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Comment Re:It's the Ownership Stupid (Score 1) 200

> it's not hard to choose

I'll take the ebook every time. Thankfully, ebook DRM is pretty weak, so I've been able to strip it from every book I've bought.

Initially it used to bother me when a paper book cost less than an ebook, but I've pretty much let go of that now. Being able to search a book makes it more valuable and so it's worth a smallish premium to me.

Comment Re:Social mobility was killed, but not this way (Score 1) 1032

Also the sports coaches are digustingly overpaid.

How do you get around the fact that there are a small number of top coaches and a large number of places that want to hire them? Athletics departments are income generators for a lot of schools and a high profile coach can have a huge impact.

Comment Re:Tolls? (Score 1) 837

doesn't reflect if it was driven on private roads or out of state

It isn't a perfect system, that's for sure, but it's probably good enough. If it's based on odometer readings rather than GPS data, there are fewer privacy concerns.

Perhaps there should be a way to file for a refund if you drive out of state frequently and are willing to prove it with GPS data.

Comment Re:Red Hat will crush Linux competitors (Score 1) 300

it is not Linux

Of course it isn't. It runs on Linux the same way that Gnome does or Emacs does.

Android is irrelevant to the desktop, or server, market

Since Android is by far the predominant use of Linux, you might have it backwards. The desktop and server market might be irrelevant to Linux. I would argue the server market matters, but it would be very difficult to argue that the desktop market matters at all, except for things like Chrome books.

If desktop Unix is what you want, a Mac running OSX is what you should get.

If bankers can count, how come they have eight windows and only four tellers?