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Comment: Re:So ... WordPress should use the PHP License? (Score 1) 571

by wesw02 (#32997164) Attached to: WordPress Creator GPL Says WP Template Must Be GPL'd

Yea I know, PHP uses it's own license, that was my point.

Wordpress uses features and an environment provided by the PHP in a similar fashion to how WordPress plugin's use features and an environment provided by WordPress. A similar comparison between PHP's relation ship to WordPress can be made between WordPress and it's plugins.

Comment: Hurting his own cause (Score 1) 571

by wesw02 (#32995260) Attached to: WordPress Creator GPL Says WP Template Must Be GPL'd
First and foremost all he will accomplish by this is scaring companies aware from using GPL stuff. Second, we all know he's wrong (at least that seems to be the theme on /.), but should this make it to court and be decided in his favor it could have serious ramifications on software of all types. Stating that a 3rd party plugin or theme should be held to the license of the of it's integration software could be a serious mess for a lot of people.

Comment: Unlimited already means 5G (Score 5, Insightful) 319

by wesw02 (#32624888) Attached to: Verizon Hints At Scrapping Unlimited Data Plans
Verizon's current unlimited plans aren't actually unlimited, they translate to 5G per month, if you exceed it you'll be fined. IMHO that's already a class action waiting to happen. This just sucks though, cell phone carriers charge more for internet and you are getting less of it.

Comment: Re:Drop Chrome, but don't adopt Android for netboo (Score 1) 266

by wesw02 (#32169560) Attached to: Why Google Needs To Pull the Plug On Chrome OS
I suppose it really depends on your definition of a netbook. IMHO, a netbook is a device with a physical keyboard and mouse, and without a touch screen (essentially a smaller laptop). Again, IMHO, the iPad is not a netbook, it is a keyboard/mouse-less tablet and it has a touch screen. In that respect I think android is suited for the tablet market, but not for the netbook market.

Comment: Drop Chrome, but don't adopt Android for netbooks. (Score 4, Insightful) 266

by wesw02 (#32169088) Attached to: Why Google Needs To Pull the Plug On Chrome OS
I agree with the assumption that failure of Chrome OS could be harmful to the general comfort of using Linux-Based OS's however I think substituting Android is almost as bad of an idea. Don't get me wrong, I love android, I own two android phones and have developed a few apps for the platform. I just think you should use the right tool for the right job and putting Android on netbooks doesn't fit.

Comment: It just takes time (Score 1) 532

by wesw02 (#31139088) Attached to: Learning and Maintaining a Large Inherited Codebase?
I don't really have a good answer to the problem. I just graduated college 4 months ago, got hired to work on a code base that is around a million lines of code and it's not easy. If your lucky the code maintains a certain amount of consistence and you find a lot of similarity in various objects/modules. I found that spending some one on one time with my debugger (gdb) has really helped me to get a handle on the structure (request/response socket classes, model/view controllers, cache dbs, etc). Patience is your best tool.

Comment: Marketing and Measurability (Score 1) 506

by wesw02 (#28635409) Attached to: What's the Importance of Graphics In Video Games?
For me graphics are not a selling point. I would rather play a low quality game that keeps me entertained for weeks than a high res, good looking game that I'm bored of in an hour, especially when I have to shell out the $$. I think the answer to your question really comes from the marketing. High quality graphics is something that is very easy to sell on, it has an immediate "wow-factor" (to quote the Billy Mays). You can show a 20 second clip of a high res game and very clearly get your message across. However it is much harder to show how enjoyable a low res game is in a commercial setting. (At least that's my take on it).

Real Users find the one combination of bizarre input values that shuts down the system for days.