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Comment: Re:Google should know (Score 1) 202

by spacehunt (#36880288) Attached to: Former Google CIO Suggests 'Do Dumb Things'
You really don't get the point do you. "CopyLion" might sound weird to you, but who's to judge? But that's beside the point. As a Hong Konger I'm lucky enough to have my English name added to my HK ID card. A lot of others don't -- my wife's for example. Everybody knows her by her English name. Most don't know her Chinese name, yet that's the only name on her identification papers. What Google is saying is beyond what their TOS required of people. Do you see the problem?

+ - First Tool Use in Octopi Demonstrated-> 1

Submitted by eldavojohn
eldavojohn (898314) writes "A neat video on the BBC illustrates what researchers recently published in the journal of Current Biology: octopodes use coconut husks as exoskeletons. This is the first known instance of an octopus using a tool. From one of the researchers, 'I almost drowned laughing when I saw this the first time. I could tell it was going to do something, but I didn't expect this — I didn't expect it would pick up the shell and run away with it.' For you nature enthusiasts and lolcatters, the video is quite the treat--you can forget about that one trick pony dancing parrot."
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+ - Microsoft steals code from top Asian microblog-> 1

Submitted by TSHTF
TSHTF (953742) writes "Plurk reported today that Microsoft's new China MSN not only copied look and feel from its interface, but also copied raw code from Plurk's service. The story has been covered in multiple media sources. The software theft is more hypocritical, given Microsoft's past threats against Chinese software piracy."
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