Re: I'm thinking of getting an apple watch, is it worth it?

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Re: I'm thinking of getting an apple watch, is it worth it?

I don't need a computer to help me track my sleep. I do that practically automatically anyway -- that's trivial mathematical operations combined with an alarm to awaken me to force my circadian rhythm into a particular cycle that allows me to be productive while simultaneously attaining enough sleep (re: 8-9 hours, no more). Also, my body has a pretty good way of telling me when I've under-or over-slept. What can the sleep tracker in WatchOS offer that my body and a simple alarm app on my phone don't already? If nothing, then that's literally a useless waste of development skills (unless the devs are learning bioinformatics). Plus, we come back to the motivation factor too: if people want to over-sleep or under-sleep, technology isn't going to change that unless you start giving them electric shocks or something else to force them to react, and that can be trivially avoided by just turning it off.

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Re: pissed off about accessibility guides

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Re: pissed off about accessibility guides

@140, yeah... and doing that with windows would be great but managing to then combine that with ATK (or some alternative framework for Linux... does one even exist?) would be a nightmare. Not to mention the testing of all thatI've wanted -- for ages now -- to make GUIs with immediate-mode systems (because those seem to be a lot more popular than desktop-based ones) but I always run into a problem: focus events. Imgui / Dear Imgui, for instance, has no "focus" event to my knowledge, making it really, really hard for me to keep track of what the user might be focusing with tab/shift-tab, and therefore making accessibility like what people are used to really hard.

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Re: pissed off about accessibility guides

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Re: pissed off about accessibility guides

@128, speaking of that, are there actually function listings and all of that for all the accessibility APIs on windows? I know of MSAA, IAccessible2, and UIA, but are there more? For instance I know that the MSAA docs are here and the UIA docs are (I think) here, while the IAccessible2 API reference is (strangely) over here. Is there a reason someone hasn't made a central SDK for all three of these and ATK to make accessibility easier to work with? Or am I missing knowledge?

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Re: Nuking thousands of messages in Gmail

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Re: Nuking thousands of messages in Gmail

There's gotta be a better way than requiring the use of an email client or requiring people to go through each page and deleting from there. My inbox contains over 36000 emails I do not want to have to go through over 360 pages and telling gmail to delete, delete, delete, for example. Not even Hotmail does that...

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Re: pissed off about accessibility guides

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Re: pissed off about accessibility guides

@123, you have a point, but open-source does give people the option to speed up that process. The code is fully available, after all. Which may not be the biggest comfort, but it does provide a cushion, of sorts.

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Re: YouTube took away my rights to voice my opinions

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Re: YouTube took away my rights to voice my opinions

@10, the problem is that the free speech argument only applies to government-owned entities. It does not apply to corporations that aren't owned by the national, state, or city governments. Yes, its not a good idea to do that, but it is not illegal. And if it were illegal to do that, it would prevent companies -- or even places like this forum -- from regulating what people are allowed to talk about. Most of the rules would be null and void because the first amendment would control. People would be allowed to say pretty much anything and get away with it. That is why the first amendment applies only where it does and not to everything. Again, is it a good idea for corporations like Youtube to do that to people? Hell no, but they can, and they do.

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Re: pissed off about accessibility guides

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Re: pissed off about accessibility guides

All I have to say is that I am utterly disgusted by the OPs behavior.@daigonite: you say that your an advocate for people with disabilities -- or you've implied it throughout the various posts that you've made. However, this topic... this topic has completely and utterly destroyed my faith and confidence in you to get things done and to help all of us out on here. In order to be an advocate for something, subtlety is required, as well as good communication skills and the ability to be eloquent. For example, if I was being hired for a job, and I required accommodations, I'm not going to assume that the company knows what I need -- because that's a risky assumption at best and a false one at worst. If I assume that they know what I need and they, in fact, don't, I'm not going to then rage at them, irrespective of how many times it happens to me. I'll rage in private, sure, but I'm no way in hell going to rage in public like you have in this topic. If you raged at a conference like you are on here -- or, hell, if someone from a game development company saw you raging like this on here -- do you know what they'd think? They'd think, "Wow, this forum has a bunch of entitled assholes, and even its advocates are a bunch of assholes -- why in hell should I go to my manager and tell them about people with disabilities for what we're making?" In other words, they'd think, "Fuck this forum and this 'blind community', I've got better things to do." Then, people like Ian have to step in and pick up the peaces, or try to. The problem is, the more devs that see this kind of attitude from this forum, the less willing they'll be to cooperate with people like Ian, and before you know it he'll just be ignored. I understand your anger, I really do... and I want laws like the ADA to be revised, and I want games to be more accessible for us without detracting from the overall gameplay experience as best as is achievable with modern technology. However, the way your going about it is [NOT] the way to do it and is more likely to completely undo everything that we've all worked for over the past 30-40 years. Trigger warnings aren't instant solvers for all disabilities; I know this because I have a minor case of epilepsy myself and don't know if anything can trigger it or not (thus far nothing has). However, trigger warnings are not just there so that companies can say "Oh, we've done our due diligence". They're there because its been shown that they do work in certain circumstances. Not all, of course, but some. If your particular circumstances are not one of those particular circumstances when they do work, then at least you've been warned about it and you know that the content in question can and will trigger you. But that is no excuse, whatsoever, for you to come in here and rage about it, and to generalize everyone's situation, and to project onto all of us and to expect something then to be done, because that raging is more likely to have a very negative consequence. You may have even turned off a game developer from adding accessibility into their next upcoming game because of this nonsense -- congratulations for making our lives a bit harder. You need to chill and come in here with a level head, and then people will listen to you. But right now, its you who has to listen, and its you who needs to ask yourself, "WTF am I doing? WTF have I done? What am I trying to accomplish? What have I achieved?" I guarantee that when you are able to ask yourself those questions with a level head you will not like what your mind comes back with.

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Re: YouTube took away my rights to voice my opinions

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Re: YouTube took away my rights to voice my opinions

Youtube can take away your right to voice your opinions if they so choose. The first amendment does not apply to private corporate entities.

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Re: Android TTS voices no longer reading emojis?

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Re: Android TTS voices no longer reading emojis?

@4, thanks. Hope they fix that bug soon.

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Re: Android TTS voices no longer reading emojis?

2020-08-07 Thread AudioGames . net ForumOff-topic room : Ethin via Audiogames-reflector


  


Re: Android TTS voices no longer reading emojis?

I'm just using Talkback for now. And yes, I've installed all updates that my phone indicates are available.

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Android TTS voices no longer reading emojis?

2020-08-07 Thread AudioGames . net ForumOff-topic room : Ethin via Audiogames-reflector


  


Android TTS voices no longer reading emojis?

So in a recent update my copy of the Google TTS synths stopped reading emojis of any kind except the really primitive ones (e.g.: sad face, smiley face, ...). Is there any way I can fix this? Its really irritating.

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

Wow... the shear idiocy that Trump displays, even in the first few minutes -- discussing voting by mail and how "absentee voting" is supposedly different from voting by mail (which it isn't, as Jonathon says, its synonymous with voting by mail) -- is just... horrifying. And very aptly displays why he's not qualified to run a country, let alone a business. (Side note: he did have six bankruptcies. Pretty telling.) Why he won the election in 2016, even with the help of the electoral college, is beyond me. I am curious though: since its 2020 and we have tech and all,why, oh why, haven't we switched to internet voting? Like I know that we have E-voting machines, but from what I know those aren't connected to the internet for "security purposes." Which I get, I really do. What I don't get is this: why can't we set up an internet sight where everyone can submit their votes, then transfer all of those votes (which could be stored in a database) onto a USB drive or other storage medium, then let the voting machine tabulate the votes? I might be overlooking security flaws with this idea, but if it were to be done, with the flaws taken care of (as best we can) I can see it cutting down on a lot of costs for E-voting machines. So I'm curious why that hasn't been done yet. What's the barrier to making that a reality? A computer could sort and analyze through 324-330 million votes in a few minutes to an hour, tops, and it wouldn't even require much memory or any fancy algorithms.

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

Wow... the shear idiocy that Trump displays, even in the first few minutes -- discussing voting by mail and how "absentee voting" is supposedly different from voting by mail (which it isn't, as Jonathon says, its synonymous with voting by mail) -- is just... horrifying. And very aptly displays why he's not qualified to run a country, let alone a business. (Side note: he did have six bankruptcies. Pretty telling.) Why he won the election in 2016, even with the help of the electoral college, is beyond me.

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

Wow... the shear idiocy that Trump displays, even in the first few minutes -- discussing voting by mail and how "absentee voting" is supposedly different from voting by mail (which it isn't, as Johnathon says, its synonyms with mail-in votes) -- is just... horrifying. And very aptly displays why he's not qualified to run a country, let alone a business. (Side note: he did have six bankruptcies. Pretty telling.) Why he won the election in 2016, even with the help of the electoral college, is beyond me.

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Re: Consider this an official I don't give a damn

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Re: Consider this an official I don't give a damn

@102, because you want to, of course. Why else? 

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Re: What is Your Favourite Online Backup or Cloud Storage Service?

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Re: What is Your Favourite Online Backup or Cloud Storage Service?

I use backblaze, myself. For servers I use tarsnap.

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Re: Consider this an official I don't give a damn

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Re: Consider this an official I don't give a damn

@95, yes, good gentlebeing, you've registered for an expressionist forum (whatever that is). At this expressionist institution of communicative discourse we call AudioGames.Net, we are quite vocal about expressing ourselves.  We are also well-known for: over-use of apposite patois (some of us, at any rate), very long and in-depth discussions and debates about viruses and virology, and many, many other things. Please enjoy your stay! Yes, I know... I couldn't help myself.  I'm not normally like this, but hey, fun is fun.

