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Gates' Future of Education Straight Out of '60s

devxo Bill Gates (203 comments)

I think Bill Gates succeeded in a lot. He brought us Windows, DOS and all the amazing computer experience associated with his products. Great job from a great guy.

more than 3 years ago
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Court Rules It's Ok To Tag Pics On Facebook Without Permission

devxo tagging is fine (201 comments)

Why wouldn't tagging be within law? Tagging a photo is similar to someone asking "who is that person" and the photographer telling him. Sure, Facebook gets extra data, but then you should tell your friends not to tag you in photos.

more than 3 years ago
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IPad 2 Teardown Shows Tablet's Guts

devxo Tablets (368 comments)

I don't really like the normal tablet style of iPad. I mean, it works I guess, but people are more used to holding books. I got interested in tablets after I saw Microsoft's Courier, but it looks like they cancelled it.

Is there any other more natural feeling tablet? It would be much better than the usual ones. Since all the Android devices are quite much clones of each other, I hope someone uses this to their advantage and makes a device like Courier. Or Microsoft should continue their project. It's really interesting anyway.

more than 3 years ago
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Dutch Court Lifts PlayStation 3 Seizure Order

devxo Bluray is a mistake (95 comments)

This is why I wish HD-DVD would have won. Bluray is patent encumbered, has mandatory DRM and is controlled by todays most evil firm Sony. Now it's too late and there is no competition anymore.. Say what you will, but Microsoft was fighting for the greater good with HD-DVD. Now we get all this shit from Sony.

This is what happens when we let money talk and assholes win.

more than 3 years ago
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Google Draws Fire From Congress

devxo It's certainly time for this already! (212 comments)

Google is smart. They're playing the nice little guy who give everything for free. Even slashdotters love them because it's free. People fail to see the evil behind all that seemingly nice stuff. All the data mining, selling to advertisers, everything. This is why I prefer to pay for software like Microsoft's - their business model is honest and I get what I pay for. Nothing extra, nothing hidden.

more than 3 years ago
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China Switching To Home-Grown Chips For Supercomputers

devxo Domination (198 comments)

This makes sure US companies can't hide spying equipment and China slowly but surely takes more foothold over technology and in the end gaining world domination.

more than 3 years ago
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Apple vs. Microsoft: a Tale of Two Mobile Updates

devxo Windows Phone 7 (257 comments)

Slashdotters have usually put Windows Phone 7 down because of the old clumsy feel of older Windows Mobile phones and the OS, but you have to remember WP7 is completely different beast and it's completely redesigned. Personally I think it has great future in front of it. They have the best phone manufacturer Nokia on board and WP7 is a huge advancement as OS. C# and other available languages along with Xbox Live and XNA integration is awesome or developers. For users the interface is at the same time innovative and easy to use, and they don't need to take a specific phone but can choose from wide array of phones the one that best suits them. Still WP7 doesn't have the fragmentation issue that Android has because Microsoft at least has some hardware requirements for the phones.

As soon as Nokia's Windows Phone 7 devices are released, I will probably get one. Both iPhone and Android have many issues caused mostly because they're fundamentally so far from each, like left and right. Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 is in the middle ground and takes the best from both worlds.

more than 3 years ago
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Doom Creator Says Direct3D Is Now Better Than OpenGL

devxo DirectX (405 comments)

It's been true for almost 10 years. In fact Microsoft's support for DirectX has always been better than what OpenGL had. Microsoft made it easy to use with all their programming tools and languages and had a great documentation. The API was always cleaner too. There were tons of books written for DirectX. This is the area Microsoft handles extremely well - their Visual Studio development environment is the best IDE on the market and they create great tools for developers. Their mobile development tools kick Apple's and Google's (C#, Visual Studio and Silverlight against Java...).

