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Comment: Re:vim and C++ (Score 1) 359

You do realize the VIM literally does everything you listed as advantages right? Ctags for jump to definition and search. YouCompleteMe for auto completion (or like one of 90 million other plugins). GDBVIM for debuggers (or one of the many other plugins) and it is free and closs platform? I mean I am an emacs user and I know this shit?

Microsoft Continues To Lose Money With Each Surface Tablet It Sells 179

Posted by Soulskill
from the when-temporary-strategies-become-permanent dept.
DroidJason1 writes: "Revealed from a 10-Q filed by Microsoft with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Microsoft has been losing $300 million and counting for the Surface in the last nine months. Data from Strategy Analytics has also revealed that Microsoft's Windows-powered tablets now own a 6% global tablet share, in Q1 of 2014. Android, on the other hand, remains at the top with a 66% global share. Apple's iOS fell to 28%."

Comment: Re:This is a case of manual override (Score 2) 664

by zbobet2012 (#46309157) Attached to: Stack Overflow Could Explain Toyota Vehicles' Unintended Acceleration
I have actually had to do this before. Had a 2002~ A8L that would full throttle on its own, and yes the breaks are more powerful than the engine. We spent months going around with Audi on the issue before at some point we took a regional manager on a ride and it did it to him. And no it wasn't the fucking floor mat. They took it back without a word and gave us a newer model with 20k less miles. The important part to note here is that stepping on the breaks will still stop the car.

Comment: No, Because Not Everyone Can Afford Them (Score 4, Insightful) 365

by zbobet2012 (#46188021) Attached to: Do Hypersonic Missiles Make Defense Systems Obsolete?
The simple answer is no, because not everyone can afford them. Even more importantly, those who can generally already had the ability to overwhelm any missile defense system via sheer numbers of warheads. The US really isn't as concerned about people like Russia and China attacking us, they have a very vested interest in stability.What the US is concerned about is a country like North Korea nuking Japan or the US West Coast. Or really even having the ability to do so, as it stop almost all US influence in the area. That is what missile defense systems are designed and deployed for.

Comment: Re:Yes (Score 2) 356

by zbobet2012 (#44823595) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Are 'Rock Star' Developers a Necessity?

FACT: A good team of average people, working together, will accomplish more than a single person over the course of two months.

This is categorically false. Individual output of programmers vary by an order of magnitude (10x source). Literally one guy can be worth ten others. And this is why the "do you really need rockstars" is always a yes. Even if you are not trying to solve hard problems you can either hire 10x guys @ 50k a year or one guy at 150k a year. You make the choice.

Comment: Sometimes Its A Healthy Thing (Score 1) 139

by zbobet2012 (#44571107) Attached to: Cisco Slashes 4,000 Jobs
Not sure if thats the case here, but often as large companies grown they end up with two divisions doing the same thing or products that are end of life. If one division made another redundant or is no longer generating revenue (and has no prospects for new revenue) you can expect it to be cut. It is just the natural cycle of things. I don't know if thats the case here though.

Comment: The Ethical Implications are Staggering (Score 3, Interesting) 230

by zbobet2012 (#44314941) Attached to: Scientists Silence Extra Chromosome In Down Syndrome Cells
Oh god, the ethics debates on this one will be fantastic. What if we can reverse Downs Syndrome in full grown adults. By modern legal definitions those with it are not competent, but could we ethically force them to take the "cure" if they don't want to? What if a mother does not want to have it "fixed" in her unborn child, is she a competent parent?

Comment: Industry uses 100Gbps all over the place (Score 1) 14

by zbobet2012 (#43847325) Attached to: Supercomputers At TACC Getting a Speed Boost
1) Major ISP's and backbones use 100Gbps links all over the place. F5 will offer 100Gbps load balancers shortly.
2) 8.8Tbps is theoretical capacity, not used.
3) It is not being used as an intranode link, but an intrasite link, meaning that apparently the data back plane was fast enough on a node to node basis.

Those who claim the dead never return to life haven't ever been around here at quitting time.