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Microsoft.com Makes IE8 Incompatibility List

JamesRose Re:Options (358 comments)

Yeah, let me know how telling people to do hours of work for free goes for you....

more than 5 years ago
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Corporate Espionage Involving a Patent At Microsoft

JamesRose WTF? (241 comments)

If you've filed a patent, and you're about to sue someone I'm guessing generally actually you wouldn't seek employment at a company that is part of it. You know, what with it firstly being a completely transparent move, and secondly because you wouldn't be able to defend your patent when you're in jail for corporate espionage. Who the hell really thinks they could outsmart the Microsoft legal team when it comes to fact checking?

more than 5 years ago
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Best IT Solution For a Brand-New School?

JamesRose Interactive whiteboards (411 comments)

For the average student a PC is generally a distraction. English, Maths, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, French are all subjects where 99% of the time a student should not be using a PC. However, the teacher will very often make great use of it. Plus for the price of one computer lab you can fit out 10 classrooms with an interactive white board. At my school currently I'd say it's the only piece of hardware that really makes a diffference day to day.
NOTE!
Do not make teachers log in, a teacher logging in is a teacher and their class full of bored teenagers waiting five minutes for your non-existant personal settings to load. Give the teachers a memory stick that gets backed up every night. Ban students from using these computers.

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft To Exit the Zune Business?

JamesRose This has been bugging me for a while (361 comments)

Why can I buy 8 gig of microSD card for £30 but no manufacturer will sell me an mp3 player with 8 gig more capacity for £30 more? Is there a reason for this? Or are they just fixing prices.

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft To Exit the Zune Business?

JamesRose Re:It's not just about "cool" (361 comments)

Really? Because the only phrase in that drivel you just wrote about the zune was wrong "They shipped a Zune that was less feature-filled than the then current iteration iPod." BS! Bigger screen, FM radio, and Wifi. The thing the ipod actually did have that the zune didn't was a shiny surface on the back. That's literallly it. The zune even had better quality audio. Buy music from FM radio? Geat idea.

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft To Exit the Zune Business?

JamesRose Re:Just because (361 comments)

Actually, I have an iriver and everyone I've shown it too agrees, it's very cool. It's on a whole other level to most other mp3 players, but the company can't back it up with press stunts and things.

more than 5 years ago
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Senator Prods Microsoft On H-1B Visas After Layoff Plans

JamesRose American protectionism? (574 comments)

How come when everything is going alright the free market reigns supreme, but the second peopel are getting laid off the American workers get priority. It seems no one actually considers the workers that aren't from America have had to move from their home to come and take this job- yet they, the ones who actually did make sacrifises should be the first to be thrown over board. If it's really a free market then the fact one worker is foreign and one isn't should have no effect on which one gets fired. In fact all other things being equal the foreign worker is prefered because they've demonstrated how much the job means.

more than 5 years ago
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Generational Windows Multicore Performance Tests

JamesRose I completely disagree (228 comments)

We've got all this dual core, quad core technology and at the moment almost no software companies are actually coding their programs to use it! It's rediculous and windows is absolutely right to push ahead and optomize for multiple cores- because as the base of most machine's it is the most important part of the system that needs upgrading. We can only hope this actually pushes some other software companies to start taking advantage of all this untapped power. If windows weren't optomizing for quad core and up they would be making tehmselves seriously vulnerable and would be actively slowing the adoption of multi core software systems.

more than 5 years ago
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So Who's Running Apple Now?

JamesRose Transparent (399 comments)

This really does seem a little transparent- it's just a move by jobs to extricate himself from Apple without single handedly destroying the share price. He leaves for a couple months and at best he comes back for a while then leaves again safe in the knowledge that he's done it before and the company is just fine. Worst case he never comes back at all after the 6 months goes swimmingly and he decides that he isnt recovering as well as he thought.

more than 5 years ago
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Here Comes iPhone Nano, But Not In the US

JamesRose Re:Smaller? (177 comments)

I think you'll find a large number of people would say they crossed the functionality vs. size line with iPhone already.

more than 5 years ago
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UK Police To Step Up Hacking of Home PCs

JamesRose Re:How?? (595 comments)

I believe they crawl in through the tubes.

more than 5 years ago
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Image of Popeye Enters Public Domain In the EU

JamesRose Re:Errmmm... (229 comments)

From the summary: "The US will have to wait until 2024, 95 years after Segar's death."

So the summary actually has it's maths wrong- it literally says that it's 70 years from Segar's death to now, and ALSO 95 years from Segar's death to 2024. 2024 is indeed when the copyright expires- but it ISN'T 95 years after Segar's death.

more than 5 years ago
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Image of Popeye Enters Public Domain In the EU

JamesRose Re:Errmmm... (229 comments)

You're wrong! So stop mocking me!

more than 5 years ago
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Image of Popeye Enters Public Domain In the EU

JamesRose Errmmm... (229 comments)

Today- 2009- 70 years after his death apparently, and also 2024 will be 95 years? MATH ERROR?

more than 5 years ago
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IE Market Share Drops Below 70%

JamesRose Re:I don't get it (640 comments)

Okay let's start with the obvious
1> IE being popular means it makes sense to run a windows server to maximize compatibility for businesses.
2> Search traffic gets sent to MSN by IE.
3> Microsoft can dictate coding standards forcing other browsers and coders to have trouble competing.

Then of course the fact some websites won't work with anything but IE (because they can't be bothered to tweak for other browsers too) and of course the homepage of IE will be msn. Add on top of that Microsoft will make other coding software- which of course will easily be the best in line with its browser.
Of course you can just take the line that Microsoft, Apple and Google are all putting serious money into this market- so it HAS to be hugely valuable for some reason.

more than 5 years ago
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IE Market Share Drops Below 70%

JamesRose Finally (640 comments)

It was just a matter of time before people realised how good Safari really is. ;)

more than 5 years ago
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Last Major Supplier Calls It Quits For VHS

JamesRose This may sound weird (308 comments)

But actually, VHS was a really good understandable, because you knew exactly what was happening, the video was recorded onto the tap and the tap moved along and the video played. It was all very mechanical and logical. It wasn't fast or high def, and god knows they'd break easy, but with CD, DVD, HDD, HD DVD, Blu-ray you have to learn 20 000 000 different formats, plus there isn't the same direct logic to it, it's like the video is stored on this shiny magnetic layer, and you directly skip from one place to another.

more than 5 years ago
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OpenSUSE 11.1 License Changes Examined

JamesRose I gave up with Suse (90 comments)

When they started releasing .0 products at the same level that microsoft releases them.

more than 5 years ago
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Will People Really Boycott Apple Over DRM?

JamesRose Re:Won't matter (664 comments)

It's not trivial for Apple, because more than an other company, apple survives on its publicity. Becuase of all the money apple spends on publicity, any bad publicity is directly costing them because they have to counter it.

about 6 years ago

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