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Comment: Re:Fucking Lawyers (Score 0) 152 152

by Holi (#50013719) Attached to: SCOTUS Denies Google's Request To Appeal Oracle API Case
Of course they can claim copyright on it. Just because Sun allowed people to use it without licensing does not mean it was not covered by copyright. Jesus on a fucking stick, what the hell are you doing on Slashdot if you don't understand the barest basics of copyright. It's not like copyright hasn't been a constant subject since day one.

Comment: Re:What Wu does not write: (Score 1) 125 125

by Holi (#50012309) Attached to: New Study Accuses Google of Anti-competitive Search Behavior
You seem to have this unwarranted trust in human nature. 1 Where will they go? to some unknown upstart? That goes counter the fact that people in general hate change. No I think the majority would continue to use Google. It is very hard to change societies momentum. Think about it, what term do we use to talk about searching the internet? What companies name has become a verb? And you think people will just happily move off to another search engine, I got news for you. Google's results will continue to get worse as they spend more and more effort on monetizing what they do, but the majority of people will not stop using them.

Comment: Re: Because the Greeks are so stupid? (Score 5, Interesting) 327 327

by Holi (#50011325) Attached to: Greek Financial Crisis Is an Opportunity For Bitcoin
>Bitcoin is the world's first fringe currency.

pretty sure it's not.
There have been many fringe currencies. From company chits to Disney Dollars, there have been many fringe currencies throughout history, It's just that the term had yet to be coined.

Comment: Re:flag (Score 1) 221 221

by Holi (#49985669) Attached to: Warner Bros. Halts Sales of AAA Batman PC Game Over Technical Problems
Seriously revisionist. Also the "battle flag" only had 2 years use during the Civil War, after which it really wasn't seen outside of a few peoples private homes. It wasn't until the 60's when it had it's huge resurgence (placed on sate flags and such). I wonder what else happened in the 60's that caused the resurgence.

Comment: Re:Useless article, faulty summary (Score 1) 51 51

by Holi (#49979957) Attached to: "Invite-Only" Ubuntu Mobile-Powered Meizu UX4 Goes On Sale
prospective owners will have to 'earn' an opportunity to buy the phone by playing an interactive origami game. Players are limited to three chances per day and this is the only way to buy the smartphone as it will no go on wider sale at a later date

It's in the summary, but maybe a link to the game you have to play to win an invite.

Comment: So limited run and no support (Score 1) 51 51

by Holi (#49979949) Attached to: "Invite-Only" Ubuntu Mobile-Powered Meizu UX4 Goes On Sale
"prospective owners will have to 'earn' an opportunity to buy the phone by playing an interactive origami game. Players are limited to three chances per day and this is the only way to buy the smartphone as it will no go on wider sale at a later date"

I think i'll pass, from the sounds of it, there will be very few made, so 1 no accessories (no cases, no screen protectors, yada yada yada), 2 extremely limited support (think weeks if something goes wrong and you have to get warranty service). 3, it's 1 of 3 Ubuntu phones, so no native apps.

Comment: Re:A few years ago (Score 2) 51 51

by Holi (#49979905) Attached to: "Invite-Only" Ubuntu Mobile-Powered Meizu UX4 Goes On Sale
What are you smoking? The Atrix came, from Motorola, with Webtop, a version of Ubuntu. It was a desktop when you plugged it into the dock accessory.

"The Atrix 4G was one of the first Motorola devices to ship with its Webtop platform. When the phone is placed into its HD Multimedia Dock or Laptop Dock accessories, the user can access an Ubuntu-based desktop featuring access to the phone and its applications via the Mobile View'application, integration of Android notifications into the desktop, multimedia playback through Entertainment Center, file management through Nautilus, and the Firefox web browser (along with support for Prism for the site-specific browsers used on Webtop mode).[19]

In September 2011, Motorola released the source code of the Webtop software on SourceForge.[20]"

The hack was created by Fenny from XDA, that allowed access to Webtop without purchasing the dock accessory.

Don't argue, I am right, I have an Atrix sitting in my desk at home. I am very familiar with the phone and it's hacks.

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