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Financing College With a Tax On All Graduates

SpoonStomper This is bad! (597 comments)

I am having a hard time with the fact people can't see this for what it really is. This is a pyramid scheme. Any given college graduate is going to need funding from many other workers (drag on economy). If they really want to make getting a degree cheap they need to provide a way for students to test out as proof that they have the knowledge. Of course any type of testing system also creates it's own inherent problems. Either way - going to college is a scam where a majority of students are just passed through with no real challenge or usable knowledge.

about 6 months ago
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Ubuntu Touch On a Nexus 7: "Almost Awesome"

SpoonStomper This is not almost awesome... (116 comments)

Seriously.. "Almost Awesome" ... this sounds a lot like a nightmare and border line unusable.. I can only imagine the headlines if this was a windows device that failed to function. Which by the way windows 7/8 mobile has been smooth since day 1..

about 10 months ago
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Windows 8.1 Rolls Out Today

SpoonStomper Re:Meh (398 comments)

That's quite silly. Considering this brings back the missing features that everyone was missing like a start button and boot to desktop. This puts it on par and better in many ways than Windows 7.

about 10 months ago
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Shuttleworth: Apple Will Merge Mac and iPhone

SpoonStomper Re:Makes sense (414 comments)

Ha. Yup... and anyone else who doesn't like clunky. Linux is cultish along the lines of Apple PC's. Sure, they are OK, maybe good. The bottom line is that they just don't measure up. It's funny how many people here are so anti-MS. Meanwhile people like me are just choosing the best tools for the job and scooting along without Linux and all the headaches that come with it. Don't get me wrong. I've tried to love Linux and whatever it stands for (I equate it to liberalism for some weird reason). The problem is that Windows gives you that sweet love that for some reason Linux nerds loathe. You spiting your face to be different and rebellious... ha.. Liking Linux is like being a hipster and rocking Pabst Blue Ribbon beer because it's different and cool... However it sucks and sweet nectar exists in the same isle at the store. Maybe your a genius like self proclaimed genius Kanye West.. who btw sucks.. I take my bad karma in place as a badge of honor considering the judges...

about 10 months ago
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Shuttleworth: Apple Will Merge Mac and iPhone

SpoonStomper Re:MS has already done this... (414 comments)

The MS is doing makes the hardware running it less important. Evolving to write once run on Windows 8... Phone/Desktop/ARM.. To this point settling on a hardware architecture in the future is also possible. It's more than just a shared kernel, the development API's allow you to be hardware agnostic while developing as well as infrastructure in place that allows app to app communication and data sharing. Sounds like Java.. lol .. which I'm not a fan.. Start menu is back in 8.1 so the cries have not been ignored.

about 10 months ago
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Shuttleworth: Apple Will Merge Mac and iPhone

SpoonStomper Re:Makes sense (414 comments)

Windows 8 is the best desktop environment there is. If you seriously cannot get around the tiled start menu if you so desire put the computer down. Window Button, Type, Search, Find .. simple..

about 10 months ago
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Shuttleworth: Apple Will Merge Mac and iPhone

SpoonStomper Re:MS has already done this... (414 comments)

I'm on Windows 8 and I'll never go back to 7 without a fight. After about a few hours of figuring things out I could navigate the OS and get to where I needed to be as fast or faster than on 7. Backup? -- I work in VM's because Windows 8 Pro has Hyper-V. Probably simply the best advancement for a developer. Before we go all Virtual Box crazy... Hyper-V is built-in and functions much better..

about 10 months ago
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Gabe Newell Talks Linux As the Future of Games at LinuxCon NA

SpoonStomper Re:A few things need to happen first (369 comments)

What world do you live in where you would rather not use the proper tool to make the job easier? Visual Studio is by far the best development environment there is. Game Over. The MS hate around here is hilarious. Complete bitterness.

about a year ago
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Elop Favored By Gamblers As Microsoft's Next Chief Executive

SpoonStomper Bitterness.... (196 comments)

Windows 8 is the best OS on the market today. Sure, it's a little different - so we evolve a little. I've bees using it full time for months with no issues and wouldn't consider going back to 7 ever. Funny, the same people that mock Visual Studio for how much it helps you are crying for their start menu crutch. Hit the window key and type what you are looking for, it doesn't get any easier than that... Nokia's share price has gone up over 50% since Elop took the helm.. Talk about poor performance.. the Lumia phones are solid and most of you zealots here probably want one but are so entrenched in your MS hatred you would end up looking like fool.. Ceremonious Rib Jab: Android is clunky -- Linux has always been clunky and far from smooth - My college profs pounded us with Linux/Solaris and anti-MS banter, I'm so glad I didn't fall for it....

about a year ago
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Google Demands Microsoft Pull YouTube App For WP8

SpoonStomper Here we go.. (716 comments)

If the roles were reversed most of the poeple here would be hailing Google as a savior...lame

about a year ago
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Australian Government Initiates Covert Internet Censorship

SpoonStomper Here we go -- (104 comments)

If we are not careful, this will come to america.

about a year ago
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What's Actually Wrong With DRM In HTML5?

SpoonStomper Shut it down -- (447 comments)

Flash sucks, Silverlight sucks, HTML 5 sucks, DRM sucks... just turn your internet off and read the paper ... brought to you specifically by the agenda spewing media.. I for one cannot fathom the amount of whining that goes on in this place..

about a year ago
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Can Nokia Save Itself?

SpoonStomper Lumia 920, better than iPhone 5 and GIII ... easy (317 comments)

The incest thought process on these boards has me worried that bright people are forgetting how to think for themselves. Like it or not the Lumia 920 is in the top 3 if not the number 1 phone currently.. yeah blah blah it's not released.... Win8 makes Android and iOS look like 80's hair bands... of course I imagine that's where a lot of slashdotters still live in their minds... I had Ubuntu on a netbook .. thought it might run well since it's "light weight" -- wrong.. put Win8 on it and it runs like butter, better than Win7 and Ubuntu - People it's not hard -- hit the Window Key and type ... duh I for one am getting the Lumia 920.

about 2 years ago
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MS Silverlight To Stream Obama Inauguration Events

SpoonStomper Makes perfect sense to me. (589 comments)

Liberals typically pander to the "underdog." I wish all you *nix pansies would stop crying. Boohoo... noone like my operating system. That's because it doesn't make sense to commit resources to such a small close minded market share. I think it's time to stop crying and realize that noone cares about *nix home users. Why would I use open source when I can develop 95% of what I need to do with .Net faster than on OSS. It makes perfect business sense to use .Net... bottom line people. Silly open source, at least you have someone to blame when shit doesn't work.... youself.

more than 5 years ago
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How To Encourage a Young Teen To Learn Programming?

SpoonStomper Why UNIX? (1095 comments)

Kids want to do something that is cool. IMHO Silverlight is the fastest and best way to do it. Yeah it's not UNIX but who cares. I'm pretty happy that I grew out of my UNIX phase. I make a lot more money with dot net. Mainly because it boosts development performance and efficiency. Why force him into UNIX because of some lingering ideals peddled by your college instructors.

about 6 years ago

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