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Fighting the Culture of 'Worse Is Better'

spongman Oh dear (240 comments)

scroll, scroll, "lisp", back.

about a week ago
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NADA Is Terrified of Tesla

spongman vacuum cleaners (455 comments)

there was a time when vacuum cleaners were sold by door-to-door salesmen. imagine if we had corrupt politicians still propping up that ridiculous practice today and the only way to buy a vacuum cleaner was to wait for some schmuck to turn up at your doorstep and throw a bunch of dirt at your feet when you opened the door.

about 4 months ago
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It's Time For the Descent Games Return

spongman WebDescent (251 comments)

heh, i started writing a WebGL version of descent a while back. never finished it, but you can play with it here: WebDescent (only tested on Chrome).

about 5 months ago
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Netflix Gets What It Pays For: Comcast Streaming Speeds Skyrocket

spongman Re:Netflix makes bad choices (328 comments)

Not if netflix made it clear that the additional charge was due to comcast's extortion. Do you blame the store for the additional sales tax? No. So you shouldn't blame netflix for the comcast tax.

about 6 months ago
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Netflix Gets What It Pays For: Comcast Streaming Speeds Skyrocket

spongman Re:Netflix makes bad choices (328 comments)

It's trivial. You just ask do a lookup on the source IP address on stream start. If that steam is initiated by a machine on comcast's network then you add the amount of streamed data to a running count for that user. At the end of the month divvy up the comcast extortion charge between all users that have streamed over comcast's network. If users start complaining just forward them to Comcast support.

about 6 months ago
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Netflix Gets What It Pays For: Comcast Streaming Speeds Skyrocket

spongman Re:Consumers pay (328 comments)

netflix offered to set up a direct connection to comcast before at netflix's expense. but comcast declined, saying that netflix must pay.

about 6 months ago
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Netflix Gets What It Pays For: Comcast Streaming Speeds Skyrocket

spongman Re:Consumers pay (328 comments)

this won't eat into their margins, it'll eat into their content budget, which directly affects me - a non-comcast customer. i'm pissed.

about 6 months ago
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Netflix Gets What It Pays For: Comcast Streaming Speeds Skyrocket

spongman Re:that was quick! (328 comments)

they offered to do that, and comcast declined.

about 6 months ago
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Netflix Gets What It Pays For: Comcast Streaming Speeds Skyrocket

spongman Re:huh? (328 comments)

... subsidized by those that steam netflix on NOT(comcast).

about 6 months ago
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Netflix Gets What It Pays For: Comcast Streaming Speeds Skyrocket

spongman Re:Seriously (328 comments)

did you try sonic.net or other local providers? you might be able to get a decent DSL connection at a good price.

about 6 months ago
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Netflix Gets What It Pays For: Comcast Streaming Speeds Skyrocket

spongman Re:So Netflix wants to change how it connects (328 comments)

netflix should charge the comcast customers extra for every byte of data sent via a comcast connection.

about 6 months ago
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Netflix Gets What It Pays For: Comcast Streaming Speeds Skyrocket

spongman Re:Netflix makes bad choices (328 comments)

actually, they should have paid, and then passed that charge directly on to comcast users as an additional 'comcast bandwidth guarantee' charge on their monthly netflix bill.

that way the rest of us don't have to pay for comcast's shitty policies.

about 6 months ago
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Netflix Gets What It Pays For: Comcast Streaming Speeds Skyrocket

spongman I'm pissed (328 comments)

I'm pissed about this. I'm a netflix subscriber, but not a comcast user, but presumably my netflix subscription is going to suffer because of this. or are netflix going to charge comcast subscribers more?

about 6 months ago
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Neovim: Rebuilding Vim For the 21st Century

spongman Re:Never understood the modes (248 comments)

Why can't we just be in insert mode constantly and use Ctrl+something for all the commands

CTRL-O is your friend.

about 7 months ago
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Does Relying On an IDE Make You a Bad Programmer?

spongman Re:New IDEs (627 comments)

Only the most ignorant would be fooled like this. And for them, until they learn otherwise, the tools at least will make them productive. For everyone else, like I said, there's no illusion, only utility.

about 8 months ago
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Does Relying On an IDE Make You a Bad Programmer?

spongman Re:New IDEs (627 comments)

i'm not sure what you're talking about. for vs, at least, there's no illusion - you move controls around in the designer and the code changes. or, you change the code and the controls move on the designer. nothing is hidden. you want to write custom positioning code? go ahead. you want flow layout, there are controls that provide that (usable from code or within the designer).

crap tools are crap, yes. not all tools are crap, though.

about 8 months ago
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Navy Won't Investigate Nuclear Pollution At San Francisco's Treasure Island

spongman Re:Is it going to be paved? (121 comments)

red paint isn't going to stop the gammas from Ba137.

about 8 months ago
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Does Relying On an IDE Make You a Bad Programmer?

spongman Re:New IDEs (627 comments)

The ui builder in vs generates (and parses) code that you would have had to write anyway. It doesn't hide anything from you any more than photoshop hides the work of setting pixel values. Does having to calculate and type in coordinate values by hand make you a better programmer?

about 8 months ago

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MIcrosoft buys Teamprise, will ship Linux tools

spongman spongman writes  |  more than 4 years ago

spongman (182339) writes "Microsoft's Senior Vice President, Developer Division, S. Somasegar has announced that Microsoft has acquired Teamprise from Sourcegear, LLC, and will be shipping it as part of the upcoming Visual Studio 2010 release. Teamprise is an Eclipse plugin (and related tools) for connecting to Team Foundation Server, Microsoft's source-control/project-management system. What's most interesting about this is not only that Microsoft has realized that heterogeneous development platforms are important to their developer customers, but the fact that Microsoft themselves will now be developing and shipping products based on those heterogeneous platforms, including 5 versions of Unix."
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