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Comment: The group that brought us Great Giana Sisters (Score 1) 202

by mooterSkooter (#48922081) Attached to: Computer Chess Created In 487 Bytes, Breaks 32-Year-Old Record

Does anyone else remember the hacked version of Great Giana Sisters from Red Sector. I assume it's the same people.

Anyway, completely awesome achievement...It would probably take me ages to write something similiar in a high-level language. Amazing.

Comment: Re:The larger screen is part of the problem (Score 1) 544

It's all marketing, don't be such a sucker! In fact, I just call 'em al laptops, in the case net/utlra/bollocks-books, I just call 'em small laptops.

In fact, if I'm honest, I actually just refer to all the computers in my house as computers, including games-consoles (as they are usually hacked enough to have pretty much the same functionality as any other computer in the house).

Comment: Re:I don't get all the negativity (Score 1) 155

by mooterSkooter (#46149171) Attached to: Eclipse Foundation Celebrates 10 Years

Well, I was just talking from personal experience. Like I say, I only used it in a work environment for project where it was only me and another team member working on the same project. It worked great but we were both on windows (though, I did work at home with the same project on linux...again, fine)

No, I can't say I've used a huge amount of IDEs. I used an IBM one for java about 15 years ago, Powerbuilder I think. It sucked. I've used Visual Studio from about version 5. The changes MS make nowadays are just pointless and are done merely to sell new version, whereas following eclipse for the last few years, it seems to get better.

I might have to have a look at QT Creator and IntelliJ though...but I like the fact that eclipse compiles for both languages and learning a new interface just seems like time wasted when I could be hacking-away!

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. - Edmund Burke