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Comment: Re:Clean room implementation? (Score 5, Interesting) 180

If the laws we have now were in place back then the computer revolution wouldn't have happened. We would still be paying $5000 for IBM Mainframe access terminals.

Or in a slightly less Dystopian view, computers today would look like iPhones, with one vendor having a stranglehold on the platform and completely anemic third party hardware support outside of cosmetics.

Comment: Re:These wouldn't be the microwave comms... (Score 1) 221

They're only talking about it because they're obsessed with latency. Bandwidth over the fibers will be much higher than what you can do with Microwave, and most people would rather have an extra 100Gbps than a few microseconds less latency.

Comment: Re:nobody saw it coming... (Score 3, Insightful) 335

by jandrese (#49719425) Attached to: Stock Market Valuation Exceeds Its Components' Actual Value
Markets always crash. It's how they operate. People make money not by owning stocks, but by owning stocks that are moving. It's not in their interest to have a stable marketplace. That's why the stock market will always be volatile, because the people who run it need the volatility to skim off their percentage.

Comment: Re:Weak "yea" I guess on this (Score 1) 121

My experience with lost/rediscovered films like this is that they were usually lost for a reason. Nobody cared enough to keep it safe when it was new, and today it is at best a historical curiosity. More often the film is just straight up boring or terrible and maybe it was lost for a reason.

Comment: Does anybody use this? (Score 4, Interesting) 47

by jandrese (#49673675) Attached to: Open Source C++ ClanLib SDK Refreshed For 2015
I remember years and years ago when this first came out it was party to some of the worst looking games of all time. But bad games can be made on any platform, I'm sure someone could have made something good by now. Their website doesn't list any projects that use the library, which is very troubling. They haven't been just developing the library for their own sake for 16 years have they? Someone must be using it.

Comment: Re:Missing The Point! (Score 1) 950

Wow, I can't wait until the Congressional hearings on the "hook up classes" held by the first school district that tries this. Teaching "children" about healthy sexual attitudes is a major taboo in the US. It undermines the message they were getting from their church and parents about sex being evil and dirty.

Progress means replacing a theory that is wrong with one more subtly wrong.