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'Just Let Me Code!'

MarkvW Elegant Code is an Endangered Species (368 comments)

All those frameworks and APIs not only introduce all sorts of programming complexity, but they also turn programs into memory gluttons.

It often appears that real craftsmanship (making the most efficient code for the job) is no longer valued.

5 days ago
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French Blogger Fined For Negative Restaurant Review

MarkvW Livin' in the USA (424 comments)

I am so fucking glad that I am an American! There is a fuckload to bitch about in my country, but damn it's good to be a U.S. Citizen.

about two weeks ago
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The World's Best Living Programmers

MarkvW Re:Best game programmer (285 comments)

Rollercoaster Tycoon was the only game I've ever played that implemented object orientation so beautifully that even the user of the game could appreciate it. I remain impressed to this day.

about three weeks ago
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15-Year-Old Developing a 3D Printer 10x Faster Than Anything On the Market

MarkvW Who needs speed? (203 comments)

Smooth and strong is what I want.

about three weeks ago
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German Intelligence Employee Arrested On Suspicion of Spying For US On Bundestag

MarkvW NSA: Stop Spying on Americans (74 comments)

You idiots! This is all happening because you insist on spying on your fellow citizens. I will support any politician who votes to gut your damn budget.

Now you're going to spy on me, I'm sure. Because you're not good Americans.

Get the message, dammit!

about three weeks ago
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Austrian Tor Exit Node Operator Found Guilty As an Accomplice

MarkvW Re:It'll come down to an opinion (255 comments)

I think you're making good points. If I own a toll bridge, I know that my bridge is going to be used to transport all kinds of stolen property. Still, I shouldn't be liable for such transport.

about a month ago
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What To Do If Police Try To Search Your Phone Without a Warrant

MarkvW Re:Huh? (286 comments)

You look just like the description of a bank robber that just robbed a bank one hundred meters away.

about a month ago
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What To Do If Police Try To Search Your Phone Without a Warrant

MarkvW THE most important thing to know (286 comments)

You don't know what the police know.

In other words, the police might have perfectly justifiable reasons to take your phone--and you don't know those reasons.

ALWAYS take that into account when making your decisions.

about a month ago
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San Francisco Bans Parking Spot Auctioning App

MarkvW Re:They hate our freedom (404 comments)

"People have the freedom to do as they want."

Your opinion will change when you grow up.

about a month ago
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Game Characters Controlled By Player's Emotions

MarkvW Fun for FPS! (44 comments)

The angrier you get, the lousier your aim gets and the easier you get fatigued. Would sure cut down a lot of the griefing.

about a month and a half ago
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Jenny McCarthy: "I Am Not Anti-Vaccine'"

MarkvW Re:Why do people listen to her? (588 comments)

But she advocates e-cigarettes.

Why anyone listens to that self-contradictory fool is beyond me.

about 3 months ago
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'weev' Conviction Vacated

MarkvW Re:Interesting (148 comments)

It's more like writing an article in your local newspaper telling everyone who reads the paper just how they can steal all your neighbor's property without getting caught.

At least that's my impression.

about 4 months ago
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'weev' Conviction Vacated

MarkvW Re:What happens now? (148 comments)

You WAY off base. It's sad that you have been modded up.

Venue not objected-to in the trial court is WAIVED. That means it can't be raised for the first time on appeal.

If it could, lawyer's would be sandbagging potential 'venue do-overs' all the time.

about 4 months ago
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A 2560x1440 VR Headset That's Mobile

MarkvW Still Waiting For My Bike HUD (135 comments)

Can't wait for my Bike HUD headset with rearview camera, speed, gps, heart rate, RPM, and automated machine gun targeting display!

That will be SO cool!

about 4 months ago
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Comcast Takes 2014 Prize For Worst Company In America

MarkvW Nothing Sucks Like Comcast (195 comments)

They are the WORST. They are the biggest reason why I am a big supporter of municipal cable. When they have it, they abuse consumers with their monopoly power to the max.

about 4 months ago
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Blender Foundation Video Taken Down On YouTube For Copyright Violation

MarkvW Re:Guilty until proven innocent. (306 comments)

A publicly-owned You Tube would drive Sony crazy.

about 4 months ago
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WSJ: Prepare To Hang Up the Phone — Forever

MarkvW POT is Constitutionally Protected (449 comments)

POT is a constitutionally protected privacy interest. The airwaves are not.

about 4 months ago
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Minecraft Creator Halts Plans For Oculus Version Following Facebook Acquisition

MarkvW Sincerity or Negotiating Ploy (300 comments)

Facebook just hasn't thrown enough money at him yet.

When they do...then we'll see.

about 4 months ago
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L.A. Police: All Cars In L.A. Are Under Investigation

MarkvW Suspended Drivers! (405 comments)

If those cameras get suspended drivers off the road, I'm totally for it. They're suspended for a reason.

about 4 months ago

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Apple Silencing Rejected Appstore Developers

MarkvW MarkvW writes  |  more than 5 years ago

MarkvW (1037596) writes "This should add fuel to the fire. Apple is apparently slapping nondisclosure agreements on developers who get rejected from the Appstore. I got this from Anandtech which got it from DailyTech."
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Qualcomm Gets Hammered With Discovery Sanctions

MarkvW MarkvW writes  |  more than 5 years ago

MarkvW (1037596) writes "Qualcomm (and its lawyers) got utterly HAMMERED by a federal court by playing discovery games (wrongfully keeping potent stuff from the other side).

Sporting with the federal court is a risky proposition."

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Patent Law

MarkvW MarkvW writes  |  more than 6 years ago

MarkvW (1037596) writes "The Supremes held that method patents are subject to the patent exhaustion doctrine like other patents. This is the last paragraph from Quanta v. LG Electronics, a Supreme Court patent opinion that came down today: The authorized sale of an article that substantially embodies a patent exhausts the patent holder's rights and prevents the patent holder from invoking patent law to control postsale use of the article. Here, LGE licensed Intel to practice any of its patents and to sell products practicing those patents. Intel's microprocessors and chipsets substantially embodied the LGE Patents because they had no reasonable noninfringing use and included all the inventive aspects of the patented methods. Nothing in the License Agreement limited Intel's ability to sell its products practicing the LGE Patents. Intel's authorized sale to Quanta thus took its products outside the scope of the patent monopoly, and as a result, LGE can no longer assert its patent rights against Quanta. Accordingly, the judgment of the Court of Appeals is reversed."

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