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Comment: Re:Overpaid professions (Score 1) 78

by stackOVFL (#49236793) Attached to: Why We Need Free Digital Hardware Designs
Yes there is a reason, it's called college education, a lot of hard work and long thankless hours. If you want a big paycheck it'll cost you. Be prepared to work long hard hours. If you want to be a drag on society and expect entitlements that will cost you too - you get nothing and who cares if you like it or not. You want to win you got to play hard. You just want everything for nothing. We could do far more to give folks on the lower rungs a better chance with fewer people like you shouting FREE FREE FREE I deserve it for FREE. But if you insist on living in your socialist dream land you could simply move to say... France

Comment: Sad Day (Score 2) 118

by stackOVFL (#48674121) Attached to: US Navy Sells 'Top Gun' Aircraft Carrier For One Penny

It's a said day for me. I served about the USS Ranger while part of VAQ-137, The Rooks. She was a old ship but purpose build. Unlike the newer ships you knew you were on a fighting ship as that's how she was designed. I've several fond and not so fond memories of my westpac cruses aboard her. I salute the fine ship USS Ranger and applaud here many years of service to the United States. Well done old friend you will be missed.

Comment: On the other hand... (Score 1) 700

by stackOVFL (#48213987) Attached to: FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.

Now consumers are becoming aware that there's a massive counterfeiting problem and can be better educated to ask their vendors "Hey, is my device legit?" I certainly had no idea that this was going on.

How in the hell is the consumer supposed to know that the USB chip in a device is not legally using the FTDI PID? That is the biggest load of crap I've heard. The is NO F'ING WAY the consumer can possibly know that the USB PID is wrong and that's assuming you can copyright a number which btw you can't.

FTDI READ THIS : It is against the law in the USA to intentionally damage private property. You may also be in trouble under the many computer crimes acts we have here. You have no claims to the PID as it is a number and cannot be copyrighted. You do have the right to sue in a court of law to enforce your copyrights but do not have the right to damage private property.

MICROSOFT READ THIS: You are probably subject to culpable liable for any damage as you knew the intent for the damage was called out in FTDI EULA and distributed FTDI's product anyway.

Enjoy the lawsuits and fines.

Comment: Re:Wher is Crimea? (Score 1) 304

by stackOVFL (#46758867) Attached to: Is Crimea In Russia? Internet Companies Have Different Answers

I don't know about any of this nonsense. I always thought Crimea was on the continent of Tellius and had been part of the Begnion Empire.

You know I was thinking just the same thing. To me this is like Jaffa Cakes. Are they cakes or biscuits?

The world will never stop arguing about them nor this.

If God had a beard, he'd be a UNIX programmer.