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Comment: Design Flaw (Score 1) 245

by wylderide (#44060473) Attached to: The Plight of <em>Star Wars</em> Droids
The truly weird thing is making droids to be disposable and treating that way in society, but also instilling fear and a sense of suffering in them in the first place. When they were designing droids, who thought, "I know: Let's program them to scream in terror when they die!"? If you're designing something to be used with no more thought than an electric toothbrush, why make them think they are people?

Comment: Of course it's public domain ... (Score 3, Insightful) 442

by wylderide (#44006555) Attached to: Birthday Song's Copyright Leads To a Lawsuit For the Ages
... Which is why they're gonna rule in favour Warner, because screw the public. They aren't a corporation. What business do they have owning things that can be owned privately and exploited by individuals. Individuals meaning individual corporations: The real people.

Administration: An ingenious abstraction in politics, designed to receive the kicks and cuffs due to the premier or president. -- Ambrose Bierce