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  • ASP.NET and Threading

    @blowdart: Fully-qualfied type name: System.Security.Principal.WindowsImpersonationContext

    Thank goodness for usings and autocomplete.

  • more lawless bankers. tis the season

    , Maddus Mattus wrote

    @cbae: All of those scenario's are absurd.

    Yes, including the last one, which is a scenario that you agreed that you wanted. Glad you finally admitted that your position is absurd. We're finally getting somewhere.

  • Anyone know of a good source for ​Apple/​Samsung court case (1 ​bababaillio​n)?

    , Maddus Mattus wrote

    @AndyC:

    The patent system in the drug industry works a bit differently. They have five year patents, not twenty plus year patents. They are always in court protecting their products and judges declare drugs generic all the time.

    I love you how backtrack after somebody destroys your argument. You were right the first time. Patent protection on drugs lasts 20 years (at least they are in the US), but that period of protection, as with any patent, begins when it's filed.

    Drugs have to go through extensive testing in clinical trials before the FDA approves them and well before they ever hit the market, and that process could take years. Companies, effectively have only some fraction of those 20 years of protection, but it certainly isn't zero.

  • Anyone know of a good source for ​Apple/​Samsung court case (1 ​bababaillio​n)?

    , evildictait​or wrote

    *snip*

    Not since the 11th century you haven't (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiat_money).

    *snip*

    I think we all know that in Dutch history, there was a time when tulip bulbs practically served as currency. (Gotta love how the unfettered capitalist system was able to pull that one off!) Maybe Maddus wants to go back to the Tulip Standard.

    I pay substantially more taxes than the average person in my country, and receive substantially less than my fair share in return. But I don't think that crippling capitalism and abolishing the government would equal me back to a better position. I think that it would just crush the economy and throw everyone in the country into blinding poverty.

    You bring up a great point. Nose, face, spite. The neocons in our country would sooner have everybody live in abject poverty than to give anybody currently in poverty "something for nothing" because of their warped notion of what "fairness" is.

  • Anyone know of a good source for ​Apple/​Samsung court case (1 ​bababaillio​n)?

    , Maddus Mattus wrote

    *snip*

    Notice the smiley face that I put at the end?

    I think you have a very warm heart, so warm in fact that you are willing to spend other peoples money to protect the rights of other peoples ideas by using government force to turn them into commodities.

    I guess that you don't seem to recall evil mentioning that you have to spend your own money to defend a patent. You just couldn't wait to unload your "government force" schtick again, could you? And I see you got a daily double with the "spend other people's money" bit! LOL

     

     

  • more lawless bankers. tis the season

    , Maddus Mattus wrote

    @cbae: where did I claim to get rid of government entirely?

    cbae: His solution is to eliminate government so it cannot be encroached upon.

     Revisionist Historian: Exactly! That would be far cheaper then to try and regulate it.

    Comparing a position of a person in a debate to rape and rape victims is despicable, childish and rather offensive.

    Come back when you can act like an adult and provide an argument for your position.

    I presented an analogy. It's your job to prove my analogy flawed or irrelevant. And what's despicable about what I said? I didn't say you advocated the rape of women. I'm claiming your position is one of "throwing the baby out with the bathwater".

    • Solve the problem of car theft by only riding bicycles.
    • Solve the problem of home burglaries by getting rid of houses.
    • Solve the problem of shoplifting by getting rid of stores.
    • Solve the problem of poor public school performance by getting rid of public schools.
    • Solve the problem of patent wars by getting rid of patents.
    • Solve the problem of government being taken over by corporations by getting rid of government.

    See, I didn't reduce your position any further using some slippery slope argument. Your position can't be reduced to any further absurd scenario. It was at the absurd level to begin with. All I did was provide an analogy. Prove that it's a false analogy.

    edit;

    and where did I claim it was a fallacy? It's just a very stupid and unconstructive form of debating,.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reductio_ad_absurdum

    Again, I didn't use reductio ad absurdum, but I do seem to recall somebody giving the example of a 100% tax scenario to make the case that increasing taxes is bad. Are you claiming that reductio ad absurdum  isn't stupid or unconstructive when you use it?

     

  • Anyone know of a good source for ​Apple/​Samsung court case (1 ​bababaillio​n)?

    , Maddus Mattus wrote

    *snip*

    I have tons of intellectual property.

    You can download it freely at;

    http://www.nuget.org/packages/Krempel.WP7

    Or browse the sourcecode at;

    http://krempelwp7.codeplex.com/

    Unlike you, I put my money where my mouth is.

    Nice! Free controls! Thanks for contributing to my laziness. You must be a socialist at heart.

    Unfortunately, with regard to patentability, I can probably find cases of prior art for each of your controls. It's a goodwill gesture on your part to offer these, but let's not kid ourselves. If you really had patentable IP, you would patent it in a heartbeat.

  • more lawless bankers. tis the season

    , Maddus Mattus wrote

    @cbae:

     *snip*

    Exactly! That would be far cheaper then to try and regulate it.

     *snip*

    Reductio ad absurdum. So, got anything constructive to add? Or are you just trolling again?

    First, "reductio ad absurdum" isn't a logical fallacy. When you claim: "Hey, that's reductio ad absurdum! Use some other kind of argument." You're basically saying: "Hey, that's a legitimate logical argument! I quit because I have no retort."

    Second, the argument that I used isn't really "reductio ad absurdum" anyway. Your argument to get rid of government entirely is already absurd and can't be reduced any further.

     

  • more lawless bankers. tis the season

    , JohnAskew wrote

    *snip*

    I can feel the ebow in my side along with nudge-nudge-wink-wink from the lot of them.

    *snip*

    When you have brokers telling their retail customers to continue to buy and hold while the trading arm of these same firms selling short  and closing out positions at the end of every trading day, you know it's a complete set-up.

    In the past, you could rely on the "greater fool" to one day get you out of a bad trading position. Now you have your own brokerage firm trying to make money at your expense. It's as bad as when real estate agents would bid on the same houses that you hired them to help you purchase several years ago when everybody want to flip houses for huge profits.

  • more lawless bankers. tis the season

    @JohnAskew: The funny thing is that Maddus has acknowledged previously that corporations are, in fact, dangerously encroaching on government. But his solution isn't to prevent this from happening by dissuading corporations through regulations, penalties, sanctions, etc.. His solution is to eliminate government so it cannot be encroached upon. IOW, instead of preventing women from being raped by punishing the rapist. Prevent rape by getting rid of women.