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Comment stealing isn't right and is not the right word (Score 1) 80

Court of Appeals will "again send a powerful signal that stealing isn't right." steal (v). take (another person's property) without permission or legal right and without intending to return it. I do not think that there was any intention to permanently deprive Apple of anything so there was no theft. I would expect the Court of Appeals to understand the legal definition and not pander to the latest propaganda.

Comment Re:Pardon Manning and Snowden (Score 1) 307

Two completely separate issues. I do respect him for the stand he took and that he did what was right and fought extremely bravely for his country. His delusions regarding his gender are a different matter. He is entitled to dress as a woman if he want but he is delusional to think he is one. He does need real help and he will not get it where he is.

Comment Re: Pardon Manning and Snowden (Score 2) 307

"Not a question of being a hypocrite - unlike you, I don't think there's anything wrong with being insecure if there are reasons for it. I've listed plenty. However, your insistence on pushing your POV wrt gender on others (which is what you're doing whether you admit it or not, by belittling others) rather than just going "okay, no big deal, whatever" shows that it's an issue for you." More than a little bit of hypocrisy in there.

Comment Re:Pardon Manning and Snowden (Score 2, Insightful) 307

There is no such person as Chelsea Manning. It is just a delusion of Bradley Manning. He does need help with his delusions and because of that he should be in an institution where he can get the help he needs rather than in a military prison. If he had a delusion that he was a tree he would get help and everyone would praise the doctors that helped him come to terms with reality but because he has a delusion that he is a woman the loony left are fighting for his right to be a tree, sorry woman.

Comment Solar panels in Nevada? (Score 3, Informative) 112

Solar panels in Nevada? A Heliostat would work as well and would not require such an unecological production process. Solar panels may be better than old tech power production but the chemicals used are pollutants. They are not as green as claimed but heliostat towers are far more green and in a area like Nevada. Why does a country like Morocco end up leading the world? https://www.revolvesolar.com/w...

Comment Re:Breadth & Accuracy 120 years ago (Score 5, Insightful) 435

Your back of the napkin familiarity on the subject matter in an age of scientific hyper specialization makes any opinion you have on the matter totally moot.

How on earth do you think you could possibly add any line of thinking that hasn't already been thought of, proposed, hashed over, and sorted out by the people who've been studying these lines of science for decades?

Comment Dumbphones (Score 1) 23

As long as this keeps them in the market of making great dumbphones, I am happy. I prefer to have a good phone with fantastic battery life in my pocket and a tablet in my bag. I used to use a smartphone but if kept letting me down when I really needed it. One time, after a long trip, I arrived in Pakse, in southern Laos, no one spoke English, my phone battery was flat, I could not remember the name of my hotel (it was on my phone) and I could not phone anyone to find out where to go... I decided to give up on smartphones. Nokia make the best phones, maybe they should stick to what they are best at.

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