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Comment: Re:Results (Score 2) 303

...which nicely demonstrates how hard it is to come up with good analogies. If I wrote a book, and you copied all my chapter titles for your book, be certain that I (or rather my publisher) would come after you. I put a lot of work into those titles after all.

APIs are different though. They are meant to be copied. You can't use them without copying them.

Comment: Re:Sure they do. (Score 3) 101

by zarr (#46832339) Attached to: Microsoft, Google, Others Join To Fund Open Source Infrastructure Upgrades
While MS wasn't hit too hard by this praticular bug, they have been hit by bugs in open source "core infrastructure" libraries before. Anyone remember this: http://www.geek.com/news/micro... ? Basically everything MS shipped had to be patched due to zlib being statically linked all over the place.

Anyway, lots of people run open source stuff on windows servers (well, some do at least...), and it's in the best interest of MS that those boxes are safe.

And last but not least, it's if not free so at least very cheap publicity.

Comment: Re:How does he do against computers? (Score 5, Interesting) 131

by zarr (#45493277) Attached to: 22-Year-Old Norwegian Magnus Carlsen Is the New World Chess Champion
I was watching a live stream of the match, which also showed the next moves suggested by Houdini. Interestingly both players were pretty consistent in selecting the highest ranked moves. The exceptions were the "blunders" which lead to Anand's defeat.
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KDE Releases Calligra 2.7 30

Posted by Soulskill
from the onward-and-upward dept.
jrepin writes "The Calligra team is proud and pleased to announce the release of version 2.7 of the Calligra Suite, Calligra active and the Calligra Office Engine. Words, the word processing application, has a new look for the toolbox. In the same toolbox there are also new controls to manipulate shapes with much enhanced usability. Author, the writer's application, has new support for EPUB3: mathematical formulas and multimedia contents are now exported to ebooks using the EPUB format. There is also new support for book covers using images. Plan, the project management application, has improvement in the scheduling of tasks. The formula shape now has new ways to enter formula: a matlab/octave mode and a LaTEX mode."

Comment: Re:Hg (Score 1) 378

by zarr (#44050117) Attached to: Subversion 1.8 Released But Will You Still Use Git?
My 2 cents worth of data confirms your experience. My 3 last employers all moved to git from cvs or svn while i worked there. The first one was developing multi million LOC enterprisy stuff and ended up being bougth by Microsoft, which was ironic, until MS actually started supporting git themselves in tfs'12. How is that for closed sorce adoption? :)

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