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Comment Cry Havoc and let slip the dogs of war, (Score 1) 965

... or pile up the walls with our English dead,
In peace there is nothing that so becomes a man as modest stillness and humility,
but when the blast of war blows in our ear,
imitate the action of the tiger,
Stiffen the sinews,
Summon up the blood!

I love Shakespeare. (Admittedly the above quote is from memory and open to correction)

Submission Bill Gates on DRM: "Buy a CD and Rip it" i

cyclomedia writes: "One blogger who recently visited MS (including many others, all of whom had mac laptops) for a Q&A session with Bill Gates quotes his apparent stance on DRM. Gate's apparently agreed that DRM "causes too much pain for legitmate buyers" and suggested that "People should just buy a cd and rip it.".

Gates has previously gone on record stating that the presence of DRM in windows is actually out of consumer interest, saying that "if there's content that can only be there if it's rights protected, we want to be able to have that content available to you.". Which is a variation on the please-don't-shoot-the-messenger theme."

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