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Comment Re:Really!? (Score 1) 583

I suspect there is actually more to this story.

Consider: 1) This is not a public school, which means that the student is there by choice. 2) There are other private schools (I know of a few on the west coast) that could actually provide a wi-fi free environment with little trouble. 3) Moving is easier than a lawsuit.

From these datum I conclude that the lawsuit has a purpose quite apart from it's stated one. My conjecture is that the child has gotten into some form of trouble, and the school was on the verge of suspending or expelling the child. This lawsuit might well be a ploy to make it effectively impossible for the school to expel the child, since any such action now could easily be construed as discrimination.

When I assume that then this whole thing makes a lot more sense.

Comment Re:Would Jobs have taken this path? (Score 2) 118

Oh no! Some moron from the internet called me an idiot! I'm doomed!

Jobs kicked Apple into shape so thoroughly his second time around that they are just running on momentum now, and will be for a few more years to come. It takes your normal large company 5 or 6 years to fail after it's driving force is removed, and Jobs left apple with no debt and a ridiculous amount of cash in the bank, so I'm predicting something like 10 years of coasting and flailing about weakly before Apple feels any pressure to do anything.

Nothing Apple has done since Job's death has done anything to turn around the company's fortune.

Comment Re:Would Jobs have taken this path? (Score 2) 118

Roots? Apple nearly went bankrupt for the few years that Jobs wasn't there. I'm sorry to tell you this, buddy, but unfocused and useless *is* Apple's roots.

Someone needs to be empowered to kick the company into shape, and unfortunately the hiring process for C level positions specifically excludes anyone with a personality capable of doing that.

Comment Re:I'm confused (Score 3, Insightful) 74

Anyone who has a 8 year old computer has probably lost the installation media for it. Many of them might be running POS systems that don't work past win95. We're not talking about office or home computers here, those have all been changed out long ago. These are mostly old computers in a back room that have been plugging away at a single task for years.

Comment Re:expand it is services? Really? (Score 1) 54

This site is community moderated. Most of the article descriptions are given a quick read-though and then left verbatim the way the submitter wrote it. Anyone who tries to teach the internet at large about the finer points of grammar is swimming up stream.

I also reject your assertion that critics should be held to a lower standard than content creators.

Comment Re:Mickey Mouse copyirght extenstions... (Score 1) 183

It would be a conflict of interest if the government made a percentage of the profit that a private or corporate entity made from a particular ruling. This would lead eventually to the gov issuing trademarks to large business for practically everything. I do not want to live in that world.

Work expands to fill the time available. -- Cyril Northcote Parkinson, "The Economist", 1955