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[#] Fri May 24 2019 22:43:12 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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At this point, my philosophy is piracy is social protest. You say that every time I pirate a movie I take money right out of the pockets of the people who count on the success of these movies to make a living? 

Good. Do better, and I'll gladly shovel lots of my money toward you. Keep pushing your political agenda at me, your outrage over the Trump presidency at me, and telling me it is "entertainment" and I am a white nationalist homophobic, sexist, Islamophobic racist if I disagree? Then I want to hurt you economically in any way I can. 

That seems fair, right? 

 

See... things that might get you kicked off Facebook - that you can freely say, here. 

 



[#] Mon May 27 2019 15:24:05 MST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Piracy is absolutely justified.  Why fund your own enemy? 



[#] Mon May 27 2019 21:02:02 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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Mon May 27 2019 15:24:05 MST from IGnatius T Foobar

Piracy is absolutely justified.  Why fund your own enemy? 



Without a doubt. This should be the clarion call of a new generation of pirate. We don't do it because we can't afford it. Not anymore. We profited in the 90's and 2000's. 

We do it to hurt you because you use your position of privilege as a pulpit. 

You stop first - and then I'll buy your DVDs again and pay to see your movies. 

Oh... and... I'm your $400/hr security expert - the Fappening 2... gonna be better than the original. You did take my advice about dual authentication, didn't you? I know you said it was too much work... ;) 

 

 

 






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[#] Tue May 28 2019 22:39:51 MST from TheDave

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Mon May 27 2019 15:24:05 MST from IGnatius T Foobar

Piracy is absolutely justified.  Why fund your own enemy? 

Without a doubt. This should be the clarion call of a new generation of pirate. We don't do it because we can't afford it. Not anymore. We profited in the 90's and 2000's. 

We do it to hurt you because you use your position of privilege as a pulpit. 

You stop first - and then I'll buy your DVDs again and pay to see your movies. 

Oh... and... I'm your $400/hr security expert - the Fappening 2... gonna be better than the original. You did take my advice about dual authentication, didn't you? I know you said it was too much work... ;) 

They never go for dual authentication, and they don't understand that a longer password is always better than a short one with weird characters.

Also fuck anyone who says I'm stealing just by making a copy, that's trespassing at worst, not theft, and they can fuck right off with their "damages", they weren't going to get my money anyway



[#] Wed May 29 2019 11:36:45 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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Tue May 28 2019 22:39:51 MST from TheDave

 

Mon May 27 2019 15:24:05 MST from IGnatius T Foobar

Piracy is absolutely justified.  Why fund your own enemy? 

 

Also fuck anyone who says I'm stealing just by making a copy, that's trespassing at worst, not theft, and they can fuck right off with their "damages", they weren't going to get my money anyway



This... 100% 

 

 



[#] Mon Jun 17 2019 12:49:25 MST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Also fuck anyone who says I'm stealing just by making a copy, that's trespassing at worst, not theft, and they can fuck right off with their "damages", they weren't going to get my money anyway

They never did get held up to the question of whether their product is the physical media or the data on it.

If they're selling the disc as a physical product, then copying is fair use.

If they're selling the content, then they need to provide replacements of damaged copies (or even format upgrades) at no or minimal cost.



[#] Mon Jun 17 2019 19:06:33 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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Mon Jun 17 2019 12:49:25 MST from IGnatius T Foobar

 

They never did get held up to the question of whether their product is the physical media or the data on it.

If they're selling the disc as a physical product, then copying is fair use.

If they're selling the content, then they need to provide replacements of damaged copies (or even format upgrades) at no or minimal cost.



They've always asserted that they're just selling a license to use the content on the media - that you don't own it. Has it never been challenged one way or the other? 

I've bought AC/DC Back In Black so many times. Broken tapes, lost tapes, stolen tapes - that I figure I'm entitled to a life-time fucking copy of it. I've paid my dues and bought the boys a couple of grams of blow. They're on their own from here on out. 

