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Comment Forked After Proprietary Update? (Score 5, Informative) 139 139

I thought it was forked only because of the bloatware, not the license as the headline suggests ("meaningful headline in slashdot", etc etc).

Actually, the fork's author only mention about the license in his blog post was:

This classic version didn’t have much to it, and what’s more it was licensed under the Apache 2.0 License. Fork’s Away!

If I read that correctly, he seemed happy about the license only because it allowed him to fork it.

Comment Re:No more Fireflock. What next? (Score 1) 154 154

I have installed Chrome on my parent's computers. I myself use Chrome, even though I love Firefox's extensions.

The single reason for my switch: PERFORMANCE

Firefox takes many seconds to start (I have four extensions) and even scrolling seems slow. Want to zoom in a page? Go make yourself some coffee while you wait. And then comes the nasty Flash game that crashes or slows down the whole browser. Chrome seems to render pages at a fraction of the time and it takes a lot more open tabs to slow it down (hehe.)

Comment Not original... (Score 1) 126 126

Years ago, in Brazil, restaurants all over were sportings signs that read something along the lines of

Leftovers will be charged R$ 3,00

With the actual value varying, but ranging from 10% to 30% of the total amount.

This was illegal, but the owners a) didn't seem to care about the legal status and b) didn't actually enforce the rule.

In the end, those signs served as a harsh and unpopular (among the clients) reminder of not putting more on your plate than you can eat. Good intentions, bad execution.

Comment Re:Piracy is unimportant. Is rocks juice. (Score 1) 459 459

I'm a college student that doesn't even have a full time job. I live in a third world country, making any amount in dollars almost twice as expensive for me. The only money I have in my PayPal account is from a single freelancer work I did some weeks ago. I don't remember ever paying for a PC game.

Yet I bought the bundle for $ 15.00.

Cheap? Yes, but I wouldn't have paid nothing otherwise. Am I the exception? I don't think so.

Comment Re:Next Physical Tetris? (Score 1) 94 94

Well, one could use smooth-surface pieces around the Tetris blocks and there would be a hole in the wall at the level of the first block, so a mechanical arm could push the blocks on that line out of field. But that would require something else to hold the blocks together during the fall...

Get hold of portable property. -- Charles Dickens, "Great Expectations"

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