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Comment: Re:Actually, it's even more screwed up. (Score 1) 373

by pudro (#33880564) Attached to: Pirate Electrician Supplied Power To 1,500 Homes

An eight month suspended sentence (so all he has to do is not commit crimes for eight months)

That's not how that works. He needs to not commit crimes for the duration of his probation, which is likely significantly longer than eight months, under the threat of having to serve those eight months.

Comment: Re:Seriously - is Google innovative at all? (Score 1) 277

by pudro (#29832573) Attached to: Google To Take On iTunes?

All this hype about omgz Google is so innovative. Let's take a step back and see what they have actually created shall we?l

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So all you fanbois - with all the fanfare and hype - what exactly has Google really invented or developed that is so way out there?

Your problem here is clear - you don't know the difference between innovation and invention.

Comment: Re:You will have to know tech either way (Score 4, Insightful) 592

by pudro (#28617785) Attached to: Tech Or Management Beyond Age 39?
If all other things are pretty much equal, I would consider these two things:

1) If you aren't already including it in "how happy you are with either job", consider how much you have to put up with other peoples crap. Since you say that you enjoy management, do you really already understand how much more other people's ignorance and attitudes you will have to DEAL with (as opposed to just LIVING with it as non-management)?

2) Where are you more needed? Often times management has more underqualified individuals in it. Or just people who are otherwise qualified but just lack the management skills. Or are you that good at the techie stuff that you are the one that really makes stuff happen most of the time? How many others are there that easily could fill your spot in either position, should you not take it? I don't mean this in a "for the good of the business sense" way, but rather in the sense that making a bigger difference in either role could add additional "happiness" to the basic aspects of the jobs themselves.

Comment: Re:Patents (Score 1) 394

by pudro (#28605985) Attached to: Pirate Party Coming To Canada

The point is that what you quoted is not the purpose of the law, it is the method by which the purpose is to be achieved. Once the method BECOMES the purpose, then the law is no longer constitutional (as the stated purpose is the only one that Congress has the authority to legislate this issue by).

I never said that the law didn't originally do that, I said that it wasn't the purpose of it. Thus, what I said WAS entirely correct.

And that is ignoring the ignorance behind calling it "stealing". :p

Comment: Re:Patents (Score 1) 394

by pudro (#28602675) Attached to: Pirate Party Coming To Canada

You are wrong, what I said IS entirely true.

Article One, Section 8 of the United States Constitution lists the "enumerated powers", one of those being "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;".

If a copyright or patent law is not designed for that purpose, then it is unconstitutional. (I.e. our intellectual property laws have been expanded unconstitutionally.)

Comment: Re:Patents (Score 1) 394

by pudro (#28585503) Attached to: Pirate Party Coming To Canada

Perhaps the idea should be to take patents back to the original purpose of them - to protect the inventor from other people stealing their ideas, and NOT to be used as a legal weapon against other companies.

Perhaps the idea should be to take patents back to the original purpose of them - to promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, and NOT to protect the inventor from other people stealing their ideas.

Fixed that for you.

Comment: Re:The EU is still beating this dead horse? (Score 1) 464

by pudro (#28193039) Attached to: EU Wants Multiple Browser Bundling On New PCs
So you succeed at definitions but fail at reading comprehension. By your argument, everyone has a monopoly on everything since it is possible to arbitrarily define any product market narrow enough to make it so. When you are able to understand the context of the rest of the discussion, then you can come back and join the discussion the rest of us are having instead of misapplying semantics.

Comment: Re:The EU is still beating this dead horse? (Score 1) 464

by pudro (#28163795) Attached to: EU Wants Multiple Browser Bundling On New PCs
So you are one of those people who thinks satellite radio doesn't compete with over-the-air radio? [/sarcasm] I understand the necessity of properly defining the market to determine whether or not one has a monopoly, but that is no reason to start throwing around intentionally (I hope) obtuse examples like the two you threw out there. Apple does not have a monopoly with OS X.

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