I think the point is that people assume that they aren't intelligent in the Star Wars universe. I often thought that R2's behavior was specifically intended to convey the idea that they are...
Better late than never. Microsoft exploits have been traded and sold to security companies owned by intelligence agencies for years now.
they couldn't afford a bounty like this until Windows 7 was SP'd...
At "best" the "Green Revolution" postponed the inevitable and meanwhile increased the number of people who would eventually inevitably die from starvation as the land becomes unable to support farming due to depletion and destruction of soil diversity inherent to these methods.
Why do you care?
Because I want to call out shills when present.
Judge an argument based on it's own merit rather than appealing to authority.
That's what I'm doing. Someone who isn't willing to even associate their identity (or even a false identity) with their claim wants us to believe that they have used a Surface RT and that it's good. Well, in order to use the word "I" there has to be one, and we don't have one here.
More debate is never a bad thing, so quit trying to stifle it and ruin this community.
I'm not trying to stifle debate, I'm trying to stifle shilling. So far all I see is an anonymous assertion that RT is pretty decent, with nothing whatsoever to back it up. If it's decent, how is it decent? The point of asking who the hell is saying this is that if it were someone with a name and a reputation, we might be able to judge the probable value of their statements on that basis. But if an anonymous coward should make any assertion at all without any kind of reference or citation, we have no reasonable way to judge the value of their statement. They might be a phud or they might be a surly dirt-merchant or they could be my half-brother's grandkid.
Also, you don't exist, so you don't get to tell me what to do, or even make suggestions. When someone with enough courage to have a name makes a suggestion, I'll consider it. Or at least look at their posting history.
won't fix stupid.
Title: [Someone I've Never Heard Of] [Verb Phrase] [Something I've Never Heard Of]
Summary: Long, incomprehensible mess peppered with links, quotes, name dropping of more people I've never heard of, actual symbols for (R) or (TM), plus a video.
Judgment: Slashdot is stagnated.
I defy anyone to dispute the facts I have presented.
No, it's not a myth. Embassies are typically considered foreign soil. Same goes for reservations in the US. If you kill someone and you're 1/8th native american you can run to the reservation and you're untouchable.
No, they weren't blocked from using Java.
They were blocked from creating their own non-standard Java.
Because Sun owned the trademark and the standard. Now owned by Evil Larry.
You can create your own language and API, but you can't call it Java if it doesn't meet the standard. How difficult is this to understand?
Poor persecuted Microsoft.
Agreed. I'm happy with 9700M GTS.
I can't imagine anybody NEEDS this latest iteration, unless they want to play "John Madden 2017" or whatever.
C# was the direct result of MS being blocked from using Java,
No, no it wasn't.
It was that Sun owned the standard and told Microsoft to quit violating the standard or call it something else.
Sun sued and won in court, because they were right.
If the situation was reversed, I'm sure you'd be saying Microsoft was in the right for defending C#.
Microsoft was always free to use Java and write their own version, as long as it conformed to the standard. But Microsoft being Microsoft, "standards are for pussies."
Calling this complaining is like walking into your boss's office, telling him to go f*** himself, and walking out to another job that is just as good if not better that is waiting with open arms.
My. Ass. Nobody actually did anything, people only threatened to do things, that goes for Microsoft and it goes for the users.
* By market capitalization.
We have listened and we have heard loud and clear from your feedback that you want the best of both worlds."
Actually, we just want one world: The one we had before. And thank you kindly to get your creepy kinect out of our living rooms, thanks. We're already giving the paranoid, who thrive quite well in an anarobic environment, a veritable algae bloom of justified looking over their shoulder. You stepped in dog shit like you were laser guided, Microsoft.
I don't think your reputation can be salvaged at this point... most people have already decided on the PS4, and will be leary of signing up since you're just a firmware update away from returning to putting 'em over a barrel. And yes, we do think you'd do just that, once the furvor dies down. We saw your memo. We know how you think. You won't give up this easily on your DRM locked down to hell shitty ass XBone.
Ah, to paraphrase, "there is a principle which is a bar against all knowledge and will never fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance -- and that is contempt prior to investigation." You can't simply say "because this person/group/organization has done so many evil things in the past, this has to be as well
No, you can't. On the other hand, if you don't say "because this p/g/o has done so many evil things in the past, this probably is as well" then you're a fool at best, likely an idiot, and possibly insane.
Instead, having a mandate to solve our energy crisis on Earth first, by finding real alternatives to using fossil fuel for energy
We have them already. Butanol for gasoline and algae into biodiesel for diesel fuel. These technologies are already-proven and would be profitable without government interference.