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Re: Consider this an official I don't give a damn

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Re: Consider this an official I don't give a damn

@95, yes, good gentlebeing, you've registered for an expressionist forum (whatever that is). At this expressionist institution of communicative discourse we call AudioGames.Net, we are quite vocal about expressing ourselves.  We are also well-known for: over-use of apposite patois (some of us, at any rate), very long and in-depth discussions and debates about viruses and virology, and many, many other things. Please enjoy your stay! Yes, I know... I couldn't help myself. 

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Re: Consider this an official I don't give a damn

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Re: Consider this an official I don't give a damn

@95, yes, good gentlebeing, you've registered for an expressionist forum (whatever that is). At this expressionist institution of communicative discourse we call AudioGames.Net, we are quite vocal about expressing ourselves. 

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

@1023, that's... messed up. And with that we've reached a kilobyte of posts. 

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Re: Consider this an official I don't give a damn

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Re: Consider this an official I don't give a damn

By writing this post, I am hereby expressing my _expression_ of expressive frustration with the thousands of expressions of expressiveness that this topic expresses. Should any more expressions be communicated, conveyed, indicated, showed, demonstrated, revealed, intimated, manifested, or otherwise exhibited, I shall be forced to send you guys a sternly worded post articulating the shear amount of vexation that this topic provokes within my expressive soul. 

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Re: Some possible extra info about the George Floyd incident?

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Re: Some possible extra info about the George Floyd incident?

@32, if that's the case then yes, that was an unlawful arrest (which really doesn't surprise me, damn corruption and graft). It is illegal to detain someone without reading them their Miranda rights and telling them why they are being detained.

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Re: Consider this an official I don't give a damn

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Re: Consider this an official I don't give a damn

@81, yep! You got it in one go! 

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Re: Some possible extra info about the George Floyd incident?

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Re: Some possible extra info about the George Floyd incident?

@27, if someone wants to join cops shouldn't they not be allowed if they have dangerous psychological disorders like XDS? That seems kinda backwards to me... It might just be me though.

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Re: Some possible extra info about the George Floyd incident?

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Re: Some possible extra info about the George Floyd incident?

@18-19, that's... extremely disturbing. Both the fact that unions have such powers but also that incident that you heard about, Jayde. And 20, I can't seem to validate this accurately (this table is a bit difficult to interpret (that always happens with tables within tables), and posts like this one are majorly misleading, but depend on the table I linked to above), but I suspect that it happens far more often to black people (white-on-black) than vice-versa.

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Re: Some possible extra info about the George Floyd incident?

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Re: Some possible extra info about the George Floyd incident?

@18-19, that's... extremely disturbing. Both the fact that unions have such powers but also that incident that you heard about, Jayde. And 20, I can't seem to validate this accurately (this table is a bit difficult to interpret (that always happens with tables within tables), and posts like this one are major misleading, but depend on the table I linked to above.

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Re: Some possible extra info about the George Floyd incident?

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Re: Some possible extra info about the George Floyd incident?

@18-19, that's... extremely disturbing. Both the fact that unions have such powers but also that incident that you heard about, Jayde.

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Re: Consider this an official I don't give a damn

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Re: Consider this an official I don't give a damn

Nope, we gotta change their purpose from a topic involving a person raging at something they feel is unjustified into a topic full of humor and fun  (and a bit of legal stuff just for the shits and giggles, of course).

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Re: Consider this an official I don't give a damn

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Re: Consider this an official I don't give a damn

Lol this topic... its fun reading all of this. A bit of wining mixed in with some legal stuff, followed by some good sarcasm, and then sarcasm aimed at the original people who were giving off the sarcasm.  Then some sarcasm aimed at the second bout of sarcasm aimed at the first. nevermind. #megasarcasmAnd no, I'm not a lawyer either. I really don't want to be. 

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Re: Consider this an official I don't give a damn

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Re: Consider this an official I don't give a damn

Lol this topic... its fun reading all of this. A bit of wining mixed in with some legal stuff, followed by some good sarcasm, and then sarcasm aimed at the original people who were giving off the sarcasm. 

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Re: Some possible extra info about the George Floyd incident?

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Re: Some possible extra info about the George Floyd incident?

Thanks for all your responses -- I just got done reading all of them. Keep in mind that I did not in post 1 indicate that the article I found (which was on my timeline, so I just happened to stumble upon it) in any way indicate that the officer's actions were suddenly justified, nor does it in any way change the severity of the matter. I completely agree with all of the points you guys have made in this topic, but I brought the article here because I wanted to here what others had to say about it. I do agree that the police have little oversight, though I didn't know about the union thing (why is that even there, anyway?). So, yes, I started this topic with good intents and without the intent of starting a flamewar or a massive argument, and I definitely didn't mean to imply that my views on the matter had changed -- because I still agree that there is most likely a racial angle to all of this, and that our police force has some major problems, and that the murder is still that -- murder -- irrespective of camera footage.

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Re: Consider this an official I don't give a damn

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Re: Consider this an official I don't give a damn

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Some possible extra info about the George Floyd incident?

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Some possible extra info about the George Floyd incident?

I have no idea whether this information is actually accurate, but I found this on my FB timeline and thought I'd share to get peoples' opinion, hence the words "Some possible" in the title of this topic. I don't aim to start any digital riots, or flamewars, or anything like that, so if your going to start that in here then please withhold what your going to post because I'd like this topic to be civilized. The article is here, and the video footage, if it is authentic, complicates the issue that we were all spoon-fed by the media and that caused riots up and down the country. In sum, the article points out four distinct facts, if it is indeed authentic:George Floyd was not fully cooperative and clearly intoxicated.The officers were calm and reasonable for most of the interaction.George Floyd claimed that he couldn’t breathe and was going to die well before he had a knee on his neck.The officers never did or said a single thing that any reasonable person could construe as racist.This in no way excuses the offers of what they did -- as the article does indeed point out -- but it complicates things. What are your guys' thoughts? Normally I wouldn't post things on my FB timeline on here -- this is a forum and not Facebook -- but I thought I might share this given the particular event it covers.

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Some possible extra info about the George Floyd incident?

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Some possible extra info about the George Floyd incident?

I have no idea whether this information is actually accurate, but I found this on my FB timeline and thought I'd share to get peoples' opinion, hence the words "Some possible" in the title of this topic. I don't aim to start any digital riots, or flamewars, or anything like that, so if your going to start that in here then please withhold what your going to post because I'd like this topic to be civilized. The article is here, and the video footage, if it is authentic, complicates the issue that we were all spoon-fed by the media and that caused riots up and down the country.In sum, the article points out tfour distinct facts, if it is indeed authentic:George Floyd was not fully cooperative and clearly intoxicated.The officers were calm and reasonable for most of the interaction.George Floyd claimed that he couldn’t breathe and was going to die well before he had a knee on his neck.The officers never did or said a single thing that any reasonable person could construe as racist.What are your guys' thoughts? Normally I wouldn't post things on my FB timeline on here -- this is a forum and not Facebook -- but I thought I might share this given the particular event it covers.

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Re: Consider this an official I don't give a damn

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Re: Consider this an official I don't give a damn

56 makes a good point though. The common idiom of "this [software|movie|...] is licensed, not sold, and by buying it you buy a license but don't actually own it" is utterly ridiculous. That's not how selling goods works -- at least not physical copies. If I give you a physical copy of something, I can't control how you use it. If you strip the DRM from it, I can't stop you. Of course, the hole problem is that software you download, or physical goods you buy, have contracts that are immediately voided because the requirements are not enforceable -- that's the license agreements. The license agreements usually say "Oh, this is a legally binding contract". OK... what about those under eighteen. Legally speaking, anyone who is under eighteen is not actually bound by any legal contract they enter into. If they sign up for Facebook, they aren't actually bound by the terms and conditions of Facebook because they're a minor and are not mentally competent under the law. Same for license agreements. So, the guardians of the minor come into play. The guardian is bound by the TOSs and license agreements the minor enters into until that minor turns eighteen... but is that actually legally enforceable if (1) the guardian has no idea the agreement even exists and what the minor is doing and (2) therefore the guardian had no chance to actually agree to the contract?LawDepot says on this topic: "If a court or tribunal rules a contract void, it means the contract has no force or effect, so neither party is bound by it and neither party can rely on it. Usually, this is because: the object of the agreement is illegal or against public policy (unlawful consideration or subject matter); the terms of the agreement are impossible to fulfill or too vague to understand; there was a lack of consideration; or fraud (namely false representation of facts) has been committed." They describe what makes a contract invalid over here and the elements of a valid contract here. So Yeah, I'm kinda confused and would love clarification from any lawyers on here.

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

@1019, the point that Jayde and I are trying to make is that I wasn't explicitly calling you an idiot. Nowhere did I say or imply that you in particular were an idiot. If I meant to say that, I'd have no reason to hide behind some facade and call the people who want guns taken away idiots -- I would've flat out called you one and that would be that and this discussion would be entirely different. I generalized and called people who want to take "all the guns away" idiots because that, to me, is an idiotic idea, and I'd expect better, because taking all the guns away is holy unrealistic and is just not gonna happen in my lifetime. Better gun control yes, take all the guns away no. I've acknowledged this previously but I'll acknowledge it again: could I have not worded my statement as such? I certainly could've. But if I had, I most likely would've had still insulted you. Insulting you was purely an accident; there was no reason you had to wave your creds around as if that somehow fixed the problem or made you somehow superior. Calling me "less smarter" because I don't have a degree yet only aggravated the problem and was definitely insulting towards me and only made things worse, hence my rather harsh response in 1004.

