Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Jan 2012 19:33 UTC
Internet & Networking Big news from Capitol Hill in Washington DC today: House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa has said that the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) has been "shelved" in the House of Representatives, meaning it has been put on indefinite hold until a consensus about the act can be reached. Sadly, SOPA's counterpart in the Senate, the Protect IP Act (PIPA) will still be pushed forward, meaning we must remain vigilant. Despite all of this, Wikipedia has announced it will join the blackout coming Wednesday.
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Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

It all boils down to that you do not have the intellectual honesty to actually ever admit your are wrong.


Please stop with these silly personal attacks. Any cursory perusal through OSNews' story history proves that I have admitted error on my end COUNTLESS times.

I have an opinion, and that opinion is that Obama's statement was empty and pointless. Several OSNews readers, HackerNews readers, Ars Technica readers, Redditors, and people all over the web agreed with me - and, as you point out, several disagreed. That's life for you.

I suggest that you strike a more civil tone - not just against me, but in general. You've had a temporary ban for abrasive behaviour before, and that should serve as a warning.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18


Please stop with these silly personal attacks. Any cursory perusal through OSNews' story history proves that I have admitted error on my end COUNTLESS times.


When did you admit error? Whenever I have posted I have been wrong in your eyes even when it is some thing I do for a living ... however you do not admit these.

I have an opinion, and that opinion is that Obama's statement was empty and pointless. Several OSNews readers, HackerNews readers, Ars Technica readers, Redditors, and people all over the web agreed with me - and, as you point out, several disagreed. That's life
for you.


However some here did disagree with you and instead of actually arguing with them you said the equivalent of "you are a dumbass".

I suggest that you strike a more civil tone - not just against me, but in general. You've had a temporary ban for abrasive behaviour before, and that should serve as a warning.


The temp ban was for less than a day after I asked you why I was banned and who I was rude to ... I didn't have an answer, I was just reinstated.

How btw was I then abrasive just then? I was questioning you? If you cannot stand criticism maybe you disallow a comments sections on what you post altogether.

If you want OSNEWS to stoke your own ego ... go ahead.

Edited 2012-01-16 22:12 UTC

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

However some here did disagree with you and instead of actually arguing with them you said the equivalent of "you are a dumbass".


I did no such thing, and you know it. I posted two similar comments, and both of them explain why I have the opinion I have - none of my points were countered by you. None. Zero. Nada. Posting links to articles in which none of my points are countered does not constitute countering my arguments. Here, let me repost my argument:

"The statement doesn't define anything. It doesn't have any 'hard' words in it. All it says is: "Any effort to combat online piracy must guard against the risk of online censorship of lawful activity and must not inhibit innovation by our dynamic businesses large and small."

Now go ask a SOPA-supporter if SOPA is about censorship or inhibiting innovation. They'll all claim it is not. See where this is going? Of course Obama is against censorship, but by not defining a hard line between "this is censorship" and "this is not censorship", he can sign SOPA into law without ever violating this statement. Obama has very close ties with the entertainment lobby (ask Biden), so he'll simply agree with Hollywood that SOPA is not about censorship, end of story.

If a political statement is released, look for 'hard' words, lines, definitions, etc. This statement has none. As such, it isn't even worth the bits it uses."

If you cannot stand criticism maybe you disallow a comments sections that you post.


Your lack of any form of proper grammar in this sentence seems to indicate a certain amount of agitation on your end (other than the plain lie that it is, as any of the thousands of people disagreeing with me in the comments' sections can attest to). I suggest you take a glass of water or something.

Edited 2012-01-16 22:16 UTC

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