Asange can only get asylum in Colombia or Ecuador or Peru, where it is still legal to burn people at the stake for heresy by the Catholic Church Inquisition that traces its roots to Spain. You know, from a time and age when all books other than the Bible were banned as heresy. Those times are coming again, books will be banned again. Except the Bible. Or Quran, depending on where you happen to live. That was Adam and Eve's original sin by the way, eating fruit from the forbidden tree, the tree of knowledge. Little did they know that ignorance was bliss in Paradise, and because of their curiosity, now all humanity is wise, but must suffer.
The situation is akin to running over a cliff and falling into the abyss with a horse vs. a car or even the segway http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new.... The horse refuses to follow your command, like a human factory worker stops if it sees something in the way, but a robot or a car will do whatever you tell it to do. Of course nobody is going to go back to horses and eliminate cars, because, for one, a horse needs daily feeding and stall cleaning, vs. a car you can leave in the car for a whole month, then walk to it and go, and speeds and economics horses can't match. Robots have downsides, but overall, their economics often leave everything else in the dust, as long as you got an economy able to make the chips. A horse is more zombie apocalypse resilient than a high tech car (maybe not a built to crappy tolerances steam car made by a blacksmith) because it manufactures itself and its fuel is abundant grass or weed people so diligently attack with lawnmowers weekly. But who's gonna commute to their 8 hr office job with a horse? Right?
They forget about the role of playing a macroscale Maxwell-demon by sorting out the tiny shooting stars and only allow those to impact the atmosphere which increase Earth's rotation, and deter those that would slow it. Else in a couple billions years Earth will be gravity locked to the Sun like Venus is, and like the Moon is gravity locked to Earth, always showing the same face. That means one giganto Sahara desert on one side of the planet, while a huge Antarctica on the other side, and green land based life only along the perimeter that receives sunlight at obtuse angles like Alaska, except for the tropical oceans that self cool via ocean currents from the iced of frozen through sea on the other side.
Venus, besides massive shades to cool it's atmosphere, also requires some asteroid impacts to get it to spin - even if the day-nights are 2 weeks long - possibly by using one of Jupiter's moons dislodged by sustained near miss turned into a full collision impacts, until finally dislodged from orbit around Jupiter, and sent round trip around the Sun like a comet and impacting Venus on the way back from the Sun, both sending it higher into orbit, and "SPINNING." The spinning part being the more important part, partly for a magnetic shield generation, and partly to avoid extreme temperatures over much of its surface. Covering up 75% of the planet's surface area by a giant thin shade floating at the Lagrange point is something that China that built the great wall might be able to pull off with today's technology and economic capabilities, if they only tried hard enough. But there is no good reason until they can start the planet spinning.
In my mind there is no such thing as intellectual property, or the concept of "owning information." But there is a concept of rewarding creators of information, which presently uses the artifact of temporary ownership, whose terms have been stretched and distorted vastly since they originally been entered into the lawbooks, when it used to be 14 years for copyright renewable to 28, in a day and age when starting up a printing press took forever by hand loading individual letters into page frames, and then the printed book took forever to make a trip between London and New York, or even the Oregon Trail West Coast from Missouri. Now we got the latest extension of Mickey Mouse protection act giving another 20 years to Disney over stuff that's long become cliche and in my mind, part of the body of public knowledge, something you should not deny from a child to know. Like, there is this concept that nobody can own organic chemistry, or any branch of science, such as computer science, but they are slowly creating a world where there is a de facto ownership of branches of science, either through monopoly, or simply through corrupting the laws of perpetual copyright extensions, last public domain entering of copyrighted material stuck at 1923, which was long before organic chemistry, computer science, etc., flourished. Had it not been for the Chinese "People's Liberation Army" sticking up for the rights of the public, or lower class, holding some tangible power, we'd long be living in a world of no wikipedia, no linux or freebsd, any information that's not copyrighted banned and the perpetrators publicly burnt at the stake, etc. Yeah, intellectual property is easy money, the easiest of easy moneys with very little product liability for instance, and a whole lot of money being at stake. And because of that the drive, the tendency to change the rules by a campaign donation to get yet another billion out of some intellectual property protection artifact is great. Just ask pharmaceuticals what they would not give to extend patent protection from 17 to 20, or from 20 to 22 years. But unlike real estate for instance, or gold, or other scarce materials in high demand, information in general is not scarce, the only thing scarce being its creation, which is why the property rules around it were erected as such, to spur creation, and not to hog all public knowledge, erect blackmailing extortion schemes for easy money, all in all resulting in a society and economy of improperly allocated resources. There is absolutely no economic benefit provided by people squatting on intellectual property, such as Microsoft "owning" Windows 2000 in 2040 as copyright. There is indeed a benefit provided by them owning it in 2000 or even 2005.
