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    SubjectRe: Open letter to Linux kernel developers (was Re: Binary Drivers)
    On Tue, Jan 02 2007, David Weinehall wrote:
    > On Tue, Jan 02, 2007 at 08:22:21AM -0500, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
    > > On Tue, 2 Jan 2007, Theodore Tso wrote:
    > >
    > > > I can very easily believe it. The US patent system and "justice"
    > > > system in the US is completely and totally insane, and companies
    > > > often feel they have to act accordingly. Remember this is the
    > > > country that has issued multi-million dollar awards to people who
    > > > spill hot coffee in their lap ...
    > >
    > > MASSIVELY OFF TOPIC: can we please stop using this "hot coffee in
    > > lap" story as an example of the idiocy of the justice system? i'm
    > > guessing there's more to this story than most folks are aware of, and
    > > you're welcome to read the details here:
    > >
    > > http://www.lectlaw.com/files/cur78.htm
    > >
    > > as you can see, there are two salient points that change the
    > > complexion of this story thoroughly:
    > >
    > > 1) mcdonald's was not merely serving their coffee "hot," but
    > > *scalding* hot (180 to 190 degrees Fahrenheit), a temperature that
    > > will produce third-degree burns almost immediately, and
    >
    > That's less than 90°C. Water boils at 100°C. How the hell do
    > people expect coffee to be made without boiling water? Magic?

    I guess selling sharp kitchen knifes in the US is a law suit waiting to
    happen as well then, people could seriously hurt themselves with those
    things! Talk about corporate irresponsibility.

    --
    Jens Axboe

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