Hey now, there's nothing wrong with wood. Especially in the mornings. Wood in the mornings is best.
Yes morning wood saves electricity, but I worry about how much CO2 is in the smoke that goes up the chimney as the wood is burned in the stove.
But if Google returns search results, done by a computer, that might (but not even necessarily) lead to infringing material, it's a national emergency.
Uh, excuse me, sir. It was $75 TRILLION. Not mere Billions. Google it: RIAA $75 TRILLION.
Oh, wait, but this is about movies rather than music. Nevermind. It's all okay then.
This may be more than the global GDP, but music is worth it. If you FEEELTHY pirates can't pay $75 trillion because there's not enough wealth on the planet, then you shouldn't listen to the music. Better yet, all music should be locked up where nobody can ever hear it again -- to protect the artists.
Um, sir, I think you have forgotten about Edlin.
See this: T-Mobile Sidekick Disaster: Danger's Servers Crashed, And They Don't Have A Backup
Not just ideas. Actual code. Remember back to MS-DOS 6.0 and Stack Electronics? You can Google it. You may not remember, and I think the Wikipedia article is too kind in omitting some details.
And this is just part of the long history of Microsoft being evil. I find it amusing when youngsters don't understand why people who've been in the computer industry for a long time don't like Microsoft. They just don't know the company's history.
Extra credit: research Internet Explorer and Spyglass. (Short story: Microsoft wakes up and smells the Internet, OMG! it's not just a 'fad' and it's not going away. Mac and Unix already have mature browsers, and third parties have browsers on Windows. Do something! Find a company making an internet browser on Windows. Enter Spyglass which makes the Spyglass browser. Spyglass wants some money. Microsoft negotiates with them to buy it for $100,000 up front, with a royalty percent of all sales. Guess how many copies of Internet Explorer that Microsoft 'sells' ? What does a royalty rate multiplied by zero work out to?)
Or look up Sendo phones. Before the ink is dry on the contract, Microsoft proceeds to start putting Sendo out of business so that Microsoft can exercise a contractual term giving Microsoft all of Sendo's intellectual propety if Sendo goes out of business.
Or Microsoft backstabbing their partner IBM?
But this is but a few examples. There are plenty more.
If the present one is the Large Hadron Collider, the next one the Very Large Hadron Collider, then the following one should be the Ultra Large Hadron Collider.
1. Large Hadron Collider
2. Very Large Hadron Collider
3. Ultra Large Hadron Collider
4. Extremely Large Hadron Collider
5. Gargantuan Large Hadron Collider
6. Mammoth Large Hadron Collider
7. Unbelievably Large Hadron Collider
8. Inconceivably Large Hadron Collider
9. Budget Busting Large Hadron Collider
After this, there won't be money left to build any more.
Each new larger collider should be constructed with it's center at the same center point as previous colliders. Thus all of the colliders form a set of concentric rings. They can be called the Nine Circles of Collision.
Newsflash: it's already that way right now.
I'm filing for a patent on a method and system for making binary decisions based on the launching of a flat round decision support device into the air and making a determination of the outcome based on which side the decision support device lands on. I will also sell these decision support devices. A basic model for $10 is made of copper and is decorated with a picture of Lincoln on one side. A more expensive $25 model has a picture of George Washington and is constructed using superior metals. This is a valuable patent from which I anticipate making a mint (no pun intended). This is NOT a lame software patent. This is a patent on genuine hardware contributing a genuine advance in the important field of executive management decision making which has major applications in the areas of business, commerce and sporting events.
"An expert in intellectual property law, Matthew Rimmer, said the draft was 'very prescriptive' and strongly reflected U.S. trade objectives and multinational corporate interests 'with little focus on the rights and interests of consumers, let alone broader community interests.'"
No surprise there. No wonder why it must be done in secret.
Protip: if you must conduct international negotiations in secret, then you're probably not representing the people of the nation you are negotiating on behalf of.
Not by using bit torrent I haven't. Yet. But once I do, the next challenge will be how to get them from my Downloads folder and into my hand.