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Paulius2003



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http://www.codemasterchallenge.com/Home.aspx

I'm sure we have plenty of good coders here who can take the prize Smile
Post 10 Apr 2006, 17:47
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vid
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what is point of that? i don't want to register
Post 10 Apr 2006, 18:54
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OzzY



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M$ sux!
Now they want skilled programmers to work for free for them! Laughing
Post 10 Apr 2006, 19:22
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rugxulo



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Microsoft is only as "bad" as its employees and its products. Same thing with XBox: it the games, not the machine that makes or breaks the product. If no one codes anything good for their OS, then it won't succeed. Same with any other OS. BTW, IOCCC (recently updated) doesn't give away prizes either, but people still enter every year. Razz
Post 10 Apr 2006, 21:45
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madmatt



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contest for 2006? I thought Windows Vista wasn't going to be released to the masses until 2007? Has this changed? Or do you have to use there buggy beta 2 version!?
Post 10 Apr 2006, 22:27
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TDCNL



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Not to mention Microsoft does alot of stuff only for money, their XBOX 360 is bugged as hell.

Microsoft presented the XBOX 360 at a big computer event in The Netherlands here, and many of the XBOX 360's crashed Rolling Eyes

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Post 11 Apr 2006, 13:31
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RedGhost



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if i didn't want windows bloatsta i would probably enter because $125,000 USD would be nice
Post 11 Apr 2006, 17:03
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rugxulo



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Not to state the obvious, but ...


  • Every program has bugs.
  • Microsoft is a business: they work for money (surprise surprise).
  • Microsoft has not patented bloat: I think GNU Emacs has. Laughing


P.S. The XBox 1's kernel is reportedly only 150kb.


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Post 12 Apr 2006, 00:48
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RedGhost



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rugxulo wrote:
Not to state the obvious, but ...


  • Every program has bugs.
  • Microsoft is a business: they work for money (surprise surprise).
  • Microsoft has not patented bloat: I think Emacs has. Laughing


P.S. The XBox 1's kernel is reported only 150kb.


oh i realize, i am an XP user, i was just refering to vista as bloatware

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Post 13 Apr 2006, 07:47
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Borsuc



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Microsoft use this challenge because their OS is almost useless compared to (for example) XP. It doesn't provide much noticeable benefits, especially the stuupid graphics which have no purpose for MOST users.

What? I am going nuts. Very Happy I was talking like if Vista is not much more consumptive. So, their stupid-bloated and resource-destroyer OS is even more useless, in my opinion, it is less useful than XP, or even '98, because it has suuuuch bloated code which wastes 95% of resources.

The target of Microsoft is to have this program, and then say to the people: "Look what Vista can do...", like it's that super-bloated-consumptive Vista that does it, not the program. This 'trickery' will fool most clients, though. Mad

Now, what happens if the Code Master gets his money, and then rewrites the program for Windows XP (or even '95). Now, that will change things. And if he/she will make it even more cool on XP than on Vista, that will destroy Microsoft's plans. I'm just hoping this will happen. That will prove to the fools that it's the program that does it, not stupid-Vista. Razz and the crap-graphics of Vista make no effect.

even in games, I know most clients don't even care about the differences of 32-bit and 16-bit colors.. but, you will hear them saying nonsense (that they truly "see" much difference, wheras they will tell you only nonsense, which has nothing to do with colors, maybe with incorrect texture mapping, etc..). that's because big companies "control" mass-media, and that manipulates our minds (at least for those weak or who don't know much about computers). They only care about profit. eh, such is our capitalism-headed human race. Razz
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TDCNL



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nice words brother Smile

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Post 14 Apr 2006, 08:11
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vbVeryBeginner



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best way to market vista would be Smile
1. gather lots of virus and vulnerabilities of winxp now.
2. fix the vista with current secretly gathered vulnerabilities.
3. write windows patches with more would-be vulnerabilities. (or just let some newly joined people in m$ write the patch)
4. expose all the vulnerabilities one time go in a month before the launching of vista.

so, people who don't know about security and etc would certainly dump xp by tat time and switch to vista.
Post 14 Apr 2006, 13:39
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xanatose



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Its it me or is there a trend on letting people do the programming and research work for free and then use their software to fill up CDs and make money. For some time I have seen this. Most related to GPL and how companies fill up CDs with others people work and charge for it without giving anything to the original author. O well, at least M$ gives you a bone, err price if you win.

On a side note, this is not happening only in software, I have a friend artitech that enter a design contest for a new Disney attraction. He did not won, but they use his design anyway without giving him credit. And all was legal, since the rules of the contest allowed them to do so. I always wonder how is that otherwise brilliant people can be so dumb.
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Borsuc



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Borsuc
Do you mean they screw up licenses? as if I'm surprised...
Post 22 Apr 2006, 11:02
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GMAN



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GMAN
Billion Dollar Bill made his wodge from intellectual property theft.

Now it's your chance to add to his pile, the story about the architect sounds about right.
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