I sure hope his hack is free/open-source.
No, it would appear that Foss's software is non-f/oss.
If he was trying to observe the transit of Venus at night I doubt clouds were the problem. He might have had more success if he stayed on his own side of the planet.
No Clue indeed. No clue from almost anyone reporting on this piece of news. (it is dissapointing that the BBC headline is so wrong)
Its a general resolution about online search engines bundling services & about the need to enforce European Competitions laws in the online space.
It's obvious to me he is talking about GPL and not Linux itself.
Its obvious to me that he is deliberately conflating GPL & Linux to scare companies. That's the way MS operates.
You are twisting his words. Ballmer was not talking about Linux, but about the GPL and it's 'viral' nature.
No. You are totally incorrect. Here's the quote, from it source in the Chicago Sun-Times (via the internet archive):
Q: Do you view Linux and the open-source movement as a threat to Microsoft?
A: Yeah. It's good competition. It will force us to be innovative. It will force us to justify the prices and value that we deliver. And that's only healthy. The only thing we have a problem with is when the government funds open-source work. Government funding should be for work that is available to everybody. Open source is not available to commercial companies. The way the license is written, if you use any open-source software, you have to make the rest of your software open source. If the government wants to put something in the public domain, it should. Linux is not in the public domain. Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches. That's the way that the license works.
Imagine... a phone you can steal tiny little parts out of, rather than the whole phone. It might be minutes or even hours before anybody even notices.
Are you serious? You think your little armchairy-10-seconds-of-analysis thought on the security of this device hasn't been covered by google's team of engineers?
Oh, it has:
Google says that there will be a “manager” app on the smartphone that controls some kind of locking mechanism, which keeps the modules from popping out when the phone is dropped or twisted.
Because Legos are made out of pixie dust, not oil.
Thanks for your insight AC. Because anyone opposed to drilling for oil in the artic of course, must be opposed to use of all oil products, produced anywhere in the world for any reason.
To the Indian government though, I suggest the next project be here on planet earth:
That is, to make public toilets as easily available as every other space power.
1) China is a space power. Not exactly know for the quality & quantity of rural public toilets.
2) If everyone waited to solve every domestic issue before becoming a space power, noone would have developed rockets yet. I think you would be astonished by the poverty that existed in Appalachia or other rural isolated areas in the US when their space program started. Ditto for Europe (portugal / greece) and Russia (almost everywhere).
The Golden Compass is considered as dangerous by Christian parents as Narnia is by Atheist parents
So... not dangerous at all then? I'm an Athiest. I loved the Narnia series aged 7-11. I'll get my kids to read them. I know many Athiest parents who have allready bought The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe for their bubs before they can read.
I want my kids to be as wideley read as possible Most Athiest Parents I know feel the same way. Knowledge is something to be embraced. Not feared.
Is that legal though? Can you really just give your product away for free? Can't that be construed as anti-competitive? It's called "predatory pricing" I believe, isn't it? Sincere question here.
the developer was OK with the App Store, but a 3rd party threatened to sue Apple so Apple pulled the app.
This statement is bogus. 3rd parties cannot sue under copyright law. VLC is developed by multiple parties, some of whom wanted VLC in the app store & others who didn't.
Portraying this as Apple & VLC vs the FSF is a misrepresentation of the situation.
I agree with them on that one. The last thing we need here is additional inflammatory commentary in the news summaries. Leave that stuff for the comments section, where there will be no shortage of it.
I've been on Slashdot for many years now and I'm just starting to finally get tired of the general level of complete idiocy of most posters here. Am I getting old or is the internet population at large just getting dumber? Not sure.
Pfffft, screw chipped squirrels, I want Squirrel Chips!