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Funny, but well made rant on Windows 8:

Windows 8: The Animated Evaluation
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Might Android become a C# runtime????

One of the most interesting passages in today's order quotes from an October 2005 email by Google's Android boss Andy Rubin:

"If Sun doesn't want to work with us, we have two options: 1) Abandon our work and adopt MSFT CLR VM and C# language - or - 2) Do Java anyway and defend our decision, perhaps making enemies along the way"

If Oracle becomes a nutter who knows Android might become C#. That would IMO be a very lethal blow to Java...

That would change the playing field! And I mean in a major way. Imagine if both Android and Windows Phone were C# based. Why would you want to develop for iOS? If I were Microsoft I would push this, since they have nothing to lose.

http://fosspatents.blogspot.com/2011/07/judge-orders-overhaul-of-oracles.html
Judge orders overhaul of Oracle's damages report but maintains Halloween trial date. Google got some good news -- but also some additional harsh criticism of its "brazen" attitude toward...
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Watched the BBC 3 Documentary; "My Brother the Terrorist". It is the story about a brother who's brother that became a terrorist and trying to understand why. It was REALLY good!!!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b042m637
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Ironically the show explains why people watch Fox News... LOL
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+Hadi Hariri Remember our discussion on where Europe will go? Remember how I said that Merkel will change tack? Well here you go, Merkel is changing tack!!!

http://www.handelsblatt.com/politik/international/wahl-in-frankreich-merkels-wachstums-agenda-bestaerkt-hollande/6569744.html
Angela Merkel redet plötzlich auch über Wachstumsstrategien für die EU. Das bestätigt den französischen Präsidentschaftskandidaten François Hollande in seinem Wahlkampf. Er sieht sich bereits als Sieg...
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In the department of stupid comparisons...

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2011/07/could-apple-pull-a-jp-morgan-and-bail-out-the-us-government-.html

But you know it attracts attention because it has two keywords; Apple, and US government.
Apple Inc. may not have more money than God. But it's got more cash than Uncle Sam. As the government struggled to reach an agreement on raising the debt ceiling, the U.S. Treasury's cash balance f...
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This is a ludicrous comparison for LOTS of reasons! But I can think of one thing that might make it possible. I call it... iPatent. ;-)
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Truth be told I booked at this place because there was nothing else. My wife and I happened to travel on the wrong dates (dates when Italians are on holiday) and since this was short notice I took what I could. All I can say is wow! In a nutshell the experience is one of old Italy. Where people are friendly, food is awesome and the pace moves less hectic. Mind you the gentleman was into wellness, which actually made us chuckle a bit. I chuckled a bit because it seemed out of place in a town that seemed very old italy. The contrast of a clean modern B&B in a town that had its own pace. I want to highlight that I was impressed on how clean and well done the B&B was. The design, and touches were incredible. Nothing was left out of place or done incorrectly. The breakfast was wellness focused, which was so-so on our part. What we ended up doing is eating the breakfast and then grabbing a sandwich. I am not saying the breakfast was bad. On the contrary the coffee, and what was offered was very good and very original. We were not filled and we needed more. Note: If the B&B owner is reading this review, PLEASE DON't CHANGE the breakfast. We liked it because it was something original and interesting. The air conditioner worked and you want to use it. Often at night people are doing things in the town and since you are in the middle of town it will get noisy. Thus you close the windows and turn on the air conditioner. The beds were very comfortable and easy to sleep on. Now about the town. You can read about what to do and see. But the following is my experience since we did none of what to see and do. My motto is that I like to be with the "natives" I also had to buy a pair of shorts and while the store was well, traditional it was awesome. The lady actually knew my size just from looking at me. IMO That is a LOST ART!!! And she tossed me a pair of shorts that actually looked good on me. While I am not obese I am overweight and I find these days shorts are not cut for people like me. Of course they were awesome to wear. While this town had only two restaurants within walking distance they had about six ice cream cafe/bars and the ice cream was superb. Due to the time we were there we only managed to try the pizzeria. It is not on the map, but it is beside the police station. Again superb! Very traditional and very family oriented. Not fancy. For example when we had wine the usual process is to open the bottle and let me try it. The young waitress who was eager to try her broken English forgot to go through the hoops. She shortly after serving us wine, said, "oh you probably wanted to taste first yes?" I just smiled. The waitress is the innocence that stunned me regarding Casoli, and the BB. I think us and another couple were the only tourists in the town. But there was action. There were a couple of sports bars watching football. On the day we left there was market fest about to start, and so on. In other words it is traditional Italy without the tourists. Conclusion: The B&B is and is located in a place that at the time of this review are in a part of Italy that is traditional. It is not Tuscany with its "traditional Italy" designed by cookie cutter star architects. It is a place where people are just people. A place where you can very safely walk at night. A place where so long as you are not an ugly tourist you will enjoy. If you want conveniences like a restaurant every two buildings, fashion boutiques like in every big city, big fancy cars then don't come here. I am not dissing those conveniences, just saying people are different in Casoli. Yet, to illustrate, kids all seem have iPads and iPhones ;)
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reviewed 9 months ago
Very traditional and very family oriented. Not fancy. For example when we had wine the usual process is to open the bottle and let me try it. The young waitress who was eager to try her broken English forgot to go through the hoops of how to open a wine bottle. She shortly after serving us wine, said, "oh you probably wanted to taste first yes?" I just smiled. They are also flexible in their ingredients. For example we like four cheese pizza (from our time living on the Cote D'Azur), and the way they make the pizza from Cote D'Azur is slightly different. The waitress offered to change the ingredients. Finally I was offered a free espresso, only found out afterward, and have to say it was very good. If you are staying in Casoli, or near it, it really is worth the time and effort.
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