Windows 8's use of the UEFI Secure Boot

Ernest Doub hideserted at
Thu Sep 29 17:37:42 UTC 2011

On Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 10:54 PM, Colin Watson <cjwatson at> wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 08:14:19PM -0700, Ernest Doub wrote:
> >    The poster may be using the M$ to avoid any possibility of
> repercussions
> >    for the unauthorized use of a trademarked name/abreviation that may be
> >    viewed unfavorably by the legal department of the trademark holder.
> >    Everybody knows what the euphemism refers to.� The use of it shows a
> >    deliberate attempt to avoid infringing on the trademark while
> expressing
> >    an opinion.
> This makes no sense and I'm afraid it really just sounds like an excuse
> for using a childish name.  Using a trademark to refer to the owner of
> the trademark is not trademark infringement.
> Let's be grown-ups about how we refer to our competitors.
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> Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]
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Excuse me for not turning on the big red flashing sarcasm light.

<>Accidental deaths by firearms
account for less than 1% of the 30,000.  There are three times as many
medical mistake deaths in the US than there are accidental gun deaths.
Perhaps we need safety locks on doctors and nurses?

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