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Comment Re:Great! A controlled trial! (Score 1) 253

I've got lots of family there and think nothing bad of the Midwest. I'm proud of my background. And I certainly don't think they're "dumber than people on the coasts". But what they are is a hell of a lot more religious on average, and strong religious beliefs can trump intelligence any day of the week. That doesn't mean (and I never said) that all Midwesterners think that way. However, 64% of white evangelical protestants believe that "humans have existed in their present form since the beginning of time."

When nearly 2/3 of a demographic believes stupid shit like that, I have a hard time saying that they have horse sense over the "educated" and "informed" coasties.

Comment Re:Great! A controlled trial! (Score 2) 253

I think you're moving the goalposts a little. The original quote was:

because it's in your Holy Book and it is right and so everything else is wrong

which is something I've heard my entire life growing up: that the bible is the sole inerrant source of truth, and anything conflicting with the bible is inherently wrong. That's how we end up with BS like a young Earth, and people being anti-evolution because "that's now how the bible says it happened".

Comment Re:Great! A controlled trial! (Score 3, Insightful) 253

People in the Midwest say that if Quantum Mechanics or anything else isn't mentioned in the bible, it is wrong?

Some people in the Midwest literally do. I've heard them. I grew up around them. They'd say that QM is something "those silly scientists invented because the truth that God did it that way is too much for them to bear".

Since I live there as well, tell me where go to see this curious specimen.

Pick the evangelical church of your choice - Baptist, Assemblies of God, Mt. Trailerpark Half Gospel - and go in. Sit and be enlightened.

Comment Re:Wrong! (Score 2) 337

I do not vocalize anything when reading.

One of the key things about learning 20 WPM Morse Code was that you could no longer think of it as dots and dashes because that would slow you down. You had to recognize the entire sound of the letter as just a sound. Similarly, good readers read entire words at once, not the letters, and they don't sound anything out. Those things slow you down.

Comment Re:Please Read The Entire Statement (Score 1) 474

You are also ignoring the paragraph after the one you cited:

Protection Against Additional Restrictions Usersâ(TM) freedoms cannot be protected if parties can add restrictive terms to the copyleft. The âoeno additional restrictionsâ principle is therefore unwaivable if the GPL licenses are to achieve their primary objective. GPLv2 therefore requires that the only license terms available for works based on GPLv2 works are the terms of GPLv2. GPLv3, in Â7, enumerates a few classes of permissible additional terms, to allow very limited license variations in particular circumstances. But with these exceptions, the âoeno further restrictionsâ principle applies strictly. For these reasons, acceptance requirements or ceremonies, including âoeclick to acceptâ installation routines, violate the terms of GPL.

By this interpretation, both the distributor who offered an additional term and the customer who accepted it in breach.

I should also add that SFLC's interpretation of the GPL is not binding upon anyone but SFLC, and arguably not even them. I certainly don't have to accept it or abide by it.

Comment Re:Please Read The Entire Statement (Score 1) 474

The infringing derivative work is not the software which the Linux developers license to people under the GPL. It is a separate work to which the GPL does not apply and to which the Linux developers hold a copyright interest and the only remedy which can permit its legal use. The Linux developers never intended to license that work, they still haven't, the GPL doesn't apply to it.

Comment Re:Uhhhhhhh (Score 2) 474

I got a copy of the agreement. It's here. It's pretty clearly in violation. The offending language is:

Notwithstanding these rights and obligations, the User acknowledges that redistribution of the provided stable patches or changelogs outside of the explicit obligations under the GPL to User's customers will result in termination of access to future updates of grsecurity stable patches and changelogs.

The entire point of the langauge in section 6 of the GPL is so that another party can not cause you to negotiate away your GPL rights.

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