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Comment: Re:The Pirate Bay (Score 1) 302

by Richy_T (#48625459) Attached to: The Pirate Bay Responds To Raid

Sure. But that's orthogonal to my point. Even if copyright infringement were theft, that's not what Pirate Bay are doing. It's like how a fence would be charged with dealing in stolen goods, not the stealing itself. (Though still not a good analogy as the copyrighted material never passes through Pirate Bay's hands).

If you start with incorrect precepts, you'll make invalid arguments.

Comment: Re:And this is why there's traffic... (Score 1) 594

by Richy_T (#48625401) Attached to: Waze Causing Anger Among LA Residents

I started out on a moped. It has the advantage that most of the time, particularly when it's a little busy, it can at least keep up with traffic.

As to bicycling, I grew up where traffic was used to and understood cycle traffic (and a cycling proficiency test was available at school (and required before you were allowed to cycle in). I wouldn't want to cycle as part of a commute where I am currently living though.

Comment: Re:Why is it there? (Score 1) 174

by Richy_T (#48620055) Attached to: Researchers Accidentally Discover How To Turn Off Skin Aging Gene

Perhaps the advantage this enzyme gives is by wrinkly skin being an indicator of age. For women, it might signal that a woman is past her best breeding years and the male should invest his resources elsewhere (that would be more of a tribal advantage). And for men (though this is a stretch), it might indicate that the man has survived longer (having good genes) and maybe has more resources, meaning he can better support his offspring.

Loads of flaws there, I'm sure :)

Comment: Re: Short sighted (Score 1) 229

by Richy_T (#48601537) Attached to: Forbes Blasts Latests Windows 7 Patch as Malware

There is also a registry setting you can make which means the option in the start menu is set at whatever it was last time. Thus, if it was "shutdown" last time, it will be "shutdown" this time, even if there are updates pending.

Can't find that one but there are other options too. Here's one:

Comment: Re:Can you say... (Score 1) 263

by Richy_T (#48594663) Attached to: Judge Rules Drug Maker Cannot Halt Sales of Alzheimer's Medicine

So all the drug companies will do is spin off small sub-companies that own the rights to the drugs in question then defund and de-personnel them.

And make sure to "campaign contribute" to the right politicians to ensure this remains legal.

The correct response is to pass laws that removes patent protection on these drugs and allow generics to enter the market. Probably at a tiny fraction of the price of the original drug also. If the new drug really is that much better than the old one, it will succeed in any case.

Mediocrity finds safety in standardization. -- Frederick Crane