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Comment Re:Regarding .40 S&W: (Score 1) 469

.40 S&W was invented because .45 ACP already existed.

I guess you're trying to make some point but .40 S&W was invented because 10mm was perceived as too heavy.

The 1986 FBI Miami shooting shooting taught the police that they need a heavy caliber (compared to .38) and a lot of rounds. It lead to the 10mm and .40 S&W. The North Hollywood shooting gave an indication that having a rifle was also a good idea. .45 ACP is too big: large grips and few rounds per standard magazine.

Comment .Net is for Windows and Windows only (Score 3, Insightful) 355

Late '90s software development for Windows sucked. And Windows sucked because it crashed for the slightest of reasons. And there was Visual Basic. And there was the latest hype in town: Java. Roll in .Net with C# and Visual Studio. Pretty neat and fairly idiot-proof IDE, decent set of libraries, managed execution to lower the amount of BSOD's and introduce a new language to extinguish both VB and Java.

None of these reasons was relevant outside the MS world. Plenty of languages, IDE's, editors available on Linux, some say even too many. No BSOD's, no VB. Oh wait, there's one reason: that wanker Miguel de Icaza.

Comment Re:if your care for the poor were genuine (Score 1) 374

... and yet we now spend 50% of our total budget on health, education, or entitlements. And yet we still have poor people. ...

Health and education are where most rich nations spending goes to. It has nothing to do with leveling the wealth, more likely 'the rich' profit most of those communal spending.

It is easier to change the specification to fit the program than vice versa.