I actually thought VS 6 was great. My shop has had nothing but troubles with .NET. Constant compatibility issues with versions of IE, bugs that don't get fixed in a timely manor. I hate .NET but I use it every day.
We do have a link in the TechDirt post to the original article though (Which everyone seems to ignore).
"The overall case is about whether deeds and other records at the county recorder's office -- records that were collected and are maintained with your taxes -- should be readily available at reasonable cost. "
Yeah, you're right about the soft drink thing. In the US, soft drink refers to a carbonated beverage. Apparently I need to read things twice. The WORLD English dictionary says "a nonalcoholic drink, usually cold"
I think my point still holds true though. I think he was avoiding the question.
You're right he probably did want an admission. He probably wanted either A) for the guy to admit there was a copy machine in the office or B) that the guy didn't know what a copy machine was.
The guy being questioned was stuck either way. Option A he answers a question his lawyers/employer didn't want him to answer (Bad for his employer's case). Option B the tax payers find out that they are employing an "IT" person who doesn't know what a photocopier is (Bad for him keeping his job).
Also, not sure where you're going with the soft drink comparison, but to the common person that's the only definition of soft drink, unless you're trying to weasel out of a question by twisting words.
Xerox is to photocopy machine as
Coke is to soft drink.
After reading the original article and what the case was about, its my opinion he was coached about questions partaining to copies.
To all those who have never heard the term "photocopy machine" or "photocopier". Really? It would be the same as the lawyer asking if the guy knew what a soft drink was, and in the end the guy admitting that "Oh, well, we call it 'pop' or 'coke'" after going through all that.
I bought this last week. What a cool little game. Definitely worth the 10 dollars. It's only in alpha right now so its pretty bare and there are a few minor bugs. The guy updates pretty regularly though so i would expect more features to come along with beta. My son compared to Legos.
"If there was this kind of fault, it will never set an error code," said Gilbert. As a result, he said, there will be "no fingerprints, no trail" when Toyota engineers inspect a car after an accident or incident of sudden acceleration.
I came here to post that. Beat to the punch I guess.
I think one fact that everyone is overlooking is that these laptops were required by the school for certain classes. So these kids had to use them, understandably at home, to complete their normal assignments.