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Comment: Re:Too long? (Score 4, Interesting) 290

Isn't it unreasonable to require a warranty longer than a year for a consumer product? Realistically, if the device you bought is defective you should realize it within a few months. But certainly a year is long enough to notice a defect and get a replacement/repair.

Isn't it unreasonable to require your device to work properly for longer than a year. Realistically, if the device breaks down within two years it's poorly fabricated. But certainly if the device breaks down sooner and you have to buy a new one, the company makes more money.

Comment: Test-Achats (Score 3, Insightful) 290

As a Belgian I've seen Test-Achats do many very good things in the name of the consumers to protect them over time. It's no surprise either that not everything that gets accepted in the US gets through in Europe. My question tho would be if the US has anything similar that actively defends the consumers? Non-governmental that is.

Comment: Re:Genius. (Score 1) 413

by Avarist (#39378869) Attached to: Campaign Urges People To Send MPAA and RIAA Copied Currency

I can get the same entertainment value from a copy of a movie or song as I can from the original.

The same thing can be said from your quote: Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.

Does that mean I now owe you because I copied your quote and I can get the same entertainment from reading it as the original?

If it doesn't apply to your quote how about a magic trick, an acrobatic move, a cooking recipes? Where do you draw the line? Well you don't, because it's all the same thing. As long as copies leave the original intact, it has no value.

Comment: Re:Genius. (Score 4, Insightful) 413

by Avarist (#39367037) Attached to: Campaign Urges People To Send MPAA and RIAA Copied Currency

That's kinda the point.

That you missed.

Now who's the moron?

I'm still missing the point, then. Is this not an attempt to make a statement that copied money is equivalent to copied files? Please explain what I've missed, since I'm so stupid and you're so smart.

It's making a statement that by the way MPAA & RIAA considers virtual copies of a film/game/song to be worth as much as the original, you might as well put the same logic to currency. Which doesn't make sense the same way that virtual copies of a film/game/song being worth as much as the original.

Comment: Re:Ugly Bags of Mostly Water (Score 1) 916

by Avarist (#39062645) Attached to: Why People Don't Live Past 114
Both sides will be crippled beyond repair, the remnants of their armies will continue to battle on ravaged planets, their hatred fueled by over four thousand years of total war. This will be a fight to the death. For each side, the only acceptable outcome will be the complete elimination of the other.

What the world *really* needs is a good Automatic Bicycle Sharpener.

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