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Comment Re:What contract? (Score 1) 87

not a operating SERVICE

Uh, no, as a virtual machine reseller they are selling a broken copy of Ubuntu as a service. Canonical is within their rights to ask them to stop using their software's name (say, to OVH Linux) if they aren't going to fix the issue.

For a car analogy: If an independent Ford dealership started filling up their cars' gas tanks with sugar you better believe Ford will come in and put a stop to that real fast.

Comment Re:Immigration policy is not hate speech (Score 1) 1020

"Alot of folks just don't understand the frustration that the liberalists create by basically saying we can't say anything bad about anything. "

They should by now:

Nominee Donald Trump Hillary Clinton
Party Republican Democratic
Home state New York New York
Running mate Mike Pence Tim Kaine
Projected electoral vote 306 232

Because I've not seen a better single-sentence summary of why Trump won than your post. Thank you.

Comment Re:Wait until they find out (Score 1) 113

What I keep wanting to see IRL is the stuff they keep showing in concept videos for probably 20+ years now. You sit down at an empty table and set your phone down on it. It connects to the desk and the surfaces light up, a touch sensitive keyboard and screen is drawn in front of you. A stack of folders to your right, you touch the stack and it fans out, letting you navigate through the folders to find the document you're reviewing for your meeting this morning. Tap it and it opens in the editor on your screen. To your left, a picture of a cup of coffee. You slide your finger around it as it changes from black to brown, you stop at two creams then tap the sugar cube once (or maybe it would already know your preference?). 30 seconds later a robot brings you a cup of coffee, which you enjoy as you page through the document using touch controls conveniently located nearby your hand's resting position instead of having to gorilla arm the screen. Then you pick up the phone, instantly cutting the connection with the surface, and head to work leaving nothing but an empty cup behind.

Back when these concepts started showing up, security and privacy wasn't as big of a thing as now. I'm pretty sure it's impossible to do something like this securely (has the MPAA figured out a way to stop people from copying video yet?) but that doesn't mean I can't dream.

Comment Re:Here come the science deniers (Score 4, Informative) 553

The original banning of cannabis was from The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937, where the government declared that any sold in the US had to have the appropriate tax stamp, and then did not print any tax stamps.

This law review from 1968 covers a lot of the early cases such as how the supreme court decided whether or not American Indians can use drugs for their ceremonies and such, as well as somewhat-related cases like regulation of LSD under the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. It concludes that the most likely avenue for a successful challenge would be a freedom of religion argument, but would require an established religion to have a sincerely held belief in the use of cannabis specifically (as a person claiming to use it independently of a recognized, established religion for the religious/spiritual experience lost their appeal because they were held not to have a sincere belief requiring its use).

Comment Re:Here come the science deniers (Score 1) 553

...and you're part of the problem.

1) to say "well look how dangerous THOSE things are" and somehow suggest that therefore pot must be safer is a simple tu quoque fallacy. Same with criticizing the commercially-motivated studies by alcohol and tobacco against pot; simply because they have a reason to dislike pot DOESN'T INHERENTLY MEAN their facts are wrong...just that it's possible they're spun.

2) "Everyone knows pot is safer than alcohol, opioids and tobacco."
Really? What I /know/ is that ANECDOTALLY (which we all know is useless in terms of determining policy) potheads seem to be less trouble than alcoholics. Smokers are mostly a danger to themselves, and opioids are strongly constrained by law so most recreational use is HIGHLY illegal.
If you're talking about 'traffic deaths and domestic violence' etc from alcohol, well, that's not the substance, that's resulting behavior from WIDESPREAD overuse and acceptance - let's let pot get into widespread casual use for generations, and THEN compare those factors.

Comment Only in China? Nah. (Score 3, Informative) 204

In a US where there is a broadly sweeping and growing generational consensus that government should:
- provide all healthcare
- protect everyone from any conceivable harm whether practical, realistic or not (from terrorists to pedophiles), - even from their OWN CHOICES - and at literally any expense're fooling yourself.

"Any government powerful enough to give the people all that they want is also powerful enough to take from the people all that they have."

Famously NOT said by T.Jefferson, but pretty damned good comment nonetheless.

Comment Re:User error (Score 1) 117


- Create Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents.
- Sync documents in OneDrive's Documents folder to local.
- Keep track all changes of online documents and automatic update on local.
- Calendar and manage email with Outlook
- Browse free online templates to create beautiful documents
- Create and print custom labels and PDFs
- Work with documents while on the go
- Easily share your documents with friends and colleagues
- Enjoy the freedom that comes with online and mobile editing
- Simply upload your files to OneDrive to edit them everywhere
- Save your favorite docs online to work with other apps and devices
- Add charts, pictures, animations and effects
- And so much more

Tell me, which of those features (for the "Office Bundle - for Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint Edition") are provided by a pack of templates, except maybe "browse free online templates" since that's almost certainly where this "bundle" was made of?

The disclaimer at the bottom that "iOffice" (whatever that is) is "neither produced by, endorsed by, nor affiliated with Microsoft Corporation" doesn't mean anything because neither are QuickOffice, LibreOffice, Google Docs, or any of the other programs that actually can "Create Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents"

Comment Re:Trademarks protect purchasers, not sellers (Score 2) 72

Uh, no. It's not a standards mark but an indicator of origin. I may think Foo brand shoes suck, but if I want genuine Foo for whatever reason, I want to know I'm buying genuine Foo. Maybe their quality sucks but they're made in a well-respected factory in Colorado, they treat their employees well, and they only emit pure oxygen and distilled water from their factories. The Chinese knockoffs might be better, but I want the Colorado-made product. The whole point of trademarks is that only Foo can claim to make Foo shoes.

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