Posts by Don Christie

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  • Speaker: Gender quotas (and helping…, in reply to Graeme Edgeler,

    Bless you for all that work. But you will see that the spreadsheet includes a lot of scenarios, not simply the one you picked to critique.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1638 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Narcissists and bullies,

    teenage boys and pornography

    It may be a phenomenon that is impacted by porn. On the other hand, the last couple of chapters of "Cider With Rosie" by Laurie Lee are depressingly similar to this.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1638 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Mega Strange,

    The whole issue is a red herring anyway. I can get all Lorde's music for free. Despite this she's #1 selling across the globe.

    I'm sorry but charging "only" $20 bucks for an ebook doesn't cut it. Whilst I continue to pay exorbitant prices for real books which I value I won't do that for electrons. So it's hard copy or Project Gutenberg for me, but others recognise a rip-off when they see one and act accordingly.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1638 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Mega Strange, in reply to Cam Slater,

    Prove it

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1638 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Mega Strange,

    As someone who likes sharing books (evil, I know, it's just the way I roll) I generally only buy hard copies. Especially as the ebook price differential is so shit.

    When I do want an ebook I go to Project Gutenberg. Sooo much good reading.

    http://www.gutenberg.org/

    Also, Calculus Made Easy.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1638 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Mega Strange,

    Assuming I have a right to have a file in the first place (ie. I purchased as a file) then what provision might stop me from storing said file on any given medium for my personal use?

    DRMs/TPMs. It's illegal to provide the means of circumvention and TPP will make it illegal to do your own circumvention, assuming you have created your own means.

    There was a case in the USA where copying to a file to a machine's memory was found to be breach of copyright.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1638 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Moving right along?,

    I think we all know that if you view marriage as a worthy institution shagging around is wrong.

    What about if we don't view marriage as a worthy institution? It's a crock.

    It's love that's worthy, and not an institution.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1638 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Everybody's Machiavelli,

    Stone them all

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1638 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Everybody's Machiavelli,

    "where he accused other people of throwing Bevan Chuang under the bus" and then at the end of the interview went on to throw her under a bloody great battleship.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1638 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Everybody's Machiavelli,

    David "Dredd" Harvey. He gets all the good cases.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1638 posts Report Reply

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