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Comment: Re:Nice graph (Score 1) 301 301

Comparing an internet stream to a purchase seems unfair.

I'd be interested in seeing how an internet stream compares to a radio broadcast. Given that a radio broadcast hits a huge but mostly uncountable (or difficult to accurately count) audience I would expect a single stream to be a small fraction of even the cost of playing a single song on the radio.

Comment: Re:Multi-touch (Score 2, Informative) 434 434

Except that multitouch has been around a long time, since the early 90s.

Just because Apple was the first to put it in the phone, and even arguably did it the best shouldn't make it patentable. Just because you have the best or most popular version of something doesn't mean you thought of it first.

Comment: Re:how about... (Score 1) 835 835

I don't think that's the argument. Direct Linux support is going to be very unlikely anywhere, but using open standards should be common in universities and the difference is between "do you support" and "is it possible to use".

As for the whole "noone allows linux on their work desktops", people used to say this about macs too (outside design), now almost 1/2 of my office uses them. Not just coders/designers either.

Typed at work on my Ubuntu-running Laptop.


Bing Search Tainted By Pro-Microsoft Results 582 582

bdcny7927 writes "Just as Bing is gaining popularity, some disturbingly pro-Microsoft and anti-Apple search results are rearing their ugly heads. Case in point: a search on Bing for the phrase, 'Why is Windows so expensive?' returned this as the top link: 'Why are Macs so expensive.' That's right. You're not hallucinating."

Comment: Re:One puff was enough for me (Score 1) 204 204

"I, and more than a few others, don't really have any interest in grouping in WoW"

Then you aren't actually interested in WoW. I left almost 2 years ago, but unless things have really changed Blizzard has never said the game was intended to be for people who want to play alone.

Comment: Re:Here we go again..... (Score 1) 249 249

I use Evolution on a daily basis at work for my gmail, Domino-via-IMAP, and Exchange ( not 2007 ). About once a week I need to run a tiny script to restart evolution and reset the exhange connector. Other then that I haven't had any issues with it, and it was updated (Ubuntu repos) last week so at least a little dev is still going on.

Of course I might just be lucky, but it seems to work fine for me.

Comment: Re:While I don't like Flash. (Score 1) 300 300

I like Eclipse, and can't build Flash apps using it.

Well, Flexbuilder (Adobe's big RIA flash toolset) is an Eclipse plugin. It's not free, but the sdk is, and you can get AS3 syntax highlighters.

And if you're a big Java guy, there is even a very functional Maven mojo for flex.

Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition. - Isaac Asimov