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Comment: Re:Let me be the first one to say it ... (Score 2, Informative) 1870

by onecheapgeek (#27610969) Attached to: Pirate Bay Trial Ends In Jail Sentences

The term copyright is not, however one of the powers enumerated to Congress is the power "To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries; "

Sounds a bit like copyright to me.

Comment: Re:Defective by design indeed (Score 1) 419

by onecheapgeek (#27609611) Attached to: Lose Your Amazon Account and Your Kindle Dies
It exists because it can carry 1000 electronic books in less space than a single paper book. That is useful for people who do a lot of travel and don't want to fill an extra bag with books to read. There are a lot of legitimate uses for a device like the Kindle. If you look beyond your own face, it isn't hard to see some of them.

Comment: Re:he is right. (Score 0, Troll) 747

by onecheapgeek (#27300023) Attached to: Richard Stallman Warns About Non-Free Web Apps

If he wants to be able to modify Gmail code (even client side), he should write and host Stallmanmail and let everyone modify the javascript needed client side.

If he wants to be able to modify Google Docs code (even client side), he should write and host StallmanDocs and let everyone do so.

After 4 years, we'll see which service has greater uptime and innovation. I know where my money is going, and it isn't to the cracked-out hippy.

Comment: Re:Wow, does that article suck. (Score 1) 346

by onecheapgeek (#27296779) Attached to: Increase In Xbox 360 E74 Problems mean to tell me that 60 problem reports from folks like "" in a year doesn't mean there's a problem waiting to sweep over everyone with a 360? But I read all those comments up there that said my 360 was going to die in new and creative ways and I should have built a bsd box instead to play console games...


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