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Comment Re:Visual Studio + g++ || Clang (Score 1) 889

No, Microsoft supposedly licensed Spyglass with a promise to pay them for every copy of their derived software (IE) it sold. Then, as of IE 2 or 3 (IE 1 was bundled with the Windows 95 Plus Pack, a retail product, and I think IE 2 was Windows NT only), they went to a free distribution model which meant Spyglass got nothing else from them, and were left with an unsellable product (since their competition was free) to boot. I've never heard what the terms were surrounding the Sybase deal, but I do know that Microsoft has never been in the habit of giving unrestricted licenses to SQL Server away.

Comment Re:You keep using that word. I don't think it mean (Score 1) 346

Why is this "Informative"? "Insightful" I could understand, but given that it purports to be the "full quote" from Legere but blatantly isn't, in no way is it "Informative".

I did actually like this actual quote from TFA:

I’m not sure what they are doing with it – stealing wireless access for their entire business, powering a small cloud service, providing broadband to a small city, mining for bitcoin -- but I really don’t care!

Comment Re:On Shopping Around (Score 1) 1032

The most salient paragraph from the article pretty much echoes your point, and the author completely misses it...

Maybe the problem was that I had reached beyond my lower-middle-class origins and taken out loans to attend a small private college to begin with. Maybe I should have stayed at a store called The Wild Pair, where I once had a nice stable job selling shoes after dropping out of the state college because I thought I deserved better, and naïvely tried to turn myself into a professional reader and writer on my own, without a college degree. I’d probably be district manager by now.

Emphasis added. Leaving aside the shoe store strawman, the author hits the nail on the head. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go abandon my Chrysler 200 at the side of the road because I believe I deserve a Viper.

Comment Re:America (Score 1) 120

We are in the continent of Europe (as is Greenland). We are in the EU. We are not on the European mainland but neither is Iceland or Ireland, also both considered part of Europe (one even uses the Euro), and a few other places.

Greenland is physically part of North America, not Europe. Politically, it is indeed part of Europe as a constituent country of the Kingdom of Denmark, but in terms of "which continent is it part of" North America is the right answer.

Iceland, however, is both physically and politically part of Europe.

Retirement means that when someone says "Have a nice day", you actually have a shot at it.