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Professor Steve Ballmer Will Teach At Two Universities This Year

0xdeaddead I'd love to be in his class (176 comments)

and know what not to do. If anything Steve is the textbook example on how an MBA brought zero growth to Microsoft, and destroyed not only two biggest cash cows in history, Windows & Office, but doomed the company to failure by de-incentiving through MBA theory of the week games like bands, to constantly backdooring H1B1'ing the workforce.

Gates made Microsoft, but Balmer destroyed it.


Fifth Edition Dungeons and Dragons Player's Handbook Released

0xdeaddead Re:5e: Best D&D, MHO (195 comments)

did some rug get mitterated upon?

2 days ago

Judge: US Search Warrants Apply To Overseas Computers

0xdeaddead so if I say take a position that the CCP (502 comments)

is full of crap, which is of course illegal in china. so the CCP can get MS to give them all my incriminating 'speech' because it's saved in the US?

Yeah this is going to be a 'good thing'.

about three weeks ago

Researchers Create Virtual Reality 'Parties' To Treat Drug Addiction

0xdeaddead so in the interest of peer review (47 comments)

where can you download one of these uh parties.?

about three weeks ago

HP Gives OpenVMS New Life and Path To X86 Port

0xdeaddead plenty are on hecnet (136 comments)

no really, a decnet network for hobbiest, enthusiasts.

There are literally dozens of us!

about three weeks ago

Chinese Government Probes Microsoft For Breaches of Monopoly Law

0xdeaddead So China is going to do (110 comments)

what the DOJ failed to do.

about three weeks ago

The Problems With Drug Testing

0xdeaddead People like danger (166 comments)

the 'death' is what attracts people to the drugs.

about three weeks ago

The Problems With Drug Testing

0xdeaddead So you live in a police state (166 comments)

Honestly it's more of a joke looking from the outside, enjoy your 'freedom'.

about three weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: Is Running Mission-Critical Servers Without a Firewall Common?

0xdeaddead with the push to virtualization (348 comments)

we run firewalls on the hypervisor a'la vGW. But a firewall won't stop people from doing stupid things, but it sure makes day to day annoying as shit.

about three weeks ago

Microsoft's Nokia Plans Come Into Better Focus

0xdeaddead all that article tells me is that they are (149 comments)

staying the corse with fewer people.

I'm sure that'll work out well, like the current corse is.

I'd be nice if MS had just fragmented out so we could get VC and .net on other platforms, along with Office. But as it stands now, all the kids are doing Ruby and anything else that isn't MS so the languages division (MSDN) folks are going down, and with Linux owning the 'cloud' space, now they screwed up consumer windows, so the tables and phones are taking over.

Looking back from 1999 it's amazing that MS could fuck it up so badly.

about three weeks ago

Dropbox Head Responds To Snowden Claims About Privacy

0xdeaddead owncloud? (176 comments)

why not roll your own? a VPS is too cheap these days...

about a month ago

China Has More People Going Online With a Mobile Device Than a PC

0xdeaddead Re:China has an internet? (58 comments)

for normal people? 2003 or so.

But it's crony captalisim at it's best. First they allow access to a western site to get the feel of it, then they have uncle at the military have the site blocked. Then Jr creates a clone version of that site. The pirate site then gets popular since you can't access the real site, and well billion + people means millions of users which means nice watch, a couple of apartments and shark fin soup for uncle.

It's a joke.

about 1 month ago

China Has More People Going Online With a Mobile Device Than a PC

0xdeaddead Re:It's all about the input (58 comments)

Japanese has it's two alphabets + some chinese lettering, but Chinese.. is well.. Chinese. And there are different input methods that some people like best. And a bunch of people just steer clear because it's not intuitive.

The hard part is if you don't remember how something's written you have to fall back to speech to text, or dial a friend.

about 1 month ago

China Has More People Going Online With a Mobile Device Than a PC

0xdeaddead Re:Propaganda for Chinese cell manufacturers? (58 comments)

connivence and portability too.

Mobile networks are much more faster than the states, which leads itself to being more mobile friendly.

Everywhere you go there are tonnes of phone vendors, and very few PC vendors, I think the input and language barriers behind a PC are just too high for most people to deal with.

about 1 month ago

China Has More People Going Online With a Mobile Device Than a PC

0xdeaddead It's all about the input (58 comments)

and android phones support enough chinese input methods which makes them popular.

Ever use a computer with some kind of Chinese input? It's a nightmare.

about 1 month ago

The Almost Forgotten Story of the Amiga 2000

0xdeaddead Amiga 2000's are plagued with battery leakage (192 comments)

which is the primary reason why not to buy one. The zoro cards, especially ethernet can be hard to come by, so unless you get a loaded one... well it's pointless.

I've also had issues with bus noise by maxing out a 2000 with a bridge board, 2065, 68038 upgrade, and ram card. It really was incredibly unstable.

The 2000 has the same CPU as the 500, and 1000. It really was a pointless model. The 3000 and 3000T's are much nicer. And I should add the even a bare 3000 is far more stabler than a loaded 2000.

The other issue now is WinUAE is so good, it can run BSD, AMIX, along with all the software from the Amiga heyday. Considering how funky old machines can be, why even bother?

about a month ago

Nearly 25 Years Ago, IBM Helped Save Macintosh

0xdeaddead Re:Stupid Article (236 comments)

^^THIS. NeXTSTEP was portable at this point anyways, and the Intel port at this juncture was the most stable. Porting it to the PowerPC in hindsight was a complete waste of time.

Also it was IBM that screwed up 2Ghz G5's and couldn't (and wouldn't) deliver a G5 suitable for a laptop. Certainly nothing like a MacBook Air.

Even the PS4 and XBone use AMD x64's.

PowerPC is cooked.

about a month ago

Nearly 25 Years Ago, IBM Helped Save Macintosh

0xdeaddead Ha! (236 comments)

Is apple using PowerPC chips today? no.

All IBM did was derail the Motorola 88000 chip which was an evolutionary dead end anyways, but what it really did was kill the 68080 and beyond. The 68060 was more akin to the Pentium in design as the 68040 was to the Intel 80486. IBM stepped in and killed off Motorola chip fabrication, killing a bunch of 68000 based vendors including Commodore, Atari, NeXT and so on.

The fact that ARM has killed PowerPC in embedded space just speaks volumes to what a malaligned bone headed deal this was.

All IBM did was get other parties to help with fabbing newer POWER processors for the RS/6000 and to embed in new mainframes.

Apple uses Intel and ARM processors.

about a month ago

Ode To Sound Blaster: Are Discrete Audio Cards Still Worth the Investment?

0xdeaddead Re:No. (502 comments)

I almost feel embarassed to admit, but I recently installed DiskLED so I could enjoy some kind of blinking light for HD access.

although with SSD's or remote machines it doesn't help with simulating the disk noise.

about a month and a half ago


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0xdeaddead 0xdeaddead writes  |  more than 9 years ago

Super cool I just got it booting with qemu snapshot 2005-03-16_23 on windows xp.. its slow as hell.. but Im going to update the base & see how it is....



0xdeaddead 0xdeaddead writes  |  more than 9 years ago

Hey, what is the deal with Openstep on virtual software?! Nextstep 3.3 run on Virtual pc with no issues, you need a serial mouse for it on vmware (and vmware costs 4x the price of vpc, so guess which one I bought),but Openstep crashes on both. Qemu gets further, but it doesnt detect the mouse....

Dammit so close! but Im stuck with 2gig partitions under Nextstep.

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