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Comment: Re:The worst part is the polished turd that is Ube (Score 2, Insightful) 183

by Goaway (#49135205) Attached to: Uber Offers Free Rides To Koreans, Hopes They Won't Report Illegal Drivers

I find it strange that Uber doesn't try harder to fix this problem.

Not at all strange. They are sociopathic libertarian company devoted to "disruption", which is generally code for "we break the law if it gets in the way of us making money and we think we can get away with it".

Comment: Re:Bit of a hatchet job (Score 1) 551

by Goaway (#49015709) Attached to: RMS Objects To Support For LLVM's Debugger In GNU Emacs's Gud.el

Yep, shure. But that is clearly contra-productive for the whole community

Nothing clear about it whatsoever. It means people can actually make a profit, which means they will actually put in the effort to make things that community will benefit from.

And no, with a few notable but very specific exceptions, you can't really make money off GPL'd software.

Comment: Re:Transparency is supported. Pronounciation? (Score 1) 377

by Goaway (#48572953) Attached to: Bellard Creates New Image Format To Replace JPEG

It is technically possible but practically impossible, for two reasons: One, it is very hard to get even backwards-compatible extensions approved for addition to PNG. See the failure of APNG for an example. Two, such a change would not really be backwards-compatible, and the files would be named "png" but would not actually open in any current PNG reader. There would thus be very little advantage of adding this to PNG rather than creating a new format.

"Being against torture ought to be sort of a multipartisan thing." -- Karl Lehenbauer, as amended by Jeff Daiell, a Libertarian