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Comment Re:Double standard...??? (Score 2) 46

You are not a frictionless sphere at rest on a perfect plane in a vacuum. Surprise!
Unless you are somewhere on the autism spectrum or being willfully obtuse, figuring out why people do things is not usually very difficult. As a fun exercise, try and figure it out for yourself using clues from history and culture.

Comment Re:Not a real story (Score 1) 361

Sec. 46.08. HOAX BOMBS.
(a) A person commits an offense if the person knowingly manufactures, sells, purchases, transports, or possesses a hoax bomb with intent to use the hoax bomb to:
(1) make another believe that the hoax bomb is an explosive or incendiary device; or
(2) cause alarm or reaction of any type by an official of a public safety agency or volunteer agency organized to deal with emergencies.
This case doesn't pass muster because there was no intent to pass this off as a bomb. The moment he said, "It's a clock," this statute had no bearing.

Comment Fuck you guys. (Score 3, Insightful) 139

First post: Intentionally confusing her with porn actress.
Second post: Her dad was cool - here's some cool stuff about him!
Third post: Meh. She didn't really do anything noteworthy.

Fuck you guys. Stop living up to the worst stereotypes of geeks and nerds.

Comment Re:If there was no real difference (Score 1) 1330

You are talking about this case, but i am talking about the larger societal implications of how we treat corporations and people. In terms of the technicalities of the ruling, you're right - to the supreme court, it doesn't matter what kind of business it is, but it should.

The corporate owners as individuals shouldn't be compelled to do anything - the corporation should be. By conflating one with the other we are heading even farther down the same path of ever-growing corporate power and ever-shrinking corporate responsibility. If you are allowed to run the corporation as an extension of yourself, but not required to take full responsibility for the corporation's actions, that is a big fucking problem.

Anyone who cannot separate their personal beliefs from their corporate responsibilities should probably not be running a corporation. Anyone who can should probably be viewed with extreme suspicion.

Comment Re:If there was no real difference (Score 1) 1330

The individuals retain their religious liberties just as every employee of a business does, but the corporation itself cannot have religious beliefs and therefore should not be able to express religious beliefs through its policies. A private, unincorporated business owner could.

Corporations have more freedom and less responsibility than individuals do - that's fucked up.

Comment If there was no real difference (Score 1) 1330

If there were "no real difference between the business and its owners" it wouldn't be an incorporated entity - it would just be a business and they would be its owners. When you accept the benefits of incorporation you should also have to accept some of the drawbacks, including slightly more limits on what that business can and cannot do. Any time you take an entity with limited liability and responsibility and give it more freedom you are playing with fire.

Corporations are not people and treating them as such is just fucking stupid. "Corporations' religious beliefs" is a phrase that makes us all dumber every time we are forced to parse it.

At this rate we'd all be better off incorporating ourselves and treating our meat-sacks as employees of our corporate overminds.

Comment 2 Issues (Score 1) 207

There are two separate issues here and people seem to be arguing past each other.

1) Is Ikea right? Yes, they probably do have a case and could win in court.

2) Is Ikea acting like a bunch of assholes. Yes. The right way to do this would be to send IkeaHackers an email opening negotiations without an explicit legal threat. "Hey, we like what you're doing but you're using our trademark and it could be confusing to customers. Please add a trademark disclaimer and more links directly to our site. Here's a suggested disclaimer for use:..."

In playground terms, a C&D is like saying, i'm going to punch you in the face if you don't get off that swing right now.

Comment Re:Something shiny! (Score 2) 1052

Apple's greatest strength and most damning faults laid bare in one comment.
It just works, you know what you're getting, your old stuff keeps working.
Evolutionary, not revolutionary. Does not play well with others.

Comment Screen (Score 1) 214

From TFA: "7.85 inches diagonally, 1024×768 pixels at 163 PPI — the same pixels-per-inch density as the pre-retina iPhones and iPod Touch."

IE next year's model will have a better display. Wait and buy then if this is a product that interests you.

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