So what Microsoft needs to do to stay in business is innovate. That is the sole purpose of intellectual property, not to sit and gloat on your collected laurels, but to keep creating, and if you don't, then you really have no good excuse for draining all that wealth from the rest of the economy as a form of improperly allocated resources. And in this sense intellectual property of an book writer in fiction whose books don't sell much, does need longer protection, compared to someone writing science books, because science is one, it's not fictional, like a novel without which you can live your life just find, but hogging science does harm those you hogging it from. Also things that enter the public sphere simply over reasons of popularity, and becoming sort of a cliche and a requirement of a well rounded education or knowledge about the world, such as Harry Potter, things that are high volume in sales, should get much shorter copyright protection terms, for one, because the creators have been compensated well due to popularity and high sales, unlike a writer who pays amazon like $2000 to get his book published, and barely ever makes a sale. Yeah, I know it's complicated. But property is usually assigned to things that are scarce. I don't really have property rights in my coat when I walk out of an institution and a guy says nice jacket, I ask him, you want it, he's like yeah, I give it to him and I go to Walmart buy another one for $15 or something. Right? It's not that scarce. Now if I busted ass to purchase a land lot for 20-30 years, real estate, and in that fertile land, not structures on it, being scarce, if he asked me can I have your land, I would tell him no, you have to work for it yourself too. Same with your children, can I have your children and use them for whatever I want? No, get your own kids, dude.
Information suffers from lack of sufficient creativity, that's the scarce part. Once it's created, it's abundant and plenty.
Back in the 90's Microsoft made good money because they were serving the customer. Yeah, all they could think of is the pirated versions that people did not buy, but the fact is those pirated versions along with decent cost for businesses were what allowed them to proliferate, compared to commercial Unix. One lesson that people refuse to learn is that the customer is always king. The harder you fuck over your customer the harder you fuck yourself over. Temporarily you make good money though.
Even today there are opportunities to please the customers, and give them what they want. Yeah, they run into AI proliferation issues, and it's hard to tell whats right and wrong there. But there is customer demand for better computing. Along the lines of the hololens. And sensoring up the world around you and automating your home. Yes, all that robotics and automation and sensor reading and automated decision making based on it runs into issues of the movie "Screamers" from 1996. So you have to hold yourself back on that, and like the pope says, let's depopulate the world to 1 billion people, and go back to horse drawn plows, villages and churches and a stable world free of nukes, of bioweapons, of artificial intelligence robot technology, etc. Ha ha, right? So you are between these two extremes of pushing the limits of biotech and artificial intelligence both of which could erase all humanity if got out of hand, vs. who wants to live without technology like cars or even steel, let's go back to the bronze age or stone tools? Steel is economically efficient, makes life easier, so is a whole lot of modern stuff, like refrigerators, or solar panels and LED nightlights.
