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Comment: Probably (Score 1, Insightful) 148 148

Who cares? How does Google's leveraging off Java deprive Sun revenue from its R&D? You know, like what patents are intended for? Fucking lawyers. Unable to create any real value themselves, they resort to contriving some for themselves by destroying it for many others. Utterly, utterly ignoble profession.

Comment: Re:Coding in other langugages? (Score 1) 728 728

I vaguely remember a meme - before we called 'em that - going around the net about how lots of Mexican immigrants were crossing the border and taking programming jobs, so they were coming with a new Spanish C language specification... por ( n = 0; n10; n++ ) { imprimaf( "Hola, el mondo!" ); }

Comment: Re:Why oh why are people so clueless? (Score 1) 422 422

Uhh, we're all in awe of your vast knowledge and tremble at the merest thought of your wondrous awesomeness, but (presumably) you didn't have power applied to the boards you were soldering. Bridging a few pins to power or ground rails with some not-entirely pure water can and does damage ASICs. Why are you being so smug about it, anyway?

Getting the job done is no excuse for not following the rules. Corollary: Following the rules will not get the job done.

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