Hopefully everyone with access to an email account has been given the warning about giving money to people making wild claims.. but if not, tell your mother.
It doesn't cost anything to ignore toothless threats.
It's blatant trademark infringement.. why do you think Notch is adding all the RPG adventure elements to the game before calling it "Scrolls". The only people who can't see this are the same idiots who think he's a good programmer.
People keep using this word.. I'm pretty sure it doesn't mean what they think it means.
You can petition your government for grievances.. you can take your grievances with Woolworths and shove 'em where the sun don't shine. Ya know, we tried to give you a word that means what you want.. "boycott", but that actually requires you to go without and that's not what you want is it? You just want to whine and throw tantrums when you don't get your way.
See the previous Slashdot story. GRAIL is an example of a program that should be rewarded while JWST is an example of program that should be cancelled. But in the bazarro world of NASA, programs that come in under budget on development get cut in operations to pay for the programs that are struggling in development. From each according to their ability, to each according to their need.
Other services which are also free? Anyone who allows you free access to a service has the right to remove that access at any time, or change the terms, or *gasp* start charging you money. If you don't like it, you don't have to continue using the service. A "bait and switch" requires that you *actually part with some money* first, otherwise you have no standing.
Only if they start their business in the US.
And who'd be stupid enough to do that?
There's nothing hamfisted about it.. people just don't understand that they have no right to demand Google make their products the way *they* want them to be. You don't pay them.. they don't owe you shit. If you don't like their free service then don't fucking use it.
If anything, they're guilty of being too politically correct. They should be just telling the whiners to fuck off.
Sounds like someone didn't go to college.. or even live near a college.
And then what? You think you're going to seize their assets and begin the great worker revolution or something? Heard of offshoring? Watching how much faster it happens as soon as a government turns against industry.
Except she's not "protesting" anything. You have a right to peacefully assemble and petition your government for grievances. You don't have the right to invade private property, bar entrance to private property or create a public disturbance.
That only applies when there's actually people in uniform who you're fighting against.. usually in some sort of declared war.
Exactly.. it's amazing how instantly people forget everything know about language when having pointless semantic arguments.
Heard of the first sale doctrine? Hint, copyright is about copying.
I'm totally ignorant of the issues but I still have an opinion.. welcome, this is what Slashdot is for