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Comment Without patents... (Score 1) 60

Without patents this would be so much simpler.

JUDGE: Did your client write this software?
LAWYER 1: No, your honour.
JUDGE: Did _your_ client write this software?
LAWYER 2: Yes, your honour.
JUDGE: Alright, then it's theirs and they can do what they want with it. Case closed. *bangs gavel*

Does anyone really think that would be any less fair than the current system?

Comment DRM for webpages (Score -1) 115

Showing a page in an IFRAME is really no different from viewing it in, say, an ad-supported webbrowser (like older versions of Opera). There is no reason to try to stop it other than being an asshole. It's like DRM for webpages - you may only view this page in the way we tell you to!

ALL YOUR document.window ARE BELONG TO US!!!

Comment Re:Did it "confirm" it was caused by man? (Score 1) 967

This is religion, this is hysteria.

Religions are usually the ones who, after having been proved wrong again and again and again and finally have to revise parts of their dogma to match reality, claim that the bit that was proven wrong was never that important to begin with. Yes, alright, the earth is in orbit around the sun, and there are lots of other planets, and lots of other suns. Yes, alright, heaven can't be a physical place in the sky. But that wasn't the point.

I think it's pretty obvious which part is the religious one in the politicised climate change "debate". Yes, alright, the earth is getting warmer. Yes, alright, the statistical models and the results we've been ridiculing for years and years seem to be pretty accurate. But that wasn't the point. Is it man made? Is it? Is it?


Submission + - Steve Jobs vowed to "destroy" Android (bbc.co.uk)

mmcuh writes: According to the BBC, who have read a forthcoming authorised biography on Steve Jobs, the late former Apple CEO, was obsessed with destroying the competing mobile OS Android. Quote from the biography: I'm going to destroy Android, because it's a stolen product. I'm willing to go thermonuclear war on this. [...] I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple's $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong.

Comment Re:Unconstitutional? (Score 1) 213

...which is ironic, considering that "intellectual property" is all about restricting normal property rights. No, you can't put those chips together in that way and sell them, that's patented. Buy a licence. No, you can't play that song in public on your own guitar, it's copyrighted. Buy a licence.

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