Hello, i recently red a thread about digiital piracy, and i thought you can help me. There is a free software named visual pinball which runs recreations of pinball tables. the software is legal, but, play recreation of tables is clearly illegal because it´s copyright infringment. The companies gave freely the roms (read only memory of the machines) and they are stored on ipdb.org, but is illlegal to use them. Most of this companies are now dead, or not involved anymore on pinball, these machines nowadays are verry difficult to find. Companies knows that the community vpforums.org recreate their tables, and people play domestically without licence, but even if theycompanies know they do nothing to stop them, and tolerate those actions , on their side, the community doesn´t recreate the newer tables.as a sort of non written agreement for surviving, and demonstrate their respect to them.Said so, I am breaking the second precept if i play those games?
Note taken Mountains, and I will accept it, but would like to also point out that others, who you have agreed with, passed judgements that I am a War Lover, a Stupid Conservative and Non Buddhist... all preconceived notions and judgements, none of which are true... but thanks for highlighting my faults before closing the thread.
Hey Mountains, I just wanted to let you know that I'm keeping you in my thoughts in this last stretch of your spring semester!! You have been very inspiring in my life without even knowing it ;-) and I know you'll be able to have the same effect on your patients once you finish all this stressful stuff up.
need some serious help and I really think right now you are the only one who can understand/help.
See, now I am the only english or foreign person, I have thai friends but due to my lack of fluency in thai, i cannot explain to them
I am pretty messed up, I tried to taper the valium and tonight I took 200MG, drank some beer and smoked some weed. I know how this is so unskillful but I cannot help it.
The thais cannot understand the dangers of tapering and I am planning on going to a temple in one week for 3 days to stay as a monk. If I stop valium for 3 days and try to be like a monk, I think it can be dangerous.... But I need to get back on the dharma path, the monks are very wise, but the valium tolerance and danger is a problem.
Can you please give me some advice...