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Ask Slashdot: Is Pascal Underrated?

laa Re:Delphi cross platform? (416 comments)

We did some test apps during the alpha/beta testers program and purchased one license for "recreational use". We created some half-production use web server apps with it, but it was mostly used to play with. Nothing with GUI, though, only server stuff.

Now that I come to think of it, there was something funny with the UI code. Did it hardlink in QT? I think it did. Borland (or whatever they were called at the time) coughed up some dough and got a license where they could link in QT libraries in the executables. It was portable, but probably anything but quick.

6 hours ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Pascal Underrated?

laa Re:Delphi cross platform? (416 comments)

The IDE used wine, but the apps were native. You could even do server side Apache dynamic libraries for your linux web server. Technically it was a nice effort (even though the wine IDE discouraged three of the seven potential buyers). Commercially it never stood a chance, it lacked a market and it was obvious it could never create one.

7 hours ago
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Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

laa Re:Last century stuff (753 comments)

Nice language, dude! The credit card companies, at least here, charged a fixed percentage regardless of the sum. That's why you logic is all wrong, the cost for the merchant is the same (relatively) for a 10 cent purchase as it is for a 100€ purchase. On the contrary, handling cash is way more expensive.

I once tried to by a car with plastic, but was refused because the transaction fee would have been enormous.

And no, I'm not a immigrant, and yes, I have loads of sisu.

about 6 months ago
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Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

laa Last century stuff (753 comments)

I never carry any cash on me and even pay 10 [euro] cent (roughly equaling a dime) purchases with plastic. And I'm certainly not the only one amongst my friends. Cash is clumsy, dirty and so last century. That's Finland for you.

about 6 months ago
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Finland To Legalize Use of Unsecured Wi-Fi

laa Rate this up guys (151 comments)

Hilarious! Somebody mod parent up, I'm out of mod points.

Actually since Conan is "between jobs" maybe we could make him King instead?

more than 4 years ago
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Ballmer, IBM Surprised By Oracle-Sun Deal

laa Re:I still can't believe it... (324 comments)

Exactly what kind of colleagues do you have, with family but no girlfriend or wife? :)

Nitpicking module deactivated.

more than 5 years ago
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Slashdot Launches User Achievements

laa Re:Come on (1582 comments)

I know! Me misses it, too!

more than 5 years ago
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Five Questions With Michael Widenius

laa Re:Politics as usual (71 comments)

I think this thread is about 5 question for MW that he has already answered :)

Fascist! :)

more than 5 years ago
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Comrade, You Are So Not Getting a Dell

laa Re:And Michael Looked Back (600 comments)

But why did you mention Europe?

Maybe because large parts of the population of Russia (including the inhabitants of its capital) lives in Europe? Just a hunch, though...

more than 5 years ago
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FireFox 3.1 Leaves IE in the Dust

laa Re:Does this really matter? (435 comments)

At least one. I.

I swapped from Netscape to Firefox because Netscape was "less lighting fast". But yes, I suppose you need to have an old mastodont like Netscape in order to change browser purely for performance reasons.

more than 6 years ago

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