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Comment: Re:iPhone (Score 1) 207

by danlock4 (#41320357) Attached to: Star Trek Tech That Exists Today

agreed :)
+1 to you. i was going to mention 2001 as well. But they (and the ST ones) look more like a Toshiba Excite or Sony S1 than an iPad.

  (NO ONE IN THE FUTRUE USES WHITE PLASTIC, execpt for Storm Troopers and the imperial guard, then it is for cloths not gadgets. Everyone knows Space is dirty hehehe)

That was "A Long Time Ago" ...so NOT in the future/'futrue'.

Comment: Re:Actually It Aint That Bad (Score 1) 113

by danlock4 (#40804633) Attached to: 6 IT Projects, $8 Billion Over Budget At Dept. of Defense

Limited hardware capability (which meant you had to use every CPU cycle and bit (an on/off state, a computer bit) of RAM optimally) meant that those coding had to be very skilled at telling the computer what to do. Nowadays, bloated and unoptimized code can do the same things faster on modern hardware, but it'd be many times faster yet, have fewer bugs, and be more secure if all programmers were as skilled and creative using modern hardware as those who are currently known as graybeards, who know the importance of using resources and time (processor cycles) skillfully. Some of them probably are, but others probably aren't.

Comment: Re:Inertia (Score 1) 557

by danlock4 (#40636011) Attached to: Is It Time To End Our Love Affair With the QWERTY Keyboard?

Why not go all the way and change to Kelvin

Because then the freezing and boiling point of water wouldn't be 0 and 100 degrees, respectively. They'd be 273.15 and 373.15 degrees, respectively.

Maybe if we had 10.15 fingers (that includes thumbs, natürlich) and 10.15 toes and 2.15 arms and 2.15 legs that would make perfect sense to us. However, that's not the case for most of the people I know. :)

Some people claim that the UNIX learning curve is steep, but at least you only have to climb it once.

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