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Bass Bass I need better writers.
  • node.js tools for Visual Studio

    In a similar vein, there is also Python tools for Visual Studio:


    This kind of stuff makes Visual Studio a much more useful IDE then it would be otherwise. Good job.

  • Xamarin and MSDN

    Please. $1000 is not a lot of money. Hiring a developer to actually code stuff is something like two orders of magnitude more. I find it mildly obnoxious that people who have no problem spending thousands of dollars on MSDN can't somehow spend a fraction of that amount on product that increases the scope of their products to hundreds of millions of additional devices. Especially considering that the company asking for that money actually needs it (Microsoft could do just fine giving out Visual Studio).

  • Microsoft should open-source Windows XP

    , evildictait​or wrote


    Have you tried running a recent build of ReactOS? It works pretty well. It's certainly not bug-free (but then neither is XP), but it'll run most things that ran on Windows XP out-of-the-box.

    It still has the same general disclaimer on the website since I've last used it:

    ReactOS 0.3.16 is still in alpha stage, meaning it is not feature-complete and is recommended only for evaluation and testing purposes.

    The bolding is theirs, but rather convenient.

  • Microsoft should open-source Windows XP

    , evildictait​or wrote

    And as ReactOS has shown, an open-sauce clone of Windows 2000 gathers basically zero interest from the open source community or from users at large, so it seems a little bit odd to assume that open saucing XP would magically change that.

    The difference is Windows XP is actually usable.

  • node.js tools for Visual Studio

    Yeah mostly Microsoft developed it. It's just a Visual Studio plugin. I think you Visual Studio 2013 to use it though. I haven't tried it yet, but from the description it looks pretty decent.

  • node.js tools for Visual Studio

    Thought I'd put this out there:


    Includes TypeScript support. Naturally.

  • IE6 hate is misdirected

    Microsoft's sin wasn't IE6, but basically stopping web browser development at it.

  • Microsoft should open-source Windows XP

    Yeah it would be awesome. Totally awesome for us maybe, but completely f**king retarded from a business sense for Microsoft. Windows XP cannibalizes enough sales of newer versions of Windows without even being open source. Ironically it probably makes more sense to open source Windows 8.1 (because of the alternate revenue streams besides licensing), but still a pretty bad idea.

    Microsoft is actually fairly intelligent with their decisions of what they open source and not. They probably consider if it something they can sell as a proprietary product and make a non-trivial amount of money, it's probably not going to end up open source. If having it used broadly and have a community around it is more important, it's going to probably end up as open source. This true for Google's and pretty any company's open source strategy by the way.

  • Laptops for Development

    I just have Kubuntu and Mac OS X on my Mac. I do notice trackpad (I guess overly sensitive to clicking motions) is very wonky on Kubuntu.

  • Brandan Eich Steps Down as CEO of Mozilla

    , RealBboy360 wrote

    If you think about it, giving money to a church is worse that what this guy did cus the bible says,

     "If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them." (Leviticus 20:13 KJV)

    I'm not sure how the bible gets a free pass on wanting to kill gays.

    What I don't get is how the * did we end up in a situation where so many people, for millennia followed this like it's 'One True Source For Everything, All Other Opinions Are Hearsay And Must Be Eliminated'. What a mindfuck. Ooops I just threw down some controversy. Is it really that controversial any more?

    But seriously, just imagine how the world be if the West discovered the scientific method just a few centuries earlier. Which might have been realistic if certain religious authorities didn't go all thought police on people with different opinions. I'd probably have my own badass ti-fighter spaceship with plasma cannons and sh!t and of course robot sidekicks. Why the f*ck did you take this away from me, stupid ancestors? Why?