You prove by your own words that your are an ill informed, uneducated, arrogant idiot. You do not understand the relationship of the Federal Government and State Governments. If you are in the United States of America you will probably vote even if you are not a citizen or otherwise not eligible to vote. And I can predict that the candidtate will be a Socialist.
The New York Times used to be a good newspaper. It is now a bastion of leftwing nut cases and massively Anti-American pseudo-jounalist. I don't think I would believe what they write even if I saw it happen myself. They would politicize it and blame it on anyone right of the far-far left wing.
There is insufficient evidence to point to changes in the climate being anthropogenic versus just a natural cycle (which could be imposed on other natural cycles). I know most of you lefties, communist, greenie, mindless posters which respect to this issue have the problem solved. I think you believe we should wipe out 90% of the human race and live like we did 10,000 years ago. That would be good for you because they would take away your fricking computers and internet; then you would have to work for a living.
I am fine if you don't wear your seat belt and maybe the law shouldn't be that way. But please don't ask to have your injuries caused by not wearing it covered. The auto insurance company I am with does just that. If you don't wear a seat belt then they pay a small percentage of the medical and don't cover anything that is obviously a result of not wearing the seat belt (like being ejected from the vehicle and bouncing down the road). It is a business proposition between my insurance company and myself. To keep my rates lower, I wear a seat belt. And if the law should state something, it should be that insurance companies and individuals are not liable for injuries incurred because a seat belt is not worn.
Your ECU example is not an example of a software patent but an example of a system patent that employes software. The use of software in a control system is so old that it is probably not patentable on its own. Forty years ago software was used in control systems but it was not practical to implement it for the standard automobile. I would bet that there were test engines run by mini-computers of the time.
There are many examples that show what are bad software patents. The recent Redhat/Novell case which invalidated iPi's patents show some of the absurdity of software patents. HPs recent patent on number order that is a mathematical process that has been done for nearly a century, why is it patentable when done in software and not on a yellow pad of paper? There have even been a case or two of patents for software methods that have been taught for decades.
And you appear to be a troll. He i a VP for Microsoft and not just an employee. VPs set the direction of a company. Therefore what he says is the direction of Microsoft.
You are out of your bloody mind. You know nothing of the United States of America except what those who hate the USA have filled your head with. As some one said what you apparently want is an Anarchy where you are not constrained nor responsible. The fact is that all Anarchies eventually become Totalitarian Dictatorships because people desire some degree of order.
BTW, while John Lennon was an okay musician; he was a political and social IDIOT.
ABC/CBS/NBC/AP/etc.,etc. traffic in lies, propaganda and demagoguery much worse than Fox News. As a matter of fact the mainstream media (or lamestream media as it should rightly be called) are just mouth pieces for the Liberals. They make up things such as the CBS Bush documents which were made with MS Word. They report false hoods and call them truth. They report only half of the facts and then turn the article into an editorial for their blatantly pro-Leftist views. Oh, and they think they are smarter than the majority of idiots that post to
So for all of you truthers, Socialist, and others who inhabit
Yeah and the whole world should be just like him!
You made an excellent example of why the second sample is better. The first is nearly impossible to read.
As one poster to this comment noted, if it isn't copyrighted in your jurisdiction then singing "Happy Birthday" is fine. In much of the English speaking world it has gone out of copyright. Only in the US where its copyright was forced by a court against evidence to the contrary (there are strong indications that the tune and lyrics existed independently and as a song long before the copyright was granted)and essentially extended indefinitly is it against copyright law if done for money.
You are wrong on loaning or giving a book to a friend. Once you purchase a book you are free to do with it as you please other than copying it. You can loan it; you can give it away; you can sell it. All of that is legal.
In some of your statements you try to turn copyright into patent. Not so!
You are spreading FUD on copyright. Are you astroturfing?
Love the shill, hate the behavior.