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Comment Re:Come on... (Score 1) 223

I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry at just how true that it ... :-/

I'm reminded of a phrase from Murphy's Computer Laws:

If builders built buildings the way programmers write programs,
then the first woodpecker that came along would destroy civilization.

Comment Re:Including a Mac Pro tower, right? (Score 1) 142

> I don't know why people continue to buy their stuff.

You get the popular Windows Apps along with the power of Unix under the hood.

i.e. Unix + Photoshop.

e.g. MS Office on OSX gives me _both_ the ribbon bar AND menu bar. Best of both worlds because _I_ get to decide which one works for me.

Submission + - How the Web Became Unreadable (backchannel.com)

mirandakatz writes: If you've found yourself squinting at your computer and wondering if your eyesight is starting to go, fear not: you're probably just suffering from a design trend. As computer screens have achieved higher resolution, web design has trended toward paler, lighter-weight type that often doesn't meet accessibility requirements. At Backchannel, web developer Kevin Marks breaks down the history of this trend, and offers an impassioned plea for designers to go back to the typographic principles of print: keeping type black, and varying weight and font instead of grayness.

Comment Re:UBI is a one way street (Score 1) 877

Oh, yeah, and we need to pry the wealth from the 1% to .0001% who truly contribute nothing concrete.

This is just an example of failing to value that which you do not understand. Go ahead, seize all those accumulated savings and capital investments and redistribute them for the sake of a few months' worth of short-term consumption among those who have no idea how to save or plan for the future. See what happens afterward. Hint: More money in circulation plus diminished productive capacity equals higher prices everywhere.

Putting more cash in circulation isn't going to help anyone in terms of actual available goods, and redistributing capital from those with a demonstrated ability to put it to profitable use to those who manifestly do not is hardly a recipe for making more efficient use of said capital to produce the goods the masses desire.

Comment *cough* bullshit (Score 0) 284

Unless you mean zero innovation in the last 10 years, forced upgrades, spying on users, shitty gaudy mobile antiskeuomorphic UI on a desktop, buying LinkedIn for $26 billion, Skype for $8 Billion, Mojang for $2 Billion, letting Android beat the pants off you in 5 years shipping on 2 billion device when you had WinCE 12 years ago, and you mean open as in open for laughing at your idiotic decisions, then sure.

But keep dreaming your still relevant MS, because you are slowly fading away, and no one really cares anymore.

Submission + - Linux Foundation To Promote JavaScript Development With JS Foundation

Mickeycaskill writes: The JavaScript Foundation (JS Foundation) has been taken under the wings of the Linux Foundation, which will now support the development and sustainability of JavaScript, which is becoming increasingly important in the emerging fields of IoT, VR and cloud.

It is hoped the union will help assist the development and quality of JavaScript application and server-side projects and allow the community to develop best practices, promote high standards and collaborate with one another.

The JS Foundation has a new governance structure, membership programme and as an open source project, it will accept contributions from anyone at any time. Samsung and IBM are among the big name backers

“The JS Foundation aims to support a vast array of technologies that complement projects throughout the entire JavaScript ecosystem,” said Kris Borchers, executive director, JS Foundation. “JavaScript is a pervasive technology, blurring the boundaries between server, client, cloud and IoT. We welcome any projects, organizations or developers looking to help bolster the JavaScript community and inspire the next wave of growth for application development.”

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