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UN Report Reveals Odds of Being Murdered Country By Country

lmasaya Mexico in Central America? (386 comments)

Stats for North America are incorrect. Mexico is not a part of Central America, it is part of North America. Some may not know or like this, but it is correct.

about 10 months ago

Nat Geo Writer: Science Is Running Out of "Great" Things To Discover

lmasaya Should be called: Please disprove my claim. (292 comments)

This claim is an over-generalization. Nobel prize does not cover all fields of science. Actually, very few. There is no way to predict that someone will not come along and actually make a finding that does not require huge labs or previous work. Almost sounds like a troll to me.

about 10 months ago

MS Pressuring NW Schools: Pay Up, Or Face Audit

lmasaya Re:Whatever happened to 'Innocent until proven gui (870 comments)

It is interesting to see this on slashdot. I currently work/live in Guatemala (Latin America). The Business Software Alliance ("Microsoft") sent letter all over the country to various types of institutions including Academic and politely but firmly did something similar as what other are commenting. It seems to me that they have a right to be paid for their efforts, but I believe that people have the right to the presumption of innocence unless there are good reasons to think otherwise.

Although some of the legal discussiones don't necessarily follow for our legal system, it strikes me that our current laws give Intellectual Property owners to much influence over the system.

Another thing that compounds the problem is that the average income and the exchange rate make it even much harder to purchase software legally. Let 's say a give piece of MS software costs USD $500. That for us would be like around Q4,000 or four time what a secretary makes monthly. They are just forcing people to pirate software if the want to charge the same as in a first world market. It would be smarter to price adjust it for our country.

more than 12 years ago


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