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Comment: Re:Whoa, whoa (Score 4, Insightful) 983

by ShecoDu (#31782890) Attached to: iPhone OS 4.0 Brings Multitasking, Ad Framework For Apps

"In multitasking, if you see a task manager, they blew it. Users shouldn’t have to ever, ever, ever think about that stuff."

Fast forward a year

"In this new iPhone OS 5.0, we've working on a new revolutionary feature, a real task manager, this is going to greatly improve your experience with the devices, it's so great, even we are amazed!"

Comment: Re:MS ineptitude? (Score 3, Interesting) 332

by ShecoDu (#30809590) Attached to: Microsoft Bots Effectively DDoSing Perl CPAN Testers

I remember reading that the MSNBOT reads the "Robots.txt" file, but cpantesters has a lowercase filename: doesn't exist, so basically MSNBOT only respects the robots.txt on case insensitive operating systems.

Comment: Re:Autodesk will lose (Score 1) 488

by ShecoDu (#29596853) Attached to: Company Uses DMCA To Take Down Second-Hand Software

"Autodesk countered that because it licenses the software, rather than selling it outright, a licensee does not have the right to resell its products"

Vernor is passing that same license to a new owner, he's not duplicating it.

But now software licenses are tied to a single real life person and can't be transferred, you paid for it and now it's yours forever.

Comment: Re:How is this different from / better than Twiste (Score 3, Insightful) 113

by ShecoDu (#29389127) Attached to: Facebook Releases Open Source Web Server

Bret Taylor says:

When we started, we did use Twisted. In practice, I found Twisted tedious. The deferred abstraction works, but I didn't love it in practice. Likewise, the HTTP/web support in Twisted is very chaotic (see ... - even they acknowledge this). In general, it seems like Twisted is full of demo-quality stuff, but most of the protocols have tons of bugs.
Given all those factors, it didn't seem to provide a lot of value. Our core I/O loop is actually pretty small and simple, and I think resulted in fewer bugs than would have come up if we had used Twisted.

It is not well to be thought of as one who meekly submits to insolence and intimidation.