[Apple] is only providing information on how to create fixed layout ebooks for it's store to a select group of publishers and ebook producers."
And a week from now when that information finds its way to the internet the headline will be "All Authors Able to Publish Fixed-Width iBooks"
(The bold text is the AC putting words into Paul Buchheit's mouth)
Former Google employee, Gmail creator, and FriendFeed founder Paul Buchheit has come right out and said what many people are thinking (or hoping for). On his FriendFeed page, Buchheit made a post titled Prediction: ChromeOS will be killed next year (or "merged" with Android). In it, he bluntly says that Google's netbook-centric Chrome OS is as good as dead. Yeah, I was thinking, "is this too obvious to even state?"
To sum up: Man has opinion about ChromeOS,
A 30-year-old game featured AI more sophisticated than what you'll find in most games today.
I'm not sure "deciding whether to turn right or left at the fork in a 2D maze" can really compare to the ridiculously complex AI behavior in many games today. Team combat, terrain navigation, etc. Advance-to-cover squad-based tactical combat is hardly If PAC_MAN_INVINCIBLE == FALSE; Chase().
I didn't even know such technology existed!
I thought they just posted it on
And they just tallied the number of "Photoshoped" responses versus the total responses.
Yeah and what's even funnier is the sub-forum with Smiling Leo and Eating Keanu in all the backgrounds!
So honest people have to do extra work, and cheaters get a second chance. What a great life lesson this school is teaching.
It's more like: honest people continue to display mastery of material they have learned and cheaters have to actually study or not pass the class.
It's just like fortune cookies.
Append "in bed" and you get a laugh.
Append "with a computer" and you get a software patent.
Oh good call! **adds the word 'quantum' in between "with a" and "computer"**
Now if you'll excuse me, I've got about 10 million software patents to file.
A reasonable fine would be on the order of $50 to $100 per song.
I see where you're getting at but in what world is $50-$100 a reasonable amount to pay for creating more of an infinite resource? Let's say you sell joke books. Now let's say I pick up one of your books in the store and read a joke. Later I repeat the joke to some of my friends and we all laugh. Have I stolen something? Am I a thief? Of course not.
The real issue is that computers and the internet have created a truly unlimited resource. When you think about it, copying an MP3 is similar to matter replication in Star Trek: At your command you can create an exact duplicate of something at no cost! Now many companies stand to lose their entire business if people realize the infinity in computer information replication. The only way they know how to survive is to perpetuate a fake sense of scarcity for their product. This is a comedy article that illustrates what I mean by fake scarcity.
A device that allowed you to listen to music without disturbing others. Some kind of very small speakers that you can put very close to your eardrums. Oh well, we'll have to do with freaking cones of silence.
The old micro-sized-speakers-in-close-proximity-to-the-eardrums ploy. That's the third time I've fallen for that this month!
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