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Comment: Re:ARM is the new Intel (Score 1) 109

by LWATCDR (#46780587) Attached to: Intel Pushes Into Tablet Market, Pushes Away From Microsoft

The Surface Pro is more of a hybrid than a tablet. It does have a lot of value for some users. It is also more expensive. I really want to try one of those 8" Windows tablet but only if they are hackable. I really want to have the option to put Linux on them or keep windows if I want.

Comment: Re:I wonder how much damage... (Score 1) 223

by LWATCDR (#46779983) Attached to: Apache OpenOffice Reaches 100 Million Downloads. Now What?

Calc used to be really bad. I can not remember if it was LibreOffice or OO that just refactored Calc and added support for GPU compute. Calc is now pretty good. Exchange/Outlook has been a sticking point for a while.
As too how many government agencies could move? None. Until they are forced they will not move and Microsoft probably gives them a great deal just so they can sell copies of office to every vendor.

Comment: Re:ARM is the new Intel (Score 1) 109

by LWATCDR (#46773889) Attached to: Intel Pushes Into Tablet Market, Pushes Away From Microsoft

The new universal apps and WP8.1 might change that. I don't even have an WinRT or WinPhone device but I write windows code for a living. The dev tools are probably the best in the industry and to be honest if you want to make a lot of money the WinPhone is a good target since as you point out it is not filled with apps yet but the phones are sell okay. Not at the IOS or Android level but well enough to make good money.

Comment: Re:ARM is the new Intel (Score 1) 109

by LWATCDR (#46772707) Attached to: Intel Pushes Into Tablet Market, Pushes Away From Microsoft

Took the mouse about as long to take off.
As I said I am a big fan of Android and have an Android phone, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10. I also have a macbook and run Windows and Linux on my desktop.
Microsoft has great development tools and lots of developers. It would be foolish to not recognise those strengths.
I want Microsoft to do well in the tablet market and I want Apple to do well and I want Android to do well. I like the idea of choice.

Comment: Re:BS (Score 1) 347

by LWATCDR (#46772511) Attached to: San Francisco's Housing Crisis Explained

Yes they are tough and yes Summer in Florida is not great unless you are the beach but it is no where near as bad you think. Lots of people seem to like being hot. North Carolina is also not as bad you you claim. The mountain areas are very nice. Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio are all nice places to live depending where you are. Seattle? I actually really like that area but being from South Florida I worry that the would sink into depression if I lived there for any length of time. I do like sunlight. I went to Victoria for my honeymoon and would rather live there than Seattle :)

Comment: Re:BS (Score 1) 347

by LWATCDR (#46771829) Attached to: San Francisco's Housing Crisis Explained

As opposed to a city where people use the public street as a toilet or attacks people if they work at a tech company?
Florida has a lot of smart people that work at the KSC, Raytheon, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, RIM and several bio tech firms are moving form California to Florida. Also are roaches do not fly. Please stay in California because it will soon be like Detroit and the Rust belt when it becomes the crack pot belt. Eventually companies and workers will get tired of the abuse and move. Even Oregon and Washington are good options for them to move.
 

Comment: Re:ARM is the new Intel (Score 4, Insightful) 109

by LWATCDR (#46771723) Attached to: Intel Pushes Into Tablet Market, Pushes Away From Microsoft

I would not dismiss Windows on the tablet. The new Phone OS is going to support universal apps so one app can run on the phone, tablet, and PCs which will help. I personally like Android but Windows big advantages are great development tools and a lot of developers. Now if Microsoft would just allow side loading on tablets and PCs like you do on PCs and PC based tablets.

Comment: Re:BS (Score 1) 347

by LWATCDR (#46771149) Attached to: San Francisco's Housing Crisis Explained

Funny how bigotry is so popular when it is the right kind of bigotry.
Rednecks in South Florida? Really? I guess you never have been to Miami Beach or Palm Beach? I often drive by Rolls and other exotic cars. I work in the Palm Beach area and the company has a clean room we use to package our ASICs.
As to Texas? Ever hear of SXSW? Austin is a rather popular place with tech.
North Carolina? I guess you don't know about SAS and Red Hat.

I suggest you learn a bit more before you expose your bigotry and ignorance on such a grand scale.

Comment: Re:Same old, same old. (Score 1) 773

It is one of those stupid myths. "It takes two to make a fight." I would love to run into one of those experts in conflict resolution and just start slapping them. No sometimes people are just rotten and will take it out on you. It can be a bully or a neopagan KKK member at a Jewish Center with a gun.

 

Comment: Re:Rewarding the bullies... (Score 1) 773

What I do not understand is how this ruling happened? You have zero expectation of privacy in school. Students lockers and backpacks may be searched at anytime.
So a student recording this should be okay and the bullies should be punished as should the teacher.

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