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Comment: Re:Developing Applications (Score 5, Informative) 178

by Dudds (#42506659) Attached to: Windows RT Jailbroken To Run Third-Party Desktop Apps

Windows RT contains a complete Win32 API environment (all the standard DLLs are there: kernel32.dll, user32.dll, etc).

Visual Studio 2012 comes with the ARM compiler, so building executables is fairly easy. The restriction, to not allow ARM Win32 applications, only came late in the development cycle, so it's really only hacked in. Visual Studio will even allow native development for ARM applications, going as far to remote debugging the application, by simply adding a "enabled" setting to the ARM manifest file.

The Windows RT SDK for building executables is not required to link existing applications, only a library file is required and that is easily built (in the XDA thread, a tool was posted that builds library files from live DLLs).

Comment: Re:Inequality is not a problem (Score 1) 631

by Dudds (#38215032) Attached to: Why America Doesn't Need More Tech Giants Like Apple

I don't know about you but I wasn't born with MDP or some other degenerative disease. I'm not equal to those people and they're not equal to me.

If you're saying that we all have the same opportunity, then you're wrong too. Bill Gates' children started out with more opportunity and will go on to continue to have more opportunity than I. They'll never worry about paying rent or having to maintain their car for example, let alone what type of company they'll run and whether or not they'll do so indirectly or directly.

The constitution sure has some nice ideas and declarations in it, but it's certainly not how it really is... and not how it was back then.

There are two major products that come out of Berkeley: LSD and UNIX. We don't believe this to be a coincidence. -- Jeremy S. Anderson