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I don't think this has much to do with the change of the guard at the top. Iron Python was started in 2008, and Python tools for VS was first released in 2011.

This sounds very similar to code access security (CAS) that Microsoft's CLR had from around 2000 (but at the OS level rather than the VM level).

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I don't think MS buying github is such a scary thing. There are a few ex-MSFT-ies working at Github (Phil Haack, Paul Betts), and a few other people from the wider MS community there. I guess that is inevitable when Github has 250-ish staff.

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I disagree. I think interfaces can be a powerful way to think about what you want to do without having to focus too much on how it will be done, compartmentalise that 'part' and then move on to something else.

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Any good counter-examples of private enterprise funding long term science experiments?

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I do not mean to imply that pure capitalism is more efficient for scientific progress, just that massive waste is common when the government funds programs, and too often heart-wrenchingly so. Hopefully we can decrease it with better policy processes for medium to long term investments, and a more science literate population. In the meantime, there's a lot to learn from.

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D. E. Shaw made a ton of money on Wall Street and then started a private biochemistry research company that's done a bunch of basic scientific research (including supercomputing) with many publications (including top journals like Science).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D._E._Shaw_Research

(I'm just mentioning this because it's interesting, not for any private-vs-government debating points.)

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I tried to compile a list of a few of them a while ago:

http://jcooney.net/post/2011/06/22/First-Check-in-Comments-f...

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A while ago I tried to track down the initial check-in comments for a number of open source projects, with mixed results.

http://jcooney.net/post/2011/06/22/First-Check-in-Comments-f...

The Go one is particularly interesting.

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What is particularly interesting about "hello, world"?

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Check the date, and the following commits.

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I wish there was some kind of dongle I could plug my das keyboard into that would give me the multi-device feature without sacrificing on the actual keyboard part.

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Here ya go: http://www.aten.com/products/productItem.php?model_no=cs533

I haven't used it, but I have looked at it for the same reason.

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Any idea if the opposite exists: a dongle that appears to the host as a USB keyboard/mouse, but actually pairs with a bluetooth keyboard/mouse? That way you could use a bluetooth keyboard with dumb KVM switches (or other USB hosts) that don't support bluetooth themselves.

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You just plug the USB dongle for the keyboard/mouse into a KVM. Works for the Logitech unifying receivers and the Logitech Bluetooth receivers.

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You have too high thoughts of my kvms :) It's a Blackbox KVMoE system which seemingly only understands standard USB keyboard/mouse. I guess it depends on the USB stack in the actual switches. I will have to try with a pre-paired Unifying receiver though, perhaps that works.

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I'm with you.

I also have a Das mechanical keyboard, and would love to have the convenience of Bluetooth, as well as using it wiht my phone, but with the same nice mechanical feel.

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I think what you're describing is called a "USB switch". https://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=101&cp_id=10111&cs_id...

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Typo? Shouldn't it be PostgreSQL not PostreSQL?

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I think Best Buy and co. do that to prevent them having to make good on "price matching" promises - everyone sells a different model (that really only differs by the model number), so since no-one sells "the same" model they can SAY they price-match without ever actually having to. I believe they do this for TVs too.

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