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The New 'One Microsoft' Is Finally Poised For the Future

RaceProUK Re:Good for devs. (270 comments)

WCF is built on .NET. Silverlight is built on .NET. WinRT has a full .NET layer.

.NET is dead the same way the Sun is made of ice.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft: Start Menu Returns, Windows Free For Small Device OEMs, Cortana Beta

RaceProUK Re:"Free" Windows (387 comments)

The thing they call Windows Phone 8 doesn't have windows

And Macintoshes don't have waterproof coats. And it doesn't matter - it's the power of the brand that matters.

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft: Start Menu Returns, Windows Free For Small Device OEMs, Cortana Beta

RaceProUK Re:Gee, so only a year of screaming (387 comments)

If MS disappeared overnight, someone else would take its place. All that would happen is one devil being replaced by another.

about three weeks ago
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Tesla's Fight With Car Dealers Could Help Decide the Next Presidential Election

RaceProUK Re:Rubio was doing so well (282 comments)

Raspberry

about a month ago
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Is the Tesla Model S Pedal Placement A Safety Hazard?

RaceProUK Re:Not enough foot room in smaller vehicles (394 comments)

I considered it a design flaw.

Just because you didn't think about taking your boots off doesn't make a small footwell a design flaw.

about a month ago
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Is the New "Common Core SAT" Bill Gates' Doing?

RaceProUK Re:The danger of commonality (273 comments)

It is indoctrination, pure and simple

Basic literacy and numeracy is indoctrination now? I think your tinfoil hat's a little tight.

about a month ago
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Google To Replace GTK+ With Its Own Aura In Chrome

RaceProUK Re:Google's Aura (240 comments)

QT with LGPL could be used freely by google...

People on Slashdot keep saying this, but corporate lawyers see "GPL" in "LGPL" and flat out say "no way."

Maybe those corporations should hire actual lawyers instead of corporate lawyers.

about a month and a half ago
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Valve Open Sources Their DirectX To OpenGL Layer

RaceProUK Re:Makes sense (130 comments)

If only it was MIT-licensed so people could club together and add support for the rest of Dx9 (and 10 and 11 while they're at it)...

about a month and a half ago
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Physics Forum At Fermilab Bans Powerpoint

RaceProUK Re:Scientists hate Microsoft Office (181 comments)

To be fair, Office isn't designed for top-tier academia. So physicists using (La)TeX are in fact using the right tool for the job :)

about a month and a half ago
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Jewish School Removes Evolution Questions From Exams

RaceProUK Re:If you don't like it.... (431 comments)

What's makes that difference from 17 years, 364 days of age to 18 years of age so magical that it changes the rules completely 180 degrees?

Nothing. But the line has to be drawn somewhere.

about a month and a half ago
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Judge Says You Can Warn Others About Speed Traps

RaceProUK The UK can beat that (457 comments)

We call them 'safety' cameras. Pity they're more likely to be 'slam-on-the-brakes-at-the-last-minute-and-cause-a-shunt' cameras.

about 3 months ago
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Judge Says You Can Warn Others About Speed Traps

RaceProUK Re:Common sense? In MY judiciary? (457 comments)

The problem is that turning your lights entirely off typically shuts off your break lights as well

That's one seriously fucked up wiring system you have there.

about 3 months ago
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Weird Asteroid Itokawa Has a Dual Personality

RaceProUK re: NO (61 comments)

There's no un-beta link

I must be imagining the big 'Slashdot Classic' link at the bottom of every page then.

about 3 months ago
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HP To Charge For Service Packs and Firmware For Out-of-Warranty Customers

RaceProUK Re:oh well (385 comments)

Whoosh

about 3 months ago
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Adobe Flash Remote Code Execution Flaw Exploited In the Wild

RaceProUK Devil's avocado (187 comments)

Just keep in mind Flash is a target due to its ubiquity. The same applies to (desktop) Windows, IE and Android. That's not to say these products are without flaw. After all, they're software - of course they have flaws. It's just there's far more people looking for these flaws than in, say, OSX.

about 3 months ago
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HP To Charge For Service Packs and Firmware For Out-of-Warranty Customers

RaceProUK Re:oh well (385 comments)

HP is well onto the course IBM was 25 years ago, shoot yourself in the foot, and repeat

Someone should show them the AA12, its the perfect weapon for this

I thought we were supposed to use C++ for this.

If you did, you'd spawn a million copies of yourself, and shoot them all in the foot. Medical assistance would prove impossible as you wouldn't be able to distinguish between the genuine copies, and those that simply point and say 'That's me, over there'.

about 3 months ago
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John Carmack Left id Software Because He Couldn't Do VR Work There

RaceProUK Re:Best of luck, John (146 comments)

which is like VR without a helmet

Yup. I see this poor judgement all the time. People want to feel the freedom of the wind blowing through their silky hair or something. We call them "organ doners."

I know - only this morning I was overtaken by a sofa on my way to work :P

about 3 months ago
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Satya Nadella Named Microsoft CEO

RaceProUK Re:Office 365 (293 comments)

So what's wrong with Office 365?

Because storing your private/confidential information in a cloud is a stupid idea, because you don't really have control over your data.

If only you had some form of local storage, maybe something round and inflexible that spins at high speed, then you could store your data outside the cloud.

about 3 months ago
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Satya Nadella Named Microsoft CEO

RaceProUK Re:NOOOOOOOOO (293 comments)

I'm trying to think a India's business, or cultural contrabutions to humanity in general; in the last 3,500 years

There's the decimal system, which is used by at least 6* people.

*This estimate might be off by a factor of 1,000,000,000.

about 3 months ago
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Tesla Touts Cross-Country Trip, Aims For World Record

RaceProUK Re:Range anxiety isn't really rational (357 comments)

The Roadster was based on the Lotus Elise. A car that's not shipped for 18 years. The supply of Elise shells ran out.

The Elise is still very much in production, and it's not the shells Tesla used, but the chassis.

about 3 months ago

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Google to launch Operating System

RaceProUK RaceProUK writes  |  more than 4 years ago

RaceProUK writes "The BBC are running a story about Google's plans to release a new Chrome-inspired OS, which 'will be aimed initially at small, low-cost netbooks, but will eventually be used on PCs as well'. Further details on the Google Blog."

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