I enjoyed this, and the (twenty years after) sequel, "The Philosopher Kings". Looking forward to the third one, when published.
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Can you verify that unlicensed percentage with a less biased source than the BSA?
No. Just no.
Twitter isn't a publisher, it is a communication tool. Users can use it to direct others to content published elsewhere. Its self-imposed length restriction makes it pretty useless for actually publishing anything (and I believe the guy testing the waters by trying to register copyright on a tweet has had no luck to date).
Google Search isn't a publisher, it's...a search engine. (I'm not sure how to highlight the difference if it isn't obvious to you.)
The common point between them is that Twitter and Google themselves aren't determining the content you see - you, the user of their services, are.
Typical misrepresentation going on here...neither twitter nor google image search host any pictures of any kind. We're talking about links to content, not content.
Please, please, please remember the distinction. Blurring it just fuels those who would take our rights away.
"If you ate at 33 of these"
I would have thought almost no one would have eaten at all 33.
Address his mental health problems? How un-American. Mentally ill people belong homeless on the street or in jail.
"if the court will give me the chance ... I will give it 100 per cent. I am ready to get my life together and quit all this nonsense." - much virtue in "if".
One thing I want to know...
Is "journalisming" pronounced with 4 syllables or 5?
Re: more lessons
Just out of curiosity, what interest rate are you getting on your banked funds?
Andrew, can you explain
Andrew, can you explain how the EFF is "waging a ceaseless war on the individual's digital rights"?
many more in his possession?
So you think he is lying when he says he has nothing?
I loved the "it is generally held" bit; how about citing your sources? Who are these people generally holding this, and how do *they* say they know?
My source? The NYT: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/18/world/snowden-says-he-took-no-secret-files-to-russia.html
It appears the title and end of the story have been corrected; thanks.
The end of the article seems very flawed (and the title very carefully worded). Nothing RSA says contradicts the allegations; of course they deny actual knowledge of a backdoor or weakened encryption. If anything you can take the RSA blog post as a confirmation that they did take the NSA money to put in the NSA-selected algorithm.
I too would like to see the email *to* Cook.
A year or three? You are thinking of some other company, maybe. Google moves faster than that (when it wants to).
"were the company watching every penny"
Which part of "Foundation" did you not comprehend?
Is HTT a Doc Smith reference?
Cuba is in North America.
In fact, however, it seems likely that the chances are you are indulging in whitewashing speculative "journalism" without benefit of any actual research whatsoever.
Either write a...
Either write a SQL vs NoSQL article or an Oracle vs non-Oracle article. You've mashed the two together in a way that provides much less clear information than either would separately.
But does it run Perl?
You are making a mistake if you think Apple employees as a group agree with Apple in their self-described thermonuclear war on Android.
You can determine whether there's been compliance with candor and good faith simply by noting you are dealing with the U.S. Government.
I'll let you all decide which way to take that.
Nothing to see here
Um, this is part of what cloud means, at least in AWS's visualization of it. If you have something to "repair" when an instance goes away, you are doing it wrong.
Code that includes thousands of macros
Is he talking about the Perl 5 source?
Re: Big tech companies promote "copyleft"? That's new to me.
You are making the same error that the article made. Copyleft is not the opposite of copyright, it is copyright used for a particular kind of purpose.
And I get the feeling there is general ignorance of RMS's positions on *non*-software IP - something I'd like to see change.
Is that true?
I also would question the truth of that - though I would say the dividing line is that free/libre software will fix the first part; just open source may not.
SaaS too certainly doesn't have to - by day I'm a closed-source SaaS developer, and almost all customer data is exportable; where it's not, it's because I'm so busy :)
Re: What does "support" mean though?
Agreed; "support" doesn't mean anything more than security updates for a version of the OS that no one develops for any more; it would be surprising if it meant supporting older hardware for newer OS or application releases.
I was going to suggest...
I was going to suggest "MexiPhone", but that's way better!
I have no idea what you just said.
What is this article about?
Re: Headline is very misleading
No, they were out and out paid (but lost more than they gained, as it happened). Just as Barnes and Noble was paid to drop their anti-competition complaint against Microsoft (and may also come to regret it).
Headline is very misleading
The headline is very misleading; there is nothing in the story about ASUS getting "paid", the way Nokia is being paid for its Windows Phone efforts.
It's all about the license
It's all about the license. And there is room (and desire, apparently) for both free and non-free licensing.
Re: A PR failure?
Think of a website with a Donate button; should that be opt in? The first time you visit, present you with a confirm dialog "Would you like to see the Donate button?" and store the result in a cookie?
I haven't tried 12.10 and am unlikely to any time soon, but it really doesn't sound like that big a deal.
A PR failure?
Lots of people buy things from Amazon. Lots of people use Ubuntu and wouldn't mind doing something easy to support it. Seems like they've just made that possible. Is that such a big deal?
As a search tool, the new feature sounds useless, I admit. So think of it as a Donate button - except that it donates Amazon's money, not yours.
Re: Lost the plot
I said the same. Then a co-worker inspired me to actually try it - to just install 12.04 and live with it for a couple of weeks. So I did, with just the stock 12.04 experience, no tweaks, no add ons, and I adapted. It's really not that bad.
Obligatory google calendar complaint
Why oh why do they refuse to support floating times? There's a *reason* they are in the iCal specification.
Making this make sense
Karen Sandler's keynote at Linux.conf.au 2012 ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XDTQLa3NjE ) gave me for the first time some insight into *why* Gnome Shell/Unity/Metro are heading us in this direction.
Still don't like it.
Who is MWR Infosecurity? No wikipedia page; not much web presence at all other than their thin website.
I'm a little baffled by this; are there some other permissions the app should use when displaying advertisements besides the permissions the user granted? What do these users who weren't informed of something (not sure what) expecting?
A security startup with $26M in funding and a bizarrely hand-wavy business model makes a first splash with a planned expose of Android weaknesses? Do you smell Microsoft? I do.
"Google must have consented to this action because" just doesn't pack the same punch, does it?
Where's the joke? :)
Err, security number one priority? no
The memo repeatedly places availability before security.
I'm not going to say anything about Office 365. Really, I'm not.
The intended use is not the problem here
Well, at least not the major problem. I actually believe carriers when they say they only want to use CarrierIQ to help customers. But in a world where police feel free to seize and strip data off your phone without a warrant, it doesn't help that the information would have been only transfered to the carrier after encryption, or how well they protect anonymity in handling the data. They have to not log it in the first place.
"extremely difficult to understand their plan"
While Buffett seems to understand IBM's plan very well...to continue to convince companies to voluntarily submit to vendor lock in. That's something that's worked very well the last 20, 30, 40 years. But it's an idea whose time has passed. Pity Buffett doesn't get that.
I don't see the paradox. Perhaps you meant irony?
DRM or not is orthogonal to license vs. own.
Err, I don't do facebook, but isn't it against their TOS to share your password?
I had the pleasure of talking and listening to Monty for quite a while at OSCON, and MySQL may have an uncertain roadmap but the same is not true of MariaDB.