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Comment: Re:Wait a second... (Score 1) 215

by Zontar The Mindless (#48900807) Attached to: Doomsday Clock Moved Two Minutes Forward, To 23:57

They're allowed to have an opinion, too, and they are scientists, after all, which means we might actually want at least to consider what they have to say. We're free to disagree with them, but we really should have some good reasons for that.

Those who aspire to become nuclear physics do not study a "nuclear scientific method"; they learn how to apply the scientific method to the field of nuclear physics. Folks who want to become climate scientists do not study a "climate-scientific method"; they learn how to apply the scientific method to the field of climate science.

Do you see where I'm going with this? Would I pay attention to a similar group of medical doctors, or chemists? Sure, why not?

Comment: Re:Why oh Why (Score 1) 105

They can sell it, but they can't sell it out from under you.

Who can't sell what out from under me? Sole copyright owners can sell their code at any time out from under anyone. It's their legal right.

You cannot change the license after the fact.

You can take your GPL project closed, but anyone who obtained your code under GPL license prior to that can continue to use, modify, and redistribute that code under terms of said license.

Comment: Re: In after somebody says don't run Windows. (Score 3, Insightful) 467

That's a cute but transparent attempt to sidestep the issue.

Apple says if I buy a computer from them, they'll place arbitrary restrictions on what I can do with it. This means that it might not do things that I tell it to do. This also means that it might do other arbitrary things that I don't tell it to do, or even that I tell it not to do.

You might consider these acceptable terms for the use of your general-purpose computer. I do not consider them such for mine.

Whom the gods would destroy, they first teach BASIC.

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