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Comment Everyone is in ... (Score 1) 301

Decline! Tablet market as a whole is down. Most people only use them for consumption, inside their home or office. Even the plastic crap that a lot of the Android vendors are peddling will last a while with that usage model, so when you start talking about well built tablets like the iPad or TabS, the damn things should last forever barring breakage or too many charge/discharge cycles. The one that comes to mind that will probably break this is the SurfacePro, because it is a full windows machine and MS is trying to make it straddle the laptop and tablet worlds, hence more needed upgrades... presumably. SDLeary

Comment Re:God I hate to say this, but (Score 2, Interesting) 562

Took no chances?? Thats not the movie that I saw. As for "retro"... it had much the same tone as the original movies, without dismissing anything (at least that I saw) from the prequels. And I fail to see how space flight with artificial gravity, blasters, world size battle stations, and FTL would fit into retro.

Comment Short Sighted pt.2 (Score 1) 232

"...A company that actively works to offer all employees the chance to learn and to engage with modern technologies is a company that good people are going to work for, and to stay at." So, what this guy is saying is that Programming is not a Family Friendly occupation, and that companies that hire lots of programmers think that being Family Friendly is a liability? Extremely short sighted.
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Civ 5 Will Let You Import and Convert Civ 4 Maps 142

bbretterson writes "From an interview Bitmob conducted with Civilization 5 Lead Designer Jon Shafer: 'You can import Civ 4 maps into the world builder and convert them into Civ 5 maps, including all the units and cities and stuff on it — the conversion process will just do that for you automatically. We're hoping that the first week Civ 5 is out, people will use that function and port all of the Civ 4 stuff over to Civ 5, so everything will be out there already.'"

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