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Comment: Re:Why would I work for free to make Apple rich? (Score 3, Informative) 267

by poetmatt (#46741275) Attached to: Apple's Spotty Record of Giving Back To the Tech Industry

Not true.

GPL doesn't restrict people from using the software any way they want. It restricts them from preventing anyone else from using the software any way they want.

Which matters - let me know how trying to run Apple on non-apple hardware without paying for a license goes, in comparison to a GPL'd OS.

Comment: Re:Grabs popcorn (Score 2) 518

by poetmatt (#46629839) Attached to: Department of Transportation Makes Rear View Cameras Mandatory

You have the right idea, but your injury costs, deaths, and sensor costs are both wrong and based on the summary. If you RTFA it's 200+ deaths a year and 15 thousand injuries (not 1100), so we're talking almost $550M right there based on your back of a napkin numbers.

Even the government may be stereotyped as stupid but they are surely able to do this kind of cost/benefit analysis better than a random anon post.

Comment: Re:Just start the war already! (Score 1) 498

by poetmatt (#46449267) Attached to: Ukraine May Have To Rearm With Nuclear Weapons Says Ukrainian MP

Them being ethnically russian has absolutely zero bearing on intentionally driving up tensions between people in a single region, as you note yourself in the second sentence. This isn't an "ethnic cleansing" like Armenia. Just as there are peaceful middle eastern folk who live freely in Israel, there are peaceful Russians who live freely in Ukraine.

I don't know how someone in such a position can't even pronounce Kiev properly though, that's pretty fucking sad from a cultural perspective. That part of things (and US involvement in general) is indeed a fucking insult/joke. However, I certainly wouldn't be able to tell you what the right answer/response is here.

If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.