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Comment: "They can't be a customer of ours" (Score 1) 303

by melted (#49398349) Attached to: Microsoft Engineer: Open Source Windows Is 'Definitely Possible'

>> they can't be a customer of ours

They very much can be. They just can't be customers of _Windows_. Mark is confusing Windows with Microsoft again. They can be customers of Azure, they can be customers of Office, they can be customers of SQL Server. I mean, just about any Microsoft product can run (and therefore can be sold) on Linux just fine. Except for Windows itself.

Particularly for server products, I just don't get why Microsoft insists on offering them only on Windows. Seems like at some point they too will wake up to the reality on this.

Comment: Re:Don't you wish some of those slain had firearms (Score 1) 1350

by melted (#48760797) Attached to: Gunmen Kill 12, Wound 7 At French Magazine HQ

I dunno. I would, even if I was a hippie treehugger creative type. There was a fatwa on their head. That means a dude with a Kalashnikov would eventually come. So instead of filming from their cell phone, the person who filmed how the policeman was executed in cold blood could open fire. This was in broad daylight, and buildings were full of people. I would totally fuck them up if I had my gun on me in that situation.

Comment: Just so you know, (Score 3, Insightful) 573

by melted (#48747923) Attached to: Gun Rights Hacktivists To Fab 3D-Printed Guns At State Capitol

It's already illegal for a felon to have a weapon, and it's already illegal for anyone to use a weapon in the commission of a crime (and last I checked, shooting people _not_ in self defense is still a crime in this country). So your lawmaking escapade seems to be a little misplaced.

Comment: As Putin once joked... (Score 1) 573

by melted (#48747813) Attached to: Gun Rights Hacktivists To Fab 3D-Printed Guns At State Capitol

"If a grandma had genitals of a man, she would be a grandpa". While I do think that carrying firearms onto the plane is a bad idea, in a critical situation like this, I'd rather a couple of folks on the plane had firearms or weapons of some sort. At the very least the pilots, and maybe some of the other staff.

"You stay here, Audrey -- this is between me and the vegetable!" -- Seymour, from _Little Shop Of Horrors_