Yes, and the h1b and work visa system in the US is hardly a free market.
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I hope it can be used for evil, because "good" these days amounts to a circle jerk with NSA, DEA debauchery. Your privacy is yours to own, and if other people begin to realize how screwed they are maybe they will choose a better path.
No, the Bill of Rights is a codification of the "god" given or natural rights every human possesses, regardless their tyrannical state interpretation. These are not rights GRANTED, but are rights enumerated among an infinite list of natural rights, these being the most important to put in to law (supposedly). Governments do not grant rights, they only take them away.
Damn I came here to say this and you beat me to it. At least those two aren't quite the propaganda machine.
Seriously, if as an enthusiast I submitted a patch that broke user space and got a beat down from Linus I'd be a bit sad. If, as a PAID developer, I submitted a patch that broke user space AND THEN blamed the user space applications and got a beat down I'd wonder wtf am I doing writing software.
You never, ever, blame the end user for your fuck ups. Even more so when you changed the API/ABI and fucked it up yourself.
Linus is an ass, but when dealing with someone who goes full asshole on the user space devs over his fuck up, he was a justifiable ass.
Because people are incapable of learning without the government, right?
There will always be good programmers, regardless of what the government institutions churn out.
I registered well after I lurked on
I suspect you don't vary your servers much because I've seen all of this and I play only PC.
Not sure you've been here long enough either. Let's see how far this trend will continue.
You're wrong here, actually. Weaken the government and it's ability to wrongly regulate a service (which causes it to become shit) and consumers will win.
Weaken the governments ability to regulate anything and the private sector will actually listen to the consumers. When a city makes money off of a franchise fee, the consumer certainly is not going to win.
Internet freedom by letting Comcast coagulate with the scum of the earth MPAA/media producers.
That means my internet will suck more, because I refuse to buy a fucking subscription to their shit ass channels. Fuck you Comcast, I just want my goddamn internet and I'm not a fucking pirate.
It would be anti-cronyism, and against brib... er, "lobbyists" and donations.
Does it count if I quarter myself in my own home?
I see what you did there!
It was naughty.