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  • 2,5 Biolion only for one game ?

    , brian.​shapiro wrote

    *snip*

    Mojang was earning a decent amount of profit each year, $129m in 2013. If all he wanted was money, my guess is he could have continued to build the company and earned from his investment in it. I guess he didn't want to do that.

    From interviews back when he was only a millionaire I recall him saying he wasn't sure what do to with it, ergo virtually all his money just sits unused in a bank account. This deal makes Notch rich enough where having a private jumbo jet don't even make a huge dent on his finances, fyi. All from a game perhaps any developer here could have made the core elements at least in a few months. 

  • This has to be a joke

    Yes. Hollywood might be right here. It has been argued[1][2] that strong AI is the most complete threat to human existence. Even total nuclear war is likely to spare some humans, and even the worst superbugs tends to cause their hosts (including humans) to evolve resistances over time. But a superintelligent AI would could kill humans dead if it desired to do, simply because it would be way smarter.

    http://www.vox.com/2014/8/19/6031367/oxford-nick-bostrom-artificial-intelligence-superintelligence

    http://archive.wired.com/wired/archive/8.04/joy_pr.html

  • Netbook vs. Chromebook (part deux)

    , contextfree` wrote

    *snip*

    lol, I was thinking of buying a chromebook to put some distro on because people on forums said they made good cheap Linux laptops but now I see those people were clearly insane.

    I don't know if it is every Chromebook honestly. I have the Samsung with the ARM processor. You can open it up and move some jumper to reduce that screen to three seconds, but it voids the warranty. It's a shame because it actually runs Ubuntu really well.

  • This has to be a joke

    And Notch resigns from Mojang..

    http://notch.net/2014/09/im-leaving-mojang/

  • 2,5 Biolion only for one game ?

    Think how many Panzer tanks they could have bought instead.

  • Netbook vs. Chromebook (part deux)

    , cbae wrote

    *snip*

    You said Windows is "fundamentally" garbage. ChromeOS is fundamentally Linux. ChromeOS is essentially a shell on top of Linux that hides all of its warts. If Microsoft thought it necessary to do the same, it wouldn't be all that difficult to do (on a technical basis, that is). They'd have more difficulties dealing with the blowback that usually comes with any significant change that they introduce.

    Isn't that what WinRT attempted to do? :D Microsoft is a victim of their success. But also, the whole Metro idea was pretty lame. Google's "embrace-extend the web" model I think makes a whole lot more sense, I don't think DBVS's story is all that unique either. I know I use a computer much more diversely then most people, but Firefox is always the first thing I open, and the last thing I close.

  • Netbook vs. Chromebook (part deux)

    , cbae wrote

    *snip*

    And if Linux had 95% market share, they'd all be asking you to fix their broken Linux machines. Of course, it would have to be about 2054 for that to happen. Maybe you'll still be alive then.

    Linux what? ChromeOS is Linux, but it doesn't suffer the same problems simply because it's immutable. You can't * up the software, because you can't change it. Not the best design either. But it will never drag along billions of dollars of hanger-on computer repair and security companies along for the ride. (Although I suppose you like that Windows creates jobs through it's hilariously awful design.)

    Not saying that won't stop Best Buy from at least trying to sell a three-figure Geek Squad "computer security" package with a Chromebook. :)

  • Netbook vs. Chromebook (part deux)

    , evildictait​or wrote

    *snip*

    Right. Just like how trying to edit the registry requires you to elevate via UAC and then click through the prompt that says "Adding information can cause components to stop working correctly".

    Normal users don't edit or see the registry. It's not like we're living in 1995 anymore.

    Not keys that don't require elevated privs. I'm not even in the business of "IT" anymore and I get everyone I know and barely know ask me to fix their broken Windows machines. It's 2014 I think. Windows's design is pure garbage, and always will be because it's fundamental to Windows itself (unless Microsoft lends the rights to the trademark Windows to some other OS). 

  • Windows 9 Leaks

    , bondsbw wrote

    According to this (which links to the same site, but is written in English), Metro appears to be gone from desktop users.

    Meaning they are taking away my beautiful TWM-like snap view environment.

    Meaning I am pissed at all those people who (you know who you are) constantly complained and complained and complained and complained and complained and complained and complained and complained and complained and complained and complained and complained and complained and complained and complained and complained and complained and complained and complained and complained and complained and complained and complained and complained and complained and complained and complained and complained and complained and complained and complained and complained and complained and complained and complained and complained and complained and complained and complained and complained and complained and complained and complained and complained and complained and complained and complained and complained until they took out some very useful tools.

    Thanks.  :@

    You should fork Windows 9, add the UI code from Windows 8 and call it Windows Mint.

  • Netbook vs. Chromebook (part deux)

    Actually it's more something like "your computer is insecure, press space to correct" which makes it basically impossible to lend your dev mode Chromebook to anyone without them wiping any custom OS you put on it if you forget to tell them not to press space, and they might anyway. I'm talking from experience here. :'(