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Comment Re: DirectX is obsolete (Score 1) 135

All the recent versions of OSX feature social media integration right into the OS so your whole point is moot.

Get over your baseless MS hate.

Win 7 and 8 are both rock solid OSes that support a ton of HW out of the box (try that linux) all without flinching (my osx Yosemite machine crashes more often not to mention the suckfests that are Finder and Spotlight.

Comment Re: Or just leave Windows on it (Score 4, Insightful) 210


The consensus here seems to be that none of the OS/Linux alternatives seem to be terribly good on these kinds of hybrid devices.

Maybe 8.1 is not perfect, sure... But maybe MS didn't do such a bad job either trying to find middle ground or a reasonable UX on such a large group of devices, from full desktop machines to hybrids to phones.

The definitely did a better job scaling their OS than Apple for instance.

For that, in spite of some of their shortcomings, I think MS deserves some credit.

Of course, it is always easy to say that product X or Y from company so and so is s**t but if you are so clever and opinionated, why not come up with something better then?

Comment Re: Here we go... (Score 1) 454

I expect Israel would gladly hand the Gaza Strip back to Egypt at this point. It doesn't seem that Egypt wants it back.

That is of course very easy to say and a bit short sighted, perhaps even cynical.

I think it is without question that Gaza is a region where a lot of people got jammed into, completely surrounded by another state, even the waterfront is hermetically sealed off. No resources, not nothing ... Let the regular people out of Gaza then, support Arab states for wanting to take in Palestinian refugees etc etc...

Pertinent questions are:

Who created this situation in the first place (The borders of '48 come to mind)?

Save terrorists with different agendas, don't 'regular' Palestinians have a right to be upset about what happened to them? Let alone a right to take up arms in regular war? Other people have gone to war for less...

What about settlements?

I am really not wanting to put blame on a single party here but honestly, how can the international community (US, Europe, Israel, the Arab world) first create the situation that we have now (ie by not respecting the borders of eg '48 and then not expect this horrible cesspool to erupt? Of course people will react, violence will ensue and really, more violence will not stop anything.

Again, you cannot first coop everyone up in a small area of land and then "blame" opposing forces to use people as shields. Can people get out of Gaza if they want to? Regular, innocent people? I think not... Gaza is a ghetto for all intents and purposes.

Comment Re: Here we go... (Score 3, Insightful) 454

Of course, if you put an entire people inside an area more akin to the ghetto of Warsaw then a real country. An area with an insanely high population density an almost no way in our out for armed forces of their own the what did you expect really?

I am not condoning the firing of any weapon or participation in any combat activity amongst civilians but really... What do the Israeli expect??

On the other hand, where are the other Arab countries when it comes to really help out the Palestinians?

It ll never get solved, this conflict will stay a global source of misery for as long as we live probably.

Comment We should be proud (Score 1) 74

Surely, we have every right to scare away geese that have probably visited those beaches for hundreds of years, if not more. Surely we cannot stay off the beaches when the geese are there, that would be way too hard. Our ability to go to the beach is way more importantWe are mankind, ruler of nature, screw those geese!

Reminds me of those Brits that go live in the flood plain of the Thames only to complain that it's the conservationists fault (protecting some rare species of clam) when their houses and towns flood...

Nature, get off our lawn!

Comment Re: Any movement away from Microsoft is good. (Score 1) 564

Any movement away from a Microsoft dominated software market is probably a step in the right direction.

And who installed that perceived dominance do you think? ... That's right, the customer. Don't like something?? Buy something else then... Vote with your wallet.

It always surprises me how people can bitch and moan over things like this.

Last time I checked, Google was/is building itself quite the monopoly with search,chrome,android,... Cramming commercials into everything. Will that be any better than what MS once did with IE???

Is Chrome really that much better than any flavor of Win?

Quit your bitching I would say.

Comment Re: Hard to believe (Score 1) 804

OK then, no PM on windows, granted. But on any platform, installations take time. That's not a Windows only thing. Try installing a full latex system on any platform and check how long it takes... To name just one example.

And regarding the need for reboots, that situation has vastly improved in my experience. But then again, what's the problem with rebooting (which takes seconds on angry ng but Tue most slow systems anyway)

But that's the point... Watching the progress of your apt get or whatever tool you using or watching an system reboot... Reinstalling always takes some time but to hold that against any single system? Please...

Comment Re:Sounds like a better upgrade than Windows 8... (Score 1) 424

I feel like a support person or something, when all i do is take less than a minute to search for answers.

That is not the point Mr. Wiseguy who is apparently much to smart for the rest of us idiots.

I quickly found out that git, gcc and make are now located in /Applications/ With XCode 4.4. in fact, this had been the case since version 4.3. What _was_ a problem is the fact that in upgrading to 4.4 they for some reason

A) removed these tools from the path
B) neglected to properly make the command line tools, copatible with ML _and_ xcode 4.4 available... Check your console when you try and install command line tools from xcode directly... The embedded link to the install package is wrong and still refers to an old gm version.

All these issues are quickly fixed by hand with some quick edits of bash_profile or a link file here and there...

The point of parent seemed to be that osx is much more geared to make console jockeys and devs happy, being flexible and all whereas my point is that they

1) just as MS _often_ fumble releases with oversights such as the above
2) often have the arrogance to just omit things, like x11, without much warning (release notes for us regular joes that tell us about
The omissions beforehand maybe and not just buried 5 levels down on some part of the dev website?

Apple is trying just as hard to dumb things down as MS apparently is with 8

No go and revel in your own genius some more nerd boy!

Comment Re:Sounds like a better upgrade than Windows 8... (Score 0) 424

Hold on there cowboy... i use both platforms daily and AFICT VS2010 or 2012 absolutely trumps Xcode in every department. windows will still allow you tonstill load non store apps and as far as your claim on command line wizardry goes: after i upgraded to OSX 10.8 today I noticed Apple removed X11, necessary to run my LaTeX workflow. Also, git, make end gcc were somehow unavailable after the obligatory upgrade to Xcode 4.4. As I write this and after repeated emaild to Apple dev support this is still not entirely fixed. Turns out they put the links to the command line tools download wrong in Xcode...

I could go on all day.

Both platforms are nice fornvery diferent reasons but as far as development goes I would dare tonsay MS has the edge right now...

Comment Re:I do not condone violence nor stealing... (Score 0, Flamebait) 1198

Must be :)

In any case, this guys seems a bit disconnected from reality:

1) He comes from a country (the US) with some of the most strict rules on security at airports and whatnot... I think I hardly ever visited a country is more paranoid (and this is not intended as a slur) and then he goes off and bolts something to his skull that makes him look like the terminator of a Navy seal on a covert op. And you Sir, hold a phD? :)

2) He takes his kids to go and learn "true Parisian French"? Lol...

Looks like a bad case of attention whoaring to me...

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