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Comment Re:Programmers != Engineers (Score 1) 314

Well then, I guess I'm just not an engineer. Not by your definition, anyway. Never mind that I hold an engineering degree. Nor that I graduated top of the class at a prestigious university. Nor that if you have a PC, firmware that I designed and wrote is probably running on it. No, you've defined what an engineer is. I guess I'll have to accept it.

Comment Re:Before anyone says it: (Score 1) 413

From your link to the definition of irony:

"5. an outcome of events contrary to what was, or might have been, expected. "

I think this is the definition of irony that people actually use correctly quite often, and applies in this case of a man buying what he thought was a great product, and then driving it off a cliff.

Still sad, however. From the little bit that I read online, he seemed like a nice, charitable individual.


Submission + - Paramount/Dreamworks Drops Blu-Ray (

Jthon writes: Today Paramount and Dreamworks have announced that they will be exclusively supporting the HD-DVD format and future titles will not be released on Blu-Ray. This came as a surprise to many in the industry as Blu-Ray had been outselling HD-DVD 2 to 1 for the first half of 2007.

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