Gatekeepers And The Economy

from the jobs-justify-anything dept

I was actually thinking about the TSA when I wrote this, but it applies just as well to IP.



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    cjstg (profile), Jul 21st, 2011 @ 8:13am

    haiku?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 21st, 2011 @ 8:14am

    I like this, but it is too true.

     

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    charliebrown (profile), Jul 21st, 2011 @ 8:26am

    Creating Jobs

    Building walls creates jobs too =)
    Until the walls are finished being built.
    Then a lot of wall makers will be out of a job.
    Oh! I know how to fix that: Make the walls higher!

    [/sarc]

    Good strip, Nina =)

     

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    E. Zachary Knight (profile), Jul 21st, 2011 @ 8:34am

    Haiku time. Based off the dialog:

    Let us build more walls
    And then charge you to get in
    Creating more jobs

     

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    DannyB (profile), Jul 21st, 2011 @ 9:05am

    Not thinking about the TSA

    I was thinking about Apple when I read this.

    Walled gardens.

    In particular, I was thinking about iPhone development.

    I thought it amusing that Google IO 2011 introduces the Android Accessory development kit and proudly says it is open to any developers:
    * No Registration
    * No Fees
    * No NDAs

    OTOH, talking to a friend recently who attended Apple's WWDC, their video discussing Apple's partial answer to the lack of garbage collection on iOS is under NDA. Astonishing! A video that tells developers about a new feature that benefits developers (not directly seen by end users) is under NDA? Yet they are announcing this to a large audience?

    I guess it is a secret that iOS is trying to catch up to Android having real garbage collection.

    Anyway, enough rambling. The comic reminded me of that. :-)

     

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    DannyB (profile), Jul 21st, 2011 @ 9:07am

    The better approach

    Don't even try to get in to the guarded walls.

    Just stay out.

    If they have to hire guards to keep me out, they obviously don't want me in. Especially if they want to build walls for me to pay what I can get for free elsewhere.

    Come into my walled garden! Breathing the air in here is only $0.02 per inhalation.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 21st, 2011 @ 9:08am

    golf claps.

    must have taken, what, 3 seconds to come up with this. I think my 6 year old is laughing.

     

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    Kaden (profile), Jul 21st, 2011 @ 9:10am

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    Put up or shut up, dude... show us your original creative output.

     

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    Donnicton, Jul 21st, 2011 @ 9:23am

    Re: Re:

    It's a copy of a DMCA takedown notice.

     

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    Marcus Carab (profile), Jul 21st, 2011 @ 9:27am

    Re:

    must have taken, what, 3 seconds to come up with this.

    Where as you surely spent hours crafting the hilarious and original insult of "golf claps"

    I think my 6 year old is laughing.

    From the mouths of babes...

     

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    ChurchHatesTucker (profile), Jul 21st, 2011 @ 9:32am

    Re: Not thinking about the TSA

    Read the Ars Technica review of Lion. I think you'll find your garbage collection (or lack thereof) answer in the compiler.

     

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    Gwiz (profile), Jul 21st, 2011 @ 9:38am

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    I think my 6 year old is laughing.

    Wait. Are you saying your 6 year old understands these issues more comprehensively than you do?

     

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    HothMonster, Jul 21st, 2011 @ 9:57am

    No let people in for free but don't tell them what a shithole it is inside the wall, then charge them to get out. Thats where the real money is.

     

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    another ac, Jul 21st, 2011 @ 10:03am

    Reminds me of Garrison America

     

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    The eejit (profile), Jul 21st, 2011 @ 10:27am

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    Did someone say rofl claps?

     

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    Overcast (profile), Jul 21st, 2011 @ 10:51am

    TSA = Tyrannical Sexual Abusers

     

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    Gabriel Tane (profile), Jul 21st, 2011 @ 11:20am

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    See? And they should be Tyrannosaurus Sexual Abusers... at least they'd be helping out those poor t-rex's who's short arms keep them from being able to touch themselves.

     

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    Gabriel Tane (profile), Jul 21st, 2011 @ 11:25am

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    And here you to read it. Or are you here just to insult it? Must be a slow day of insulting people's mom and sexuality on Xbox Live.

    And I'm glad your 6 year old has the mental capacity to understand the joke... don't worry, you'll get there one day.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 21st, 2011 @ 11:43am

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    6 year old was just laughing at the silly looking characters. The "joke" isn't even marginally funny, so the laughter isn't about that.

    As for a slow day, well, you are here. Think about it next time before you shoot yourself in the foot.

     

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    Gabriel Tane (profile), Jul 21st, 2011 @ 12:08pm

    Re: Re: Re:

    "The "joke" isn't even marginally funny, so the laughter isn't about that."
    And yet you're still here to talk about it. Or still here to insult it. Still haven't really figured out if you're just disappointed or a squeaker. Considering you'd have to have hit puberty to have a kid, I'll have to rule out squeaker. Altho, I've met some people well past pre-pubescence that act as childish... so perhaps ruling that out may be premature.

    "As for a slow day, well, you are here. Think about it next time before you shoot yourself in the foot."
    Wasn't aware I was holding a gun. Oh! You must be talking about that wicked-sick BURN you got on me. Ah, the classic "nuh uh! YOU are!" and "I know you are but what am I!?"... can't believe I got my ass handed to me by that. Guess I'll go burn my computer and cut my interweb connection now.

    And I'm actually at work posting here between phone calls and web-meetings. But nice to see you're busy setting an example of insulting other people's artistic expression for the next generation. Bravo.

    "Ok son/daughter... watch close at how daddy trolls!"

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 21st, 2011 @ 12:20pm

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    Well, it works for Canada

     

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    DannyB (profile), Jul 21st, 2011 @ 12:45pm

    Re: Re: Not thinking about the TSA

    I already understood it is in the compiler.

    Of course, it's under NDA.

    If it is a pure compiler trick to save you from writing allocate and release, then I am skeptical it is real garbage collection. The point of GC is that it may be unknowable at compile time when an object should be deallocated. For many complex algorithms, even trying to have the programmer attempt to manage the deallocation may be a non-trivial problem -- hence the need for a runtime system to deallocate memory, not compile time.

    But I'll have a look on Ars. Thanks.

     

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    Kaden (profile), Jul 21st, 2011 @ 12:45pm

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    We're still waiting, son... put up or shut up.

     

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    ChurchHatesTucker (profile), Jul 21st, 2011 @ 1:27pm

    Re: Re: Re: Not thinking about the TSA

    Garbage collection is a trick itself. I'm curious to see how the Lion/cocoa model holds up.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 21st, 2011 @ 1:55pm

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    Surely this is self-referential irony considering the amount of effort that went into this response.

     

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    IronM@sk, Jul 21st, 2011 @ 2:02pm

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    Well played, sir.

     

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