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Comment Have they fixed it so 2 devs can work together? (Score -1) 132

Visual Studio has conflicts every time 2 devs change something in that giant XML project file. Maybe one day Microsoft will understand how to write a diff tool properly. The huge design flaw of partial classes is to blame. Luckily the Java guys at IntelliJ provide team-city to solve it for them.

Submission + - Commodore returns as an Android phone->

sproketboy writes: Commodore is a company that has been around since 1954, a company that built its reputation among customers with the legendary Commodore 64 and Amiga computers that users mainly used them for playing games in the 80’s and 90’s years of the last century.

Unfortunately, this company went bankrupt in 1994, after which the brand ownership was changed several times in the last 20 years. This week at the market will be presented a new Android phone that will carry the Commodore brand name PET. PET was a small personal computer introduced in 1977.

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Comment Re:Different languages (Score 1) 175

> Actually pretty impressive for javascript to become leading web scripting language.

WTF? It's the only game in town. What language did you expect to become successful? Any other language requires a plug-in which makes it not universal - so therefore we all just stick with what's going to run across all the browsers - even though it's a shitty language.

Comment Trust google code again? No. (Score 4, Interesting) 44

A while back I wanted to add a patch to an open source project that had been hosted on sourceforge and the dev had moved it to google code. After 6 months of him not replying to my request to patch his library (and showing no activity at all) I contacted both sourcforge and google code about taking over the project.

Sourceforge put me on a 3 month waiting list while they attempted to contact the original dev. Google simply gave me admin rights to his project THE NEXT DAY. Needless to say the dev contacted me soon after. If I had been an asshole I could have locked him out completely and PWNED his project. I was nice and let him have admin rights again.

That's why I like Sourceforge. Hosting code is their business so they take it seriously. Google? They're just an advertising company.

Submission + - 1980s computer controls GRPS heat and AC->

sproketboy writes: A 30-year-old computer that has run day and night for decades is what controls the heat and air conditioning at 19 Grand Rapids Public Schools.

The Commodore Amiga was new to GRPS in the early 1980s and it has been working tirelessly ever since. GRPS Maintenance Supervisor Tim Hopkins said that the computer was purchased with money from an energy bond in the 1980s. It replaced a computer that was “about the size of a refrigerator.”

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They are called computers simply because computation is the only significant job that has so far been given to them.

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