If you bought the product from someone else (like Home Depot), it seems to me that those T&C aren't worth the paper they're printed on. You don't have a contract with the manufacturer simply because they included a slip of paper.
Or are we to assume that HD made you sign that paper before being allowed to buy the product. In which case, good luck, I'll go shop somewhere else.
How would you enforce a contract without binding someone, or even if you did, when it's clearly unconscionable?
"No your honour, I wasn't demonstrating. I came here as part of a flash mob... I mean we were all here at the same time because our driver's licenses were in need of renewal. Having to sit because the resulting line was so long doesn't make it a sit-in."
We really love riding our car, but too bad about all those pesky insects impacting the windshield and all that mud ruining the paintjob...
Therefore, we've decided to remove the engine, let the air out of the tires and use someone else's car instead. But don't worry: because we love our car so much, we'll check insect and mud levels from time to time.
Back in May, we wrote about how, despite pretty much everyone agreeing on a (decent, if not amazing) patent reform bill in the Senate, the whole thing got shot down, when the trial lawyers called Senator Harry Reid, asking him to kill the whole thing, which he did, telling Senator Patrick Leahy that he wouldn't allow the bill to go to the floor for a vote.
Maybe you'll find it easier to read when structured as a patent?
What is claimed is: 1. A method and apparatus for patent reform comprising the steps of: (a) Use of a patent reform bill. (b) Having pretty much universal agreement in Senate. 2. The method of claim 1 wherein the bill is decent, if not amazing. 3. The method of claim 1 wherein trial lawyers call Senator Harry Reid, asking him to kill the whole thing. 4. The method of claim 3 wherein the Senator follows through, comprising the steps of: (a) Killing the bill (b) Telling Senator Patrick Leahy that he wouldn't allow the bill to go to the floor for a vote. 5. The method of claim 4, with optional gloating.
After a failed attempt to bully USENIX, StreamScale intimidated (i.e. there was no lawsuit and therefore no ruling) James Plank, a known researcher in the field, also author of widely used Free Software libraries using the same techniques as those described in the linux kernel.
The full FAST '13 conference proceedings (in PDF, EPUB, and MOBI) and the table of contents (in PDF), which contain papers entitled SD Codes: Erasure Codes Designed for How Storage Systems Really Fail and Screaming Fast Galois Field Arithmetic Using Intel SIMD Instructions, which were posted here, have been taken down due to a dispute over the two papers' contents. USENIX takes no position regarding the merits of the dispute. We will re-post the papers when the dispute has been resolved to our satisfaction or at such earlier time that we deem appropriate. Note that all other FAST '13 papers are available individually below