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Comment: Reliable, predictable updates (Score 1) 1027

by BRSQUIRRL (#40325971) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What's Your Beef With Windows Phone?

The thing that makes Windows Phone a no-go for me is that they failed to duplicate what is (arguably) the biggest coup that Apple pulled off with the iPhone: taking the carrier out of the picture for updates. If I buy an iPhone, I can be reasonably sure that I'm going to *reliably* get 2-3 years of updates, fixes, and new functionality.

With Windows Phone (and Android, for that matter), I have no idea if my phone will ever get an update...it all depends on the whim of your carrier.

Comment: Farewell, good sir (Score 2) 315

by BRSQUIRRL (#40233043) Attached to: Ray Bradbury Has Died

While a little overlooked (and dated, to be fair) now, The Martian Chronicles were one of the first sci-fi works I read as a kid and were a big part of making me a fan of the genre. Like all of his works, they were simultaneously beautiful and sad.

Farewell, good sir; you put humanity under the microscope with your writing and, whether we liked what we saw or not, we needed to see it.

Comment: Re:Here is my opinion (Score 1) 391

by BRSQUIRRL (#33861422) Attached to: Microsoft Unveils Windows Phone 7 Lineup

My problem with Microsoft is that they insist on programming everything in-house and lock you in to in-house networks and in-house apps. I prefer a rich ecosystem like the iPhone and Android where people can make their own apps and have them integrate into your social networking life.

Um, Windows Phone 7 supports user-developed apps and has an app store.

Comment: Re:Eyecandy in cost of usability (Score 1) 1124

by BRSQUIRRL (#29520955) Attached to: Firefox To Replace Menus With Office Ribbon
Here is a video of the presentation at Microsoft's MIX 2008 conference where the Microsoft Office 2007 lead explains the research that went into the creation of the concept of the ribbon as well as the process of designing it. It's actually a pretty fascinating watch if you are interested in user interface design.

Comment: Re:Written Before Christianity Was PAGANIZED (Score 5, Informative) 568

by BRSQUIRRL (#28612405) Attached to: British Library Puts Oldest Surviving Bible Online

It has no mention of a resurrection.

C'mon. Why is it that people who are otherwise intelligent, rational thinkers suddenly turn that part of their brains off when it is time to attack Christianity?

Jesus' resurrection is also recounted in the gospels of Matthew (28:1-10) and Luke (24:1-35), passages which are present in the Codex.

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