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Why Apple Should Open-Source Swift -- But Won't

cornicefire Article shows fundamental lack of understanding (182 comments)

"We have no plans to do anything like that. Swift is a new option for developing on the platform. We have no plans to drop C, C++ or Objective-C. If youÃ(TM)re happy with them, please feel free to keep using them."

https://lists.apple.com/archiv...

"Swift is Apple's modern, type-safe language for Cocoa development But Objective-C remains a first-class citizen too"

http://devstreaming.apple.com/...

Seems like it's not meant to supplant but to live alongside it.

5 days ago
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MP Says 'Failed' Piracy Warnings Should Escalate To Fines & Jail

cornicefire Why not? A crime is a crime (135 comments)

If you shoplift N times, you're going to go to jail eventually. If you break into someone's house, you're going to go to jail eventually. The evidence here is clearer than most crimes. We have IP addresses, times and other details that are much more incontrovertible than the evidence we use to put people away for life. So why not? I say that people who are too cheap to pay for content should have to face the consequences.

about 3 months ago
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Girls Take All In $50 Million Google Learn-to-Code Initiative

cornicefire Re:Want to code? (548 comments)

It's all about hating on the boys. Do they have any programs to get men interested in other topics? Nope. Do they do anything to help boys? Nope. But somehow they want to drive the boys out of the classroom.

about 3 months ago
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Cable Companies Duped Community Groups Into Fighting Net Neutrality

cornicefire And Other Billionaires Are Doing the Same Thing (170 comments)

Google and Netflix fund many of the NGOs that claim to be for freedom, privacy and -- surprise, surprise-- net neutrality. This is a battle between billionaires and the cable companies aren't the only billionaires in the game.

about 3 months ago
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Cable Companies Use Astroturfing To Fight Net Neutrality

cornicefire BFD-- The others do the same thing (142 comments)

Google gives millions to groups that -- surprise, surprise-- fight for "net neutrality". So does Netflix. What does "net neutrality" mean? We shouldn't be surprised that these groups fight to make it easier for Google and Netflix to make money without having to share it with the cable companies. This is how business is done. The only thing naive about this article is that it pretends that only the cable companies are astroturfing. The EFF is one big astroturf factory for the Google.

about 3 months ago
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Congressmen Who Lobbied FCC Against Net Neutrality & Received Payoff

cornicefire And what about those supported by GOOG and Netflix (192 comments)

This is a two-way street and a battle between billionaires. They're handing out money left and right to lobbyists like the EFF. Why? They want net neutrality so they can make more money from ads and subscriptions. Let's try to cover this fairly, please.

about 4 months ago
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Why Buy Microsoft Milk When the Google Cow Is Free?

cornicefire Is Google Docs really Free? (409 comments)

I was asked to pay when my corporation subscribed. Once you're bigger than a certain size, you're stuck paying. Only fools think Google is some fountain of free.

about 6 months ago
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Sons of Anarchy Creator On Google Copyright Anarchy

cornicefire Re:The problem is ads, not downloading (381 comments)

Actually, Google could do much, much more. They could actually punish the people who upload illegal copies. They could force people to log in with their Google account and they could require them to give their legit name. Then they could enforce some three strikes rule that booted someone from Google for uploading bad video. But they don't do any of this. They make uploading so easy yet they make filing a DMCA request take hours of work. Is it any surprise what happens more often? They could also share the names of the felons with the victims. They do this for other crimes. Why not copyright?

about 6 months ago
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Sons of Anarchy Creator On Google Copyright Anarchy

cornicefire Re:what? youre a cluless cunt (381 comments)

Actually Google didn't create the Nexus. It pretty much copied much of the iPhone's look and feel. Then it hired some company in Taiwan to make it.

about 6 months ago
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Sons of Anarchy Creator On Google Copyright Anarchy

cornicefire Re:Sour grapes (381 comments)

Here here. The RIAA and the big content companies don't stop anyone from creating some amazing things and giving them away. But this rarely happens, if ever. Somehow everyone wants to see the fancy movies created by professionals who believe in copyright.

about 6 months ago
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Sons of Anarchy Creator On Google Copyright Anarchy

cornicefire Re:Sour grapes (381 comments)

Yes, and the copyright model is also optional. If you want to create something and give it away, copyright doesn't get in your way. It says, "More power to you." The open source dreamers and the copyright fanatics can and do coexist. But if the copyright deniers get their way, only the rich will have the spare time to indulge in art.

about 6 months ago
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Sons of Anarchy Creator On Google Copyright Anarchy

cornicefire Re:Sour grapes (381 comments)

Of course it will stop. That's just a law of economics. If the artists can't make money to eat and pay for their health care, they'll get day jobs and have less time to create. This is already going on in the newspaper world where many papers have gone out of business. Now the web is dominated by aggregators like Slashdot that do little original reporting and much quoting. The same is true of movies. We've seen the death of small art films. The films winning at Sundance used to get great contracts and good distribution throughout the world. Now they're lucky to get a 1/10th of what they used to get. You're right that there will still be some random cat videos from folks and an occasional vanity project by someone with money to burn, but there is already a big change in the market for creativity and it will only get worse.

about 6 months ago
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Sons of Anarchy Creator On Google Copyright Anarchy

cornicefire Re:Sour grapes (381 comments)

