The advertising industry is the enemy. We need to start pushing back a lot harder. Computers are now designed as advertising machines, its time to end it.
I dont have a facebook email account that i used for over a decade..
And its clear by now that its never going to change.
There is no legal or moral REASON to grant perpetual copyright. The original point of copyright is to enrich the public more than the artist. The Public's interest is supposed dominant here. Granting perpetual copyright to ideas is very bad.
Exactly. There needs to be 'cultural ubiquity' limits like with trademarks. Happy Birthday is a cultural artifact and its copyright should be rescinded due to ubiquity and cultural importance. At least that is a system i would like to see put in place.
iOS is not the same kind of OS as Windows. Dishonest comparison.
IF time is free, sure.....
Why are you even on Slashdot? DO i have to spell out that the idea that Liberty does not need a reason to be enjoyed. IF i want to hack RFID at home for fun and not profit, who are you to say thats wrong? You catch me breaking into a building, you go right ahead and arrest me Mr Moral Crusader. Until then please shut up and let the grown ups use our tools. Am i not allowed to pick my own locks?
You mean like Kin, Zune or Plays for Sure? The original ipad was obviously a 'prototype' design to see if it would catch on. The ipad 2 should be considered the first true production ipad, and it runs the latest iOS. My fully 64 bit Mac Mini should get OS updates for a very long time. (the 64 bit issue is why we have seen a lot of older macs lose support.). Apple's 'planned obsolescence' is a bit overblown.
The government cant deny SPECIFIC people speech. Naming him in the park permit was a huge violation of the First. Also the government wouldn't be silencing you on the CONTENT of your speech, but the venue (yelling in the gutter). Since no one is allowed to yell in the gutter, its a not a free speech or equal treatment under the law issue.
Really looking forward to the day when i dont have to actively list obvious counter arguments every time i try to make a point. Mechanical Failure is always a given unknown that cant be stopped, only mitigated.
A proper consumer level flying car would have a hell of a lot more redundancy and would be able to self land safely at all times.
I still have the watch I purchased in the 20th Century. My pocket computer doesn't replace it.
IF we are going to change the DCMA, the very first thing that needs to be changed is the prohibition on cracking encryption. Everything else is small potatoes in comparison.
All the things you listed were under Ballmer, not Nadella. They have ZERO chance of EVER being as powerful or influential as they were. Also, Nokia LET itself be consumed, they could have said no to the deal. Everyone and i mean EVERYONE knew what the 'burning platforms' memo meant.