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Comment Difference between rights and being right. (Score 0) 1746

Gay rights advocates have the right to criticise Mozilla, but are they right in boycotting Mozilla until Eich leaves the company? Are social conservatives right to demand the gay marriage advocate head of some other organisation be fired because they believe their tax payments shouldn't be used to provide the benefits to married gay couples?
Go figure.

Comment Disappointed with the tone of Mitchell's letter (Score 0) 1746

Mozilla's response is too timid, Mitchell Baker sounds far too apologetic on the turn of the events. Their accomplishments are not because of their palling up to the popular opinions but because they stood for our basic rights.
This is the probably the first instance where I have been disappointed with them. I understand that maybe they didn't have the stomach to stand up for their CEO but they sound too concerned about looking good in eyes of the liberal crowd with their apologetic tone.

Comment How is affirmative action not discrimination? (Score 0) 546

One of the things he did according to the article is
"contact journalists who have been critical of gender disparities, partner with an appropriate group or organization to create a new program, dedicate a budget for the project."
It sounds like wooing the politically correct people - who most probably have not real understanding of the real working of technology - by hiring candidates of one gender while discriminating against those of the other gender who are atleast equally qualified for the job.

Comment Re:I can say, after having upgraded to mountain li (Score 2, Insightful) 213

That my webkit browsers have been very poorly behaved; maybe it's just me... but images flicker, forms appear and disappear, sometimes pages just stop loading at random... each patch for mountain lion seems to repair it BRIEFLY... but it always comes back.

Desktop Chrome used to be a breath of fresh air a year or two ago, but now, my experience with every new release has been worse than with the previous version. I feel probably they are ignoring it for the Mobile Android and Chrome browsers because they feel it's more important to keep their lead there.

Comment V R Feroze has little programming experience (Score 0) 441

I worked in SAP Labs India till 2 years ago, and I was there during Feroze's first two years as its MD. That place has a culture of mediocre coding standards and general lack of any programming methodology. This person has thrived on that culture, and moved up the ranks very fast and hasn't spent more than 5 years as a programmer himself. This is primarily why he has made this comment because he has no understanding or perspective on the importance of programming experience and why that or why it matters.

Comment Re:If Americans cannot compete with non Americans. (Score 0) 795

I think most of them who come from Indian outsourcing companies like Infosys and HCL earn much lesser than 80K and save up close to 100K. Since I live in India and work in the industry I know a handful of people who work for these outsourcing companies and are working in the US on H1-B Visa. Usually they would rent a one room apartment where four people would stay together. Some of them would go even cheaper, one of the persons who I know, stayed in a Gurudwara (Sikh Temple), where usually the people who can't afford a place to stay would usually go.


Submission + - Firefox mulling separate release cycle for enterpr (pcpro.co.uk)

Unitedroad writes: "Mozilla is finally considering having a separate release cycle for enterprises who cannot update to the latest stable every six months to keep up with the current Firefox release cycle.
The enterprises will use the extended release cycle which will mean a new release for them every 42 weeks, in contrast to every six weeks for the regular users."


Embedded Linux 1-Second Cold Boot To QT 141

An anonymous reader writes "The blog post shows an embedded device cold booting Linux to a QT application all in just one second. This post also includes a link which describes what modifications were made to achieve this."

Submission + - Amd joins Meego (pcmag.com)

Unitedroad writes: AMD has joined the the Meego alliance, which is developing the Meego platform targetted towards handhelds and smartphones. What makes this move interesting is that AMD is a long time Intel rival in the processor space, and them joining the alliance could be a significant move for the Meego platform, which is supported by Intel and Nokia.

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