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Old 03-10-2011, 03:20 PM   #1
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I'm giving up piracy discussions for Lent.

Just an FYI to everyone: I'm going to give up participating in, reading or even tangentially discussing ebook piracy for Lent. It seems like something I can certainly do without, as it does not gain me anything, does not make me feel good, and tends to antagonize people. I invite anyone who's interested to join me.

(And what am I taking on for Lent? A new writing project with an old friend.)
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Old 03-10-2011, 03:21 PM   #2
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Me, I've given up religion for lent. Nothing good comes from it and more people are dead because of it then any other reason.
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Old 03-10-2011, 03:34 PM   #3
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I thought that whatever it is that one gives up for Lent, the giving up is supposed to represent some kind of sacrifice. Giving up discussions about ebook piracy seems to me to be akin to giving up toothache
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Old 03-10-2011, 03:41 PM   #4
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Apparently the UK Guardian is not giving up discussing piracy for lent.

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Authors demand drive to raise readers' awareness of book piracy's cost' People Who Love Books Don't Steal Books' floated as slogan for drive to protect writers' incomes

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011...ok-piracy-cost
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Old 03-10-2011, 03:43 PM   #5
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I thought that whatever it is that one gives up for Lent, the giving up is supposed to represent some kind of sacrifice. Giving up discussions about ebook piracy seems to me to be akin to giving up toothache
Oh, I consider giving up the personal drive to provide reason, encourage honest debate and inspire fairness and social responsibility to be a sacrifice, all right. It's always been painful, but I consider it part of my duty as a member of society to fight the good fight, regardless of cost. To me, this is akin to turning my back on a mugging.
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Old 03-10-2011, 08:24 PM   #6
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lent means fish fillet over at mcdonalds :O
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Old 03-10-2011, 11:24 PM   #7
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lent means fish fillet over at mcdonalds :O
Now there's something I could give up, and it wouldn't be a sacrifice (it would, in fact, be a blessing).
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Old 03-11-2011, 02:19 AM   #8
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Me, I've given up religion for lent. Nothing good comes from it and more people are dead because of it then any other reason.

I completely gave up on 'bricks and morter' religion many years ago.

Trying to grow spiritually for me is another story.

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Old 03-11-2011, 05:16 AM   #9
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Old 03-11-2011, 05:31 AM   #10
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The opposite of borrow.

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Old 03-11-2011, 05:35 AM   #11
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The opposite of borrow.

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You mean like in this song?

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Old 03-11-2011, 05:37 AM   #12
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Omg. I thought it is some sort of abbreviation in this context and I am missing something.
Thanks.
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You mean like in this song?

The horror of it all, is that I used to actuallywear clothes like that?

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The 40 weekdays from Ash Wednesday until Easter observed by Christians as a season of fasting and penitence in preparation for Easter.
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