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  • This is getting weird, I need input.

    Maddus Mattus said:

    Just watched a documentairy on the BBC about the history of power. Was an interesting bit about the steam engine. People used it for 200 years before they understood the theory.

     

    Nowadays we take the theory for fact and we forget to check the theory afterwards.

     

    Same with the plane. For years scientist thought that the wind over a wing created a vacum beneath the wing. This vacum would generate lift. Recently that theory has been ditched. A wing just bends air, the direction on the bending results in an opposite force (lift). That's why at slower speeds they extend flaps to make the wing bend the air even further.

     

    Theory is all good and well, but practise is what we deal with on a day to day basis.

    Oh good. That whole "makes the air go faster over the top" thing never made much sense to me.

     

    But have we figured out how sailing works yet?

  • When full disclosure regarding Aliens happens, what will you do?

    Charles said:
    justth3fax said:
    *snip*

    I'll ask them if they use integers in their form of computation or, more interestingly, hand them a calculus text book and see if they recognize the language, mathematics, it contains.

     

    C

    You read Anathem yet then? If not, thoroughly recommended.

  • Dear MS: Any chance of a free version of InTune for family Admins?

    See now, Intune looks awesome; but it's aimed at business users.

     

    I would like something similar to avoid the annoyance of having to fix/patch/etc... my parent's/sisters/brothers/mother-in-laws PC every time I see them (or the even greater annoyance of trying to remotely fix and diagnose over the phone).

     

    Any love for us Family Administrators?

  • Opera 10.5

    stun said:
    Bass said:
    *snip*

    Yeah it is. I didn't expect that from Opera.

     

    However, as I use it more and more, these are really annoying for me.

    (1) Ctrl + 1-9 for tab switching <=== by default it is mapped to Speed Dial

    (2) Ctrl + PageUp/PageDown for going to next/previous tab <== which I had to configure myself

     

    (3) Can't access my bookmarks easily like Google Chrome. I have to focus into the Address Bar to show the Bookmarks and click again.

    (4) Bookmarks NOT sortable (is it possible to sort Bookmarks?)

     

     

    Do you guys have any other things that you don't like?

    Awesome! I don't even need to open speed dial to use it!

    What was wrong with Ctrl + tab for tab switching btw? It's pretty standard windows behaviour, and ctrl+shift+tab for going back?

     

    Oh, and opening the bookmarks panel (with the tiny little panel button which is bottom left by default) shows them to be searchable and sortable however you like. Not sure if there's a shortcut to show bookmarks  though.

     

    Awesome, the pretty obvious-if-not-standard ctrl + B shows / hides the bookmarks panel.

  • Three different browser over three weeks ... the winner is ...

    Ian2 said:
    Maddus Mattus said:
    *snip*

    I've gone through a few phases with Apple - I bought an iPhone when it first came out and that was/is a superb product (only just recently replaced my original 2G iPhone with an HTC HD2).  Dislike the whole cool thing but being old I'm out of that loop anyway.  Then went on an Apple downer - got pissed off when my MacBook battery died, spoke to Apple, who admitted it was a faulty batch and a known issue, but refused to replace it (cost me GBP70 to replace if I recollect correctly). 

     

    Like the look of the iPad but don't want to learn that SDK so probably won't bother with it.

     

    Damn, what was this topic about again? 

    I can't reproduce your Opera results (I user opera all the time at work, don't care too much at home, but used it enough that my wife now complains about having to use other browsers!). Plus your results for opera are probably worth re-visiting as it's all new and shiny as of today.

     

    Although I did used to have occasional problems posting on C9 from opera, I wonder if 10.50 has fixed that?

  • Windows shut down order.

    AndyC said:

    Windows just starts sending every app a WM_QUERYENDSESSION message then, assuming nothing attempts to block shutdown, sends everything an WM_ENDSESSION message. Apps have to respond in a timely fashion to these messages or Windows will just kill them The end result of this is that there is no defined order of apps shutting down and you should never ever try to rely on one.

     

     

    Gah! Double post...

  • Windows shut down order.

    AndyC said:

    Windows just starts sending every app a WM_QUERYENDSESSION message then, assuming nothing attempts to block shutdown, sends everything an WM_ENDSESSION message. Apps have to respond in a timely fashion to these messages or Windows will just kill them The end result of this is that there is no defined order of apps shutting down and you should never ever try to rely on one.

     

     

    I wasn't even thinking of relying on one, I was just wondering if there were any measures to mitigate slow to shut down applications by starting them shutting down first. (Possibly leaving resources free for that app to shut down before kicking everything else off).

     

    I imagine it's almost impossible to calculate which apps will be slow to shut down, so I don't suppose it's worth it.

  • Windows shut down order.

    This may have been approached in a video somewhere, but I thought I ask actual people instead of trawling through hours of footage to find a possible answer.

     

    When I log off / shut down - how does windows decide which order to shut down applications in? I originally assumed it just sent the same shutdown message to all applications. But is it smarter than that? Does it send large applications shutdown messages early? Does it only try to shut down N processes at a time. (Where N is the number of processors the machine has.)

     

    Just idle curiosity really.

  • MSN Music (UK) does not work on Vista (and poor response from support)

    W3bbo said:
    fred2009 said:
    *snip*
    Won't you end up with the same problem as before? Apparently music from the Nokia store are DRM encumbered, so once their license servers go down you'll lose your music again.

    Have you considered the Amazon MP3 store? They've got a great selection, and it's in MP3 format too.

    It's worse than that. Nokia Music is done by the same people who did the MSN music store.

    And me...

    And if that's not reason enough to run for the hills, then I don't know what is.

    (Note: We did make it better, honest.)

  • Last poster wins

    Sabot said:
    rahsoftware said:
    *snip*
    I think we should leave this thread as a simplistic demnostration of evolution in-motion.

    As for the rules. What are their worth if not define clearly and followed? I see Cupiditas remark for rules as the first calls for civilisation in our evolution story.

    So I think we should now ask some fundimental questions. 

    Jamie is the Genesis, so omnipotent being ?

    When does Sven become Japanese?

    Is the world’s hardest riddle the real evolution thread and this a pretender?

    Is C9 a microcosm of life as we know it?

    Do we care?

    Is there enough beer in the world?

    Does anyone undestand what is happening in 'Lost' anymore? ... and can explain it to me?

    Who is going to buy Blowdarts book?

    When will Christmas fall on another day other than the Dec 25th?

    Will this thread get locked?

    When is the year of Linux?

    Will I stop wasting my lunch-hour writting in this thread? - Well I guess yes is the answer to that one ... back to work!

    If past experience is anything to go by, the best way to get the thread locked (and hence be the last poster) without being banned is to start using "british swearwords".

    Which could be genuine ones, or ones you just made up, it's not like anyone at MS will be able to tell the difference, the bunch of swagbords that they are.