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New Microsoft CEO Vows To Shake Up Corporate Culture

NortWind Re:Manager (204 comments)

Microsoft does a good job of supporting backward compatibility because it has to do so to maintain lock-in. If things weren't very compatible from version to version, you might be tempted to try something else. That is how Microsoft rakes in their money for a product that is in many ways worse than a free product: lock-in.

about two weeks ago
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IEEE Spectrum Ranks the Top Programming Languages

NortWind Re:Not a ranking of what is the best language (197 comments)

Java is often the top rated language, so it is not surprising that HTML is lower rated. I don't know if they are counting HTML 5 as HTML.

about two weeks ago
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Satanists Propose Monument At Oklahoma State Capitol Next To Ten Commandments

NortWind Re:Fireworks in 3...2...1... (1251 comments)

So a sterile woman should not have the right to be married? I don't get your line of thought here.

about 7 months ago
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What About the Grey Gamers?

NortWind Re:It's inevitable (100 comments)

Percentage of market makes no difference. It is absolute numbers. People in the early days of computing were happy to make a game to sell a few thousand units. Now that the total gaming market is so much bigger, game companies foolishly turn up their noses at numbers of gamers that would make developing a great game worthwhile and profitable. It is just herd thinking.

Yes, I am 55 years old, and I play Animal Crossing on the DS, and bought a PS2 so that I could play Katamari I and Katamari II. I will buy any game that I think will be fun. I am not terribly price-sensitive. I do not really enjoy pretending to disembowel other people and then watch the flies buzz around.

more than 8 years ago

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