...lots of people aged 12-50 are using it as their main texting and groupchat app. I have friends, family and colleagues in there and everybody I know on it uses it extensively. Also, anytime there is some event (be it sports, nights out, bachelor parties, holidays) or any type of real-life group is established (roommates, classmates, families, close friends, fraternities), WhatsApp is there to facilitate. By the way, any comparison to traditional texting is ludicrous: with recorded voice, "I am here" GPS location with maps integration, multimedia sharing, etc. Just like most of its competitors, I'm sure.
True, but is there a prior patent?
Actually, not really, no. If it was this obvious, he wouldn't be the first guy to think of this in 30 years to think of it. Think of it this way: a patent on practical nuclear fusion will not be denied because the stars came up with it first.
Who the fuck still pays for porn?
The linked article is non-informative and its suggestions are BS. These facts may very well be true, it does not alter the fact that these cars burn much less gasoline than traditional cars.
You mean like a stop-loss?
I never said that it runs on literally anything, nor should that be expected. It's like expecting every gas station to offer power to charge electric vehicles or expecting a grocery shop to sell every brand. Skype pays for software development, you can't support all the marginal (in terms of value to Skype) protocols. Skype runs on Windows, Linux, iPhones and Android. I think they're doing fine on the interoperability front.
That's just speculation, AFIK based on the Silverlight video that was posted to the Skype website the morning the news was made public. As if Flash isn't every bit as closed as Silverlight, or as if HTML5 video is now universally compatible. For the moment, the "Skype will dump Linux" argument is FUD.
How exactly does being interconnected and generally friendly to your adjacent systems require you to be open? Skype is perfectly interconnected (it runs on everything) without being open.
Is that sarcasm or do you actually have that much success in business that you needn't think of a move like that?
Yeah, and they reach so much more people. Isn't it great?
How on earth do you and your friends ever envision Linux to be [b]truly and actually good on the desktop[/b]? For years I have watched the Linux community, and it always begs for momentum. "Our product is great, let's get people to use it!" is the main credo. Meanwhile, [b]any[/b] party getting any kind of momentum gets kicked out in favor of a new this-time-its-different project, like Mint.
It's the Foreign Department. Think about it.
Pretty sick thought, even for Slashdot...judging from your liver remark while this was or still is pancreatic cancer, you are probably better left ignored.
I can use that an interpreted script to code some awesome app and then go home. And I sleep like a baby, never knowing any C.