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Comment: Agree: Didn't want one band tracks (Score 1) 159

by clay_buster (#49153729) Attached to: Can the Guitar Games Market Be Resurrected?
I wish I had mod points. The one band games and packs were a horrible idea. The original Guitar Hero products introduced people to a lot of different bands from different times. My kids and their friends came to appreciate that. (Ok me too). This is actually one of my gripes with Rocksmith. I'd really like some (80s,90s,2000s... ) anthology pack rather than "3 greenday songs"

Comment: C# is the only .Net language for practical purpose (Score 1) 421

There are dozens of languages that compile to the .NET CLI, including BASIC, C++, Ruby, PHP, Java, JavaScript, Python, Lisp, Pascal, Perl, Scheme, etc. C# is the most popular language to compile to the CLI, yes, but almost any other common language out there can be used too.

C# is really the only popular .Net language. Microsoft .Net spent time on C# while the Java / JVM crowd spent time building new languages.

Comment: .Net exception handling? (Score 1) 421

Exception handling isn't that different.

Java unchecked exceptions operate basically the same was as C#/.Net extensions. You catch them where you want in the call stack or it bubbles all the top.

People don't like checked exceptions because your code is filled with documentation about the types of problems it can have. Of course the alternative is you end up with catch Exception(e) code at boundaries which has its own problems.

Comment: VS unless you want to work with multiple projects (Score 1) 421

VS is great unless you want to run and build multiple projects (solutions) at the same time. Want to work on a library and a couple consumers? Open multiple copies of Visual Studio. Want to run the debugger against multiple copies? Run multiple copies of Visual Studio. Want to do certain operations in test or other modes? Run Visual. Studio as administrator

VS only got the ability to edit code in the debugger in 64bit mode this year!

Comment: Re:no good guys here (Score 1) 236

uh, well that's easy, the aliens are the bad guys and the predators are just that.

The aliens have the ability to wipe out entire spieces and co-opt their DNA. The predators assume they can control that type of danger to support their coming of age rituals. The Predators are stupid.

Comment: A rare attention to detail. (Score 1) 109

by clay_buster (#48324045) Attached to: Why the Time Is Always Set To 9:41 In Apple Ads
This is another example of Apple's attention to the small details of how they do things. Little things add up to create the overall brand image. Apple's attention to detail in the packaging of their products is a good example. People only "unpack" their products once but apple considers that part of the experience of owning their products.

Comment: Does anyone RTFM? (Score 1) 478

They guy doesn't say he'd end it at 75. He didn't say that was a hard date or any other such nonsense.

"Let me be clear about my wish. I’m neither asking for more time than is likely nor foreshortening my life."

He was talking about how much health care/pain he'd be willing to put up with

"I am talking about how long I want to live and the kind and amount of health care I will consent to after 75"

Please read the article before posting all kinds of protestations how stupid the guy is.

Comment: There are (Score 1) 174

by clay_buster (#47683845) Attached to: Tesla Removes Mileage Limits On Drive Unit Warranty Program

125,000 miles would be considered a serious quality defect with a traditional auto. If memory serves me right, most recent example was BMW nikasil engine block issue.

Owners of early 2000s Dodge Caravans and Ford Windstars might disagree. Plenty got less than 100,000 before developing issues that cost more to repair than the value of the vehicle.

Comment: Driven by revenue split? (Score 1) 216

by clay_buster (#47637179) Attached to: NFL Fights To Save TV Blackout Rule Despite $9 Billion Revenue
The team/league/player revenue split is different between televised games and game tickets. I'd guess the team owners want to push to fill the stadium because of the revenue. They get game broadcast revenues either way since their game will probably broadcast outside the local area even if it isn't a sellout

Comment: Union states vs "right to work". (Score 1) 268

The grandparent's post was correct and in line with your comments about Australia. One thing that might be different is there are union states and "right to work" states. Union states require that workers be in unions for certain types of contracts. They also generally mandate that every worker in a "union shop" be a union member. This means you can't work there if you are not a member. Quit paying your dues and you can no longer be employed. "Right to work" states are the other end of the spectrum. Union membership is optional and enrollment tends to be low.

We recently had an issue where a union state and a right to work state built a bridge across a river to each other. The union state mandated that all contractors be union shops. The "right to work" state demanded that non union shops be allowed because of the cost difference. (There is also a slight cost of living difference between the two states aligned with the wage differences) I don't remember how it got worked out but construction was delayed for months.

Comment: Sounds like a union at the other end of the scales (Score 1) 268

A better comparison would be a secret union of all tech workers that required that none of its employees take work with Apple until they raised their entry level salaries for engineers to 500k per year out of desperation.

Ignoring the secret part... Isn't that the definition of a strike? People refusing work until the hiring company caves to work policies or salaries?

The next person to mention spaghetti stacks to me is going to have his head knocked off. -- Bill Conrad