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Comment: Re:Erm... (Score 5, Informative) 365

by DemomanDeveloper (#40320441) Attached to: Aussie Online Retailer Impose IE7 Tax
Not only have they campaigned to get people move from v7, Internet Explorer 9 and 10 are actually pretty awesome browsers. They're finally lightweight and share similar design to Chrome and Firefox, they are standards compliant and they feel great to use. On top of that they are currently the most secure browsers because of heavy sandboxing, JIT hardening and so on. Microsoft did a really good work with the new versions.

Comment: Re:Good news for AAPL investors (Score 1, Flamebait) 310

by DemomanDeveloper (#40308171) Attached to: Windows RT Will Cost OEMs Over Twice As Much as Windows 7
Full disclosure: In my work I promote Android tablets and phones.

That being said, I think this is fantastic idea by Microsoft. They don't want to get Windows tablets the feel and image that Android has with all its shitty low quality tablets. Sure, there are maybe one or two good ones (and still they aren't as good as iPad), but rest of Android tablets are pure crap.

Microsoft wants to associate its tablets with quality, and that is what they are.

Comment: Re:MORONS!!! (Score 5, Insightful) 219

by DemomanDeveloper (#40297629) Attached to: Gamer Keeps Civilization II Game Going for 10 Years
It also shows that Reddit nowadays is often much more interesting than /.

I would LOVE to have stories like this on Slashdot, but all we get is some pro-piracy, anti-microsoft circlejerking. The same goes for the comments, obviously. I remember when the John Carmack used to post here - he does not anymore, and you wonder why?

Comment: Re:It's the cold and Isolation (Score 5, Insightful) 159

by DemomanDeveloper (#40294549) Attached to: Russian Programmers Dominate At Google Code Jam
I'm not sure if you're being sarcastic, but yes, people should have access to computers in prison. Unlike in USA, many other countries do actually try to get prisoners back to being normal, productive people instead of just punishing them.

Now, internet access and such is another point because that could be used to communicate with other criminals outside.. but having a library of programming books and personal computers for prisoners would be a good way to change those people. Programming books being just example, there could be other things too. The main point being; yes, it is much better to try to get those prisoners life back on track instead of just punishing them.

Comment: Re:none of that seems surprising (Score 5, Interesting) 159

by DemomanDeveloper (#40294475) Attached to: Russian Programmers Dominate At Google Code Jam
Russia dominates in technical computer stuff because during the last decades of Soviet Union, the government greatly pushed and spent money for computer education. It's one of the things that actually worked in Soviet Union's communism.

There's a reason why StarForce (the notorious almost impossible to crack DRM), sophisticated malware, one of the best antivirus software (Kaspersky), cracking of software and games and other highly technical stuff and algorithms originate from Russia and other CIS countries. The fall of Soviet Union led to tons of highly capable programmers without work and income, so some went to dark side while others spend time on good things. Nevertheless, both sides are filled with highly capable people, all thanks to Soviet Union's appreciation to computer technology.

Comment: Re:Sigh. (Score 4, Funny) 386

by DemomanDeveloper (#40274091) Attached to: RMS Robbed of Passport and Other Belongings In Argentina
I think the problem is with those robbers ancient business models. Just like MPAA/RIAA, the robbers are unable to change their business model to current day. No one wants to go fetch a physical copy. Offer a copy of that password at reasonable price, over the internet and without DRM and I might buy it. Information wants to be free!

Comment: Re:The big difference here is (Score 2, Insightful) 679

Yes, let's all be sure to thank him for operating Microsoft anticompetitively and taking a giant shit on all of us for so many years.

Yeah, what were they thinking when they dared to include web browser in their OS so that people could actually get online (and maybe get their favorite browsers' install files). How dare they!

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