Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Jul 2012 23:08 UTC
Google Apparently, this is a major victory of the patent system. This, this right here, this is what the patent system has come to. This is the destructive effect it's having on this once beautiful industry. Thanks to trolls like Apple and Microsoft, basic, elemental functionality is being removed from devices people already own.
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Gullible Jones
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2006-05-23

You know, I really don't like being the guy who tells people to sit down and shut up. Actually I'm usually the one who objects to such statements.

But.

As I type this, people in my country are dying due to lack of food, lack of shelter, and lack of medical care. I have friends who can't afford to get sick. I see homeless people every damn time I go into Boston.

Yes, people who bought the Galaxy Nexus are getting ripped off. Trust me, that is the least of their or anyone else's problems.

See, owning a smart phone - or leasing it, or whatever - that is a privilege here. So is owning a computer. So is having the time to learn how to use a computer, and all the associated geek shit. Education is a privilege, health is a privilege, sanity is a privilege. Honesty and lawfulness are privileges. Life is a privilege. Everything in this goddamn stupid capitalista country is a goddamn fucking privilege.

We only have "freedom" here by comparison to the third world. We send men and women out to fight for our vaunted freedom, and if they come back, guess what? They're free to live on the streets, and free to fuck off and die when winter comes around.

So, not to be too condescending, but next time you post shit about freedom and how life in the US sucks, please retain a sense of proportion; and remember that your smart phone getting functionality removed << people dying.

Kthxbye.

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