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Comment: Re:Streisand Effect.? (Score 1) 190 190

I'm just reiterating what we were taught in an intellectual property course as part of an internship. They have to make reasonable efforts to protect their trademark. If they got lazy in the future every single instance like this one where they did not take any action would be used against them.

Comment: Re:Streisand Effect.? (Score 1) 190 190

They have to make a reasonable effort to prevent genericide. This would fall under that, because they are using IMAX to describe a large format theater and not an IMAX. They could need cases like this in the future if someone wants to claim that IMAX willfully let their trademark become generic.

Comment: Lightbulbs! (Score 5, Insightful) 301 301

Can we please get lightbulbs banned already, or at least tax them so that the candlemaking industry is compensated? Maybe horsebreeder and wagon makers should get a cut of car sales? Since when was it the government's job to protect corporate profits? I mean, guys, at least pretend...

Comment: Another reason not to run Hillary (Score 1) 609 609

Hillary has the support of a SOME people that were relatively grown when Clinton was in office, but in general the millennials don't seem to care for her. She's so obviously a career politician and a relic at that. I can't imagine many modern women supporting her; she basically let her husband run around fucking the help. Has she accomplished anything really significant in her long political career, other than generally seeming disgruntled and confused? The millennials want some sort of champion, not more of the same old shit. That's why Obama won. We wanted something new, we didn't care what - and it looks like we still got more of the same. I imaging the hunger for some real change could even get liberal dems to vote for the absolute craziest right winger at this point - just put a [I] in front of their name.

Comment: So they want to piss on the maker community? (Score 2) 59 59

We went from these being open source tools for 'makers' to little boxes that you put coins into and they spit out DRM'd content? It even sounds like they've given up on the consumer hardware and now just want to sell files. There's about a million other startups and existing companies that could do the same thing with no clear disadvantage now that they've said "Meh..." to the printing hardware.

Comment: Re:"an emotional buffer for consumers as well." (Score 1) 278 278

Why process it to the point that it is safe for the reservoir when there are plenty of needs for grey water? Use it for irrigation and let the earth do the rest of the filtering. We're irrigating with drinkable water when we could process our waste a little and use that to supplement.

Getting the job done is no excuse for not following the rules. Corollary: Following the rules will not get the job done.

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