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Furthermore, ads perpetuate the idea that life's purpose is to work your ass of so you can consume
If someone wants to measure their life by how many games they play, books they read, computers they've built, lives they've saved, fires they've put out, criminals they've arrested, children they've nurtured, or 'useless crap' they've purchased... there is nothing 'wrong' with any of those. Life has no purpose, life has no meaning.
Just for full disclosure I have preordered the 8.9 HD 32gb version and I would have chosen the ad supported version if it existed as the ads don't bother me. But the point stands that someone else shouldn't be forced to accept ads just because they don't bother *me*. Nor should they have to buy another device that doesn't work with their Amazon Prime membership just because they don't want ads. Give people the choice, let them choose.
In closed source software we have to take the developers word that they did their job securing it, we have absolutely no access to the source code to confirm whether or not they did. So FOSS already IS the higher standard because of the possibility of review. Whether or not it actually happens by the end user isn't really relevant.
Gaygirlie: Personally I disagree, my gay buddies have no trouble pointing out attractive women to me so I don't see why gender preference has anything to do with noticing whether or not something is attractive.
That being said, ZFS is awesome, if you're not using it, try it. It's hungry for resources but having 4 drives drop out of an array at the same time due to a faulty backplane and ZFS not giving a shit was nice.