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Comment: Re:Lies (Score 1) 544

by Type44Q (#46652233) Attached to: 60 Minutes Dubbed Engines Noise Over Tesla Model S

Every professional editor in the world would add engine noise to a shot of an operating automobile. It's one of those things that you do without even thinking about

Kind of like the way the halfwits always seem to insist on adding the tire screech of locked-up wheels to footage of cars with ABS? Fuck those morons.

Comment: Re:Suing customers instead of manufacturers? (Score 3, Interesting) 130

by Type44Q (#46652141) Attached to: Details You're Not Supposed To See From Boston U's Patent Settlements

Patent law says: Whoever without authority makes, uses, offers to sell, or sells any patented invention within the United States, or imports into the United States any patented invention during the term the patent therefor, infringes the patent. You know how long that statement has been in patent law? Since Thomas Jefferson wrote it.

"Accordingly, it is a fact, as far as I am informed, that England was, until we copied her, the only country on earth which ever, by a general law, gave a legal right to the exclusive use of an idea. In some other countries it is sometimes done, in a great case, and by a special and personal act, but, generally speaking, other nations have thought that these monopolies produce more embarrassment than advantage to society; and it may be observed that the nations which refuse monopolies of invention, are as fruitful as England in new and useful devices." - Thomas Jefferson

Comment: Re: Futile gesture (Score 2) 145

by Type44Q (#46610477) Attached to: GCHQ and NSA Targeted World Leaders, Private German Companies
Are you sure about that? It's quite clear from the historical record that that's exactly what "we" wanted then (the Axis were extremely reluctant to drag the "sleeping giant" into the war, at least until we forced their hand in Indonesia) and it's well understood that Washington had advance knowledge of the impending attack at Pearl and didn't warn the Fleet...

Do you really think things have changed so much that T.P.T.B. would be able to resist another opportunity to manipulate our nationalistic sensibilities so effectively? Me thinks not. ;)

Comment: Conservative?? (Score 4, Informative) 138

to start a conservative talk radio show

It amazes me how, in this day and age, a demonstrably-fascist douchebag like this asshole can disguise his obvious big-government, Hamiltonian (i.e. classic textbook "liberal") nature by calling himself "conservative." Then again, considering how dumbed-down and ignorant the populace has become, I guess it should come as no surprise that the electorate (particularly the senile, white-haired contingent) has absolutely no idea what "conservative" is supposed to mean. Hint: it's correct usage (at least in America English; it has an altogether different meaning in the UK/Europe) implies that one is in favor of Jeffersonian ideals, which run completely counter to Alexander Hamilton's Federalist (i.e. "liberal") beliefs...

"If you want to eat hippopatomus, you've got to pay the freight." -- attributed to an IBM guy, about why IBM software uses so much memory