Please. Copyright only gives the producers control over the IP they create. If you want to create art and give it away that's your choice. But this is no different from the law saying that a carpenter can decide what happens to his or her work. If the carpenter wants to build something, the carpenter retains complete control and ownership until the carpenter decides to sell it or give it away. The IP laws just establish the same rules for artists. Again... if you don't like the so called stranglehold, why don't you just go make your own great films and put them in the public domain. Show Hollywood how it should be done. Prove that it can be done.

about 6 months ago
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File-Sharing Site Was Actually an Anti-Piracy Honeypot

cornicefire Re:Good. Piracy is wrong. (225 comments)

Sorry. Wrong answer. I agree with the first guy. When you move out of your mama's basement and get a real job, you'll realize what it's like to create something. You'll want to get paid for your work and you'll hate the first punk kid who comes long full of rationalizations.

about a year ago
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Today Is International Day Against DRM

cornicefire Re:EA retaliates (256 comments)

And the public says, "I would rather have a cool game built by people who are paid and given health coverage than pirate something." So EA wins. People are willing to pay for content and if DRM stops the freeloaders, DRM helps the legit customers who pay full freight.

about a year ago
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Today Is International Day Against DRM

cornicefire Re:Of course the EFF hates DRM-- They're Google (256 comments)

1) So what if it's older. They get huge bushels of cash from Google and the Brin foundation today. And so they dance like any hired gun. http://boingboing.net/2011/12/10/give-to-eff-today-and-your-do.html 2) Maybe the reason you don't know this is because your invite got lost: https://www.eff.org/event/eff-mixer-google 3) DRM is secure communication. The pirates are the eavesdroppers. Get a frickin clue. And Torvalds's logic is solid. Locking up my love letter so only my spouse can read it is the exact technological challenge as locking up my artistic creation so only the non-pirates can view it. http://www.linuxtoday.com/developer/2003042401126OSKNLL http://news.cnet.com/Torvalds-says-DRM-isnt-necessarily-bad/2100-7344_3-6034964.html Quit being a sap for leeching business models. The EFF and Google just want to manipulate you into hating DRM so the money will keep flowing to them. DRM doesn't break the Internet, it breaks Google's business model. They're not the same thing.

about a year ago
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Today Is International Day Against DRM

cornicefire Of course the EFF hates DRM-- They're Google (256 comments)

The EFF is heavily supported by Google and DRM breaks Google's business model. Is it any surprise that the EFF is saying this. But as Linus Torvalds says, DRM is just the same problem as cryptography and secure communication. If we want to have privacy and cryptography, DRM is just an extension of it.

about a year ago
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In Defense of Six Strikes

cornicefire Re:This is what everyone wanted, right? (354 comments)

I'd like a pony. Their business model is not my problem. I say let the production values drop. They can fall a long, long way before it's a problem.

They're not asking for a free pony, they're just asking that people respect their fences and not take their pony. They're perfectly happy if people make their own ponies, they just don't want people taking their pony.

about a year and a half ago
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In Defense of Six Strikes

cornicefire Re:This is what everyone wanted, right? (354 comments)

No, you idiot. If you don't like it, that's fine. I just get cheezed off by the torrent-lovers who want everything to be free. If they can afford $7 for a cup of coffee at Starbucks, they can afford to pay for a movie.

about a year and a half ago
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In Defense of Six Strikes

cornicefire This is what everyone wanted, right? (354 comments)

For a long time, everyone kept saying that the fines were too high. And they were right. So now the fines are reasonable and people are still complaining. About what? Would you rather be fined $150,000 for each infringement? $50,000? $5000? Infringement is against the law and with good reason. I like a functioning Hollywood where the actors, writers, directors and production crew are paid. That money has to come from me and the other viewers. If the other viewers aren't pulling their weight because they're sucking down a torrent stream, well I've got to pay more or the production quality drops. I don't like either choice. So pull your weight.

about a year and a half ago

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Is it right to grab code from another site?

cornicefire cornicefire writes  |  more than 2 years ago

cornicefire (610241) writes "Paul Carr points out the irony in all of the angry denouncements of Curebit for using some code from, 37Signals. Carr writes, "The last time we saw this kind of outpouring of rage amongst tech people was when — uh — the government tried to clamp down on copyright theft." But if it's wrong to clamp down on the copying of movies, is it wrong to complain about someone stealing our code? Is it wrong for us to complain about people violating the GPL or other open source programs protected by copyright?"
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What do we do when the Internet mob is wrong?

cornicefire cornicefire writes  |  more than 2 years ago

cornicefire (610241) writes "By now everyone has heard the news and seen the picture of the boy who was killed over the new Nike sneakers. There are Facebook pages devoted to fist shaking protests about the materialism and greedy. Yada yada yada. But while the scuffles over the shoes were real, the death was not. The photo was just a stock photo of some kid in a lab. We know this because of some old school reporters — Steve Earley and Justin Fentin of the Baltimore Sun. In the rush to celebrate crowdsourcing, many of us pooh-pooh the old media as "gatekeepers" but there are times when the keeping that gate locked is a good idea. After all, if one of the crowd discovered the error, the signal would barely rise above the noise. There are people claiming that anyone questioning the facts is being disrespectful. Is there something we can do about the mobocracy? How can we support the best traditions of journalism while fixing the worst? How can we nurture accuracy?"
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