The last point is a good one. Sun actively promoted Java and competing JVMs. IBM and Apache have implemented their JVMs using Sun's API. The only restriction of Sun was the testing/compatibility framework Technology Compatibility Kit for the brand "Java". As far as I recall Sun only allowed JVMs to use the name "Java" only if they pass the TCK and to use the TCK you needed a license from Sun. That is why Google's and Apache's JVMs are not called Java.
An API is a collection of facts, those can't be changed, they are like axioms in mathematics or words in a language. In math it's 1+1=2 and in API it would read result = new One().add(new One())
So if you want to compare an API to a book, then the API are the words of the language the book uses. API is then the words the application is using. You can't copyright words.
In Germany we have no free bags for at least 5 or 10 years (feels like forever) and there is no difficulties in bringing your own bags. Mostly it's a concious decision to go and buy groceries. Then you can just bring 2 bags from your home. And since when you have to wash every time a fabric bag? Everything you buy is packaged. If you not put like raw fruits in your bag the bag will not get dirty.
I find it really funny if people say: I'm both theistic and scientific. How is that that for things that really matters and that you have to trust with (literally) your life you put your trust in science but if it's the more important question of salvation, your soul and afterlife you leave the trusted method of science and put your trust in blind faith?
Things that matters and what you trust with your life:
* clean water; * food; * air planes; * car; * hearth surgery; * medicine like paracetamol; * vaccination; * trains; * ships; * refrigerator;
Would you ride an air plane that was not tested by science but was proclaimed to be save by the pope or bishop? Would you ride your car if you need your faith to be save? Would you trust to have your hearth surgery by your local priest instead of your atheistic doctor?
But for matters that for you are more important then your life you trust some ancient text and some proclamations of priests with no evidence and no method of testing. I suppose you are Christian? How do you know that the canonical gospels are correct and that the priests 2000 years ego not make a mistake by adding or removing the wrong gospel? For example, we have now the gospel of Judas. How do you know that the gospel of Judas is not canonical? Will you trust with your soul some bronze age priests?
The biggest problem with the bible is that it's not original. Jesus himself did not wrote anything, no author is known of any of the gospels, dates are guesses, and the bible was composed by committee with gospels removed and declared heretical.
One example for the latter is the gospel of Judas. Declared as betrayer of Jesus in the canonical gospels, but in the found gospel of Judas he is loyal and played the most important role in Jesus crucifixion and the resulting resurrection.
Those who are furnished with the immortal soul, like Judas, can come to know the God within and enter the imperishable realm when they die. Those who belong to the same generation of the other eleven disciples cannot enter the realm of God and will die both spiritually and physically at the end of their lives. As practices that are intertwined with the physical world, animal sacrifice and a communion ceremony centered around cannibalism (the symbolic consumption of Jesus' flesh and blood) are condemned as abhorrent.
Of crucial importance is the author's understanding of Jesus' death. The other Gospels argue that Jesus had to die in order to atone for the sins of humanity. The author of Judas claims this sort of substitutionary justice pleases the lower gods and angels. The true God is gracious and thus does not demand any sacrifice. In the Gospel of Judas, Jesus's death is simply a final way for him to leave the realm of the flesh and return to the luminous cloud.
So the majority of Christians are doing symbolic cannibalism and everyone except Judas and Jesus are going to die no matter what. No wonder the early Christians banned the gospel of Judas.
Because you have no clue how anatomy works?
We have thousands of fossils and skeletons of dinosaurs so we do know how the skeletons of those animals looks like. And it's not like every species is different, all Tetrapods following the same basic skeleton plan. Palaeontologist have enough knowledge and expertise to identify the species of a single bone correctly and if you can find some teeth you already know if it's a carnivore or herbivore.
It's basically Tetrapods>Reptiliomorpha>Amniota>Diapsida>Archosauromorpha>Archosauria>Dinosauria
The question of whether I know a better client side web language is moot because there ain't no choice. Other then of course plug-ins or add-ons to the browser. It's like asking is there any better gaming operation system then Windows... (at least I can install Linux and run some Linux games that are better then Windows games).
icebike was talking that he is expecting that Pdf will be more secure (or in his words "because its one less virus ridden file I have to deal with"). I think it's fallacious to expect that, because it combines two most used security exploits in one application: web and Pdf. Just like web and Java applets, which led to the stigmatization of Java applets.
Furthermore, Google's focus is on the web and not on PDF. So I totally expect that in the long term PDF support will be diminished and security holes will be found that are not a priority for Google because it's PDF. It's easier for Google to say: just don't use PDFs.
How so? It's more insecure in the long term, because now Google have to support not only a web browser but a Pdf viewer. And both have a long history of being insecure. Insecure+Insecure!=more secure. But because it's from Google you think it's going to be magically more secure?
I would rather think that Google will either drop the ball on either the browser part or the PDF part in the long term. And it will not be the PDF part that will get less support from Google. Expect to hear news of security exploits in Chrome based on their PDF viewer.
Android is licensed under the Apache Software License, Version 2.0* and GNU GPL Version 2.0 (the Kernel), for everyone and for free. The license is telling you: here is the code, do what ever you like. To compare that with the restricted Windows EULA or license that you have to buy for at least 3$ per phone** is very deceptive.
How is 80% CPU usage "not bad"?
After his success to burn Nokia, as a Linux user, I hope for him.
I'm looking forward to his Burning Platform memo on Microsoft.
2012 is a bad movie, I liked the first part with the volcano and where the earth crust rips open, nice special effects. But the rest was just bad; and the science is laughable.
Clime change is in 100s of years, one prediction is 1.75 meter in 500 years with four time the current CO2 level. You don't have to migrate to mountains to avoid that. Or I misunderstood where you go with your beach house example.
Omitted in this “scientific text” is the existence of other scientific data and theories, for example, the cyclical nature of the planet’s climate and the impact of solar activity on Earth’s temperatures. Nor does it mention the fact that the concept of man-made global warming is most actively promoted by those politicians who have a vested interest in imposing government regulations, which would allow them a greater control over the economy and people’s lives.
That's why I don't read such sites that have an obvious agenda to push, like "The People's Cube: We cure weak liberalism with strong communism". Man-made global warming is "promoted" by scientists with hard evidence that already took the "cyclical nature" and the "solar activity" in consideration. If The People's Cube don't agree then they could publish scientific article in Nature how stupid 99% of all climatologists are.
I looked at the questions and got 100% correct. The questions are very easy and every 6 year old child should get 100%.
Maybe the first question is a little bit funny, don't know why they used a cup, they should have used a box like in the other questions.
But only because your kid is stupid (got just 45%) and the first question is a little bit funny, the whole curriculum is labelled as bad.
Looking at the Pdf, your kid is just stupid.
Question 4. is very obvious; Question 11, your kid can't do subtractions 7-2!=6; Question 7: 4+8!=6, and Question 9 is empty: 8-x=2