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Comment: Export restrictions, really? (Score 1) 359 359

I think it shows just how unreasonable the anti-gunners can be that they would use weapons export regulations against the sharing of 3d printed gun designs.

If I were in the Pentagon or Homeland Security (theatre) I would ENCOURAGE the export of 3d printed gun designs. Let the enemy blow their own hands and faces off with their plastic guns! Hell, let domestic criminals do the same!

Meanwhile law abiding gun users can just buy them or make them on lathes. Personally I may just try to 3d print a gun some day just to say I did but the only way I am firing it is with a long string tied to the trigger and myself ducked down in a ditch or behind a good strong barrier.

Plastic guns! They make the bogey man sound like a reasonable fear!


Comment: Re:The Big Three (Score 1, Funny) 411 411

Getting that OSX GUI exerpience without OSX is actually pretty easy!

First... chop off your dominant hand.
Also, remove all but one finger from your remaining hand.
Put a patch over your dominant eye.

Finally, to complete that Apple feeling get a friend to kick you in the balls every 5 minutes.

Voila! It's just like using the OSX UI!

Comment: Practicality (Score 1) 248 248

A lot of people are commenting about her deserving a fulfilling career or about children needing a parent around and all sorts of stuff like that. That's all well and good, but I am assuming a little differently.

The fact that he is bothering with this at all makes me think it is possible that the family simply NEEDS the money. Maybe he is just being the financially responsible one and she is not.

Sure it would be great if she could find a new career which she would love. But.. if they NEED the money now and she already has the job experience, knowledge and skill in a specific, decently paying job market then maybe the responsible thing is for her to just suck it up and take one for the team.

As for staying home.. Hopefully if he is considering talking her into going back to work he has already thought about who will take care of the kids. Maybe they have grandparents around. Maybe, based on when she worked previously he expects the cost of day care to be worth it.

BTW, as a working Dad I can tell you that you can have a full time job and still have a ton of influence in raising your child. It's all in what you chose to do once you get home.

Anyway, he could just be being greedy but we don't know that. Maybe they need some more income to take care of their family.

Comment: Re:Copyright Law (Score 1) 190 190

If someone decided to make a trademark today out of what had been your personal domain for years and they showed up, offered to promise not to sue you for a fee of $1 how would you feel about giving it to them?

Don't get me wrong, $1 is nowhere near worth going to court over. But come on... do you want to pay me a dollar not to market something under the name j-beda?

Comment: Re:Makes sense (Score 1) 272 272

That's BS. Only people who use cosmetics and who reside in whatever part of the world Lush sells to would expect that. Furthermore, even they shouldn't be too surprised since Lush is an actual English word AND a common surname. Anybody could have claimed it for valid reasons AND Lush the cosmetics company failed to do so.

Your argument is like going to something named Windows, finding a builder who installs windows in houses and being incredulous that it wasn't Microsoft Windows.

I wish that companies like Google and the world's various court systems would stop pandering to these crying marketing department babies. If they care so much about their precious brands they should be more creative and stop trying to own surnames and real dictionary words. Also, they should have taken the Internet more seriously and claimed their names when they were still available.

Comment: Re:Wow brilliant move (Score 1) 113 113

Really? As a developer I've only been asking that they close shop. I must admit, I haven't had to deal with any of their products in a few years. Our customers use to use them a lot though and in those days the way they handled html made IE look good. I don't really want the people who designed that making any more products that I may have to one day support.