... only in broken jurisdictions that recognize software patents.
Here's my list of potential buyers, in rough order of preference:
Crowd-funded non-profit entity
Some unheard of benign tech group
Another tech news company
Some unheard of business acquisition group
Unfortunately that same list is much less amusing when sorted on probability.
Died? Huh? That was the highpoint for commercial Linux. Commercial Linux in the 1980s was displacing other systems that had evolved in hardware monocultures because it handled the rapidly evolving workstation / server hardware. Your history is just backwards here.
Do you mean Unix? Linux 0.01 was released in 1991.
Like a light switch?
You're playing a persecution card that no longer exists, but is still happily cited when it's convenient to push feminist agendas.
XKCD is wrong.
+1 for mentioning over-compression, which should be punishable with stocks and public fruiting.
I love this guy. So, by your logic, if you can see it and it looks like a bomb, it couldn't possibly be a bomb.
What do you want, a medal for demonstrating pathological immaturity?
There was no ambiguous constellation. This was a cartoon character in a clear gesture of "fuck you", as clear as if had been written in several different languages.
There is no alternate interpretation there.
Now if you think posting devices with hostile messages around a metropolitan area is a good idea, then I have bridge you may be interested in...
And no, "because it's art" is not a reasonable explanation. Planting and detonating an actual bomb that killed a lot of people could also be called art by some sick nutter.
...which are also glass tubes.
Umm, no I'm pretty sure patent trolls are doing quite well in this era, thank you very much.
The 2007 Boston Bomb Scare was absolutely an appropriate response.
Consider what was found:
Electronic devices with lights shaped in the likeness of characters from an obscure television show that nobody born before 1990 had ever heard of, posed in a gesture that is universally understood to convey "fuck you".
What right-minded officer of the law would not regard that as hostile?
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Straw Man of the year!