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Old 12-27-2019, 02:55 AM   #2176
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A much used phrase, esp. when it comes to online service providers.

But the analogy doesn't work for me, at all.
There is such a thing as free lunch. Charity and hospitality have always been part of human society. And while the former might be largely institutionalised and the latter on the decline, they definitely still exist.

I guess what most people really want to say when they use that phrase is sth like: "Please do look the gift horse in the mouth!" Being free doesn't necessarily mean there's no strings attached.
Yes. Heinlein’s not talking about the meal. Harshaw is, in fact, quite generous and charitable ’tho he doesn’t suffer fools lightly.
The phrase is exactly about the presence of “strings”
 
Old 01-12-2020, 09:30 AM   #2177
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Old 02-03-2020, 03:16 PM   #2178
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Richard Stallman: "Proprietary software should not exist."
 
Old 02-04-2020, 01:33 PM   #2179
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Neither should a box of "food" say 0 trans fats on the front, having partially hydrogenated oils listed on the back... but, f u if you're not aware that we're all truly idiots,,, learning nothing from history bcause we can't live it as a whole!

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Old 02-17-2020, 08:06 PM   #2180
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How the heck would I know to be happy,if I weren't miserable once in a while?

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Old 02-27-2020, 12:07 AM   #2181
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It's enough to be myself...but a little bit less to be another one..My lifetime is not enough to become that bit. So, I'm happy with what I have
 
Old 06-06-2020, 02:40 PM   #2182
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"The history of patents includes a wealth of attempts to reward friends of the government and restrict or control "dangerous" technologies."
 
Old 06-07-2020, 04:15 AM   #2183
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"The history of patents includes a wealth of attempts to reward friends of the government and restrict or control "dangerous" technologies."
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Old 06-07-2020, 11:09 AM   #2184
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"Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are."
 
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Old 06-07-2020, 12:00 PM   #2186
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"Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are."
By Mason Cooley.
 
Old 06-07-2020, 07:50 PM   #2187
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Thought that was a fitting aphorism for these days.
 
Old 06-07-2020, 09:28 PM   #2188
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Postscript: we're all just paraphrasing, g.
 
Old 06-14-2020, 07:08 AM   #2189
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Richard Stallman: "Steve Jobs, the pioneer of the computer as a jail made cool, designed to sever fools from their freedom, has died. As Chicago Mayor Harold Washington said of the corrupt former Mayor Daley, “I'm not glad he's dead, but I'm glad he's gone.” Nobody deserves to have to die - not Jobs, not Mr. Bill, not even people guilty of bigger evils than theirs. But we all deserve the end of Jobs' malign influence on people's computing. Unfortunately, that influence continues despite his absence. We can only hope his successors, as they attempt to carry on his legacy, will be less effective."
 
Old 06-18-2020, 06:31 AM   #2190
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'I hate what has happened to our culture lately... When someone says theyre very opposed to racism and fascism it should be an easy "hell yeah me too" ... but what they very well might mean by that is "i openly hate anyone to the right of chairman mao"'

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