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Mark Stuckless
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My kids and friends enjoying the rink at night!
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Cada diez años, el pueblo en Canada donde vivo tienen un fin de semana que se llama "Homecoming" y significa regreso.  Muchas personas regresen a visitar familia y hay muchas actividades como este desfile.   Esto ocurio Sabado enfrente de mi casa. 
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Ballmer blows it again!  No vision, no originality, no plan!  Microsoft under his leadership has been reduced to playing catch-up and copying other more innovative companies.  Millions spent on marketing and still they are struggling in the mobile space to get traction.   Google, Linux, and open source software is having an impact on Microsoft's bottom line.  How much longer before Ballmer is given the boot?
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I actually think it has been headed this way for a while and it's not specifically Ballmer's fault (although IMO a trained monkey would be smarter and more effective as a CEO).

In my view MS have never been good, they have been devious and lucky. In the 90s they managed to get Windows as the defacto install on nearly 100% of PCs through a combination of clever marketing and distribution (the legal activity) along with some strategies that would impress the Chicago gangsters of the 1920s. If they initiated these strategies today they would possibly be illegal (on a very basic level) as well as when judged by modern anti competition law, but they were acceptable at the time, or at least difficult to gather evidence against.

Now they are the defacto standard and any suggestion of disallowing them from (for instance) pre-instaling on PCs would be met by public outcry. That ship has sailed, and it's too late to pull them up on anticompetitive practices from 15 years ago.

However, the mass market domination that comes from being allowed to execute such abusive strategies has to start taking a downward turn eventually. People are dumb, but not totally and forever. People have started to get the message, and there have now grown companies like Apple and Google who can challenge the market without being crushed like a bug by Microsoft's lawyers.

Microsoft have always been out of touch and arrogant. In the past they got away with it simply because they were so rich and powerful. That time is starting to pass. Gates was smart and got out before the company was found out, and before their reputation and share price took a hit. Ballmer wasn't so smart.

But he has always been the poster boy for the arrogant, abusive, corrupt face of Microsoft.
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Hi All,

I would like to create my own world (rather than a randomly generated one) where I include different landforms for Ontario, Canada.  This would be used in the fall by my students.  The specific area I would like to recreate is the St. Lawrence Lowlands, Canadian Shield, and Hudson Bay lowlands.  What is the best way to go about doing this? 
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Took me longer to get around to this than I planned but work and life got in the way.  What I would like to do first, is create a world map with land masses of the major continents to then be able to assign groups to build up each continent with features of the real ones.  I have Minetest 0.4.7 dev.  Having trouble getting worldedit mod working/installed and don't really know where to go from there.  Help/suggestions or someone getting the map started is appreciated and welcomes!
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This article pretty much sums it up.

Welcome to the Bush-Obama White House: They're Spying on Us
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Not following standards/interoperability bites Microsoft again!  
Ford ditching their OS for cars and will go with Blackberry's QNX.  
One of the main reasons given was that "QNX has done a better job of integrating compatibility with other operating systems such as those from Apple, Google and included emerging Internet standards."
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And I'm not saying this out of spite.  Although I care very little for them, I do think they have amazing research and development teams...  They simply are never allowed to bring their amazing innovations to the market in a timely manner.  Microsoft could have ruled the tablet market.  They onenote software alone shows you innovations that could have easily be integrated into a tablet form device that would have made it a completing experience ...  But microsoft would not ever consider making a device that would not be compatible with their 2 cash cows - windows and office.

Right now they have a great machine sitting on the living room of millions of people... The Xbox 360 and instead of integrating Skype into it they made it a exclusive feature of the xbox  1. They could create an appstore for the xbox platform and allow anyone to develop applications.  Why haven't they?

No...  Microsoft is doomed. Too heavy to chance course. It will sink like the titanic. 
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Estamos probando este link para tener un Hangout (casi permanente) para nuestro grupo:

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My 12 year old daughter dropped her Nexus 7 and it fell at a bad angle.....screen broke.  She's broken hearted too.  I've read that it costs almost as much as a new one to fix it.  Do we cut our losses?  Can we get something for this?  Suggestions are appreciated.
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Yeah, well I did a google search of what to do with a broken Nexus 7 and my own post came up in the search request.  So I thought I'd update it.....down the road the post may grow (ever so slowly) to include suggestions/discoveries that may help someone else.  I'm going to come up with some use for this thing.  ;-)
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Taking a course on integrating technology in instruction.  We had to talk about school websites (which are often really lousy) and tied into proprietary content management system unilaterally imposed on schools.  See link for my $0.02 worth.
Outline Plan to Initiate/Change School Website  by Mark Stuckless  1. At an early staff meeting, have all staff including secretary, EA, and custodians check out the school website. Try to include other stakeholders such as s...
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Linux Activist and general non-conformist. Swimming against the current.
Introduction
Teacher, husband, father, open source aficionado, GNU/Linux activist, Spanish speaker (fluent), guitar player, hobby gardener, boater and fisherman, theist, libertarian.
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Wonderful family (wife, three sons, one daughter)
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  • School of Life
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Public School Teacher
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Computers, Linux, Spanish
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  • Mildmay-Carrick Public School
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Mildmay, Ontario, Canada
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Chesley, Ontario - Panama City, Panama - Medellin, Colombia - Bogota, Colombia - San Jose, Costa Rica - Costa Mesa, California - Kingsville, Ontario - Kitchener, Ontario - Western Springs, Illinois - Carlinville, Illinois - Landsdowne House (Neskantaga), Ontario