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Comment: Re:Finally! (Score 1) 214

by RamenJunkie (#39538661) Attached to: The Phantoms of Google+
Yes, it's good to know that after I went to the trouble of deleting my G+ profile because it's a barren wasteland, Google will just go to the trouble of making me a new one. THANKS GOOGLE. Any I still question why I've been slowly migrating everything off of their services after years of Fanboying over them.

Comment: Re:Pay attention to the professor? (Score 1) 134

by RamenJunkie (#38903181) Attached to: Estonian Tech University Bans Notebooks and Smartphones
Yeah, some professors are just dry. There were like 8 people in my third year Physics class and at any given time, half them were asleep, incuding myself. It was. interesting material but the professor combines with the time of day just made it impossible to stay awake.

Comment: Re:So just like the old Sears crap? (Score 1) 532

by RamenJunkie (#38878249) Attached to: Retail Chains To Strike Back Against Online Vendors
Yes, this to a very large degree. The word is all over the idea that everyne has to work 40 hours a week for 40 years of their life. Can't just get something for nothing. The reality is, we are screaming headlong into an automated economy. There really is very little that we can't have done by robots. The jobs that require human intervention? Hell, everyone works some kind of job from say, age 20 to 30, maybe 30 hours a week. The real issue that comes up is that we have been bread for years to be consumers and it makes us greedy. A society where you get what you need and some of what you want with today's populace would be a train wreck of hoarding and excess "because I can" mentality. It really only works if the mass opinion is "because I need it to live" couple with "this is nice but I don't need all of it. Our current system is unsaistainable as the rest of the world approaches first world.

Comment: Re:Wow... (Score 1) 343

by RamenJunkie (#38857805) Attached to: Pirate Bay To Offer Physical Item Downloads
I don't know that we need to abolish copyright completely, but we need to overhaul and dump all of this crap around "other owners" and copyrights which last forever. copyrights should last, maybe 20 years max. they should be either non transferable, so the original creator is the only one who can manage it, or it needs to be set up so you can sell the "rights" but the original creator always retains rights that trump any subsidiary rights holder. This would solve the problem in music of artists who get screwed by their labels. They can just take their creations and take it elsewhere, for example. copyright should also never ever extend beyond the life of the creator. None of this selling to some corporate entity which holds it indefinitely long after the original beneficiary has died. This includes children of the creator. Not to discount a person's want to help their kids, but maybe their kids need to find their own way.

The greatest productive force is human selfishness. -- Robert Heinlein