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Comment: Re:Has "fail" written all over it (Score 1) 612

by Xafier (#22967092) Attached to: How Microsoft Plans To Get Its Groove Back With Win7
You see, your kind of on the right track.. except of course that Visual Studio is a pretty good and user friendly IDE, and thats the main point... I develop in C++, and I have done development on Linux as well as Windows, and to be honest I much prefer using Visual Studio 2005/2008 to all the things I've tried in Linux to date.

When its easy to develop for a system then more people are going to develop for it, someone really should aim to get an AWESOME IDE made for development on Linux

+ - Brain grown in jar pilots F-22 sim-> 5

Submitted by NJ Hewitt
NJ Hewitt (1048942) writes ""Florida scientists have grown a brain in a petri dish and taught it to pilot an F-22 jet simulator." The brain, with neurons connected to 60 electrodes, at first had no ability to pilot the fighter jet, but slowly learned and can now reliably navigate through even hurricane-force winds in the simulator."
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Auto Mileage Standards Raised to 35 mpg 746

Posted by Zonk
from the change-of-pacing dept.
Ponca City, We Love You writes "The Senate just passed a bill that will increase auto mileage standards for the first time in three decades. The auto industry's fleet of new cars, sport utility vehicles, pickup trucks and vans will have to average 35 mpg by 2020, a significant increase over the 2008 requirement of 27.5 mpg average. For consumers, the legislation will mean that over the next dozen years auto companies will likely build more diesel-powered SUVs and gas-electric hybrid cars as well as vehicles that can run on 85 percent ethanol. Automakers had vehemently opposed legislation in June that contained the same mileage requirements and Fortune magazine reported that American automakers were starting the miles-per-gallon race far behind Japan and that the new standards could doom US automakers. At the time, Chrysler officially put the cost of meeting the proposed rules at $6,700 per vehicle. The White House announced the President will sign the bill if it comes to his desk."

Follow-up on EVE's Boot.ini Issue 169

Posted by Zonk
from the that-bootini-to-you dept.
Krinsath writes "CCP, publishers of Eve Online, have posted a Dev Blog detailing the circumstances leading up to the deletion of XP's boot.ini file, which was earlier discussed on Slashdot. The blog post has intimate details about how the mistake occurred (a new installer from their normal one), how they responded and what CCP has learned from it. While fairly dry, it is to the company's credit that they're being open about one of the more serious bugs to crop up in gaming's recent history."

The meat is rotten, but the booze is holding out. Computer translation of "The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."