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Comment: Re:"Obviously lifted" not so obvious (Score 4, Informative) 493

by jdkane (#30014784) Attached to: Did Microsoft Borrow GPL Code For a Windows 7 Utility?

Except that a truly Microsoft-written ReadBytes method on the .NET Framework can be that simple, for example one int parameter http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.io.binaryreader.readbytes.aspx
So I wouldn't even jump to conclusions based on the signature of the method in question as to who it might have come from.

Comment: Re:Decentralized gaming IS the ancient remnant (Score 1) 162

by jdkane (#30014480) Attached to: John Carmack Says No Dedicated Servers For <em>Rage</em>

a man who is, frankly, one of the forefathers of modern gaming, [...snip...]. He should stick to coding and leave the design to someone who has some idea of what gamers want.

As a forefather of modern gaming he doesn't know what gamers want? Interesting assertion. I suppose the word design can be used in many contexts but still I wouldn't be so sure he doesn't know what gamers want in any of those contexts.

Comment: bad comparison (Score 1) 350

by jdkane (#29981126) Attached to: Firefox Passes IE6 In Browser Share
Firefox has now finally surpassed IE6, which is easily the most hated version of Microsoft's browser.

That does not make Firefox look good by comparing it to a 8 year old browser that is really hated. Honestly, that fact works against Firefox IMO. It's like saying Steve Balmer's rep on Slashdot is getting better because he's surpassed Darl McBride's popularity level here.

Real Users find the one combination of bizarre input values that shuts down the system for days.

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