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Comment: Re:Tax (Score 1) 521

by paiute (#48923613) Attached to: Apple Posts $18B Quarterly Profit, the Highest By Any Company, Ever
My anecdotal evidence: I have bought 6 desktop and 5 laptop Macs over the years for myself and children. One laptop gave up the ghost and wouldn't boot after 12 years. None of the other Macs stopped working. I had to discard some which just got left behind by the technology, like my MacPlus and the LC and the G3.
The first one I ever bought was the LC. I picked up the MacPlus at a secondhand store for $5, and it worked for several years before I had to let it go.
I have taken desktops and laptops in for repairs, but these things just won't die.

Comment: I just saw his FB page (Score 4, Funny) 227

by paiute (#48923483) Attached to: Facebook Censoring Images of the Prophet Muhammad In Turkey
Zuck announced that Saudia Arabia has demanded that he cut his hand off for stealing the idea of Facebook. China wants him to shoot himself in the head and send them the price of the bullet for monopolizing their national social media. ISIS demanded that he cut his own head off, just because. Thailand is suing him for war crimes for letting their King be ridiculed on Facebook. Alabama is sending sheriff's deputies to arrest him because a state legislature saw the edge of a nipple on some random teenager's profile picture.

Comment: I have seen Plan B (Score 3, Informative) 308

This scenario involved flying saucers powered by strings. Bela Lugosi was to have been put in charge of the interim government, but this plan was deemed unworkable when the principal contact with the alien subcontractor concluded that earth people were stupid.

Comment: Grit is overrated (Score 2) 249

by paiute (#48793109) Attached to: Education Debate: Which Is More Important - Grit, Or Intelligence?
It took me many years to realize that laziness was the best quality a person could have. A lazy person invented the shovel while the gritty geterdoners were still digging with their hands. A lazy person invented the backhoe when the industrious were busy digging with their shovels. A lazy person invented the automobile when their hard working neighbors were grooming their horses.

Comment: Re:EFF Says: (Score 2) 158

by paiute (#48600803) Attached to: 9th Circuit Will Revisit "Innocence of Muslims" Takedown Order

When an actor plays a role in a film they sign a release allowing use of their image in that film, but the argument here is that the contract was misleading as to the nature of the film and thus invalid, making the user of her image copyright infringement.

This is a dangerous precedent for Hollywood. Suppose I am a character actor in a major motion picture and my parts mostly end up the floor in the first release of the print. I could now go to court to stop the distribution on copyright grounds because I was mislead as to the extent of my screen time? Any one of the cast could hold the whole movie hostage under this ruling.

Byte your tongue.

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