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Comment: Re:You know what would REALLY motivate kids? (Score 1) 208 208

There is nothing natural about markets.

Markets don't just happen automatically, they are created by governments that level the playing field, provides fair jurisprudence and enforce contract law.

I am all for good governance with checks and balances precisely because I like free markets and personal liberties.

Comment: Man did I *hate* that product (Score 1) 387 387

Biggest accomplishment of Windows 3.x was how it drove the development and adoption of Linux. Got me to install an early SuSE distro with a 0.9x kernel.

It's hard to describe, if you haven't experienced it, how drastic the difference was. I marveled at the capabilities of my PC after it ran Linux. It could easily hold its own against UNIX workstations five times as expansive.

Comment: Email anger management (Score 1) 234 234

'We're all guilty of pressing send on an angry text or email that, had we had to put it into an actual letter and proofread, we probably wouldn't have sent,'

Ah, lawyers, thinking since they represent the highest infallibility standard, they can speak for all humanity?

Did you ever sent an inappropriately angry email or text? I don't recall that I ever had that problem.

The UNIX philosophy basically involves giving you enough rope to hang yourself. And then a couple of feet more, just to be sure.