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Comment Re:Dead pixels in Aus (Score 5, Informative) 241

Can confirm I've fought manufacturers on their 'dead pixel policies' before in Oz and won, with the help of the ACCC. Basically a defect is 'Anything that would prevent the consumer from buying one instance of a product over another instance of the same product if they knew about it in advance', and dead pixels are considered defects by this definition, and manufacturers can't refuse replacement on defective products, period. The '7 day' or '30 day' policies are also not enforceable, if you get dead pixels 9 months down the road they still have to fix or replace. Even if it's 1 dead pixel. Nintendo will not be able to enforce this policy here, though it might be quite time consuming and tedious to make them comply. (nb: I am not a lawyer but I've been in this boat before)

Comment Re:It's Sony - duh (Score 2) 467

If you bought a game and want a refund after an hour or two of trying to get things to work right, that's perfectly fine. 50 hours? No way.

You're forgetting the part where the developer, lying, told users 'There's lots out there you just have to explore and find it!' - Some were more trusting of this than others and spent more time exploring trying to find these things that, it turns out, don't actually exist in the game. Spending 50 hours being naive doesn't mean you're a thief while the person who clued in after 8 hours isn't. Both are victims of fraud and deserve their refunds.

Comment Re:Fork it all (Score 1) 551

The point is not all of them have, which would be fine except those who haven't are being pressured and actively ridiculed by those who have - which is wrong and definitely not in the spirit of FOSS. Lennart made a claim previously that the Open Source Community is "quite a sick place to be in". This is in fact in no small part due to his own project's political maneuvering and strong-arming which others outside of the systemd camp have noticed and take exceptional issue with.

If someone want to use systemd they can go right ahead. That is their right and I would not dare to suppress that right or insult them for exercising it. But when systemd proponents start pressuring other distros to get on board and ridiculing those who say no and throwing baseless ad-hominem attacks at their users who don't want it, that is exactly what they are doing - trying to suppress those users' rights and insulting them for exercising it and turning FOSS into quite a sick place to be in. As awesome as systemd might be, the community and politics around it disgusts me and I want no part of it.

I'm sure this might seem like a flamebait post to some but it has been my experience and I think both sides of 'the debate' need to take a step back and recall that we're all in this together so lets stop trashing each other and pushing agendas and come to a mutually agreeable compatible outcome instead of acting like religious extremists.

Comment Re:So, another hypothetical particle? (Score 2) 103

I don't think we are assuming our current theories are totally correct, otherwise we wouldn't be looking for new physics (in the form of dark matter particles) to explain what we're seeing. Signs tend to indicate though that out current mode of thinking is correct but incomplete, as opposed to being completely wrong, which is why we're not throwing out everything and starting again from scratch.

Comment Re:What's with the scare brackets? (Score 1) 113

I have yet to see any proof that No-IP are 'shady', I've been using them myself for legitimate purposes for quite a while (devices that roam physical networks, non-static adsl connections, etc) and have no reason to believe they are doing anything untoward. Also no one 'alleged' their businesses were disrupted - it is a fact that they were. It is unfortunate that some businesses don't see the value and justification of purchasing a domain, static IP and setting up DNS hosting along with other services but I do know many that use dynamic DNS services and home adsl plans at their offices instead to try to trim overheads as much as possible. When Microsoft hijacked No-IP's domains their DNS servers were not returning A-records, poorly deployed SOHO websites and self-hosted OWS become unreachable to staff outside the office and customers. Business is affected. Sure you can argue that people shouldn't use dynamic DNS services for important things but that doesn't change the fact that they do, and this affected them greatly.

Chicksdaddy's post smells of astroturfing.

Comment Re: Good. (Score 1) 699

I'll respond to this with what I've said in another post already:

Because no person or group of people have any right at all to dictate what another person or group of people do with their own bodies. EVER. History has proven that this ALWAYS ends in disaster. Why? Because people are people. You might know better today but you're still a person and will still take that precedent as license to push your control even further until someone ends up oppressed and enslaved. And if not you then your successor. Or theirs.

Society is free to expel people, sure. But it is not free to violate their bodies, the only thing an individual can truly own. Why is this fine line so hard for all the 'pro-vaxers' to discriminate. (I quote that to highlight the difference between those who are merely pro-vaccination and the zealout group 'pro-vaxers' who keep insisting that any talk against an overly-reaching government makes you an 'anti-vaxer')

Comment Re: Good. (Score 1) 699

because, as I've stated in another post:

Because no person or group of people have any right at all to dictate what another person or group of people do with their own bodies. EVER. History has proven that this ALWAYS ends in disaster. Why? Because people are people. You might know better today but you're still a person and will still take that precedent as license to push your control even further until someone ends up oppressed and enslaved. And if not you then your successor. Or theirs.

Society is free to expel people, sure. But it is not free to violate their bodies, the only thing an individual can truly own. Why is this fine line so hard for all the 'pro-vaxers' to discriminate. (I quote that to highlight the difference between those who are merely pro-vaccination and the zealout group 'pro-vaxers' who keep insisting that any talk against an overly-reaching government makes you an 'anti-vaxer')

Comment Re: Good. (Score 1) 699

Because no person or group of people have any right at all to dictate what another person or group of people do with their own bodies. EVER. History has proven that this ALWAYS ends in disaster. Why? Because people are people. You might know better today but you're still a person and will still take that precedent as license to push your control even further until someone ends up oppressed and enslaved. And if not you then your successor. Or theirs.

Society is free to expel people, sure. But it is not free to violate their bodies, the only thing an individual can truly own. Why is this fine line so hard for all the 'pro-vaxers' to discriminate. (I quote that to highlight the difference between those who are merely pro-vaccination and the zealout group 'pro-vaxers' who keep insisting that any talk against an overly-reaching government makes you an 'anti-vaxer')

Comment Re:Good. (Score 1) 699

Thanks for trying, but I think it's moot. Anyone with a strong opinion on this topic seems unable to carry out a rational conversation on it. Kind of reminds me of the creationism topic. Almost as if to have an opinion at all is to be a zealot per default or something regardless of the point of view you've adopted. Any one else who's opinion doesn't fit in to side A or side B has to be forced in to one or the other somehow so that you can label and judge them accordingly.

'If I yell louder than you then I'm right and all my time spent believing hasn't been wasted'

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