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Comment: Re:so tell me again... (Score 5, Interesting) 476

by Mr. Bad Example (#45301027) Attached to: Microsoft, Apple and Others Launch Huge Patent Strike at Android
Ironically, there's prior art on that observation from over two thousand years ago:

At last I went to the artisans, for I was conscious that I knew nothing at all, as I may say, and I was sure that they knew many fine things; and in this I was not mistaken, for they did know many things of which I was ignorant, and in this they certainly were wiser than I was. But I observed that even the good artisans fell into the same error as the poets; because they were good workmen they thought that they also knew all sorts of high matters, and this defect in them overshadowed their wisdom [...]

--Socrates in Plato's Apology

Comment: Re:Dear Steve, (Score 2, Interesting) 864

by Mr. Bad Example (#33952090) Attached to: Steve Jobs Lashes Out At Android

> funny that my at&t android will only install items from the marketplace and not
> 'any app i choose' - i read a forum that said i needed to root the device to remove that restriction.

You need to read different forums. Go to Settings, then Applications, and check the setting that says "Allow install of non-Market applications". Done. No root necessary.

Comment: Re:So serious (Score 5, Funny) 284

by Mr. Bad Example (#33228190) Attached to: Can Twitter and Facebook Deal With Their Dead?

> One of the morning messages could be "having a morning coffee with satan" and late night message could be "man do I appreciate cold beer right now".

I've had sort of the same idea, only mine is an IM bot that will occasionally fire off messages to my friends at 3 AM saying things like "Look behind you" or "HE COMES".

Fools ignore complexity. Pragmatists suffer it. Some can avoid it. Geniuses remove it. -- Perlis's Programming Proverb #58, SIGPLAN Notices, Sept. 1982

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