* Posts by CyberCipher

7 publicly visible posts • joined 16 Nov 2011

Engineers are cold and dead inside, research shows


Some of the most infamous terrorists of the 21st century were former engineers.

So there's that.

Dawn of the X-Men? MUTANTS swarm AMONG US, say geneticists


White people are...

FREAKS! (I've long suspected that it was so. Now we have PROOF.)

Microsoft dumps Metro from Windows 8


Metro is so Retro, so they should call it

the Windows H8 Retro Interface -- because it looks like Windows 1.0 (circa 1985).

And besides, that's what my dog has been calling it for the last 10 months or so.

Windows 8: We kick the tyres on Redmond's new tablet wheels


It's Deja Vu all over again

Most of you whippersnappers are too young to remember Windows 1.0. It came out in 1985. It had tiled windows (just like Metro - not the overlapping windows that we now all expect and take for granted). I know because I ran that bitch on a Tandy 2000 on top of DOS 2. In retrospect, it was a rather lame response to Apple's Mac (IMHO) which came out the year before (1984). Take a hard look at the Windows 8 logo. It's almost identical to the old Windows 1.0 logo. Redmond is messin' with us.

BTW, I'm typing this with IE10 on Windows 8 build 8400. My personal use aside, there's one thing that I am absolutely certain about, viz Metro along-side a crippled desktop will NEVER fly in the corporate world where I work. Neither will cloud based computing (the security Nazis will never allow it). If Microsoft does not have a better offering available by the time Windows 7 expires, there will be a head-long rush of these techno-nerds to other platforms on the desktop (Linux already has a significant presence, BTW). It'll be like setting a fire inside a crowded theater.

Google's Siri-a-like to be named 'Majel' after Trek actress



You can't be Siri-ous.

Assange: 'iPhone, BlackBerry, Gmail users - you're all screwed'

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You're doin' it wrong.

What a fantastic opportunity to rickroll the poor saps that are working for the intelligence agencies.

Adobe Flex SDK bombshell STUNS developers


Besides Flex Builder, does anyone out there know of an integrated development environment (IDE) that can not only match the convenience and feature set offered by Eclipse /Flex but that can also produce code (HTML5 or otherwise) that runs across IE, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari in a seamless fashion (without browser incompatibilities)?

Anyone? BUELLER?

*crickets chirping*