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Comment Re:There would be no healthcare crisis in the U.S. (Score 3, Informative) 216

Give it another few years for Obamacare to come all the way online, and there may well be. ;)

(oblig. "I'll probably get modded down for this.")

Probably. The rest of the modern world all look after the basic medical needs of people, it's pretty much only the US that lets people die because they have no money.

I came in to say the same thing Tsingi, there already is a healthcare crisis in the US, and anyone who tells themselves otherwise needs to do some research. The US has been behind in healthcare for years.


Treading the Fuzzy Line Between Game Cloning and Theft 235

eldavojohn writes "Ars analyzes some knockoffs and near-knockoffs in the gaming world that led to problems with the original developers. Jenova Chen, creator of Flower and flOw, discusses how he feels about the clones made of his games. Chen reveals his true feelings about the takedown of Aquatica (a flOw knockoff): 'What bothers me the most is that because of my own overreaction, I might have created a lot of inconvenience to the creator of Aquatica and interrupted his game-making. He is clearly talented, and certainly a fan of flOw. I hope he can continue creating video games, but with his own design.' The article also notes the apparent similarities between Zynga's Cafe World and Playfish's Restaurant City (the two most popular Facebook games). Is that cloning or theft? Should clones be welcomed or abhorred?"

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