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Court: Oracle Entitled To Copyright Protection Over Some Parts of Java

zarr Re:Results (303 comments)

...which nicely demonstrates how hard it is to come up with good analogies. If I wrote a book, and you copied all my chapter titles for your book, be certain that I (or rather my publisher) would come after you. I put a lot of work into those titles after all.

APIs are different though. They are meant to be copied. You can't use them without copying them.

about 6 months ago
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Autonomous Car Ethics: If a Crash Is Unavoidable, What Does It Hit?

zarr Re:Bad example (800 comments)

No, making the wrong choice makes you a murderer. At least 3 people are going to die no matter what you do. By not pulling that lever, you'll cause the death of another 297.

about 6 months ago
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Microsoft, Google, Others Join To Fund Open Source Infrastructure Upgrades

zarr Re:Sure they do. (101 comments)

While MS wasn't hit too hard by this praticular bug, they have been hit by bugs in open source "core infrastructure" libraries before. Anyone remember this: http://www.geek.com/news/micro... ? Basically everything MS shipped had to be patched due to zlib being statically linked all over the place.

Anyway, lots of people run open source stuff on windows servers (well, some do at least...), and it's in the best interest of MS that those boxes are safe.

And last but not least, it's if not free so at least very cheap publicity.

about 6 months ago
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22-Year-Old Norwegian Magnus Carlsen Is the New World Chess Champion

zarr Re:How does he do against computers? (131 comments)

I was watching a live stream of the match, which also showed the next moves suggested by Houdini. Interestingly both players were pretty consistent in selecting the highest ranked moves. The exceptions were the "blunders" which lead to Anand's defeat.

about a year ago
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How Elon Musk Approaches IT At Tesla

zarr Re:back to the good ole days (231 comments)

Hey, that's my retirement plan!

To be fair, Java will generally yell at you if you try to assign a timestamp to an int.

about a year ago
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Valve Announces Linux-Based SteamOS

zarr Re:Compatibility (510 comments)

Probably does. It's not in my living room tho :)

about a year ago
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Valve Announces Linux-Based SteamOS

zarr Re:Compatibility (510 comments)

Nah, that was 2011 or so. Right now i count 6 linux installations in my living room: two android phones, one tablet, this laptop, the tv and the pvr. Only one of those installations exist because i personally am a geek.

about a year ago
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Subversion 1.8 Released But Will You Still Use Git?

zarr Re:Hg (378 comments)

My 2 cents worth of data confirms your experience. My 3 last employers all moved to git from cvs or svn while i worked there. The first one was developing multi million LOC enterprisy stuff and ended up being bougth by Microsoft, which was ironic, until MS actually started supporting git themselves in tfs'12. How is that for closed sorce adoption? :)

about a year ago
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NTSB Recommends Lower Drunk Driving Threshold Nationwide: 0.05 BAC

zarr Re:Mythbusters show just how impaired you are at . (996 comments)

I'm the AC that wrote that. Drive over 0.08 all the time. I've never had a problem.

You're not statistically significant.

about a year and a half ago
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To Avoid Confusion: Oracle's Confusing New Java Numbering Scheme

zarr Re:Wow. Just wow. (183 comments)

Oooh! GregorianCalendar, my favourite java class!

about a year and a half ago
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Google Chrome, the Google Browser

zarr Re:Very Interesting... (807 comments)

<mode operafan="on"> And let's be honest, any other way to do it is just wrong. Go Opera! :)

more than 6 years ago

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