10 posts • joined Wednesday 5th January 2011 00:43 GMT
quite absurd and incorrect
"These devices have moved from having a rudimentary phone system to being a full-fledged computer, with a sophisticated, modern operating system"
Android is actually based on Linux derived from Unix an OS that I was working on in 1984 and existed earlier than that, at a time when it was already ahead of where MS Windows is today and before I ever heard of MS. I fail to have any idea what patents they can be talking about. Is it not true that Windows phone 7 has only just managed to handle multi-tasking? Apple Max OSX is also built on basically BSD Unix, is that two derived from MS? I was using Unix in 1984 on a computer that could handle 30+ students logged on at once, that is not a modern operating system, but one certainly more advanced than any MS has come up with. lol
yes it is to do with ASP/ASP.NET
if you read the blog entry and look at the link to google search results, you will see it IS targetting ASP/ASP.NET websites. Whether the attack would work against PHP sites is not the point, the google results clearly show .aspx pages being returned, so yes they are affecting ASP.NET sites. OK they may be poorly codes, and they may not be:
As a PHP developer and an ASP.NET developer, I can say it is not always the case that developers are at fault, sometimes the framework code in .NET does not do what it should, as in the past I have had to code my own routines. Not saying that's whats going on here.
touch on desktop = fail
I agree with Steve Jobs, touch on vertical does not work. As a programmer of 20 years experience and having suffered two bouts of RSI, one thing I know is really bad ergonomically - working with arms raised. It's not comfortable and will damage people. The mouse and keyboard work fine. At home/office I use Windows XP/7 (games), Ubuntu/Mac (work), Android (phone), iOS(iPod). Horizontal on the desktop is bad too = neck problems.
It's not a design
Being an engineer and looking at said "design", I am pretty sure that is not a design, more like a sketch. I can't even see any dimensions. Have I missed something? Actions like this really turn me off Apple.
Microsoft is easier
Having programmed for many years in both .NET and PHP, my personal opinion is I find PHP easier. I still like the idea of being in control of exactly what gets sent to the browser. I made a choice to cross from .NET web application development over to PHP, because I like the language, it's more compatible with my preferred platforms and I know I am not going to be forced to retrain every few years or be totally dumped in favour of the next big MS tech. I used to work in the NHS, where the management thought PHP was not for big professional applications, I thought Facebook?
Nuclear not required for life on this planet
Why are some comments on here so aggressive? I don't like the attitude that because some people have an opinion, others of a different opinion call them twits. Well I am no twit but personally would feel safer in a world without nuclear energy. I don't full understand the physics, but to my reasoning, even if the chance of a bad nuclear accident were very small, over the possible lifetime of the global nuclear industry (1000s of years?), multiply by the number of power stations and take into account the time these radioactive elements take to decay, I expect the risk to life to be high. I personally like the path of energy conservation and using as little energy as possible in our lives, that then we dont NEED these scary technologies.
I use them all
For Web development Firefox cause of the add-ons, otherwise Chrome. I use Opera to open really big xml files etc, but I dont like it except it is fast. I use IE for testing only. And of course my desktop is Ubuntu.
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