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Comment: Corporate Money (Score 2) 627

Here's an idea:
1. Take the money from the companies
2. Deposit it in a bank
3. Take out money to donate (anonymously) to people and groups that are fighting against the companies that are trying to grease your hand
4. Feel good about yourself and keep on sticking it to the companies

Comment: OCD vs. Backups (Score 0) 386

by thewiz (#41015019) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Protecting Data From a Carrington Event?

Look, the quantity of backups you have on phones, computers, RAID arrays, at work, at home, thumb drives, etc looks like a case of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. I am NOT a psychiatrist, but I've been treated for it. I'd suggest that you see a psychologist or psychiatrist and see if you manifest OCD symptoms. If you do, get it treated! If you don't, go on vacation and unwind. Putting your business before yourself is the wrong way to live.

Now I need to read the next story on /.

Comment: Authors and Business (Score 1) 288

by thewiz (#40929909) Attached to: Legitimate eBook Lending Community Closed After Copyright Complaints

Looks like publishers and authors didn't read the contracts that Amazon and B&N sign. The authors gave the rights to electronically distribute their books and even "lend" it from one person to another. Along comes LendInk to help people to find people willing to lend/borrow book(s) with others. Nothing else; no piracy and the actual lend/borrow is conducted via Amazon or B&N.

Does anyone have a list of publishing companies and/or authors that bitched about LendInk? I'd like for my money to go somewhere else.

Comment: Re:Consider me fired. (Score 4, Interesting) 1271

by thewiz (#39050831) Attached to: Doctors "Fire" Vaccine Refusers

It can also be deadly. A friend of mine gave me the Chicken Pox which, within 2 weeks, lead to bacterial endocarditis, spinal meningitis, pneumonia and Reye's syndrome. Note that the US didn't start using the Chicken Pox vaccine until 1995; it hit me in the 1970's. Fortunately my parents found the doctors I needed and I'm alive today.

I wonder how many children die every year because their parents don't want to get them vacinated.

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