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Comment: Re:Hmm (Score 1) 892

They only want "this" person for the top positions (board, ceo, etc), and they they give such a huge offer that there is no need to negotiate. Or if there is, they just make a new, bigger one.

Honestly, recruiting talent is not difficult, finding talent is. Sticking to "this person" is stupid, nobody is irreplaceable, at least not after "being hit by a bus".

Comment: Re:Pullin' a Gates? (Score 3, Insightful) 449

by jhol13 (#48715187) Attached to: How We'll Program 1000 Cores - and Get Linus Ranting, Again

Why not? Currently Firefox has problems rendering (loading) two pages simultaneously, although it should be able to handle tens, using several cores.
Same with Evince (which is crap anyway), it cannot do anything in parallel, should be able to use tens of cores.
Javascript? Although the language is the worst I have seen since APL, a smart compiler could at least in some cases parallelize it (maybe with speculative execution or like).
And so on.

It will turn out to be as wrong as "640k".

Comment: Re:Open-source is no longer a threat to them (Score 1) 217

by jhol13 (#48622689) Attached to: What Will Microsoft's "Embrace" of Open Source Actually Achieve?

What I think they are pushing is Xamarin.
That way they would get far more developers for Windows Phone. The best part for Microsoft is that the applications made in Xamarin works best on Windows Phone. When the sore losers who picked Xamarin have 1M lines of code they no longer can back out, but Microsoft won't care (to fix the "corner cases"), the next hit game is first and best in Windows Phone.

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