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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 7 Slow?

Petronius Re:It's slow and just plain ugly (488 comments)

Fire up XCode and start coding. The world is waiting for *your* operating system.

about a year ago

The Phantoms of Google+

Petronius Hmmm... already exists (214 comments)

it's called a Facebook account. Wake up, Google!

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Network Backup Solution Out of the Box?

Petronius Time Machine (251 comments)

"it just works".

more than 3 years ago

Microsoft 'Ribbonizes' Windows 8 File Manager

Petronius people wonder why Apple is winning... (951 comments)

That's where Microsoft is spending all their energy these days? The ribbon? I'm surprised Steve Ballmer is still employed.

more than 3 years ago

Alaska Must Release Palin E-mails By May

Petronius or read them on Wikileaks next week (211 comments)

c'mon Alaska! there has to be someone who can send this to Julien Assange pronto.

about 4 years ago

SAP Ordered To Pay $1.3 Billion To Oracle

Petronius Google / Java (151 comments)

This is a taste of what's to come for the Google / Java lawsuit. Bye bye Android.

more than 4 years ago

Apple Hires Antenna Engineers. Really.

Petronius Other job posting spotted... (417 comments)

"Looking for engineer to build next-gen antenna that can operate near reality distortion field. Send resume to steve(at)apple(dot)com."

more than 4 years ago

I suspect my current job will end when ...

Petronius my job goes to India (409 comments)

it's already starting.

more than 4 years ago

Ultrasound As a Male Contraceptive

Petronius Re:A word to the wise: (599 comments)

or wait until at least version 7 of the stuff.

more than 4 years ago

MS Word 2010 Takes On TeX

Petronius Re:Apples to Oranges (674 comments)

"Word and TeX are two very useful tools for two very different needs." Microsoft's whole business model relies on blurring the lines between products/platforms.

more than 5 years ago

Best Introduction To Programming For Bright 11-14-Year-Olds?

Petronius Re:Python (962 comments)

Agree. With Python, you can start with a simple script block and progressively introduce functions, classes...to full OO. You don't need the full-blown object apparatus to create a simple program, yet you can go full OO if you want to. You can also introduce lambda functions (to some degree). Plus, with Python, you teach a key element of programming: elegance.

more than 6 years ago



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