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Comment Re:Requirement should be 3 year warranty (Score 2) 224

So what you're saying is you want a law mandating that you have to buy AppleCare? Why not... just buy it if you want it?

You're already paying a premium for products that are purposely designed to be non-repairable. Why should I be forced to have to pay an extra warranty premium for products that are basically designed to fail (MacBook Pro anyone? *) that I then can't try to fix myself (or choose who fixes it)?

(* yes, I know they 'recalled' this and will fix for free - but only after really bad PR/threats of class action lawsuits finally forced them into it)

Comment Treated like financial crimes. (Score 2) 383

Do Slashdot readers think there should ever be any exceptions?

If the site(s) knew something, then yes, they should have some accountability. In this regard, it should be treated similarly as someone who had participated/facilitate, unknowingly or not, in money laundering - the law won't care about actual intent/claimed innocence, only about the facts.

Comment Selling our sovereignty to corporations (Score 5, Insightful) 186

The TPP (or as I've seen it referred to - the "Tyrant Protection Plan") is nothing but a sham, no part of it has anything to do with 'trade', and all of it having to do with corporations ensuring their profits, at the cost of those countries' citizens.

Why else would they be permitted to sue countries/governments over alleged threats to their 'perceived potential profits' due to new laws (such as environment protections laws that might forbid those companies from operating under these new laws) passed by said countries.

Comment Re:Gave up on it long ago... (Score 1) 325

Congratulations, AC, you've shown yourself to be so much smarter than all the rest of us that clearly couldn't possibly have done or noticed a simple typo, and proved your superior knowledge to the world by not only pointlessly pointing it out*, but also endlessly harp about it.
*except for the part where I specifically admitted 'wanted' was indeed bad grammar, but hey, I guess you could be forgiven for not having noticed that, which was the main point of the post after all.

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