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Tcl Announces NaTcl: Native Client Tcl

BlitzTech Re:Bring on Python! (124 comments)

Whoops, that was me not realizing I wasn't logged in. Not intentionally posting AC!

more than 3 years ago
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Android 3.0 Is Trickling In, But Are the Apps?

BlitzTech Re:Google wants to standardize hardware (231 comments)

Counterpoint accepted. All I can do now is sigh, shake my head, and hope my Android phone purchases show enough interest to keep manufacturers/carriers' attention.

more than 3 years ago
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Android 3.0 Is Trickling In, But Are the Apps?

BlitzTech Re:Google wants to standardize hardware (231 comments)

One would hope at least one enterprising company would spot a market supply failure and create a product there. There is demand for Android; Google would have work pretty hard to scare manufacturers away. The key here is what is considered "too much", and frankly I don't see Google being particularly ridiculous about it.

more than 3 years ago
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MS Global Strategy Chief: Tablets Are a Fad

BlitzTech Re:An Imitator, not an Invovator (643 comments)

I want to disagree with you on one point - I'm a console gamer, and I'm loyal. I love my 360 and definitely prefer it to the Wii or PS3. Contrast that with the N64 - a fantastic system at the time - and then the letdowns of the GameCube (never really succeeded) and Wii (catering to casual gamers does not cater to me). I bought both a GC and Wii because I was a loyal Nintendo fan, but they've lost my loyalty with those two systems. 10+ years of loyalty, and 10 years of failure to lose it... that's a long time. I'm much more likely to buy the next Microsoft console than the PS3 (or next) and I won't go near another Nintendo product. That said, it's the only Microsoft product I like.

more than 3 years ago
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Open Source Guy Takes the Hardest Job At Microsoft

BlitzTech Re:Grim future... (325 comments)

I hate you. I am going to have nightmares for years from this.

more than 3 years ago
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Final Fantasy XIII-2 Announced

BlitzTech Re:yawn (152 comments)

On the 4th circle of Hell, they make you play FFXIII. I can't think of a valid reason to willingly play this game.

more than 3 years ago
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College Students Lack Scientific Literacy

BlitzTech Re:Early Development (382 comments)

Then how do you explain the terrifying driving skills of most taxi drivers...?

more than 3 years ago
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College Students Lack Scientific Literacy

BlitzTech Re:Early Development (382 comments)

Rules of the internet? It's a bit more specific than that: Muphry's Law (not to be confused with Murphy's Law)

more than 3 years ago
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College Students Lack Scientific Literacy

BlitzTech Re:Early Development (382 comments)

Which is half the point. Some engineered languages enforce a single pronunciation, while others are fully regular and therefore regional discrepancies in pronunciation would map differently without impeding the ability to spell.

Relatedly, English sucks. Even if it's the only language I speak!

more than 3 years ago
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How a Leather Cover Crashes the Kindle

BlitzTech Re:He's got it all wrong (280 comments)

His left finger looks like it's touching, but I'm not entirely convinced the right one is.

Regardless of that nitpick, it is still showing 2 MOhms, which shouldn't draw nearly enough power to do anything he thinks it's doing.

Purely speculation, but does it look like the black probe is even touching the metal...?

more than 3 years ago
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Thief Posts His Photo To Facebook Victim's Account

BlitzTech Re:Guess we'll see if Darwin was right (222 comments)

I kind of wanted to mod you -1 for that, but it felt wrong to punish the truth. Even if it makes me sad.

more than 3 years ago
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Chrome OS Doesn't Trust Apps Or Users

BlitzTech Re:Wait, what? (410 comments)

My kingdom for some mod points...

more than 3 years ago
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World's Largest Patent Troll Fires First Salvo

BlitzTech Re:swine... (189 comments)

Your argument boils down to eliminating arbitrary currency on the basis of it having no intrinsic value. Would you propose we return to a barter system? The only reason currency works is because it has use as a universal exchange medium between arbitrary sets of goods; bartering requires both parties have something the other party wants.

Faith in the buying power of currency is what gives it value, because without it, the exchange of goods would be so unnecessarily difficult as to significantly hinder the exchange of goods and overall economic growth. You seem to have a massive failure in understanding of what people on /. mean when they say "imaginary property", which is "intellectual property". It has nothing to do with assigned value to intrinsically worthless materials (currency).

more than 3 years ago
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Foodtubes Proposes Underground, Physical Internet

BlitzTech Re:Man in the middle (431 comments)

My kingdom for some mod points...

more than 3 years ago
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Alternative To the 200-Line Linux Kernel Patch

BlitzTech Re:old-school (402 comments)

Pff. You can't just pretty up the outside and expect the insides to work better, n00b. You have to wax your CPU (and modem) to make them slick - decreases friction to make your computer run faster! Also, I heard putting graphite lubricant on your RAM works wonders, but I haven't tried this myself.

more than 3 years ago
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Is Linux At the End of Its Life Cycle?

BlitzTech Re:And Windows is? (676 comments)

Don't you mean 512M, or did you misquote 640K?

</joke>

more than 3 years ago
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The Coming War Over the Future of Java

BlitzTech Re:What about C++? (583 comments)

Posts like this make me wish I had mod points and could repeat-cast them for the same post. +1 True, +1 Informative, +1 Interesting, +1 This makes me want to cry. C++ is an awful language. If you haven't seen this, I think you'll appreciate this rant by Linus Torvalds.

more than 3 years ago

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