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Raymond Chen authored the Windows 3.1 Ctrl+Alt+Del Screen

rfernand79 hit submit too soon (1 comments)

The title is incorrect: Ray Chen wrote the Windows 95 BSOD. Please take the submission down (I can't edit it), as this is not what I meant to send.

about 5 months ago

Google Reader: One Year Later

rfernand79 Re:"L" (132 comments)

It says design mockup at the bottom.

about 7 months ago

Slashdot Launches Re-Design

rfernand79 A little too white (2254 comments)

Good job! It's a little heavy on white space, but not too bad..

about 4 years ago

What SciFi Should Get the Reboot Treatment Next?

rfernand79 Tons! (922 comments)

Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, The Day of the Triffids, Chocky, The Tomorrow People, ...

about 5 years ago

How Do I Keep My Privacy While Using Google?

rfernand79 Re:Remember your tin foil hat (533 comments)

But you didn't! This is not about whether people are interesting or not. This is about privacy, which seems to be devalued in the public's opinion. 1984 was a cautionary tale, not a guidebook.

more than 5 years ago

The Best First Language For a Young Programmer

rfernand79 C# (634 comments)

C# is a modern, multi-paradigm, feature-rich and evolving language. It can be most intriguing for a young programmer because you can play at various levels of abstraction (from unsafe all the way up to LINQ) and express computation in various ways (you may do a Lambda expression for one thing and a method for another). And you can use it as a scripting language, as well. Young programmers running Windows can always get Visual Studio for free via DreamSpark. Young programmers running anything else can get MonoDevelop. There really is no excuse to skip this incredibly productive language. The plus side? migrating from C# to other paradigms should be simple. And the C# user community is just as friendly as any other free language's (minus the "RTFM, N00b!" replies.)

more than 5 years ago

Greenspan Tells Congress Bad Data Hurt Wall Street

rfernand79 Re:Alan Greenspan (496 comments)

We all have problems.

more than 6 years ago



Raymond Chen authored the Windows 3.1 Ctrl+Alt+Del Screen

rfernand79 rfernand79 writes  |  about 5 months ago

rfernand79 (643913) writes "Raymond Chen has posted a rather amusing clarification as to the provenance of the Windows 3.1 Ctrl+alt+Del Screen. The screen was not authored by Steve Ballmer, as reported by various sites. It was authored by Raymond Chen. Amusingly, his original post was misrepresented in amusing ways, in a variety of news outlets.

+1 for the echo chamber."

Scala: Next Steps

rfernand79 rfernand79 writes  |  about 5 months ago

rfernand79 (643913) writes "Infoworld has an interview with Martin Odersky, designer of Scala, in which they discuss the future of this popular language. Three versions are discussed as being part of the Scala roadmap: The first one (2.12) focuses on better integration with Java 8, and making use of the latest improvements in the JVM. The second one (Aida) focuses on cleaning up the Scala libraries. But the third one (Don Giovani) is about a fundamental rethink of Scala, with a strong focus on simplicity."
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Silverlight 2.0 released

rfernand79 rfernand79 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

rfernand79 writes "Via Scoot Guthrie's Blog we find out that Silverlight 2.0 has been released. The blog post notes some interesting statistics, including the magnitude of video streamed during the Olympics and the Democratic National Convention (both using Silverlight). "Hello Worlds" and interesting links are included in the blog."

rfernand79 rfernand79 writes  |  about 8 years ago

rfernand79 (643913) writes "A web ad pointing to this page on MSN, in addition to the recent clearification campaign and claims of Microsoft hiring people to boost their entries on Wikipedia has made me ask the following question to slashdot: What is good marketing in IT? I can see how Apple has a succesful marketing campaign encompassing the iPod nano (product) RED and their funny Get a Mac ads, but why are those strategies any better than Microsoft's? Most likely somebody out there thinks clearification is funnier than get a mac, or that product red is just a trendy "Bono" thing... still, why is Microsoft's image not improving?"


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