Oh, that's right. It wouldn't deter me in the slightest.
All it would do is make me ignore the ruling and sell whatever the hell I wanted on Craigslist anyway, and wait the two weeks it would take Congress to create new law that gets around this stupidity. Let those corporations try and sue everybody. Local LEOs and prosecutors are not going to waste their limited budgets on this shit.
Unenforceable. One of the keys to knowing a law or ruling is bad is when it is unenforceable and criminalizes everyday behavior. War on drugs, prohibition, gun laws etc....all more or less unenforceable laws that create a criminal class out of common citizens who are otherwise law abiding. Bah.
Please. Nobody in the post-911 era believes that the government is refraining from spying on American citizens.
What a disgrace.
A fair assessment.
It's like a crazy-enclave. I think the easiest way to make these people realize that they are suffering from mental illness or delusional thoughts is to explain to them how many waves and what type pass through them every day, even in a radio-free enclave.
I just don't get this kind of irrational behavior. I think it has to be an illness similar to germaphobia.
I would agree.
Useability issues, hostile support community and general lack of hardware support (desktop) all contribute to Linux being an unpopular desktop.
Really, support is the kicker, not acquisition cost. The industry has been turning PC support folks into the equivalent of data janitors for years now, both in prestige and pay. If you are dedicated enough to get *good* at supporting Linux, you are going to get a much-better paying admin job, not keep on schlepping desktops for minimal cash. Supporting Linux desktops creates more costs than it saves in Windows licenses in both ongoing issues (doing business with MS-Office using partners, etc) and cost of support personnel.
The Windows world churns out people good enough to do desktop support constantly. They are easier to find and will accept a smaller compensation package. Some of them are even lifers at desktop support, not good enough for data center admin jobs.
It's too bad really. I would have liked to see a good Linux desktop. For myself, I've always ended up removing any Linux desktops I've installed. I want to do things, not mess with the OS, which is what I end up doing every damn time. Thus, Windows and OSX for me.
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