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Comment Re:What happens when the machine dies? (Score 1) 464 464

"No right to resell and no right to continue using it after hardware problems or major upgrades, etc. means that buying a copy represents a significant risk to the consumer."

So? What other option do you have than to take that risk?

Comment Re:Racism is a cause, (Score 1) 474 474

Statistics can be a basis for prejudice. If you judge every person of a particular group based on statistics that apply to the group as a whole, that's prejudice.
"You're black; here's an ad for a bail bondsman because you'll probably need one" is an example of that.
You're right that statistics in themselves are not racist. The misapplication of statistics can be racist.

Real programmers don't bring brown-bag lunches. If the vending machine doesn't sell it, they don't eat it. Vending machines don't sell quiche.