Stopped reading at "son".
Stopped reading at "son".
Yes that works because those directly involve real people on real locations with real organizing doing real work
So yesterday, when I saw many people hard at work in my city filming Continuum they weren't real people on real locations with real organizing doing real work?
Fascinating. What exactly were all those crew members doing?
No, it undermines the economic system of creation.
I agree 100%, but the Slashdot groupthink seems to be that the era of an 'economic system of creation' is over. Opinion seems to be that all content should be made free by creators ('content is just bytes and wants to be free.')
Exception seems to be paid admissions to live performances (music / theatre) as that appears to still be acceptable - Not sure how that works for people like my author-brother, though.
Do YOU follow Jesus' teachings, oh perfect one? Jackass.
Where I can, yeah. But I'm not perfect.
Gates is an evil sociopath.
If 'evil sociopaths' have the eradication of malaria, the delivery of clean drinking water and readily available birth control to all as objectives, I say bring 'em on.
Certainly a bigger impact than all these so-called "Christians" blathering away on TV while doing nothing to follow Jesus's preachings.
Incorrect. Original Design Manufacturers *design* and *patent* what they've designed. Apple designs and patents their own equipment.
They do outsource the manufacturing to companies like Quanta, Keytronic, and Foxconn, but that doesn't mean they wear the pants in the relationship, and they would be beholden to Apple to determine who they could or could not ship or sell units to. Purchasing from Apple is essentially a direct purchase without a third party.
The difference is choice.
The Windows 8 ARM devices need to cease to exist now
The main advantage at this point to the Win8 ARM platforms is the epic battery life compared to their x86 counterparts. Atom is pretty good, but still not as good.
What? I believe you've always been able to order directly from Apple. No middle-man required.
Imagine if you wanted an Apple computer you had to buy it through Best Buy or Radio Shack, and dealing with their personnel. The companies that do business this way are maddening. Elsewhere, companies like Cisco choose not to sell directly to buyers, making them go through a partner or reseller. This may have been an acceptable model years ago, but these days it's tedious and I think people expect more; they don't want to deal with a third party whose interests are not wholly aligned with their own. At least when you're talking about tech vendors, you can opt to deal with someone else who does business differently. Government enforcement of a given model is quite wrong-headed and needs to be stopped. It smacks of protectionism to me.
so please stop the whining about how it's not totally perfect
You must be new here.
This is Slashdot, where perfect is the enemy of good, and the edge use-case wins, EVERY time.
There a topic that isn't about America? Well can't have that! Spin it to be about America! Redirect all topics to be on America, particularly whining about America!
Yep, welcome to Slashdot. You could have an article about the most hellish police state on earth, where visiting a site like Reddit could have your grandmother tortured to death and the second comment post (after the GNAA and frosty piss comments) will be "YEAH, but the USA is WAY WORSE."
Usually these posts are by basement-dwellers who have no concept what living in a police state or under a totalitarian regime actually means.
Could the USA do better? Yes. Dramatically better, but there are many places on this blue marble that are MUCH, MUCH worse.
No, "assault rifles" are not perfectly legal...
Bzzzzzt. Wrong.... The only rifles that are restricted to own are automatic rifles. ie: machine guns.
Bzzzzzt. Wrong. An actual "assault rifle" is a select-file (i.e., can be set for auto or semi-automatic operation) rifle of intermediate power. They are automatic weapons, and as such heavily restricted.
"Assault rifle" is not to be confused with "assault weapon", which is the sort of "ugly gun" you're speaking of. The term "assault weapon" seems to have been a deliberate coinage by a prohibitionist to confuse scary-looking semi-automatic rifles with actual military select-file assault rifles.
"Assault rifle" is a meaningful term. "Assault weapon" is not.
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