Yes there is, if you're EXACTLY 49 years old.
While an undeniably praise-worthy venture, it came in for criticism [...]
I don't think "undeniably" means what you think it means.
These IP trolls usually calculate how much it would cost for their victims to fight the patent, win or lose, then make a settlement offer slightly below that.
IMHO, the patent system isn't flawed, it's the lackluster way patent offices grant new patents.
They should be held accountable for bad patents.
Grooveshark let users to listen to the music the users payed for.
When you pay for music, you neither own the music, the media, the files or even the right to listen to it where you want.
You should have known it was too good to be true.
As noted by others (just copying the link);
Just a case of uninformed, self-entitled hipsters (is there any other kind of hipster?).
"Free market" means no copyrights and patents too.
Free as in beer?
Free as in speech?
Free as in a kick in the nuts?
It's not just the best things in live that are free.
The worst things in live are free too.
Just watched the promo video. It looks f**king awesome!
Away with consumption (according to the video; writing HTML) and towards creating (according to the video; drawing a smiley face)!
The "drawing mustaches on marsupials" feating is the killer feature of a new generation of browsers.
Can your Chrome or Firefix draw mustaches on marsupials? Does it even HAVE mustaches?
Do you want to be a slave to consumption? Making webpages? While you can be the god of your own highlighted-random-text creations?
Again, getting people OUT of government assumes that people behave more honestly and fairly without government control. There simply is no reason to assume that. If anything we regularly see evidence to the contrary.
It's already picked and mixed, just not picked and mixed the way you like.
A "perfect" democracy is one where each citizen can vote equally on every single choice. Such a system would be impractical to the extreme, so shortcuts have to be (and have been) made; the "picking" and "mixing".
Most of the picking and mixing is done for the wrong reasons, though; for the benefit of the individuals doing the picking and mixing.
Limiting government assumes that civilians will be honest and fair when given (or rather; getting back from government) power to be dishonest and unfair.
Part of the problem is also that "honest" and "fair" are highly subjective terms in the first place.
Another part is that every single social/political system takes just all people to be honest and fair; just one exception will screw up the entire thing for all people.
Capitalism would work great if everybody competes with everybody else and nobody tries to join forces to lesser competition.
Marxism would work great if everybody shares everything with everybody else and nobody tries to keep something for themselves.
I can't think of any social/political system which is NOT vulnerable in such a way.
Just take a hacker mentality to politics.
I get the same ad for certain keyword combinations on Dutch-language Google as well.
I could only find it for search terms "armeense genocide" and "armenie genocide".
I tried a number of other words, but these are the only hits I found for the ad in Dutch.
Atleast they don't seem to be limited just to the USA.
I can understand the people directly involved with a project having an emotional stake in which of competing projects wins.
But we're talking about a user here; just pick the one you like and change your pick if you want. I'm sure the investment in time learning to use your pick has some meaning to which one you'd like to succeed, but nowhere near as ridiculously teenage girl emotional at the author of TFA seems to be about it.
By this point, anybody who believes capitalist democracy isn't broken is just clinging on to false hope.
Any system that depends on all players being honest and fair is doomed to fail.
Sadly, this includes every possible system that I'm aware of.
How about the 40 million outgoing messages to be delivered within the timespan of a few seconds at most?