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FCC Wants To Shift Phone Subsidy Funds To Broadband

MaggieL That would explain Lightsquared... (211 comments)

...and the fast-path treatment they're getting from Obama's FCC.

Free smartphones for @AttackWatch!

more than 2 years ago
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'Superpoke' To Be No More, Thanks To Google

MaggieL Re:Goal here seems clear (97 comments)

Why have an application that is tied in with a competitor's product?

Like G+ and Google Search on iPhone?

more than 2 years ago
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If You're Working For Stock, Read the Fine Print

MaggieL Re:Working for stock options (374 comments)

The issue seems to be not that it was an option but that there was a hidden clause that allowed the company basically to renege on the option, buying it back at the purchase price. Read TFA.

more than 3 years ago
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Mac Users More Liberal Than Windows Users

MaggieL Re:"More gullible" too. (638 comments)

No, but surprisingly it's not TPM/HuffPo/DemUnderground/DailyKos either.

more than 3 years ago
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Mac Users More Liberal Than Windows Users

MaggieL Re:"More gullible" too. (638 comments)

No. You made that up.

See? Ipse dixit. :-)

more than 3 years ago
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Mono Comes To Android

MaggieL Re:Kinda pricey... (257 comments)

What does any of that have to do with Android?

more than 3 years ago
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Mono Comes To Android

MaggieL Re:News that matters? (257 comments)

The others I mentioned are scripted using the JSR-223 interface; not something you'd use for anything really deep. Scala is just Java with the compiler replaced by the same guy who more-or-less wrote the current javac, but allowing himself to define a new language with a lot of the mistakes in the design of the Java language itself mitigated. It's totally OO and totally functional at the same time, yet can use existing Java libraries with an amazing level of transparency.

more than 3 years ago
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Mono Comes To Android

MaggieL Kinda pricey... (257 comments)

This just in: "Mono for Android includes the core Mono runtime, bindings for native Android APIs, a Visual Studio 2010 plug-in for developing and testing Android applications, and a software development kit (SDK). The enterprise edition costs $999 (£613) per developer per year, including maintenance and updates. A five-developer enterprise licence costs $3,999 per year, and a professional edition costs £399 per developer per year."

http://www.zdnet.co.uk/blogs/communication-breakdown-10000030/novell-releases-mono-for-android-toolset-10022167/?tag=mncol;txt

more than 3 years ago
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Mono Comes To Android

MaggieL News that matters? (257 comments)

We already can program Android in Java (and Scala) and script it in Python, Lua, BeanShell, Perl, Tcl, JavaScript and Ruby. I hadn't noticed the multitudes crying out for Mono.

more than 3 years ago
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Trying To Lure Suckers, Company Resells Open Source Blender

MaggieL Re:Not the greatest web site, either (294 comments)

...which has a grammatical error in it's explanation...

BZZZZT Game over, thanks for playing. ;-)

more than 3 years ago
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Prison Cell Phone Smuggling Out of Control

MaggieL Re:A "problem?" (428 comments)

A guard caught with a cell phone gets administrative punishment under union rules. A guard caught with drugs goes down for a felony and loses his job.

more than 3 years ago
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Why Eric Schmidt Left As CEO of Google?

MaggieL Probably going to be on Obama's new jobs politboro (378 comments)

Wait for it; Schmidt will be named to his buddy Obama's "White House Council on Jobs and Competitiveness", and it was thought best he not be GOOG CEO while doing so.

more than 3 years ago
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Mr. Pike, Tear Down This ASCII Wall!

MaggieL If you can't express yourself in ASCII... (728 comments)

...the character set isn't the problem.

And I say this as an old APL coder.

(There aren't many new APL coders.)

more than 3 years ago
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Launch Command Preserved In Power Failure, But Nuclear Designs Still Risky

MaggieL It wasn't a "power failure"... (167 comments)

Obviously more fact checking is needed.

And yes, the system is designed to be able to launch even if an attack (or something else) has damaged part of the system. You know, like "the Internet interprets censorship as damage and routes around it"?

It's called "redundancy". Would you want a weapon system that is disabled by any damage that might occur? Like in a war?

more than 3 years ago
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AP Proposes ASCAP-Like Fees For the News

MaggieL Even better: (146 comments)

Why not simply make it a government agency and pay them with tax money? Obama would like that. We could call it "Ministry of Truth".

more than 3 years ago

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