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Comment Re:Mickey Mouse copyirght extenstions... (Score 2) 153 153

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.

The above is otherwise known as the copyright clause of the US Constitution. Copyrights were not intended to be infinite. What you are thinking of are trademarks.

1000 years is still a "limited Time"

Comment Re:Mickey Mouse copyirght extenstions... (Score 1, Interesting) 153 153

Copyright should be renewable forever upon payment of a fee every ten years or so. If a property is so valuable that it generates income, fine. Keep paying the fee and keep the property. If nobody is making money from it and nobody can be bothered to make the payment, then the property falls into the public domain.

Comment Re:11 rear enders (Score 1) 549 549

By default it's usually the other persons fault, but I have seen cars slowing down quickly or suddenly causing rear enders so maybe at "11" it is their fault.

Ask your insurance company and they will tell you that damage to the front of your car = your fault. Damage to the rear of your car = not your fault.

Comment Fuck all to me (Score 2, Insightful) 394 394

I don't give a shit. I can only fly these days by ingesting 15 mg valium while boarding and 5 mg every two hours until the flight is over.

The sad thing is that I used to like flying. They just kept squeezing us closer and closer until one day I had a panic attack at 30000 feet and that was the end of my ability to relax on a flight.

"'Tis true, 'tis pity, and pity 'tis 'tis true." -- Poloniouius, in Willie the Shake's _Hamlet, Prince of Darkness_