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Comment Re:Yeah, 12 years since the hucksters came (Score 0) 174

Hi, drinky. Still being an idiot after all these years. Yes, you can find a very small number of instances of "open source", but it wasn't widely used (as it is now), it didn't have an explicit definition (as it does now), and it didn't have a cadre of people dedicated to promoting it (as it does now; points at yours truly).

The fact that you hate Open Source; that you hate the OSI; cannot change the fact that we created Open Source as it is used now.

In short, STFU, stupid.

Comment Re:Let me get this straight... (Score 0) 551

The housing market is greatly hampered by various levels of government. Look at Fannie Mae / Freddie Mac. Look at building codes. Look at zoning regulations.

In the US, pretty much nobody goes without food unless they have mental problems, in which case their problem is mental, not foodal.

Comment There are no free markets (Score 4, Insightful) 551

There are no free markets. There are only markets controlled by governments and markets controlled by customers. The markets controlled by customers work out pretty well for customers. The markets controlled by governments work out pretty well for governments and the politicians that run them and the lobbyists who fund them and the corporations who make money because the politicians control the markets in their favor.

My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income. -- Errol Flynn Any man who has $10,000 left when he dies is a failure. -- Errol Flynn

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