I read Patently-O regularly. Good to see someone who actually knows what is going on on Slashdot for a change...
"Although the patent industry broadly speaking sees the Alice verdict as a death knell for patents"
OK, the only thing wrong with that little click-bait snipped is the lack of the words "nobody in" between "Although" and "the".
. Apple took the idea and made (one of) the first PCs that were user-friendly enough that lots and lots of people wanted to buy it.
I think you misspelled "could afford" as "buy". It's an easy mistake to make when it comes to Apple and personal computing.
Considering the first graphical web browser was written for the Next Operating system, I'm going to assume that your stupid little rant is to make you feel better about hating Windows (wow! aren't you a rebel!) and less about anything to do with software development... of which you obviously know nothing.
I was waiting for somebody to fall into the "BUT LIBRARIES!" trap...
You do realize that you just said that Windows 8 now follows the UNIX PHILOSOPHY because boy oh boy does it have libraries!
Oh... but you didn't really mean that you say? You meant.. MODULAR instead right? Well in that case, if you actually knew anything about SystemD, you would know that it *is* modular almost to a fault so that's no it either.
It sounds great in theory but...
1. If you really buy that principle and want to enforce it religiously, then please never use a web browser again (even Lynx!), not to mention any other complex program that isn't formed from a bunch of small "do one thing well!" utilities that are executed in a pipeline.
2. Please tear up your Richard Stallman fanclub cards because what little software he's written has mostly been Emacs and Emacs is the anti-UNIX based on the "pure" UNIX philosophy.
That't the issue: Every single person who hates SystemD because "UNIX PHILOSOPHY!!" has no problem violating that philosophy to actually get things done in a whole bunch of other areas. That's not even bringing up the fact that SystemD is.. wait for it... built from a bunch of individual utilities that can actually be used by non-systemd programs.
Says the third world anonimous coward.
Oh the irony.
Every professional workplace has an expectation of a formal atire.
Would that be satisfied with me wearing a pocket protector?
What is wrong with requiring suits over the usual office shirts and pants?
Again, if they are "usual", there can't be anything wrong with them, so what's the problem with wearing those?