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

@1019, the point that Jayde and I are trying to make is that I wasn't explicitly calling you an idiot. Nowhere did I say or imply that you in particular were an idiot. If I meant to say that, I'd have no reason to hide behind some facade and call the people who want guns taken away idiots -- I would've flat out called you one and that would be that and this discussion would be entirely different. I generalized and called people who want to take "all the guns away" idiots because that, to me, is an idiotic idea, and I'd expect better, because taking all the guns away is holy unrealistic and is just not gonna happen in my lifetime. Better gun control yes, take all the guns away no. I've acknowledged this previously but I'll acknowledge it again: could I have not worded my statement as such? I certainly could've. But if I had, I most likely would've had still insulted you. Insulting you was purely an accident; there was no reason you had to wave your creds around as if that somehow fixed the problem.

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

@1014, point taken. I didn't see post 1005 as insinuating that though, and again, the only reason I agreed was because it was one particular way and had no intention of insinuating that Enes in particular had done that. Maybe 1005 intended that, but I certainly didn't.

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

@1012, you took that money issue out of context. Like majorly. I significantly doubt post 1005 was ever insinuating that you in particular threw around money to get your degree. That's definitely not what I got out of it, that's for sure. Post 1005 was pointing out that that is indeed one way to get a degree; whether its accepted at the top institutions is entirely irrelevant. The point was that its ultimately possible and people have done it only to prove later in life that they did not, in fact, deserve that degree, or they otherwise take advantage of the fact that they have that and use that degree as some kind of way of getting people to follow along with what they say (which sadly has been happening lately with many people with the coronavirus situation). That doesn't apply just to degrees though -- it applies to everything, or nearly everything. But never did that post insinuate that you did that. I don't think anyone on here would believe you'd stoop so low as to do that -- you seem far more intelligent than that.

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

@1009, I didn't think I was taking things out of context, but maybe I am... hmmm. I probably went a bit overboard in 1004.

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

@1007, I'm confused on where you got the idea that I had the idea that you were an expert on everything. Because I certainly didn't claim that anywhere in 1004. Yes, earning degrees shows intelligence and hard work ethic. But that doesn't make you immune from stupidity or idiocy occasionally, which is what I was getting at. And as for you making your statement? Alright then, I acknowledge that -- you've stated your opinion quite clearly on this topic and we'll just have to agree to disagree on that one then. Finally, the opinion of 1005 was not something I stated, but something I agreed generally with in 1006 to demonstrate that degrees do not mean your above me. Your smart, and I generally respect what you have to say, and I hope you can say the same about me. But that doesn't mean your above me in some way. If you interpreted post 996 as condescending, than okay... not really sure why it came off to you like that but okay. Finally, I'm now quite curious exactly what subjects you studdied that would 'make my head explode'. Quantum physics, perhaps? Because I still get confused by that -- and I've got several books and have read the ones I have -- though they were primarily on quantum computing. But when you talk about quantum computing, you always gotta bring in quantum physics and quantum mechanics as background. But getting back to my point... okay, so you might've had to study subjects that I wouldn't understand yet. But that doesn't make me somehow less smarter than you at all. Depending on the subject matter, that could just be an indicator that our strengths are not on the same page, or even that I don't necessarily care for what you studied because I feel that what I study is more important to me. I could say the same about the subjects I tend to research sometimes and making your head explode.We've dragged this way, way off course though... can we try to make an effort to return this discussion to its original purpose after resolving any remaining disputes?

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

@1007, I'm confused on where you got the idea that I had the idea that you were an expert on everything. Because I certainly didn't claim that anywhere in 1004. Yes, earning degrees shows intelligence and hard work ethic. But that doesn't make you immune from stupidity or idiocy occasionally, which is what I was getting at. And as for you making your statement? Alright then, I acknowledge that -- you've stated your opinion quite clearly on this topic and we'll just have to agree to disagree on that one then. Finally, the opinion of 1005 was not something I stated, but something I agreed generally with in 1006 to demonstrate that degrees do not mean your above me. Your smart, and I generally respect what you have to say, and I hope you can say the same about me. But that doesn't mean your above me in some way. If you interpreted post 996 as condescending, than okay... not really sure why it came off to you like that but okay. Finally, I'm now quite curious exactly what subjects you studdied that would 'make my head explode'. Quantum physics, perhaps? Because I still get confused by that -- and I've got several books and have read the ones I have -- though they were primarily on quantum computing. But when you talk about quantum computing, you always gotta bring in quantum physics and quantum mechanics as background. But getting back to my point... okay, so you might've had to study subjects that I wouldn't understand yet. But that doesn't make me somehow less smarter than you at all. Depending on the subject matter, that could just be an indicator that our strengths are not on the same page, or even that I don't necessarily care for what you studied because I feel that what I study is more important to me. I could say the same about the subjects I tend to research sometimes and making your head explode.

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

@1007, I'm confused on where you got the idea that I had the idea that you were an expert on everything. Because I certainly didn't claim that anywhere in 1004. Yes, earning degrees shows intelligence and hard work ethic. But that doesn't make you immune from stupidity or idiocy occasionally, which is what I was getting at. And as for you making your statement? Alright then, I acknowledge that -- you've stated your opinion quite clearly on this topic and we'll just have to agree to disagree on that one then. Finally, the opinion of 1005 was not something I stated, but something I agreed generally with in 1006 to demonstrate that degrees do not mean your above me. Your smart, and I generally respect what you have to say, and I hope you can say the same about me. But that doesn't mean your above me in some way. If you interpreted post 996 as condescending, than okay... not really sure why it came off to you like that but okay. Finally, I'm now quite curious exactly what subjects you studdied that would 'make my head explode'. Quantum physics, perhaps? Because I still get confused by that -- and I've got several books and have read the ones I have -- though they were primarily on quantum computing. But when you talk about quantum computing, you always gotta bring in quantum physics and quantum mechanics as background. But getting back to my point... okay, so you might've had to study subjects that I wouldn't understand yet. But that doesn't make me somehow less smarter than you at all. Depending on the subject matter, that could just be an indicator that our strengths are not on the same page, or even that I don't necessarily care for what you studied because I feel that what I study is more important to me.

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

@1005, yep.

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

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@1003, I think you just proved 1000s point right there. And no, a college degree does not necessarily prove that you are hard-working or extremely intelligent. People who don't have degrees, or failed to get one because of the major failures of our education system, can be just as hardworking and intelligent as someone who got a degree. Just because you have a masters degree in, say, education doesn't mean you know what your talking about when it comes to law enforcement, for example. And, finally... just because you have a degree from college, or two, or three, doesn't mean your not an idiot. The smartest people can be idiots too sometimes. Your college degree doesn't suddenly mean your the ultimate authority on a particular matter, and the way you phrased 998 came off as quite arrogant -- "I have multiple degrees from the top three colleges in the world and therefore I'm right on this matter and everything I say should be respected and no one should call me an idiot even if what I say sounds stupid to them". And yes, that's not precisely what you said, but its the message you sent. Here's the thing: 996 is my opinion. And I have the right to my opinion, and I have the right to voice it. If I insulted you, then I'm sorry, because I didn't intend to insult you in particular, but I will not retract my statement because I believe that anyone who believes that [all] guns should be taken away, and who fails to actually think about all the logistics of such an operation, is indeed an idiot. And as for me being "less smarter than you"? Excuse me, but that's a bit presumptuous, condescending and arrogant of you, don't you think? Which makes me wonder why I should've even had to write that, because if your so much smarter than I am, I shouldn't have had to write that, now should I? After all, your the one with multiple master's degrees, and therefore I should just automatically assume that you know what your talking about, and that your an authority on the subject matter that we're discussing right?My point is that just because you might have spent a ton of money to earn a degree, and even more to earn two, doesn't mean you can't be an idiot sometimes. Your not immune to this little thing humanity calls stupidity. Now, could I have worded this post a bit nicer? Sure I could've. Could I have not generalized in 996 and called everyone who has the opinion of "take all the guns away" an idiot? Yeah, I could have. But if I'd used any other word to describe them, I imagine you'd be just as insulted as you apparently are now. Yes, you may have a few degrees under your belt, and I respect you for taking the time and dedicating yourself to that, and I respect you for proving yourself to the education system. But if you have an opinion that I think is idiotic or stupid, I'm going to tell you so. Your degrees do not make you immune to criticism, direct and blunt as it might be. I may not have a master's degree. I can tell you that I don't even have a bachelor's degree yet, but that I'm working towards it. But knowing that little tidbit of information does not make it suddenly possible for you to judge my intelligence or knowledge, and I find you calling me "less smarter" than you -- in other words, I'm "dumber" than you -- quite insulting myself, especially since you don't exactly know much about me. Me calling a minority a bunch of idiots for thinking of an idea like "take all the guns away" is not intended as an insult, and if you view it as that way then that's fine. The actual intent is to call the idea of it idiotic, and I know that that very minority could've spent the time together to actually come up with a much better one. Ultimately, your going to find people calling you idiots all over the place, and you just have to take it because there's nothing you can do about it. Did I intend to call you an idiot? Nope; if I did, I would've directed that at you and not at every single person who holds similar to identical opinions on this gun issue as you. But I definitely didn't mean for that to be an insult, and I'm surprised that you'd take it that way. If I had meant it as an insult I probably would've phrased it in a much more derogatory fashion.

