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Re: Mathematica and Lisp

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  • Subject: [mg129714] Re: Mathematica and Lisp
  • From: David Bailey <dave at removedbailey.co.uk>
  • Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2013 05:52:59 -0500 (EST)
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On 05/02/2013 08:06, Richard Fateman wrote:
> On 2/2/2013 11:52 PM, Andrzej Kozlowski wrote:
> .
>>>
>>> http://www.wolfram.com/legal/agreements/wolfram-mathematica.html
>>>
>>
>> RFJ has been posting this...
>
> Here is the quote, clipped from the mathematica  (not wolfram alpha)
> legal agreement:
>
> WRI, and its agents, representatives, and independent contractors, shall
> not be obligated to provide or liable, under any circumstances, for
> providing information on or corrections to errors and/or omissions
> discovered at any time in the Product, whether or not they were aware of
> the errors and/or omissions. WRI does not recommend the use of the
> Product for applications in which errors and/or omissions could threaten
> life, injury, or significant loss. Some states do not allow the
> exclusion of implied warranties, so this may not apply to You. This
> warranty gives You specific legal rights, and You may also have other
> rights that vary from state to state. This Agreement is governed by the
> laws of the State of Illinois in the United States of America without
> effect to any choice of law provisions.
>
> ..........
> see the middle of line 5.
>
>
>
> I believe the parser corresponds to the language of version 3.
> However, many of the peculiarities of the language are present in
> version 1.
>
> My comments stand on their own, and I think anyone reading them
> can make his or her own conclusions about their validity.
>

I just hope you never need any prescription medicine of any kind, 
because if you do, you will find the box contains a list of possible 
unpleasant side effects. These vary in severity, up to but not exceeding 
death!

All that your quote demonstrates, is that we live in an absurdly 
litigious culture!

David Bailey
http://www.dbaileyconsultancy.co.uk



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