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Judge Issues Gag Order For Twitter

Marcus Green Super injunctions are no longer made (154 comments)

Super injunctions are no longer made in English courts and none have been made for over six months.

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China Space Official Confounded By SpaceX Price

Marcus Green Re:Chinese lying? (276 comments)

Bophal

more than 3 years ago
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UK ISPs Hatch Plan To Block the Pirate Bay and Other File Sharing Sites

Marcus Green Re:I'd love to see copyright abolished... (348 comments)

"to build a free operating system that they then give away (and I mean BSD, not Linux, which relies on copyright)"

And despite this most people use an operating system with a charged for commercial licence and most installations of free operating systems is the one that relies on copyright.

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Why the Photos On Wikipedia Are So Bad

Marcus Green Re:Silly license (572 comments)

I think you troll....

more than 5 years ago
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Mono Outpaces Java In Linux Desktop Development

Marcus Green Re:Jeez. (598 comments)

Dunno, neither Java or Mono are the name of infectious disease in my part of the world, where are you from?

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Oracle Buys Sun

Marcus Green Re:What about MySQL? (906 comments)

You don't know much about software development do you...

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UK Police To Step Up Hacking of Home PCs

Marcus Green Re:The real question (595 comments)

Hmm, I'm not so sure Identity theft has risen sharply. However I am am certain that some companies have been selling "identity theft insurance" and generating all manner of stories in the press.

more than 5 years ago
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UK Police To Step Up Hacking of Home PCs

Marcus Green Re:UK's health care system (595 comments)

I had to go to the (NHS) dentist here in the Uk a few weeks ago, to have a crown re-fitted. I got an appointment in under a week and it cost me £15. Free would have been nice, but I'm not complaining havinvg paid private in other countries in the past.

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UK Police To Step Up Hacking of Home PCs

Marcus Green Sweeping generalisations (595 comments)

Do you have any sources that backup your national and cultural stereotypes and your sweeping generalisations?

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The 10 Coolest Open Source Products of 2008

Marcus Green Re:I don't get it... (198 comments)

The only benefit I have drawn from IBM Lotus Syphony was as a demonstration to my HCI students of very poor interface design. It has "features" that were sufficiently inelegant that if a student had included them in a project I would fail them.

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Alan Cox Leaves Red Hat

Marcus Green Re:Alan Cox is a Good Influence (163 comments)

He is also very polite when hero worshippers (me) come up to him in public (The Green Man Music Festival), just to say hello.

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Best Introduction To Programming For Bright 11-14-Year-Olds?

Marcus Green Re:m68k Assembler? (962 comments)

Nice boast, got any contributions to the discussion of teaching programming?

more than 5 years ago
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Best Introduction To Programming For Bright 11-14-Year-Olds?

Marcus Green Ask teachers (962 comments)

The audience at slashdot is a really bad place to ask this question. This is an audience that is generally positive about solving complex problems, the harder the problem the more they enjoy it. An attitude just right for convincing people that programming is just too hard.

I saw students vanish like the mist when a department decided to switch from pascal (designed for teaching) to C (not designed for teaching). It is very easy to scare people off programming, and the language is only part of the story. I was put off programming for years by the simple assignment of "write a program to create a fibonacci series". Writing the program is easy if you had the algorithm but to me a fibbonaci series might as well have been a pasta dish.

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Google Native Client Puts x86 On the Web

Marcus Green Re:doesn't sound too secure yet (367 comments)

Java runs on more actual physical devices than all the Windows,Linux,OSX, and Solaris installations put together

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Royal Society of Chemistry Slams UK Exam Standards

Marcus Green Re:Numerical questions... (408 comments)

Your use of the word unambitious where you almost certainly meant unambiguous demonstrates my point better than I could ever have wished.

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Royal Society of Chemistry Slams UK Exam Standards

Marcus Green Re:Numerical questions... (408 comments)

Science is about the application of language. Without language it is impossible to explain and argue your theory. (Well it makes about as much sense as the science is about Mathematics argument)

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Royal Society of Chemistry Slams UK Exam Standards

Marcus Green Re:not news (408 comments)

"Media studies" yea heaven forbid that young people should have an understanding of the vast and expanding amount of media that is attempting to pursuade, seduce, sell and make them dissatisfied with their lot. Much more important they study latin I figure.

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Royal Society of Chemistry Slams UK Exam Standards

Marcus Green Re:not news (408 comments)

It's common sense that if exam grades go up the exams must be getting easier and if exam grades go down the students are more stupid and/or the teachers are incompetent. And for my next trick I shal demonstrate how chalk is so much better than cheese.

How I love common sense

more than 5 years ago

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