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

@1003, I think you just proved 1000s point right there. And no, a college degree does not necessarily prove that you are hard-working or extremely intelligent. People who don't have degrees, or failed to get one because of the major failures of our education system, can be just as hardworking and intelligent as someone who got a degree. Just because you have a masters degree in, say, education doesn't mean you know what your talking about when it comes to law enforcement, for example. And, finally... just because you have a degree from college, or two, or three, doesn't mean your not an idiot. The smartest people can be idiots too sometimes. Your college degree doesn't suddenly mean your the ultimate authority on a particular matter, and the way you phrased 998 came off as quite arrogant -- "I have multiple degrees from the top three colleges in the world and therefore I'm right on this matter and everything I say should be respected and no one should call me an idiot even if what I say sounds stupid to them". And yes, that's not precisely what you said, but its the message you sent. Here's the thing: 996 is my opinion. And I have the right to my opinion, and I have the right to voice it. If I insulted you, then I'm sorry, because I didn't intend to insult you in particular, but I will not retract my statement because I believe that anyone who believes that [all] guns should be taken away, and who fails to actually think about all the logistics of such an operation, is indeed an idiot. And as for me being "less smarter than you"? Excuse me, but that's a bit presumptuous, condescending and arrogant of you, don't you think? Which makes me wonder why I should've even had to write that, because if your so much smarter than I am, I shouldn't have had to write that, now should I? After all, your the one with multiple master's degrees, and therefore I should just automatically assume that you know what your talking about, and that your an authority on the subject matter that we're discussing right?My point is that just because you might have spent a ton of money to earn a degree, and even more to earn two, doesn't mean you can't be an idiot sometimes. Your not immune to this little thing humanity calls stupidity. Now, could I have worded this post a bit nicer? Sure I could've. Could I have not generalized in 996 and called everyone who has the opinion of "take all the guns away" an idiot? Yeah, I could have. But if I'd used any other word to describe them, I imagine you'd be just as insulted as you apparently are now. Yes, you may have a few degrees under your belt, and I respect you for taking the time and dedicating yourself to that, and I respect you for proving yourself to the education system. But if you have an opinion that I think is idiotic or stupid, I'm going to tell you so. Your degrees do not make you immune to criticism, direct and blunt as it might be. I may not have a master's degree. I can tell you that I don't even have a bachelor's degree yet, but that I'm working towards it. But knowing that little tidbit of information does not make it suddenly possible for you to judge my intelligence or knowledge, and I find you calling me "less smarter" than you -- in other words, I'm "dumber" than you -- quite insulting myself, especially since you don't exactly know much about me. Me calling a minority a bunch of idiots for thinking of an idea like "take all the guns away" is not intended as an insult, and if you view it as that way then that's fine. The actual intent is to call the idea of it idiotic and that I know that that very minority could've spent the time together to actually come up with a much better one.

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

@1003, I think you just proved 1000s point right there. And no, a college degree does not necessarily prove that you are hard-working or extremely intelligent. People who don't have degrees, or failed to get one because of the major failures of our education system, can be just as hardworking and intelligent as someone who got a degree. Just because you have a masters degree in, say, education doesn't mean you know what your talking about when it comes to law enforcement, for example. And, finally... just because you have a degree from college, or two, or three, doesn't mean your not an idiot. The smartest people can be idiots too sometimes. Your college degree doesn't suddenly mean your the ultimate authority on a particular matter, and the way you phrased 998 came off as quite arrogant -- "I have multiple degrees from the top three colleges in the world and therefore I'm right on this matter and everything I say should be respected and no one should call me an idiot even if what I say sounds stupid to them". And yes, that's not precisely what you said, but its the message you sent. Here's the thing: 996 is my opinion. And I have the right to my opinion, and I have the right to voice it. If I insulted you, then I'm sorry, because I didn't intend to insult you in particular, but I will not retract my statement because I believe that anyone who believes that [all] guns should be taken away, and who fails to actually think about all the logistics of such an operation, is indeed an idiot. And as for me being "less smarter than you"? Excuse me, but that's a bit presumptuous, condescending and arrogant of you, don't you think? Which makes me wonder why I should've even had to write that, because if your so much smarter than I am, I shouldn't have had to write that, now should I? After all, your the one with multiple master's degrees, and therefore I should just automatically assume that you know what your talking about, and that your an authority on the subject matter that we're discussing right?My point is that just because you might have spent a ton of money to earn a degree, and even more to earn two, doesn't mean you can't be an idiot sometimes. Your not immune to this little thing humanity calls stupidity.

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Re: Consider this an official I don't give a damn

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Re: Consider this an official I don't give a damn

@50, I know. Open-source software helps in that regard too; as long as someone can get access to the code to store it somewhere, and can keep the code up to date until the final version, and they have the tools on a machine you can make a program last practically forever. It seriously makes me wonder what the world is going to do if Google, MS, or Facebook go out of business, considering how much the world depends on those companies. And its sad that said companies love to crush innovation and competition. Like OK, I get that you wanna be the top dog in something, but history has shown that its incredibly dangerous to depend solely on a single company, or a small minority of companies, for practically everything. Because if that company or group of companies dies, you've got nothing. Thankfully we have Linux, which most likely will last for centuries, if not longer, just because of its open-source nature. But still...

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@50, I know. Open-source software helps in that regard too; as long as someone can get access to the code to store it somewhere, and can keep the code up to date until the final version, and they have the tools on a machine you can make a program last practically forever. It seriously makes me wonder what the world is going to do if Google, MS, or Facebook go out of business, considering how much the world depends on those companies.

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Re: Consider this an official I don't give a damn

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@48, point taken. Getting people to add audio description would be nice -- and if necessary we can force them to do it via legal means (e.g.: amending the ADA, perhaps). The ADA does need amendment anyway. And though I understand the reason people go to such lengths, it doesn't in any way excuse those kinds of actions or suddenly make them acceptable. I think the MPAA is far too overzealous to take down anything that appears to violate their rules, and I think that they have far more power than they should. Same for the RIAA. Still, the blind mice mart/movie vault is definitely a violator of 121 and 121A, no questions asked. And it wouldn't be too hard for them to implement facilities to make themselves compliant, and to prove that they are, in fact, an authorized entity under those sections. Then we wouldn't need to treat their sight with such caution -- I don't think.

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Re: Consider this an official I don't give a damn

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@44, Yep. That section can be found here. Additionally, I point mods to section 121A of that title, paragraph (c), which states:OLRC wrote:(c) In conducting activities under subsection (a) or (b), an authorized entity shall establish and follow its own practices, in keeping with its particular circumstances, to-(1) establish that the persons the authorized entity serves are eligible persons;(2) limit to eligible persons and authorized entities the distribution of accessible format copies by the authorized entity;(3) discourage the reproduction and distribution of unauthorized copies;(4) maintain due care in, and records of, the handling of copies of works by the authorized entity, while respecting the privacy of eligible persons on an equal basis with others; and(5) facilitate effective cross-border exchange of accessible format copies by making publicly available-(A) the titles of works for which the authorized entity has accessible format copies or phonorecords and the specific accessible formats in which they are available; and(B) information on the policies, practices, and authorized entity partners of the authorized entity for the cross-border exchange of accessible format copies.So, yes, the movie vault is violating both sections. So is the audiovault. But the audiovault isn't even an "authorized entity" under either of those sections, so they're also violating sections 106 ("Exclusive rights in copyrighted works") and 602 ("Infringing importation or exportation of copies or phonorecords"). They're probably also violating sections 107 ("Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use"), 113 ("Scope of exclusive rights in pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works"), and 114 ("Scope of exclusive rights in sound recordings") (though I can't be sure). I'm not sure about 114 because I don't know if the audio tracks with narration would qualify as a "sound recording" or would still qualify as a motion picture. I'd appreciate it if someone else checked these assumptions though -- I'm no legal expert myselfEdit: OK, so I doubt the violation of 113, too. Just skimming the text says nothing about motion pictures... I'll keep checking and if anyone wants me to post my findings here I will.

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Re: Consider this an official I don't give a damn

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@44, Yep. That section can be found here. Additionally, I point mods to section 121A of that title, paragraph (c), which states:OLRC wrote:(c) In conducting activities under subsection (a) or (b), an authorized entity shall establish and follow its own practices, in keeping with its particular circumstances, to-(1) establish that the persons the authorized entity serves are eligible persons;(2) limit to eligible persons and authorized entities the distribution of accessible format copies by the authorized entity;(3) discourage the reproduction and distribution of unauthorized copies;(4) maintain due care in, and records of, the handling of copies of works by the authorized entity, while respecting the privacy of eligible persons on an equal basis with others; and(5) facilitate effective cross-border exchange of accessible format copies by making publicly available-(A) the titles of works for which the authorized entity has accessible format copies or phonorecords and the specific accessible formats in which they are available; and(B) information on the policies, practices, and authorized entity partners of the authorized entity for the cross-border exchange of accessible format copies.So, yes, the movie vault is violating both sections. So is the audiovault. But the audiovault isn't even an "authorized entity" under either of those sections, so they're also violating sections 106 ("Exclusive rights in copyrighted works") and 602 ("Infringing importation or exportation of copies or phonorecords"). They're probably also violating sections 107 ("Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use"), 113 ("Scope of exclusive rights in pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works"), and 114 ("Scope of exclusive rights in sound recordings") (though I can't be sure). I'm not sure about 114 because I don't know if the audio tracks with narration would qualify as a "sound recording" or would still qualify as a motion picture. I'd appreciate it if someone else checked these assumptions though -- I'm no legal expert myself

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Re: Consider this an official I don't give a damn

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Re: Consider this an official I don't give a damn

@44, Yep. That section can be found here. Additionally, I point mods to section 121A of that title, paragraph (c), which states:OLRC wrote:(c) In conducting activities under subsection (a) or (b), an authorized entity shall establish and follow its own practices, in keeping with its particular circumstances, to-(1) establish that the persons the authorized entity serves are eligible persons;(2) limit to eligible persons and authorized entities the distribution of accessible format copies by the authorized entity;(3) discourage the reproduction and distribution of unauthorized copies;(4) maintain due care in, and records of, the handling of copies of works by the authorized entity, while respecting the privacy of eligible persons on an equal basis with others; and(5) facilitate effective cross-border exchange of accessible format copies by making publicly available-(A) the titles of works for which the authorized entity has accessible format copies or phonorecords and the specific accessible formats in which they are available; and(B) information on the policies, practices, and authorized entity partners of the authorized entity for the cross-border exchange of accessible format copies.So, yes, the movie vault is violating both sections. So is the audiovault. But the audiovault isn't even an "authorized entity" under either of those sections, so they're also violating sections 106 ("Exclusive rights in copyrighted works") and 602 ("Infringing importation or exportation of copies or phonorecords"). They're probably also violating sections 107 ("Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use"), 113 ("Scope of exclusive rights in pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works"), and 114 ("Scope of exclusive rights in sound recordings") (though I can't be sure). I'm not sure about 114 because I don't know if the audio tracks with narration would qualify as a "sound recording" or would still qualify as a motion picture.

