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Comment Re:Makes sense? (Score 1) 436

They are definitely seeing the Apple lockdown OS model and trying to apply it to Windows, but there seem to have missed the 'make things easy' part. For example, it's been very troublesome for me to date to find out how to do simple tasks like add a frequently used Steam game to my Start Screen.

Comment Re:Another perspective (Score 1) 1218

4 Presidents (approximately 10%) have been declared the winner without winning the popular vote: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_1824 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_1876 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_1888 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_2000 I'm done with you, you only present hypothetical and questions. Not one shred of evidence.

Comment Re:Another perspective (Score 1) 1218

Did you miss the part where the President appoints the justices, and the people elect the President by simple majority?

False: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electoral_college (did you ever take Civics?)

The only way the President goes against the justices is when the people have a change of opinion and elect a President that totally disagrees with the sitting justices (who were appointed before he took office).

Like when Republican John Roberts struck down the mandate in Democrat's Obama's Affordable Health Care Act? Also, there are ways around a stacked Supreme Court: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judiciary_Reorganization_Bill_of_1937

Comment Re:Another perspective (Score 1) 1218

It's not like there's some worldwide authority on what's acceptable to teach in schools; that's up to various levels of government (depending on the country). If a country decides to teach Creationism as science, there's nothing that's going to stop them.

How about the Supreme Court? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwards_v._Aguillard

Comment Re:sad to see (Score 2) 293

Piracy thrives due to high prices. Monopolies through copyrights, patents, and trademarks have been driving the inflation of IP costs to exorbitant levels. You can present iTunes and allOfMP3 as examples of lower cost alternatives to piracy increasing legal downloading (although in the latter's case it was too low to continue).

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