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Old 08-25-2010, 09:17 PM
 
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uh you realize the 60s are over, right
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Old 08-26-2010, 01:07 AM
 
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uh you realize the 60s are over, right
Who Me? I wasn't even born back then!!
I used to be a smoker but I quit over a decade ago, never really smoked weed or done drugs...I am neither for them nor against them.
I still drink milk....but nowadays I put a little Vodka and Kahlua in it....when I start seeing blue cows on my walls, I know it is time to go to bed.
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Old 08-26-2010, 08:55 AM
 
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Who Me? I wasn't even born back then!!
I can tell. Sorry for any offense, but your whole "evil govt" and "rebel underground" thing sounds rather like a series of unrealistic movie cliches. PS this is coming from someone who's worked for the gov't a long time and knows first hand its idiocy.

PS and however, I take what I said about the net being "free," in a way. You can go to libraries or various eating establishments (etc) and use it for free. Not very convenient, but still......

And I maintain that making the net harder or less desirable to whiz away your time on would be one of the best things to happen to our society which is so insanely obsessed with it.
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Old 08-26-2010, 09:50 AM
 
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I can tell. Sorry for any offense, but your whole "evil govt" and "rebel underground" thing sounds rather like a series of unrealistic movie cliches.
Why would I get offended? And yes, they might have sounded like cliche movie subjects, especially to someone either who had seen a few or to someone who completely disagrees with the idea, it is natural. It was, however, just my opinion.

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PS this is coming from someone who's worked for the gov't a long time and knows first hand its idiocy.
That kind of explained your earlier comment, no offense! lol

On a more serious note, just because you worked for the government, even a long time, wouldn't make you an expert on what evil, dirty, unethical sh.t going on in the background. I doubt even the President would know half the crap. Yes, more cliche movie subject.

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And I maintain that making the net harder or less desirable to whiz away your time on would be one of the best things to happen to our society which is so insanely obsessed with it.
Funny, even though I do not disagree, what you are suggesting would not be any different than making a similar comment about TV. Good luck taking that away from people at this point in time but then again, who would want to take away a pacifier from a baby who would likely to be unhappy and start crying? Internet is yet another type of it...people need to be controlled, be kept in a sleep-like state and seemingly free medias like TV and Internet provides just that....oh god, more cliche movie stuff, I can't stop! Please forgive me, I will go ahead and unplug myse...
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Old 12-10-2010, 09:51 AM
 
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The government is attempting to stifle free speech. Sen. Rockefeller wants to ban FOX and MSNBC, and AL Sharpton wants to silence Rush. This is just the beginning...
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Old 12-10-2010, 02:16 PM
 
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I'm surprised that someone without knowledge of bittorrent would dare comment in this discussion.

Anyways, I'm kind of hoping that the internet turns into a pay for content model rather than a free advertisement-driven model. And then somehow channeling some of those funds into the service providers to cover bandwidth usage... but we seem so far from that, that it's just a dream at this point.
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Old 12-11-2010, 08:23 AM
 
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I'm surprised that someone without knowledge of bittorrent would dare comment in this discussion.

Anyways, I'm kind of hoping that the internet turns into a pay for content model rather than a free advertisement-driven model. And then somehow channeling some of those funds into the service providers to cover bandwidth usage... but we seem so far from that, that it's just a dream at this point.
I sure as hell hope you aren't talking about me. I use bitorrent all the time. I refuse to pay $$ to buy music. Flac files will do just fine thank you very much.

You can have all the bandwidth in the world, but it won't make a damn bit of difference if all the tracker sites are shut down, not to mention all the websites offering political commentary counter to Soros' socialist regime!

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Old 12-11-2010, 09:14 AM
 
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I refuse to pay $$ to buy music.
So... You work for free? You don't demand payment from your employer for your time, talents and labor? If you do, you're being terribly, terribly hypocritical, and a thief to boot.
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Old 12-11-2010, 09:27 AM
 
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I sure as hell hope you aren't talking about me. I use bitorrent all the time. I refuse to pay $$ to buy music. Flac files will do just fine thank you very much.

You can have all the bandwidth in the world, but it won't make a damn bit of difference if all the tracker sites are shut down, not to mention all the websites offering political commentary counter to Soros' socialist regime!
No, I wasn't talking about you at all. Someone in this thread specifically asked what bittorent was. I was referring to him/her... but didn't quote them on purpose. Bram Cohen is one of the best innovators of the decade (in regards to the internet).

I'll give you the opportunity to remove your finger. Thank you.
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Old 12-12-2010, 03:53 AM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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So... You work for free? You don't demand payment from your employer for your time, talents and labor? If you do, you're being terribly, terribly hypocritical, and a thief to boot.
Getting paid for your work is one thing ... having your grandchildren benefit from your few hours of brilliance 70 years after your death due to copyright extensions takes things a bit far, in my opinion.

I'd love to get paid that way for the past 20 years of software development I've done. And yes, most of that 20-year-old code is still in production use to this day.
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