Why Is Microsoft Setting More Money On Fire With Surface 2?
But Surface (and more so the second versions announced) isn't just marketed nor targeted at being a tablet. It makes a great laptop when you have the keyboard/cover. And the new docking station solidifies its place on your desktop.
I use a Surface Pro for development - even running Hyper-V with a couple of VMs at a time for testing - and am quite happy with it. The screen could be bigger, but that doesn't make for a good tablet and the docking station will help fill that void (not to mention multi-screen development is easier in various scenarios anyway).
And while I probably don't need a 512GB SSD (256GB should be plenty since I use cloud storage for a lot of stuff, much of which isn't cached locally), the 8GB option at $1300 is comparable to - and even better than some - laptops/ultrabooks that are reasonable for development.
SOPA/PIPA Would Directly Affect...
...or you'd be breaking the law by discussing ways to circumvent content blocks.
Have you forgotten about the oft-abused DMCA already?
Microsoft 'Ribbonizes' Windows 8 File Manager
Did you read the original post? There's actually more room for content now when compared to Explorer that's been around in Vista and Win7.
Emacs Has Been Violating the GPL Since 2009
Use vim and you'll get better.
Checkpoint of the Future Coming Soon To Airports
...while reducing the hassles of boarding a plane that deter some people from flying.
So they're reducing prices for luggage and fuel? The hiked ticket prices to cover the fuel hike in 2009, as well as tacked on additional fees for luggage, obesity, etc. Prices didn't drop back down much compared to the hike, and then they hike prices again for the 2011 oil scare.
That's pretty much what keeps me from flying.
Comet Hale-Bopp 'Frozen To Death'
But the cultists probably froze to death...err, re-death.
Why Has Blu-ray Failed To Catch Hold?
And your typical consumer neither understands DRM nor cares, as long as the mainstream scenarios work (and they most often do). DRM schemes are a technophile argument and, unfortunately, most consumers aren't technophiles.
Playing Around With Tracking Protection In IE9
Have you even looked at the list of providers? They are third-party sites, like eTrust that has been around for ages.
Microsoft Makes Chrome Play H.264 Video
I can't see how YouTube would outright drop support for H.264. IE still makes up 56% across all versions (source: http://www.netmarketshare.com/browser-market-share.aspx?qprid=0). Google would be fools to dissuade that many customers away from YouTube as well as any sites that embed YouTube videos. As one reply says in this regard, they might use another site.
Why haven't you bought a tablet?
Exactly. Why the hell do I want something that basically operates like a phone, but several times larger than a phone. And especially these days, my pockets aren't exactly big enough. Seems rather pointless. Get a laptop and/or get a phone. The power is in synchronizing the two as it makes sense to do so.
Problems With Truncation On the Common Application
But even that doesn't always work. When was the last time you filled out an application that required (otherwise I don't give it) your email address and there wasn't even enough room to write it? Limitations are found even on physical paper.
Home Computers Equal Lower Test Scores
That, and you have to question how much time was spent on social networking sites as well. I know of a lot of people with similar "disadvantaged" backgrounds that waste their days away on Facebook et. al.
Besides, they should be reading more /. and other real news sites!
BP Says "Top Kill" Operation Has Failed
BP took shortcuts. It is their fault.
And while I agree that our dependence on oil is a contributing factor, everyone saying it's all our fault needs to stop driving, stop taking the bus or anything that uses petrol and live up to your claims. Yes, alternative fuels will be nice someday, but get off your soapbox and start practicing what you're preaching. It's not so easy, is it?
We need more R&D into alternative fuels but right now much of that is being done by the oil companies, and our shoddy education system based on standardized tests doesn't exactly turn out the best and the brightest to contribute to more R&D. I see that as a bigger problem that will fail to sustain America.
Mass Effect To Invade the Big Screen
Like "All My Circuits: the Movie"?
- Movie:If you want Calculon to race to the laser gun battle in his hover-Ferarri, press 1. If you want Calculon to double-check his paperwork, press 2. Enter now.
- (Fry presses 1)
- Movie: You have pressed 2.
- Fry: No I didn't!
- Movie: I'm almost positive you did.
Gulf Oil Leak Plugged?
How would that help? Yeah, they screwed up by making shortcuts and not properly inspecting equipment and they should be fined. Fixing this disaster would cost them big. But to get rid of BP - one of the largest oil companies in the world? Consider the economic impact of that - many jobs lost, decreased tax revenue, and certainly OPEC will raise oil prices from a drop in competition (they do that).
Bio-Detector Scans For 3,000 Viruses and Bacteria
...I'm a doctor, not a patient!
- Dr. McCoy when asked to wave the tricorder medical scanner for 24 hours waiting for a diagnosis.
Microsoft Wants To Participate In SVG Development
Silverlight supports Accessibility APIs natively. It also works on Mac and Linux (through Moonlight). It can also be easily scaled if, for example, hosted in a DIV with relative size (and, optionally, positioning).
Until I remember to write '2010' instead of '2009':
Hear that sound coming closer? Watch out for the Langoliers!
Will Tabbed Windows Be the Next Big Thing?
Drag the Windows task bar to the top of the screen where you claim your mouse usually is. So now what't the point? The GP post asks the right question: how does this boost productivity if I can't place Windows side by side (and in Windows 7 this is even easier by dragging one window to one edge of the screen, and another to the other edge of the screen)?
New Microsoft Silverlight Features Have Windows Bias
Actually, Silverlight 3 supports browser navigation with very little work on the Silverlight developer's part. Without refreshing the page, it adds to the history by using bookmarks and clicking back does work. Also with very little work is a way to represent the same data in the web page via server output using SEO extensions, so content is still searchable. Sure you have to code a minimal UI with the same data, but with shared business objects and a thinweight UI layer you can achieve this pretty simply.
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