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Comment Re:Naturally (Score 1) 161

The anecdote said the guy was the owner. That doesn't necessarily mean he has an executive position. Maybe he owns the company but hires other people to be the CEO and fill all the other management positions. He holds no position in the company but sometimes he just likes to waltz in and help around where he can. It's his company, so what's wrong with him being able to do whatever he likes with it?

Comment Re:Mozilla needs to explain ... (Score 4, Informative) 75

There's Android and there's Android.

1. There's the version of Android maintained by the AOSP that is fully open source.

2. Then there's the version of Android that Google releases exclusively for its Nexus line of devices. Although it contains some codes common with the open source, AOSP, codes, it also contains some closed source features like Photosphere. Note that Photosphere is not merely an additional application, but Google is marketing is as a part of Android 4.2 released for the Nexus devices. Since Photosphere is closed source, thus this version of Android cannot be said to be open source.

So, if someone says that Android is open source, he's correct. But if someone else says Android is not open source, he's also correct. They're just talking about different Androids.

Google Fiber To Come To Provo, Utah 92

An anonymous reader writes "Google announced today that they intend on purchasing the existing iProvo fiber network to make Provo the third U.S. city to have Google Fiber. If approved by the city council, implementation would begin later in 2013. 'As a part of the acquisition, we would commit to upgrade the network to gigabit technology and finish network construction so that every home along the existing iProvo network would have the opportunity to connect to Google Fiber.'" Also at SlashCloud

Comment Re:Sentence doesn't make sense! (Score 1) 155

From Play Store, you can go to "My Orders and Settings", then go to the Settings tab, and you can just uncheck the devices you no longer own. Then those devices will no longer appear anywhere else in the Play Store. Or do you mean you don't even want those devices to appear in the Settings tab? Of course, there's no way to do that now, but I don't see why having the old devices listed would be a problem for you. It's just a list.

Comment Re:Useless hindsight (Score 1) 387

So you're saying is that evolution is a totally useless theory. Oh. that's not what you're saying? So tell me, how does knowing the theory of evolution change any of your decisions today, tomorrow or any time in the future? In my book, if it does not make a prediction that can be proven, then it's useless.

Comment Useless hindsight (Score 1) 387

We often get stories like this where some scientists make some observation and declare that that was due to evolution. If evolution is such a great theory, how about someone come up with a prediction for once, as in something like, "Due to these conditions, this so-and-so life form will eventually evolve to have such-and-such appurtenances with such-and-such characteristics". Anybody up for the challenge?

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