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Comment: Re:Really? (Score 1) 145

by Coren22 (#49088101) Attached to: The Burden of Intellectual Property Rights On Clean Energy Technologies

Would you prefer that Monsanto didn't try to improve the food supply? Monsanto dumped tons of money into developing something, do you believe that they shouldn't be repaid for what they did?

What incentive would any company have to develop things if they weren't guaranteed a monopoly on what they invented? If you can take a couple thousand dollars and reproduce what took them millions to develop, should you be able to sell the same product?

Comment: Re:That's (Score 1) 91

by Coren22 (#49080621) Attached to: Advice on How to Start an IT Business (Video)

Wanna know how I can tell you don't know Exchange? There was never an Exchange 2008, you either mean 2007 or 2010. Perhaps that was why the company had to hire a H1B, because they couldn't find anyone with Exchange 2008 experience.

I have 15 years in IT and could do most of what you have there. I am not an especially good programmer, but programming shouldn't be needed in systems work.

I do agree though, it is the difference between a systems administrator and a systems engineer/architect, and perhaps that is the issue, understanding that there is a difference.

Comment: Re:Why would any novice (Score 2) 57

by Coren22 (#49074945) Attached to: Flaw In Netgear Wi-Fi Routers Exposes Admin Password, WLAN Details

I just received two of their APs over the weekend. Unfortunately, one of them fried somehow and won't come on the network anymore. Any idea how I go about getting support? I suppose I could return to Amazon, but I don't feel like that would be appropriate as I do want a replacement, not just a return (as Amazon seems to assume).

The other AP works perfectly, and was immediately able to replace one of the Netgear routers I was using that never did the job correctly.

Comment: Re:"Metric" tons? (Score 1) 121

by Coren22 (#49050229) Attached to: Study: 8 Million Metric Tons of Plastic Dumped Into Oceans Annually

As far as the wrong side of the road, I would guess that a left handed person designated the driving direction in UK, Aus, Etc. I find it preferable to control steering with my left hand as it is a gross movement, and shifting with my right as it is a fine movement. I would think this is the more logical thing, therefore, the right side of the road is the correct side of the road. :)

Comment: Re:Foreign policy blunders (Score 1) 255

by Coren22 (#49028941) Attached to: Jeb Bush Publishes Thousands of Citizens' Email Addresses

Um, I do believe that it was Iraq that was claiming they had WMD, and had been witnessed gassing the Kurds. Heck, Saddam was preventing the UN inspectors access to known chemical weapon plants, while threatening to attack other people (as a smoke screen to prevent Iran from invading, but it was a credible threat). The chemical weapons were even found and disposed of, but it of course makes a good sound bite to claim they never existed.

This was hardly the wrong country, you just conveniently forget what was happening at the time. Iraq had nothing to do with 9-11, it was a declared war, and was about Saddam threatening other countries and not allowing inspections.

I assume this is the 12 year old war you meant, if you mean Afghanistan, than it is just as off base.

Comment: Re:Oops! (Score -1, Troll) 255

by Coren22 (#49028833) Attached to: Jeb Bush Publishes Thousands of Citizens' Email Addresses

If you haven't seen the comedy in Obama, you have been missing much. Hell, he blames each and every Christian from crimes committed hundreds of years ago. We are all complicit in the Inquisition and the Crusades, even though the Inquisition was about personal greed, and the Crusades were defensive in nature, not offensive. But of course these compare so well to suicide bombers and beheadings that all target innocent civilians. All religions are equal and evil after all.

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