curmudgeon99 writes: "Windows 8 makes Silverlight Microsoft's uneaten dog food: moldy crap that will be kept around only until somebody in Redmond gets around to throwing it out. Silverlight is dead and gone. Microsoft won't support it anymore"
curmudgeon99 writes: MacBook Air, 11", 3 weeks old. Two drops coffee on the keyboard => catastrophic system failure and total loss including entire "hard" drive, which consists of flash chips naked on the motherboard, which is located at the bottom of an aluminum bathtub where liquid will naturally collect.
2 drops => MacBook Air brick.
The motherboard with the entire hard drive sits naked at the bottom of the aluminum bathtub that is the case. They cannot put a proper shield between the keyboard and the innards because they need it open for cooling, another consequence of the design choice of an aluminum bucket. The MacBook Air is a beautifully designed curiosity that is not fit for real-world use, in my opinion.
curmudgeon99 writes: "A researcher has found a way to use a radio-frequency generator to allow salt water to burn. Apparently, the radio waves weaken the bond that hold the hydrogen atom in the water molecule. As long as the radio waves are maintained, the effect persists. [Recall that this bond is normally broken using Electrolysis, which takes a lot of energy to achieve]."
curmudgeon99 writes: "Tech bigwigs fail to convince Congress to open the floodgates on H1-B visas.
Although people like Balmer, Gates and the Googleboys tried to convince Congress to allow a lot more H1-B visas, the Democratically-controlled Congress had none of it. It appears that they are going clamp down on the abuse of the H1-B system.
Hearing the bigwigs whine about how this is worse than the status quo is a sign that the American high-tech worker just won one."
curmudgeon99 writes: "I taught Java around the country for several years while working as a developer. I had so many people bug me about getting copies of my lectures that I put them all up on a free googlepages website: http://curmudgeon99.googlepages.com/
If you want to learn Java or know someone who does, these are two semesters of University-Level detailed Lectures that will teach you Java from the basics up through Struts. All 100% free and to use at your hearts content. Check it out: http://curmudgeon99.googlepages.com/
I'm working on some new ones including Hibernate. If you have any question, there's a link for my email or just write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you kindly,