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Bas Bas It finds lightbulbs.
  • Microsoft to give away newly aquired Unity VS Plug-in

    This is great. We're using Unity3D for a client right now, and have a bunch of potential similar projects coming up. Monodevelop is good enough to get by with, but pretty barebones, and quite buggy. I can't wait to start developing and debugging my stuff reliably in VS again.

  • something pretty amazing is going to happen with windows phone

    It would be huge if they broke out of the walled garden. Running android apps on WP and WP apps on android. Seems like a stretch though. But that's the only hugely disruptive thing I can imagine.

    However, it is pointless to speculate, because nothing huge and upsetting is going to happen.

  • something pretty amazing is going to happen with windows phone

    It's interesting how, rather than picquing my interest (which I guess was the intended response to this teaser) I'm actually feeling kind of annoyed about it. It's such empty, meaningless hyperbole without a date. Stop talking about changing the world and change the world, already.

    (Also: why do I automatically take "the entire world across everything" as meaning "the US and in the following year these five select countries"?)

  • rename this place ....

    , Duncanma wrote

    @Duncanma: Hmm... one issue with my plan just showed up already, in a spammer that posted only 4 messages, and a few minutes apart. that would be very hard to distinguish (to me at least) from 'real' content.

    If the system let through spammers that only posted 4 threads, then that would already be much, much better than the current system which lets through everybody who wants to flood the forums with four pages of crap. If you implemented a system that stopped people (or only new users) from more than two or three threads within a certain time period we'd have 90% of the issue resolved instantly.

  • SpamSpamSpam

    Yesterday I had to wade through four pages of spam to find this thread again. Today I had to do the same. But hey, by all means, let's wait until things get crazy before we do anything rash!

  • SpamSpamSpam

    , Cara9 wrote

    Well, Duncan and Mark are our night owls and Greg is the early bird so there might be an hour or two in between them but not much. Once we get a better auditing system in place, we can give the bulk delete permissions another look but until then its a little scary to give out that much responsibility. It seems (to us) pretty rare that we get hit with a significant amount of spam. Maybe you guys are helping out all the time so we just don't know how bad it is, so it might help if you let us know rather than cleaning it up when it's a lot :)

    Wait, what? This isn't rare at all. This has been happening regularly for well over a year now. I'm actually quite shocked that this appears to be the sentiment at the team. :|

    And "letting you guys know?" Have you read this thread? People have been reporting this every month this year alone.

    , Cara9 wrote

    Funny :) It's not that we don't know, it's just that the system is not where we would want it to be if we were to open up that kind of functionality to the larger group. The bigger the issue is, the higher priority it will get so let us know when things get crazy.

    Things are crazy!

  • SpamSpamSpam

    This is getting ridiculous. The forums have been full of spam whenever I visited for the past couple of days. Why can people who have never posted before still post a billion new threads in a day?

  • Give me your best.

    The best piece of advice I ever got is that "Good things come to those who wait" is the worst advice you'll ever get.

  • Turing test passed

    @kettch: Not sure, but I kind of find "we'll select a pool of judges so small that if only one of them is fooled, we'll get lots of publicity" to be a poor start.

  • Turing test passed

    While kind of cool, I find the parameters of the test kind of dodgy. They had three celebrity judges talk to him for five minutes, only one of them thought he was real, and that's "passing the turing test"?