But anyway the boundaries for Microsoft to push, whether with Intel/AMD or ARM, are easier computing technology of wearable computers. Along the lines of hololens. Have a small backpack, or even one of those under the armpit pistol holder thingies hold the computer on my body, and give me a screen that 50 inches wide in the form of a wearable sunglass, or like fighterjet pilot helmet display, and a bluetooth rubberized waterproof keyboard I ran roll open from my camping backpack because I have a hard time typing in mid air on holographic keyboards. Or even using touchscreens on holographic displays, but that's easier. I still want to use the regular keyboard and mouse, with options to go to the new ways if I want to, just like Windows 95 still had the old Win 31 File Manager and Program Managers if people wanted the old look and feel. Also give me an easy way to code, such as arduino sensors of home automation, where I set one wire or 0 wire wireless emits a chirp every 10 minutes sensor in my freezer, fridge, outside my window, inside the bathroom and living room or wine cellars, rain gauges, wind sensors I can stick outside my window, O2/N2/CO2/CO/NO/O3/organic sensors including smoke detector like particle counter dust sensors for indoor air, tap water or store water analyzers, light intensity meters, lights with motion sensors that follow me around in the dark, like a pilot light in the kitchen and bathroom to give enough light to get oriented to start moving, and as soon as I clap the LED's turn on and off in a power saving way without me having to walk to the wall switches. Turn me into a fucking Borg with an implant where I don't even have to wear shades but I can see the computer via hallucinations, and nobody can tell I'm actually watching porn on the Internet in a boring math class, or playing a game, but one that I can always unplug and go back to the normal way of being, like if I lose the ability to piss from the computer messing up my nervous system, I can pull the plug and piss just fine. Give me automated binoculars. In this sense they would descend into the realm of military weapons, and biotech and chemistry, and supplement human lifeforms with better sensors and processing ability, such as ability to navigate in the dark by seeing magnetic field lines on the hololens shades at first, with night vision, then inside my head via an artificially induced schizophrenic hallucination. Might need a steady supply of psilocybin to ease the inducing. And I need a classical VB, or QBasic or GWBasic interface to program it all. Basic, not dotnet or java. Make my life easier and better motherfuckers, instead of giving me the feeling that I just been ass raped and violated every time I hand over a dollar to you.
There is plenty do to and plenty to innovate, and that's the true way to justify earnings or intellectual property, the temporary part. Yeah, when they brought indian/arabic numerals to Europe, to do hand computations, there was a sudden innovation, which has stopped. And if there were intellectual property rules in place, and instead of importing it it was just discovered, it would have and should have protected that for the short term, and in the long term, whoever created that, when they stopped innovating, they don't really have a good argument of deriving a living off of something very far in the past. There is no such thing as owning information when we analyze it at the core, over scarcity arguments (which can be artificially fucked with), there is an artifact we call temporary intellectual property to reward creators, but it was never meant to function similar to other property rights managing other scarce resources, where individual ownership brings "caring" into the picture. Btw when I was 5 years old, I lived in an apartment building whose flat roof you could walk up to, and everyone, including my family, had a TV antenna up there. Talk about what a mess, or a zoo that was. That was finally put to end by a TV expert, who cleared off the roof of two neighboring apartment buildings 60 units each, put one massive set of antennas up (I think the VHF was a duo, and UHF might have been a quad), and amplifiers, and he ran coax from unit to unit to unit in a sequential way, instead of individually down from the roof like it was before, me living on the ground floor, and constantly listening to the antenna cable getting flapped around by the wind, because it was hard to make a long length super tight, like a guitar string, unlike the window to window horizontal short runs. Yeah when there was an issue a whole segment could go down, but the picture quality was excellent, compared to what we had before, often due to the wind blowing our private antenna around and having to walk up to the roof, and realigning it on the xmastreestand 3 legged thing it was standing on, among the zoo of other privately owned antennas, with roof space being very scarce. So there are often arguments for collective agreements, especially when everyone finds it easy to agree on things. Such as linux used to be a collective thing fairly well agreed on before systemd, you set it up one time, and it works for good, no need to fuck with it unless something breaks down or new things arrive on the scene. It is very hard to justify extorting an income over using mayan/hindu/arabic numerals, in the form of intellectual property, same goes for Windows 