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Comment: Re:so tell me again... (Score 5, Interesting) 476

by Mr. Bad Example (#45301027) Attached to: Microsoft, Apple and Others Launch Huge Patent Strike at Android
Ironically, there's prior art on that observation from over two thousand years ago:

At last I went to the artisans, for I was conscious that I knew nothing at all, as I may say, and I was sure that they knew many fine things; and in this I was not mistaken, for they did know many things of which I was ignorant, and in this they certainly were wiser than I was. But I observed that even the good artisans fell into the same error as the poets; because they were good workmen they thought that they also knew all sorts of high matters, and this defect in them overshadowed their wisdom [...]

--Socrates in Plato's Apology

Comment: Re:Dear Steve, (Score 2, Interesting) 864

by Mr. Bad Example (#33952090) Attached to: Steve Jobs Lashes Out At Android

> funny that my at&t android will only install items from the marketplace and not
> 'any app i choose' - i read a forum that said i needed to root the device to remove that restriction.

You need to read different forums. Go to Settings, then Applications, and check the setting that says "Allow install of non-Market applications". Done. No root necessary.

Comment: Re:So serious (Score 5, Funny) 284

by Mr. Bad Example (#33228190) Attached to: Can Twitter and Facebook Deal With Their Dead?

> One of the morning messages could be "having a morning coffee with satan" and late night message could be "man do I appreciate cold beer right now".

I've had sort of the same idea, only mine is an IM bot that will occasionally fire off messages to my friends at 3 AM saying things like "Look behind you" or "HE COMES".

The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it. -- E. Hubbard