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Comment: Well ... (Score 1) 306

... people make mistakes. Then again, mistakes make people. At any rate, Sony is no stranger to making mistakes. All the good will they create with this stunt will surely bolster their flagging bottom line, like that wonderful rootkit they devised some time back. You really can't buy incompetence like that; you have to grow it yourself.

Comment: Re:Everything else aside ... (Score 1) 564

by Rambo Tribble (#46671725) Attached to: Was Eich a Threat To Mozilla's $1B Google "Trust Fund"?

"... we've been sliding down it for 126 years and counting." I find nothing in that observation with which to disagree, but I'd apply it in a much broader context than marriage.

Please, do not misunderstand, I appreciate and value your comments, but am somewhat unconvinced that social or religious constructs really deserve to be considered "fundamental". Particularly ones with so apparently malleable a definition as marriage.

Clearly, in the context of United States case law, you make an unassailable point.

Comment: Everything else aside ... (Score 3, Insightful) 564

by Rambo Tribble (#46669519) Attached to: Was Eich a Threat To Mozilla's $1B Google "Trust Fund"?

... considering marriage a "fundamental right" would seem a slippery slope. Does an atheist have a fundamental right to be ordained a priest?

To be clear, I think Eich was scapegoated, but am of the opinion it is unfair to deny marriage to gays. I am only concerned here with what seems to me to be excessively broad definitions and the fallout that may result.

When someone says "I want a programming language in which I need only say what I wish done," give him a lollipop.

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