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Comment Short Answer: Yes (Score 1) 767

The short answer is "yes", which is why most enterprises have adopted Java. You need not be skilled nor particularly smart to crank out an abundance of code, which caused the glut of programmers (both good and bad) to fight to the death over a bunch of 40k/year jobs.

Comment Doesn't Matter if We're Sick of It (Score 1) 826

There is no politician that will ever get rid of the TSA because:

A: It doesn't bother them.
B: If an attack occurs, regardless of circumstances, they will be blamed.
C: This would be exploited as "weakness" or "sympathetic" by their rivals.
D: There is no downside for them to leave things as they are.

MC

Comment Yes, Yes (Score 0) 96

Apple evil. Google angelic. Discuss. Google should make a commercial where hordes of drab, chain-laden shills are listening to Steve on a huge video display spout off about conformity. Then that one guy, the CEO that stole phone secrets while on Apple's board, forgot his name, anyway he breaks his chains and hurls a giant penguin into the video screen. And, and, it shatters. And then all the sheeple break out of their bonds and...well, you know.

Bow to your god, slashdot. Bow to google.
MC

Comment Go on... (Score 2) 518

And allow me to extrapolate:

" As with most reports of game bans, we have only the word of random gamers that they were banned for the reason they say they were banned."

and had I taken even a single course in journalism, I probably would have contacted Blizzard before posting this to what has become The Enquirer of "tech news".

MC

Comment A Win? (Score 1) 256

tldr; Flop.

MC's preliminary review of the movie adaption of this iconic novel is: 2 1/2 Stallmans and an opening weekend of $382,000. Fail.

Give me a mainstream writer/director with a big budget any day. Not six degrees of separation between the director and success. Dragonlance all over again.

MC

Comment Battle of the Douchebags (Score 1) 667

They both seem reprehensible to me. I hope they make life difficult for each other. I love this nonchalant line from the "victim":
"I have been sending DMCA take-down notices on so many sites it was becoming an cookie cutter assembly line process".

"Victim 1"
You took a picture. You weren't selling it. You just took a picture and people used it. For that they get their special-needs children's websites yanked. Douche.

"Victim 2"
You could have just asked nicely after the take down. I know it was a dick move to have your 14 sites shut down, but a nice plea may have made the Grinch's heart grow three sizes that day. This crazy bullshit? Come on.

MC

Comment Re:I'm Confused... (Score 4, Informative) 415

>You can develop and distribute apps without begging for permission

The Apple app store has a 96% approval rate and 98% of those are available within a week. No begging required. And for that you get distribution, exposure, hosting and the lion's share of the money.

> while Apple considers you to be a criminal if you jailbreak

From the iOS Jailbreak Wiki: "Jailbreaking, according to Apple, voids Apple's warranty on the device, although this is quickly remedied by restoring the device in iTunes." Can you please site your references?

Haters gotta hate, I guess.
MC

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