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Comment: Re:Too early for criticism. (Score 2) 238

Spawning programs on public money is not a startup.
Key to success is to level the playfield for commercial activities (all contenders pay more or less identical tax, no monopolies) and spend money on activities that are not commercially viable yet valuable.
In short, you'll end up with effectively bureaucrats hopping from one program to another writing pretty money requests and/or companies squishing creativity.
For some constructive criticism, if anyone knows of a place succesful as mentioned above, please do share.

Comment: Re:The real missed question (Score 1) 477

So the easiest solution for companies is to force people to come into the office.

Force? Last time I checked we agreed I attend and do some in exchange for a bundle.
Also, I'm pretty confident it's better business for let's say, any restaurant, to provide services in a consistent location?

Comment: Re:Welcome to the USA (Score 1) 181

by maestroX (#49364345) Attached to: Commercial Flamethrower Successfully Crowdfunded
It is a comment on morality in war. Dresden was a historical cultural landmark without defenses; it was known to be of large wood constructions, it was known to harbour fugitives. This is exactly the reason why it was never bombed before.
(firebombing was in effect since 1942 on major German cities).
War has never been a place for ethics, ashing thousands of (civilian) people and claiming to save humanity is a fucking joke.
It didn't work either, because Japan had to be nuked twice afterwards.

“Dresden, the seventh largest city in Germany and not much smaller than Manchester, is also far the largest unbombed built-up the enemy has got. In the midst of winter with refugees pouring westwards and troops to be rested, roofs are at a premium. The intentions of the attack are to hit the enemy where he will feel it most, behind an already partially collapsed front, to prevent the use of the city in the way of further advance, and incidentally to show the Russians when they arrive what Bomber Command can do.” RAF January 1945

Comment: Re:Why? (Score 1) 133

by maestroX (#49329889) Attached to: Microsoft Releases Windows 10 SDK

Time will tell. Many die hards such as myself will need a reason to upgrade. I think a bigger crises than XP awaits MS by 2020.

Many die hards need an incentive to stay on MS platforms.
Ditching studio with C# for Xcode & Objective-C is no longer desperate, HTML5 is the universal platform supported by all the major vendors.

Technology is dominated by those who manage what they do not understand.