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  1. Have any of you tried to do college/university study while you had poor health or other physical issues? If so, how did you manage it?

  2. Happy Pi Day! Hope you all plan to celebrate with pie!

  3. I found the following quote in a revision section of the Level 100 university Linear Mathematics paper I am currently doing: "The last row corresponds to the equation 0x + 0y = −2 which has no solutions. The system of equations cannot be solved and so is inconsistent." Yeah, I don't think you need to point that out, study notes. Anyone that doesn't already know that that amounts to 0 = -2 and as such is inconsistent shouldn't be doing that course. Any such person needs to do a *LOT* of reme...

  4. If you liked the '87 Ninja Turtles cartoon as a kid, do yourself a favour and avoid Turtles Forever. It is not a crossover of the '87 Ninja Turtles and '03 Ninja Turtles. That is a lie the makers of the special (the makers of the '03 cartoon) perpetrated to get people to watch their attempt to smear the '87 cartoon and the old black and white comic that started the Turtles craze. They aren't even the '87 characters, they are parodies of them. Except Splinter, Beebob, and Rocksteady anyway. It...

  5. You missed my point. My point is that either way it is contextual rather than blanketly good or blanketly bad. In some cases OSS is valid, in others it is not. ADDITION: It is similar to how a contract between a writer and his publishing company is not blanketly good or bad, but rather how specific cases of such a contract are good or bad. That wording suggests it was the fact they made OSS at all that resulted in their job loses. Or did you mean that they lost work due to doing it on company time? Or did you mean making competing OSS software? The last 2 I could believe, but not the
  6. Sometimes you can't as the developer does not make enough clear (such as motives, etc). But when you can tell there is the means Prometheus mentioned. And by the same means you can sometimes tell that some projects are not only uncorrupted, but in vact very pure (such as Microsoft making free software that automatically improves Windows performance by altering Windows settings and improves battery life by altering Windows settings; they do it to increase the value of Windows and thus help the sales of Windows). Maybe but so what if it does?
  7. I never mentioned US law or US courts. I left it open to which country's laws and courts. This is because I didn't know where he is based. And do you know for a fact that Linux's support of FAT32 uses Joliet naming rather than a work around? The latter is in no way illegal to the best of my knowledge. It certainly shouldn't be illegal. Nor is it immoral. That doesn't really answer the question of "So what if there is a potential patent infrigement." Your "answer" really only answers "So what if there is a patent infringement"? I asked the former not the latter. The two are very dif
  8. No. It pollutes some open source projects, not "the pool of open source" which can really only mean "open source as a whole. Nor does the stolen goods thing work that way for a flee market. Unless only stolen goods are sold, one can still buy legimately obtained stuff from the flea market mentioned. That is not devalued just because other vendors stole goods. Same goes with open source projects that do not involve stolen resources. So what are you trying to say? The point is that many (and probably even most) open source developers are in no way endangering their job. Besides, it i
  9. This is never done. All publishing companies put "you may not copy, modify etc this without permission" text in the page about when it was published. Not to mention, as Prometheus said, the automatic protection under law, which is valid since one has property rights to the products of one's mind. Besides, that is an invalid comparison anyway. The two are very different. You are comparing looking at and appreciating one thing with copying and modifying a very different thing. See the key and obvious differences in the two things? If not why should I bother to debate with you? 1. Inheriten
  10. Here is the key thing you are mjissing: by going to a public restaurant, she is givinmg implicit permission for them to appreciate her beauty, so free-riding is occuring. You know, I have to wonder why you come to this site given you seem not to agree with Objectivism.
  11. Then if so it is a flaw that needs to be rectified. Nope. Besides, you need to show how such a statement is the case, not just state that it is the case. Mind explaining that?
  12. Then I guess it must be disrepectful for an author to not give away his plot notes with books or via other means so that users can do the equivalent with books (ie create their own books based on the notes, create modified versions and distribute them, etc). Despite what you and Stallman may or may not think, the two are equivalent. I made it perfectly clear elsewhere in that post or another post that I was referring to his views on copyright and patents quo the general concepts, not quo the specific implementation in the US. All that matters me is whether they are objective. That
  13. That article claims it is patent trolling. Often companies doing that are misusing their patents and/or have illegetimate patents in the first place. If true then the real evil is on Bedrock Computer Technologies' part not Google's. The fact they sued only Google, not the makers of the Linux kernel suggests they are indeed patent trolling. It seems to me that Bedrock Computer Technologies is very similar to Rambus. Suing only Google and leaving alone Linus Torvalds, the guy who puts everything in Linux (others merely submit code; Linus determines whjat goes into the kernel and then puts it in)
  14. I think I recall 1.5 or 2.0 added GC and earlier versions didn't have it. I might be wrong though. I remember reading recently that improved GC is one non-performance benefit that could arise from making each tab be a seperate process like in Chrome as then GC could then be programmed to address each tab seperately as needed rather based on when a single process than handles all tabs is ready for it. Apparently splitting processes into another tab already provided a similar benefit for FF and the fact Chrome uses a seperate process for each tab and GC for each tab is probably a part of why
  15. Well, I just read about it in an article hence the "apparently" in my post. Addiition: But if true that would likely be their biggest memory reduction yet and damn impressive. I think that apparently the patch mainly works make bis improvements to garbage collection or something like that.
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