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Comment: Re:Should be simple (Score 1) 92

by Loconut1389 (#49366355) Attached to: Arduino Dispute Reaches Out To Distributors

Use in commerce matters too.


Is federal registration of my mark required?
No. In the United States, parties are not required to register their marks to obtain protectable rights.
You can establish “common law” rights in a mark based solely on use of the mark in commerce,
without a registration. However, owning a federal trademark registration on the Principal Register
provides a number of significant advantages over common law rights alone, including:
  A legal presumption of your ownership of the mark and your exclusive right to use the mark
nationwide on or in connection with the goods/services listed in the registration (whereas a
state registration only provides rights within the borders of that one state, and common law
rights exist only for the specific area where the mark is used);
  Public notice of your claim of ownership of the mark;
  Listing in the USPTO’s online databases;
  The ability to record the U.S. registration with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Service
to prevent importation of infringing foreign goods;
  The right to use the federal registration symbol “®
  The ability to bring an action concerning the mark in federal court; and
  The use of the U.S. registration as a basis to obtain registration in foreign countries

Comment: Re:Chrome (Score 1) 166

by Loconut1389 (#49217219) Attached to: Google Introduces Freon, a Replacement For X11 On Chrome OS

The video driver i really separate from the windowing system. The video driver is what allows us to draw pixels on the screen, hopefully while taking advantage of video card resources. X11 / Freon is the Window system which helps organize applications and provide humans with a way to manipulate and switch between applications / workspaces.

Comment: Re:Ummmm.... (Score 1) 319

by Loconut1389 (#49082771) Attached to: Java Vs. Node.js: Epic Battle For Dev Mindshare

Very true. I sort of skipped over the security aspects to avoid any fights ;)

Java is pretty powerful, but that same power leads to both unnecessary weight and risks.

Although I'm not much of a Java fan- if someone told me to pick between javascript and java to live with forever and nothing else, I'd have to pick java though, but that's just it- trying to fit pegs in the wrong shape hole. Either way you don't get a good fit and I feel like in either case you're kind of just "trying to make it work for you" when you really should be using something else.

Comment: Re:Ummmm.... (Score 5, Interesting) 319

by Loconut1389 (#49082255) Attached to: Java Vs. Node.js: Epic Battle For Dev Mindshare

Node.js is specifically for using javascript on the backend and has no real application on the front end- of course Javascript itself does though.
Java has servlets, servers, web applets, and desktop applications.

Both technologies can do both sides. Java is of course much more feature rich with more low-level operations.

I don't think it's really a true apples to apples comparison - they both have their place. Some people like writing end-to-end java, some people like writing end-to-end javascript. But at this point in time, java on the web is kind of dwindling because it is a sledgehammer when all you need is a regular hammer in most cases and javascript end to end is on the rise but there's probably a plateau somewhere because javascript is only so performant and has some limitations. Most of us though I think use the more honed tools for the right jobs even if it means we can't use the same language end-to-end.

If a thing's worth having, it's worth cheating for. -- W.C. Fields