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The Surprising Statistics Behind Flash and Apple

ClosedSource Re:If iOS is a tiny segment, then why do you care? (630 comments)

The GP was talking about downloads from one site, not all sites. I don't get what your point is anyway. People don't download Flash as if they are endorsing its quality, they just want to view the content. Likewise the majority of those who in the future download a new browser that supports HTML5 won't be doing it because they think that HTML5 is god's gift either.

about 4 years ago
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The Surprising Statistics Behind Flash and Apple

ClosedSource Re:As opposed to Flash... (630 comments)

Flash is a de facto proprietary standard and HTML5 is a partially completed standard that will probably be approved some day. At present it looks like Flash has a slight edge in the standard category.

about 4 years ago
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The Surprising Statistics Behind Flash and Apple

ClosedSource Re:Oh thank god (630 comments)

"They set the standards and implementation for it; not any standards body or the web at large."

Flash may suck, but there's little evidence that standards bodies do any better. Perhaps HTML 5 can wait until the DOM is cleaned up.

about 4 years ago
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The Surprising Statistics Behind Flash and Apple

ClosedSource Re:Oh thank god (630 comments)

Perhaps because they didn't include the Internet as part of their graphics pipeline.

about 4 years ago
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Google Says Microsoft Is Driving Antitrust Review

ClosedSource Re:Microsoft has learned nothing (295 comments)

And if Google dropped nuclear weapons on China, I'm sure they could get in trouble. See, I can make up "what if" scenarios too. You're getting ahead of the facts of this case.

more than 4 years ago
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Tech Sector Slow To Hire

ClosedSource Re:How many repliers here actually interview and h (450 comments)

Given the evidence that many long-employed software developers fail to pass your test, you can't figure out why companies have been paying them all these years rather than wondering how you can improve your interview process to lower the number of false negatives.

more than 4 years ago
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Tech Sector Slow To Hire

ClosedSource Have you ever noticed (450 comments)

that these "cutting-edge skills" that employers always complain are so hard to find in job candidates are always left undefined? That's because if they name them they'll receive thousands of resumes from unemployed software developers who already have those skills.

more than 4 years ago
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Tech Sector Slow To Hire

ClosedSource Re:Read closer (450 comments)

So Bill Joy designs software like a Mechanical Engineer. That explains a lot.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Says Microsoft Is Driving Antitrust Review

ClosedSource Re:Microsoft has learned nothing (295 comments)

I think you're making up antitrust law as you go along. If it were an antitrust issue whenever a company makes allegations against another company, half the companies would be guilty of it.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Says Microsoft Is Driving Antitrust Review

ClosedSource Re:Once again Microsoft abandons innovation (295 comments)

You mean you can't use a server OS to run desktop applications and you can't use a desktop OS as a server?

more than 4 years ago
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Google Says Microsoft Is Driving Antitrust Review

ClosedSource Re:So what? (295 comments)

You mean Apple didn't make any laptops?

more than 4 years ago
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Former HP CEO Selected As Oracle Co-President

ClosedSource Re:Long Live Crony Capitalism (133 comments)

Unlike Joe, CEOs could put policies in place to diminish Crony practices.

more than 4 years ago
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Former HP CEO Selected As Oracle Co-President

ClosedSource Re:Long Live Crony Capitalism (133 comments)

Being "well-connected" is the reason that CEOs are grossly overpaid to the determent of their companies and their shareholders.

more than 4 years ago
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Former HP CEO Selected As Oracle Co-President

ClosedSource Re:No Ethics - No Problem! (133 comments)

Cronyism also includes creating a job specifically for a buddy.

more than 4 years ago
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Former HP CEO Selected As Oracle Co-President

ClosedSource Win-Win! (133 comments)

This action raised the average executive IQ at both companies!

more than 4 years ago
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Google Says Microsoft Is Driving Antitrust Review

ClosedSource Re:Microsoft has learned nothing (295 comments)

"Antitrust is a way for competitors to use the government to interfere with your business." "We were being evil and wrong and got into trouble for it."

Well, in MS's case the first statement is a fact, the second an opinion.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Says Microsoft Is Driving Antitrust Review

ClosedSource Re:Once again Microsoft abandons innovation (295 comments)

Any comparison between MS's "monopoly" and that of Standard Oil's or AT&T's is remote at best. No specially crafted "market" definition was required for the latter companies to be considered a monopoly like MS's monopoly on "desktop operating systems".

more than 4 years ago
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Google Says Microsoft Is Driving Antitrust Review

ClosedSource Re:Once again Microsoft abandons innovation (295 comments)

"Once again Microsoft chooses to litigate instead of innovate."

A lesson they learned from Sun, IBM, Oracle, AOL and the other competitors who lobbied for the antitrust action against them.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Says Microsoft Is Driving Antitrust Review

ClosedSource Re:So what? (295 comments)

"Antitrust is not about your competitors complaining about you. Antitrust is when you are so economically powerful that you can destroy the free market and create a situation in which you economically destroy anybody who competes with you."

And yet MS's antitrust problems stemmed exactly from competitors complaining about them.

more than 4 years ago

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Lucas Made Star Wars up as he went along

ClosedSource ClosedSource writes  |  more than 4 years ago

ClosedSource (238333) writes "While congratulating the producers of Lost in a letter, George Lucas admitted that he made up the plot to Star Wars as he went along: "Congratulations on pulling off an amazing show. Don’t tell anyone but when ‘Star Wars’ first came out, I didn’t know where it was going either." The only thing that surprises me about this is that Lucas actually admitted it. I think he was already winging it while making the first film: "If you strike me down, I shall become more
powerful than you can possibly imagine." I don't know, I can imagine quite a bit more than appearing to Luke like a ghost."

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