>You're lack of knowledge will do wonders on the final outcome.<
That should be "Your lack...", etc.
Considering all of *your* shortcomings in the context of emotional and intellectual development, I doubt if PJ will lose any sleep over your attempted insults.
...if she ever wasted a moment of her time reading any of them in the first place...
Good evening, and regards to "The Board".
Special 'Hi!"to Esker (wherever you are) and all that have persevered to keep the light shining.
Love you all,
Gary (aka, preadapted, preadapting, etc.)
>Uniformed liberals cannot understand basic science and the needs of business to get rid of unneeded by products by whatever means seems least costly.<
This seems pretty damn cheap, doesn't it? I mean, who cares about the death and suffering of literally billions as long as business doesn't have to pay anything to dispose of unneeded byproducts?
Heck, what's wrong with a few million tons of toxins and carcinogens released into the environment every day if we can save biz a few bucks?
>SCOX is DOOMED. <
SCOXQ.PK? The vultures have been picking over the corpse for months now...
>Any luck with getting in touch with that guy who owes you hundreds of thousands of dollars? No? Why, that's a crying shame. No, really.<
The uber crook/con man, one with just as much hat and just as few cattle, Norris?
...birds of a feather, lying down with dogs, just desserts, and all that...
>...and equally inconsistent with Microsoft's policies respecting intellectual property."<
BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!
# Patent infringement. Filed March 2003; Decision June 2005. Microsoft loses Excel patent case "Microsoft has been found guilty of patent infringement and ordered to pay a Guatamalan inventor Carlos Armando Amado almost $9m in damages."
American Video Graphics v. Microsoft
Patent infringement. Filed August 2004.
AT&T v. Microsoft
Patent infringement. Filed May 2001; settled March 2004.
...ad infinitum ad nauseum...
>How much in dividends have you received from open source/linux? <
I've never had a virus on any of my Linux installs. DIVIDEND!!!
I've never had an application refuse to open and run correctly due to a lack of backwards compatibility. DIVIDEND!!!
I've never had to click on and agree to abide by a restrictive license or EULA that dictated how, when, where, and on how many machines I might use or how many other users I might share my OS and or apps with. DIVIDEND!!!
I've never been threatened by the possibility of a BSA raid nor DMCA violation that might jeopardize my wallet or freedom. DIVIDEND!!!
I've never been faced with the expensive proposition of having to upgrade my hardware and apps to be usable or just compatible with a new distro. DIVIDEND!!!
I've never had to concern myself with purposely or inadvertently browsing to a malicious web site for fear of having my machine compromised. DIVIDEND!!!
I've never had to pay a single dime for any of the security, stability, productivity, or peace of mind provided by Linux or FOSS software. DIVIDEND!!!
I've never had to send a penny my hard earned money to a corrupt criminal software company such as MS in order to help it offset the expense of paying out billions in judgments, settlements and fines for disrespecting the IP rights of partners and competitors. DIVIDEND!!!
I've never had to take seriously for one single second the moronic postings of some rabid shill of a MS fanboi that thinks that the only "dividend" that matters is the pittance that MS pays on a stagnant stock issue that has averaged at or around the same $30 mark for a decade or more. DIVIDEND!!!
And finally, I get to rub your nose in this at absolutely no cost whatsoever. DIVIDEND!!!DIVIDEND!!!DIVIDEND!!!DIVIDEND!!!DIVIDEND!!!DIVIDEND!!!DIVIDEND!!!DIVIDEND!!!DIVIDEND!!!DIVIDEND!!!
>What? You don't have a revision control system that
tells you who contributed what code? Scandalous! Inexcusable! For all you know it could all be stolen from Multics, right?<
LOL! You know how much these morons hate being beaten with their own bat.
...they'll probably mod this one through the floor...
>SCOX is no longer valid.<
We have known and have been gleefully chuckling about that particular fact since the day TSG filed against 'Big Blue'.
...situation unchanged... LOL!
>Anonymous Insider has updated his homepage...<
...and the world yawns and nods off...
Today, in the United States Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, in Washington D.C., a panel of three judges returned their ruling on the appeal of i4i v. Microsoft and upheld jury's verdict and all the findings of the August 11, 2009 Final Judgment that ruled in favor of i4i and found that Microsoft had willfully infringed i4i's U.S. Patent # 5,787,449, issued in 1998.
Loudon Owen, Chairman of i4i, says, "We couldn't be more pleased with the ruling from the appeals court which upheld the lower court's decision in its entirety. This is both a vindication for i4i and a war cry for talented inventors whose patents are infringed." Mr. Owen adds, "The same guts and integrity that are needed to invent and go against the herd, are at the heart of success in patent litigation against a behemoth like Microsoft. Congratulations to our entire team who provided such dynamic leadership, courage and tenacity!"
Michel Vulpe, founder and co-inventor of i4i, says, "This ruling is clear and convincing evidence that our case was just and right, and that Microsoft wilfully infringed our patent." Mr. Vulpe adds, "i4i is especially pleased with the court's decision to uphold the injunction, an important step in protecting the property rights of small inventors. We will continue to fully and vigorously enforce our rights and we invite all potential customers interested in custom xml to contact us."
"The White House appoints former Microsoft executive Howard Schmidt as it cyber tsar, following a seven month search."
Any one else see the stark irony in this...?
It stopped being "allegedly" when it was adjudicated, found to be "fact" and survived appeal.
> Whatever happened to deepdistrust? Is he still sharing a ward with qualitynotcompromise?<
I heard he entered a 'same sex' marriage with ledite and moved to a remote bungalow that they rented from biff close to 'JVM's Rhodium Mine Outfitters/Spinach Patch n' More Boutique' somewhere in the Utah desert where they lovingly while away the hours repairing smashed hard drives.
>...have two books out, and am looking to publish a third early in 2010. <
Rock on, Dio! Warmest regards and best of the season to you and yours.
Gary (preadapted, etc.)
>...you don't know one thing about me.<
Sure he does and so do I.
You're a sanctimonious gas bag that pretends to have insight and knowledge that you are in fact utterly devoid of.
...don't need to know anything else about *you*...
>I dropped in here after a loooooong absence.<
LOL! Now there's an understatement.
Great to see those (=^^=) eyebrows and whiskers again, cat.
>I think we need to mod that post up to super-popular...<
I'm going for extra_super_popular...
Good evening, and regards to "The Board",
p.s. IOW, "bump"