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Comment Re:Easy one... (Score 1) 558

Agree. But I'd also like to say, why put the responsibility on the user? The user has nothing to do with writing the apps, and the vast majority of users have no idea what apps suck and which don't, especially when it comes to resource usage. The responsibility is squarely on Microsoft to square this away, not the user.

Comment Re:How safe? (Score 1) 947

This is actually right on the money from my experience (and maybe it is a regional thing as one commenter stated). In the Seattle area, many cyclists ride as if they own the road, while at the same time slapping "Share the Road" and "Give Cyclists 3 Feet (a picture of three footprints) of Space" bumper stickers on their cars (usually big gas guzzling SUV's it seems, interestingly). However, they don't obey the traffic laws, and don't share the road the way they want drivers to share with them. "Share the Road" around here rather seems to mean, "Give Us The Road" to many of the cyclists around here. It's actually very refreshing when I do occasionally see cyclists who actually stop at a traffic light, or who aren't riding as far to the left of the cycling lane or shoulder as they possibly can. Many ride mere inches from the line, while asking for 3 feet of separation that doesn't exist when they ride the line.

Comment Re:Too little too late (Score 1) 496

A 'sane manner' is an objective thing, and totally dependent upon the user. A sane manner for one might be completely useless to another. Don't even try to say that your method is the only sane one, because there are about as many sane manners of using the Windows UI as there are Windows users.

Comment Re:Join MSDN Technet (Score 2) 293

You can also see if you can get some of this software through Dreamspark for free. They have Windows Server editions, SQL Server Std editions, and other software that is at no cost to you as a student (or former student). You might have to check with your school first to see if they've set this up, but if they have, it's a great resource. You won't be able to get Exchange this way, but full versions of WinServer that you can use to set up a sandbox VM with a full version of MSSQL.

Comment Re:And it still looks like (Score 1) 502

The point is that you should NOT have to buy a (or even install a free) third party program to force Windows to behave the way you want it to. If you have to do that, then the design is flawed to begin with. It's great that third party developers are doing what they can to help Windows users cope with W8, but it's an environment that should never have needed to be created.

Submission + - Is there a pro-creator case to be made for a Free Culture CC license? (kickstarter.com)

geigertube writes: "I'm currently working on crowd sourcing what I believe to be the worlds first Creative Commons world-building art book. (I'm a professional illustrator working for Marvel.) It's currently NC licensed, as I could use the money if a major production house/studio/whatever wanted to do something with it. Individuals or small companies I'd give commercial licensing to for free. I was contacted by a gentleman who wanted me to make the license properly Free Culture, saying that there would be a larger audience for the book, along with a number of good arguments for switching to Free Culture. But, the way that rights are utilized and monetized currently makes retaining the NC aspect into a possible extra revenue stream, whereas I have no proof of any significant gains in sales from going Free Culture. I'm basically wondering if there is actually an audience out there that would buy this book because it became Free Culture, that wouldn't by it otherwise. If I can see some hard evidence of this audience, I'll likely switch to an Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license."

Submission + - iPhone controlled paper place (suasnews.com) 1

garymortimer writes: "PowerUp Toys launched with a singular aspiration: to test the limitations of timeless homemade toys with technology, to go beyond the possibilities that have confined the imaginations of kids, their parents, and their parents’ parents for oh-so long. Remember learning to fold your first paper boat, car, or airplane? Imagine that boat not merely drifting, but cruising across a pond; paper cars racing down the sidewalk; paper planes soaring high above the trees. Whimsical, perhaps beyond belief, but not impossible. With this, PowerUp Toys has propelled homemade paper toys into the modern world literally!"

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