Thursday, April 12, 2007

It's been a long time since I was insulted. She called me "Peje". Wow...

I wasn't insulted because of being compared to him... no, I was insulted because I thought we were discussing as adults. There's a meme called Godwin's law. It comes from the Usenet. Applies to most situations. Arguing for a long time makes the probability of comparisons with Nazis or Hitler, 1. There, the custom is, whoever do that, automatically loses the argument. That's why I stopped right there. At Mexico, comparing with Nazis is a bit artificial, but who is there to "scare"? Yep, Peje. Or if you want the formal term, Argumentum ad hominem.

It's ok that you don't agree with me. Only, please, don't use such fallacies. Days ago I heard Savater saying, "the bad thing about postmodernism is the idea that any opinion is valid" (paraphrases mine). Truth isn't adquired if you use fallacies. Truthiness may be appealing to some. However, don't come to me with that.

PS Sorry if I offended someone by calling "discussing as adults". That came from the gut. This being an emotional place, I considered it best to keep it. My hope is that people will understand why I felt insulted.

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EULAs are moronic. Have you ever itched after reading something? All was in uppercase...
"Important: Please read this end user license agreement carefully. Downloading, Installing or Using Cisco or Cisco-supplied software constitutes acceptance of this agreement."
WTF! So every time you ever use a stupid cisco machine, they think they have the right to impose a license! Wow. Let's do this here goes my HCLA:

Important: Please read this Hubristic Corporate* License Agreement. Reading, discussing, mumbling or even receiving this blog by any media known by any living being now or in any timeline in the omniverse constitutes acceptance of this agreement.

This blogger is willing to let you... Ok the terms are:
  • You accept your EULAs constitute an unfair deal, which you deem an aggression against your end users.
  • You accept you know that it is unethical.
  • You ask for forgiveness and will do something more useful, with the spirit of trust between users and corporations.
  • I accept your forgivenes.
  • You accept any other unknown term I come to think, under the understanding that you need to keep informed. Don't worry, I'm a benevolent HB (B for blogger).
*Let's define Hubristic Corporation as any business dumb/opportunistic enough to use EULAs similar to the one quoted.