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Comment Re:Why would I buy it when... (Score 1) 288 288

Actually this isn't completely true: there's been numerous times I have actually paid for something I otherwise would not have DUE TO having 'borrowed' it first; turning a 'no sale' into a sale directly via the mechanism of so-called 'piracy'.

Comment That's another one for the Luddites (Score 1) 115 115

Superbugs, environmental destruction, weakening skeletons, and other assorted genetic 'artificial selection' weakening agents.

For the sake of our short term comforts have we doomed the human species to a genetic inferiority and environmental destruction that could appear to conform to the idea that the candle which burns twice as bright only burns half as long?

In the long term perspective, will the trades have been worth it?

Or it doesn't matter because the universe is far too large to make finding another home practical while this one will have its' oceans boiled away in a billion years?

"Summit meetings tend to be like panda matings. The expectations are always high, and the results usually disappointing." -- Robert Orben