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Comment: Re:Rent-seeking? (Score 1, Flamebait) 150

Microsoft's leveraging contracts and monopoly power to kill other businesses is evil (even if they missed the phone/tablet revolution, it isn't for lack of trying)

Though I do not necessarily disagree, I must point out that:

  • A) MS did not miss the tablet revolution, they predated the tablet revolution and inspired SJ to create the iPad
  • B) Apple uses the business model of litigate into bankruptcy or purchase against their competitors. At least MS had the decency to buy up the companies that were actually making decent hardware/softwares (but not all, I know)

Comment: Re:Spectrum is what we will need for 5G (Score 1) 82

by Aryden (#46449213) Attached to: UK and Germany To Collaborate On 5G
but again, we aren't looking at individual devices needing that much bandwidth, we're looking at a tower piping out the bandwidth to be shared by 100s if not 1000s of users. But then, we can also look at the business application here where instead of running lines into a business, you can get 5g physical receivers.

Comment: hrm (Score 1) 769

by Aryden (#46398697) Attached to: The Next Keurig Will Make Your Coffee With a Dash of "DRM"
My coffee maker (12 cups) cost me $40. A large bag of ground coffee (dunkin donuts brand) costs me $14 (160 cups). 100 count of filters is about $2.00. So, .02(filter) + .08(coffee) = $.10 per cup of coffee. The filters are biodegradable as are the grounds as is the remaining undrunk coffee (rare). The keurig route would cost me far far far far more since it's about $7.99 for a 12 count of pods...... yeah losing money.

Comment: Re:Wouldn't work (Score 1) 313

by Aryden (#46365711) Attached to: Should programming be a required curriculum in public schools?
I barely ever touched a computer through my formative years. It wasn't until I got out of the Army that I began using a computer as something more than a console to play Civilization and watch porn on the internet. But, once I did, I found that I did have a knack for making sense of things and developing software, debugging and databases. Now, it's how I make my living and it's a damn good living. If I I had had the opportunity to explore this earlier on, I would be much further along in experience and things would have come much, much easier.

Comment: Re:Please Stop. (Score 4, Insightful) 627

by Aryden (#46328327) Attached to: Does Relying On an IDE Make You a Bad Programmer?
And there is also something to be said about an editor that helps you identify an issue, even when in another file so that you don't have to try to decipher a cryptic log message due to a variable not being instantiated correctly in a different file. Sure, I can use NotePad++, and I do quite often for really simple scripts/reading files, but when I really want to sit down and knock out something that's more complex than "Hello World!", I'll fire up netbeans and have at it. It's also helped me learn quite a few languages due to showing me where I made my mistakes (like grading a paper in school) and helping me to debug.

IF I HAD A MINE SHAFT, I don't think I would just abandon it. There's got to be a better way. -- Jack Handley, The New Mexican, 1988.