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Comment: Re:There ought to be a law (Score 1) 105

I haven't smoked pot. Not that I was never curious... rather, doing so may get me arrested, thrown in jail, or fined.

Yeah, right. You're just afraid because you believed the propaganda about sperm count and tiny nuts, and yours are already minuscule. Anyone who wants to smoke pot can do so and get away with it, if they care even a little. There's lots of states where it's legal now.

Comment: Re:Protect the income of the creators or they can' (Score 1) 289

Ideally, creators get to say what happens. That's bound to encourage people to create. They can release their songs into the wild if they want, or not. But it's not up to 'us' to decide.

We don't really care if people create unless they are driven, because we want them to do their best. And yes, they can release their songs into the wild if they want, or not. If they don't share them with anyone, then nobody can copy them. And their ideas can die in obscurity with them.

Comment: Re:Good (Score 1) 289

I think a book is fundamentally different from a film in the technical sense that any available copy can be reproduced without loss of quality. That's why it doesn't matter that we lack the original manuscripts of the Bible or Shakespeare.

Are you ignorant, or trolling? It's hugely important that we lack the original manuscripts of the bible.

Comment: Re:Apple may outlive Acer - But will they make PCs (Score 1) 400

by jcr (#49545867) Attached to: We'll Be the Last PC Company Standing, Acer CEO Says

Apple are merging OS X into IOS, albeit very slowly.

Nope. I've been there, and nobody at Apple has any such intention. Features will get passed back and forth between them, but they're very aware of the reasons that Tablet PCs failed, and they're not going to copy MS's mistakes.

-jcr

Comment: Re:Nobody cares about public interest (Score 1) 289

I do miss the "swim across the Atlantic" bit they used to have.

But I miss far more, the old Google Calculator. You used to be able to stuff like "circumference of earth in football fields", but now-a-days it's not much better than a four function calculator.

Comment: Re:"It's a Wonderful Life" was in the public domai (Score 1) 289

Your perspective is warped. If characters performing behaviour that would get you thrown in jail were the criterion for making a movie bad, then we can toss Pulp Fiction; Kill Bill; Ocean's Eleven; Batman; The Usual Suspects; The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly; practically every western, actually; every crime movie; every vigilante movie; every horror movie; and a whole slew of others right on the trash heap.

Comment: Re:Apple may outlive Acer - But will they make PCs (Score 2) 400

by jcr (#49541895) Attached to: We'll Be the Last PC Company Standing, Acer CEO Says

There is absolutely nothing stopping them from selling their hardware manufacturing arm to someone like ACER and then releasing OSX to the market.

Been there, done that, and NeXT nearly went out of business. Not to mention, how much of a pain in the ass it was to configure Dells or other generic PCs to run NeXTSTEP.

-jcr

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