishers stopped living in the 50s and actually realized how to use the internet to their advantage, there would be a pretty big drop. Netflix, iTunes, Zune music pass, spotify, steam are all proof of that. People want their content delivered to them in a way that's convenient, easy to use and affordable. Shoving intrusive DRM and other crap does nothing to hurt the pirates, it just hurts legitimate users and creates more pirates.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 21:34

Your logic is so flawed its not even funny anymore.

If all I wanted to do was to keep illegally downloading stuff, PIPA and SOPA would have minimal effect on me. There'll be a billion ways around the censorship, just like there always has been.

At the end of the day this bill will do next to nothing to prevent piracy, because it's still not going after the root problem. Sure you'll never ever get rid of it but if publishers stopped living in the 50s and actually realized how to use the internet to their advantage, there would be a pretty big drop. Netflix, Zune music pass, spotify, steam are all proof of that. People want their content delivered to them in a way that's convenient, easy to use and affordable. Shoving intrusive DRM and other crap does nothing to hurt the pirates, it just hurts legitimate users and creates more pirates.

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Please post this everywhere you can think of, and shout it from the bloody rooftops, because one could not hit the nail any more precisely on the head if they used a laser scope to do it.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 21:48

Shoving intrusive DRM and other crap does nothing to hurt the pirates, it just hurts legitimate users and creates more pirates.


Exactly, the only ones it's not hurting are the people getting paid to come up with and support crap that doesn't do anything, even in the short term. If they would spend all that money on convenience and cost cutting, we would be years ahead.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 22:41

My point is ... if you're annoyed because you want to keep illegally downloading stuff, you have zero rights to complain. If you're worried legitimately about other factors, and you aren't ripping people off, you have every right to worry.

That's it. End of argument.

Holy straw man argument batman

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 23:47

the mafiaa are the ones abusing thier power they shouldnt have in the first place