Re: Re: If you have an idea, then do it right so nobody copies it.
As Thomas Edison said, anything worth achieving is 5% inspiration, and 95% perspiration.
Or, as Nikola Tesla said in reference to Edison:
His method was inefficient in the extreme, for an immense ground had to be covered to get anything at all unless blind chance intervened and, at first, I was almost a sorry witness of his doings, knowing that just a little theory and calculation would have saved him 90 percent of the labor.
I have to say I LOVE the way he uses the term 'pirate' but uses it in the opposite way it's normally used today:
To think of those solemn donkeys breaking a little child's heart with their ignorant rubbish about plagiarism! I couldn't sleep for blaspheming about it last night. Why, their whole lives, their whole histories, all their learning, all their thoughts, all their opinions were one solid rock of plagiarism, and they didn't know it and never suspected it. A gang of dull and hoary pirates piously setting themselves the task of disciplining and purifying a kitten that they think they've caught filching a chop! Oh, damó
I think I'll call IP maximalists "hoary pirates" from now on. ;-)
Im not linux hater, but, I also dont see why people try and say its better then windows for desktop use...
Yea, that's obvious, especially when you start your comment with:
shhhh you will upset the lintard....
but using linux for the average desktop user who does more then brows and word process from time to time......isnt worth the pain of trying to teach them to do stuff that in windows only takes a few clicks.
See, this is just a matter of conditioning. I got off the MS train way back in '98 (the browser/antitrust thing being the primary reason (but there are many more - why should I support such an unethical company?), and these days on the very rare occasions when I'm forced to use Windows I'm always left thinking, "Wtf!?!? Why is everything so hard to do in Windows?"
I use Linux and am proficient with it. You (apparently) use Windows and are (apparently) proficient there. See what I'm saying?
They want it now, they want it all, they want it cheap, they want it delivered in a million different formats, and they want it whenever and wherever without restriction. ... and they want it so cheap that it's impossible to provide.
Impossible? How does the Pirate Bay manage to do it then?
I guess you missed the fact that I was replying not to the OP (who you're quoting) but to the AC who suggests that the Techdirt community isn't sympathetic to the OP because we don't support SOPA et al.
You're right, though: I should have made it more clear that I wasn't attacking the OP's comments, which I think are reasonable and fair. I just thought it worthwhile to point out to those who think we need SOPA what a miniscule percentage of the population they're pretending to protect (anyone with any reason knows that these types of laws are really just intended to keep the fat cats fat).