The comments definitely are not mute.
Perhaps you meant: moot ?
21 posts • joined 10 Oct 2007
"Amazing how people get hung up on words...
By Anonymous Coward
Posted Friday 6th June 2008 11:05 GMT
Processors are hotter than hotplates,"
I would imagine that most electric cooking rings reach temperatures of well over 200 degrees centigrade / celsius, as they need to be hot enough to transfer heat to cooking oil.
I don't think many processors, or other electronic devices, can survive even 100 degrees centigrade / celsius.
Temperature != Power
Let me see if I have this right:
An OS written by Microsoft lets some random third-party application download as much crap as it wants onto the desktop.
The OS then allows the user to run an EXE that clearly isn't safe to run, without even politely asking the user if they are sure, and this has nothing to do with the OS?
Sounds to me like Apple should write an entire OS themselves, so that Safari doesn't have to depend on Windows ...
Who in their right mind is ever going to use this standard, even if it does survive?
The quality does not matter, only that MS can put a tick in the box when they say that Office supports open standards, and can therefore be used by all the places that have mandated open-standards-only.
This has nothing to do with IT, and everything to do with Marketing.
A while back, I was a Royal Engineer. It was part of my training to blow things up. With explosives. And how to make alternatives if the normal plastic explosive wasn't available.
I was given various written material to support that training...
I seriously hope I have accidentally retained any of it. Does the copy that is in my brain count?
It is amazing how many people on this list are prepared to support a dodgy bit of patent trolling when it goes against M$, but not when it is the other way around.
I see nothing in the ruling that states they stole code from him, only that they infringed his patent. I am all in favour of M$ being fined for anti-competitive behaviour, but please don't go giving them any more precedant for their own patent wars against Linux etc. Good luck to this guy in getting every penny he can, as long as it is then used for the greater good, somehow, like giving his tool away for free?
Nevermind about Opera - only geeks have anything good to say about it; nevermind FireFox, which is going backwards (Text zoom is much more useful than Page zoom); Safari is the one pushing the boundaries at the moment - more support for CSS3 than anything else, and better support for CSS2 as well.
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