I have to say, if Agile is so brittle that not even books and training courses can get it right, then why is anyone using it?
You didn't really expect us to write quality software for a competing OS that didn't eventually drive you over to Windows, did you? Silly user...
I think it's probably more that anything which isn't
Also I would imagine what gets released this week is essentially going to be a free preview that's unfinished so naturally some stuff just isn't going to work right.
(including microsoft, which in fact really liked asm.js, it used it in its office 356 products)
Slight point of clarification, the product Microsoft used it in is Office Online (formerly Office Web Apps), which is their web-based implementation of Office products. They're not as full featured or as supported as their desktop counterparts but they are free.
What they are not, however, is part of Office 365 (or at least not the versions available to the public). Office 365 is Microsoft's term for their subscription-based Office suite. When you're an Office 365 subscriber you have access to the latest desktop versions of Office and you get all the features in the mobile app versions as well.
This confuses people all the time since people think that Office 365 is Office Online but that's not the case.
I already know you are talking about Oracle, and I still can't see what you did there.
My guess would be that he's referring to Larry Ellison's famous $200M yacht (which he no longer owns apparently)
You can't patent game mechanics
Not exactly, no (i.e., you can't patent "guy with gun runs around and shoots things" for FPS games) but a board game itself, complete with its rules, can be patented. See the history of Monopoly and how several different board game patents were bought up by Parker Bros. back in the day to be able to release the game.
This, interestingly, actually works to the advantage of would-be game cloners because patents expire relatively quickly compared to copyrights. Consider Late for the Sky, a board game company whose output consists almost entirely of Monopoly clones, right down to the -opoly suffix (i.e., Aggieopoly, Miamiopoly, etc.) Rather than try and bat them down with some sort of bullshit reason, Parker Bros. instead just decided to get in on the game too, thus Star Wars Monopoly, Hello Kitty Monopoly, NASCAR Monopoly, etc.
Strictly speaking, though, none of this is really relevant because the article doesn't mention patents or copyright at all and really it's just the shit stirring summary that's trying to make Gygax into some thieving asshole after the fact.
But then the phone companies went to extra steps to be able to block SMS, so they could charge fees for not blocking it, backwards as it sounds. And as if that wasn't enough, they went one step further, and started counting SMSes and where they terminated, so they could charge extra for both the amount and the source/destination.
Doesn't sound backwards at all if your intent is to make money off of people. I get that it would be nice to not have to pay for it but that's not how capitalism works. And the fact that people paid for it says it wasn't a bad idea to do it. Compare that to, say, if Facebook started charging for using Facebook - everyone would stop using it and go elsewhere.
This is maybe the shittiest article I've seen posted to Slashdot in a long time, and that's saying something.
First, why does the blame fall to Tim Cook of all people instead of the developers of the game?
Second, Apple has already set up a Family Sharing system to prevent just this sort of thing. Never mind the fact that your have to give your kid your password to the account tied to a credit card for this to happen in the first place.
To say nothing of the fact that in the article itself they said Apple refunded him the money. But yeah, they're assholes because he doesn't know not to give your kid access to your credit card.
Finally throw in a dash of globalization scare tactics and remind developers that they *only* get 70% of the IAP revenue, which they know about already, and you've got the Slashdot Shithead Trifecta.
There was a fairly recent example of a court sentencing a man but somehow failing to actually send him to prison.
This is probably the case you're referring to.
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