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Slava Kravchenko
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Scientist, hacker, entrepreneur, cyclist
Scientist, hacker, entrepreneur, cyclist

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Friends don't let friends let friends do :-)
When you're saying "authors must be paid", you're advocating communism. Yes, really. New column on TorrentFreak.

When you’re repeating the blatant cliché of “authors must be paid”, you’re asserting a right to intervene in a market transaction between two parties where you were not involved in the transaction or negotiations. This is the direct opposite of a market economy. And when suggesting the cliché as a rule, or law, you’re advocating a planned interventionary economy – literally a communist economy.

Put differently, other people’s business failures are neither your moral, legal, or business problem to solve. Trying to blame your customer’s morals for the weaknesses in your own business plan – your inability to find a voluntary counterparty with whom to make an exchange, a “sale” – is the last step before your business dies, and frankly, it’s rather unworthy. This is where the copyright industry is currently finding itself.

And as we’ve seen before, making a copy of something – in violation of the copyright monopoly or not, that doesn’t matter – is merely exercising your own property rights: rearranging the magnetic fields on your own property according to what you’re observing with your own tools and senses. Suggesting such an action to constitute a fantasy voluntary agreed transaction with a fantasy counterparty is suggesting a planned economy, the kind that didn’t work at all under communism.

https://torrentfreak.com/when-authors-demand-payment-for-every-copy-theyre-advocating-communism-151220/

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Выдатны кавер на Thunderstruck ад фінскай каманды Steve 'n' Seagulls, дай ім Бог здароўя!

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"В Беларуси существует несколько активных сообществ функционального программирования и множество активистов и приверженцев  этого подхода на различных языках и платформах. Наконец все они решили собраться вместе для обсуждения развития и совместных проектов. Erlang User Group, F# Community, Scala.by и многие другие соберутся на встречу 7 августа. А поводом станет обсуждение конференции Scala Day 2014!"

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One of many obscure projects starring Alexey Kuznetsov. I thought it was gone with my old vinyls.
It's alive at youtube for all jazz/funk fans out there to enjoy!

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