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Comment Re: class action suit (Score 1) 117

Most likely, Microsoft will wind up having to pay a settlement class consisting of just about anyone who owned Windows 7 and can show their system now runs Win 10 thanks to the online upgrade.

What I want to know is, how do I get Microsoft to compensate me for the time and effort of successfully preventing the upgrade, and my increased risk due to the fact that I've had to disable security updates to do so?

Comment Re:Too bad we can't own software anymore. (Score 2) 117

Bullshit. The Uniform Commercial Code and the doctrine of first sale says I own the (copy of the) software. The only thing that says I don't is a fictional, unenforceable, worthless alleged-document that isn't a valid contract because (a) it's a contract of adhesion presented after the sale is complete and (b) offers me no consideration since I already have the right to do everything it's offering me by virtue of having already bought the software.

Comment Re:Not mine, you won't... (Score 1) 238

That's why only 15% of Americans live in actual rural settings. Hurrr. You should stop speaking for other people - it's not doing your argument any favours! The fact American public transport in dense cities and corridors is still usually lacking isn't the fault of Europeans telling you you're doing it wrong.

Comment Re:GB is doing it, China is doing it (Score 1) 82

Over the last 35 years... This demonstrates the strength of authoritarianism... But things are rapidly changing, and beginning to show the downside of authoritarianism.

Funny, I thought the downside of authoritarianism was shown during the period immediately proceeding the 35-year one you mentioned. Did the Chinese (or any other government, for that matter) learn nothing from the Cultural Revolution?

Comment Re:Protecting whom? (Score 1) 72

I'm sure you are correct for most people, but not everyone. Those who might be mislead also deserve protection under the law, and this is what's happening. It also stops people from knowingly buying fakes from these sites and selling them as the real things in shops, etc. I don't know how anyone can be upset with the law cracking down on counterfeit goods.

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