940 posts • joined 7 Apr 2008
" MS copied Java to make .NET. So why aren't Oracle suing MS?"
Microsoft copied many of the principles of Java but it has a completely different API.
If copying the principles behind a platform is copywritable then I'd like to point to the fact that we had a language that compiled down to bytecode that could run on different platforms in the early 90s at the old Halifax Building Society. Does that mean Lloyds Banking Group can sue Oracle? They could do with the money to be honest.
It is a dickish move by Oracle I'll concede but would you expect anything else?
Maybe a knotted hankie?
I'm detecting an imminent dark matter event now.
Won't this mean some of us grow goatie-beards, wear leather and plot to murder our boss? (not all changed then)
And Apple will be a charity for the homeless and abandoned kittens.
I'm a big fan of "letting it brew"
I don't like tea though.
That is the worst analogy I've ever heard. It's like two pigs... in, err, dresses... trying to... err... do lawyery stuff... err...
Forgive my memory but Sooty is who from somewhere else? :)
Am I the only one who likes the Ribbon interface?
Also is LO4 available on the Ubuntu Software Centre or do I have to install manually?
Despite the abundance of planets around flare stars in Elite 2 I always understood that they would be extremely hostile to life due to their variability. Coupled with the fact the planets are much closer and will be tidally locked, the sunny side is going to get regular toastings.
Maybe in a trillion years when they turn to blue dwarfs they'll be a but nicer. I'm probably not going to be around to find out though.
I suspect we could solve the UK energy crisis by attaching a turbine to the late Gerry's grave :(
What if I'm having impure thoughts round the office?
Keep out of my mind!!!!
It's very hard to keep a straight face when these suppliers talk about where their electricity is generated when you actually stop to think how electricity works.
As previously mentioned, I grew up in the Selby area with is surrounded on all sides by coal-fired power stations. As far as I'm aware Selby cancer rates are not abnormal.
Now if you'd made a joke about it turning local residents into boozy, fighty near-humans I could have laughed along with you but you didn't.
So I'm not.
The fact that those who build wind turbines don't have to provide the back-up gas / unspecified-and-unlikely-energy-storage to cover their downtime is ANOTHER subsidy for wind power.
Having lived in the Selby area I'm very familiar with coal-fired power stations including Drax, Eggborough and Ferry Bridge.
They may be quite big up close but for the amount of power they generate for the UK they are a mere speck on the landscape. The amount of space required for wind turbines to produce equivalent power could eclipse whole counties.
You're an Inhibitor aren't you.
Could users replace Oracle Java with IBM Java or some other version for a more secure experience?
They should have copied it. That seemed way more fun.
Looking forward to the review for the new film already!
No CO2 from cars is good though surely? What's the greenhouse effect of drinking booze? Beery-farts smell like the end of the world to me.
Also, I think the efficiency might need improving a touch to make this a cheap fuel for cars.
And farts for that matter.
More likely to produce methanol than ethanol at a guess.
My reasoning is that it current mainly produces formic acid. In humans formic acid is produced from the chain:
methanol -> formaldehyde -> formic acid
The reactions being triggered by the enzymes alcohol dehydrogenase and aldehyde dehydrogenase respectively.
The chain for ethanol (non-tramp booze) is:
ethanol -> acetaldehyde -> acetic acid.
So from only my hazy memories of how hangovers work and why tramps go blind I deduce that it is more likely to produce meths than single malts.
Of course meths can run cars. There's a campaign for it somewhere. It's not a top tipple though.
Best. Post. Ever.
On this subject at least.
Does this just apply to straight mercury or to compounds as well?
There's enough scare stories about Thiomersal from anti-vaxxers making it difficult to get vaccines with the appropriate preservative for hot countries as it is.
As I thought. He did DDoS Barrysworld in a hissy-fit as 155&Rising remembers here:
"And beating l33t professional hax0r www.kimble.org and his aimbot in ra2, only to have him nuke b0rk.co.uk's irc bouncer afterwards and throw dos attacks at Barrysworld for the next week or so in revenge. ph34r the hacker dog ;)"
My old Barrysworld chums will be full of stories of his great prickery.
Because the galaxy is both a long long time ago AND far far away, a message sent via non-relativistic means then and there would reach us here here and now now.
Just requires some Force precognition to look into the future to know to send it.
(I can't believe I typed that to be honest.)
It's nothing like the Assange sex allegation. My calling him a cock is because it is a fact. He used to cheat at Quake and Counter Strike and would DDoS anyone who called him out on it. He's a tool and I'm nothing to do with the US.
As far as I'm aware, using an aimbot is not an extraditable offence. It just makes you a cock.
"Yes, he may be a cock but in no way does that excuse what the US Gov have done here."
I never said it did. They are two quite separate matters.
1.) The US has made a right royal fuck up of this affair.
2.) Kim Dotcom is a fat cocktard.
Different propositions using different words. Different.
Sorry, I'm getting into Compare The Market now...
"This Kim guy is fighting back against..."
You obviously don't know him very well. Do a bit of research on what an utter cock he is before lauding him as the new Jesus just because he happens to be doing something you approve of at the moment.
Bring on the downvotes...
The USP HMV had over supermarkets and the like was a large back-catalogue to browse through. Unfortunately that's been completely undermined by online retailers where you don't have to browse, you can search. From home.
A pincer movement of market developments has left HMV with nothing to offer.
I have an IdeaPad for the lounge and a ThinkPad for the computer room. Am I a bit weird?
Not in total, ever, period.
How do you persuade a cat to enter a prison?
Presumably only by standing in front of the gate and giving it a boot at the right moment. If you're going to do that you might as well just chuck it over the wall.
(The contraband, not the cat.)
I have CM10 on my SGS1 and am unaware of such a feature :/
I vaguely remember those as a kid but noone ever enters to tell the teenagers to shut up now. I doubt any staff would ever notice filming happening.
But this isn't the same thing as 'no appeal' is it?
I'd forgotten about that. Thanks for the memory :)
I visited altavista.com a few times at work and was left desperately scrambling for ALT-F4.
Wasn't me downvoting you but I got 10 downvotes already for dissing Arial and TNR so they must have some fans on here :)
Test: ARIAL SUCKS !!!!!!!!
Arial is boring and was overused in the 90s. Get some imagination and pick something different :)
Personally I'd go for Ubuntu web-font for websites and Verdana for Windows but there's plenty of decent choices that don't make you look like a bank 20 years ago.
There are more than 3 fonts on Windows!
Calibri/Cambria is OK. Much better than the pre-2007 Word defaults of Arial and TNR.
Verdana is more readable though.
Comic Sans is not an option except for dicks.
If it gets rid of Arial and Times New Roman then this is the best patch ever!
Gives mass != has mass
Look out at double the mass for the Higgs Boson's mother in law.
Not 4690 then?
A little bit unfair on low-margin, high-volume businesses that idea and unfair on retailers in general.
Hey, I've WRITTEN preprocessors but even I can see the danger in having huge amounts of code spewed out at compile time :)