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Comment Re:The real problem with BSD (Score 1) 143

Sorry, didn't know I needed to source my opinion. I've tried several versions of both Free- and PC-, I've tried to get help on official forums, a few Google Groups, and some of the larger IRCs. I did read the Handbook. It did help with installation, but it wasn't much help getting my Broadcom wireless working.

Where shall I submit my sworn affidavit and list of personal references?

Comment Re:ecigs not really a good thing... (Score 1) 314

I don't think anyone is actually saying e-cigs are a good thing, just that (compared to 'analog smokes) they are a better thing. I've been using e-cigs myself for about a year, and I concur with most of the previous anecdotes; I smell better (in both ways), I feel better, and I'm saving money.

Anyone who blindly says "e-cigs are healthy, great and fun!" is an idiot. E-Cigs and analog cigs are like American politics; neither is actually good, one is just less bad.

Comment Layman Alert! (Score 1) 107

Seems to me there's an easy fix. In order to hold a patent, you must demonstrably make, sell, support or otherwise profit from whatever the patent is for*. That incentivizes patent owners to use them for more than bargaining chips, and discourages people from hoovering up patents with only the intent to troll.

* 'Profit' does not include litigation.

Comment Re:System may be working? (Score 1) 321

No laws means that consequences are pretty much impossible, as there's nothing to violate to incur consequenses on. And people generally know their version of right and wrong; there's dozens of concepts from Sharia to Poligamy to Homosexuality that many people are absolutely convinced are 'right', and just as many absolutely convinced are 'wrong'; who's to say which is correct? 'Do what thou will' may look good on paper, but there's simply way too many loopholes...

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