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Comment Re:why qualify the nightclub as "gay"? (Score 1) 224

The problem with your argument is that the possession of arms is a constitutional right. Driving a car is a privilege not a right.
When you remove people constitutional rights they have to already have done something (due process you know) or it's unconstitutional. Privacy is a constitutional right. Requiring a license to use encryption because you may or may not be a terrorist is unconstitutional. This is not rocket science you know. Arguing for the government to take away people constitutional rights without due process on the 2nd amendment and vigorously arguing for them to preserve those rights on the 1st amendment is at the very least hypocritical. If you don't like certain rights granted by the constitution then argue for a constitutional convention to take away those rights.

Comment Erm Guys... This Judge writes code.. (Score 5, Informative) 436

This judge is not clueless
Judge Alsup writes code

Quote from this judge from this same case before the appeal I believe
I have done, and still do, a significant amount of programming in other languages. I've written blocks of code like rangeCheck a hundred times before. I could do it, you could do it. The idea that someone would copy that when they could do it themselves just as fast, it was an accident. There's no way you could say that was speeding them along to the marketplace. You're one of the best lawyers in America, how could you even make that kind of argument?

Comment Re:Nah (Score 2) 364

I'll bite....

it seems that these documents were leaked from a prestigious law firm no? So that being the case it seems that you would be better served to hire them to deal with hiding your money. Now I'm not sure that the people that used this law firm "did the paperwork" themselves. And so there is a financial barrier to entry obviously

so your arguement falls flat on its face hard

Comment Re:Just in time for Ubuntu? (Score 1) 83

Fedora and Arch and just about every other Linux distro are NIH solutions including Android. If you are not using Slackware then you are using NIH solutions. What's your point? SystemD is a NIH solution, Wayland is a NIH solution, Pulse Audio is a NIH solution, Gnome and KDE are NIH solutions. I could go on and on. Your argument that people should not innovate to suit their own needs and use cases is moronic at best. The NIH excuse is tired and beaten to death. trying to use NIH to justify your hate for Canonical is quite adolescent at best. Grow the fuck up. - smh

Comment Re:This is big-league ball, kid. (Score 5, Insightful) 163

Software patents should be outlawed. The US Supreme Court seems to take a dim view on software patents. Code that allows text to render before images is not innovation. Telling you that I own any code you write that enables a specific feature such as that is not innovation its extortion...legalized extortion. Software patents for simple features like that should have never been applied for and should have never been granted. Microsoft abuses patents on software in an effort to stifle open-source in the marketplace. They have even warned that this is the method they will use against Linux and they have been executing that plan for a while now. It's not just Android it's any device that runs Linux. They have been using fat patents against Linux device makers for a while now. Companies like the NAS maker Buffalo which uses Linux on their devices and have nothing to do with Android has to pay up.

Comment ALEC at work. (Score 1) 165

When you see state laws like this that propagate throughout the states and usually supported by Republican politicians throughout the states you can attribute it to ALEC ALEC is a forum where conservative politicians and big business and interest groups rub together and create legislation (model legislation) for the benefit of those big businesses and interest groups.

Comment Re:Yeah, um, not so much (Score 1) 819

they confiscated almost all modern guns from the people. The people won't stand for making most guns illegal to own and confiscation of their guns in the USA. Now, in Australia if you are rich or politically connected that doesn't apply to you. So do we make rules that the common man can't own something but the politicians, politically connected, and the rich won't have a problem owning due to their vast resources?

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