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Comment The worst part (Score 1) 465

The most frustrating and depressing part is that we're just now getting started at this Soviet-style communist repression stuff. Judging by the other countries that have endured it, we get to look forward to another 30-50 years of things getting worse until enough people get enough pissed off for the system to get un-fucked. By then "told ya so" just doesn't have the same ring to it.

Comment Re:Doomed (Score 1) 435

As an aside, .NET lacks here, and massively because there is no spirit to make libraries available to others for free causing a non-availability of free libraries.

Gonna have to disagree with you on that point. The .Net languages, runtime, and framework libraries are all included in the .Net / Windows SDK and it's freely available: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/dlx/en-us/listdetailsview.aspx?FamilyID=6b6c21d2-2006-4afa-9702-529fa782d63b You can download and install the SDK and start coding right away.

Don't confuse Visual Studio with the languages / framework.

Even if you're referring to the availability of free-as-in-beer/speech libraries there are quite a few of those on CodePlex, GitHub, and CodeProject, depending on what you need.

Comment Cynical "yeah but..." (Score 2) 201

I realize this is cynical but...

According to the WHO ~7.6 million people die of cancer each year: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs297/en/ and according to the National Cancer Institute ~1.6 million of them are Americans: http://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/all.html

That's a huge revenue stream for the drug companies to just ignore because "hey, it's cured!" I just don't think the drug companies won't start looking for ways to kill this or put it out of reach of most people. They haven't exactly proven to be altruistic and wholly forthcoming thus far; they're just for-profit companies in the same old "corrupt American capitalist" system.

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