MS seems to have released a troubleshooting tool to block these kinds of updates: http://www.zdnet.com/article/m...
Fellow former G15 user here. I recently switched to Logitech's modern replacement for it: The G910 Orion Spark found here http://gaming.logitech.com/en-.... The design is a bit more ostentatious, but it covers pretty much everything I liked about my old G15, except with a relatively quiet mechanical switch. You can even use a phone to perform the tasks the old G15 screen used to!
I'm not sure which version of the G15 you had, but it's about the same size as the V2 (orange LEDs) and substantially smaller than the behemoth that was the v1 (blue LEDs). I've only had it for a few months now, but I'm not finding any complaints about the build quality.
Why do we keep putting people who have a history of being enemies of the scientific community to the scientific subcommittees in Congress? This does nothing productive except give people like Jon Stewart more material.
My first thought when I saw this was "Wow, this may actually be one of the first fitness wearables that I'm interested in, and it's cross-platform to boot!"
My second thought was "I wonder how Slashdot's going to shit all over this."
I was actually referring to the Windows application compatibility feature in OS/2 that caused a lot of developers to skip out on a native OS/2 version of their programs since the Windows ones "just worked" on OS/2 as well.
So...they're basically going to do the same thing OS/2 did with Windows applications? How well did that work out for OS/2?
Windows 7 supports only the Win32 API; Windows RT 8 and Windows RT 8.1 support only the new WinRT API.
This isn't ENTIRELY true. RT does have the Win32 API, in the sense that code written in it will run if compiled for it. The example for this is Office 2013 that's installed on every Surface (non-pro). The issue is that non-WinRT stuff on RT needs a special signature on it that only Microsoft has right now. Current versions of Visual Studio include the ARM compiler and your Win32 code will execute on RT, it just throws an error saying it's not signed right. This distinction allowed things like this to happen: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/h...
THIS! I was on the other side, interviewing countless developers at a previous (small) company. We got a new CTO sometime after I came on and so the hiring criteria changed accordingly. He had me conduct the technical interviews for many Java developer positions, and he sat in sometimes. There were many people I felt would be qualified for a mid-level or even entry-level position and recommended as such. EVERY SINGLE ONE got shot down because they were seeking Senior-level talent (and rockstar level at that) for far less than such talent is worth (at least 40% less).
At one point I talked to him about it and reminded him that he said I was the "best Java developer the company has ever had" in my annual review (he based some of this on what people who pre-dated him said about me). Based on his criteria, they wouldn't have hired me. After this, he STILL didn't change his hiring practices. It was so frustrating that it was one of the factors that contributed to my leaving the company.
Word from Nintendo is that Miyamoto is NOT stepping down and this was a misinterpretation.
DirectX 11 has been completely ignored by the game industry.
I wouldn't say that. DirectX 11 is still pretty new. Also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_games_with_DirectX_11_support
Instead of attacking someone who may not know what you know about Linux and calling it Microsoft FUD, how about you help the poor guy?