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Steve Ballmer Authored the Windows 3.1 Ctrl-Alt-Del Screen

snookiex Re:Windows 8 (169 comments)

A friend of mine told me recently that he got one by putting his laptop on hibernation while the peripherals were still connected. He disconnected them while in hibernation, and then woke the system up again.

about two weeks ago

Amazon To Buy Twitch For $970 Million

snookiex Re:MADMADMAD (61 comments)

he/she gets lucky and also picks the right people to do the real work

Well, apparently that's harder than it seems.

about three weeks ago

Android Wear Is Here

snookiex Re:Call me (129 comments)

it's not meant to be used to tell you the time

Then they shouldn't call them watches.

about 2 months ago

Pentagon Document Lays Out Battle Plan Against Zombies

snookiex Re:Funny Read (131 comments)

I found specially funny the possibility of facing EMZ (Evil Magic Zombies)

about 4 months ago

Linux May Succeed Windows XP As OS of Choice For ATMs

snookiex Re:Embedded (367 comments)

I'm totally for Overcharging Olinguito, it'd be onerously cute.

about 6 months ago

Youtube and Facebook May Be Banned In Turkey, Again

snookiex Great (57 comments)

I hope Turkish FB and YT users use this time to read a book.

about 6 months ago

The New PHP

snookiex Re:Too Little, Too Late & MtGox (254 comments)

There's another (minor) reason to prefix variables with $: That way you can use "reserved" words as variable or field names, say $class, $abstract, etc.

about 6 months ago

Does Relying On an IDE Make You a Bad Programmer?

snookiex Re:New IDEs (627 comments)

Sorry, as a Linux user and developer I tend to associate C/C++ development to stuff like Emacs or Qt Creator (I know, it's pure fanboism). The thing is that .NET platform and Visual Studio are very tightly integrated. VS provides the developer with tools that no other IDE provides (and I doubt they will ever do) to the point that I think that there are things that you can't do if it's not using VS, or at least not in a reasonable time frame. And it's not a rant against Microsoft because I've seen it in Java too. I'm not saying that's good or bad, I'm just stating that in modern IDEs you get to lose the control over your code sometimes and you are right, the complexity of the frameworks is also a reason for that.

about 7 months ago

Does Relying On an IDE Make You a Bad Programmer?

snookiex Re:New IDEs (627 comments)

Obviously I'm not talking about C++ development. .NET development tools in VS ease significantly programmer's life, but there are a lot of things underneath you don't see.

about 7 months ago

Does Relying On an IDE Make You a Bad Programmer?

snookiex New IDEs (627 comments)

The problem I see with IDEs like VS is that the hide a lot of complexity to programmers, which is good to boost your productivity, but the fact that you don't really know what's going on inside can back-fire if you are starting as a programmer. I've always thought that it's a good thing to do low level tasks at the beginning so you can build yourself up and don't depend on a specific tool.

about 7 months ago

How much time do you spend gaming compared to 10 years ago?

snookiex Complicated (270 comments)

Games are becoming increasingly complicated to my taste. I like simple games like Mario or Contra. Something I can play here and there with no need to follow a story line. Recently I gave away my Xbox 360 to my nephew and got a Gameboy Classic and it feels nice to play all those old games again. Indie games (like those included in the Humble Bundle) are also pretty interesting and less time-demanding.

about 7 months ago

Nokia Announces Nokia X Android Smartphone

snookiex Cool (105 comments)

I'd buy it.... as soon as it's supported by Cyanogenmod.

about 7 months ago

Facebook To Buy WhatsApp

snookiex Re:Bubble bursting in 3, 2, 1 ..... (199 comments)

The user base is significant (and the private information that comes with it) but I agree that there's a tech bubble many times bigger than the 98's. I wonder how much will the big investors get out of it before it bursts.

about 7 months ago

Mathematician: Is Our Universe a Simulation?

snookiex CTRL+C (745 comments)

I hope no one hits CTRL+C

about 7 months ago

Sinkhole Swallows 8 Vehicles Inside Bowling Green KY Corvette Museum

snookiex Re:Wrong Museum (97 comments)

I'm not Christian, but the place looks pretty cool :D

about 7 months ago

Red Hat Hires CentOS Developers

snookiex Re:Genious. Absolute genious. (91 comments)

Was it a poem? :D Well, on a serious note, it's kind of what Microsoft did back in the day (and still does somehow), or even Borland. It's a good strategy. In my company, we use CentOS for testing purposes, but in actual deployments we recommend our customers to get RHEL and buy support from the original developers of all the other open source components we use, if it applies.

about 7 months ago



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