[mythtv-users] Boxee/Hulu?

Yeechang Lee ylee at pobox.com
Sat Feb 28 21:41:30 UTC 2009

Brent Norris <brent at brentnorris.net> says:
> No I don't in this case, because their conditions are stupid.  If
> someone were to give you a car for free, but only if you promise to
> drive it on gravel roads do you think you would find that dumb?
> Would you drive it on whatever roads you wanted to?

I would a) not take the free car or b) take the car but only drive it
on gravel roads. I would not c) take the free car and then ignore the
conditions on its use.

> How about if they were to give you a coke, but tell you that you can
> only drink it out of pink cups, would you go out of your way to not
> drink it out of a green cup?  How about if it was a pink cup, but
> you painted it green?

I would a) not take the free cake or b) take the free cake but only
eat it from the specified cups.

I have no constitutional or God-given human right for the free car or
cake (or TV shows). I do have the right to not take the free item if I
don't like the strings attached.

In other words, I really can't, er, have my cake and eat it.

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