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Comment Re: Who cares what RMS wants? (Score 1) 551

I'm not sure I agree that it was sensible. As you point out it didn't solve anything. It seems like yet another example of RMS letting fanaticism run wild. He had the foresight to see the problem but he alienated everyone on the issue.

Finding a good open source alternative to Tivo is easy now thanks to cheap ass hardware. I suspect the same will happen with cell phones.

Comment Re:Not a good week... (Score 3, Insightful) 445

What nonsense. Someone somewhere is designing a leafblower right now and learned something that leads to cheaper access to space. Some scientist studying bug locomotion learned something that leads to cheaper access to space.

That is how progress works. Technological "breakthroughs" are always a culmination of extremely small leaps.

"Today's robots are very primitive, capable of understanding only a few simple instructions such as 'go left', 'go right', and 'build car'." --John Sladek