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Re: Consider this an official I don't give a damn

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Re: Consider this an official I don't give a damn

@44, Yep. That section can be found here. Additionally, I point mods to section 121A of that title, paragraph (c), which states:OLRC wrote:(c) In conducting activities under subsection (a) or (b), an authorized entity shall establish and follow its own practices, in keeping with its particular circumstances, to-(1) establish that the persons the authorized entity serves are eligible persons;(2) limit to eligible persons and authorized entities the distribution of accessible format copies by the authorized entity;(3) discourage the reproduction and distribution of unauthorized copies;(4) maintain due care in, and records of, the handling of copies of works by the authorized entity, while respecting the privacy of eligible persons on an equal basis with others; and(5) facilitate effective cross-border exchange of accessible format copies by making publicly available-(A) the titles of works for which the authorized entity has accessible format copies or phonorecords and the specific accessible formats in which they are available; and(B) information on the policies, practices, and authorized entity partners of the authorized entity for the cross-border exchange of accessible format copies.So, yes, the movie vault is violating both sections. So is the audiovault.

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@44, Yep. That section can be found here.

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Re: Consider this an official I don't give a damn

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@deathstar, please stop nitpicking the mods actions. Seriously. It doesn't do you any favors. At least your not harassing the mods but your still nitpicking the rules.@26, dude, WTF is your problem? The only reason thread necromancy doesn't exist in other places is because modern forum software can just lock a thread after three months (the typical policy). Unfortunately for us, this forum software doesn't have that, and there's nothing we can do about that, so the mods have to go around manually locking threads that are ancient and that people decide to resurrect.

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

Yeah, you might be right, 993. Or they might've stopped and added in restrictions to the right. So, ultimately, what I think is this. We need tighter gun control. We need current gun control laws to actually be enforced strictly, not just at gun stores but in online gun shows and gun trades (supposedly in some states you can get a gun illegally through those). We need health checks with gun purchases and such, and restrictions on what guns you can get (e.g.: no one should be allowed to obtain a sniper rifle without a good reason for example). What we don't need are idiots screaming "Take all the guns away! No guns for eternity!" As for 3D printing guns... I'm not really sure what stance to take on that. I could say that we should make that illegal, but then some people might take that as license to ban all forms of gunmaking without some sort of license. And no, the AR-15 is [not] an assault rifle, I seriously don't get why people keep wanting it banned just because it has "assault" in its name. If your going to ban a gun, do your damn research guys about the gun first, get all the stats and information about it and then consider all that information and ask yourself if it should be banned.

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

@986, I really hope it doesn't result in millions dead by bullets either, but I also hope it doesn't result in millions dead by the various other ways we can kill one another -- tanks, nuclear weapons, etc. And I don't think that way that you pointed out, myself -- I'd never do any of that, but I also understand where your coming from. But the revolution is, indeed coming, and we're literally asking for it to come. The pandemic has just aggravated the wounds, so to speak. Soon something else is going to come along that's going to start the revolution. What it will be, I have no idea, but I really, really hope we don't pull out the really big guns when that happens. As for the argument of black people, you do have another good point.@985, you really don't think the gov would try taking away other amendments if they managed to get the 2A repealed, all for more power? Because if you think so I think your caught in a delusion. In many ways the fourth amendment is already gone. The government violates it regularly all the time under the Patriot Act. And now, with the protests and such, you could argue that the first is being violated too. Granted, the protests are usually violent, but that's not always the case. Either way, that's two amendments right there, one of which is being violated and the other of which is probably a 'maybe'. If you take into account what the Patriot Act does, then you could say the gov already violates the first amendment. So it wouldn't surprise me if particular politicians started lobbying for the revocation of other amendments if they managed with the 2A. Perhaps the slippery slope argument is, indeed, a fallacy, but do you honestly believe that the gov wouldn't go for others if they succeeded with one of them? They may not even go for the repealing of them -- but they might just go for the more stealthy approach that they've been doing and passing laws that are unconstitutional but are passed all the same. To me, such things like power grabs like that are utterly disgusting, and the only real way to stop it is to get your hands dirty. Maybe the revolution that's coming will get us headed down the right path. Or it might make things worse. Who knows?

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

@986, I really hope it doesn't result in millions dead by bullets either, but I also hope it doesn't result in millions dead by the various other ways we can kill one another -- tanks, nuclear weapons, etc. And I don't think that way that you pointed out, myself -- I'd never do any of that, but I also understand where your coming from.@985, you really don't think the gov would try taking away other amendments if they managed to get the 2A appealed, all for more power? Because if you think so I think your caught in a delusion. In many ways the fourth amendment is already gone. The government violates it regularly all the time under the Patriot Act. And now, with the protests and such, you could argue that the first is being violated too. Granted, the protests are usually violent, but that's not always the case. Either way, that's two amendments right there, one of which is being violated and the other of which is probably a 'maybe'. If you take into account what the Patriot Act does, then you could say the gov already violates the first amendment. So it wouldn't surprise me if particular politicians started lobbying for the revocation of other amendments if they managed with the 2A. Perhaps the slippery slope argument is, indeed, a fallacy, but do you honestly believe that the gov wouldn't go for others if they succeeded with one of them?

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

@982 and 983, answers:1. Practically speaking, pretty important. Not just for self-defense but for other sports like hunting. People use guns for self-defense more often than you realize; we just don't hear about it because its not usually reported.2. Rarely, and that's been "rarely" since the last American civil war. Given the tension that's arose this year, however, that may change.3. Against the government? Answer to 2 was purely a guess -- I have no statistical numbers.4. Whether they succeed would entirely depend on the size of the force and how well-trained and coordinated it was. The force wouldn't need to be a full frontal assault; there are many kinds of warfair, and the sneakiest of kinds can cripple any authority in power given the right circumstances.However, the above four questions focused on governmental usage of guns. What about non-governmental usage of self-defense with guns? I did briefly touch on that, and a quick search indicates that this happens far more often than we think. Its hard to come to any justifiable answer because both sides claim different things.Do I think that we need more gun control? Yes, I do. Do I think that we should do what 981 said? Hell no. To address the other points in 982: I don't feel that getting rid of guns will make America less American at all. I feel that getting rid of guns completely -- or making it somehow a privilege -- will endanger far more people than it would if we didn't get rid of guns or make it some kind of special privilege. Its difficult, I think, for anyone to be completely objective on a matter like this, and no matter who does the research your going to find contradictory information all over the place. I am in favor of better background checks, and better regulation and legislation. What I am not in favor of is tampering with the bill of rights, particular because I can see repealing one amendment leading to the repealing of the first amendment and so on. I just feel that tampering with the constitution like that will lead us down a very dangerous path, and you know what they all say -- the road to hell is paved with good intentions. And though making gun ownership a privilege might be a 'good intention', you just know all the politicians are going to abuse the hell out of it.I've found some sources in favor and some not, though this just goes to prove the division and the fact that its unlikely we'll reach any kind of satisfactory answer. Some sources in favor include:https://www.npr.org/2018/04/13/60214382 … lf-defensehttps://www.heritage.org/firearms/comme … t-skepticshttps://fee.org/articles/more-people-us … accidents/https://americangunfacts.comAnd some sources not in favor include:https://www.wyff4.com/article/how-often … s/10033021https://vpc.org/revealing-the-impacts-o … e-gun-use/There are others, too; I read an analogy of sorts that asked why we weren't taking away all the vehicles in the nation because they cause a lot of deaths just like guns do, but I don't remember where that was. Also, according to this, this, and this we're already on the brink of a revolution, or heading towards it. Most likely a combination of the pandemic, BLM, and various other factors. It honestly wouldn't surprise me at this point; this entire country is so twisted and messed up we're practically asking for it. I'm proud to be an American, I really am... but some things still piss me off about it, though I suppose you'd find that with any country.

