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Comment Re:Why would anyone be shocked? (Score 1) 209

The burden of proof lies on you. You're the one claiming that economy is a science and that at least some economists have pretty solid theories and numbers.
No matter how many PhDs and fake Nobel prizes they give themselves, they're still idiots thinking that basic physics laws don't apply to their world.

Comment Re:MS uses what works (Score 1) 282

NT was actually developed for the Intel i860, and ported to MIPS R4000...

And yes while it *DID* support those platforms at one point, it currently does not. All those non x86 ports are dead aside from ARM, which is intentionally crippled and not a full port.

Comment Re:Non-exhaustive list of MS's contempt for custom (Score 1) 103

And for windows phone this is a viable option, there are plenty of other phones widely available and you wont be inconvenienced because you dont have a windows phone.

For desktop windows this isn't the case, alternatives are either not widely known (linux) or start at a much higher price point (apple), and if you are using one of the alternative you will often encounter inconvenience in the form of proprietary applications, files or third parties that force you towards using windows.

Comment Re:MS? Privacy? Direct lies now company policy? (Score 1) 103

I do something similar, but using wildcard subdomains... And i dont use the company name, but a code (where i keep a list of the codes related to what they were used for)... I have caught a few companies out this way, although i dont have anything registered with microsoft or adobe.

Comment Re:This wasn't an engineering decision... (Score 1) 569

Or in this case, I was just replying to the GP that was naively saying it was unfair to the others.
BTW, Lance Armstrong gets no sympathy from me. But in the cyclism world, "everyone else does it" really is true.
Who won the 2000 and 2002 Tour de France? You need to look at the 10th place (really) to find a guy that hasn't been caught yet.

Comment Re:This wasn't an engineering decision... (Score 1) 569

Which is what their competitors had to do to meet the standards. Volkswagen's cheating gave them a leg up

How cute! You think the competitors didn't cheat.
Hint: no other car manufacturer in Germany has said anything about this affair. Wait a few months, and you'll learn that BMW/Porsche/Mercedes did the same. Japanese & American manufacturers probably did too.

"One Architecture, One OS" also translates as "One Egg, One Basket".