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"... the massive success of Apple's phone has overshadowed the grim reality of an American wireless marketplace that has become increasingly hostile to innovation — a market tightly controlled by carriers who capriciously pick winners and losers while raising prices and insisting that their use of valuable public spectrum remain free of any oversight. While the iPhone is a raging success, the wireless market is headed towards total failure."

http://www.theverge.com/2012/7/5/3138711/five-years-after-the-iphone-carriers-are-the-biggest-threat-to-innovation-editorial
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As a counter to this, I present exhibit A: Judge Alsup from the Oracle vs Google case, from the GrokLaw transcript today:

Alsup tells Boies Oracle's only doing damages because they haven't won anything else and they're in a fix. "This is a fishing expedition."...
Alsup says he's been writing code since this trial started. He's written rangeCheck code a "100 times". Incredulous Oracle claiming damages...

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Yes, the Judge in the case has been learning Java code. :)

Now here is a later followup where the Judge slams Oracle:

Judge: We heard the testimony of Mr. Bloch. I couldn't have told you the first thing about Java before this problem. I have done, and still do, a significant amount of programming in other languages. I've written blocks of code like rangeCheck a hundred times before. I could do it, you could do it. The idea that someone would copy that when they could do it themselves just as fast, it was an accident. There's no way you could say that was speeding them along to the marketplace. You're one of the best lawyers in America, how could you even make that kind of argument?

Oracle: I want to come back to rangeCheck.

Judge: rangeCheck! All it does is make sure the numbers you're inputting are within a range, and gives them some sort of exceptional treatment. That witness, when he said a high school student could do it-- ---

Maybe it's a good idea for people to learn programming to make better judges and juries if our whole society is going to be based on information and computing in the future?
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Enterprise space shuttle flying over manhattan!
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Great comic explaining the Higgs Boson and why it was so difficult to prove.

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This article nicely articulates the problems that fast, cheap broadband faces in America.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2405805,00.asp
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More people need to realize this basic message:

"There’s no magic bullet on this. You simply have to cut calories and be vigilant for the rest of your life."

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/15/science/a-mathematical-challenge-to-obesity.html?smid=go-share
Carson Chow has used mathematical models to determine the causes of obesity, and ways to stem the epidemic.
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Interesting terms. It is up to Google to define "hate speech", or "spam", or even "personal or private information".
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