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Comment: Re:Just keep it off the servers.... (Score 1) 132

by tepples (#48208309) Attached to: The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

Yeah, until I learned that you can just go straight to the traditional control panel interface and skip through the tablet-PC nonsense.

In Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, administrators already cannot create or modify a user account inside Control Panel. They have to make changes "in PC settings", which is code-word for "click here to open the tablet-PC nonsense".

Comment: My Sweet Lord (Score 1) 138

by tepples (#48204541) Attached to: Isaac Asimov: How Do People Get New Ideas?

someone who's producing music, art, or literary works has probably had it drilled into them in school that plagiarism is wrong

So what can a composer of music do to determine whether or not he is accidentally infringing or plagiarizing? George Harrison got bit by this (Bright Tunes Music v. Harrisongs Music, the "My Sweet Lord" case).

If, on the other hand, their story, music, or artwork is original

Let me rephrase the question: How can someone starting out in the business determine what is original?

Comment: Disapproval of creativity as expressed in copyrigh (Score 3, Interesting) 138

by tepples (#48201101) Attached to: Isaac Asimov: How Do People Get New Ideas?
Asimov wrote:

The world in general disapproves of creativity

We can see evidence of this in how copyright treats derivative works. All works build on other works, as Asimov wrote when he described connecting A to B to C, yet some forms of such building are forbidden by law.

Comment: Re:I never ever commented on the SCO issue in any (Score 1) 187

We knew what was going on when you ran your anti-IBM campaign, sometimes even positioning yourself as arguing on behalf of our community. It was a way to lend credence to IBM and MS arguments during the SCO issue. To state otherwise is deceptive, perhaps even self-deceptive.

Florian, you would not be devoting all of this text to explaining yourself if you didn't feel the need to paint your actions in a positive light. That comes from guilt, whether you admit it to yourself or not.

Go write your app, and if you actually get to make any money with it you can give thanks, because it will happen despite what you worked for previously. Keep a low profile otherwise because your credibility is well and truly blown and you can only make things worse. And maybe someday you can really move past this part of your life. But I am not holding out much hope.

Comment: Re:android = windows (Score 1) 112

by tepples (#48196219) Attached to: Delivering Malicious Android Apps Hidden In Image Files

Show me a single app that will work on one of these versions but not the others.

Any application that requires Windows XP Mode, SUA, or more than 16 GB of RAM will work only on Windows 7 Pro and Ultimate according to this table. So does any application that is accessed remotely through Remote Desktop.

Make headway at work. Continue to let things deteriorate at home.