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Submission + - Charlie Stross: Why Microsoft Word Must Die (antipope.org)

Jeremiah Cornelius writes: Rapture of the Nerds co-author Charlie Stross hates Microsoft Word, worse than you do. Best of all, he can articulate the many structural faults of Word that make his loathing both understandable and contagious. "Steve Jobs approached Bill Gates... to organize the first true WYSIWYG word processor for a personal computer -- ...should it use control codes, or hierarchical style sheets? In the end, the decree went out: Word should implement both formatting paradigms. Even though they're fundamentally incompatible... Word was in fact broken by design, from the outset — and it only got worse from there." Can Free Software do any better, than to imitate the broken Microsoft model? Does document formatting even matter this much, versus content?

Comment What's with... (Score 1) 314

People having the convince of TV shows on their iphone/andoid/(Slashdot forbid)Windows Phone/ipad/whatever. Wouldn't that be better? To have the primetime shows on a streaming service/light DRM-Download service? You'd have less piracy since it would be convenient. But I guess all these big corporations have not seen the light of the modern era. If it was on iTunes even, you'd get money from that as well, surprising isn't it.

Submission + - Full Speed DS Emulator for Android released (google.com) 2

ChronoReverse writes: While ports of DS emulators have shown up for Android, they invariably have trouble running at full speed even on the latest hardware.

This has now changed as Exophase has released a new emulator capable of running DS games at full speeds even on relatively modest hardware while maintaining wide compatibility now available in the Play Store: DraStic

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