Posts by Don Christie

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  • 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 • 1636 posts Report Reply

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

    Prove it

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1636 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 • 1636 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 • 1636 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 • 1636 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Everybody's Machiavelli,

    Stone them all

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1636 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 • 1636 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Everybody's Machiavelli,

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

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1636 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Who Guards the Guardian?,

    Love your work, Craig.

    before I lose my rag

    Go you good thing :-)

    I do appreciate your passion. But insinuating I am <insert your misogynistic misrepresentation here> because I disagree is a bit low.

    I think that you may wish to consider what power government agencies across the globe have to discredit individuals before making too many snap judgements. The Cold War perfected those techniques and just because its over doesn't mean they have disappeared.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1636 posts Report Reply

  • Cracker: Lundy and Me.,

    Surely it is *more* of a statement of fact than "normal speak". Evidence has been weighed up, subject to extreme scrutiny and rejected. Normal speak is like a judgement made over a few beers.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1636 posts Report Reply

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