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Comment Re:Microsoft has a majority market share (Score 1) 267

> No, it's either sad or pathetic (depending on ones point of view) that one person should be so tethered to technology rather than reality.

Sure but it's quite myopic that you look at that one person and forget the masses so tethered to far more fascist things like mainstream TV, cinema, magazines and books, music... Media and arts have always been versatile vehicles of propaganda and I have no evidence of the huge paradigm shift in society that made that documented trend disappear.

I don't defend the buying choices of the multiplatform guy, I have issues with your dualism technology/reality.

Comment Re:It is just a matter of time before (Score 1) 72

> This of course will be designed in such a way that you will have to 're-stock' your nanobots at certain determined intervals, because Big Pharma isn't going to design any permanent solution...

What a conspiracy nut nonsense!
I mean, it's like we always needed to buy an up to date antivirus to avoid our PCs being attacked... oh wait...

Comment Re:I could never defend a cyber squatter (Score 1) 381

I don't agree. Sure, it sucks, but the name is property. People buy up property cheap all the time with the hopes that the area might become developed and the property will go up in price.

The property is the domain databases and name servers the ICANN or whoever it is uses, and charges you annually for. They can either have a legitimate client (MS legitimate for once, LOL) or make a subcontractor have money off squatting, which would make sense commercially but it's not in the mission, I HOPE.

Comment Re:Timeframes (Score 1) 696

What if this is the expected behavior? IMHO the climate change debate is basically a diversion.

They ARE making this planet inhabitable (I say They, not We because nobody's ever been asked to make informed choices since the start of the industrial revolution), by pollution, and the reasons are very rational. Once you need treatments just to stay alive in a fscked up world, who owns treatments owns you.

Insisting on a single aspect, CO emissions, and linking it to climate change, and most of all, approaching it with taxes (srsly?), means that the debate is chained to specific aspects, and forgets about the rest.
After all the same system that taxes you for CO2 has no problems in introducing untested substances and organisms, and does not raise hell when unsafe toys or food are imported in your country. Strange, no?

Comment Re:Copyright of IDEAS is ridiculous (Score 2) 210

By allowing only trademark you will give a strong incentive to creative guys not to share. Worst idea ever.

Anyway you're derailing.
A media company caught violating copyright under current law should be fined a lot more than all the others. Not because they're more or less evil. Because

1. they know these laws better than anybody, they might have even paid for them.
2. they bother LEGITIMATE PAYING CUSTOMERS with their hubbub about piracy at the beginning of DVD, games, ads... and then, they proceed to take advantage of others' creativity? Awful.

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