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Steve Jobs Dead At 56

iMaple Re:I read somewhere... (1613 comments)

Bill Gates respects and misses him too http://allthingsd.com/20111005/bill-gates-i-will-miss-steve-immensely/

I'm truly saddened to learn of Steve Jobs' death. Melinda and I extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends, and to everyone Steve has touched through his work. Steve and I first met nearly 30 years ago, and have been colleagues, competitors and friends over the course of more than half our lives. The world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impact Steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come. For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it's been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely.

more than 2 years ago
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IDEs With VIM Text Editing Capability?

iMaple Re:Netbeans ( or others ) (193 comments)

And if you want to use Visual Studio then visit the main download page
http://www.vim.org/download.php and get:
ftp://ftp.vim.org/pub/vim/pc/gvim72ole.zip
(OLE GUI executable, A GUI version with OLE support. This offers a few extra features, such as integration with Visual Developer Studio. But it uses quite a bit more memory.)

And you can safely disregard the more memory part, if you are already using visual studio :D

http://vim.wikia.com/wiki/Integrate_gvim_with_Visual_Studio for tips if you need help setting it up.

more than 4 years ago
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Former Microsoft CTO Builds Kitchen Laboratory

iMaple Patent troll or genuis (or both ?) (127 comments)

The was an article on him a few years ago which seemed to suggest that he was being a patent troll and his 'inventions' just a cover (though to be fair he is a real super genius... worked with Stephen Hawking, publications in Nature and Science and even a paper on paleontology !!! ):

http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/2006/07/10/8380798/

(Who's afraid of Nathan Myhrvold?
The giants of tech, that's who. And they have a nasty name for the former Microsoft honcho: "patent troll."
FORTUNE Magazine
By Nicholas Varchaver, FORTUNE senior writer
June 26 2006: 1:20 PM EDT)

Patent troll or not, I have to admit that kitchen would have any tech savy cook drooling :) :)

more than 4 years ago
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Are There Affordable Low-DPI Large-Screen LCD Monitors?

iMaple Re:Software? (549 comments)

on Windows 7 (and vista) Win key and '+' together does exactly that.

more than 4 years ago
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Are There Affordable Low-DPI Large-Screen LCD Monitors?

iMaple Re:Why reduce the DPI instead of using larger font (549 comments)

The newer versions of Windows have a "Change the size of text and other items on the screen" that scales fonts and (most) icons up nicely. KDE has a font scaling option too (and I'm sure other window managers will have that as well).

I think using scaling is a much better option than buying a low dpi screen (for example anti-aliasing looks waaaay better)

more than 4 years ago
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How Do You Sync & Manage Your Home Directories?

iMaple Re:Windows users? (421 comments)

Check out windows live mesh ( http://www.mesh.com/ ) . It works with Macs and windows mobile phones (no linux support :( ) and you get 5GB of cloud storage too.

more than 5 years ago
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Unsolicited Offer For My Personal Domain Name?

iMaple Re:Turn the Screws on Their Thumbs (542 comments)

Well, you can just write them a polite email informing that you use the domain and it is not up for sale. However if they really need the domain, and are willing to recompensate you for the hassle of moving to another domain, you would be willing to help them out.

That way they can make an offer, are you get into no legal trouble (You clearly show that you do not wish to sell the domain, unless it is to help them out).

more than 5 years ago

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