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Comment Re:Haul both to court (Score 1) 457

Oracle's lack of quality control has brought untold numbers of zero days which has eroded confidence and trust in the 'compile once run everywhere promise.' Likewise Google has fractured the mobile handset and tablet eco-system with too many variants of a 'standard' framework . Both companies should be taken to court by a class action lawsuit and sued for a gazillion dollars.

By that logic, Microsoft should be exterminated for the havoc they've inflicted on the computing industry for releasing an OS as porous as a cheese cloth and a house of cards for a foundation.

Comment Re:Oracle works its miracle (Score 2) 457

Java is no longer the carrot/bait to get users to buy Sun computers. Java is far more important than commodity hardware and Sun took too long to realize that or monetize Java's value like Oracle is trying to.

Frankly, IP laws are quite lax if Google can simply take major parts of Java, reimplement the remaining parts, and pay Oracle exactly $0.

Your recollection of history is quite lax. The VM patents Oracle asserted against Google were all defeated. All Oracle had left was the SSO of 37 Java API's. If the SSO of a subset of an API collection can be copyrighted then the US software industry is in for a world of hurt.

Personally, if Oracle wins on copyright, I hope IBM goes after Oracle.

Comment What Sundar actually said... (Score 3, Informative) 117

Here's what Sundar Pichai actually said minus the selective editing from that 'iOnApple' hack at NetworkWorld.

[quote]
Sorry, the premise of the question is because Android is open, it has more security issues? Respectfully, I’m not sure that’s a correct premise of the question. Open platforms historically undergo a lot of scrutiny, but there are a lot of advantages to having an open source platform from a security standpoint. I would argue that it’s the best way for a platform to be secure, because every researcher in the world can inspect it, every developer in the world can inspect it, and I think that contributes a lot to Android security.

Android was built to be very, very secure. The thing that you’re seeing is because Android is an open platform, many people can ship Android in many different ways and so there are some partners when they ship devices, they have an older version of Android. And sure you can have a security vulnerability there, but that doesn’t mean Android isn’t secure. We go to great lengths–the depth of work in Android to make it secure; the depth of work done by Google PlayGoogle Play automatically scans and verifies thousands of applications for malware. We track data on this. It’s state of the art in terms of what we do. What you see across the ecosystempeople will ship good phones and keep them updatedyou will have some phones that will not be updated. That’s where we see issues. Not Android at a fundamental level.
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Comment No wonder it crashed (Score 1) 156

www.myer.com.au says it is running: Microsoft-IIS/7.5

Page Title: MYER

Additionally, it mentioned the following:
Accept-Ranges : bytes;
Content-Length : 12726;
Content-Type : text/html;
Date : Sat, 28 Dec 2013 07:53:26 GMT;
ETag : "054e9c0693cf1:0";
Last-Modified : Sat, 28 Dec 2013 01:11:36 GMT;
X-Powered-By : ASP.NET

Comment Re:How dare Google act like MS from 20 years ago! (Score 1) 629

No, Microsoft is still the Microsoft of old. They'll never change regardless of what they say. They're still the same old company that'll do anything in their power to sabotage the competition. It's no wonder the OEM's despise them and are flocking to Google.

Comment FairSearch (Score 1) 629

Perhaps Microsoft should stop spreading FUD about Google? Or perhaps they should stop forming shill organizations to do their dirty work by proxy. Or perhaps they should stop trying to undermine Google by pleading with governments to investigate them for anti-trust violations. But, let's start off easily and just retire those pathetic and embarrassing Gmail Man ads. I have to give credit to Google for graciously hosting them on YouTube - I would have deleted their account and blocked their IP.

Microsoft is simply getting what they deserve. If you want to act like a jerk then prepare for the blow back.

It was kinda like stuffing the wrong card in a computer, when you're stickin' those artificial stimulants in your arm. -- Dion, noted computer scientist

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