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Journal by Qzukk

For the love of all that is holy, please do NOT automatically select shit from a dropdown list if I'm typing and a dropdown opens up underneath where the mouse pointer just happens to be idling on the screen.

Chrome: This. Means. YOU.

Comment: Re:Does GPLv2 Grant a Patent license (Score 3, Insightful) 173

by Qzukk (#48603003) Attached to: The GPLv2 Goes To Court

it would make absolute sense

Now back up a second there and consider proprietary software. Imagine if you bought Microsoft Office for your company and a year later Microsoft comes along and starts threatening you with patent infringement lawsuits over your use of their patents. I can't imagine that a court would stand for that at all without at least a fine print "requires additional patent license" and even then there's fitness requirements that the court would have at least a little discussion on.

Why would it be different for something given to you for free with explicit permission to use and give away? If the patent holder wants to provide a reference implementation to licensors, they can do so with a license tied to their patent, but it should not be the GPL.

Comment: Re:A generic is availalbe. (Score 2) 266

by Qzukk (#48593519) Attached to: Judge Rules Drug Maker Cannot Halt Sales of Alzheimer's Medicine

There's already a generic

There's already a generic name. The government, in all its benevolence, has been permitting drug holders to "lock in" their expiring drugs and prevent generics from being marketed for a certain period after it expires. There are even drug companies that pay other companies not to produce their drug so they can continue to sell the brand name (at an inflated cost to ensure there's a profit even after these payments).

Comment: Re:Congressman Amash’s letter sent to Collea (Score 4, Interesting) 379

I urge you to join me in voting “no” on H.R. 4681, the intelligence reauthorization bill, when it comes before the House today.

Thank you for posting the bill number, since neither slashdot nor the hill thought we should be able to look it up and see who voted for this bullshit.

It appears in the Senate it was passed by voice vote by a bunch of cowards that did not want their name attached to the bill.

Comment: Wonder if the OTG port can be used as a peripheral (Score 1) 140

by Qzukk (#48564967) Attached to: $35 Quad-core Hacker SBC Offers Raspberry Pi-like Size and I/O

Our company had looked at putting together the Pi and a few pieces to build a device we could sell to our customers but we had the issue of configuring each device individually, which at the point we abandoned it meant hooking up a keyboard and tv and editing configuration files. If we could have mounted the device over USB it would have simplified configuration, we could have written a program that could be run on a PC by an end user to set up networking in cases where dhcp isn't possible.

Comment: Re:XBMC Finally? (Score 1) 140

by Qzukk (#48564837) Attached to: $35 Quad-core Hacker SBC Offers Raspberry Pi-like Size and I/O

At the price it was at the time it was released, it really was something special. It wasn't a supercomputer but for people that wanted something cheap that was effectively a throwaway computer, there wasn't anything like it.. People have fought it all the way, complaining that they can get this soekris board for $400, or that Intel board for $200, or an arudino that can't run Linux.

Now, years later, the Raspberry Pi "killers" have finally caught up in the price field, Like the Banana Pi if you can get one, or this Odroid-C1. Raspberry will have to step up its game or face irrelevance.

Comment: It's bullshit, but it's the same bullshit as usual (Score 4, Interesting) 192

by Qzukk (#48559737) Attached to: Microsoft To US Gov't: the World's Servers Are Not Yours For the Taking

The government has always claimed that they can show up and take anything that I give to anyone else without any kind of warrant or subpoena, unless the person I gave the item to has the balls to go to the mat for me over it.

Email on a cloud provider server? That's taking candy from a baby, they've probably already cashed their check from the NSA.

The only problem with being a man of leisure is that you can never stop and take a rest.