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Comment: I agree (Score 1) 285

I am in agreement with the Lovelace test. You create on your own everyday. I think most of the folks on here are missing the point and are thinking too big "I didn't come up with the idea of a rocket ship and build it therefore I fail this test". That's not what this test is about. If you've ever so much as used a paper clip for a purpose other than holding paper together, you pass this test. It's about being able to adapt your environment to suit an application. Every human is able to do this and does it everyday in a host of situations that they don't even recognize as such.

Comment: Re:That's it (Score 1) 243

by Lightning McQueen (#46620513) Attached to: Dropbox's New Policy of Scanning Files For DMCA Issues
No, actually. The rest of us knew when we created our dropbox accounts NOT to put material there that might cause a problem. I don't put material I don't want anyone to see there - ya know like social security numbers, credit card numbers, passwords, etc - unless I've encrypted it before hand. This goes for all shared services. Anyone who believes the 'we promise we won't look at your stuff' line is naive. It may very well be corporate policy and they may try very hard to follow that, but it only takes one bad apple employee to go snooping through your stuff and commit identity theft!

Comment: Re:There's probably patents involved (Score 3, Insightful) 289

by Lightning McQueen (#45717403) Attached to: Standardized Laptop Charger Approved By IEC
The OP was referencing Apple as an example. I agree that Apple is a solid example of his argument. I disagree with you in your all encompassing statement that people buy Apple because 'looks cool'. I've not met anyone who spends their hard earned cash this way. Folks I know purchase the products because they work very well and require the least amount of maintenance from the user.

Our business in life is not to succeed but to continue to fail in high spirits. -- Robert Louis Stevenson