Because government is bad,
Because government is bad,
Yea, it would have been a bullsit patent. Could have still made millions from it though. Sadly, that's how our patent system works(?).
Breaking important news! New CPU's are faster and more efficient than old CPU's! News at... wait... this is news!?
Actually, they ARE like us and the fact that you don't give a shit that thousands of them die every day due to disease and violence says a lot more about you than it does about them.
Wow. Could that statement have been any more racist? People like you act like the person looking to exchange an honest days work to feed themselves and their families are Al Qaeda terrorists looking to kill you and your family. Get some perspective! Yes, the immigration system is broken but, they're not bad people (most of the time).
The people, not all Mexican, standing outside Home Depot, etc are just looking to make a living. If you hire them, you know what you are getting: uninsured, likely unskilled labor at cut rates. If it isn't done right... well, you knew what you were getting into. If it needs to be done right, get a licensed contractor in good standing.
Einstein couldn't get a fair hearing during his time, either. Nothing has changed. He succeeded because his theories held up when everyone tried to disprove them. That's how it's supposed to work.
Having worked in academia for some time, I'd like to call bullshit on many of your points.
Oh, there are some things you can immediately get most academics to agree on: - Republicans are evil; Dick Cheney is the embodiment of Satan*
Actually, though a minority, there are many Republicans (usually leaning more Libertarian) in academia.
- white people are to blame for most of the bad things, ever
Most people would just call you a blatant racist at this point and move on.
- more government is good
See the Libertarian comment above.
- everyone needs more education
Yes, because most people are uneducated idiots.
I don't know. That's a competition between ego and pain tolerance. By the time the pain tolerance loses the ego may have already won.
Yes, but in that case the "hacker" can kill the computer but, could not use that computer to kill you.
*moronic... dammit. I know why Slashdot doesn't have an edit feature but, I hate it also.
Shows that any OS can be made insecure by incompetent moron administrators/users or, likely in this case, PHBs.
People who really know how to troll mostly grew up and either stopped or found ways to make money doing it. We now have what's left.
How those corrupt politicians can play this game with a straight face is beyond my imagination.
Because billionaires and corporations continue to fund their campaigns and people continue to vote for them on that basis.
A sellout is a sellout... period. Just admit that you saw the large cash out and couldn't walk away. We understand, you're human after all. Most of us couldn't walk away from $68-100 million. But, don't try to blow smoke up people's asses that you kept to your original mission. If you can't sleep at night because you sold out people who were counting on you, that's your problem.
I fully agree. The problem is political and social will. We're so obsessed that everything return on their ROI in less than a year, preferably less than six months that a large scale project is considered an anathema to our current "values" (a.k.a. worshipping the almighty dollar/pound/etc.). I really wish we had the will to explore like we did in the 60's but, I don't see it anytime soon and that makes me very sad. The truth is that the advancements we made then are what created the information age and all that was made possible by the push to space and the moon but, since those advancements took a decade or more to make a lot of people mp