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Comment: Re:Go for it (Score 1) 1065

by portnux (#34279598) Attached to: US May Disable All Car Phones, Says Trans. Secretary
A fellow I know has wrecked countless cars because he was staring at girls walking along the road. Perhaps we should also pass a law to prevent girls from being outside? Stupid people are going to do stupid things. You can either ban stupid people, or ban all things. Or just accept the fact that this stuff is going to happen.

Comment: Re:In Summary (is the converse also true? (Score 1) 170

by portnux (#32190520) Attached to: Court Grants RIAA Summary Judgment Motions vs. Limewire
This makes me wonder if the converse would also be true. Could the music industry through the lyrics of modern music be held accountable for encouraging violent crime? I see no obvious efforts my music publishers to control criminal activity although lyrics continue to become more and more violent over time.

Comment: Re:Watch the messenger (Score 1, Flamebait) 457

by portnux (#32142578) Attached to: iPad Isn't "Killing" Netbook Sales, According To Paul Thurrott
Well, Paul Thurrott is kind of an idiot. Anyone who can be a chearleader for M$ after having used an Amiga has got to have at least a few fasteners torqued well below specification. The iPad is not a netbook first of all and shouldn't be compared to one. He's just whining because this is a formfactor that M$ has been working on for years with nothing to show for it. Once again Apple shows that they know how to design a cool new device.

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