"a lot of basic research needs to be done first" == "is unlikely to happen in your lifetime"
Do you close your curtains at night? Do you like to speak to your doctor alone? Do you lock the door to your bathroom when you take a piss? Do you do things out of work that you don't discuss with your coworkers? Have you done things in the past that you'd rather stayed there?
I do. I have plenty to hide and none of it's going to cause you any harm.
Maybe you do too.
Everyone damn well should know the basics of how engines work, though.
Looking at the shows she does watch, you'd assume she doesn't finds televised fiction too stimulating.
I know right. How hard is it to say something fewer good??
it does if you're trying to indirectly identify chemicals in a glass of wine.
But without a big explanation, it doesn't look like you're attemping to point out that the actual name is a deceptive ploy to obfuscate what DRM does. It looks like you've made an embarrassing mistake.
People love writing off people who make silly mistakes as nuts.
Look at my post above - typed it on a phone, full of typos and grammar errors. If I was trying to argue something important there, anything that could be interpretted as error on my part invites ad hominem attacks which are always good for swaying the opinion of the masses.
calling it 'restrictions' is petulent and confusing. without a verbose disclaimer about what you mean and why youve corrupted the name it becomes confusing.
arguments against DRM are just as valid whilst avoiding cheap shots.
Calm down polemics aren't much use if you don't address the facts.
Seems to have strong evidence this chap new the laptop was stolen, even if he didn't steal it himself.
Laptop belongs to the insurance company now. It was insured.
"What's the ideal number of options in a
Yes. It wasn't always terminated.
"But this is a fundamental change in the data model and means touching nearly our entire code base"
Red flag. Badly designed system.
"if we treat animals in inhumane ways, we become inhumane persons. This logically extends to the treatment of robotic companions"
Non sequitur, surely.
Clearly they were so overwhelmed by their success with OpenOffice they want to replicate it with MySQL.
Most people I see on Slashdot, whether they think piracy is great, terrible or anywhere in between don't think the damage it does warrants special laws or draconian civil penalties. Reading anecdotes like this makes economic arguments for additional copyright legislation harder to swallow.
Saying piracy is theft confuses it with a completely different thing. Only good to call it that if you are looking to confuse people.
You (I guess?) live in a country where your copyright on what you create outlasts anyone alive when you publish it. Madness to think this is a good thing.