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"Learn To Code, Get a Job" According To CNN

leoc In my experience... (688 comments)

Programming is like driving a car, everyone thinks they are really good at it but everyone else sucks.

about 3 years ago

B&N Pummels Microsoft Patent Claims With Prior Art

leoc Re:Why did everyone else pay? (332 comments)

Apple does not want Samsung to compromise by bending over, it wanted to kill Android and discourage others from sharing their bed swith Google.

Microsoft likely feels the same way, and this licensing scheme is just the first volley in a larger campaign against Android. What is interesting to me is that Android clearly represents a legitimately big threat to both Apple and Microsoft. It would not surprise me in the least to see them join forces at some point to squash Android (and perhaps all Linux based products).

more than 3 years ago

US Grants Home Schooling German Family Political Asylum

leoc Re:Hey Germany (1324 comments)

Do you also support a parent's "right" to forbid their children from receiving any education based on, say, their sex?

more than 4 years ago

Tynt Insight Is Watching You Cut and Paste

leoc NoScript (495 comments)

Personally I have stopped browsing without NoScript enabled. I sincerely hope that the functionality it provides is adapted as a base feature in future browsers. Javascript is simply too dangerous to be trusted by default. Sites need to earn that trust, IMHO.

about 5 years ago

PulseAudio Creator Responds To Critics

leoc Re:Useless (815 comments)

Now if only it would actually play music without skipping, freezing, or using 30+ percent of the CPU. Sheesh!

It does for me.

more than 5 years ago

Build Your Own $2.8M Petabyte Disk Array For $117k

leoc are you a project manager by any chance? (487 comments)

I like how you dismiss a detailed real world design example based simply on a claimed feature without any further substantiation. Very classy. I'm not saying you are wrong, but would it kill you to go into a little more detail about why these folks need "luck" when they are clearly very successful with their existing design?

more than 5 years ago

Alan Cox Quits As Linux TTY Maintainer — "I've Had Enough"

leoc It's not just OSS developers. (909 comments)

AKA: "The more people I meet, the more I like my dog."

more than 5 years ago

Linux Kernel 2.6.30 Released

leoc Re:Why another filesystem?! (341 comments)

Can anyone explain to me why Ford has so many kinds of cars? Tesla has had a 2 seat roadster for years (admittedly, several versions, but never any compatibility issues that I've come across), and Ford has, what, 73 or something?! Is it really that hard to get it right?

more than 5 years ago

Arrington's Web Tablet Nearly Ready For Launch?

leoc Re:Cost (140 comments)

I think it is hubris - the idea that "I'm smarter than everyone else in the industry, and I have ideas that none of them do".

Wow. Hubris? Really?

There is a long history of people doing stuff they personally find cool and interesting and succeeding wildly at it. Sure there are also a lot of failures, but you cannot succeed without taking risks, and it is pretty pathetic to see that your lame attitude is so prevalent these days.

This web tablet may fail terribly, or it might succeed wildly, but thank Dog there are still people willing to try.

more than 5 years ago

Apple Refusing Any BitTorrent Related Apps?

leoc Re:Option B: Android phone (296 comments)

Hopefully, negative press/reviews/articles like this will encourage people to buy more open platforms

That's the kind of reaction one would hope people would have instead of this pathetic begging for Apple to change their minds. Unfortunately the Apple brand image is so strong right now that, like Microsoft and Sony before them, they are forgiven all sorts of behaviour that other companies would never get away with. Luckily, again like Microsoft and Sony before them, all this anti-consumer behaviour should eventually catch up to them.

more than 5 years ago

Apple Refusing Any BitTorrent Related Apps?

leoc From an engineers perspective: (296 comments)

Option A) Apple products.
Option B) The freedom to do what you want with the stuff you buy.

Pick one and stop complaining.

more than 5 years ago

Battle Lines Being Drawn As Obama Plans To Curb Tax Avoidance

leoc Re:two ways to solve the tax "scam" (1505 comments)

I am in favour of completely eliminating ALL taxes on corporations so long as they are NOT considered a "person" under the law. So long as they are, then they should be subject to taxation, just as any other person is.

more than 5 years ago

Texas Vote May Challenge Teaching of Evolution

leoc You forgot one: (1306 comments)

6a. "Here are a bunch of straw men, watch me knock them down!" - Arthur Grumbine

more than 5 years ago

Best Wi-Fi Portable Browsing Device?

leoc The iPod is overrated. Consider a "touchbook". (426 comments)

IMHO, the iPod Touch is a terribly overrated device. It's too small, slow and buggy to be useful for anything more than light use as a web browsing device.

If you like the Movit, you might also consider the AI Touchbook.

more than 5 years ago

New Netbook Offers Detachable Tablet

leoc Re:Getting closer... (209 comments)

Basically, an Ipod touch that has about 4-5x the screen size would be exactly what I (and by extension everyone else) want.

Hell no. I own an iPod Touch 16GB and if this thing were shipped with the iPod's closed, buggy and brain-dead operating system, I'd avoid it like the plague. The only feature I would want to share with the iPod is the multi-touch support.

more than 5 years ago


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