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Comment: Re:Asshole-ness required (Re:Productivity (Score 1) 383 383

Jobs, Gates, Musk, Torvalds. Probably the US founding fathers, and Einstein and Edison.

Thats a stretch! All of those men were brilliant high achievers, but only one group was ruthless enough to launch a war that killed a hundred thousand people, mostly their own, and achieved no obvious gain except to the 1%-ers. (Were Canadian commoners so much worse off?)
      Much as I admire the intellect of people like Jefferson and Adams, they took assholeness (ruthlessness?) to a level that makes Bill Gates look like a saint.

Comment: Re:Apples to Jupiter comparison (Score 1) 154 154

Are you saying you think objecting to an adult having sexual relations with a 13 year old girl is puritanical?

I'm saying it is a lesser issue than rape, an aggravating factor, but mostly objecting to the emotional language that equates it with child abuse. Puritans tend to see things in black and white, and accuse anyone else of condoning the crime.

Comment: Re:Apples to Jupiter comparison (Score 2) 154 154

Its not quite so simple. Polanski pled guilty only to a lesser charge, and fled when there was the threat of a very long sentence, despite the plea bargain.
Unfortunately the case became political, and the judge was later removed from it, after he fled.
Even the victim was , and remains, sympathetic to his plight. The guilt is not in question though. Nothing like the Assange case in that way.

Comment: Re:mmm 4k content (Score 1) 100 100

Whens Pied Piper going to release their Algorithm?

Apparently, they just discovered that such algorithms can in practice be patented in the US.
All they needed to do is license the patent, and watch the money roll in.
All that coding was a waste of time, and has been shut down.

"Any excuse will serve a tyrant." -- Aesop

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