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Comment: Re:Kickstarter is not an investment (Score 1) 535

by vipw (#46582731) Attached to: Facebook Buying Oculus VR For $2 Billion

milk piles of money

Does that sound as ridiculous to anyone else? Does the money come out of the teats in a pile already, is it extruded as a solid, or is it a liquid form that somehow someone piles?

I don't have anything intelligent to say about your post or the Oculus tragedy; I just wanted to highlight a phrase that makes me want to giggle.

Comment: Re:so why not set up shop elsewhere? (Score 1) 293

This can be fixed by requiring insurance in dangerous fields. Then insurance companies have the incentive to encourage corps to improve safety (will lead to lower premiums). Workers compensation is actually an insurance, but it's not run correctly. It doesn't really have a logical risk-to-premium and instead relies on historical results.

Many public works require bonded contractors, which also avoids the "bankruptcy solves everything" problem.

Comment: Re:Uh ... What? (Score 1) 320

by vipw (#42743695) Attached to: Pushing Back Against Licensing and the Permission Culture

No one in the history of man has released open source without a license. That doesn't even make sense.

You're so upset to be binding people to conditions of a license, but have no problem binding them to the far more restrictive copyright law. Does this make sense to you?

I think you probably should stop using the term open source until you understand what it means.

Comment: Re:Uh ... What? (Score 1) 320

by vipw (#42743581) Attached to: Pushing Back Against Licensing and the Permission Culture

If they want to redistribute your created work, then they are extremely vulnerable to your whims.

> If they want to use the whole thing, then fine.

Without a license to redistribute your work, it's copyright infringement.

There's no gift here, because publishing it isn't releasing any of your rights, except the right of first sale. You didn't give them a damned thing except legal liability. It sounds like you either have no understanding of copyright law or you intentionally have your head up your ass.

You are in a maze of little twisting passages, all alike.

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