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Comment: Re: It's the OS, Stupid (Score 2) 247

by Bing Tsher E (#48177097) Attached to: Apple's Next Hit Could Be a Microsoft Surface Pro Clone

It's based on Mach, which is neither Linux nor BSD.

Apple didn't develop it. They bought NeXT, which had adapted it from Mach.

iOS is POSIX compliant? Don't be silly. There are whole chunks of the API not implemented. Sure, there are add-ons to make MacOS POSIX compliant. Just like there are add-ons for Windows NT.

Comment: Occult and looney new-age books. (Score 1) 140

by Bing Tsher E (#48125545) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Books On the Life and Work of Nikola Tesla?

Back when Barnes and Noble had a lot more retail locations than they do now, there was always a table somewhere in the store with 'visionary' type books at remnant prices. It usually featured the kind of speculative fancy that these days plays on the 'Discover' channel (or has Discover gone off the air? I see such little television...) Anyhow, there are usually big coffee-table books about Alestair Crowley, Blavatsky, and of course a few books with public domain drawings by Tesla.

Tesla was a rigorous scientist in his younger years but a nerd not a businessman. He went slowly insane because of how he was treated. That doesn't mean his later ideas were 'repressed.' Reality has a way of repressing unfounded fancy.

Comment: Re:Not a narcisisst (Score 5, Insightful) 140

by Bing Tsher E (#48125497) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Books On the Life and Work of Nikola Tesla?

Probably Edison's greatest invention was the modern Research and Development Lab. Before him, inventions were made by individuals working out of barns or the back room in existing factories. Edison pioneered the idea of having a staff of scientists and engineers working for one organization.

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