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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"Life is a privilege."

Given laws against suicide and even abortion, life is a legally-enforced requirement (even for fetuses) more than a privilege. People will be locked behind bars for simple drug offenses, fucking their mental status and life up, but forced to live--in jail/prison--unless the government decides for whatever reason that the death penalty should be given (unless you also killed, raped, etc., you're probably just stuck in the slammer). And I firmly believe that the government's incriminating actions on a person is usually far worse than the drug itself.

People who are old, terminally ill, their entire bodies failing--they're usually forced to be kept alive in a hospital by machines until the very last minute in a vegetative state drugged up to hell and back in an attempt to disguise the pain and just not there at all, and forced into continued "life" beyond what any sane person would want. I sure as hell don't want to know what it's like to have your death extended for hours or even days, in a fucked up highly drugged dream-like state, probably even able to hear (though too screwed up to actually understand) what the other people in the room with you are saying... I'd rather just croak outside of a hospital. [Hey, when I'm that bad off, pull the fucking plug already... fuck life at that point, seriously.]

The only thing I "get" from your post (which I fully agree with, if it was your actual point--though I seriously doubt you meant it in the way I'm comprehending it) is that the government doesn't give two shits about you, me, or any other citizen--it only cares about its own power. Just look at the people the U.S. Government poisoned on purpose--its own--just to get people to stop drinking alcohol during the prohibition. See what that got them: failure and repeal of the prohibition of alcohol. Alcohol is now legal for the most part, and people are able to legally (and safely) drink it if they want if they're of age. And good thing, because I'd surely have to get out of this country if I couldn't drink craft beer. So the government starts all over again, just with different drugs, setting themselves up for more failure, continuing to sustain the black market through criminalization and destroying lives.

What is the point in this post? Well, hell if I know why you brought death, war and shit like that up, but whatever. I don't even know why I typed this post up, and I'm not going to bother replying to this topic again. My point still stands: Apple and the judge who upheld this ridiculous patent can go shove an iPhone up their ass.

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