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

@982 and 983, answers:1. Practically speaking, pretty important. Not just for self-defense but for other sports like hunting. People use guns for self-defense more often than you realize; we just don't hear about it because its not usually reported.2. Rarely, and that's been "rarely" since the last American civil war. Given the tension that's arose this year, however, that may change.3. Against the government? Answer to 2 was purely a guess -- I have no statistical numbers.4. Whether they succeed would entirely depend on the size of the force and how well-trained and coordinated it was. The force wouldn't need to be a full frontal assault; there are many kinds of warfair, and the sneakiest of kinds can cripple any authority in power given the right circumstances.However, the above four questions focused on governmental usage of guns. What about non-governmental usage of self-defense with guns? I did briefly touch on that, and a quick search indicates that this happens far more often than we think. Its hard to come to any justifiable answer because both sides claim different things.Do I think that we need more gun control? Yes, I do. Do I think that we should do what 981 said? Hell no. To address the other points in 982: I don't feel that getting rid of guns will make America less American at all. I feel that getting rid of guns completely -- or making it somehow a privilege -- will endanger far more people than it would if we didn't get rid of guns or make it some kind of special privilege. Its difficult, I think, for anyone to be completely objective on a matter like this, and no matter who does the research your going to find contradictory information all over the place. I am in favor of better background checks, and better regulation and legislation. What I am not in favor of is tampering with the bill of rights, particular because I can see repealing one amendment leading to the repealing of the first amendment and so on. I just feel that tampering with the constitution like that will lead us down a very dangerous path, and you know what they all say -- the road to hell is paved with good intentions. And though making gun ownership a privilege might be a 'good intention', you just know all the politicians are going to abuse the hell out of it.I've found some sources in favor and some not, though this just goes to prove the division and the fact that its unlikely we'll reach any kind of satisfactory answer. Some sources in favor include:https://www.npr.org/2018/04/13/60214382 … lf-defensehttps://www.heritage.org/firearms/comme … t-skepticshttps://fee.org/articles/more-people-us … accidents/https://americangunfacts.comAnd some sources not in favor include:https://www.wyff4.com/article/how-often … s/10033021https://vpc.org/revealing-the-impacts-o … e-gun-use/There are others, too; I read an analogy of sorts that asked why we weren't taking away all the vehicles in the nation because they cause a lot of deaths just like guns do, but I don't remember where that was.

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@977, I understand that the US has a very bad gun problem. And I acknowledge that and am not going to just hide under a rock and deny its existence. However, there is a line to be drawn, and I'd like to be able to carry a weapon with me if I feel that its necessary. I should have the option of not relying completely upon the police to save my ass if I find myself in a sticky situation, using what weapon I am most comfortable with. Of course, that would exclude assault rifles, because I've no need for one. But working out the gun problem will take decades, if the US does choose to work towards that way, and it should not involve the complete and utter abolition of the second amendment. That's a bit too far, don't you think?

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

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@974, banning certain types of guns is understandable to a degree. I don't think assault rifles should be banned on the premise of their name having the word "assault" in them, as politicians have done before, or on the amount of gun violence they've produced (which is less than 1 percent of all gun violence cases). If your going to ban a gun, do it for actually good reasons. But the stance of 'ban all the guns' is just stupid. Make better legislation, make background checks better, and so on, sure. But don't ban all the guns. There's no need for that.I agree that the attitude can come across as entitled, but I'm definitely not ignoring gun violence statistics. Yes, guns create gun violence. But people should still have the right to carry guns. From what my research has indicated, gun violence usually occurs because of mental instability or insanity, and that's where I support the idea of more health checks with gun acquisition. But banning entire classes of guns (e.g.: handguns) is stupid to me... especially because it seems like everyone who proliferates this "ban all the guns" mantra fails to consider the consequences of that. (Also, if memory serves, every politician that's proliferated that mantra is a hypocrite because they own a gun themselves.)

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

@974, banning certain types of guns is understandable to a degree. I don't think assault rifles should be banned on the premise of their name having the word "assault" in them, as politicians have done before, or on the amount of gun violence they've produced (which is less than 1 percent of all gun violence cases). If your going to ban a gun, do it for actually good reasons. But the stance of 'ban all the guns' is just stupid. Make better legislation, make background checks better, and so on, sure. But don't ban all the guns. There's no need for that.

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

@974, banning certain types of guns is understandable to a degree. I don't think assault rifles should be banned on the premise of their name having the word "assault" in them, as politicians have done before, or on the amount of gun violence they've produced (which is less than 1 percent of all gun violence cases). If your going to ban a gun, do it for actually good reasons. And I'm sorry if 975 was a bit unrealistic or was too harsh -- I hope my point was made though. But the stance of 'ban all the guns' is just stupid. Make better legislation, make background checks better, and so on, sure. But don't ban all the guns. There's no need for that.Anyway, I think we've dragged this topic way off course. Can we return to coronavirus now?

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@974, banning certain types of guns is understandable to a degree. I don't think assault rifles should be banned on the premise of their name having the word "assault" in them, as politicians have done before, or on the amount of gun violence they've produced (which is less than 1 percent of all gun violence cases). If your going to ban a gun, do it for actually good reasons. And I'm sorry if 975 was a bit unrealistic or was too harsh -- I hope my point was made though. But the stance of 'ban all the guns' is just stupid. Make better legislation, make background checks better, and so on, sure. But don't ban all the guns. There's no need for that.

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

@974, banning certain types of guns is understandable to a degree. I don't think assault rifles should be banned on the premise of their name having the word "assault" in them, as politicians have done before, or on the amount of gun violence they've produced (which is less than 1 percent of all gun violence cases). If your going to ban a gun, do it for actually good reasons. And I'm sorry if 975 was a bit unrealistic or was too harsh -- I hope my point was made though.

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

@972, you do know that a mandatory gun buyback law won't work. Think logically, Enes. Your literally asking every citizen in the nation -- that's 324 million people as of the 2017 estimate -- to turn in their guns. There are over 500 million guns in the nation. Out of those 324 million people, approximately 686,665 people (0.21 percent) work for the police, and 1.3 million (0.40 percent) work for the military. Your further asking those approximately 70 people to go, door-to-door, to every building in the country that may have a gun to confiscate those guns. Your then asking all of those guns to be registered in a database (operated by the federal government). Do you really think that someone who really wants a gun will not be able to hide it from the police? Do you really not think that would start a civil war if such a law passed (because it would most likely be a violation of the fourth amendment on a supermassive scale)? And what about people who know how to craft guns? What about those criminals who don't give a damn about your supposed 'law'? What if the database gets breached and wiped? And where the hell are you going to store those 500 million plus guns, anyway? Do you know of a building large enough to store 500 million firearms safely, plus all the ammunition? I certainly don't.As for the other weapons thing, yeah, right... just because a club, or a fork, doesn't have the range to kill someone like a gun can doesn't mean it can't be done. Its just harder to do. Also, people can make homemade missiles or homemade projectile launchers. Finally, what about the case where someone is at home and a criminal breaks in? If whomever lived there had a gun, they could defend themselves -- as they have the right to do. Are you just expecting them to call the police and happily sit around and wait? The police can't be everywhere, you know. Its better to give people the ability to defend themselves with a gun than to take it away and just expect all your problems to go away. And as I said before, criminals could care less about your law.As for the government thing, yes, it does seem laughable. But that was, actually, the original intent, along with granting the people the right to form militias. It doesn't just apply to the federal government, either; it applies to state governments as well.

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

@969, hey, I wasn't the one who came up with that, the founders did. But remember that when the constitution was founded times were very, very different. That doesn't mean that I think the 2A should be completely and utterly repealed, though. It wouldn't accomplish anything.

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

@966, one of the reasons why the death count by guns is so high is because of gun control. Gun control is nice to a point, but California is the strictest state with gun control laws, and yet its also the state with the highest amount of shootings in America. See a correlation there? And to address your other point, the reason that people can create a civil war with the amount of weapons we have is if we need to overthrow the federal government for some reason. Of course, you could start a civil war over anything else (re: the civil war in the 1860s) but the original intention was that, should we need to, we can remove the government in power and replace it with a new one should it be necessary. I really hope to god that that never happens, given the weapons that humanity has today, but that was the intent. Repealing the second amendment won't change either of those points. People will still attain guns. And don't even tell me you can "take away all the guns" either because you can't -- unless you have some magical device that can somehow locate and transport over a billion guns to somewhere you can store all those guns -- and that's assuming that such a place even exists. Trust me, your idea sounds nice in theory: prevent criminals from getting the guns! Lower the death count! But... well... its kinda impossible in practice. Just consider the logistics of doing the following, then reevaluate where that idea sounds nice:Get congress to approve a bill to repeal the second amendment.Get 37 out of the 51 states (or more) to agree on the repeal.Prevent a civil war just by getting all of those states to agree in the first place (yes, that's bound to happen if you do that).And that's just the beginning. Again, your idea sounds nice in theory, but there's far too much to consider to actually make it work, some of which isn't practical to even implement, and your idea discounts the fact that should you take away guns people will just find some other way of killing each other. Not to mention you'll be removing peoples ability to defend themselves and their homes using the most effective means available. There are better ways of solving gun crime in America, and banning classes of guns because of their name (and ignoring the facts about said guns), taking away peoples right to carry weapons with them, and/or taking away all the guns are not any of those better ideas.

