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Paul Hoehne
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Good panel.  As I'm listening I think that what's sometimes missed is that "enterprise" or back end developers often hate the notion of lock in.  Even at clients that deploy on Microsoft servers, my experience is that there is a preference for Java because it does allow them to switch to RHEL in the future (if that's necessary).  In my experience, one "strike" against .NET is that it's perceived as Microsoft only.  (Then there are the little nit-noids like resizing the command window - go Win 10!).  Being open source is important, but many enterprise developers are leery about feeling like they're tied to a particular vendor or platform.  I think it would be great to show you get the "best" experience running your open source stack on Microsoft, but you can also run the exact same application on Linux.  I also think that a free (as in beer) tier of Visual Studio is important because clients are often willing to pay support for a production application, but prefer not to spend any money at all during development.  A perceived benefit of some of the other technologies discussed is that you can get started with no financial risk (no up front investment).  And because of security issues, more clients are requiring all work to be done on their provided hardware/software so they can lock down what's exposed to developers (and possibly the outside world).
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With the Windows 8 UI problems we have a golden opportunity to build a user base.  My father is an Ubuntu user and doesn't mind the desktop (I set up his icons on the left so his top 10 apps are right there) but I hate it.  This may be a product of the fact I switch between a lot of applications or maybe I'm just too set in my ways, but I've never liked it.  I've tried to like it.  I really have.  I think the average Windows user (who asks "does this computer have the internet?" when they go shopping at Best Buy") will say "oh great... where's the start thingy.  How do I start the internet?"  Cinnamon (as an example but not an endorsement) is closer to that traditional start menu experience.  
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Hmm... What happened to our friends in Japan that were going to sink us with their huge trade deficits?
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So I'm reading this post on Ars about Dell piloting a Linux laptop for developers (they call it sputnik).  I follow the links to the hardware and it's fairly disappointing.  Not everyone who is a developer does the same type of work, but almost every developer will tell you that screen real estate is key.  What I can't figure out is why they settled on a (relatively) pricey ultra book with a basic 1366x720 display.  At a minimum 1440x900.  My mac is great at 1650x1080.  I sling Java code so I like lots of RAM (8 gigs is a good start).  Other developers are front end developers and mostly edit CSS, JavaScript and HTML.  But in either case, being able to put more info on one screen at one time means more productivity.  Sorry about the rant - but crappy displays for developers are a pet peeve of mine.
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Problem, creationists?
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Still wondering about the Higgs boson thing?

This "scoop.it" will get you going.

http://www.scoop.it/t/particle-physics
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"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense."
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Nice video.  I think it's got a lot of good, real world advice.
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"I would do nothing to hurt the US auto industry..."  except bail it out.
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Because cosmetics companies have always made sure their products were thoroughly safe....
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  • George Mason University
    1995 - 1997
  • Washington and Lee University
    1987 - 1992
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