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Comment: Re:It's all about short term, narrow minded thinki (Score 2) 270

by PRMan (#49131479) Attached to: It's Official: NSA Spying Is Hurting the US Tech Economy

Anyone that WOULD stand up to this must have a strong core belief system that won't be swayed by earthly gains (a fundamentalist Christian, for example, or a strong environmentalist/humanitarian). But such a person would never be voted for by the public, because their strong beilefs would instantly disqualify them to voters of the other party. People with strong convictions will absolutely lose a presidential election.

Comment: Re:Companies ask for it (Score 1) 186

by PRMan (#49131355) Attached to: Jury Tells Apple To Pay $532.9 Million In Patent Suit
I don't know a single developer personally who is in favor of software patents. Copyright, yes, but patents, no. In fact, at a previous company the lawyers came to us and offered us $2500 bonuses for any software we submitted which ended up with a patent. Not a single developer submitted one, because they go against our core beliefs so strongly.

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