Follow Slashdot blog updates by subscribing to our blog RSS feed


Forgot your password?
Get HideMyAss! VPN, PC Mag's Top 10 VPNs of 2016 for 55% off for a Limited Time ×

Comment Re:EEE (Score 1) 410

The US justice system is essentially a system where the group with the largest number of lawyers wins regardless of the actual law. If MS can't win the case on the merits they will drag it out until the other side goes bankrupt or the settlement is minuscule. If anyone goes after them in the court for bad faith then that party better have deep pockets.

Comment Re:There's an excellent reason for that. (Score 0) 93

> Now, we have the DMCA - a law we must collectively have agreed to, as it is no long merely a bill but a law.

I call bullshit on this. If we did have representative democracy that time is past. Now it's a charade. I know that the rep for my Congressional district affectively is a representation for ALEC, the US Chamber of Commerce, and other entities that give him campaign cash. I wouldn't say that DMCA is something at this point in history that we collectively agreed to. Supreme Court cases like Citizen's United have affectively taken away our representation in government. You're opinion sent to your Congressperson does NOT hold nearly the weight it did before in the big money era as it did earlier in the history of the US.

The only way we can get any representation at all is to form our own groups like the EFF, but at least by my reading the Constitution didn't intend for that to be the case.

Comment Sue paper mills? (Score 4, Insightful) 156

How about copy machine manufactures since they there is still paper propaganda?
How about sue video camera manufacturers?
How about Adobe for building Premier?

How far does "facilitating" go?

The reason that only "social media" is being sued is because "social media" is currently the in thing.

Comment Re:Amazon's coup - aye? (Score 2) 145

And your comment conveniently leaves off the fact that Clarkson physically assaulted a co-worker. How would you like it if you went to work every day under the threat of physical assault?

Oh, your like of Top Gear is more IMPORTANT than someone getting punched whilst going about their job?

Clarkson is an asshole and may be a racist asshole as well, but he would probably be there still if he didn't throw punches at producers.

Comment Re:And the election was handed to Hillary Clinton (Score 5, Insightful) 605

It's hard to keep taking these claims seriously when panel after panel of people who REALLY want to hang Hillary for the slightest infraction can't find a single thing to even complain about.

I have a lot of problems with the Clintons, but the constant witch hunt is just crazy.

Comment Re:And the election was handed to Hillary Clinton (Score 2) 605

I think what you meant is that they would rather vote for a candidate that is apt to destroy the country rather than get over irrational hatred they've harboured since Bill was in office. You can hate all you want, but rationally it's hard to call Hillary anything other than a Status Quo candidate. The going really isn't that hard for the political and corporate elite right now.

I have no doubt that the "we just want to watch the world burn" contingent has a candidate, and his name is Trump.

Slashdot Top Deals

I had the rare misfortune of being one of the first people to try and implement a PL/1 compiler. -- T. Cheatham