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Comment: Print the Legend (Documentary) (Score 2) 177

by nazrhyn (#49497115) Attached to: MakerBot Lays Off 20 Percent of Its Employees
While unrelated to this actual event, the documentary Print the Legend focuses on several companies, MakerBot included, beginning near their inceptions and through their growing pains. It is an interesting commentary on 3D printing, business and the legal hullaballoo surrounding the 3D printing of gun parts. It's available on Netflix.

By the end of the documentary, the direction MakerBot was headed seemed somewhat unhealthy; the remaining founder, Bre Pettis, had made several 180s at that point.

Comment: CSR (Score 1) 117

by nazrhyn (#48150571) Attached to: The Great Robocoin Rip-off
To be fair, the only thing I can see "wrong" with what the support guy did was that he wasn't apologetic. Outside of that, he seemed attentive, persistent and adaptable. If I were trying to remote troubleshoot some hardware and the internet kept cutting off and the people I was trying to work with kept leaving early or showing up late, I would probably have been hard pressed to act as calmly as Frank did.

Comment: Apple Registered Devices (Score 5, Informative) 415

Going to https://supportprofile.apple.c... and making sure my old phone was removed was what eventually fixed this for me. Just putting the SIM back in and turning off iMessage did not fix it.

It was a while ago, so it's possible this might not be the exact right location; but, I do know that it was "removing registered devices" that I did. This seems right.
Programming

+ - Phone interview for my first programming job

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes: So, I am a recent college drop-out, who had to move to another part of the country for family and financial reasons. I have applied to be an applications developer at a Fortune 500 company, who has their headquarters in the town I currently reside in. After submitting my resume, they called me a couple of weeks later asking me for a phone interview, which will take place early next week. Any advice, pitfalls to avoid, or general insights to the whole phone interview process? This will be my first "real" job, as well as my first programming job, if I get hired. Any thoughts or advice if I get the job?
Microsoft

+ - Microsoft Starts Hackers MSDN Blog. Wait, What?->

Submitted by Manu
Manu writes: Microsoft just launched a new blog on their MSDN network (their network for developers) for hackers. Microsoft, of course, hires "white hat" hackers to come and work for them by throwing money at "talent," and having them test Microsoft products for security vulnerabilities and weaknesses. (Something tells us they need to throw more money at this problem.) In any case, despite being called and aimed at hackers, who knows whether actual hackers will get any use out of this blog. http://tech — info.blogspot.com/2007/09/microsoft-starts-hackers-msdn-blog-wait.html
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Role Playing (Games)

+ - World of Warcraft Expansion Info Leaked

Submitted by Tyrsenus
Tyrsenus writes: MMO-Champion is reporting that Germany's games rating board accidentally leaked the title of the second World of Warcraft expansion: "Wrath of the Lich King." Other sources confirm. It is believed that the expansion will open the icy continent of Northrend, where players last saw the Lich King in "The Frozen Throne." An official announcement is expected friday at Blizzard's second convention, Blizzcon.
Software

+ - What the kids really think about kids' games->

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marcellizot writes: "For a hobby that's supposedly childish, real child gamers have quite a hard time of it. When they're not having every avenue of fun scrutinised for nasties and bad influences, they're often being sold game ideas that were boring and old even when the adults of today were young. Pocket Gamer asks, what do kids really make of today's kids games?"
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Windows

+ - Vista restricts GNU GCC apps to 32 MB

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes: Executable images created for the DOS/Wintel environment, using the GNU GCC compilers and language standards (but not linking to the Win32 API), are subject to failure (or performance degradation) when executed in Microsoft Windows Vista, because Vista arbitrarily restricts the memory space for the GCC executable to 32 MB (33,554,432 bytes). Attempts to allocate more memory than this using the malloc(...) function (or related functions, such as calloc(...)) will fail. This limitation applies whether the application is executed with the Run command, within a Command Prompt box (DOS box), or with the Start command. This limitation does not appear in Windows XP, Windows 98SE, or standalone DOS; the exact same executable, running under Windows XP SP2 or Win98SE, is capable of allocating several hundred megabytes of physical memory (if present on the machine). The limitation appears to apply to any compiler and linker not employing Microsoft's proprietary Win32 API.
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