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  • It's All Relative

    blowdart wrote:
    
    evildictaitor wrote:
    
    blowdart wrote:
    
    jsampsonPC wrote:
    Curiosity, a matter-less activity of thought
    thought is matter less? but you cannot have thought without someone to "host" it.
    Uhuh. Thought is virtual in the same way that software is virtual. Although software (thought) cannot exist (in a detectable way) without hardware (the brain).
    Ah but, even at a low low level we're talking atoms, electrons and lower, without which it cannot exist at all
    I was under the impression that electrons exist now in clouds of probability...not as absolute particles with fixed locations in space at a given time.

  • It's All Relative

    We were having an offline discussion the other day about relativism. This question came up: is relativism true for all people? And if so, what if a non-relativist disagrees with you? Isn't that a contradiction?
     
    Now I know why I never majored in philosophy. Perplexed

  • Zune Desktop Theme

    I thought the way GRUB destroyed my MBR was kind of creative. Big Smile

    Uh...here's what Google says:

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=linux+innovation

  • Zune Desktop Theme

    donttazemebro wrote:
    There is no justification for breaking the law. It's very clear in the EULA that if you modify or reverse engineer Windows system files you are breaking it's terms. Doing so also a very big security risk and can cause system instability. Even if you are really careful since you are modifying a system file, a Microsoft update which is not expecting this may cause your system to break in the future. Too many times have I had to fix people messes trying to "modify" or "pimp" Windows out. It's illegal, unsupported and you are risking a broken system by trying it. Just don't do it.
    Gosh. The next thing you'll tell us is that Linux "innovation" never existed, and that all Linux users should be deported to Finland! Perplexed

  • Language Experience

    blowdart wrote:
    
    Cornelius Ellsonpeter wrote:
    I'm just curious what everybody's language/technology experience is, and how long it took you to get to that point. Often times I'll read so many posts on this board, and it seems like there are a few people who seem to know "everything" but I know that can't be true. Some days I find that interesting, other days, it's tiring because I wonder how many people just sit and Google things and then claim to "know" the answer.

    It's not the language that's the problem, it's the size of the framework behind it. C#? I'm comfortable with most of it (anonymous delegate still make me cringe, and I never manage to get predicates right without looking it up again), but the framework? Lord. Right now I'm doing a bunch of cardspace stuff, and I can get just about enough advanced WCF to make it work, but some of it is still guesswork (admittedly due to poor documentation)
    I agree...some of these frameworks are so huge. And then, by the time you have a general enough handle on it, another one rolls out. These things are being produced by teams of people, and so it is going to be overwhelming for one person to learn (and least I'm finding it that way). Incomplete documentation doesn't help, either. I'm fairly comfortable now with C# also, and I know it wouldn't take much to get a decent handle on VB.NET (because I used other BASICs in the past, and know a fair amount about object orientated programming, etc.). I'm to the point where I've built up a decent rack full of books, but good grief I'm not going to spend years reading through every page of them. Some of them are there for reference.

    I guess it's just irritating to come on here some days and see a W3bbo post where he claims to have an answer, but it's half wrong. Then I'll see someone else join in, and their info is mixed up too. I guess most forums are like that...but it's just frustrating some days more than others. I know, I know...why do I even come here then? Perplexed

  • Language Experience

    I'm just curious what everybody's language/technology experience is, and how long it took you to get to that point. Often times I'll read so many posts on this board, and it seems like there are a few people who seem to know "everything" but I know that can't be true. Some days I find that interesting, other days, it's tiring because I wonder how many people just sit and Google things and then claim to "know" the answer.

  • C# or VB.NET

    z2bass wrote:
    How about you learn both? They are both VERY similar. They really don't have many differences. Most people split hairs over small features... but they esentually do the same stuff and both merge to IL. If you want a "feature-rich" language, I suggest you start learning IL
    Funny...I picked up a VB.NET book the other day. Both languages do share a lot in common. But if I go to the trouble of learning the IL, I'd take it a step further and build my own language! Wink

  • Intellisense vs. The Whiteboard

    Question: Does the regular usage of Intellisense affect candidates in whiteboard-based interviews? I know it makes developers more productive on the job, but does it have a negative effect on the application process?

  • scoble...​rory... next?

    PaoloM wrote:
    
    DarthVista wrote:
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    And just like Beer28, we have the post deletes...

    Charming (not)
    Mr. Sampson has done this, too, fwiw. Nobody yells at him about that. Maybe Darth regretted his post(s)? Very UN-beer like, IMHO.

  • If you could ask only 1 question

    What's more important to you...having a sense of balance in your life or shipping a product?