I really don't see why ZFS deserves a front page article every time it assimilates another piece of old news. I guess it's a lesson to any software project looking for publicity - build everything into a monolithic ball of mud and win free slashvertisements.
Time to stop moving
I assume your comment was sarcasm. Do you know how much it costs to move to a city that has a commercial video game development scene?
By default you have the right to do whatever you want. So the onus is on you to point to a source that says that copyright law prevents you from using software. I claim that only EULAs restrict you in that way.
Softmodding has noninfringing use, you can use cromwell BIOS to boot Linux without having to run any hacked Microsoft code (i.e. the BIOS.) I've never understood why none of the hacked BIOS is distributed as a patch, which would be legal to distribute. Perhaps because Microsoft has never really gone after BIOS producers, understanding well the ill will that this would have generated within the community, making the Xbox 360 a non-starter. The 360 has much more secure hardware, and Xbox 360 hacking is much less prevalent.
Millions of Tonnes of Salt water
The region in question is in places very low in population simply because it is a volcanic arid wasteland
Rapid change on this scale is always bad news in the short term
yeah that unparalleled growth from the end of the depression to the mid 70s was a real downer.
also, when Friedman's economics aren't classically liberal enough for you, you know you're off the deep end.
You do it your way, I'll do it mine. I don't mind paying for a ticket if I really have to. It's only a couple hundred dollars.
So then you wouldn't mind donating a couple hundred dollars my way?
Most tickets are a tax. Plain and simple. Even the tickets that aren't a tax (like legitimate fines for building code violations, parking in front of a hydrant, etc) are unwelcome charges. I hate wasting money as much as the next person. Paying a ticket is a waste of money (you are giving an entity money, without getting any benefit), no matter what the context, even if you deserved it.
> (from wikipedia) English-language editions of Scrabble contain 100 letter
I meant using scrabble tiles in principle. So obviously 26 a-z
characters/tiles, not 100 with uneven and therefore non-random distribution.