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Comment: Re:Not easiest to read, but forgiving... (Score 2) 396

by dimeglio (#49742971) Attached to: The Reason For Java's Staying Power: It's Easy To Read
Hard for me to agree that a language is forgiving when it avoids syntax pitfalls other languages might contain. Forgiving implies it let's things go. In this case, Java by its design and nature, helps avoid problems you would otherwise need to deal with when using another language.

Comment: Re:Sales people do (Score 4, Insightful) 386

by dimeglio (#49725403) Attached to: Microsoft To Teachers: Using Pens and Paper Not Fair To Students
It's not about what they know, it's about their credibility in opinions such as above. In this case, Microsoft is simply pushing their agenda instead of really looking out for students. I'm all for exposing kids to technology the right way. It's not about replacing chalk, pen, pencil and paper with electronics but using electronics where it makes sense.

Comment: Re:FTFY (Score 2) 190

by dimeglio (#49527457) Attached to: Microsoft Announces Device Guard For Windows 10
I believe this feature is more for corporate IT (the real administrators) rather than for individual administrators of the system. Although corporate IT has some control, it basically centers around limiting the installation and not the execution of applications. For home use, I'm sure this is going to be disabled quickly - just like the firewall.

Comment: Re:The Emperor's New Watch (Score 1) 290

I think they are simply an extension to your smartphone (in this case your iPhone). If you don't use your smartphone that much, then you obviously will not need a smartwatch like Apple's. What's also interesting is that many smartwatches also include bio/health monitors. Something your smartphone can't do on its own.

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