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Supreme Court Upholds First Sale Doctrine

commodoresloat uhhh (648 comments)

Just because it gets you high doesn't make it "intellectual" property.

about a year ago
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Supreme Court Upholds First Sale Doctrine

commodoresloat OMG You're right it's happening already!!! (648 comments)

Now lots of online businesses peddling second hand goods will spring up in no time.

You're right, it's happening already! Look at these evil merchants of second hand books I found just searching online:

http://www.amazon.com/New-Used-Textbooks-Books/b?ie=UTF8&node=465600
http://www.abebooks.com/
http://www.powells.com/

If somebody doesn't do something soon, we'll be seeing merchants of second-hand records and CDs and videos as well!! I've even hear rumors that there are some brick-and-mortar institutions springing up and collecting second hand materials and LOANING THEM OUT FREELY TO ANYONE WHO ENTERS! Have we reached such a nadir of respect for commerce and capitalism that we're going to allow every moocher and freeloader in the 47% to simply BORROW someone's intellectual property without paying for it?! I'm shocked the Supreme Court would hand such a victory to the Marxists and Linuxists.

about a year ago
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Are Teachers Headed For Obsolescence?

commodoresloat Re:Ha, you threaten teacher jobs and see what happ (570 comments)

That depends on the state; it's certainly not the case in California. Where, by the way, state university instructors haven't seen a raise since 2007. (And the state supposedly has some of the strongest teachers' unions in the country).

about a year and a half ago
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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer: Forget the iPad, Surface Is the Tablet People Want

commodoresloat Re:Returning surface (403 comments)

I was excited to get my surface on Friday.

I was wondering who accounted for their one sale.

about a year and a half ago
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Apple Unveils New iPad

commodoresloat Nah (989 comments)

No, those people work at Foxconn, not Foxcomm.

more than 2 years ago
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June 6 Is World IPv6 Day 2012: This Time For Keeps

commodoresloat a sign of the apocalypse (463 comments)

First Duke Nukem Forever in 2011, and now this in 2012? What's up for 2013, Hurd??

more than 2 years ago
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Climate Change Skeptic Results Released Today

commodoresloat Re:Different thing (776 comments)

I'm not sure if you're being deliberately confusing or if I'm being dense, but my point had nothing to do with land surface data or the problems of the IPCC. It's that the coauthor never "slammed" the author, and never "accused him of hiding data." The Daily Mail reached those conclusions on its own, and the coauthor came back and slammed the Daily Mail for sensationalizing this. Cheers.

more than 2 years ago
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Climate Change Skeptic Results Released Today

commodoresloat Re:who's godwinning who? (776 comments)

Please provide a link to whoever else brought up the holocaust first? Pretty sure it was you. Characterize it how you want to, but it seems there was a meaningful (or at least non-WWII-related) discussion going on here until you came along.

more than 2 years ago
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Climate Change Skeptic Results Released Today

commodoresloat Re:Different thing (776 comments)

Did you even read what you quoted?? Yeesh. She mostly agrees with Muller. So your interpretation (based on the title of the daily mail nonsense) that the coauthor slammed Muller is completely wrong (or, as you say, completely full of shit). The only thing she disagreed with him on is something about hurricanes, which she says is "not something to bother with."

Hope this helps.

more than 2 years ago
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Climate Change Skeptic Results Released Today

commodoresloat Re:Not news (776 comments)

No, Miller has not been accused of anything by his co-author. Read her blog and get the facts straight; hopefully the Daily Mail will come around to publishing a correction soon (though it's doubtful given the "journalistic" standard they set).

more than 2 years ago
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Climate Change Skeptic Results Released Today

commodoresloat Re:Not news (776 comments)

Judith Curry, the co-author in question, is not disputing his comments; the Daily Mail took her statements out of context. You can read her blog for the real story from her perspective here http://judithcurry.com/2011/10/30/discussion-with-rich-muller and the previous post; in short she says the only thing they disagreed about was the relatively minor one of interpreting hurricane data. Otherwise, she writes, "I have to say that there isn’t much that we disagree on."

The media don't always play a positive role in conversations among scientists - they tend to look for the controversial and sensational and that plays into the hands of people who wish to deny the growing scientific consensus around climate change.

more than 2 years ago
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Climate Change Skeptic Results Released Today

commodoresloat Re:Muller is part of the narrative (776 comments)

Actually the headline doesn't match what the co-author said at all. Read her blog; she says the Mail took her statements out of context and that she and Muller basically agree on most of the conclusions.

more than 2 years ago
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Climate Change Skeptic Results Released Today

commodoresloat who's godwinning who? (776 comments)

You're the first poster in this discussion to bring up the holocaust.

more than 2 years ago
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Apple's Lossless Audio Codec (ALAC) Now Open Source

commodoresloat Re:Why not... (526 comments)

For you, perhaps; for those of us who like having a decent mp3 player, it's a reason to use ALAC.

more than 2 years ago
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iOS 5 Update Available

commodoresloat this update is great!! (473 comments)

Awesome update; everything is running much snappier! And I haven't even installed it yet!!
Great job Apple!

more than 2 years ago
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Apple Logging Locations of All iPhone Users

commodoresloat Re:ummm (591 comments)

you're holding them wrong

more than 2 years ago
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IPad 2 33% Thinner, 2x Faster, iOS 4.3

commodoresloat Re:Not very relevant (1118 comments)

no Apple enthusiast will be swept off his/her feet

true but some of us who managed to hold off on purchasing the iPad 1 might finally take the plunge

more than 3 years ago

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