Does Sprint own any interests such as nation-wide television networks? In other words, win-win! He apologized for being a dumbass, but his new employer expects him to be a dumbass. I'm glad he found his niche, and that niche is far away from journalism and objective news reporting.
Why don't they teach these people stuff like this in school?
WTF is wrong with Bell Media that they don't get this?
The really stupid part is mgmt will continue to insist on purchasing Oracle licences even while that escalates the cost of Oracle developers and DBAs out of their comfort zone, when sticking with MySQL or Postgres would have been far more cost effective and would've done 100% of what was wanted to be done. Dumbasses!
So is the judge saying that the API's in question were such that there was no other way that Google could have implemented the same functionality using different APIs?
You're oversimplifying. The ideal is I as a programmer don't need to know the gory details of what's going on in a programmer's library. I just need to call the library functions correctly for them to work. If you're building a library, you want any programmer who wants to use that library to just use the API to access those functions. As a programmer, I don't want to have to care whether the underlying library came from Oracle or Google. Assuming the language has been standardized (ISO), I just need to understand the API.
Programmers hate having to bloat their code with crap that just tries to figure out if it's being run in IE or Firefox or Chrome or Opera. They just want to do BLAH and they expect the called library function does it correctly.
Just read some of the history behind the K&R C evolution into ANSI Standard C to understand this. Oracle (and Microsoft, and ...) want to lock all this up so to talk to Oracle, I need to use Oracle purchased tools. F-them! They also want to tell Google it's not allowed to enable functionality that Oracle sells. That's not how tech should work. We don't want monopolists deciding what's good for us.
In this instance, it's POTUS insisting it's a duck. SCOTUS has yet to be heard from. I hope they'll bother to actually read Alsup's explanation of the issue, as opposed to POTUS' just doing his benefactors' bidding.
If you're required to get approval and/or pay in order have your program interact with another program that seems like it would severely reduce the value of APIs and discourage program compatibility.
Well, yeah, and that's why we at Oracle offer you this wonderful tool to interface with the premiere Oracle database, which is available for the low, low price of your first three children. Licence only, good for one processor, when used in the contiguous US, Mon. - Fri., 9-5, on-line connected at all times, ...
This planet gets sillier every day humans exist on it.
Of course it is! Slanted news, bought and paid for, is PR not objectivity. In traditional news orgs, there's supposed to be a wall protecting the meat (editorial) from the chaff (sales). That's what makes the meat worth paying for!
Furthermore, who would bite the hand that feeds them?
Indeed. Any "tech journal" that didn't report on the Sony hack debacle would stand out like a sore thumb, but they want us to believe they're doing journalism? Why would I want to believe anything they say if certain subjects are spiked before they're even written or researched?
Yoohoo, I'd drop 'em like a hot potato and never return as soon as I learned the truth about them! How many times does this truth need to be learned?!? Morons in marketing are destroying civilization.
WTF anyone's listening to lawyers talking about computer programming code is the mystery to me. They couldn't even be bothered to try to understand the one judge who researched and laid it all out for them. I wonder if they even bothered to read his treatise.
Are the Vogons here yet, 'cause I'm pretty sure I've had enough of this ridiculous planet. Stories like this prove that we're all really just in the way, and the Universe would be a happier place if we just weren't here.
No, I can't think that anyone can be this blatantly thick headed stupid. An imbecile could understand this. I'm going with evil asshole on this one. He must know what he's asking, and is somehow hoping to actually eventually get it if he just keeps on whining about it.
the Justice Department’s own Inspector General said information collected under Section 215 did not lead to "any major case developments,” but the Attorney General said that Section 215 has “proven very important in cases that we have built.” Both statements cannot be true.
If the IG's definition of "major case developments" is the same as ours (ie. stopping a terrorist attack before it happens), and the AG believes that putting a few drug dealers in jail are "very important cases", there's your truth. Following the money leads to the Drug War, not to Islamic Extremism.
... and people can now walk or drive across that same border with only a "welcome" sign to remind them they've crossed into a different country. How long do we need to wait before the US/Canada border is the same way?
About thirty years ago, I heard stories about the Canada - US border was mined with geophones. They dropped them from planes in Vietnam all along the DMZ. They can tell the difference between a fox or bear or horse or human, and track them.
The prime minister and cabinet are part of the legislature in the UK, and control the majority party.
Which, in theory, should get the PM the Executive branch and the Commons. In theory, there's a senate/House of Lords out there also made up of appointees who're not necessarily beholden to the PM or the party. Canada's senate bills itself as the voice of sober, second thought. In reality it's all moribund.
Looking at my ixquick result, I see one sponsored ad at the top and bottom for the same ad.
I'm convinced all these whiners are just peed at the price Google commands, and if G really wanted to shut them up, they could offer them a few thousandths of a cent less for ad prices and they go away gleefully licking their chops.
This is Europe where anything American should be punished just for being American, remember?
Well, that's a pretty recent phenomenon you know? We shouldn't need to remind Europe just how seriously !@#$ed up it's been for quite a few centuries now. I'm real glad they managed to sort out all that crap they had going on, but that the US is recently into it too shouldn't be a surprise, nor unexpected.
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