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Comment: Re:Sad, and not black and white either (Score 1) 351

by andydread (#46703213) Attached to: Isolated Tribes Die Shortly After We Meet Them
I've seen a documentary where they contacted one of these tribes. They were living a rich life in the jungle actually and were happy and never hungry. They didn't even have clothes. they were pretty much naked. Some missionaries decided to feel sorry for them and 'help' them. They gave them clothes, sodas, junk food and other staples from civilzation and led them out of the jungle into civilization. You know what happened? They went from a rich happy life in the jungle to living in abject poverty in south america. No money, nothing. it was horrible. That is when I realized that indeginous people should be left alone. And if people want to spin it that leaving these people alone is "treating them like animals on a reserve" or whatever then so be it. Those people lived a happy life in the jungle and were well fed. When they came out of the jungle the suffered living in 3rd world slum with no food and no money and no clue how to make money. Horrible. I think the best thing to do is treat them as natural living beings that are living in their natural habitat on the brink of extinction and we should just leave them and their habitat alone. There are no fruits from our civilization that they can benifit from at this stage. They definitely can't benifit from a third world slum.

Comment: Stop extorting open source with software patents. (Score 5, Informative) 742

by andydread (#46317463) Attached to: "Microsoft Killed My Pappy"
Hey Microsoft people don't like you coming up and demanding payment for FOSS code that they wrote that you have nothing to do with.
People don't like the fact that you spoke out against software patents when you had none yet you lobby to kill a bill reforming software-patents now that you have a ton of obvious software-patents. now you are one of the biggest supporters of software-patents.
Using the BSA in a draconian manner. See Ernie Ball.
Calling the hard work of people who write open source software a "cancer"
Corruption of standards committees in order to push a standard that not even you microsoft can honor
Constant lying and spreading FUD and misinformation in the marketplace.
Funding and aranging for additional funding for the SCO attack on Linux
Funding a book spreading lies that Linux was stolen from Minix
There is many many many more reasons.

Comment: Lamar Smith and the EPA (Score 4, Informative) 113

by andydread (#46216625) Attached to: Oil Companies Secretly Got Paid Twice For Cleaning Up Toxic Fuel Leaks

And now folks you see why Lamar Smith wants to hobble the EPA.

Meanwhile in North Carolina you have 30 year Duke Energy vetran Governor Pat McCrory who has been using the power of the govt in NC to sheild Duke Energy from lawsuits as a result of massive pollution. Spilling things like arsenic, lead, mercury and other things into NC waterways. In every single lawsuit the McCrory administration intervened and shut the lawsuits down. Now you have the lastest massive spill

Comment: Re:back that train up (Score 1) 526

by andydread (#46204361) Attached to: Customer: Dell Denies Speaker Repair Under Warranty, Blames VLC
Sony? *cough*. Their support is by far worse than Dell in my experience. They are a build it and forget it manufacturer. Now it may well be that this issue may not have happend on Sony engineered hardware but if you do have issues then you will usually have better luck getting a bus to fly rather than getting any help from them.

Comment: Re: "Not Reproduclibe" (Score 1, Informative) 618

What you are linking to is a partisan political press release from oil industry frontman Lamar Smith of SOPA/PIPA fame. Remember him? Yep he's the sponsor of SOPA/PIPA and big hollywood has him in their pocket too. He has been against the clean air act and have been trying to shutdown the EPA for a while now. I cannot take his words as gospel so is he lying? maybe. who knows. He's a politician in the pocket of big oil and big media/hollywood. Take a look at his top industry donors Says a whole lot.

Comment: Re: ouch! (Score 4, Informative) 172

by andydread (#46108447) Attached to: Google Sells Motorola Mobility To Lenovo For $2.91 Billion
Well Microsoft:

1) did say in their internal documents that they intend to use software-patents as a way to "add a cost" to open source software especially Linux and anything based on Linux.

2) Microsoft funds, and arranges for funding through Baystar Capital and RBC Canada for SCO's failed legal assault on Linux.

2) Microsoft signs "Linux Patent License" deal with Novell and Xandros. Claiming it's all in the name of "interoperability"

3) Later Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer claims (without proof) that Linux violates 235 Microsoft software-patents.

4) Microsoft begins extracting a "Linux License" tax from device vendors such as Nas Maker Buffalo and some printer manufacurers and other device manufacturers.

5) Android comes on the scene. Microsoft widens their "Linux License" program to include Android. However they still collect on a "Linux License" for servers from Amdocs and Amazon among many others.

Microsoft is basically implementing what they always planned to do. Use trivial and obvious software-patents to destroy FOSS in the marketplace. The patent welfare is just a beneficial side-effect and i'm sure it helped to pad their most recent record earnings.

Comment: Re:This is like banning it from black people and J (Score 1) 306

by andydread (#46102933) Attached to: US Forces Coursera To Ban Students From Cuba, Iran, Sudan, and Syria

Why not ban it from Americans too because the US seems to think that every American could be a domestic terrorist -- especially those darned Tea Party and Libertarians.

I'll quote the GP that i was responding to before you decided to interject with your snide comment. You can split hairs about "terrorist watch list" or being labled "terrorists" or whether being designated "terrorists" means you are on a watch list all you want, the fact remains that the GP referred to TP and Libertarians being designated terrorist by the US. I think everything i've posted bolsters my arguement that it was the Occupy movement that was and not the TP and Libertarians

"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