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

by sad_ (#49353011) Attached to: GNOME 3.16 Released

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.

Comment: Speculation (Score 1) 68

by sad_ (#49318929) Attached to: Nintendo To Announce Virtual Boy 2

Site i never heard of knows about next Nintendo console, right.

And they are wrong, because the home consoles nintendo make are excellent for multiplayer games (mario cart/party, even the new mario world etc). That wouldn't work so well with VR, which is more of a single player activity right now (unless you go online, but then you are still alone in your room).

Comment: good thing (Score 1) 388

by sad_ (#48624515) Attached to: Sony Leaks Reveal Hollywood Is Trying To Break DNS

well this Sony hack sure has been a good thing for us so far. It is bringing a lot of things into the open/spotlight that we would otherwise not know of (unless it is too late perhaps, and the lobbyists work is done). Could it have been een inside job? It this the equivalent of snowden-nsa but for one big media company?
No wonder who ever did it doesn't want to step up, they would be trailed and sued to death, all the while Sony just continues whatever they've been doing without consequences (the impact of this will be minimal, just as all other crooked things they did, didn't have any impact).

As of next Tuesday, C will be flushed in favor of COBOL. Please update your programs.