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Comment: Mountain Don't in Canada until 2012 (Score 1) 251

by tepples (#47939465) Attached to: Study Finds Link Between Artificial Sweeteners and Glucose Intolerance

Also, what’s up with caffeine-free diet Mountain Dew?

No sugar, no caffeine, might as well call it Mountain Don't. But seriously, some countries ban caffeinated beverages that are light in color. All Mountain Dew citrus soda sold in Canada, for instance, was caffeine-free until early 2012.

Comment: And have to register as a sex offender (Score 1) 202

by tepples (#47932111) Attached to: iOS 8 Review

I don't want a cellphone.

Without a mobile phone, how would you go about reaching roadside assistance or emergency services?

Any shitty old mobile with no service plan will work to call 911

Normally I'd recommend a dumb phone, but HalAtWork refuses even this.

As for roadside assistance, just take off your pants and stand in traffic! Someone will stop sooner or later.

Like a police officer ready to stay you for indecent exposure. I would not find permanent sex offender status worth not carrying a phone.

Comment: First publication (Score 1) 69

by tepples (#47928621) Attached to: Commander Keen: Keen Dreams Source Code Released

But why (c) 2014? I hope that does not mean that the 75+ year long copyright length restarts from then, does it?

For a work made for hire, the clock starts at the first publication of a particular work. Whether the 2014 is appropriate depends on whether the changes are not substantial enough to form a new work. If the alleged infringer can prove not, then the clock starts from the old copyright date.

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