"Two pizzas sitting on top of a stove top oven (with a glass of wine)"
if it can generate an image algorithmically
In the Philippines, there are factories dedicated building parts of buildings and then shipping them worldwide.
Foxconn may not only be getting less expensive labor, but a marketing coup by making 'Indonesia's Smartphone'.
This is a common tactic of drug manufacturers as their patents run our they suddenly find a way to color it pink or something equally trivially unimportant change and try to start the patent clock all over. This is a total subversion of the purpose behind patents.
Or formulate an XR "Extended Release" version of the drug under the same name.
On the other hand, the profits from existing drugs helps pay for research into new drugs to some degree, so could India be similar to a big company that uses Open Source but doesn't release any of their own code?
That was an evolution, not a trash and replace.
Bruce, thanks for all the magic you work.
If you're willing to let Technocrat take over the "News for Nerds. Stuff that Matters." mission, it would take off quite nicely. That would be a change from the prior mission, but if you'll do that, I'm willing to submit, edit, and post articles.
Since Slashdot is abandoning the Classic design and code, can Dice release the final version of Slashcode so it is free/libre? It would be entirely in the spirit of the "audience" here.
Too bad the latest Slashcode isn't open source anymore. Any ideas how we can get it? Break into Taco's house?
And that's an excuse for this rampant idiocy? Because last I heard the mature approach would be to provide constructive criticism, wait and see what happens, and then simply leave if the outcome is unbearable and the feedback is ignored. I voiced my opinion to them and if they do nothing to alleviate my concerns I'll simply stop using the site.
This site has been something special to a number of readers and posters here, and seeing the place go down in flames like Digg did when they ignored their users' feedback is a highly suboptimal emotional experience.
all without turning the whole place into a fucking kindergarten.
Saying that turns the place into the kindergarten you wanted to avoid.
Never ask two questions in a business letter. The reply will discuss the one you are least interested, and say nothing about the other.