Oh I’ve thought about it. I know how to do it. I used to pirate all my software, even before P2P and it was multipart downloads on obscure BBS, Usenet groups… and of course afterward when it got super easy. [I leeched for a while, then started contributing]… But I dunno: I think it’s the challenge of it for me, working around it. I like Paint NET. I recommend it freely to people who are just starting out their editing adventures. I’ve learned lots of great plugins that do things that people like to do.

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I don’t know. I remember learning as a kid (never knew if true) that in France at one time, theft of necessities was not prosecuted as a kind of hands-off social welfare program thing. Does that bump up to theft of insured replaceable objects? For the thief it might. For the courts, probably not. For the homeowner, certainly not because it’s a hassle to replace and having strangers enter your home is icky and destroys the illusion of safety.

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Personality uploads? I wish. I’ve been working as close as I can get for now: https://data.mendeley.com/datasets/92825j2d2r/1 [it has a DOI which *should* keep it intact] Hoping to find a decent knowledge extractor. Worked with a few which helped a little but the state of the art in this area is a LONG way off from where it could be someday.

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quite true. Live performances are hard to find as it is, and to find ones of more obscure pieces means you have to hang out near a college town where you’re more likely to find more experimentation with obscure music. One good thing we have we that we didn’t have years ago is Youtube, so it’s usually possible to find _some_ performance of a piece. But to find something live is another story.

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Answer: Nope. Some communities want to handle their own affairs instead of police living outside of their neighborhoods doing so, and report to the outside authorities to their progress in improving their communities, but that won’t happen because 2nd amendment rights don’t extend to non-white groups. Also, that’s a community decided temporary measure some are proposing _not_ an authoritarian imposed “solution”. But I didn’t read the blog. I don’t like reading things that require me to get chemotherapy when I’m done.

Answer: Nope.
Some communities
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