I've written scripts to turn 3D drawings into G-code programs and making sure that the cutter is going at the correct speed (so that it can actually do the job without breaking itself or your part) is a bit harder than you appear to have considered.
When the announcement that cuts were coming I made a comment on
/. about how everyone at Microsoft would be looking over their shoulder wondering whether their job would be cut.
Isn't it MS that has the toxic culture of making sure that somebody in every team gets a poor review? That's already a reason to wonder about being cut.
It's far too common to blame the people that are not being shafted than those doing the shafting.
A different question is why are these people getting dragged in from halfway around the world, which gets hard to honestly discuss because indentured servitude and driving down wages rears it's ugly head while "that guy from country X is brilliant" muddies the waters.
An interesting thing that Snowden has show us is that there is a vast sprawling web of people extending deep into private enterprise that have access to "secret" information. Imagine someone with a few of those photos, they can make serious dollars - it's not as if they are compromising their values of national security and they are already working for profit instead of duty.
Apple's AU tax is 10%
Utterly wrong. The ACCC found differently recently - follow your own link and you'll most likely see Apple stuff too, it certainly got into the papers. I don't know what they can do about it other than warn consumers that they are being ripped off. Apple, among many others (MS, Adobe, AutoDesk etc) are taking advantage of the supply chain in regions with little competition by price gouging.
It seems to be an increasing trend on this site - smug "corrections" based on either misunderstanding of the post that a person is replying to or deliberate "reality distortion" by fans upset that the object of their veneration is being addressed in less than glowing terms.
I can believe that MS has 75% market share for x86 servers simply because you can replace a whole host of Windows servers with a single Linux box
Also each MS virtual machine is another server while in some cases even a multi-rack linux cluster is considered as one.
It's almost as if it was a purchase requirement for a sale and abandoned later, but I suspect it's more a series of projects that were not maintained.
I find it rather interesting Microsoft is
/finally/ introducing native, proper, workspaces.
Apple did it so MS were sure to follow. Pity they didn't do it with Win95.
If you don't need more memory, as with a couple of receptionists computers in my workplace, XP does the job up to at least MS Office 2010.
Having different DPI settings on each monitor is nice
Cool, so now you can party like it's 1994!
Surely they had that stuff before - or maybe it was only in addon software from Matrox, Nvidia etc.