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Submission + - (Poll submission) How long has it been since you saw "Blink"?

jthill writes: (1) Just saw it again. (2) Since the last time somebody said "timey-wimey". (3) I don't remember exactly, but I did rewatch it a few times (4) Since Cowboy Neal played The Doctor (5) "Blink"?

Comment Re:Hanlon's Razor (Score 1) 180

Well, sure, if we very, very carefully, look only where you want us to look, it looks like you've got a case for something here.

Unfortunately for your argument, OS X is not BSD licensed. OS X is Cocoa. You can't name anything anyone regards as an OS X application that doesn't need Cocoa, and Cocoa is locked up tighter than Fort Meade. If you open an OS X programming guide, take an OS X programming class, attend an OS X developer's conference or seminar, use the interface of any OS X application or tool, it's Cocoa. Cocoa is not BSD licensed. OS X is not BSD-licensed. Apple is not making money off the FreeBSD part of OS X, they're making money off the Cocoa part, and more power to'em.

IBM, on the other hand, sells and supports Linux systems. Oracle sells and supports their own Linux distro.

Google -- Android's little-to-no more Linux than OS X is FreeBSD, so what was your point about people choosing BSD licensed innards?

Oh, yeah: "wrong".

Comment Re:Hanlon's Razor (Score 1) 180

You can only offer the GPL on code for which you hold copyright. The conditions you're stipulating in the GPL, the restrictions, are on the distribution of your software. Others can still distribute their own software on any terms they like, they just can't distribute your software except on terms you like. They can't add pennies to the vault and then treat the vault as if it were their own.

The GPL doesn't impose restrictions, not unless you regard being granted less than the maximum conceivable license as a denial of something you had some right to expect.

Comment Re:Limited unlimited (Score 1) 229

Your family's video usage is distinctly below average even if it's just two of you.

Just ordinary usage, even today, for one person, with quality good enough to keep up with this $120 display I just bought, will put you right up against their cap. That's for what's coming available right now, what someone on a budget could easily afford.

What they're doing is stifling competition that hasn't really gotten traction yet. There's a term for that: monopolizing the market. It makes things scarce, it makes them expensive, and it makes them bad.

Comment Re:Limited unlimited (Score 1) 229

The link

The link includes Nielsen's figures, the search returns lots of 5's and 4's and 3's. Nielsen's figure is 4.

You do know that cordcutters who use their streaming subscriptions, HD at 3GB/hr, four hours a day [google.com], already blows that cap, right? That that's just for one person at less than the national average video usage per day? What they're doing is stifling competition that hasn't really gotten traction yet. There's a term for that: monopolizing the market. It makes things scarce, it makes them expensive, and it makes them bad.

Comment Re:Limited unlimited (Score 0) 229

Even preferring your source's figures to what Netflix tells you when you select your streaming quality, you couldn't be bothered to get it right. The scumball site you're seo'ing for says 5Mbps, which would mean 2.25GB/hr and average video consumption time at that rate would blow Comcast's cap.

You do know that cordcutters who use their streaming subscriptions, HD at 3GB/hr, four hours a day [google.com], already blows that cap, right? That that's just for one person at less than the national average video usage per day? What they're doing is stifling competition that hasn't really gotten traction yet. There's a term for that: monopolizing the market. It makes things scarce, it makes them expensive, and it makes them bad.

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