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Comment: Re:Duh (Score 2) 310

by Oligonicella (#49786221) Attached to: Adblock Plus Victorious Again In Court

Problem with that argument is the site's code is shipped pristine to your browser which is on your machine. Once inside your domain, you are free to make footnotes, comment out, etc. Then the browser interprets what *you've* done. No infringement involved.

You can do exactly the same thing with a book or movie you have acquired legally. You just can't redistribute, which the browser does not.

Taken to it's logical conclusion, their view would prohibit you from using ctrl-scroll to enlarge the text for viewing, as that isn't the font size they specified.

Comment: Re:Out of curiosity (Score 1) 310

by Oligonicella (#49785625) Attached to: Adblock Plus Victorious Again In Court

I agree with a lot of what you said, but these two are pretty lame:

Who do you think puts the work in?

Did no one teach you about volunteerism? Sharing? Community? Donation? Betterment of humanity?

The context is business. None of your counter examples were.

Do you get paid for doing YOUR job?

Out of university, 2 1/2 years of unpaid internships. Nuff said.

You either considered those internships worthwhile for that foot in the door (making them a transaction not altruistic) or you were an idiot to work for free for 2.5 years. Pray tell, which?

Comment: Re:females operate on emotion, not logic (Score 1) 441

That initiated is physical as well as mental. Please link to those studies instead of a promotional site. When the woman can hit her boyfriend/husband and he calls the police and *HE* is arrested for domestic violence even when witness support the events, all the stats are suspect.
Don't be a useful tool.

Comment: Re:Speaking as a former yearbook adviser (Score 4, Insightful) 379

Get national recognition for his work

In one sense (although they will ultimately lose to their own bosses) they have done him a huge favor and his work is now a national discussion and is being seen by someone who will snap this kid up. I wish him the best, he's a great talent.

Comment: Re:Careful betting on future technology (Score 2) 302

Oh hell, that happens with keyboards too. I've posted before that while working on a time crunch problem, the manager of my manager was hanging around and keeping his nose in her business. She was trying to type up a synopsis of the current status to email to *his* boss and he was continually asking her questions and pressuring her to hurry the solution up. Fortunately for her I was standing there to answer questions for her memo because in the middle of a sentence she wrote "fuck you". I leaned way over to block his vision and pointed saying "I think you have a typo there ."

Every program is a part of some other program, and rarely fits.