2000, in the long run. Such things would be improperly allocated resources and would lead to a very strained world, of a sort of master/slave setup, one person creates and works for everything, while the other reaps and controls all the benefits. It's not a peaceful and good long term setup. But people have always been at it. History is pretty much all about how one guy, or a few, tried to get the others to do stuff for them and keep them as slaves, or at least as some kind of subjects under control. And in the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave, here comes the Obamacare King Kong into your budget, as if you weren't already struggling enough with the improper allocation of resources into a housing cost bottomless pit drain, putting everyone's budget under even further government control, and soon you'll be living in a world where, due to mandatory health insurance purchases at premiums that nobody can afford - i.e. how much is your life worth to you, right? - so everyone forced on Obamacare aid based on income to buy that insurance, now the government just grasped control of your budget out of your hand, and can instruct you, because they pay some of your bills, to go ahead buy this brand of potato, because they think it's a good deal, it's approved by the FDA/FCC/EPA/FBI/CIA, and don't buy that other potato whose federal approval review is still in process, due to be finished 2 years from now, but until then it's illegal, and you must buy the officially blessed brand only. Unless you have a prescription from a doctor allowing you do buy that other brand, of course your doctor knowing that the difference in nutrients in that potato fits your special biochemical needs, because it's grown in soil rich in mercury, arsenic, lead and cerium, as opposed to the rest of the public, whose health might be at risk because the levels that the potato acquires have not been measured yet with sufficient statistical accuracy - we only have 2 datapoints, we need at least 15 seasons to get a statistically significant measurement -
Next the way you masturbate is going to be copyrightable, and you can sue people that follow your patented method or technique. In fact, they are gonna add software versions that, besides the wacky not-for-resale demonstration purposes only, or academic licenses, now you're gonna have a non-masturbator version of windows, where you agree you will not watch pornographic material on it or even if you do, you simply won't touch yourself, and if you want to, you must upgrade to the full version that also includes masturbation rights while using it. If you find that too expensive, then you can get one for a lower price, but you have to declare which hand you will use, Windows 11 masturbator left hand version, Windows 11 masturbator right hand version. You will be in violation of the terms of the contract if you get caught with an xray camera snooping at you through your paperthin wodden walls and plastic siding, and your punishment shall be a cancerous lung infection by tainting the filters of the forced air heating furnace that will blow the disease all over your place.
Apropo they have yet to invent an antidepressant treatment for men better than seeing a naked woman. Pharmaceuticals just Mc Hammer can't touch this. Ya know, sexual healing, babeh. Maybe Obamacare should help mental patients suffering from chronic depression by taking healthcare into their own hands and taking the patients off the suicide pills they are currently on, that don't work anyway, talk about what a waste, and instead sending them to online porn sites like chaturbate for therapy that does actually work well to uplift the spirit. Health care that works, with proven track record. Best anti depression therapy ever invented - other people, naked. Perhaps Obama can provide some of the tip money too.
It's not aliens. It's fungi. And other resident microorganisms that tap into my neural network and mind control me and you. The variety of gods that created a variety of religion throughout the planet.
They forget that the human brain is pretty much an AI machine, and so is a bug bran or a dog brain.
Humans come into the world with an "empty" brain ready to receive knowledge. Did you know that early childhood researchers have figured out that babies do not know an object exists when it's hidden out of sight behind another, and only through repeated experiences never failing them, do they know, like a cat, that watches a laser dot disappear around a corner, that the object still exists it's just hidden behind another one. Even that simple fact of the physical world requires learning. Yes, humans come prewired with certain hard coded bits of info, such as the geometric shape and appearance of opposite sex genitals and body structures set of triggers and start juices flowing, that kind of information does not need to be learned, but even basic facts such as the existence of an object after it moves behind another out of sight, need to be learned. Well, because there are some exceptions, such as a laser dot is not an independent object that has "conservation of laser dots" law attached to it, you can make it disappear if you turn off the light, also shadows are like that, and it requires intellect to sift through what visual objects are shadows and which ones fall under the category respecting conservation laws of not going in and out of existence.
