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Jun 10, 2013 d-squared commented on Dan Harmon Is Returning to Community: What Do You Think?.
You're remembering season 3 better than it actually was. Season four wasn't great, but it wasn't 'garbage.' I'd wage that the worst parts of season 3 were just as bad as the worst parts of season 4. You're lying to yourself if you don't admit part of your season 4 hate stems from Harmon's treatment by NBC execs.
I'm excited for bringing Harmon back.
Apr 11, 2013 d-squared commented on Which City Has the Biggest Gender Pay Gap in America? Seattle..
I agree with @13 as well. Pretty much all the men I know in Seattle work at software companies, and pretty much all the women I know work at non-profits. Not much mystery here why wage comparison comes out like it does. Should women be more involved in STEM careers? Should men be more involved in non-profit careers? I say yes to both.
Oct 12, 2012 d-squared commented on 1.5 Million Balloon Launch: Cleveland, Ohio 1986.
Ah, so that's why there's a helium shortage now.
Jun 20, 2012 d-squared commented on The Internet Is Hosting a Really Good Discussion About Music Piracy Right Now.
( ^ basically wrote what @22 said)

@28 You have to cook meals anyway, so the amount of effort I expend following a master chef's recipe versus my own is negligible.
Jun 20, 2012 d-squared commented on The Internet Is Hosting a Really Good Discussion About Music Piracy Right Now.
The "having a chef cook your food for you" analogy doesn't work. Illegal downloaders don't take time from the artist, the artist already spent that time once to create the music. Whether or not someone illegally downloads it 5 years later doesn't consume any time from the artist at that point. Asking a chef to cook you a meal takes time from that chef, directly relating to your action.

A more accurate analogy is taking a chef's recipe to cook your own food. You could have paid for that recipe (which you should have), and compensate the chef, but if you use a chef's recipe illegally it puts no additional burden on the chef. You did not steal his (limited) physical property or (limited) time.

Comparing illegal downloading to physical property theft or stealing of actual time doesn't hold up at all. The only thing missed out on is *potential* compensation, assuming the thief would have bought the item at list price had it not been available for free (which most certainly excludes a huge portion of downloaders).
Jun 11, 2012 d-squared commented on Guess What City This Band Lives In!!!.
Reverse google image search for the win.
Jul 28, 2011 d-squared commented on Dave Matthews Loves Local Bands; Is Dave Matthews Cool?.
Why are The Roots not bolded?
Aug 27, 2010 d-squared commented on Glenn Beckwatch: Two Flights Down from Martin Luther King.
That's the thing -- the only people who care about "America's Honor" (whatever that euphemism means) are Teabagging lunatics who will be at this rally. If the left went ahead and called them terrorists, no one would care because all the people who wet their pants over terrorism will be at this rally.
Jul 28, 2010 d-squared commented on The Funniest People of the Year, from 1975 to Now.
YES! Wonder Showzen does not get nearly the respect it deserves. By far the funniest thing to come out of 2006. Kuddos, Constant.
 

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