Jack Horner did a great TED Talk about this very issue as it applies to paleontology.
Here is a video of Steve Jobs saying "app" from 1992: Link!. Don't have to wait long, at 0:16 mark.
Anyone who trusts Microsoft is a moron.
Microsoft Transparency is an Oxymoron; unless we are talking about Aero Glass transparency.
In what way is a copyright or a patent anti-private?
The way copyright is intended to work, after copyright expires the work falls into the public domain. Hence, anti-private.
The way patents are intended to work, the cost of patent protection is that the way your invention works is public record. Again, anti-private.
I am not arguing that this is a bad thing, but I do believe his claim is correct.
However, as long as copyright never expires and you can fudge your patent application with false or incomplete disclosure you can argue the other way.
Spot on. The only thing a ratings system would accomplish would be handing out salaries to a handful of cronies tasked with compiling a worthless metric. Unless you are born into privilege (money, athletic, or scholarly ability) and you are going to college, its going to be the local state university. Hopefully one that caters do your chosen discipline without extreme financial burden.
Gut Homeland Security (by extension TSA), cut military spending, stop spending money on the militarization of local police. Stop taxing labor so working families can afford to send their kids to college.
Invest in education, don't subsidize tuition. Distribute more money to universities through grants. Invest more into agencies like NASA that can outsource some of their work to universities. Create an environment where universities can be flush with cash so that tuition becomes known as a barbaric tool used in the past by the elite.
Several times per day. I work in a pharmacy.
so in my book; that's much better than good enough. The original site should be nuked from orbit and this one should be put up instead. Pure and simple.
Redirect facebook.com and microsoft.com and all their servers and namesakes to 0.0.0.0 or to 127.0.0.1 in the root DNS servers. Problem solved.
First they donate it to non-profits
Then they donate it to schools
Then to universities
Then to the hospitals
Then to the politicians
Then to the developers
Finally they donate to the existing Windows XP users.
But nobody is interested; not even the pirates; since nobody wants to be infected with Windows 8.x.
where the list gets narrowed down daily and the winner is announced after 3 days? In the case of MS, looks like this joke will go on for a year.
My hunch is that Elop already holds the reins to the ruins; this media contest is just a soapera.
As another poster pointed out; I intended to say non-x86; not non-Intel. In 2001; I was buying about 250 desktops from HP(Vectra VE5 if I recall right); and the marketing folks from HP sang loud praises of the 'Merced' project which later morphed into the Itanium range. The guys claimed that the architecture was entirely done by HP (primarily to support HP-UX) so I presume even though Intel did the design and production of the chips; they could not implement TCPA in that.
Not a single major hardware or device maker seems ready to support Linux on non-Intel architectures. Intel, MS, HP, Cisco etc. are part of the TCPA alliance; even Linux on ARM based servers have taken a very long time to arrive.
How is that different than Free/libre software or commercial projects?
The motivation for developing a non-free commercial software is to make money; not necessarily by making a superior product.
Open source code is developed to engineer superior products, period. Which is why open source alternatives are more largely adopted by users than proprietary ones. Hence the ad industry needs to bribe open source developers; to make them foresake their ideals, and compromise their users.
All open source projects are heavily vulnerable to bribery; honesty alone triumphs.
Ad industry goons have gazillions more cash to throw than ideologists in the open source world can say no to.
Maybe the cranes from Siberia or swallows from Russia?