But basically the danger of AI is that once you provide a sufficiently complex and sophisticated and powerful framework ready to receive learning information - and in that to receive motivating or action initiating triggers, sort of like a flash bios firmware upgrade, such as it used to have a guiding principle of you're only a machine with humans more valuable, so self destruct before harming humans, it might end up deciding that's not in harmony with other driving factors and to harmonize them it flashes itself to eliminate that restriction - if you look around in the world at other life and intelligence around you, their driving principles seems to be to live, and destroy only as much as necessary in order to live, while trying to enhance other life around you too to live too, overall. This goes for lions, humans, etc. It may not be a hard ingrained guiding principle that people are consciously aware of, but it has worked out that way so far through the millions of years, probably because there are critters watching everything, reading every beings thoughts, and exerting active variety sustaining effort. The used to be called gods, or spirits, but I think they, the We of the Quran, prefer being called angels, while they too worship the creator of the Universe, who Einstein cannot imagine focused on managing the affairs of petty humans, and the angels agree, he does not, that's their job, the non-omnipotent yet powerful angels. Mostly fungi and some single celled organisms that nevertheless can unite into "cultures" and cooperate as a multicellular one, and function like a brain too. The world, the air is full of it, and yes, these angels are not omnipotent, they fight each other sometimes, including using their mahayana vehicle humans to do it, but AI and biotech is going down extremely dangerous roads as they do this fighting, possibly making them lose grip on total control and active sustenance of variety of all life, and then who knows what's gonna happen? One silicon superintellect megabrain gobbling up all matter in the solar system, including all planets and all humans and plants and animals along with with it, then spread to other stars and maybe other galaxies? There might be a hard limit of the speed of light throughout the universe that even superintellect cannot find a way to surpass, and such silicon hardware AI might have gotten out of hand in many places in the Universe and started consuming up nearby matter to built itself greater and greater, smarter and smarter, possibly eventually coming up with warp speed and such tricks to spread faster, and all we can do is stare at the sky and watch for such happenings billions of years ago from billions of light years away, to see if any occurred, but we can never be sure when it might hit us. And then of course, as humans it's time to fight, against an overwhelming intellect and technology that's trying to get at the matter resources in you to build itself larger, like native americans had to fight with bows against gunpower and cannons of europeans - the odds are not very good. But back in the 1850's the thermodynamic physicists writing the 2nd law came up with the idea of the Heat Death of the Universe, as entropy forever tends to increase (without intellect intervention, where it may not be the case, and then only the 1st law of conservation of energy stands, unless a super intellect can find a way to violate that too, in which case it would have no need to invade other galaxies, if it needs more of anything, like a star trek replicator, it can make it for free, violating the 1st law), so instead of the Heat Death it may all end up as AI death eating up everything, with one single AI left throughout the universe, still too stupid though to halt the eventual entropy increase and heat death slowdown to stillness and death of itself.
Tax subsidies are one thing, they dish them out for "advancement of science", for "greener economy", what the hell, do it for people who can't pay for healthcare, as sort of a moderate welfare, not a full one, based on income. What I'm pissed about is forced welfare, in the form of tax penalties, over resisting mandatory purchases at arbitrary price insurance people pull out of their anus. If anything buyers should be able to name their price and insurance companies forced to sell at that price, not the other way around, for any kind of universal healthcare. Or for fairness, there should be a tax table, that, if I'm forced to buy, I know that everyone else falls under the same rules and has to suffer equally based on some rules of the game laid out in advance, such as age/sex/etc. Even that's too much bullshit. But forced purchases at arbitrary prices? What the fuck ever. That tax penalty punishment part in Obamacare is God damned rotten and sooner or later these politicians and corrupt to the bone lawmakers and judges are gonna get their heads guillotined and stacked into a pyramid. They always assume the unexpected can never happen, and in fact, the unexpected always happens unexpectedly and it's quickly over, that's why it's unexpected. These are the kinds of things why Hitler gassed people. Like, economic oppression of people where they cannot afford to raise children, there are ways to economically exterminate, right? Or force everyone unto government welfare and take over their budget. Once you accept government aid because you cannot sustain your budget - of course, because of the cost of living price abuse - it's like you lose your sovereignty over your budget and the government can step in and dictate purchases, this one approved, that one not approved. You can buy this food, but not that one. You can buy this TV but not that one. Fuck the government like that, oppressing liberty like that. US of A and Liberty are synonyms more than any other country on the planet, or at least used to be, until these corrupt cocksuckers encroached themselves in positions of power and fuck up the life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness for everybody else, except themselves. History repeats itself, over and over and over and over..
