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Comment Re:Fixes wrong problem (Score 1) 117 117

I can't speak for the Americas, but in Ireland, the UK and China the general practise is not to bother bringing the parcels out, but instead to just bring the (lying) notes and leave those in the box/doorframe if there is no answer. Or more often, without even knocking.

Comment Re:Two words: (Score 1) 215 215

>> if a UPS van drove across your property while delivering packages to other people's houses, you'd shoot it too.

No. No I would not, and neither would any other sane person.
If you weren't actually "amusingly" exaggerating or parodying someone/something there then you need psychological help, and should not be trusted with any weapon more potent than a rubber spoon.

Comment Re:except..... (Score 2) 393 393

That would be a clear and definite restriction on the right to resell (Specifically, the deliberate crippling of products to disrupt the standard commercial rights of the purchasers) which would near certainly be a case rapidly lost by the crippling companies in the EU.

American courts, somewhat trickier to call. Precedent, law and logic all say this is unacceptable behaviour, but it's unacceptable behaviour by a rich corporation, so...

Those who claim the dead never return to life haven't ever been around here at quitting time.