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

2020-08-03 Thread AudioGames . net ForumOff-topic room : Ethin via Audiogames-reflector


  


Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

@966, one of the reasons why the death count by guns is so high is because of gun control. Gun control is nice to a point, but California is the strictest state with gun control laws, and yet its also the state with the highest amount of shootings in America. See a correlation there? And to address your other point, the reason that people can create a civil war with the amount of weapons we have is if we need to overthrow the federal government for some reason. Of course, you could start a civil war over anything else (re: the civil war in the 1860s) but the original intention was that, should we need to, we can remove the government in power and replace it with a new one should it be necessary. I really hope to god that that never happens, given the weapons that humanity has today, but that was the intent. Repealing the second amendment won't change either of those points. People will still attain guns. And don't even tell me you can "take away all the guns" either because you can't -- unless you have some magical device that can somehow locate and transport over a billion guns to somewhere you can store all those guns -- and that's assuming that such a place even exists. Trust me, your idea sounds nice in theory: prevent criminals from getting the guns! Lower the death count! But... well... its kinda impossible in practice. Just consider the logistics of doing the following, then reevaluate where that idea sounds nice:Get congress to approve a bill to repeal the second amendment.Get 37 out of the 51 states (or more) to agree on the repeal.Prevent a civil war just by getting all of those states to agree in the first place (yes, that's bound to happen if you do that).If your so inclined...And that's just the beginning. Again, your idea sounds nice in theory, but there's far too much to consider to actually make it work, some of which isn't practical to even implement, and your idea discounts the fact that should you take away guns people will just find some other way of killing each other. Not to mention you'll be removing peoples ability to defend themselves and their homes using the most effective means available. There are better ways of solving gun crime in America, and banning classes of guns because of their name (and ignoring the facts about said guns), taking away peoples right to carry weapons with them, and/or taking away all the guns are not any of those better ideas.

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

2020-08-03 Thread AudioGames . net ForumOff-topic room : Ethin via Audiogames-reflector


  


Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

@966, one of the reasons why the death count by guns is so high is because of gun control. Gun control is nice to a point, but California is the strictest state with gun control laws, and yet its also the state with the highest amount of shootings in America. See a correlation there? And to address your other point, the reason that people can create a civil war with the amount of weapons we have is if we need to overthrow the federal government for some reason. Of course, you could start a civil war over anything else (re: the civil war in the 1860s) but the original intention was that, should we need to, we can remove the government in power and replace it with a new one should it be necessary. I really hope to god that that never happens, given the weapons that humanity has today, but that was the intent. Repealing the second amendment won't change either of those points. People will still attain guns. And don't even tell me you can "take away all the guns" either because you can't -- unless you have some magical device that can somehow locate and transport over a billion guns to somewhere you can store all those guns -- and that's assuming that such a place even exists.

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

2020-08-02 Thread AudioGames . net ForumOff-topic room : Ethin via Audiogames-reflector


  


Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

@961, I really don't think that coronavirus -- or the higher amount of weapon stockpiling -- is a good reason for revoking the second amendment, or any part of it. The possibility you stated may happen or it may not, but that's no reason to go "Hey, lets revoke peoples rights to carry weapons on their persons."

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

@961, I think your fear-mongering here. Your saying that guns should be banned just because of a bunch of probabilities that you can't prove will actually happen. Here's the truth: banning weapons has absolutely no effect, at all. There are more than 500 million guns in the country -- probably a lot more than that, even. You can't ban a particular class of gun, or a particular class of weaponry, period. People will still attain it. All you do is make it harder for law-abiding citizens to acquire weaponry. But your criminal won't give a damn about those supposed "bans". Your criminal, if they can't buy it from the store, will import it, get it off the black market or any number of other things. Revoking the second amendment (any part of it) because (1) COVID, (2) the amount of purcahses of weaponry has been higher than usual this year, and (3) there's this possibility that those gun owners could start killing random people for no reason is stupid. And it won't do anything. Its not actually enforceable, and its been shown that the more you try to control weaponry, the more bad things happen as a result. And if you go on the path of take away all the guns... well, your just opening the door for a bloodbath. My point is: banning guns -- or any kind of weapon -- doesn't do anything and only increases criminal activity as a result because the criminals know they can get away with more. Ultimately, if you do that, you force the citizens to rely on the police to solve all their problems with criminals. And though most people in the nation do that, many also have guns. If you take away the second amendment, you've just made it illegal for anyone in the nation to defend themselves from attackers in public -- or even at home -- using the most effective means that are available to them, and forced them to always call the police. By the time the police get there, a conflict could be over with the criminals victorious and everyone there dead. If you allowed everyone the opportunity to own a gun, and a few did, then the outcome could be a lot more favorable; by the time the police got there at least there'd be people alive trying to defend everyone else. I've seen all sorts of arguments against the second amendment and most of its just the same nonsense over and over again. And I haven't even mentioned how un-successful you'd be trying to get 3/4 of the states to agree to do it either.I don't want to politicize this topic about guns, but I had to take the bate regarding this particular problem. Back to coronavirus.

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

@950, no, when scientists say they don't know much about Covid they literally are telling you the truth -- they don't. We still don't know a lot about this virus, that's for sure. Yes, we have computers researching it but it will still take time. But as 951 said that doesn't mean we should take a laid-back policy to it, especially given that since we don't know much about it its more of a threat to us than it would be if we did know everything about it.

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Re: Cudo miner, an accessible bitcoin miner!

2020-07-30 Thread AudioGames . net ForumOff-topic room : Ethin via Audiogames-reflector


  


Re: Cudo miner, an accessible bitcoin miner!

@15, what new ways are there? I haven't really kept up to date on this sort of thing.

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Re: Jenux OS, The "Next Jen!"

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Re: Jenux OS, The "Next Jen!"

If an OS had no error checking it would crash pretty much instantaneously. There are about 32 different exceptions a processor can throw, give or take a few. And if you don't have handlers in for those, well... But post 342 has a good point. As I said in 340, the execution environment of a program is extremely volatile and cannot be trusted. The users, also, can't be trusted. Though error checking in Jenux isn't as critical as it might be in an operating system, a lot can still go wrong (e.g.: partitioning may fail, the disk may be unplugged or disconnected during formatting, ett) that the system will tell you about. Failing to do something when the system tells you to do it is just dooming your project to complete and utter failure -- and making your users really, really, really mad.

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Re: Jenux OS, The "Next Jen!"

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Re: Jenux OS, The "Next Jen!"

If an OS had no error checking it would crash pretty much instantaneously. There are about 32 different exceptions a processor can throw, give or take a few. And if you don't have handlers in for those, well...

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

@930, agreed. Its something like "You can only save $2000 and then we'll cut your benefits". Which is completely unrealistic because if I go and rent an apartment, its going to cost me way more than $2000.00 just to ensure that I can live reasonably comfortably -- and that's not living rich or anything either. A one-bedroom apartment is at least $600.00-$700.00 here or something like that, and that's discounting all the other bills, plus money for shopping, and then money for casual expense. My price for apartments and such might be a bit dated due to the pandemic, but still, they're pretty high.

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Re: Jenux OS, The "Next Jen!"

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Re: Jenux OS, The "Next Jen!"

@339, the code is publicly available. I never said that it wasn't. I said that its not possible to contribute like it would be if Nash had initially started with GitHub or another version-control system or source code distribution system. The source code is privately hosted on FTP. There is no way of actually contributing without contacting Nash directly, which is a terrible strategy for contributions these days. We don't speak out like this because of personal grudges against Nash, I can tell you that. And your comparison to Jenux versus major Linux distributions falls flat because all major distributions -- other than rolling release distributions -- are tested on thousands of devices during beta testing, before they're even released. People are able to opt into beta releases, and code is publicly available. People can, however, choose to remain on stable releases if they so choose. Nash doesn't do any of that. He tests his ISOs on like 5-10 machines and calls it good, and rarely listens to constructive criticism. His code is also incredibly difficult to read, let alone parse -- did you miss that part of my post? Therefore, contribution would be quite difficult to do, given that most of his code is written in such a way that its all a bunch of shell magic with no explanation. And as post 337 said, Nash rarely ever does error checking. Just because something works when you run it and you haven't implemented error checking doesn't mean you should keep error checking out. Error checking is a fundamental concept of software development, and any project that's used by more than a single person should have it -- and even then you should have it because computers are weird, and its very, very rare for a computer to execute a complex program exactly as written perfectly, without any kind of failure or problem. Only the most primitive programs -- hello world, simple addition, etc. -- will run with no errors, and even that's questionable because the hello world program can be crashed because the person who runs it might not run it in a terminal, or may have changed the standard output stream to something totally different. In other words, you mustn't ever depend on what the user tells you, because users are idiots and are unpredictable. The same philosophy applies to a programs execution environment: the execution environment is unknown and unpredictable, and very, very volatile. To not do error checking is foolishness of the highest order and anyone who does that is playing a very, very dangerous game of chance. Instead of doing error checking, Nash just uses a loop to have the operation he wants done repeated until it succeeds.

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Re: Jenux OS, The "Next Jen!"

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Re: Jenux OS, The "Next Jen!"

@339, the code is publicly available. I never said that it wasn't. I said that its not possible to contribute like it would be if Nash had initially started with GitHub or another version-control system or source code distribution system. The source code is privately hosted on FTP. There is no way of actually contributing without contacting Nash directly, which is a terrible strategy for contributions these days. We don't speak out like this because of personal grudges against Nash, I can tell you that. And your comparison to Jenux versus major Linux distributions falls flat because all major distributions -- other than rolling release distributions -- are tested on thousands of devices during beta testing, before they're even released. People are able to opt into beta releases, and code is publicly available. People can, however, choose to remain on stable releases if they so choose. Nash doesn't do any of that. He tests his ISOs on like 5-10 machines and calls it good, and rarely listens to constructive criticism. His code is also incredibly difficult to read, let alone parse -- did you miss that part of my post? Therefore, contribution would be quite difficult to do, given that most of his code is written in such a way that its all a bunch of shell magic with no explanation. And as post 337 said, Nash rarely ever does error checking. Just because something works when you run it and you haven't implemented error checking doesn't mean you should keep error checking out. Error checking is a fundamental concept of software development, and any project that's used by more than a single person should have it -- and even then you should have it because computers are weird, and its very, very rare for a computer to execute a complex program exactly as written perfectly, without any kind of failure or problem. Only the most primitive programs -- hello world, simple addition, etc. -- will run with no errors, and even that's questionable because the hello world program can be crashed because the person who runs it might not run it in a terminal, or may have changed the standard output stream to something totally different. In other words, you mustn't ever depend on what the user tells you, because users are idiots and are unpredictable. The same philosophy applies to a programs execution environment: the execution environment is unknown and unpredictable, and very, very volatile. To not do error checking is foolishness of the highest order and anyone who does that is playing a very, very dangerous game of chance. Instead of doing error checking, Nash just uses a loop to have the operation he wants done repeated until it succeeds. Do I have to spell out to you just how bad that is?