 



[#] Tue Jun 18 2019 02:15:05 MST from TheDave

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Yeah, I figure if I've paid for more than one copy of something that I'm pretty much justified in having a copy no matter what happened to my physical copy.



[#] Tue Jun 18 2019 09:12:38 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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Tue Jun 18 2019 02:15:05 MST from TheDave

Yeah, I figure if I've paid for more than one copy of something that I'm pretty much justified in having a copy no matter what happened to my physical copy.



+100

 



[#] Tue Jun 18 2019 17:42:03 MST from New User

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The vinyl LP and then the CD, you paid for it twice



[#] Wed Jun 19 2019 19:01:59 MST from Wangiss

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I paid for Warcraft 2 three times. I bought Semisonic: Great Divide three times. As I mentioned elsewhere I bought the original Star Wars trilogy in 3.5 formats. If you make something I like I'll pay you over and over, maybe even if you're a dick about it. But Nintendo should let me pay a buck to play Super Mario Bros and won't, so they can suck it. 



[#] Thu Jun 20 2019 10:07:57 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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A bunch of SJWs on Twitter celebrating that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has embraced diversity and inclusion by marginalizing white male characters and audiences. Literally. 

 

https://twitter.com/reedushiddles/status/1141118580269998087?fbclid=IwAR06Kr1RbHd-xreBPQEYtFtDezFS-FyV6Tpph07Sgf82llUX95Efp7iIJTA

 

The most interesting thing is that they've managed to compile a point-by-point breakdown of every virtue signaling, tokenized moment in the cinematic universe that is encyclopedic in scope and detail that they IMAGINE straight white males are incensed by.  Things I hadn't even thought of or noticed that they're hanging-on. It is almost as if they just watch the movies for moments that they can fantasize irritate the straight white male audience.  

You know, while claiming the old white guys are obsessed with race and gender. 


 

 



[#] Thu Jun 20 2019 15:15:05 MST from Wangiss

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Thu Jun 20 2019 10:07:57 MST from ParanoidDelusions

A bunch of SJWs on Twitter celebrating that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has embraced diversity and inclusion by marginalizing white male characters and audiences. Literally. 

 

https://twitter.com/reedushiddles/status/1141118580269998087?fbclid=IwAR06Kr1RbHd-xreBPQEYtFtDezFS-FyV6Tpph07Sgf82llUX95Efp7iIJTA

 

The most interesting thing is that they've managed to compile a point-by-point breakdown of every virtue signaling, tokenized moment in the cinematic universe that is encyclopedic in scope and detail that they IMAGINE straight white males are incensed by.  Things I hadn't even thought of or noticed that they're hanging-on. It is almost as if they just watch the movies for moments that they can fantasize irritate the straight white male audience.  

You know, while claiming the old white guys are obsessed with race and gender. 

Meh, it's probably one or two people with a melange of personality disorders. Maybe very high Orderliness and very low Agreeableness.

OH MAN, have you taken the Big Five Personality Assessment? I'll buy you a code from UnderstandMyself.com if you're interested. Doesn't take long but it's really cool to see how the most scientific approach to personality to date can peg you on certain things. I bet you have very, very low agreeableness. Mine is way below average. My peculiarities are extremely high intellectualism and extremely low neuroticism and conscientiousness: a lazy genius, lol.



[#] Sat Jun 22 2019 15:28:15 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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I bet my agreeableness is actually pretty high. In real life, I like everyone to get along and I put a lot of effort into making sure everyone is having a good time. 

When I'm crossed - I'm difficult AF. 

These kind of tests - first off - I am somewhat psychotic on answering. It depends on my mood. I also tend to second guess if I am answering to game the results. I'm never really sure what an "honest" answer is. 

It is interesting to me that these tests never are able to figure out, "you're a functional psychopath or sociopath!" 


