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Comment Re:medicore (Score 1) 132

I've been having trouble with delete/backspace in ConnectBot. I'm trying out Full Keyboard now (it has dedicated dpad and control character modes). Delete works, at least, although flipping through all the modes gets old very quickly.

Comment Re:cash4cronies (Score 1) 434

Okay, I'll play.

When a Republican changes his mind, he's always believed the way he believes now.
When a Democrat changes his mind, he's a flip-flopper with no loyalty or conviction.

When a Republican raises taxes, it's only temporary. Republicans are the champions of small government, lest we forget.
When a Democrat raises taxes, he's a tax-and-spend liberal, a chronic symptom of an overgrown government.

It appears that you are no slouch at linguistic gymnastics yourself.

Comment That's a nice opinion, but... (Score 1) 264

...really, Apple has been doing just fine without Steve Jobs, and the iPhone is so popular that they can probably phone in (no pun intended) the 3.0 update and be set for another six months or more. Apple isn't in jeopardy of losing a significant number of customers to Palm until the bugs are worked out in webOS and their app store is fleshed out. RIM needs to hurry the Storm 2 along and from what I gather their app store needs some time as well.

That being said, I don't think Apple is going to phone it in. They've been quite prolific these past 10 years or so and I've seen no evidence of that changing any time soon. I expect to see a cheaper iPhone with beefier hardware and a reduced rate plan in the next few weeks (not necessarily at WWDC), and I expect to see Core i5 iMacs and Snow Leopard by Fall. Incremental improvements, to be sure, but enough to stay competitive.

Comment Re:I'm really curious.... (Score 1) 252

O'Reilly is even more backwards and loud mouthed than most people his age. I can't wait for the old generation to just die out already. Their legacy superstitions and bigotry have encroached far beyond what any reasonable person would find appreciable.

Uh oh. I think that includes me.

I think the GP must have been flaming Bill O'Reilly, not Tim O'Reilly, the author of TFA.

You've never seemed particularly loud-mouthed or bigoted to me. Don't go away, we need you. :-)

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Submission + - Lawrence Lessig on Fresh Air with Terry Gross (npr.org)

alakaboo writes: Terry Gross interviews legal scholar Lawrence Lessig on NPR's Fresh Air on topics ranging from copyright law, the relationship between the creative commons and corporate entities, his new book Remix, and his new position as faculty director at Harvard University's Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics. Audio for the program should be available Monday afternoon by 3 PM ET.

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