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Couple of things:
I used to be like a R&W. I got the soda in a water cup. I also stole music. But then I grew up. Its not worth my time to steal music anymore. It's also just a buck.
Would using a slingbox be considered illegal?
This is exactly what the kid and situation looked like
Doesn't slingbox just allow you to watch something you paid for (your TV subscription) in a non-home location? I don't see anything wrong with that.
Of course not. You're watching content you pay for, just not on your tv.
Absolutely not. You are watching your own cable box for a service you pay for, just in a different location.
no? all the slingbox does is take your tv and move it to your phone or tablet. it isn't like you can even share it.
lol, 4 people all say exactly the same thing
This post was edited by 2moreterps 13 months ago
I was stunned to see this thread had 12 pages. What an incredible thread.
Just checking. MLB wants me to pay for MLB.tv and the NHL wants me to pay for gamecenter to watch my teams. I found this to be more economical.
I have a reasonably nice TV in my house. If I came home and my TV had been stolen (ignoring insurance), I could very easily afford to replace it. I'd buy a new one with my savings and replace those funds in a month. It wouldn't materially affect my financial situation whatsoever.
You're a poor college kid. Is it okay for you to steal my TV? After all, it's a really small fraction of my net worth. What about tagterp's TV? Warren Buffett's?
*sigh* In a black and white world these would be equatable scenarios. You can't seriously think putting 8 ounces worth of soda in a cup from a soda fountain is as bad as stealing a tv from someone's home, or stealing someone's car or something. You and everyone else might want to think as the Jesus figures that you all are that they are all the same. But you know they aren't.
So where's the line? What's ok? An 8 oz soda? A 16 oz soda (outside of New York, of course)? A movie? My TV?
For the record, no one on this thread is claiming to be Jesus, nor is anyone claiming that you're Hitler. We're just claiming that your actions are wrong.
I think his point is that there are degrees of wrong and not everything is equal...just as killing 1000 people is worse than killing 1 person committing grand larceny is worse than stealing a dollar's worth of soda. I don't think he was saying one was right and the other wrong but that there was significant variance in the wrongness of the two.
None of which makes it right to steal either the music or the soda.
And correct me if I'm wrong, but he seemed pretty adamant that the music downloading wasn't stealing, and therefore wasn't wrong.
I have admitted numerous times that the soda is not right. I take issue with everyone taking shots at my character for something so incredibly minor though. Everyone in this thread is acting like they've NEVER done something similar, which is certainly not the case.
The music thing is something else altogether and there's enough debate and people on both sides of the argument that it is clearly not a simple right vs wrong issue.
On the right/wrong sliding scale, they are both pretty close to the middle and the "who gives a fuck" zone.
Concerning the twins here:
The funniest thing in this thread is a Baltimore guy who idolizes Omar Little talking about how people have no moral judgement for making illegal copies of music. I'm sure the older people here never copied cassette tapes back in the day.
Seriously. I just wanted to know how to get teh torrentz. And yes, I know it's wrong.
I was going to defend the twins a little bit until the Chipotle soda thing. That shit is baffling.
Please leave the insane trolling to the pros.
Im ready for aa 5th of vodica to end my feels.
If enough people start filling their water cup with soda, Chipotle will probably stop giving people free water. We're trying to have a civilization here.
This is definitely a generational thing. "I'm a good guy, because of these other actions. Discount this stuff, it's no big deal. It should not affect the whole picture."
PSU students feel the same way.
And now we're comparing soda to child rape. Agree on the fact that you can't only account for certain actions and call somebody good. But you also can't only account for bad actions and call somebody bad. It goes both ways. AND ITS A FUCKING SODA NOT DECADES OF COVERING UP RAPE. THERE'S LEVELS TO THESE THINGS
Actually it's not the child rape itself. It's this idiocy of the current student body to say effectively: "we're not that bad of a school! Look of the good deeds we are doing and never mind the child rape stuff from the past! We weren't here for that stuff, so who cares!"
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