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Comment Re:Altruism vs profit. (Score 1) 156

Sometimes companies won't touch the code at all unless it's a BSD style license because of various legal reasons. Personally, I'd rather see companies using BSD code with the possibility of some of them releasing there changes than having companies not use the code at all because it's GPL'ed.

Comment Re:I'm about to leave the software (corp) field (Score 1) 743

Your post resonates with my own thoughts on the subject of software interviewing. I've talked about this subject at length with a few colleagues several times over the last few months. I know a senior guy who holds several patents that didn't get an offer because he "failed" an interview because he couldn't answer some obscure question about embedded programming. When I got out of school with a graduate degree and a strong background in software, I still had to answer bullshit questions like "what will the output of this function be" etc. I basically didn't get an offer because I couldn't figure out what a format string in a printf statement would do. Normally, I would figure it out via "man printf". These days, I'm the one doing the interviewing and I'd much rather ask conceptual questions and talk about what a candidate has done in the past than to ask questions that are easily solvable using Google. I use Google, Wikipedia and StackOverflow all the time to find answers to questions about C++, Perl and Python. Is it fair to expect a candidate to have all that information at their fingertips?

Survey Shows That Fox News Makes You Less Informed 1352

A survey of American voters by World Public Opinion shows that Fox News viewers are significantly more misinformed than consumers of news from other sources. One of the most interesting questions was about President Obama's birthplace. 63 percent of Fox viewers believe Obama was not born in the US (or that it is unclear). In 2003 a similar study about the Iraq war showed that Fox viewers were once again less knowledgeable on the subject than average. Let the flame war begin!

Submission + - Prince To Sue YouTube Over Music

Frosty Piss writes: "Pop star Prince plans to sue YouTube and other major Web sites for unauthorized use of his music in a bid to "reclaim his art on the Internet." The man behind hit songs "Purple Rain," "1999" and "When Doves Cry" said on Thursday that YouTube could not argue it had no control over which videos users posted on its site. "YouTube [is] clearly able [to] filter porn and pedophile material but appear to choose not to filter out the unauthorized music and film content which is core to their business success," a statement released on his behalf said."

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