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Tom 13 Re: Mine's the one with the 3.5" floppies in the pocket.
Speaking of noobs - I think I can still find my 8" floppies for an old Xerox dedicated word processor around the storage bin somewhere. Unless I left them on the ship :)
@John Savard Re: natural monopoly
Natural monopolies only occur when there is a _physical_ reason for the monopoly - not market reasaons. An example of a natural monopoly would be power distribution, or even better would be a mining facility. Extremely high capital costs or there's only one (or only several) place(s) to get the material.
However, being a perceived monopoly (a la Microsoft) could be a determining factor for government intervention to to monopolistic practices. In MS case, it's really a shame that politics got involved and they didn't get more intervention because of their proven monopolistic practices (as proven by the courts in MS v. Word Perfect)
As far as name recognition, you have a point. In the case of Linux, it's taken off despite the lack of name recognition for Linux itself, but Red Hat seems to have taken off in several sectors (like server space) despite not having the name recognition.
Re: One thing "Boy Wonder" did NOT learn for Gates...
Hmm. Last I checked, it was Melinda that setup the charity - not His Billness.
Re: Oh Dear
I'm still waiting for the _actual_ list of infringements that Android is said to have copied. When you can come up with a list of _actual_ infringement, then I will listen. Until then, it's just FUD.
Actually, no they haven't. The litigants settled because MS had deeper pockets and could not afford the litigation. Besides, WHAT patents are MS asserting against Android? I've been looking and I have yet to see ANY patents listed from MS - only smoke and mirrors against players that can't afford 10+ years to litigate.
Not to mention - since when does the court system decide rates? and BTW - 2.25% is the opening offer - MS decided to sue rather than negotiate. Think about that next time you want to talk to MS.
Re: .. and then there were 2
Hmm. Last I checked, SuSE was derived from Slackware.
(Warning - VERY big graphic of linux distro's)
Re: @AndyS - Lets see if this self-fulfills
Hmm. Fond memories. I actually learned to drive on a '31 Ford Model A pickup. Fond memories indeed.
Re: Well argued, but..
disclaimer: I don't really golf.
However, they do have walking as a sport (look at the regulations for walking the mile v. running the mile), and golf certainly has a lot of walking involved - unless you decide to use one of those new-fangled things called a "golf cart" to ride in.
Hmm - MS dirty tricks forgotten?
Seems like too many people forget that MS actually screwed the 3rd party people by telling them "Use the API's we document" - then pulling the plug and using undocumented calls in their own products causing the 3rd party software makers with dung on their face because they were not given the proper documentation.
Re: Seems like this would be a teaching opportunity
Have to check, but I heard that fuck derived from very old english courts stamping records of persons charged with adultery with "For Un-Carnal Knowledge", then the rubber stamp was shortened to F.U.C.K. if they were found guilty.
But again, would have to go dig through very old court cases to see if that's correct.
Re: New Reg unit?
Initially, all test flights with new systems are under controlled conditions - which means not as fast as the thing is capable of, but fast enough to check the specs on what's being tested. Once the (hopefully) minor bugs are worked out under initial test conditions, then the bar is raised and things get tested closer to technical specs.
And yes, experienced heli pilots have done a Luke Skywalker flight through canyons as well, so the relatively slow speeds during initial testing are to ensure that the bugs in the system are found before the pilots are needed.
Last I checked, I have several linux boxes at a SOHO business that I worked at 5-7 years ago. Last time I checked, he's called me twice with issues - both of which were actually network switch issues and not linux server issues. So, what's the TCO in that case compared to windows admins?
7v for _burning_ metal oxide is very low
when you consider how much power it takes to make a laser burn a spot that melts metal rather than just lighting it up. look at it in that context, then 7v is very low voltage for the power needed to melt the metal spot in the nanodot area.
And don't forget
that the burning part that takes a longer time (up to 1ms) is the writing part, not the reading part of the cycle, so the relationship to cmos is much closer than that of regular ram.
Actually - Sun (and Oracle) refused to license
So if Sun/Oracle refuse to license java for android because of their stance on mobile phones, how is it Googles fault that they had to rewrite a compiler to use a different vm than java?
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