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Comment Re:Business 101 (Score 1) 660

Color me Naieve, but when did Apple charge software developers in the 80's and 90's for Mac development?

From the very beginning.

When the Mac first came out, you had to buy a Lisa and Lisa Workshop to do Mac development.
Then MPW came out a few years later, and you no longer had to buy a Lisa.. but MPW was *not* free until after XCode came out.

Basically, until XCode, it costs thousands of dollars to develop for the macintosh.

Comment Re:guilty eh? (Score 1) 964

It's a bit like using a steering wheel lock in your car. It's not that they can't be defeated, it's just that there's no point wasting time trying to defeat it when there are plenty of cars without one.

Depends on the lock you're talking about. If you're talking about the lock built-in to pretty much every steering wheel, then fine. If you're talking about The Club, then bad analogy.

Thieves actually target cars that use The Club because they don't have to carry an incriminating pry-bar around to break the built-in steering wheel lock.

Comment Re:C will live forever (Score 1) 175

I have been programming in C for about 25 years now and the first programs I wrote still compile and run unchanged today.

Mine don't. Mainly because they were written for a 16-bit environment and call BIOS functions and modify video ram directly. They don't even compile anymore.. but even if you could compile them, they'd segfault immediately.

Comment Re:Death to experts-exchange.com (Score 1) 345

That only appears if the referer is google. It doesn't help if what you were looking for is actually a related question, because as soon as you click on a related question link, the info at the bottom disappears.

Basically EE can disappear from the face of the internet, and nothing of value will have been lost. StackOverflow is better in every single way.

Comment Re:butthurt (Score 1) 436

but Alice in Wonderland was available in 3D and had a solid story to go with the visuals.

That's a joke, right? One, Alice in Wonderland is a 2D-3D conversion, which means it's the movie equivalent of a popup book. Two, Alice in Wonderland is a horrible movie.

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