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Comment NUDITY IS NOT PORNOGRAPHY (Score 2, Insightful) 267

Judas Priest people. Are you gonna start making pigs wear clothes, and babies cover their nakedness (ohnoes!). "Because God created it, the human body can remain nude and uncovered and preserve intact its splendor and its beauty." - Pope John Paul II

THIS is not pornography: (Although it is not safe for work.) It is Homo sapiens in his natural state. And that is all the wikipedia shows - it does Not display pornography.

Comment Re:The COTS battle is not over, get over it (Score 1) 236

nearly everyone today is they are buying a package for $500

The government is not buying one package for $500, they are frequently buying a million identical packages for $500,000,000. Less some virtually useless feel-good discount.

That pays for an awful lot of in-house development or open-source tweaking.


Any large public or private organization paying recurring, per-seat licensing for software is being economically stupid.

Comment Re:Wouldn't it be fairer ... (Score 1) 53

The Supreme Court has established that it would require a successful rebellion.

Of course. What sort of government would it be, if a condition of joining was "Oh, if you don't like it here, you are welcome to leave when you decide to"?

The Feds get some of their power by limiting the options available to those they govern. Sometimes (as in states joining the Union) that can be a Good Thing(tm), other times (like mandated heath care with non-governmental agencies) it can be a Bad Thing(tm). It's a situational thing.

Meh... if you want to drive a car, you're mandated to purchase car insurance, and since no state offers a state-run car insurance system, it's forcing you to buy something from the private sector.

The argument from the right should never have been that it is a mandate policy, but rather their argument should be that it's outside of the bounds of the Federal government... each state still is allowed to establish the exact same mandates.

For instance, Massachusetts has a mandate to purchase healthcare as well, and it was pushed out by the right-winger Romney.

Comment Re:A good criticism, but... (Score 1) 572

I RTFA, and I think it's the most well-thought-out criticism of Jobs' anti-Flash editorial I've seen so far The author maintains "the way out of the Adobe vs. Apple cage match is straightforward, and exists already: free software operating systems like GNU/Linux with free software Web browsers, supporting free media formats like Ogg Theora" and later concludes, "So, the correct decision in the dispute between Apple and Adobe is "none of the above." The past we need to leave behind is not just Flash, it's Apple's proprietary software as well." I agree with that in principle.

I too RTFA, and am now convinced of superiority and holiness of free software. I'm going to ditch my iPhone for Openmoko, pronto.


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