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Comment Every other country in the world (Score 4, Interesting) 231

Wants highly trained, highly skilled people when immigrating. Try to immigrate to Mexico. If you are a fruit picker, you aren't going to be able to. IT person with a great skillset? Your likelihood of being let in greatly improves.

But yes, lets bash America for wanting the same thing every other country does when allowing people to immigrate, some standards.

Comment Re:MS is trying to invent a hardware category (Score 0) 320

Which ultrabooks have a 600dpi pressure/angle/tilt sensitive stylus on a 1920x1080 screen?

who cares? They don't have them because they aren't necessary for a laptop.

And for the tablet functionality, yes - virtually any tablet will get you what you need. Using the Surface in "Desktop" mode is fucking unfortunate if you've ever used one, it is just unusable. It isn't leveraging that 4GB of RAM for metro, sorry to tell you.

Comment Re:Even Better. (Score -1, Troll) 320

Who cares if the Nexus isn't running photoshop, you aren't creating photoshop documents with the rollout keyboard touchpad of the Surface either. It flat out is terrible to use. Have you actually used one?

Oh wait, you can't even RUN PHOTOSHOP on the Surface yet - because it doesn't run on Windows RT. So, what the hell are you even postulating?

Comment MS is trying to invent a hardware category (Score 5, Insightful) 320

The issue with the surface is, it isn't a tablet and it isn't a laptop. For the price of it, you can get an awesome ultrabook. You can also get a comparable tablet for a lot less.

I think people want a tablet that they can use a keyboard on, but I don't think that this is it. MS has tried for over a decade to convince us it's was of doing a tablet is the right way - and it has been a failure.

I haven't seen any enterprises adopting them, so I am unsure where they actually plan to sell them

I don't think the surface is a "bad idea" it is just terribly executed.

Comment There are ways around it (Score 4, Insightful) 270

MS isn't being creative enough is what it sounds like.

Offer the ability to create / edit documents via a free MS Office suite on the iDevice.

Offer a subscription service to be able to save/open those files off the device.

Apple isn't forcing Netflix to hand over 30% of their revenue, because they give up the App for free.

But boo hoo, MS has to pay what everyone else does to Apple for the service.

Comment Requirements Engineering? (Score 3, Insightful) 432

Over my 10 years, I've worked on dozens of projects across quite a few clients.

"Requirements" are generally vague ideas, which change at the drop of a hat.

While I love the concept and practice of getting down requirements, personally, I have yet to see the practice really stuck to - even for multiyear, multimillion dollar projects. Great theory, but in practice...

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