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Comment: Graph Paper (Score 1) 615

by Phrogman (#47791085) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Old Technology Can't You Give Up?

I cannot live without pads of graph paper. Anything written on regular blank paper or lined paper is just wrong. It must have the pale blue lines of a proper pad of graph paper or anything I write on it, is rubbish.

I periodically find myself writing something on the latest graph paper pad, only to realize that its not interactive and I cannot edit, so with a sigh I go rewrite the entire thing in a text editor.

Then I go back to the graph paper pad :P

Comment: I'd love to be in his class (Score 5, Insightful) 179

by 0xdeaddead (#47719239) Attached to: Professor Steve Ballmer Will Teach At Two Universities This Year

and know what not to do. If anything Steve is the textbook example on how an MBA brought zero growth to Microsoft, and destroyed not only two biggest cash cows in history, Windows & Office, but doomed the company to failure by de-incentiving through MBA theory of the week games like bands, to constantly backdooring H1B1'ing the workforce.

Gates made Microsoft, but Balmer destroyed it.

Comment: all that article tells me is that they are (Score 1) 149

by 0xdeaddead (#47548733) Attached to: Microsoft's Nokia Plans Come Into Better Focus

staying the corse with fewer people.

I'm sure that'll work out well, like the current corse is.

I'd be nice if MS had just fragmented out so we could get VC and .net on other platforms, along with Office. But as it stands now, all the kids are doing Ruby and anything else that isn't MS so the languages division (MSDN) folks are going down, and with Linux owning the 'cloud' space, now they screwed up consumer windows, so the tables and phones are taking over.

Looking back from 1999 it's amazing that MS could fuck it up so badly.

Doubt isn't the opposite of faith; it is an element of faith. - Paul Tillich, German theologian and historian