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Comment Re:punishment (Score 1) 167

What's with this urge to punish? What has Marvell done that's so evil? Other than being a powerful US corporation, that is.

They made billions of dollars off the patents of others and didn't pay appropriately to the patent holders?

I would hope that a judge/jury would only be able to award punitive damages if the plaintiff provided convincing evidence that the defendant willfully and knowingly violated the plaintiff's patents.

Comment Re:I was going to moderate (Score 0) 111

As OT as this is, I was moderating but all I seem to being doing lately is moderating down advertising 'comment' crap like this wasting mod points that could have been used for of upmodding other, more relevant and interesting comments.

Surely there must be a way of moderating this junk "Advertising" or something that doesn't affect your other mod point for relevant stuff. aaarrrggghh

This is why slashdot is doomed and will likely fail completely within the next year or so. Readership apathy is increasing for the following reasons, among others:

  • 1. It is no longer "news for nerds", just random crap scraped from tech related sites.
  • 2. Summaries are basically just the first paragraph from TFA, scraped by a script most likely.
  • 3. Moderation has become a part time job, not just a "giving back" to help make the site work.

Eventually people will tire of just filtering comment spam and will stop moderating altogether. Combine that with the declining content quality and the people that provide intelligent, interesting or insightful commentary will stop coming. After that it will become just another 4chan. It's a shame and I will be sorry to see it go, but that's the way things are going.

Comment Re:So That's Opt In, Right? And That Goes to Chari (Score 1) 325

Tough luck. Commercial transactions with willing parties are only dependent on what the two parties are willing to exchange. And that regardless of the societal/group value of the goods exchanged.

But I, as the recipient of these messages, am not a willing party. If I were, then there would be an option where I could choose to opt-in or opt-out.

Comment Re:Gingrich & Huckabee Weigh In (Score 1) 1168

I suggest a law that puts the responsibility on the gun owner to keep their guns safe and locked up. If your gun is stolen and used to kill, you should be just as guilty for those murders. Looking over stats it seems about 80% of gun crimes happen with stolen guns. Negligent gun owners not locking up their guns and keeping them out of the hands of others seems to be a big problem. Had this mother had her guns in a safe, this shit would not have happened. Just my two cents.

Looks like slashdot owes you some change back.

Comment Re:Or go legal. (Score 1) 271

Also, as a content provider, you could sue for breach of copyright.

This assumes that the actual content providers care and are willing to take action. I'm guessing that they are not. This might also open a can of worms that you would prefer stay closed. For example, by blocking ads in your browser you could be considered in breach of the content provider's copyright. Frankly I'm surprised that content providers haven't taken this approach before now.

Comment Re:Who will win? (Score 1) 119

Violate the first rule of Usenet before its too late to get your regurgitated 'high definition' content of movies and series concepts already produced.

With nzbmatrix and several other nzb indexes being taken down lately, it looks like the various *AAs are taking an active interest in usenet as well. I look for a lot more of these to go private.

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