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Wii Street U Uses Google Maps to Create 'An Immersive Experience' (Video)

mikeulus Dead? (84 comments)

I don't know much about the statistics and trends of the console market, but the Wii U was just what the doctor ordered for myself and the wife. Have spent about an hour each day the last few weeks switching between N64, SuperNES, and Wii games and Mario U. All great and timeless short attention span games. I think I've made my choice this generation. She doesn't relate to very many XBox games and never had a reason to start up the Playstation. For me the interface is friendlier than the other consoles. I feel like I'm watching TV on Idiocracy every time I boot up the 360 and see those adverts (But at least it's got lectrolytes!). Dead? I guess I'll just go down with the ship.

about a year ago
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Judge Slams Apple-Motorola Suit As 'Business Strategy'

mikeulus Judge determines patent system flawed. (140 comments)

Figures tongue lashings and pointy fingers should patch this issue right up.

about a year and a half ago
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European Researchers Propose Quantum Network Between Earth and ISS

mikeulus Re:Always a letdown. (209 comments)

This is the first explanation that has actually clicked with me.

about a year and a half ago
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European Researchers Propose Quantum Network Between Earth and ISS

mikeulus Re:Always a letdown. (209 comments)

I like you.

about a year and a half ago
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European Researchers Propose Quantum Network Between Earth and ISS

mikeulus Always a letdown. (209 comments)

Can someone please explain to me why this can't be used for instantaneous communication purposes? From everything I've understood so far, the answer is still no, it can't be used to transmit information, just measure state of the particle at a particular point in time.

about a year and a half ago
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MySQL's Creator On Why the Future Belongs To MariaDB

mikeulus Re:Me, too! (208 comments)

Copyleft + Copyright assignment is what's causing some of this. People are hesitant to donate their time to a project if only the other guy can monetize it. I think Apache handles this well by creating a level playing field for their projects. Everyone has ample opportunity to monetize their additions, and so feel more inclined to use and contribute to an existing project. If copyright is as spread out as it is in Linux kernel, then this is less of an issue.

about a year and a half ago
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MySQL's Creator On Why the Future Belongs To MariaDB

mikeulus Re:What they did was not account for Monty (208 comments)

They can't sell a license to the exact same thing. When he sold it he sold the copyright which gives Oracle the ability to modify MySQL and sell it as proprietary software. Whoever owns the copyright to the new code contributions to MariaDB will only be able to take the contributions after the fork (ie the sale) and make them proprietary. The only thing that would work is a non-compete agreement, which nobody in their right mind would sign if they want to continue selling software. On the other hand, a billion dollars would probably convince me to retire early.

about a year and a half ago
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Geeks On a Plane Proposed To Solve Global Tech Skills Crisis

mikeulus Re:Mandatory Bad Pun (303 comments)

cringe++;

about a year and a half ago
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MySQL's Creator On Why the Future Belongs To MariaDB

mikeulus Re:What they did was not account for Monty (208 comments)

The next company to buy something from Monty better get an iron clad agreement never to fork it.

It's GPL. No such agreement could exist. All of the software up until the point of sale would still be GPL and still be forkable due to the nature of the license. Even given that they retain all copyright, Oracle could change the license upon sale and still not be able to enforce such an agreement because of the terms of previously released code.

about a year and a half ago
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Joomla! A User's Guide

mikeulus My experience with Joomla! (117 comments)

Joomla is nice, but I've found that as far as CMS's go, It's really hard to beat Drupal when it comes to sheer functionality. I've just spent a while throwing together a new Joomla website, but kept coming up on petty issues like user group handling and comments functionality. A lot of the Joomla Extension/Module developers have adopted capitalism in it's finest form, which is fine since I'm willing to spend a bit of money to save some time, however you will find your choices quite limited. Joomla styles have hands down been some of the best I've seen in a CMS, but that's not enough to keep most people's attention after they find themselves wrestling with the mundane details. Great CMS, but it still is a long way off from being my 1st choice yet.

more than 6 years ago

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