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Comment Re:start with kicking out Ballmer (Score 1) 387

Although I mostly agree with you, the reason MS has kept their market share is less about their software's technical superiority and more because of the underhanded tactics they use.

I disagree. After Vista I was highly sceptical, but honestly Win7 is the best end-user operating system I've used. (And I'm typing this on a macbook.)

Comment Re:Call the union! (Score 1) 62

You know, that's not a bad write up. Well done Mr. AC.

(I'm a professional software dev. with over a decade of experience writing large scale desktop, web and distributed systems in both C++ and Java, for the past six months I've been helping Fortune 500 companies tune their Java based servlet containers. My observation is that is about the level of technical complexity I can get into while trying to explain related problems to customers... i.e. just barely skimming the surface, but clear and accurate.)

Comment Re:what? (Score 4, Informative) 249

I also wonder if a big piece (like say a few cubic km) of ice slides in the water at few km/h. a really big tsunami ?

Yes, if that were to happen the result would be quite dramatic. But the chunk we're talking about is the leading tongue of an ice shelf that is already floating at sea level and the crack that caused this calving has been tracked since 2011 so it's not exactly a dramatic change as the media would like you to believe.

Comment Re:Really?!? (Score 1) 1448

There are more than 0 affairs that occur in those states, and they do, in fact, kill the women involved.

FTFY

Not exclusively, and the current application of the law was not it's original intent.

Having a woman killed because she was raped us just as un-muslim as it was un-christian for Henry VIII (Or Bill Clinton?) to do what he did.

Cultural and religious standards are only one aspect of the problem, systemic corruption is another.

Comment Re:Not the first time (Score 1) 413

It's not a coincidence? Just what are you proposing to be the link between the two incidents?

Clearly the momentum. Damn those physicists!

Perhaps quantum entanglement would have been funnier.

Not that there's anything funny about quantum entanglement... or having one's life prematurely ended by a Neanderthal with a revoked license.

Comment Re:Had a bicyclist blow through a red-light today (Score 1) 413

All the cars stopped. The people walking in the crosswalk were nearly drilled by some jerk on his bike. Just kept riding, then rode through the next red light.

They want full access to the roads, taking a whole lane? Fine. Then they need to meet all of the same rules we do.
- No rolling red lights.
- No cutting between cars in their lanes.
- Turn signals
- Etc.

There are bad cyclists and bad drivers, and no excuses for either.

Comment Re:Cue the emo fanboy ranting from both sides... (Score 1) 205

What's more sad, the people who are passionate about devices, or the people who are passionate about chastizing people for being passionate about devices?

A good question, but I put it to you that there is a difference between being passionate about devices and "emo fanboy ranting". (I am passionate about devices.)

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