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[#] Fri Dec 19 2008 23:03:26 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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[#] Thu Jan 01 2009 15:28:38 EST from Nite*Star @ Uncensored

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Microsoft's ZUNE media players crashes on New Years: http://www.thestreet.com/story/10455712/1/microsofts-zune-rings-in-new-year-wi th-a-crash.html?cm_ven=GOOGLEN or http://tinyurl.com/7ajh8j

Thousands of Microsoft's Zune media players -- the software company's answer to Apple Inc.'s(AAPL Quote - Cramer on AAPL - Stock Picks) iPod -- unexpectedly conked out Wednesday and showed users an error message, prompting references to "Y2K for Zunes." The problems appeared when people tried to start up their devices.

[#] Fri Jan 02 2009 14:33:29 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Leave it to Microsoft to be late to the game again. Now they're nine years late for the Y2K bug.

[#] Fri Jan 02 2009 15:26:18 EST from ChuckE @ Haven BBS

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Tonight we WOULD party like it's 1999... but we can't get the Zune to play that Prince song.  Or anything else...

[#] Fri Jan 02 2009 16:53:57 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Around here, we party like it's 2038.

[#] Fri Jan 02 2009 17:43:07 EST from matt @ comalies

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The source code in question was leaked. I'll leave you with the diggtard discussion incase you don't want to see M$ source code:

http://digg.com/programming/Source_code_of_the_file_containing_the_Zune_bug 



[#] Sat Jan 03 2009 00:47:41 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Wow, that's fucked up.
I mean I guess it's not but it tell you the calibur of programmer at MS.
I didn't look too closely, but nobody made the comment eithe.r
Perhaps instead of a loop where you subtract by 365 repeatedly, you could.... Divide!?!?!

[#] Sat Jan 03 2009 09:16:42 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Maybe it has something to do with being forced to use integer arithmetic (meaning, without a float, you cannot work with remainders).

[#] Sat Jan 03 2009 11:33:58 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Or perhaps it has something to do with the mindset of Microsoft programmers.
Their prime directive is "KILL APPLE" rather than "BUILD GOOD PLAYER". That will cloud your quality control a bit.

[#] Sat Jan 03 2009 13:56:40 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Maybe it has something to do with being forced to use integer arithmetic

(meaning, without a float, you cannot work with remainders).

Yes you can. Modulus.

[#] Sat Jan 03 2009 13:57:19 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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programmers. Their prime directive is "KILL APPLE" rather than "BUILD

GOOD PLAYER". That will cloud your quality control a bit.

Like anybody really checked that over.
There's 6 things wrong with that function.
Although I have to admit, I like the formatting. :-)

[#] Thu Jan 22 2009 10:47:42 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Microsoft is axing 5,000 jobs.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090122.wmicrosoftjobs0122/BNStory/Technology/home




Haha. Not so invincible now, are we?

[#] Thu Jan 22 2009 12:02:51 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Microsoft is just doing what all the other big kids are doing right now.

Kind of like how they 'innovate'.

[#] Thu Jan 22 2009 13:09:40 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Obviously now's the time, because they can say "everyone is failing" rather than "Microsoft is failing." There's some truth to that, of course, but I also think they expanded their workforce a little too optimistically. 90,000 people, and the best they can do is Vista?

[#] Thu Jan 22 2009 14:08:12 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Less is sometimes more.

90,000 developers (not that they had that many) wouldn't be able to get out from around themselves.

A smaller team would be much more effective, for specific products.

[#] Thu Jan 22 2009 17:01:55 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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actually the best they can do is the xbox.
Good or bad, it can keep up with the ps3 and it's a lot cheaper.

[#] Thu Jan 22 2009 17:20:53 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Doesn't matter. Sony and Microsoft are both evil, and they both got pwn3d by Nintendo.

[#] Thu Jan 22 2009 18:04:19 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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Do Jan 22 2009 17:01:55 EST von Ford II@uncnsrd

actually the best they can do is the xbox.
Good or bad, it can keep up with the ps3 and it's a lot cheaper.
but it has a hard time following the WII which its also cheaper plus its offering more computing power.

[#] Sat Jan 24 2009 15:00:57 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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I remember when xp first came out there was this big hubub about if you change the configuration of the machine too much, like 3 times, (adding memory, adding a CD rom or whatever) that it would decide it was nolonger in the same machine and balk.
Is that still true or did they make that go away.
I have XP installed in a VM and I want to give it more memory but I'm afraid to lest it give up the ghost.

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