...watch closely your computer. You can see that there are no elves taking the old computer and bringing a new one.
Finally, to give you a crude analogy in return - if I swing a pendulum and start measuring its position every second, I don't get a new pendulum every time...
Right. Arguably, every incoming ip frame is a new machine state, should we then patent the machine every time it processes a new ip frame? Of course not.
...why we produce more mucus when we're sick...
Snot my problem, man.
regular soap kills bacteria just fine.
No it doesn't. Soap just serves to make the surface of your skin slippery enough to shed the little buggars. If we all really felt the need to kill germs sans anti-bacterial chemicals we should be washing with bleach, but since that's not really a good idea for your skin our military-industrial complex came up with "anti-bacterials". By the way- researchers were warning us about the rise of superbugs becuase we started down this stupid path 30 years ago. I guess as usual we all refused to listen. Now we have a huge, hideous, monster of a problem looming. Good job, humanity.
How irresponsible for them to cry that their competitors are destroying the environment less than they are.
They're only human. You have people yelling at you that you're destroying the planet enough times you tend to get jaded. Also, this is a little like claiming butchers are tired of sharpening their cleavers; if I'm a middle manager that last thing I want to hear from my stable of IT monkeys is "I'm tired of finding ways to cut costs." My response would be to point out where the door is. Last thing I need is a minion refusing to do something as important as cutting costs when possible.
I think having these wiretap backdoors is a worth the tradeoff of my liberty in favor of a better and safer world.
And Thomas Jefferson continues to spin aces in his grave.