Daily Archives: August 5, 2011

USA and Budgets

Commentators here often tell me that I spend to little on IT and recommend spending too little on IT. Many of them come from the USA where the government spends $80billion annually on IT and has managed to cut only … Continue reading

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Using Patents to Stifle Competition

With all the recent litigation against many players in IT, large and small, it is clear that rather than stimulating innovation, patents are being used to stifle competition. Google makes the point that a smart phone might touch on many … Continue reading

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Fun and Games

Games are a niche where that other OS seems to hold sway. There is news that idSoftware will open the sourcecode of Doom 3. Depending on the licence, this could result in cloning to GNU/Linux. That would be fun for … Continue reading

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BEA Interim Report on AF447 Crash Grim

20 seconds before impact: Captain: “Watch out you’re pitching up there” Co-pilot: “I’m pitching up?” Other Co-pilot: “Well we need to we are at four thousand feet” This was after the plane stalled at high altitude in the dark in … Continue reading

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