I would have gone for an Austrian patent clerk...
That was actually a German patent clerk in a Swiss patent office. Europe is complicated...
The Swiss have long protected all their military force in underground bunkers. This is one reason Hitler did not attack them.
Could you please stop spreading false information that historians debunked decades ago? Thanks.
Please tell me you aren't someone who is going to condemn an entire industry because of one accident. No human enterprise ever attempted managed to get underway without mistakes.
If it's an industry where one mistake translates to environmental and economical damage on the scale we are witnessing at the gulf coast right now, then yes, condemning (and perhaps even abolishing) said industry may be the right thing to do.
An antitrust case against Apple would really be fun to watch - all those fanboys squirming.
Fanboys wouldn't be the only ones squirming. Imagine how the inflated stock price of AAPL would collapse if an antitrust case with chances of success would be made against Apple.
Formula1's obsession with security only really began with Ayrton Senna's tragic death. What the engineers have achieved since then is nothing else but breathtaking. Have a look at some crashes from the last decade on Youtube (e.g. Robert Kubica in 2007). In todays F1 cars, you can basically drive into a concrete wall at 120 mph and come out of the wreck with little more than a dizzy head. And that's what you call "not doing their job"?
Well, the beauty of open source is that he can, in a way. Just fork the thing, call it MontyScrewedUpSQL or whatever and away you go
That's what he did. Admittedly, MontyScrewedUpSQL sounds a lot better than MariaDB...
It was in some Opera 10 beta that they improved the JS engine a lot, and now they've improved it over 7x again
Makes you wonder what those guys from pypy could do for Python if they got some proper funding
A cardiac surgeon doesn't know much otolaryngology;
That analogy would be correct if people wouldn't know the difference between Java programmers and C++ programmers. I'm pretty sure every cardiologist would feel a bit insulted if a patient wouldn't know the difference between him and a nurse. Nothing against nurses, every hospital would collapse without their work.
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