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Java 7 is end of life coming up later this week (no more fixes).

And I still feel dirty for not supporting Java 5 any more.
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You're just a dirty, dirty man Ainsley
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Maybe you haven't noticed, but just about every scene in every blockbuster movie has the same color scheme.
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Wall to wall good advice here.
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Exactly.

Try to buy or vertical slice for free are the only variants that are honest. Clearly ad-supported with a minimum of permissions less so but such arrangements can allow a gameplay loop that is not compromised.

Most F2P games integrate monetisation and hard-sell into the gameplay loop though, and once you go there, you start making design decisions for all the wrong reasons.

https://twitter.com/llamasoft_ox/status/578139383007563776
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1 hour into windows updates...

How is it possible to have 2GB of updates, for basically the kernel + drivers + ie!?!

Surely the cumulative compressed binary deltas can't be more than 200MB? And why does it take hours on a 50mbit connection + ssd system partition. And why when I reboot after one batch of updated am I greeted with 60 more? It seems that I am replacing every DLL in the system, multiple times.

Windows 10 needs to be better than this.
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Windows 10 is better than this (so far)
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Excellent news. *

* (so long as unsigned apps continue to also be supported0
One of the reasons some people didn't like Windows 8 was that it seemed to include two versions of Windows: Live Tiles and the desktop, with touch-friend
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The beginning of the end of the "web" (css/dom/html/html5/js/etc..) as the most popular OS-independent "application" platform?

#androideverywhere  
"App Runtime for Chrome" takes a big step toward making Android a universal binary.
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"The most important programming language in the world."

Typo alert. The "r" is entirely redundant.
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JavaScript is the fax machine of popular programming languages.
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Atari 2600 programmers were absolutely amazing.

River Raid (by Carol Shaw) was a masterpiece of procedural generation. Pitfall (by David Crane) and Adventure (by Warren Robinett) were huge games (at the time) and fit into just 4096 bytes. 

If you haven't read it, and have a passion for gaming history and computer hardware, I very much recommend reading "Racing The Beam", by Nick Montfort.

The 2600-era was magical.
How two of the 2600's biggest original hits endured bad hardware, worse marketing.
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More GWT.create 2015 videos - Building a GWT 3.0 App with Java 8 by +James Nelson now live at http://gwtcreate.com/videos/index.html#gwt-with-java8
Tessell: A functional* reactive framework for GWT. While few would call Java or GWT "functional", the main idea of reactive programming can be applied to GWT applications to radically simplify large applications with complex behaviors. Tessell is a framework that provides a reactive core and a ...
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Tsutaya is a video/music/books/magazine rental and retail chain in Japan, albeit one that seems to be weathering the streaming revolution far better than its western counterparts - likely by playing to its strengths - which is a superb browsing and retail experience.

The Daikanyama store looks absolutely beautiful. Definitely on my list of places to visit next time I'm in town.
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