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Microsoft: No Windows 8 ARM Support For x86 Apps

Giometrix Re:Well... (413 comments)

...that just killed my desire for Windows 8 on a tablet. Thanks anyway, Microsoft.

I'm sure that you'll still be able to buy a somewhat less power efficient x86-64 tablet that can still run x86 apps.

about 3 years ago
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Apple Patents Cutting 3.5mm Jack in Half

Giometrix Not sure if I want this (369 comments)

Won't a thinner connector make it much easier to snap off ?

more than 3 years ago
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Idle: Four Injured In iPad Fight At Beijing Apple Store

Giometrix Re:chinese racism revealed yet again... (194 comments)

I assume you are either: 1. Being sarcastic. 2. Unable to speak Chinese and therefore ignorant of said racism. 3. Not perceived as 'foreign' by Chinese people and therefore unaware of it.

you forgot 4. troll.

more than 3 years ago
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Rivals Mock Microsoft's 'Native HTML5' Claims

Giometrix Re:yeah (211 comments)

I know about J#. I don't believe it was intended to be a Java killer.

more than 3 years ago
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Rivals Mock Microsoft's 'Native HTML5' Claims

Giometrix Re:yeah (211 comments)

whatever happened to the Java killer? wasn't it called J# or something like that? I think that microsoft needs to fall in line with the rest of the world. lol

It's called C#. It's not killing Java, but it's certainly doing well. And why does one platform have to "kill" another to be successful?

more than 3 years ago
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Obama Administration Wants Your Old Email

Giometrix Re:Obama acomplishments (639 comments)

I'm pretty sure real left diehards are cursing him too.

more than 3 years ago
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Mono Comes To Android

Giometrix Re:Neither (257 comments)

DRM sucks, but as far as I can tell, Netflix can't exist without it.

Over-the-air broadcast TV exists without it. In higher quality than Netflix. So I'm not seeing the inherent reason why Netflix can't exist without it.

My assumption is that the movie studios require it, or at least require it if Netflix wants to obtain licenses at a reasonable rate. I can be wrong, but I have a strong feeling that the movie studios have a big part in this.

more than 3 years ago
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Mono Comes To Android

Giometrix Re:Neither (257 comments)

I haven't looked into it in a while, but if I recall correctly, mono touch is not compatible with monodroid (though surely you can make some reusable libraries). So a mono touch app targets all of the iPhone features, while monodroid targets android features.

more than 3 years ago
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Mono Comes To Android

Giometrix Re:Neither (257 comments)

I just clicked the tax site and it said I needed flash (I'm on an iPad). Is there a .net executable somewhere in there? The Netflix thing is a bummer, but it's a case of drm not being compatible with open source, as I see it. DRM sucks, but as far as I can tell, Netflix can't exist without it.

more than 3 years ago
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Apple's Secret Weapon To Win the Tablet Wars

Giometrix Re:Was Microsoft Riight? (716 comments)

You think so? In my experience, I don't find many apps using too many of the native features. Of the native features, probably "swipe to turn the page" is the most common. I'm assuming that touch is so common that something like that can be baked into the HTML spec.

more than 3 years ago
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Apple's Secret Weapon To Win the Tablet Wars

Giometrix Re:Was Microsoft Riight? (716 comments)

What "work" do you do on an Ipad? Watching movies on Itunes?

Spoken like someone that's never actually used an iPad.

I'm not Apple fanboy. The iPad was the first piece of Apple hardware I've owned. I purchased one because I could immediately see places I would use it.

Many many people these days work with portable environments, making limited data entry into web browsers. An iPad with its light weight and long battery life is ideal for those folk.

I own an iPad and love it for what it's good for; consuming content. It's ok for making a quick comment on facebook or something. Other then some niche* work scenarios, the iPad is not very good at producing content. It won't be replacing "normal" computers any time soon.

*example: pharma sales reps, who need to check off items in a check list and collect signatures from doctors before dropping off samples

more than 3 years ago
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Apple's Secret Weapon To Win the Tablet Wars

Giometrix Re:Was Microsoft Riight? (716 comments)

"Anyone whom sells a similar sized piece of glass and plastic with some computer chips will not win"

For now, maybe. Ultimately though, I think HTML 5 (and the web in general) will be what matters in the mobile space, not apps (in the same way web apps are replacing desktop apps). When that happens, it really won't matter whether or not you can connect to iTunes or not. Will there be exceptions? Sure; games for instance will probably need to be native for some time to come.

more than 3 years ago
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The Simpsons Reviewed For Unsuitable Nuclear Jokes

Giometrix Re:Homer Simpson, too... (374 comments)

I hear what you're saying, but is it really "making fun" when the episode is filmed years before the disaster? I'm a New Yorker, the Trade Center episode not only doesn't bother me, I still find it hilarious to this day!

more than 3 years ago
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China To Overtake US In Science In Two Years

Giometrix Wow this is a surprise! (362 comments)

I'm surprised; I thought the Chinese were already "beating us" (whatever that means) in Science. Good for them! Hopefully this will inspire the U.S. and Europe to get their shit together.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Choose a Windows Laptop?

Giometrix Re:Why hasn't she gotten used to it? (898 comments)

She probably wants a *new* machine because her husband used the budget intended for the new laptop that was supposed to go to her for a new mbp for himself instead. I'm sure he convinced her that hid old Mac was better than any new windows laptop on the market. I can't criticize too much though, I'd probably try the same thing :)

more than 3 years ago
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Expensify CEO On 'Why We Won't Hire .NET Developers'

Giometrix Hey asshat.... (758 comments)

"It's modern, it's fancy, it's got all the bells and whistles"

I'd say that's a good reason to choose a framework, dumbass. If you're issue is with using frameworks that run on non-Windows boxes, you should take that up with the CTO or whoever makes those decisions. And he'd probably use your own quote to defend his decision, something akin to "frameworks that are modern, fancy, and that have bells and whistles attract developers."

more than 3 years ago
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Expensify CEO On 'Why We Won't Hire .NET Developers'

Giometrix Re:Money (758 comments)

I make 6 figures coding in c#. Your argument is retarded. And what's a real language anyway. WTF does that even mean?

more than 3 years ago
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Apple Sues Amazon.com Over App Store Trademark

Giometrix Re:App is generic (285 comments)

I don't think that at all. I think of the "app store" of whatever system I'm on (eg marketplace on android).

more than 2 years ago
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Apple Sues Amazon.com Over App Store Trademark

Giometrix Re:Appholes (285 comments)

I tried watching this on my iPad, but I couldn't because the video is in flash. Sigh. Appholes indeed.

more than 2 years ago
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IE9 Released, Media Has Opinions

Giometrix Re:91% (378 comments)

What are you basing this on?

more than 3 years ago

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