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  • White House's Totally Clueless Response To Copyright Infringement: Call In McGruff The Crime Dog

    Danny Wellmeyer ( profile ), 30 Nov, 2011 @ 11:09am

    Re: tl;stlp

    it's simply a matter of education and being able to think abstractly enough

    In my opinion you're completely wrong here. Because that's what we're talking about - opinion. And most people don't share yours.

    If you're in the movie business and you don't like what's going on, quit.

  • White House's Totally Clueless Response To Copyright Infringement: Call In McGruff The Crime Dog

    Danny Wellmeyer ( profile ), 30 Nov, 2011 @ 10:56am

    my hope...

    I keep hoping that Obama is working to keep the entertainment industry happy because he feels he may need them on his side to be re-elected.

    Then after he's re-elected, he'll start doing much more for the benefit of the people - you know, the 99.

    Yeah, I know. But hope's all I got.

  • Steve Jobs Was Willing To 'Rip Off' Everyone Else… But Was Pissed About Android Copying iPhone?

    Danny Wellmeyer ( profile ), 22 Oct, 2011 @ 07:12am

    Re: Re: Jobs

    May we all be touched by His noodley appendages. Ramen.

  • Louisiana Makes It Illegal To Use Cash For Secondhand Sales

    Danny Wellmeyer ( profile ), 20 Oct, 2011 @ 10:04am


    Good catch.

    Because certainly no two people in this world could have thought the same thought on the same subject.

  • Monsanto Wins Patent Dispute Against Farmer Who Bought Legal Seeds

    Danny Wellmeyer ( profile ), 27 Sep, 2011 @ 01:17pm

    Re: Re:

    I stopped reading after Jesus, chubby . I don't bother reading comments from anyone who's just being an asshole.

  • Police Ticket Guy Who Helped Direct Traffic After Traffic Light Failure; Then Leave Without Handling Traffic

    Danny Wellmeyer ( profile ), 20 Sep, 2011 @ 11:02am

    Re: Re: Re: Re:

    Maybe because first we teach them to be self-interested little bastards?

  • Let Them Tweet Cake

    Danny Wellmeyer ( profile ), 05 Aug, 2011 @ 12:39pm

    Re: The good ol' days

    Yeah, and we should have told the gods to keep their damned fire (very respectfully, of course).

    And tell them cooked-meat eating kids to keep off my lawn, or, you know, patch of dirt.

  • Let Them Tweet Cake

    Danny Wellmeyer ( profile ), 05 Aug, 2011 @ 12:28pm

    Re: Re: Re: Stupid and short-sighted

    Thanks nasch. I actually had to go back and re-read what I said to see if I might have implied that.

    I do find it interesting that Morgenstern presents an argument that could have come directly from the friend I was speaking of. I don't think I would want to drink beer with both of them at the same time.

    And he is correct about one thing about me. I really don't understand how change is a problem. You can point out specific instances or examples of change that suck to you, to be sure, and I might agree on some of them. But in general, change is what makes the world so fascinating as far as I'm concerned.

  • Let Them Tweet Cake

    Danny Wellmeyer ( profile ), 05 Aug, 2011 @ 08:01am

    Re: Re: Re:

    Nope, just someone who respects a person's title, no matter how foolish it may appear

    Nice bit of respecting there AC.

  • Let Them Tweet Cake

    Danny Wellmeyer ( profile ), 05 Aug, 2011 @ 07:57am

    I have a friend who truly believes that the rapid advancement of technology is destroying society. And the reason he believes that is because he can't keep up with it. Because he can't keep up, it must be bad. What folks like this never seem to understand or accept is that the world of the past they're comfortable is the result of things changing.

    The changing world is not the problem. Your inability to adapt to it is.

  • New Beavis & Butt-head To Contain Less Music… Because MTV (MTV?!?) Says It's Too Expensive To License Music

    Danny Wellmeyer ( profile ), 02 Aug, 2011 @ 10:03am

    Re: Re: Re: What the...?

    I almost laughed at this...

  • Physicists Claim Time Travel Is Impossible (This Time, They Mean It)

    Danny Wellmeyer ( profile ), 26 Jul, 2011 @ 01:09pm

    Re: Re: Science of Today

    A friend of mine, who has a degree in philosophy, usually has a fit when I'm foolish enough to use the word "truth" when discussing topics in science. I think a comment I read on Slashdot nailed it - science is about facts, truth is in the realm of philosophy.

    What I can never get him to accept is that science is a process. What is thought to be known currently is always subject to revision. Scientists are continually trying to be less ignorant.

    And I don't believe it is arrogant to make statements claiming this is how this thing works. That's just the process. A claim is made and others test it's validity.

    No one can say for a fact whether or not we can ever figure out how the universe works. Maybe we can. And I don't consider that thought to be arrogant (although it is most definitely ignorant). I'm just trying to limit my assumptions.

  • Turntable.fm Showing How Sharing Music Is Communication

    Danny Wellmeyer ( profile ), 21 Jul, 2011 @ 02:24pm

    Re: Re: Sure to be popular with 14-year old girls.

    repetitive contrarian

    I like that. I've got a friend who I sometimes think of as a loud mouthed asshole who just want to argue no matter how ridiculous the argument. Now I can think of him as a repetitive contrarian. Cool! Thanks!

  • Acacia Buys Up More Smartphone Apps Patents: Watch The Patent Thicket Get Worse

    Danny Wellmeyer ( profile ), 21 Jul, 2011 @ 02:06pm


    I like the use it or lose it approach. What damage could you possibly be suffering if you are not actively trying to sell products that use your patent?

  • Celine Dion Shuts Down Blog Of Ridiculous Pictures

    Danny Wellmeyer ( profile ), 21 Jul, 2011 @ 10:05am

    Re: You can still see some

    Oh man. I should have listened to what I learned from Sadly, No! But I got out the boat. Damn your eyes! -for, um, damning mine...

  • Anheuser-Busch Trying To Trademark Area Codes For Local Beers

    Danny Wellmeyer ( profile ), 21 Jul, 2011 @ 09:54am

    Re: Re:

    Hey now. I learned right after Katrina that when you can't get any other beer, Budweiser tastes GREAT!

    Of course, when things got back to (the new) normal...