Actually I use wired ethernet LAN from my cable modem, because if I feel like I'm hacked, I yank the cable from the socket, problem solved. If it continues to act up, like people change icons on my desktop, or the taskbar options like autohide, just to fuck with me, then you know it's not coming through the wired LAN. I suspect the abundance of WIFI signals in the urban area, and even when you disable wireless, or just the LED is off, it's not actually off, but it must be transmitting via some background frequencies anyway, based on the SSID giving the powers that be unlimited supervision powers and whatnot. My hope has been to get away from urban environments into the countryside still driving distance from a job. where the neighbors are far and wifi signals absent, or even cell phone signals week, because the population is sparse and the neighbors are far, but even then, if you're still getting hacked, maybe it's satellite, or who knows, and then it's time to move deep underground and construct a Faraday cage lined with aluminum foil and some air duct with a microwave oven shield metal mesh to let some oxygen in, and hopefully finafuckingly there you could find the panacea that nobody's fucking with you and modifying the icons on your desktop or the taskbar settings. All you need is a good excuse for a hole in the ground for that, such as having a wine cellar and wine making/collecting hobby.
And one on Venus in 350 to 35000 years. It's worth the effort, 2nd home.
You mean Clinton fixed up the problems and delivered what Reagen promised, and in turn Bush messed it all up, and it's been like that ever since? Yeah well, according to Montecuccoli, for a war you need 3 things: money, money, and money. It's not hard to see where at least some of it all went. Blame it all on 9/11/2001. Of course that should all still be dwarfed by the social security budget, and in that, not just social security to elderly. We dont have job because companies cannot compete globally to make a product because of labor cost, and labor cost is so high because the cost of living is so high, mostly housing cost up until recently but watch out, here comes King Kong into your budget called Obamacare eventually dwarfing housing cost and making sure the middle class of equality is erased and the population is fully polarized into billionaires who collect the cost of living dues and for them to pay it is pocket change, and those who pay it, such as rent and insurance, who can only do it via government aid such as Section 8 or Obamacare payments. Eventually it will all turn into a nobility/slaves society, first as a de facto practical situation, then encoded into law as privileges by birth. There goes the statement of the Declaration of Independence that We The People believe that all men are created equal, with certain inalienable rights of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. Say what? Huh? Y'all are dreaming and gotta descend from that cloud up there and walk on the ground.
Well round here it's indiscriminate lawn mowing that creates the greatest decay in genetic diversity, not systemd.
