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Windows 8.1 Update Released, With Improvements For Non-Touch Hardware

atlasdropperofworlds Re:It's a start (294 comments)

Apparently the start menu is coming back, as is the ability to run all apps in windows. Live tiles on the desktop is not coming, but they run in the new start menu.

about 5 months ago
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Apple Rumored To Be Exploring Medical Devices, Electric Cars To Reignite Growth

atlasdropperofworlds Re:Apple buys tesla?? (255 comments)

Don't forget the $100/year license paid to Apple to drive your Apple car.

about 6 months ago
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Apple Rumored To Be Exploring Medical Devices, Electric Cars To Reignite Growth

atlasdropperofworlds Re:Save us Apple. You're our only hope! (255 comments)

The original iPad was (and still is) fabulously overpriced for what it is.

about 6 months ago
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Apple Rumored To Be Exploring Medical Devices, Electric Cars To Reignite Growth

atlasdropperofworlds Re:Take medicine away from the wizards (255 comments)

And yet, tablets as capable as the ipad for much cheaper abound. The iPad is still expensive.

And yet, the CEO of BlackBerry didn't exactly understand the cost of things, as the iphone was not the first touch-screen handheld.

And yet, Razer has created something more powerful than the MBP for less than the equivalently specced MBP. Also, Microsoft has released a piece of hardware specced like the Air, but with a high resolution display and a touchscreen, for less than the Air.

So, no.

about 6 months ago
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Godot Game Engine Released Under MIT License

atlasdropperofworlds Re:Mac support (73 comments)

This is where "It just works" hurts you...

about 7 months ago
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Godot Game Engine Released Under MIT License

atlasdropperofworlds Re:Is this like CrystalSpace? (73 comments)

> Also, they were designed for hardware architectures not relevant any more today.

Actually, that hardware is completely and still dominantly relevant in the gaming scene. Perhaps you missed the billion-dollar releases?

about 7 months ago
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Microsoft Security Essentials Misses 39% of Malware

atlasdropperofworlds Re:They'd get convicted again (149 comments)

Insecure OS? It seems to be holding up with linux just fine at pwn2own.

about 8 months ago
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Microsoft Security Essentials Misses 39% of Malware

atlasdropperofworlds Re:They'd get convicted again (149 comments)

MSSE is not bundled with 7. Defender (which is the same thing) is bundled in 8 and 8.1.

about 8 months ago
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Microsoft Security Essentials Misses 39% of Malware

atlasdropperofworlds They'd get convicted again (149 comments)

If they made a good security product, I'm pretty sure there would be much gnashing of teeth. Remember the uproar because MS dared to include a browser and media player? I'm sure if they put a decent antivirus product in Windows they'd just get sued again.

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Would You Secure Your Parents' PC?

atlasdropperofworlds Re:They're dead (408 comments)

If it's a Win7+ machine, the built-in backup solution works just fine. It's also simple in case you don't have/want to use the software to restore: Files are in zip archives, the system image is a vhd which can be booted in a virtual - you can actually "test" your backup images by booting them in microsoft's virtualization software. It rolls over for hdd space and all, and run effectively maintenance free (in fact, don't touch it). I can't remember if vista had a built-in backup solution.

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why So Hard Landing Interviews In Seattle Versus SoCal?

atlasdropperofworlds Re:Get a local phone number (506 comments)

That's unfortunate, because most bay area companies will pay moving expenses. I actually won't work for a company that doesn't, even if I don't need to move to work for it - it's an indication, to me, of other things that could be wrong.

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why So Hard Landing Interviews In Seattle Versus SoCal?

atlasdropperofworlds Re:Get a local phone number (506 comments)

There is a downside to this approach, at least if actually taken "all the way": Tech companies will often pay for full moving expenses. Every company I've been involved with did, and all but one were quite generous about it. If he ends up having to completely hide that fact he's not in Seattle, he won't get that benefit.

about 9 months ago
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Bill Gates's Plan To Improve Our World

atlasdropperofworlds Re:Most of the problems listed have a single cause (445 comments)

> So far, there has never been a society that had Atheism as one of it's tenets

I think the problem with Stalinist Russia was Stalin. It was also not free of religion, it placed Stalin in that role instead.

The concept that you need religion to preach morals is completely preposterous. Religion is a human creation after all, so clearly we already have an ingrained sense of morals.

about 10 months ago
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Man In Tesla Model S Fire Explains What Happened

atlasdropperofworlds Re:So. (526 comments)

Odd. It seems /. is very anti-tesla to me.

about 10 months ago
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Man In Tesla Model S Fire Explains What Happened

atlasdropperofworlds Re:is this a dupe article? (526 comments)

It's probably cheaper not to get into accidents.

about 10 months ago
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Man In Tesla Model S Fire Explains What Happened

atlasdropperofworlds Re:They should upgrade the warning ... (526 comments)

They should. It's easy to detect, easy to predict. Batteries are like fuel, except they carry their own oxidants as well. They will almost always burn when damaged until we build the tech to prevent it. We will build such tech, but only when pressed.

about 10 months ago
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Microsoft To Can Skype API; Third-Party Products Will Not Work

atlasdropperofworlds Re: And nothing of value was lost... (330 comments)

Most people I know use the share desktop feature to quickly show photos if they're off somewhere. Facetime is also apple-specific, and most phones in the world are android, and there are a few people on windows phones and blackberry still. I prefer things that can be used by everyone regardless of platform. Nothing from apple is suitable in that regard, and I doubt they ever will be.

about 10 months ago
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Torvalds: SteamOS Will 'Really Help' Linux On the Desktop

atlasdropperofworlds Re:Bullshit (304 comments)

I prefer the new VS aesthetic to the old one. The only issues I have with VS are that for new developers some of the configuration options are buried a bit too deeply. However, it's that much harder setting up emacs (or vim) to even approach what VS does, and still in the end the toolset is less robust. I've been waiting for gdb to stop it's random segfaulting for almost 20 years now...

about 10 months ago

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