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James Gosling Report of Reno Air Crash

WhiteFluffyChest Just like to say how saddened I am by all this. (338 comments)

Such a trajedy, I just feel so sorry for everyone there and everyone involved. It is heart breaking for me to hear of this incident. Those who died from it, may they rest in peace. My thoughts and feelings are for these poor people, may they find peace, nothing more to say.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Wants $15 Per Android Smartphone

WhiteFluffyChest Re:Fight! (361 comments)

Begun the Android War has...

more than 3 years ago
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Steve Jobs Weighs In On iPhone Programming Language Mandate

WhiteFluffyChest Re:Apple and Flash (711 comments)

True, I've gone right off Apple now, thank goodness they don't rule the desktop too.

I just want Linux to move forward now, I don't care about Apple any more, they don't care about cross platform development.

So much for how the Jesus phone worked out!

more than 4 years ago
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Steve Jobs Weighs In On iPhone Programming Language Mandate

WhiteFluffyChest Re:Other ways to achieve high quality apps (711 comments)

True, I'm sickened by this, and I am surprised with Apple.

This news is a big step back for cross platform development.

Apple know they have a massive share of the mobile apps market at the moment, and this new plan is try and trap developers into it, discouraging them from cross platform development. There is no other reason for it. Any person with common sense, should know that.

Just because an app is written using a certain API, doesn't make it a good one. Cross platform apps can be better, it all depends on how they are written.

They should be blocking bad quality apps NOT cross platform apps!

This is simply anti-competitive tactics for vendor lock-in, disguised in bullshit excuses like multitasking and app quality concerns.

Today, I bought a new Sony Vaio and plan to sell my MacBook Pro.

My next phone will be an Android phone, not an iPhone. And I will not be getting the iPad.

Game Over Apple.

more than 4 years ago
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Apple Sues HTC For 20 Patent Violations In Phones

WhiteFluffyChest Re:Xerox would like a word (434 comments)

Exactly, just what I was thinking.

I think Apple are just making a big stink about this and it won't make them look good at all.

I thought Apple was run by fun loving hippies :)

more than 4 years ago
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Why You Should Use OpenGL and Not DirectX

WhiteFluffyChest Re:OpenGL pride (515 comments)

Cool, XP worked ok, but Vista and 7 have OpenGL on Aero, which is sabotaged by Microsoft. Desktop apps suffer as a result of this, check the nasty CPU usage.

Mac and Linux are the best platforms for OpenGL.

I've switched to Mac for now.

Life without Microsoft :)

more than 4 years ago
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Why You Should Use OpenGL and Not DirectX

WhiteFluffyChest Re:Not for ATI cards (515 comments)

How vulgar!

Doesn't the Wii use ATI and OGL.

more than 4 years ago
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Why You Should Use OpenGL and Not DirectX

WhiteFluffyChest Re:The ugly truth (515 comments)

Microsoft are going to lose in the long term.

The OS is ubiquitous and Linux, which is free and open will keep gaining.

The Mac is growing stronger too.

The PS3 and Wii are doing very well and can't be crushed.

So, they can't take over the Market, eventually they will stagnate.

The iPhone has overtaken Windows Mobile, who would of thought of that in 2007 :)

Life without Microsoft :)

more than 4 years ago
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Why You Should Use OpenGL and Not DirectX

WhiteFluffyChest Re:I'm on a mac (515 comments)

Cool, I'm also writing this on a gleaming MacBook Pro.

There is no D3D or Microsoft on my desktop :)

Just pure and slick OpenGL.

more than 4 years ago
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Why You Should Use OpenGL and Not DirectX

WhiteFluffyChest Re:What DirectX does that OpenGL/SDL don't (515 comments)

Ever since Vista came out OpenGL performance of desktop apps has been knackered.

100% CPU usage, no way round it. Aero did a good job at sabotaging OpenGL.

Obviously Direct3D runs fine, but who wants to jump into the Microsoft trap, so I've now switched to Macs. This was the last straw.

At least Macs do proper OpenGL, not some crippled sabbotaged version of it, on top of Aero Direct3D.

I fully respect Apple for keeping to OpenGL, because they respect the industry standards, not abuse them like Microsoft. Hell, Microsoft even abused the web standards with IE.

I just hope Microsoft digs a big hole for itself and then we don't have to bother with them anymore.

They are just a 100% BS company.

