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Comment Re:Classic PR trick (Score 1) 68

Yeah, this is a late reply.
I looked at the Wiki page and the "index", ohh scare quotes, isn't really useful at all.
It doesn't list like 30 countries, including Somalia.
It also even mentions on it's 'methodology' section many of the problems.

I noticed your frog part.
Don't insult frogs, they aren't as bad as people.
They actually will jump out at some temperature, unlike humans who wouldn't and do agree with the analogy.

Comment Re:I think this is something we can work out. (Score 1) 380

Obviously they are physical books but can you list some of the EULAed ones?
Maybe they are on Gutenberg(sp), including the EULA.

"Copyright is essentially a bargain struck between the public and the publishers"
I would say it is between the public, i.e. all and only humans, and AUTHORS.

Comment Re:And then there's me (Score 1) 223

First, I found you comment from the Facebook silo story and searched your history as I also don't like the various groups.
What is Diaspora like?
Can it be used as an online only site without needing people in the physical world to deal with?

Second, about the "Apple Pay Has a Siri Problem" story comment - - I got from your history:
You mentioned not dealing business with a company that has a "No Apple Ipay here" sign.
To create an extreme example:
What if the KKK created an online pay method like those?
What if the store said, "No KKK pay here but ipay allowed"?
Would you still boycott it?

Comment cameras and physical privacy (Score 1) 111

When I read the title I was thinking of cameras and such - until I read all the cyberprivacy stuff.
It seems to apply to that too.
Since poor people need to go through public places to get to food stores, private, they need to go through 2 sets of cameras.
"You have no expection of privacy in public," and, "It's private so they can do whatever they want," statements are used.

A poor person can't hire someone else and must go themselves and hence be caught on camera.

Comment Re:Even if true (Score 1) 490

Now first I do agree that Booth was a patriot; I mean he was a good actor.
I also agree with him, and appearently you, that Lincoln was a tyrant.
I even think that he was one of the worst presidents.
Everything he did was either immoral or illegal.
IMHO it would be better if there were 2 Americas.

Now why do you ignore ALL opinions of anyone who disagrees with you on one idea.

Comment why homework (Score 1) 278

Why do we need homework anyways?
Is it because the teachers are lazy?
Because the school day is not long enough?

What, other than school, needs some sort of homework?
Most jobs don't.

Like most /.ers I am smarter than more.
I often, even in elementary, did it the following morning.
Once I even waited 'til studyhall a few hours before class to do it; how did that particular HW help me?
I liked that I overheard someone else saying they didn't even collect it.

Comment geneforge (Score 2) 669

I just played Geneforge 1 again, this time with a guardian, though only on tricky diff - 3/4. :(
I play "mini games" from a guy named Simon Tatham.
He just reprogrammed older games he didn't invent.

I don't play MMPORGS or whatever.
I have installed Civ4 but didn't play it for a few months.
I also got Braid and Witcher from Steam.

I am not playing as much since I am programming as well.

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