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Comment Re:Threat to Computing (Score 1) 171

it means nothing like this (and i hate the name of it because of it). it means you have much more ways to use the compiler. it still is on your desktop, still 100% in your control. but it's not a blackbox anymore, it's now something you can plug in own stuff, extend, reuse, etc.

Comment Re:You COULD deny foreign usb sticks in your compa (Score 1) 639

question is, do you need usb sticks much at the company at all? and yes, why not? those few that need might get one that is company-locked. it's rather important to make sure nothing gets in AND nothing gets out. usb sticks are the most easy way to steal data from a company without any trace. same reason we don't have cd burners in our companies systems, except on demand.

Comment Re:Good! (Score 1) 450

indeed they have to look into options. green ones would be best (having hydro here, myself, too.. switzerland). i was more referring to the fact that america has shown their powergrid to be in need of a lot of work, having several near national wide powerouts and other fun stuff. we'll see how it plays out.

Comment Re:.NET Windows Forms (Score 1) 331

WinForms + 1. Very simple, low level enough to understand certain decitions, but definitely high level enough to be very fast at getting done what was planned. from tiny apps to quite big apps, it works great. And lots of extensions from others (want an office 2010 style ribbon? sure available for winforms from somewhere). WPF has a much steeper learning curve for questionable benefit.

Comment Re:adblock extension (Score 2, Insightful) 142

simple is always better. simply having to copy a file when ever there's an update means quite a bit more work than once click "add addon", and never have to care about anything anymore. and yes, copying a file to some special location is not a simple one click operation, it's quite a lot of clicks actually. and having to do it more often than just once is stupid, too. so i'm glad that opera got the extension. it's a big difference. i still stay with chrome, though.

Comment Re:hahaha (Score 1) 375

gmail itself, 2009. countrywide mobile data connection: two days ago. the whole day. local problems? all the time. slow connection because overseas cables got cut? last year for weeks. if you have your stuff in your local network, there is only so much that can go wrong. if it's hosted on some foreign servers in a foreign country that you can't control anything about, possible problems are suddenly much more. the cloud: the biggest fault the computing industry ever created. the wrongest direction we can move to. because in the end, if there's a problem, it's still my fault, and i have to fix it. but most of the time, i won't be able to, anymore. bosses won't like that.

Comment Re:why? (Score 0, Flamebait) 375

congrats for failing. the ribbon is great. but mostly those "20 years in business and i can't get my head around new things anymore so i have to diss it massively" guys are why people still think it's stupid. but yeah, as an it guy, you would have to sit down, spend a bit of time, read up on it, especially on the WHY, and then be there for your customers, when they ask. once you know WHY it is how it is, you will love it. but old grumpy it guys that forgot that it is about change, about new stuff, about revolution sometimes, they are a massive blockade today. and sadly, most of them sit in the higher positions of businesses.

Comment Re:No definite transition plan (Score 3, Interesting) 436

their plan? forget about java. they try to deprecate everything non-apple right now. flash now removed from newest macs with no info in the browser on how to get it (not even that, indeed, it's flash, that you would need to see the stuff). the new appstore for macs will most likely not support any non objective-c apple-libraries only applications. java gets dropped. they want to get rid of anything out of their control. that's their plan. and they will most likely succeed. and i hate that they will.

"More software projects have gone awry for lack of calendar time than for all other causes combined." -- Fred Brooks, Jr., _The Mythical Man Month_

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