Heh. 

 



[#] Sat Jun 22 2019 21:47:16 MST from Wangiss

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Sat Jun 22 2019 15:28:15 MST from ParanoidDelusions

I bet my agreeableness is actually pretty high. In real life, I like everyone to get along and I put a lot of effort into making sure everyone is having a good time. 

When I'm crossed - I'm difficult AF. 

These kind of tests - first off - I am somewhat psychotic on answering. It depends on my mood. I also tend to second guess if I am answering to game the results. I'm never really sure what an "honest" answer is. 

It is interesting to me that these tests never are able to figure out, "you're a functional psychopath or sociopath!" 


Heh.

Haha! Sounds like you're actually the one who can't tell if he's lying. If you actually want the assessment, all you have to do is be forthright. I guess "know thyself" is a step-by-step deal.

And I'm the same way with people. I'm gregarious and lively and want everyone to have a good time. But that's actually the trait called Extraversion. You don't actually consider aligning your opinions with others' to get along like high Agreeableness people do. You're not "impressionable." If you go along to get along, it's a temporary and deliberate strategy. 



[#] Sun Jun 23 2019 08:14:17 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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Sat Jun 22 2019 21:47:16 MST from Wangiss

 

 

Haha! Sounds like you're actually the one who can't tell if he's lying. If you actually want the assessment, all you have to do is be forthright. I guess "know thyself" is a step-by-step deal.

And I'm the same way with people. I'm gregarious and lively and want everyone to have a good time. But that's actually the trait called Extraversion. You don't actually consider aligning your opinions with others' to get along like high Agreeableness people do. You're not "impressionable." If you go along to get along, it's a temporary and deliberate strategy. 



Well, see... there is the rub. I am actually, despite what people think - introverted. I'd rather sit in the back yard by myself and listen to music and drink beer by myself on a weekend. That is my ideal way to kill time. I don't honestly like people. I'm terrible about private messages - responding to them. I prefer to sit in a dark room and play on a computer all day. But in a crowd - I know that the easiest way to make sure it is enjoyable is to fight my nature and turn into David Lee Roth - and entertain and engage and get people to connect. When I have to do it, I'm good at it. Like an introvert though - after a burst of this kind of activity - I really need downtime away from everyone. 

I'm *not* agreeable in the sense that I am actually aligning myself with other people. I'm absolutely faking it - I like it when my opinions make impressions on other people. 

I guarantee you - these kind of tests, when they're accurate, generally identify myself as a narcissist if they're being kind. :) 

Nosce te ipsum. You don't need a test for that if you're paying attention. ;) 

 



[#] Tue Jul 09 2019 07:26:28 MST from IGnatius T Foobar

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General rule of thumb: it isn't narcissism if you really are better than them.

Ask any cat.



[#] Tue Jul 09 2019 18:32:37 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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Tue Jul 09 2019 07:26:28 MST from IGnatius T Foobar

General rule of thumb: it isn't narcissism if you really are better than them.

Ask any cat.



I know - but I try and keep my hubris quiet around mostly like-minded folks. I like to turn it on full blast around those I disagree with though. You don't visit Facebook or Twitter, so you haven't seen that - but others here can attest - it is an amusing show to witness. :) 

 



[#] Tue Jul 09 2019 18:33:24 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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Should we care if the Little Mermaid is black or white? Probably, but not for the reason most people are angry: 

http://donovancolbert.blogspot.com/2019/07/the-new-little-mermaid-2019-outrage.html

 



[#] Sat Jul 13 2019 12:17:50 MST from TheDave

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Tue Jul 09 2019 18:33:24 MST from ParanoidDelusions

Should we care if the Little Mermaid is black or white? Probably, but not for the reason most people are angry: 

http://donovancolbert.blogspot.com/2019/07/the-new-little-mermaid-2019-outrage.html

I really don't give a crap what colour a fictional creature with no basis in reality is.



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