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The person who had the idea? You can have hundreds working on a project but ideas aren't thought of by hundreds of people, they are thought of by one.
The original term was 14 years, are you saying that in a time where the market is insanely bigger, the cost of creation is insanely smaller, and worldwide distribution is almost free you believe you should have a longer license to control your creation? That's insane.
You do point out one of the problems though, that copyright has become a trade-able commodity. If you are a creator, then copyright should always be held by you, for your life, but shouldn't be able to be passed on or sold off in my view.
Another problem is who really creates? You are releasing a trilogy of novels. Without having read them, what have you created? A new language? A new technology? A relationship that hasn't already been written about before? There are roughly 129,000,000 books in existence. What have you created that someone hasn't before?
Anonymous should just email this idea to the Obama admin.
The proportionate response to North Korea hacking Sony Pictures (Assuming it is an American based company) is not to put them on the terrorist sponser list as no-one has been terrorised. The proportionate response is to release the movie.
I tell ya, living in New Zealand is a little like living in Night Vale at the moment.
This should have been sorted out before Russia invaded Crimea. It should have been sorted after Russia invaded Crimea. If it isn't sorted out now by a shitload of countries not only saying you have to leave Ukraine and Crimea but that we are moving our troops in and if you escalate this any more we are not going to talk, we are going to nuke you and hope for the best.
Look, I'm a pacifist, but If the West is going to play the nuclear warfare game then it has to play it all the way till the end.
Sorry folks, we started this. Either we finish it quickly or take the chance on it being finished forever. Call an emergency U.N. meeting, throw Russia out of the U.N. and then tell them to back down or frount up.
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Unfortunately, this would accentuate one of the flaws in the democratic system. More people will move to the cities for the work and will be on mains power whereas the rural areas will be cut from the mains. That's one group with the food and one with the vote...not good.
Not knowing the law is no excuse for breaking it.
And neither do you. There are mutations, but they are not garanteed towards survival. They are just mutations. There is also no law that states a good mutation (eg; allows survival) in the short term will be a good mutation in the long term. Take intelligence. It may have allowed us to explode in population but it also means that a small group of people can wipe us off the face of the Earth.
If it looks terrible then change it. All I usually do is change everything over to oxygen, but thats just the way I like it......IMO it wasn't really usable until about 4.6 or so but that was a problem the distros/me caused by using a desktop that wasn't ready for what we wanted to use it for. It was my choice to install it. I could have just stuck with KDE 3. If I want to go back I still can in fact.
Try using a media player like SMPlayer for your copying to
Unsure about the kde.org comment. If I want to look at other desktops I go menu/Configure_Desktop/Workspace_Appearance/Desktop_Theme and then click on Get_New_Themes.
As for usability. I use it every day and I am not a linux guru.