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Comment: Re:FF4 (Score 2, Insightful) 352 352

You're an idiot. There's no strict definition of what a beta release is or how often it can be released and, since everybody has a different way of working and putting out releases, there's no way to compare the number of betas to anybody else that produces any meaningful statistic.

Comment: Re:Patent risks (Score 1) 421 421

How the hell are you on your way to a PhD? You're describing a motor, not the law of physics that combusting something causes it to expand, causing pressure against its container. If somebody patented "The combustion of fuel causing the resulting pressure to push against an object, therefore causing motion", it might be analogous to a patent on an algorithm.

They are called computers simply because computation is the only significant job that has so far been given to them.