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Larry Larsen LarryLarsen "Lightbulb"
  • 4K TV / Monitor

    I have one of the cheap Seiko 4K TV's I got last year. It's an okay TV. I used it as a monitor for a while but everything looks really funky on it, especially skin tones. The only 4k content I saw on it were videos from YouTube. They were okay, you can tell it's better than 1080p but wasn't enough to keep me using it. Now it sits in my bedroom. 

  • Who is running C9?

    Channel 9 is a combined effort across Microsoft with me leading content and Duncan leading infrastructure. Charles is still here but he's on other projects. We're looking at filling a comparable role now and will announce more on that in coming weeks. 

  • Channel 9 officially dead?

    Let me settle in here with a Diet Mt. Dew and try to respond to this. 

    First, let me assure you with every one of the 10,000 new foam 9 guys that rolled in this week - Channel 9 is definitely very much alive and well. In fact, we're doubling down on the "old school Channel 9", which I'll get to in a moment. 

    With regard to Windows 10, correct that there isn't a lot of coverage of it right now on Channel 9. Gov and I mentioned it on Defrag today, but we didn't go into a lot of detail. This was a preview for IT Pros and tech experts. It wasn't a developer preview. Stay tuned. :) 

    To ZippyV's comments, I agree that we've had a lack of what we call core Channel 9 content on the front page and have favored shows. That's something that we've been working actively behind the scenes to fix. Charles has been tasked with other duties and he hasn't been able to contribute as much as we had hoped. He will be back, I saw him editing a video yesterday.

    But in the meantime, let me announce this; we have a new headcount open for another "Charles". I'll be posting a link to the Coffeehouse soon and I will direct all the candidates to this thread because I think it's very important for the candidate to understand what Niners are looking for and what you expect from Channel 9. 

    With that said, I hope you will respond in great length with what you want to see, who you want to see, and the areas of the campus you want to see. Your requests will be their task list.

    I also encourage you to suggest some people who would make a good Ninecaster who can create the great core C9 content that all of us here are saying we want to see again on 9. Whether it's someone you've seen on 9, a friend, or maybe even yourself. Helping me find this person will be key to returning us to our roots. 

    Thank you all for speaking up though. Please continue...

  • How ​embarrassin​g... My Surface Pro 3 experience

    We had a Defrag question on the lock screen problem. Make sure you have the latest firmware and all your updates installed. That fixed it for the person who wrote us. If you still have problems, please email me. 

  • I finally tried Oculus Rift

    @magicalclick: The head tracking on the first DK was great. It seemed to lose tracking a little bit over time so sometimes I would end up skewed 30 degrees over the course of a game, but it works well. The new DK uses a camera to track the head which seems to work much better. It lets you lean around corners and in theory should be able to stop the drifting. 

  • I finally tried Oculus Rift

    , spivonious wrote

    "I am sure virtual reality will eventually catch up..."

    People have been saying this for 20 years.

    From my Bill Buxton / Jeff Han interview. 

  • I finally tried Oculus Rift

    Do you know if you were using the first dev kit or the new DK2? The newer one has a less obvious screendoor effect (seeing the pixels). 

    I had the first dev kit and I liked it okay but had the same complaints you have. One thing I'll say is that after about 20 minutes playing a game you tend let go of the things you noticed and get into the game. The new DK2 will be much better. 

  • Microsoft Azure Machine Learning

    We will be talking to the team behind this soon, if you have any questions let us know.  

  • My predictions for tech

    I would love to see your takes on what technologies will sweep the public and which will be shunned. What do you wish Microsoft, or other companies for that matter, would adopt or research? 

  • Ever played Wing Commander or like space combat / flight sims?

    I'm looking forward to EVE Valkyrie for the Oculus Rift.