The "creation of Israel" by the United Nations? That creation? Israel is one of the few legitimately created countries on the face of the earth.
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Israel is a tiny country surrounded by countries that have an avowed intention of destroying it. Comparing it to Iran, or almost any other nation on earth, is absurd.
In other words, to use it is free, if you sell products based on it the people who made it want a cut. How horribly unreasonable.
So this is the year of Linux on the desktop?
It's not just politicians who play this game. It's everybody. Ever been in a status meeting (whups, standup) where a dev glossed over something? Or emphasized something to avoid bringing up something that would look bad?
What's with the "dead tree" crap? How about the "easy to flip thru" or "fun to use" version? After all, you don't refer to the popcorn you are eating while reading Slashdot as the "dead seed" snack.
In that sense, every year is the year of the DOS command line desktop.
Well, head off to some socialist paradise and see how that works for you. Try opposing the government in China. In Russia. In India. In African countries. Of course, you can oppose the government in places like Israel, but mentioning that is certainly not politically "correct". Sorry to inject reality here... lets go back to programming as usual.
Yes, of course, that would be soooo much better... having well armed local militias. A whole bunch of them. Along with a weak central government. That works so well in Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq,
You mean sort of like how a chemist in a meth lab is just an employee?
And this comment is exactly the sort of dump, uninformed slashthink opinion that pisses me off. Wait till you are in the Soviet Union, o, sorry, Russia, and ACTUALLY in the gulag, and then complain. Guess what happens when you assert your "rights" in 99% of the countries on earth outside of the USA.
Ah, Open Source infighting: "We're not the People's Judean Front! We're the Popular Front for Judea. The People's Front is over there".
Uh... right... "excuse me, are you are crazed well armed nutjob? No? ok, great".
See, that conversation is pretty useless.
I guess it's too bad that you think your desires trump those of others.
Here's a clue: your right to swing your arms ends at my nose.
Huh? My broadband works fine... maybe you need to move? or are you shocked that in a country 3,000 miles wide the broadband varies?