It would be nice to see open source community wake up and start developing a competitor, as just now Microsoft is the driving force that innovates new technologies for PC and Xbox360 graphics and gaming. But for once it looks like the fact they're the only one doing so isn't slowing them down - they do a good job.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Patent Deems Comic Books Shameful

devxo People associate it wrongly (209 comments)

Well, are you sure would really want to tell right away to some girl you meet that you read comic books or watch anime? Things like can make people think about you wrongly. And for example, when I'm visiting Thailand I like the ladyboys there, but it's not something I'd say to anyone when I first meet them.

more than 3 years ago
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Gamer Banned From Dragon Age II Over Forum Post

devxo Bad summary (469 comments)

Ah, in true slashdot spirit the summary "forgets" a few things from the story. First of all, he wasn't banned from playing the game. He bought the game from EA online store and because he was banned, the installer didn't work. And to be honest, for me that sounds more like a bug than EA trying to ban him from a single player game.

more than 3 years ago
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Copyright Troll Complains of Defendant's Legal Fees

devxo Re:Set up the precedent (138 comments)

They're not all BS lawsuits. For example they also sued many search engine spamming websites that were just scraping content from other sites and trying to make money with other peoples content. Righthaven should just concentrate on those ones.

more than 3 years ago
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US Lawyers Target Swedish Pirate, and His Unicorn

devxo Wise-ass (181 comments)

Well, that'll teach him to be a wise-ass. Seriously, it's probably the most stupid way to personally handle legal things, even if the almighty The Pirate Bay is doing it...

more than 3 years ago
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Flash-to-HTML5 Translator: Smart But Not Pretty

devxo Re:Oh boy! (77 comments)

Ugh, I find the original page much better to read. Print version has way too wide text to read on computer screen and is missing styles and paging.

more than 3 years ago
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In Isk We Trust: the EVE Online IskBank Exposed

devxo Re:EVE is terrible. (145 comments)

They're based in Moldova where average wage is US$250 per month. It's a large amount for them.

more than 3 years ago
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Has GNOME Rejected Canonical Help? Shuttleworth Responds

devxo Nokia had the same problem (181 comments)

Shuttleworth notes to that end, "Weâ(TM)ve failed." He adds, "Much of the language, and much of the decision making Iâ(TM)ve observed within Gnome, is based on the idea that Unity is competition WITH Gnome, rather than WITHIN Gnome."

There was a story on The Register today on why Nokia failed. They had the exact same problem - teams that should be working together are fighting against each other and in the end just losing together. That seems to be a large problem in OSS community too, and it's no wonder Nokia had it too (they had many Linux developers). But when a software company, usually proprietary, is ran good, it doesn't suffer such problems as management makes good decisions and gives orders. That is why Windows works good and why the quality is consistent.

more than 3 years ago
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Firefox 4 RC1 Released

devxo Re:UI is still sluggish (189 comments)

Well, YouTube for example. If you stream using iPhone, you get H.264. In fact, you get H.264 even with the normal flash player.

more than 3 years ago
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Firefox 4 RC1 Released

devxo Re:UI is still sluggish (189 comments)

Real open standards won you all just don't know it yet.

H.264 is supported universally in millions of devices, from mobile phones to professional video editing hardware, consoles and HDTV's. WebM is too late in to the game this round. They still have a change to gain it in future codecs, but now H.264 has already won.

more than 3 years ago
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Firefox 4 RC1 Released

devxo UI is still sluggish (189 comments)

It looks like they made Firefox look exactly like Chrome. However, there is one problem - Firefox's UI still feels sluggish, just like before. Personally I love how fast Opera's UI is and it makes the browser feel lightweight too. Chrome is close to that, but both IE and Firefox lag behind. Maybe it's XUL or something else, but it needs to be improved.

Oh yeah, and Firefox is the only browser that doesn't support H.264 even if it's installed in the system. How am I supposed to watch those HTML5 H.264 videos?

more than 3 years ago
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How the PC Is Making Consoles Look Out of Date

devxo Not only graphics (568 comments)

You also need a PC with keyboard and mouse for precise controls. That's something consoles don't offer. There is no way you can use console to shoot me as fast as I can shoot you with a mouse. As soon as I see you, you are dead.

more than 3 years ago

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