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Microsoft Takes Responsibility For GPL Violation

lpontiac Re:Good on MS (364 comments)

This is not the case.

Microsoft, by witholding the source, would be violating the copyright held by the people that wrote the OOM killer. They could then be sued by the copyright holders, and forced to seek settlement or ordered to pay damages - just like IBM could sue them if they lifted code out of AIX. It is very unlikely that a court would force them to license Windows under the GPL as a result.

more than 4 years ago

Barack Obama Is One Step Closer To Being President

lpontiac Re:A criminal offense? (601 comments)

I suspect their state can throw them in jail, but their vote stands.

more than 5 years ago

Astronomers Dissect a Supermassive Black Hole

lpontiac Re:Wow, that is some serious science. (77 comments)

Yo dawg I heard you like magnifying, so we put a gravitational lens in your gravitational lens.

more than 5 years ago

Dropped Shuttle Toolbag Filmed From Earth

lpontiac Re:NASA Bloopers Tape (389 comments)

Windowcleaners, builders and undersea welders risk life and limb on a daily basis (and not just three weeks out of their entire career) and nobody blathers on pompously about their "effort and sacrifice" when they simply do their job.

Huh? Tune into something like the NatGeo channel; documentaries highlighting these professions and the risks are a dime a dozen.

more than 5 years ago

Firefox 2 and Gecko 1.8 End of Life

lpontiac Re:Panther Users (138 comments)

Mac OS X 10.3 is still alive and well out there.

Can't find it on Apple's site, but I'm pretty sure 10.3.x is unsupported and receives no security updates.

more than 5 years ago


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