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Comment: I'm white & I'm an ape (Score 1) 349 349

When google glasses came out, it was fun pointing it to all things and letting it figure out what it was pointed at.
At a certain time, a picture got taken from me, and behold, it though i was an gorilla too (and i'm white).
We all had a good laugh with that one in the office.

Comment: Re:Useless article, faulty summary (Score 1) 51 51

"On Android in general, some variants of Android, or UbuntuOS? Because that's interesting.
I assume a ton of OSS is C++, so it can just be (or has been) recompiled* for ARM7"

I was talking about the ubuntu phone with 'ubuntu touch' on it.
it is just a core ubuntu system, apt is enabled with the ubuntu ARM repositories.

Comment: 3th party? (Score 1) 143 143

Let alone the fact that you can't be assured that the source code you get to see is actually the one they use to build the final product, i'm also left with the question of 3th party software that is included in MS products. Will these have their source code also available for inspection? Can't imagine those companies will allow MS to do that. And if you can't look at those products source code, how can you be sure there is nothing going on in those?

Comment: demo/trail games (Score 1) 126 126

a better way would be if you could download the entire game and play it for 2 hours for free. if you still like it, then pay the price.
why not? steam already controls your library anyway, so should be easy enough to do and seems an easier method then this (too much hassle).

Comment: Almost all software has bad documentation (Score 1) 244 244

Ever used enterprise software? Horrible horrible documentation most of the time, perhaps done on purpose to 'promote' their training courses.
User software (for the user friendly windows & mac), most of the time you have to figure it out yourself.
And the list goes on and on... ofcourse there are examples of good documentation in any type of software too. The point i'm trying to make is that the documentation quality problem affects all types of software.

Comment: Re:Old guy here - pixel art reminds me of bad game (Score 1) 175 175

But he's not referencing those early 8bit grfx, but rather the good old time of big shiny colourful 16bit pixel art (amiga, snes, genesis/megadrive, etc).
Just look at some of those games and tell me they look bad or that you can't figure out what the sprite looks like, these are nothing like the grafics you get on an Atari 2600.

Comment: Re:Accepting a story from Florian Meuller? (Score 1) 110 110

OpenTech was set up as an independent org that could work with open source without the fear of "contaminating" MS proper - remember, this was back when Ballmer with his "GPL is a virus" notions was still around, and lawyers were super-paranoid about people copy/pasting some code snippet and inadvertently exposing the code to some OSS license, or a patent claim or something like that. They were even more paranoid when people wanted to contribute something upstream

and it is sadly still like this in many many companies.

Comment: Re:OSX (Score 1) 196 196

What about visual clues? The release notes say 'it unclutters your window and you can focus on the content", but i now no longer get a visual clue the window is actually scrollable.

So the solution is to always use your mousewheel quickly once, just to find out if the window is scrollable or not.

It escapes me on how this is a better solution and impoves my focus on the content.

The UNIX philosophy basically involves giving you enough rope to hang yourself. And then a couple of feet more, just to be sure.

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