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Comment Re:Fairness has a role (Score -1) 221

Government laws cause the drugs to be that expensive in the first place. There shouldn't be such a thing as government ran FDA. A rating agency can exist without a government involvement. But of course I am 100% on board that there shouldn't be any copyright or patent laws in the first place. Let the authors protect their own rights without any artificial government created and protected monopoly.

I say drug companies need to rely on trade secrets if they want that monopoly, not on any dorm of government intervention. As to prices being 'unfair', that is a load of crock in the free market. Unfortunately we don't have a free market especially where it comes to the drugs, we gave government oppression instead.

If I invent a cure for cancer or HIV or anything serious, I would only sell it as a treatment in a protected facility, so that the information in it would stay private for as long as I can keep it. The price would be whatever I say and if a government comes for it I would much rather see it destroyed, wiped out rather than sine collectivist government violate my private property rights.

Comment Re:Many reasons (Score 1) 172

" because WEBOS was a joke to begin with"

You shut your dirty mouth. WebOS was LIGHTYEARS ahead of iOS and Android. I still have my Palm Pre Plus in a drawer. I have yet to see a hardware/software stack that is as elegant and ahead of its time as WebOS on Palm was.

Comment Re: In the interest of infringing further: (Score 1) 142

Really? I've heard the last few Trek outings were absolute shit. I've been too busy to see many movies, but after Paramount's shenanigans began I couldn't see making time to give them any of my money. The fans made Trek - if they want to shit on the fans, then the fans can u make Trek. Except that most of them are p'tak.

Comment Re:Perhaps globalism might be in fear for once. (Score -1) 1512

I expect to there be less government under Trump, I may be wrong though. I expect reduction in government interference to the individuals (and when I say individuals I do mean people who are mostly abused by the power, those who have something to take away from, thus businesses and yes businesses are people.) That's the only thing that matters, one thing, the only thing, the singularity of things: less government interference.

Comment Re:I Explain This to Millennials Constantly (Score 2) 62

'Control' as in 'The user cant turn it off, opt out, or present false data.'. Your 'need' should never supersede my right to tell you 'no, you cant have that info from me'. At what point did you assume you had an unfettered right to that data? did it ever occur to you that you should respect your users?

Comment Re:I Explain This to Millennials Constantly (Score 5, Interesting) 62

The problem is most of this stuff SHOULD be so low cost that it should be nearly free. Everyone should have a cheap $100 server at home that all your data flows to and you control. There is no reason for any of this basic stuff to cost so much privacy. It costs money because they want to control and shape it, not because of the technology involved. There is no reason Twitter should be burning so much cash for a TEXTING app. Its text, we solved that issue DECADES ago.

All of these monstrosities are the result of society's woeful technological ignorance, not actual costs to communicate. WE have established a future where ALL communications have the ability to have ads inserted into them. Its fucking creepy as hell.

Comment Endowments (Score 3, Insightful) 309

If the Endowment is large enough they can give every student free tuition. If there is no endowment, everybody pays. In the middle, they need enough people paying full-boat to subsidize the kids who need a full ride. Look at the economics before you assume ill intent. There is no magic money and locking kids into thirty years of debt is no magnanimous gesture.

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