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Microsoft Announces Windows 10

jfdavis668 Re:we are DOOOMED!!! (629 comments)

I'm going to sing the doom song now...

yesterday
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Microsoft Announces Windows 10

jfdavis668 Re:At This Rate (629 comments)

I was thinking of going back to Windows 2.11. Screw this Internet crap.

yesterday
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Microsoft Announces Windows 10

jfdavis668 Re:MS did this before with MS Word (629 comments)

Word for Windows jumped to 6 to match Word for Mac, not Wordperfect. Word on the Mac was already at 6.

yesterday
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Microsoft Announces Windows 10

jfdavis668 Re:No 9? (629 comments)

Scared off by Yoko Ono?

yesterday
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Update: At Least 31 People Feared Dead After Japan Volcano Erupts

jfdavis668 No warning? (54 comments)

I don't think I have ever heard of a volcano erupting without any warning whatsoever.

3 days ago
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Astronomers Find Star-Within-a-Star, 40 Years After First Theorized

jfdavis668 Re:Wait, these are for real? (72 comments)

The outside of a Red Giant may be thought of as very tenuous, but the core is still a very dense place. The heat of the core would supply enough energy to the plasma so that it can, on average, escape being pulled into the neutron star. The extra gravity would actually increase the nuclear fusion rate, and generate more heat. Then again, on average, some of the plasma would be pulled into the neutron star. Slowly, the star core would be consumed.

about two weeks ago
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WSJ Reports Boeing To Beat SpaceX For Manned Taxi To ISS

jfdavis668 They really landed on the other moon (200 comments)

The Apollo missions actually landed on the other moon. There is a big international conspiracy to hide the fact that Earth has two moons.

about two weeks ago
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Solar Powered Technology Enhances Oil Recovery

jfdavis668 Wait until global warming really kicks in (82 comments)

I would have just waited for global warming to really kick in. The oil would be warm enough to extract without any added heat.

about two weeks ago
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The Exoplanets That Never Were

jfdavis668 Re:Red dwarfs form from so little matter (31 comments)

In the case of Jupiter, the original gas cloud is falling toward the Sun. Once the Sun becomes a protostar, the solar wind and light pressure pushes the infalling gas back out, away from the Sun, and toward Jupiter. A red dwarf generates far less wind and light pressure, and there is less stuff to start with. It doesn't mean that planets can't form, it just lowers the probability.

about three weeks ago
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The Exoplanets That Never Were

jfdavis668 Red dwarfs form from so little matter (31 comments)

I'm not surprised that there are no planets. Red dwarfs form from very small amounts of matter, and don't have the luminosity or stellar wind to stop the in-fall of matter into the central star. I don't doubt they can form, the same way double stars form, but the odds are lower. Just a lot less initial material to start with.

about three weeks ago
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After Celebrity Photo Leaks, 4chan Introduces DMCA Policy

jfdavis668 Mods are asleep (134 comments)

Post Ponies!

about a month ago
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After Celebrity Photo Leaks, 4chan Introduces DMCA Policy

jfdavis668 Re:ROFL LMAO LOOOOL (134 comments)

Somebody will start submitting DMCA takedown requests on everything.

about a month ago
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Does Learning To Code Outweigh a Degree In Computer Science?

jfdavis668 Don't know where the code runs (546 comments)

One of our Java development teams was discussing a new project, and one stated she doesn't know where the code runs. I over heard this, and went over to join the discussion. This is one of our best teams, and know one knew the answer. So I explained how Java Server Pages compile, and where each piece physically runs on multi-tier architecture. When these people learned to code, they learn though an IDE. Hit compile, and deploy the code, and it goes off into wonderland to run. They never learn how it actually happens. Have the same issue with SQL. Without the mathematical knowledge behind it, coders can't write complicated queries. Just learning to code is a good career, but you also need someone with the depth of knowledge to make it all work.

about a month ago

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Eliminate Windows Drive Letters, the time has come

jfdavis668 jfdavis668 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

jfdavis668 writes "Isn't it about time we eliminate Drive Letters from MS Windows? What other modern OS still saves A: and B: for floppy drives, and demands that the boot drive be C? Since the days of LAN Manager and its predecessors, drives could be accessed by \\ServerName\ShareName. I have been using drive letters since college, on VM/CMS and Bondwell CP/M machines, but that was almost 30 years ago. Isn't it about time we stop reserving A: for the floppy drive? We no longer need to save keystrokes by mapping names to drive letters. This may be too late for Windows 7, but needs to be eliminated in Windows 8."

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