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Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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It's another week where one comment stood out way above the others in the voting for "most insightful." An Anonymous Coward absolutely dominated the "insightful" voting with this response to the story about the Justice Department's ridiculous arguments trying to block legitimate users from getting their content back from the...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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The most insightful comment this week was another clear winner. (Second place was way, way behind.) It was a comment from an Anonymous Coward, in response to the claims from the NSA that Anonymous was somehow likely to target taking down power grids. This AC gave a good reason for...
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Taking the top spot in "insightful" comment voting was Bengie, responding to big broadband players in Kansas City demanding a "level playing field" against Google's fiber offering. Bengie points out what a real "level playing field" might look like: AT&T/TW/Comcast/etc have gotten about 1.2tril in grants and tax-breaks over the...
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Well this is bizarre. Despite doing these "funniest/most insightful" posts for a while, just a month ago we had the first time ever in which the top two vote getters in both "funny" and "insightful" were the same two posts. Then, two weeks ago... it happened again. And here we...
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Well, it's another one of those weeks where a single comment won both the "funniest" and "most insightful" categories -- and this week it did so by a hell of a lot -- over 50% more than second place in either category. Basically, you guys freaking loved this comment. It...
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As we noted this week, the legacy recording industry is still up in arms against Pandora. This yielded our most insightful comment of the week, with That One Guy noting the pot-and-kettle aspect of the industry's talking points: Given how much they are protesting that Pandora is trying to...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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It's another week where one comment stood out way above the others in the voting for "most insightful." An Anonymous Coward absolutely dominated the "insightful" voting with this response to the story about the Justice Department's ridiculous arguments trying to block legitimate users from getting their content back from the...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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Another short week, but this time no shortage of votes! We've got lots of high-scoring comments that racked up points in both categories, starting with a clear winner that took first place in both the Funny and Insightful categories. The comment comes from our post about Sony's new plan to...
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The Role of Education in Entrepreneurship

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On Wednesday of this week, Flickr and Hunch co-founder Caterina Fake wrote a provocatively titled blog suggesting that wanna-be entrepreneurs should drop out of college. She based this opinion on the amount of successful companies founded by drop-outs, including Facebook, Twitter, Apple and Microsoft, as well as the drop-outs she...
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Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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Alana rocked the most insightful comment of the week according to you, the voters, with a comment on our story about how much of the popularity of Psy's Gangnam Style came about because no one was trying to enforce copyright restrictions on people: Funny story, yesterday I was thinking of...
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Topping this week's "most insightful comments" list (by a large margin of votes, too) was an Anonymous Coward, responding to one of our usual critics making the bizarre claim that commenters who agree with Techdirt are really Google "shills." The AC took exception to that ridiculous claim: Why do you...
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Taking the number one spot in voting (by a decent margin) for "most insightful comment" this week was from That Anonymous Coward in response to filmmaker David Newhoff trying to compare "copyleft" folks who are seeking more reasonable copyright laws and who are fighting against needless and dangerous expansion... to...
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The two comments voted "most insightful" this week both come from the same post, wondering why New Zealand judge David Harvey stepped down from the Megaupload case for expressing a reasonable position (that the US was pressuring New Zealand on a totally different copyright issue, and that the US's position...
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Sometimes we have comments that win the funniest or most insightful race by wide margins, but usually there are a few clustered at the top. This week, the most insightful comment was so far above the rest of the pack that it may be the largest "lead" I've seen. And,...
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Not quite sure what to make of this, but the comment that was voted most insightful this week came on the post about CISPA passing (and the amendment that was added, changing the nature of the bill, which in many ways expanded the scope of the bill). The comment was...
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Another week, another batch of comments. This week on the insightful side, the top three votegetters were so close that I'm just going to post all three. Eking out the narrow victory to the top spot was an Anonymous Coward who compared the situation of Bernie Madoff to Kim Dotcom...
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Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of 2012 On Techdirt

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As we did last year, I'm going to use today to do a post on the comments that you, the community, voted as the funniest and most insightful comments in the year 2012. Normally the weekly lists include some "editor's choice" comments, but that doesn't make much sense on the...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of 2012 On Techdirt

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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The comment that won for "most insightful" this week actually scored twice as high as any other comment (in either category). So, step on up, John Fenderson. People thought your short comment, in response to Canadian politician Dean Del Mastro's nonsensical claim that "format shifting" legally purchased content was the...
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Normally, there are a few comments each week that really are way apart from all the rest when the voting is done -- the "clear winners." This week, however, on the insightful side, looking through the top 10 list, they were actually all pretty closely clumped together. Winning by just...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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First place in the voting for most insightful this week went to an Anonymous Coward (how many times do we need to point out that anonymous commenters can be good too?) who responded to some copyright maximalists bitching that it was somehow unfair that YouTube named them for sending DMCA...
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The most insightful comment of the week won by a wider margin than any I've ever seen before. I actually think this comment may have received more votes than any other comment on the site ever. And it's from an Anonymous Coward (who says anonymous comments are bad?), in response...
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Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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Well, well, well. It's been a long while since this has happened, but we finally have yet another case where the comment that got the most votes for "insightful" also got the most votes for "funny." Yes, one comment stands alone this week as your favorite -- by far (the...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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Getting (by far) the most votes for "insightful" this week was an Anonymous Coward commenter, responding to the story of Amazon wiping out a customer account, locking her out of her Kindle ebooks with no explanation. The AC said what many people were thinking: So if I try to obey...
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