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Comment: A nail in the coffin? (Score 1) 117

by borrrden (#47798219) Attached to: Qt Upgrades From LGPLv2.1 to LGPLv3
It was my understanding that the LGPL was created so that applications could link against them without needing to open source themselves. So the LGPL v3 is going to put a nail into mobile developers' coffins and punish them for the actions of the hardware they develop for? Obviously, the ability to swap out dynamic libraries easily on mobile systems is not going to change, and since LGPL v3 was created to stop that, does that mean that the only choice as developers is to stop using LGPL v3 libraries, or basically use GPL v3 instead? Reading over the text of the LGPL is about as useful as trying to communicate in English with a donkey, but which part of it actually closes this loophole?

Comment: Re:Japan doesn't need nuclear power (Score 1) 319

by borrrden (#43921789) Attached to: Japan's Radiation Disaster Toll: None Dead, None Sick
Yes, Eastern Japan and Western Japan were influenced by different countries in the western world, as I understand it. The first generators in each were from two different countries that operated on different frequencies. By the time they thought about the difference it was too late to do anything about it.

Comment: Required? (Score 1) 303

by borrrden (#43031413) Attached to: EA Building Microtransactions Into All of Its Future Games
As long as it is not required (or not unreasonably hard to continue the game without buying), I don't care. I went through all of Dead Space 3 without any urge to purchase anything, and finished the game. As long as I can keep doing that, I am happy. If not, however, there will be hell to pay.

Comment: Re:Durability (Score 1) 1052

by borrrden (#41318325) Attached to: Apple Announces iPhone 5
What was the point of mentioning the price? "You can get a screen replaced for a couple hundred dollars"....where have I seen that price before....OH right, the price of a new contracted 16-gb iPhone 5!! I will never pay $200 for a screen replacement when the parts cost a mere $20 and it takes less than an hour of my time to accomplish, and neither should anyone else.

Comment: Re:I'm still blown away (Score 1) 536

by borrrden (#41042041) Attached to: The Panic Over Fukushima
They had systems in place for a loss of power event. The problem was they didn't anticipate the length of time the loss of power event would continue. There was a steam/battery powered system designed to cool the reactor without any external power but the batteries ran dry before any help could arrive due to the devastated state of the roads and land around them. I suppose they assumed that if they lost power, they could sound the alarm and quickly get a generator truck in place while they worked on restoring the main power.

... though his invention worked superbly -- his theory was a crock of sewage from beginning to end. -- Vernor Vinge, "The Peace War"