App Store Developer Speaks Out On Game Piracy
Those that don't like the terms & conditions of their iPhone contract shouldn't have signed it.
Keeping a PC Personal At School?
Half the replies here are:
1) They go to art school so they're not worthy of borrowing your laptop. Tell them to fuck off
2) On MY salary I can afford to buy a laptop for each day of the week, why can't these peasants afford one for themselves? Tell them to fuck off
3) Let them use it, but deliberately make it prohibitively difficult to use.; They'll soon fuck off
And people wonder why the IT industry is so stereotyped and maligned by other people.
It'll be interesting to see how far these asshole attitudes get you in the middle of a recession, I sincerely hope these people don't lose their jobs and wind up living in the gutter /sarcasm
What a Hacked PC Can Be Used For
Sometimes I wish I could just killall rmsSoapbox
The Sims 3 Racks Up Over 180,000 Downloads Prior To Release
So the amount of time and effort somebody else put into perfecting a massive piece of software counts for nothing if they don't get it to YOU, when YOU want it, in the medium YOU want and at a price YOU dictate? Sounds reasonable and unselfish.
The reason most people torrent stuff like this is, basically, greed. There are some justifications, sure, but the whole "try before I buy" arguments and all its bastard offspring are pure fiction.
Twitter Considered Harmful To Swine-Flu Panic
Personally I think it'd be awesome if somebody set up a system that got the locations of confirmed cases (like pigflumap.com) vs. the locations people were Twittering from, and mapped out the overlapping areas where people had a genuine reason to be worried. Anyone know about a way to go about this?
UK Government Plans 10-Year Database of Citizens' Travel
Just last week there were strikes because too many people are coming into the UK
Incorrect. There were a series of wildcat strikes because we have a legacy of being fucked up the ass by trade unions who refuse to accept that UK labour is unwilling to adapt in order to become competitive (read: lazy). It was all over a grand total of 198 jobs. Wow.
The UK is already overcrowded
Care to back that up?
Mathematics Reading List For High School Students?
Now THAT is ironic
German Bundeswehr Recruiting Hackers
-1, sense of humour failure
Bill Gates Unleashes Swarm of Mosquitoes
Meh, I'm still hurting from his speech on herpes...
Software Piracy At the Beijing Branch Office?
That "it's someone else's problem" attitude utterly stinks. My guess is that the guy actually *cares* about the reputation of his company and takes pride in its work, which might be a novel concept to some people. Like it or not, software piracy is illegal; the fact that you have an axe to grind about Microsoft doesn't detract from that
Why Do We Name Servers the Way We Do?
doesn't this belong in Idle? On the grounds that it's a dupe that wasn't funny in the first place
Jumping To Ubuntu At Work For Non-Linux Geeks
But I have noticed that MS Office acts differently from Notepad
Windows 7's Media Hype Having the Opposite Effect As Vista's
...if Microsoft were playing the whole "New Coke" strategy on an epic scale...
1)Release Good OS (XP)
2)Release Worse OS (Vista)
3)Extend life cycle of Good OS until Good OS II (7) is released
4)Provide minimal support for Worse OS whilst users take up Good OS II in their droves due to Worse OS's crappiness and Good OS's retirement
Repeat every 20 years until dead
Internet Communications While At Sea?
My wife and I love cruising
Wrong forum, buddy
Treating ADHD With Games
I guess if it worked for Angry German Kid...
DivX 7 Adds Support For Blu-ray Rips (H.264/MKV)
Yeah, it'll never catch on!
How Microsoft Beats GNU/Linux In Schools
...investment of time, resources and money into making an operating system marketable, desirable and a household name has resulted in a greater market share; whilst those preoccupied with promoting other operating systems from their basements are lagging by about 20 years behind them in terms of advertising, market appeal and usability.
Stallman Unsure Whether Firefox Is Truly Free
See what I mean?
Stallman Unsure Whether Firefox Is Truly Free
Sit a potential user down and get them to look at GNU. Shitty logo, meaningless name, and stereotyped militant following. Now get them to look at anything to do with Microsoft. Clear cut image, a household name before it was a household name, and a stereotyped idiot following.
People seeing this would rather commission a team of programmers to create them an app that already exists in Open Source form that they never knew existed, because apart from the odd exception of people like Red Hat, Ubuntu et al, nobody in the open source community is willing to regard people used to closed-source software as anything else than the unwashed masses waiting for enlightenment.
The people that make the decisions don't give a shit whether a new OS/software package/etc has a particular philosophy associated with it, as is evident from a lot of companies being "liberal" with site licences they actually paid for. What does matter is the snobbish attitude shown off by people like Stallman towards people who have a need for software, be it open or closed source, and the stereotypes they generate that have harmed the open source community.
AMD Banks On Flood of Stream Apps
True. I may be sticking my neck out, but from my point of view I'd say that the open-source movement could really use losing Stallman in order to gain market share. Closed-source software isn't immoral, not is it required for a large number of applications, so why are Stallman et al pushing for "all or nothing" when it comes to open source?
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