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Best Color Scheme For Coding, Easiest On the Eyes?

Titusdot Groan Re:Probably not colors (763 comments)

I have a hard time giving my parents valuable gifts, they won't accept them. We had a heck of a time getting my mom to accept a new Mac Mini for Mother's day even though all three of us were pitching in for it.

about 6 years ago

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Moderation System

Titusdot Groan Titusdot Groan writes  |  more than 9 years ago Interesting, I've stopped getting messages about my how my moderations have been meta-modded. I'm getting mod points every couple of days now as well.

Have I moved onto some "super moderator" level?

Have people stopped meta moderating?

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SCO -- A Theory on how they ended up here

Titusdot Groan Titusdot Groan writes  |  more than 10 years ago This was originally a posting of mine in slashdot thread

My theory on the series of events is this:

  1. Some bright intern in SCO legal came across the IBM contract and said "Ah ha!, I bet IBM forgot about this clause."
  2. Some old timer in Legal says, "Hey, we have a bunch of code in escrow from the MERCED, I bet those IBM dummies put some of it into Linux"
  3. Some technical manager is asked to check to see if there is any code in both MERCED and in Linux. Answers "Yes" because he's a climber or is too stupid to know what is or isn't actionable.
  4. SCO launches it's lawsuit.
  5. SCO's real lawyers get the evidence.
  6. Boies, and by now everybody else, finds out IBM never forgets when it comes to IP. Never. There is nothing actionable in MERCED that made it into Linux or there isn't enough to make a real lawsuit out of it.
  7. It's too late to stop -- they've destroyed any hope of remaining a going concern with their software business.
  8. SCO can't find evidence in the source they have so they start requesting source that may have actionable items.
  9. Boies finds out that IBM's lawyers are on to this when they demand real evidence before turning over anything.
  10. The tap dancing begins ...

Things are getting nasty for SCO. What I'm surprised about is how people keep getting surprised by IBM's "Ninja Lawyers" and how tight their IP controls are. It's a long running industry gag.

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