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Comment: Re:All nations got their start ignoring IP rights (Score 1) 145

by d34thm0nk3y (#49082945) Attached to: The Burden of Intellectual Property Rights On Clean Energy Technologies
The early United States ignored patents issued abroad once upon a time...

India is ignoring US medical patents right now!

India's Solution To Drug Costs: Ignore Patents And Control Prices - Except For Home Grown Drugs

Technically it's compulsory licensing, I think....

Comment: Re:Nobody gets to use the surprise face (Score 3, Insightful) 131

by d34thm0nk3y (#49082759) Attached to: US May Sell Armed Drones
Look at this list from the same website:

Top Military Weapons Exporters Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of military weapons (excluding artillery products) during 2013:

1.United States: $277,159,000 (83.8% of total military weapons exports)
2.India: $9,668,000 (2.9%)
3.South Korea: $6,466,000 (2.0%)
4.Colombia: $5,000,000 (1.5%)
5.Norway: $4,766,000 (1.4%)
6.Croatia: $3,291,000 (1.0%)
7.Australia: $3,265,000 (1.0%)
8.Slovakia: $3,000,000 (0.9%)
9.Thailand: $2,910,000 (0.9%)
10.Canada: $2,814,000 (0.9%)
11.Poland: $2,293,000 (0.7%)
12.Russia: $2,005,000 (0.6%)
13.Netherlands: $1,962,000 (0.6%)
14.Senegal: $1,266,000 (0.4%)
15.Malaysia: $1,100,000 (0.3%)

Pretty sure weapons is a subset of machines in your list.

Comment: Re:Not a fucking chance. (Score 4, Insightful) 369

by d34thm0nk3y (#49069419) Attached to: Two New Male Birth Control Chemicals In Advanced Stages
Because the only satisfactorily effective means of birth control are all in the hands of women, from the pill through the morning after pill to abortion

Women are also in control of the global condom supply, apparently.

How does something so completely wrong get modded so highly?

Comment: Re:Enough (Score 1) 288

Anecdotal evidence: my two girls (10 and 12) have zero interested in learning how to code because they are not interested in it, despite having both parents that do or did that for their livelihood and have an extreme interest in it.

Children not liking what their parents like? That's completely unheard of!

Comment: Re:thank god for mississippi (Score 1) 297

by d34thm0nk3y (#48993499) Attached to: Mississippi - the Nation's Leader In Vaccination Rates
OK, let me get this straight. The dumb, uneducated, poor, largely minority backwoods state of Mississippi has the highest vaccination rate in the country. Sounds good so far.

Well, they are trying to loosen Measles vaccination requirements in the middle of the two biggest Measles outbreaks in the last 50 years. That doesn't scream intelligence to me....

The longer the title, the less important the job.