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Comment: Re:How much is your time worth (Score 1) 837 837

I don't see anything 'round' about your distances of 1.8288222384784 and 3.0480370641307 metres.

Um, what? An inch is defined as exactly 0.0254 m, and a foot as exactly 12 inches. So that should be 1.8288 and 3.048 meters.

It's understandable, he's just using a Pentium 60.

Comment: New Rights (Score 1) 408 408

... and depriving consumers of their fundamental right to have access to data of their own creation.

Why do we need to keep creating new rights? I thought we had a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I don't recall the founding documents mentioning healthcare, housing, or the interoperability of manufactured goods as fundamental rights.

... our duty to users everywhere to violate those bits of intellectual property at every possible opportunity until it becomes such a legal nightmare for these companies that they are forced to back down. Anything less would be uncivilized.

Another alternative is to petition your congressman/woman to change the laws to the same effect. I would imagine this to be a more civilized answer.

I know, I'm an idealist.

The Military

F-117A Stealth Fighter Retired 476 476

zonker writes "Nearly 30 years ago Lockheed Martin's elite Skunk Works team developed what would become the F-117A Nighthawk Stealth Fighter. A few of their earlier projects include the SR-71 Blackbird and U2 Dragon Lady spy planes. Today is the last for the Stealth Fighter, which is being replaced by the F-22 Raptor (another Skunk Works project)."

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