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Comment: Patents and Copyrights are obsolete. (Score 5, Insightful) 131

They have no place in the modern world, if they ever had a place at all. Creating art is a privilege and invention is the nature of intelligence, they will happen just fine without greed as the motivation. Down with unfettered capitalism, live like rational humans instead of psychopaths.

Comment: Re:Performance/Price: AMD always wins. (Score 1) 345

by ReekRend (#47043419) Attached to: AMD Preparing To Give Intel a Run For Its Money
Concerning power consumption, technically probably not, but I suppose I'm referring to home users. Even if you work out all the math for difference in electricity costs, it's not going to make a difference unless you're putting heavy loads on your computer every single day (busy servers, your whole life is gaming, etc). Realistically for home users the difference would only be a few $ per year. Of course it's obvious for data centers that they will save money by paying more for power saving CPU's. For home users the computer is idle most of the time anyway. Reference for cost/CPU wattage: http://www.tomshardware.com/fo... http://www.bit-tech.net/blog/2...

Comment: To be fair to the marks... (Score 0) 642

...the liberal [comedy] media (talk shows, as well as pure entertainment like Ali G) tricks people into appearing in things all the time, so apparently it's not that hard. I don't personally blame people for being too trusting, it just reflects how honest they are themselves.

+ - Romanian Man Kills Himself & Four-Year-Old Son Because of Ransomware Porn Th->

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ReekRend (843787) writes "Apparently the man had previously looked at porn online and thought the threat was real. "The report claims a suicide note left to his wife explained that the reason for taking his own life was: 'I received a warning [on my computer] that said I have to pay 70.000 lei [£13,000] or go to prison for 11 years. I don't think it's normal what I've done...I apologise to all of you...I don't want Nicusor to suffer because of me...I can't stand going to prison. I can't.' ""
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Comment: My ex went to jail for my expired city sticker. (Score 2) 467

She took my car to get groceries one day and got a ticket in the parking lot, mistakenly thought it was dismissed, she moved and never received any summons or notices that her license was revoked, went to drive on a military base late at night 6 months later to visit a friend, they ran her license and charged her with like 4 crimes for trying to enter a military based with a suspended license (2003, they treated her like a terrorist, she spent all night locked up with the MP's), it went to court, no mercy, jail.

Comment: Uh, who is this person and why should I care? (Score 1) 207

As far as I can tell this is just someone's blog, with a self-inflated resume. When I got to the part about repressive regimes executing "their Snowdens" with no publicity, I became certain that he's not very smart, since Snowden fled the U.S. before publishing (and we're all pretty sure he would have met with an accident if he had stayed here). This guy is very wordy to try and sound like he has important things to say, but if you read between the lines he doesn't. Every couple of paragraphs I'd stop and think "what did I just read... oh, nothing."

The confusion of a staff member is measured by the length of his memos. -- New York Times, Jan. 20, 1981

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