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Comment: discredit online drug sales to protect profits for (Score 1) 208

by mrdtr (#40347717) Attached to: Online Pharmacy Pioneer Arrested In Florida

I cannot say for sure if he is guilty or not, but it is known that the drug companies and American drug retailers despised those internet pharmacies and those who ran them. I somehow suspect there are alterior motives for this action.

The FDA (although they wont admit it), have been pressured by the drug companies to discredit the internet pharmacy industry for years, all for protecting the over-priced medication sales within the USA.

Comment: Less is more? (Score 1) 426

by mrdtr (#40075249) Attached to: Aero Glass UI No More On Windows 8

I guess they are buying into the less is more mentality?
I'm not sure they are going about this in a smart way, it's like their promoting Windows as a plain old boring operating system. People like shiny good looking software and gadgets, if they had to choose between a slick eye-catching GUI or a bland, flat, no-bling GUI - which do you think people will buy?

Comment: Re:If one thing, I would say the number is low (Score 1) 528

by mrdtr (#38592708) Attached to: US Survey Shows Piracy Common and Accepted

I would like to know if there is anyone under the age of 65 that hasn't copied some sort of media, be it music, TV shows, movies, even magazine articles. I seem to remember reading about how sheet music would be copied by hand, and publishers way back before photocopying, were concerned about it then.

Comment: This is absolute insanity (Score 1) 203

by mrdtr (#36621652) Attached to: Another Android Device Maker Signs Patent Agreement With Microsoft

It's like a big bully outside the lunchroom and these companies are the bullied nerds. These companies clearly feel it's just cheaper to pay the bully (MS) their lunch money than to honestly fight it. If only the law makers realized what a disaster software patents would become, and how it doesn't protect innovation and becomes a huge expense to companies and individuals, I'm sure they would have did it differently.

Comment: Too bad (Score 1) 870

by mrdtr (#34373972) Attached to: WikiLeaks Under Denial of Service Attack

Too damn bad for the US government. If they were truly acting in a respectable and honest manner, this "leak" wouldn't be such a big deal. If you act in such a way that you have to keep secrets - even from your own citizens which you are representing then, and these "leaks" will ruin relationships with fellow countries, that that to me says that this is a government not worth supporting or being in power.

I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve immortality through not dying. -- Woody Allen