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  • My top 10 worst tech for value

    Plasma screens run hot and wear out in short order compared to LED.

  • love this bit on the angular web site

    @figuerres: +1

    I used Click-Once when it was the Updater Application Block from Patterns & Practices to deploy to 250 laptops which were 90% of the time connected remotely to our network. Flawless. Easy. Why isn't this used more often -kind of success. It's still in use out there.

  • What gift do You want this season?

    , DeathBy​VisualStudio wrote

    World peace and an environmentally sound planet.

    As close as I can get; whirled peas & a sound planet...

    whirled peas    sound planet

  • love this bit on the angular web site

    , Bass wrote


    You are right. There is deficiencies on the web for highly interactive apps that need to be sorted out for the web to literally take over everything, if that's what we even want in the first place. But the whole "web is crap, we need to replace it entirely" is just another Itanium processor.

    And in the case of the Facebook apps, it's more that Apple's JavaScript VM in the iPhone is a turd sandwich.

    Exactly who said such, Bass? I did not.

    What I said is the truth, too many corporations try to shoe-horn enterprise applications into browsers. It is a mistake brought on us from those who know no better - upper level executives. It's an epidemic of stupidity. Browsers are burdened enough with simple shopping carts, and that's as deep as they need to go. Browsers are for reading, Bass. I see you understand this and agree. So chill out. You're over-reacting.

  • love this bit on the angular web site

    , Bass wrote

    There is strawmen here. Nobody was ever under any illusion that web development is the pinnacle of UI development. 


  • What gift do You want this season?

    Well, the oils that are extracted can help and not intoxicate.

    The Israeli's are doing a lot of research with this and old timers, including researching Alzheimer's.

    I remember a US comedian made a joke about what he saw in the old-folks-home in Tel Aviv -- dotty bongers -- LOL.

  • What gift do You want this season?

    , ScanIAm wrote

    A cure for Dementia/Alzheimers. 

    Or a surface pro 3.

    I read that marijuana delays the onset of Alzheimers if not outright preventing it.

    But, of course, a surface pro 3 might be easier to obtain, depending on your location.

  • love this bit on the angular web site

    , figuerres wrote

    from:  https://docs.angularjs.org/guide/introduction

    "Angular is what HTML would have been had it been designed for applications. HTML is a great declarative language for static documents. It does not contain much in the way of creating applications, and as a result building web applications is an exercise in what do I have to do to trick the browser into doing what I want?"

    AMEN! they at least say it up front. HTML was not designed for applications.


    Browsers are over-used, over-valued, the hook of easy deployment is bait for decision-makers/idiots. I mean, who hasn't seen an enterprise in-house gigantic software system wholly run in browsers -- when there's a captive, controlled desktop OS environment in place!

    MVC works much better in a stateful environment, Scottie, and it's not confined to ASP.NET.


  • My latest work toy...

    @PerfectPhase: Giant Lithium ion battery bank, used to fill the gaps from power outages so that costly quick marshaling of energy to the outage area is avoided. It's in it's own building, complete with state of the art fire suppression systems, no doubt.

  • What gift do You want this season?

    @spivonious:Ok, I will donate some time at the local food bank. Cheers, spivonious!