And the video game companies already lost the legal battle to prohibit people from using their trademarks as an unlock; if you make that the unlock, then you simultaneously give everyone permission to use it for that purpose.
Specifically, in the case Sega vs Accolade.
The internet, as designed, will treat this like damage to be routed around
Australia is an island continent with a very small number of cables transferring data to Asia, across the Pacific and one across the Indian Ocean.
Given that, go talk to a network engineer and ask them how trivial it would be to block things going via half a dozen gateways owned by something like three companies, two of which have substantial ownership by governments. The people on satellite links will be exceptions but there are not a lot of those. Even state to state links go through tight bottlenecks.
The only reason things are not blocked properly is because nobody has put in enough effort (eg. pirate bay is blocked but some proxies are not), mainly because the people that know how to do it (apart from the DSD who want to block all encrypted traffic) do not want to block everything properly (and in the process piss off everyone using a VPN etc). It would be many times easier to implement than "the great firewall of China".
A similar situation will apply to a rural area near you where everyone is at the mercy of the policies of whoever owns the single way in or out.
Is there perhaps a larger moral to be learned from this? Is there something about farm equipment -- or FARMERS -- that's different?
Not really IMHO.
They are at the same level as people who buy industrial plant and expect it to last for decades as well.
They are buying commercial grade equipment and expect commercial grade parts availability instead of the cheap short lifetime stuff the retail consumer is expected to put up with. I once visited a foundry for an agricultural pump manufacturer. They had the patterns for up to 70 year old equipment and cast those parts every now and again to maintain their policy of "lifetime" support. While that's an extreme example that is what is sometimes expected of equipment that is used in production instead of the throwaway consumer items we are expected to put up with.
Don't be a sore loser
Yes I know - "it was only one goat" - being an utter amoral prick once just because you want to should be forgiven right? While a joke about beer with careful disclaimer at the bottom so as not to offend the incredibly thin skinned - burn him!
WTF is wrong with you?
That they would be terrified of right to repair is a no-brainer
Indeed. Isn't it funny when companies like Sony scream "let the market decide" and then put barriers in the way of capitalism when that market decides that repairing broken Sony stuff is worthwhile?
All you did was make a separate argument
No, that was your cheap knife line.
Your fake outrage about me telling you to "take art classes"
So when you make a personal attack the people you attempt to bully are supposed to remain silent? Also it was so incredibly fucking ridiculous - take art classes to learn about the world or something? Of course you are going to get ridiculed by that Mr Kiddies version ten page Moby Dick. Unfortunately it is very easy to know far too much about you and far too much about "what makes you tick" from what you have written. You are a naive blank slate that the NRA and other manipulative pricks have written whatever they wanted on.
Finally, fuck off and die
So you've given up on the smug vegan thing of telling me I should never have killed things? Are all the losers that have been conned by Oliver North's NRA as utterly pathetic and thin skinned as you are?
A gun is a tool for killing. It is not a flag. It is not a penis substitute. Why the fuck do you losers treat it as if it is both?
Yes, I did that on purpose
Yes and I was born yesterday.
WTF is wrong with you? I know there are some shameless liars in this place but I never expected one had been hanging around for so long.
Lowering yourself that far to defend against a joke? What a piece of work you are.
Miller Lite won the World Beer Cup's gold medal for Best American-Style Light Lager in 1996, 1998, 2012, 2013, and 2016.
Do you pull this dishonest little stunt often? Why? WTF is wrong with you? This issue is so incredibly trivial but you lowered yourself that far.
RTFA. Then follow the link to the paper. They DID try it on humans. Worked reasonably well (though the sample was small so it was more "does this maybe work on people, too? Is it worth a big study to check?" rather than "do all the results reproduce in people just like mice or are they quantitatively different in THIS way?").
Interestingly, they used a proprietary commercial boxed Fasting Mimicing Diet - L-Nutra's ProLon (Developed by a team including a USC Davis professor specializing in gerontology and life-extension) - on the human experimental subjects.
The fact that you can't refute my arguments is telling
Sorry kid - I refuted everything apart from your inexpensive knife distraction so you've got that utterly wrong. It may work at your high school debating club but it's a big world out there and your obvious bullshit relies on a tiny bubble full of the naive.
I voted for Hillary
So? Is that supposed to be another distraction?
You write like a politician with an agenda rather than a regular Joe with a real argument
So something demonstrating thought instead of directionless whining after a six-pack or two? What's with the "dumb is good" fetish?
How about acting like a human being instead of an Eliza bot with a random insult file.
How about actually reading the original of the book you've taken your name from? It may help you grow up. Is that enough for you to get an idea of how much your "take some art classes" made me laugh? You may note my post earlier was critical of your disgusting action and not you personally, but if you are going to write shit like "you should take some art classes" the gloves are off.
You disgust me writing such shit as you did in response to a murder. How fucking immature.
imho, the only test for the quality of an AI is "what it can do", not how.
If I hire two men to dig ditches, and I give one a shovel and the other a backhoe, it is silly to say that the second is ten times as intelligent as the first. Intelligence is the ability to formulate an effective course of action, not the ability to execute it. Of course, the physical ability to execute is important, but it is not "intelligence".
If you have a procedure with 10 parameters, you probably missed some.