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Comment Microsoft... bought a ToDo list app... (Score 4, Funny) 58

Microsoft... bought a company... to program a ToDo list...

Microsoft spent upwards of 100 million dollars... to get a ToDo list app...

Microsoft has this product called Outlook that, at one time, had a ToDo list built in...
Microsoft built Outlook to compete with Lotus Notes which had... a ToDo list built in...
Microsoft already HAS ToDo list functionality in their OneNote product - designed for the Windows 10 ecosystem and is already cloud based.

This, ladies and gentlemen, is why MBAs SUCK! "I need a ToDo list app to fulfill market segment XJ27- go buy this popular one and integrate it with Windows 10", "But sir we have a ToDo list app built into our OneNote product"
"Don't be a fool - that's for taking notes, not a ToDo list app. Apps are appy apps."
"But you told us to get rid of the ToDo list in Outlook to cut costs on developers?!"
"Don't bother me with trivialities."

Comment Fake news? (Score 4, Insightful) 321

This is the problem with the whole definition -

The Mercator projection is ACCURATE for it's data view (to better display trade routes).

So long as the information itself isn't false it's just a different view facet of the data set.

My school system didn't use the Mercator maps but they weren't "accurate" either because they balanced out all the land masses so they were all VISIBLE so the various geographies and cities could be pointed out during lectures.

Comment 30-44 is old? (Score 1) 153

Also I question the income levels - Lower income peoples mainly have cell phones in place of pads/computers which, while they may have bigger screens, aren't great for ebook reading. (Of course those with lower incomes don't tend to read as much either)

I'd be interested to cross reference this data with video piracy...

Comment Meh... (Score 3, Insightful) 213

There aren't THAT many repos with over 3 million files in them.

The great majority of projects I've been on have been around the 100k-300k range and doing a build (to properly test the product) required ALL of them.

And even then, once you've got all of them the first time, GIT does the diffing automatically so it "scales" already.

Maybe MS could put some of their vast R&D efforts to to something more useful... like having their free Visual Studio Code editor handle files bigger than 1gb?

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