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Comment: Re:Well then ... (Score 1) 561

by kperson (#42429549) Attached to: Why Linux On Microsoft Surface Is a Tough Challenge

If it's a gratuitous addition specifically to prevent you from doing something that you otherwise could, then they have. For example, if you buy a book and find out the pages have been glued together, that's unreasonable. If you buy a computer and you find out it could run third party software, but the loading system has been disabled, that's unreasonable.

[Emphasis mine.] What's this "you find out" BS? You knew the pages were glued together ahead of time (in a valid analogy) -- if you bought it anyway, you had better not complain. And if you DIDN'T buy it for any reason, including the glued pages, that's called freedom of choice. Stop crying.

Comment: Re:Cue the Slashdot negativity in 3, 2, 1... (Score 1) 617

by kperson (#31717078) Attached to: iPad Launches, FCC Teardown Leaked

Yeah, because a company that got and maintained its riches only because of its half-baked operating system and word processor is so much like a company that goes out on a limb (over and over again) to invent a new category of consumer device. And then the commentators are somehow surprised when that pays off.

Which one is which again?

The number of UNIX installations has grown to 10, with more expected. -- The Unix Programmer's Manual, 2nd Edition, June 1972

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