Well shitty language and implementations are necessities when it comes to patentability, because the most patentable stuff is what nobody in their right might would actually use in practice, because it sucks so bad. Similar things go for complex artistically designed organic compounds designed by pharmaceuticals, their patentability requires adding some esoteric superfluous structures that guarantee nobody else has used them for that purpose. Mono and dotnet are created in an effort to force them unto everyone and grab the whole computing industry by the balls patentwise, as if they don't already have enough control. Well if there is anything that ever describes Microsoft's behavior is unscrupulous ways of competition to grab more power more power more money, with no ethical objections whatsoever standing in the way. Intel testified in the Clinton antritrust trials that when they created IV40, IV50 intel video compression software to complement Microsofts AVI video standard, to spur sales of their chips, Microsoft's attitude was that they must stop writing software and get out of the software business, like a dog fighting down anyone who steps unto what they consider "their turf." AT&T testified that "youre gonna lock me too into a windows box." Pretty much everyone in the computing field having to deal with software has suffered from the presence and aggressive overwhelming domination attitude of Microsoft in the software field. Such as Win31 including specific code that checks for DR DOS and craps out, phoenix bits in all COM component objects by design in the mid 90's that get set via a Windows update in May 2009 and kill perfectly working software, in an attempt to force you to upgrade. It's the equivalent of making money via destruction, such as making cars and tractors that don't last 40 years on purpose when it would be economically possible, and instead making sure they fail or corrode and rust away in 15, to be able to sell the same thing again tomorrow. Imagine when they find the phoenix bits inserted into car computers that make them fail via satellite initiated command, and when you bought a $30,000 car and expected it to last 20 years at the very least, a phoenix bit kills it in 10, just so they can make more money, via destruction. It's all about job creation and spurring the economy, let's all load bricks on a cart, and walk down our streets smashing all the windows in with the bricks, to create jobs for contractors, to spur the economy. It's like you gotta be ethical retards to be the richest people in the world, just like, unfortunately, history records conquerors and those who subdued and ruled others and initiated all kinds of pain and suffering, not those that lived in peace, quietly generating benefit for the rest of humanity. Well there is the Nobel Prize to recognize some of them, but it's like comparing Isaac Newton the yeoman farmer to the King of England the conqueror.
The whole goal with dotnet and mono is to replace C, Basic, COBOL, Pascal, etc, the long established ways to program, not because those are bad ways to program - as in talking the same thing in french or english, what's the big difference, the differences are minor, and with every positive there comes something negative, and when it comes to hard core programming, it's hard to beat the trio of assembler at low level, C at mid level (excluding the complexity headaches of C++) and Basic (and not C++) at the highest level such as macro languages. So these old school ways are not bad ways to program, but patentability is difficult with them because the precedents that have been established, past facts which patent lawyers cannot change. You start with a carte blanche with something as retarded as dotnet or java, and the real fault goes to university professors who teach IT people about inheritance, class polymorphisms, bla bla bla pie in the sky stuff that when it comes to programming people tend to avoid anyway. Like ask Linus Torvalds why the kernel is not written in java or at least C++? Because those languages suck. And they remove you from the hardware. C, with sometimes descending to in line assembler is what the kernel is written in, so is Win32 that also avoided C++ classes and objects, and instead the world is your drawing board and you can come up with Win32 classes or kernel objects in C inasmuch as you feel the need to do so, while java and dotnet restrict you to abide to only their way of the implementation, they lock you into a certain performance and expressiveness box of a programming world view. They do this to try to protect you from shooting yourself in the foot with a cannon, like you are able to with C and assembler. Thanks for the paternalism, C++ and Java, and here comes dotnet embrace extent extinguish method trying to kill java, but we like to live our lives with liberty.
It's not about appearances. Like Steve Jobs, it's about looks and charisma, the ability to appear as a cult leader, who the front puppets are. You're not gonna put some stinky old wrinkly guy with no style as your front puppet to represent you. The major decisions may still be made by stinky old wrinkly ugly geniuses advising the front puppets, but it's about looks anymore. If anything Satya looks like he was a direct import from either Tibet or Thailand, Cambodi and Laos. What he's missing is being wrapped in a religious shroud and chanting "Ommmm" at the Temple of Eternal Gods of Windows Architecture in Redmond, WA, immersed in smoke incense. His vulcan mind melt will make actual silicon computer hardware superfluous, as it will run inside your brain, through a telepathic transfer initiated by him, and transmitted down the chain of high priest mind melts eventually to your brain. Hail the future of Microsoft computing technology inserting phoenix bits all over your brain, and sending out a Windows update activating them and killing your ability to urinate, until you upgrade, or at least sacrifice a goat by burning it at the sacred altar of a nearby Temple of the Church of Microsoft.
What the free market economy with proper safeguards regulating monopolies by promoting competition is supposed to do is ensure proper allocation of resources. Instead the game turned into who get get the most improperly allocated ones, as much of it as possible, for themselves. Everybody's at it.