Well done sir.
Unless I'm mistaken, this charge is about the condition that ebook sellers cannot allow their products to be sold anywhere for less than on ITS.
There's never been any doubt that they did that. The argument is whether or not it constitutes something illegal, and the judge was apparently not convinced by the preliminary arguments.
Because the only difference between the onerous behavior on consoles and PCs is that it's usually easier to find utilities of questionable legality to work around it. In the US, at least (I'm not up to speed on the developments re the legal decision in the EU that digital goods are resalable), Valve, EA, Activision, etc.. don't let you sell used games at all, and with Steam and Origin, e.g., they also get to hold "your" games hostage to whatever garbage they decide to throw into the TOS.
There are certainly advantages to PC gaming, but the lack of obnoxious DRM isn't one of them.
(Disclaimer: Primarily a PC gamer, since "community mods" are one of those advantages I mentioned earlier)
Basically, he's "Not doing Agile right!"
This is hardly a new phenomenon.
"No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American Public" -- H. L. Menken (1880-1956)
Thank you for having the courage to stand up to the nutjobs who would demean your service.
Put it behind the TV where you can't see the printout of goatse you've tacked to the wall in front of it?
That's because Android puts a Phone/tablet interface on PHONES and GODDAMN TABLETS.
This single-window, single-task garbage has nothing to do with "why linux never succeeded on the desktop." It just wasn't enough TO make linux succeed on the desktop. It just means that it wasn't enough to MAKE Linux take off on the desktop. And that's not really surprising, because it's idiotic and counterproductive. The "hard core geeks" hated it when Ubuntu brought it to Linux, and everyone else hated it when Microsoft brought the misfeature to windows. So much that MS is actually back-pedaling on it in Windows 8 SP1.
It's horrible design that self-proclaimed "UX" experts (who throw up a big "full of shit" red flag by inventing a new masturbatory nonsense phrase for themselves) are completely clueless to anything that's actually important in software interface design. It's more important to them that iPads and Droids are popular, so why should they worry about dorky things like "use cases." There's a reason you don't drive a car with a flight yoke, why TVs moved to buttons instead of knobs, and why you don't use a single-task touchscreen interface on a non-touchscreen goddamned computer.
If "UX" means "turning a computer into a fucking cell phone," as implied by your delirious shout-out to Unity, then I think there are already more than enough of those unholy bastards infecting OSS already, tyvm.
To be fair, you're right, but that might be easier to accept if they were priced accordingly. When a replacement battery costs 25-30% of the replacement value of the machine, it's not hard to understand why running out of usable life feels like a hardware failure.
I tried that, and was disappointed.
Not that I expected some evil overlord-esque document to popup or anything like that, but I was kind of hoping it was one of Google's easter eggs.
Maybe returning some kind of reference to Pinky and The Brain...
My super sekret source, "Gaping Gullet" is preparing an information pack which will reveal, irrefutably, that during a particularly nippy week in April, Ayers was, in fact, Milk Monitor in the cafeteria! Clearly, this is where the whole sordid mess began.
Especially fire ants. I've got an ankle that serves nicely as evidence.
Go home, Riccitiello. You're drunk.
This is a good point, or at least a specific example of a problem that is a good point... It started with GNOME and Canonical, but it seems like more and more OSS devs are getting into that same mindset of "Quiet, users, the devs know what's best for you" to justify an utter lack of configurability, while simultaneously smashing usability with idiotic changes like the above.