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Re: Jenux OS, The "Next Jen!"

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Re: Jenux OS, The "Next Jen!"

@339, the code is publicly available. I never said that it wasn't. I said that its not possible to contribute like it wouldbe if Nash had initially started with GitHub or another version-control system or source code distribution system. The source code is privataely hosted on FTP. There is no way of actually contributing without contacting Nash directly, which is a terrible strategy for contributions these days. We don't speak out like this because of personal grudges against Nash, I can tell you that. And your comparison to Jenux versus major Linux distributions falls flat because all major distributions -- other than rolling release distributions -- are tested on thousands of devices during beta testing, before they're even released. People are able to opt into beta releases, and code is publicly available. People can, however, choose to remain on stable releases if they so choose. Nash doesn't do any of that. He tests his ISOs on like 5-10 machines and calls it good, and rarely listens to constructive criticism. His code is also incredibly difficult to read, let alone parse -- did you miss that part of my post? Therefore, contribution would be quite difficult to do, given that most of his code is written in such a way that its all a bunch of shell magic with no explanation.

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Re: Jenux OS, The "Next Jen!"

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Re: Jenux OS, The "Next Jen!"

I agree with 337. Plus the code isn't exactly readable and there's no way of contributing to it -- which I've bitched about in the past.

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

@913, the answer is simple: the framers of the constitution didn't trust a full democracy. You can find more info here: https://www.factcheck.org/2008/02/the-r … al-college

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Re: FaceBook is really starting to piss me off

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Re: FaceBook is really starting to piss me off

@25, Oh, I see. Thanks for that clarification.

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

@872, I loved that! I got a kick out of that -- thanks! Seriously though, 872 pretty much just destroyed every possible argument -- and then some! Oh wait, we did that like 5-6 pages back. Whoops.And don't even get me started on 5G created COVID-19. Bullshit if I ever heard some. Yeah, 5G is this new, supposedly nice new mobile phone network communication system, but wait, there's this virus called COVID-19 that just so happens to be emerging simultaneously with 5G, so lets blame COVID-19 on 5G even though it makes absolutely no sense to anyone who's got a shred of intelligence and who actually paid attention in their physics classes! Wow! What a novel new way of thought!

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Re: FaceBook is really starting to piss me off

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Re: FaceBook is really starting to piss me off

I disagree with making your friends list private. That prevents people from seeing your friends list completely, even if they're on that list. It also prevents them from seeing if they have any mutual connections.@21, I'm not really sure how such a thing is possible. Hacking someone just by having access to their friends list... that sounds a lot like social engineering or phishing to me. It seems like the quiz's get access toyour friends list, someone manages to hack any of those friends via social engineering or phishing, and then they just repeat that over and over. But I still can't seem to find evidence to support this theory or to prove yours.

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Re: For those who care; I'm back.

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Re: For those who care; I'm back.

@64, I know, but I was pointing out that other instances in future could be used with a malicious intent behind them.

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Re: FaceBook is really starting to piss me off

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Re: FaceBook is really starting to piss me off

Is there any proof that people can actually hack you through your friends list or by any of the other really weird ways people have been "hacked"? Because the only way I can see anyone's FB account getting hacked is via (1) phishing or social engineering, (2) dictionary attacks/weak passwords, (3) insecure account setups via the above two methods (e.g.: deliberately not turning on MFA), or (4) a bug in FB itself that might allow for account impersonation -- something I think FB would notice. There's external device compromise too, but I'm focusing solely on FB -- including the website. Thus far, I have found no evidence to prove that such a hack -- through friends lists or otherwise through messenger -- is possible without some form of the above methods being employed.

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Re: FaceBook is really starting to piss me off

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Re: FaceBook is really starting to piss me off

Is there any proof that people can actually hack you through your friends list or by any of the other really weird ways people have been "hacked"? Because the only way I can see anyone's FB account getting hacked is via (1) phishing or social engineering, (2) dictionary attacks/weak passwords, or (3) a bug in FB itself -- something I think FB would notice. There's external device compromise too, but I'm focusing solely on FB -- including the website. Thus far, I have found no evidence to prove that such a hack -- through friends lists or otherwise through messenger -- is possible without some form of the above methods being employed.

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Re: For those who care; I'm back.

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Re: For those who care; I'm back.

I'm in favor of disabling the deletion of posts and topics for the reasons outlined in 55. The ability to delete posts could definitely be used in a very malicious manner to make someone look like their attacking someone without provocation. And no, this was not conducted unprofessionally at all. The scope and overall affect is small enough that the other administrators shouldn't need to be involved. All it does is remove a very minor feature; it does not affect the platform in any major way.

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Re: For those who care; I'm back.

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Re: For those who care; I'm back.

I'm in favor of disabling the deletion of posts and topics for the reasons outlined in 55. The ability to delete posts could definitely be used in a very malicious manner to make someone look like their attacking someone without provocation.

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Re: using nt light

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Re: using nt light

Not really. You just have to explore and play around with it. Before you get into it though you need to learn a lot about windows -- you can't go indiscriminately removing things because you could trivially break the system. If your building a targetted system build that targets your specific machine, figure out all the internal names for the drivers that your system needs, then remove unnecessary ones. I don't usually tamper with my drivers though with NTLite; I did remove a ton of crap that I didn't need, including all of the pre-installed windows apps, as well as turning on a ton of privacy related features.

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Re: using nt light

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Re: using nt light

Not really. You just have to explore and play around with it. Before you get into it though you need to learn a lot about windows -- you can't go indiscriminately removing things because you could trivially break the system.

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

@844, it has been proven that this virus is not a product of biological warfair.

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

@819, what steps, exactly, are you taking to be safe that are supposedly safer than wearing a mask? Proper hygiene, perhaps? Well, guess what, that only protects you from getting the virus through your sense of touch. It doesn't protect you from inhaling it, which a mask will do. Granted, a mask doesn't make you unable to get it, which is the problem you have -- you want a solution that will 100-percent prevent you from getting it. Guess what? That doesn't exist and won't for some time. A mask will give you a 10-20 percent higher chance of not getting it, if not even higher than that. So do you want a 100-percent chance of becoming a disease vector, or a 80-50 percent chance? I'd go with the 80-50 percent chance myself.

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Re: FaceBook is really starting to piss me off

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Re: FaceBook is really starting to piss me off

I've had an FB account since like 2009 and have only changed my password on my initiative.

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

I agree with wearing masks in all public indoor places, with respect to people's homes. I'm just clarifying because I saw a petition that said require masks universally and I thought the petition was far too vague (plus, I don't want people to get the idea that they'd then need to wear masks in homes). And yes, that's not a conclusion everyone will come to, but its good to clear that up for those who need it, especially when your making something into a law. Hey, why can't us American's borrow from Canada? They've done some pretty good actions at combating COVID to my knowledge...

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

Damnit, Accman, its not about outright preventing you from being infected. Its about lowering the chance you'll get it. Masks may prevent it -- there's no "they do" or "they don't" on this matter. They "may do". You cannot view everything in black and white, and especially something involving science. Science is not something you can view in black and white. There are always other factors to consider that may change the outcome to something that doesn't fit into the black and white model. Why do you think scientific experiments have two group types and three variable types? Its to factor in the stuff that we can't account for -- that's the independent variable (and, to some extent, the dependent variable). The control variable is the stuff we've already factored in, though even that can break the black and white model. But I'm done trying to convince you. As Jayde said though, he and I, at least, are not going to stand by while you needlessly spread information that could get someone killed -- or, worse, wipe out entire families given the right conditions. You really have two options here: stop spreading your misinformation propaganda or go educate yourself extensively and return to the table.

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

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Re: Corona Virus: is it the beginning of the end?

@768, you seem to be under the illusion that COVID-19 is a strain of influenza. Its definitely not. Look at the title of your article -- "Nonpharmaceutical Measures for Pandemic Influenza in Nonhealthcare Settings—Personal Protective and Environmental Measures". Additionally, look at the first paragraph of the abstract: "There were 3 influenza pandemics in the 20th century, and there has been 1 so far in the 21st century. Local, national, and international health authorities regularly update their plans for mitigating the next influenza pandemic in light of the latest available evidence on the effectiveness of various control measures in reducing transmission. Here, we review the evidence base on the effectiveness of nonpharmaceutical personal protective measures and environmental hygiene measures in nonhealthcare settings and discuss their potential inclusion in pandemic plans. Although mechanistic studies support the potential effect of hand hygiene or face masks, evidence from 14 randomized controlled trials of these measures did not support a substantial effect on transmission of laboratory-confirmed influenza. We similarly found limited evidence on the effectiveness of improved hygiene and environmental cleaning. We identified several major knowledge gaps requiring further research, most fundamentally an improved characterization of the modes of person-to-person transmission". Therefore, your entire argument is null and void because this article is specifically about influenza, not COVID-19. Also, face coverings do not "prevent" COVID-19 -- that is an established fact; rather, they may prevent it, and do reduce the likelihood of you actually getting it.Source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nc … rings.html

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