Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 29th Aug 2010 20:29 UTC
Java Well, this is about as surprising as Fiona Apple being awesome in every possible way. Google has announced that it has withdrawn itself from JavaOne, an annual conference on, well, Java. The cited reason? Oracle suing Google over Android's use of Java, of course.
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RE: BAD ANALOGY
by drstorm on Mon 30th Aug 2010 00:58 UTC in reply to "BAD ANALOGY"
drstorm
Member since:
2009-04-24

Well, this is about as surprising as Fiona Apple being awesome in every possible way.

See, that's exactly the kind of thing I don't like about Thom's writing.

It does not matter whether I think Fiona is awesome or not. (Frankly, I have no idea who she is.) The point is that I don't care who she is and if I did, I would most certainly not look for clues to her awesomeness on a tech news site; and I definitely do not care about the editors personal preferences.

Finally, I would like this comment to be understood as a constructive criticism. Thom often makes some very insightful points in his stories and he does most of the work around here. We've all seen how empty it was while he was on the internship.

I'm just saying, if you'll allow me a small pun, some of his stories just don't have enough rainbow farting unicorns.

See, putting unicorns in the text, takes away the unicorns from it. See what I did there?


EDIT:
[...] it seems rather harsh to just punish the entire Java community because Oracle is being a di is suing Google.

I loved this. ;)

Edited 2010-08-30 01:05 UTC

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RE[2]: BAD ANALOGY
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 30th Aug 2010 06:55 in reply to "RE: BAD ANALOGY"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Oh god guys don't take everything so seriously. Go French kiss a clown every now and then.

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RE[3]: BAD ANALOGY
by _QJ_ on Mon 30th Aug 2010 11:02 in reply to "RE[2]: BAD ANALOGY"
_QJ_ Member since:
2009-03-12

:'-D
The Netherlands, twelve points... Les Pays-Bas douze points !

(Private joke for EU residents only). ;-P

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RE[2]: BAD ANALOGY
by liamdawe on Mon 30th Aug 2010 12:14 in reply to "RE: BAD ANALOGY"
liamdawe Member since:
2006-07-04

"Well, this is about as surprising as Fiona Apple being awesome in every possible way.

See, that's exactly the kind of thing I don't like about Thom's writing.
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You won't like 98% of tech writers then, almost every tech site i go on people compare what they are talking about to SOMETHING else.

Learn to chill out man.

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RE[3]: BAD ANALOGY
by drstorm on Mon 30th Aug 2010 15:28 in reply to "RE[2]: BAD ANALOGY"
drstorm Member since:
2009-04-24

You won't like 98% of tech writers then, almost every tech site i go on people compare what they are talking about to SOMETHING else.

Learn to chill out man.

I don't think I need to chill, since I am not upset or angry or anything like that.

Yes, others do compare stuff to SOMETHING, but it's usually something widely known and accepted. Ars stories are (for the most part) a good example of impersonal style of writing.

This site is not (supposed to be) a blog, AFAIK.

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