Life without Microsoft :)

more than 4 years ago
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Why You Should Use OpenGL and Not DirectX

WhiteFluffyChest Re:Status (515 comments)

I think most games are developed at a higher level using established cross platform engines.

Think about it, if every game had it's own engine, that would be too much work. Look at the Lego games, they are on nearly every platform :)

The last thing Microsoft wants is cross platform games.

If you buy games for PC or XBOX, you are feeding Microsoft's grip on the software market.

Life without Microsoft :)

more than 4 years ago
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Why You Should Use OpenGL and Not DirectX

WhiteFluffyChest Re:Cross Platform OpenGL is a Myth (515 comments)

There is no example of this. Name one exclusive D3D game that can't be done with OpenGL.

Next you will be saying that the XBOX 360 is better than the PS3.

Why waste your time on a fruitless argument.

Life without Microsoft :)

more than 4 years ago
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Why You Should Use OpenGL and Not DirectX

WhiteFluffyChest Re:OpenGL and the rant about marketing (515 comments)

If you want to game on a Mac, get one and buy a few games. If more people start doing this, it will help the Mac games market improve.

If you buy anything for a Microsoft platform, you are increasing Microsoft's grip on the Market.

If you can't get your game on a Mac then try the PS3 or Wii.

Anything, but Microsoft.

Life without Microsoft please :)

more than 4 years ago
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Why You Should Use OpenGL and Not DirectX

WhiteFluffyChest OpenGL is great! (515 comments)

There are many platforms that use OpenGL, like PS3, Wii and iPhone etc, etc...

I don't know of one killer D3D app that can't be done with OpenGL, in fact OpenGL can do anything that D3D can, they are just APIs.

True, Microsoft have created a simple platform to develop on, and it is more user friendly. But it is just a developers trap.

Cross platform development can be achieved with a little more effort. And if you look round the web, I'm sure you'll find cross platform libraries for game development, both free and commercial.

For instance look at the Lego games, they are cross platform, and I am looking forward to Bioshock on the Mac. There was a time when I though that Microsoft had cornered the market, but if you have a PS3, Wii, iPhone and Mac. There is not much you can't get.

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Opening Outlook's PST Format

WhiteFluffyChest Sounds like good news. (319 comments)

I like pst files because my whole mailbox can fit into just one file, which is very neat and tidy.

But I wonder about the complexity of them internally. Also, they may have features from Outlook that are legally protected. So if you implement all the features you could in effect be copying Outlook or be restricted to the Outlook feature set.

more than 5 years ago
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London Stock Exchange Rejects .NET For Open Source

WhiteFluffyChest Great stuff, this is excellent news. (498 comments)

I'm glad that .Net is not the only choice and sounds like they have chosen well.

We need more diversity and software that uses Linux, this is a much needed boost for the Linux platform.

Brilliant!

more than 5 years ago
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Linus Calls Microsoft Hatred "a Disease"

WhiteFluffyChest Re:free software and open source (634 comments)

Life is a disease if you look at it scientifically.

Linus would be wise to say that, it's best not to burn bridges, you never know the future. Who needs hatred anyway, it's not cool to hate.

I would begin to trust and respect Microsoft if they respected the W3C standards.

It's also hard to forgive them for the way they crushed Netscape with IE and then abused the HTML standards back in 1997, what on earth were they trying to do?

In my opinion Microsoft still dominate the PC OS market and they continue to recklessly break web standards, so they are bad news to me.

Life without Microsoft please.

more than 5 years ago
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Windows 7 Hits Build 7600 (Possible RTM)

WhiteFluffyChest Re:Windows 7 makes me excited (671 comments)

Not me, I can't wait to escape from Windows. I've been stuck using Microsoft Windows since 1996.

I want to use a Posix based system.

Life without Microsoft please.

Anyway, it's really 6.1 not 7. Seven is just a gimmicky marketing name to make it sound better.

It should be called Vista 2.

more than 5 years ago
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How To Teach Programming To Kids, Via XBox

WhiteFluffyChest Re:Xbox Yuk! (124 comments)

I remember when the Xbox was released, the Sega Dreamcast was stopped being manufactured and Sega announced that they were only going to produce games software.

            Microsoft Xbox in -> Sega Dreamcast out.

            There can only be so many consoles in the market place at a time.

            I guess the Sega execs thought it may be too risky to try and compete with the might of Microsoft.

            Microsoft have aggressively expanded their market into the console market, using their existing monopoly with PC software.

more than 5 years ago

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