* Posts by arctic_haze

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Top 10 Steve Ballmer quotes: '%#&@!!' and so much more

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Re: I realise this is totally childish, but ....

No. Not really.

You can choose whatever version you want when you release the code. You may even choose more than one (GPL and LGPL or for example).

But when the code is already released under a GPL version, only the copyright owners (the original authors0 may re-license it. This is why Linux is still under GPL v2. Linus refused to re-license it to GPL v3.

http://www.infoworld.com/t/platforms/linus-torvalds-still-sticking-gpl-2-361

Firefox takes top marks in browser stability tests

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Nice results generally

This shows what a healthy competition can achieve.

Internet Explorer 6 is a fossil from the (luckily short) time of Microsoft browser dominance and the tests show what a monopoly leads to.

End of an era as Firefox bins 'blink' tag

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Re: "Enable JavaScript" preference checkbox has been removed

Limi will soon turn off the Exit options so you cannot spoil your Internet experience by switching off the browser.

Who's who: 12th Doctor has been chosen, will meet you on Sunday night

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Rowan Atkinson

He was so good in the Comic Relief spoof that I believe he should become Dr. Who for real.

Bloke raises hand in vid, claims: I sparked Apple dev site hack panic

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We should follow the example of the physicists

If you find a bug in the laws of the Universe you may start with contacting the Boss (that is to pray).

However, you'll end up publishing your discovery in a scientific journal, anyway.

Google staffing boss: Our old hiring procedures were 'worthless'

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PhD and working for corporations

I do believe that being a PhD correlates with inventiveness. But I do not believe the real smart people apply for jobs with corporations. They either go for the freedom of the academy or start their own start ups.

Apache devs: 'We'll ship no OpenOffice before its time'

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Re: And the winner is?

LibreOffice is removing Java step by step. Every major version release has some Java functions rewritten. For example 4.0 achieved this:

"Reduce Java code: Port Fax and Letter Wizard to Python (Xisco Faulí)".

The next version (4.1) will be even better:

"Reduce java code: Port Agenda Wizard to python. Remove 11 files, 5345 lines of java code (Xisco Faulí)

Port Web Wizard to python. 140 files changed, 5076 (+), 11416 (-). Removed 55 files, 10426 lines of java code (Javier Fernandez)"

However it is not easy the amount of Java dependence Sun have been introducing for years.

Redmond probes new IE 8 vulnerability

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Re: World - 1 million, Luddites - 0

XP is working fine for me. Thank you.

I believe it will work fine for the next 10 years (unless MS stops making every Windows worse than the last one).

The secret is not to touch the Internet with anything made in Redmont. Use a hardware firewall (like a router). When OS updates stop coming, configure IE to look for a nonexistent Web proxy. Get online with Firefox or Chrome. You'll be all right.

Thousands rally behind teen girl cuffed, expelled in harmless 'explosion'

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Racist factor?

Only one person noticed the girl race (black). But I disagree with Daggersedge to the meaning of this factoid.

Somehow I have this sneaking suspicion that she would not be expelled if she were white.

Universe gains an extra hundred million years

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Good news

I feel much better knowing that the stuff we all are build from is 4.9%, not 4.6% of the Universe.

We are a minority, but a growing one!

Help us out here: What's the POINT of Microsoft Office 2013?

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Libre office not good for big presentation?

Define your big.

I've been lecturing since using OpenOffice and later LibreOffice since 2005 and never had a problem. I became so sure of its stability I sometimes did not save for hours while working on the lectures and never had to regret it.

I especially like the possibility of using the projector as my second screen while on the first I see the hour, time since I started and the next slide.

The possibility of making your document or presentation as a PDF file was there in 2005, years before Microsoft copied it.

I absolutely see no reason to pay for MS Office. I uninstalled it from my work PC about 2007 even as I had a license and never looked back.

Hellish XML demon exorcised from Windows, IE bug stays

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Mr. Mador's advice to upgrade to nternet Explorer 9 or 10 or Chrome or Firefox works only 50% for XP users.

There are no IE 9 or 10 for Win XP.

But that's not my problem. I use the other half.

'You can say I'm paranoid about it, but they will kill me'

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No surprise here

If you're business is computer security, you should be paranoid.

If you are a big name in computer security, apparently you may become absolutely paranoid.

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