Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Jul 2012 23:07 UTC
Legal Since I want to get this out of my system: here's a set of proposals to fix (okay, replace) the current failing patent system. No lengthy diatribe or introduction, just a raw list.
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by henderson101 on Fri 6th Jul 2012 16:37 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: ..."
henderson101
Member since:
2006-05-30

I would say to this, welcome to the Internet...


1994. That was the year I started on the Internet. Email, IRC, Newsgroups. Then Web. Before Java and before the Dot Com bubble.

I also started coming here in the early 2000's. Whenever Eugenia started. Though at the time you didn't need to register to comment, so I only did that right at the point the rules changed.

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by _txf_ on Fri 6th Jul 2012 17:23 in reply to "RE[6]: ..."
_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

1994. That was the year I started on the Internet. Email, IRC, Newsgroups. Then Web. Before Java and before the Dot Com bubble.


Erm... My point was that the internet IS Rude, Crass and a whole lot of other adjectives these days. The fact that some people are rude on a forum is not a big deal.

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by grat on Mon 9th Jul 2012 19:51 in reply to "RE[7]: ..."
grat Member since:
2006-02-02

Started on the internet in '89.

... and it wasn't that rude. There were flamewars, sure, and some of them were legendarily Epic... but they weren't the norm.

Now, everyone assumes that being dickish is normal behavior for the internet.

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