If Microsoft called the devices and software layer WinTouch or something, that might have helped a little, as a lot of people have been disappointed that a "Windows" computer can't run legacy mouse/keyboard Windows apps.
However, the idea that the WinRT / Modern App platform needs to go away in a future Windows version is also misguided. What you refer to as "Metro" fills a useful function that isn't otherwise served on Windows, which is enabling touch screen use, and it does a very nice job of that. True, there aren't many Windows tablets or touch monitors out there, but the number of them is increasing every day, and it would be stupid of Microsoft to ditch the whole WinRT effort now.
If you want to make the case that keyboard and mouse users shouldn't have to look at the Modern UI if they don't want to... why then I will heartily agree.
Krita, on the other hand, has a logo of a voluptuous female squirrel with a highly visible... vagina???? *facepalm*
Whoosh. He's not talking about C# son..... We're a little older than that.
O my apparent father, as you are a well-aged and wise AC, please enlighten the rest of us. When wcrowe said "You mean C#?", what was he talking about if it was not C#?
Yah... a language that made it out the door a DECADE after Java...
Yeah, I love that C# came out a decade after Java, and they had opportunity to see what Java did badly and change it.
and yet I can still run a 20-year-old Java program unmodified without any issues on my Linux box.
Heck, my first applets from '95 still run!
[unnecessarily harsh]But of course nobody cares about your applets.[/unnecessarily harsh]
Try that with C#... on Windows from a decade ago, and you'll quickly see which setup has aged better.
I don't really care which has aged better in the past. I care about mainstream adoption _today_, and about which language as it exists _today_ is more powerful, expressive, maintainable, etc. If I program Java today, I won't restrict myself to the language subset from 20 years ago, and similarly I am happy to use new C# features that kick Java's behind (like async, var keyword, and embarrassingly many others).
The big missing perspective from your rant is that software engineering is a forward looking discipline, not a backward looking one.
You don't have a theory? So you want us to believe that anthropogenic emissions don't warm the atmosphere, but "naturally occurring" CO2 does, but you yourself cannot think of a reason why on earth this would be true?
Straw man again, I never said that anthropogenic emissions don't warm the atmosphere.
Consider me skeptical.
A healthy frame of mind to be in - I encourage it.
Is the climate subject to positive feedbacks? If so, what is the scale of these feedbacks, precisely? Justify your results with working and reference your observations.
Measurements suggest that there is a huge and growing amount of carbon in our atmosphere. And yet we haven't seen the warming suggested by the sensitivity in previous models. So a natural conclusion is that those models were wrong. Other ideas being put out are that possibly volcanoes are masking the effects, or the warmth is settling deep into the ocean. Regardless, it shouldn't be controversial to note that the atmospheric predictions have been wrong.
Maybe (shock and horror) a warming earth isn't such a bad thing.
Is a warming earth on the scale described by the IPCC a good thing or bad thing? Show us the model used, reference the results and model code, precise estimates of emigration, economic impacts and the cost of adaption (infrastructure opportunity cost, etc.) . Refere the economics paper in which your theories are published.
I don't need to model it -- I'm just looking at the actual earth. The gloom and doom scenarios from 15 and 20 years ago haven't happened. Yay?
I have never, ever seen a coherent explanation of why an ice age would be preferable to a warm earth. If carbon counteracts an ice age, how is that not a Good Thing?
Why would I care about strawmen?
That was not a straw man, because I didn't try to put any words in your mouth. Those were words in MY mouth which you are free to agree or disagree with. I hope that distinction is clear.
There's no evidence that I'm being paid to post on Slashdot... but come to think of it, the lack of evidence is EXACTLY WHAT YOU WOULD EXPECT!!!!!! *mind blown*