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Comment: Re:Shame this happened (Score 1) 136

by DriveDog (#46789603) Attached to: Plant Breeders Release 'Open Source Seeds'
Reminds me of the book Amazon revoked from Kindles because they didn't have electronic media distribution in a contract. In an even broader sense, we might need a law that says once you've paid for something and have taken possession of it, unless it's in a general class of forbidden possessions (bombs, stolen goods, embargoed items, etc.), then it can't be taken from you. Not to mention something else I think you were implying, that no one else can force you to kill a living thing (probably with exceptions like anthrax, etc.).

Comment: Re:Short news is dead, long analysis lives. (Score 1) 285

by DriveDog (#46779541) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Good Print Media Is Left?
I mostly agree, with a few exceptions. Home Power, for one. Classic Cars, Classic & Sports Car, and a few others sometimes have some practical articles that would actually be of use to a buyer or owner actually touching the mechanical parts themselves! A few rags like Hot Rod (at least used to) still have hands-on articles, though their preoccupation with cars that sucked even when they were new gets annoying (flame-bait comment: Chevelles, for example). Model RRers have several from which to choose. Still I think, like Home Power, the niche/hobby mags that are decent come from true believers. Some of them never make a profit, but that's not their primary reason for doing it.

Comment: Re:Science News, Smithsonian (Score 1) 285

by DriveDog (#46779093) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Good Print Media Is Left?
I've always liked Science News, but it's just what it says, News. I prefer the in-depth stuff from American Scientist. Sort of like the difference between the first years of PC Magazine and the first years of Byte. I wouldn't have missed John Dvorak's Inside Track, but I didn't really learn anything long-term useful from it besides an attitude (thanks John!). I occasionally still pull out a 1980 or so article from Byte to help in understanding something.

Practical people would be more practical if they would take a little more time for dreaming. -- J. P. McEvoy

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