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  • Getting Started with Unit Testing Part 1

    I don't know what you will be covering in future episodes, but here are some of my notes:


    If your doing Windows Store app development, your going to have to make some changes or additions, for example:

    #if NETFX_CORE
    using Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestPlatform.UnitTestFramework;
    using Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UnitTesting;
            [TestCategory( "Timer" ), TestCategory( "Exception expected" )]
    #if !NETFX_CORE
            public void SingleTimer_OnceRanAndStopped_ItShouldNotStartAgain()
                //ToDo: Change exception type to something more appropriate.
                SingleTimer timer = new SingleTimer();
    #if !NETFX_CORE
    #if NETFX_CORE
                Assert.ThrowsException<NotSupportedException>(() => timer.Start());


    Use templated Asserts. Example:

      Assert.AreEqual<int>( 0, timers.Count );

    I have more, but that's enough for now.


  • Lucas Joppa Connecting Environmental and Computer Science

    @Jason818: Fuels derived from ancient organic matter, called fossil fuels can cause air pollution when burnt, as anything that burns can. The carbon dioxide created from burning fossil fuels is plant food. I have been researching climate science for 4 years now and have yet to find any evidence that carbon dioxide emissions from anthropological sources, that make up just 3% of total global emissions from all sources, 97% are from natural sources, are not causing any harm to the environment. The global temperatures have not increased in the last 17 years, 3 months, even though emissions have increased 20% during this time.

    I'm a computer scientist and a mathematician, I rarely drive a car and have only purchased $10 worth of gas this entire century so far. I ride my bike or walk wherever I go, I don't even use public transport.

    Alternatives to fossil fuels have environmental consequences as well. 

  • Defrag - Unplayable Media Center files, Missing RAM, Closing Cores

    Vista had the two disks, 32 bit / 64 bit with Ultimate only.

    Windows 7 had both disks for Home Premium as well.

  • Defrag - Unplayable Media Center files, Missing RAM, Closing Cores


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  • Defrag: Moving Page File, Recovering Encrypted Files, Missing User Account

    @Capitan: I have used a retail upgrade media on a laptop that originally had oem, after it became unfixable (I think an inadvertently installed virus) and I did not have the original oem software (my sisters laptop). Using the oem key located on the bottom of the laptop was good enough to get it all working. Of course there was no oem installed software, but I think a lot of it was available to download afterwards anyway, if my sister wanted any of it.

  • Defrag: Moving Page File, Recovering Encrypted Files, Missing User Account

    2 Notes:

    1) The computer can wake up from hibernate. For several years I had a computer that had to have sleep disabled because after waking up the computer would crash within a few minutes. I would use hibernate only instead. My computer would come out of hibernate to record TV shows when scheduled. I did this for a few years, recording thousands of shows, so I know this works.

    [a note on my sleep crash problem. I thought it was the video card. Sadly, after replacing it, it still crashed. Probably a motherboard problem. Still, the mother board/cpu lasted for 5 years of 10% overclocking before it finally died. After disasembly I discovered the motherboard had a bulge/warp surrounding the cpu location, a pentium 4 w/ HT. Like Larry, I also put together my own desktop computers, starting with the pentium era. Unlike Larry, I skipped right past the 286, going from a 8088 to a 80386 Smiley ]

    2) I don't think you can disable accounts on Home Premium. I don't know what the viewer with the question was using.

  • Ping 109: Microsoft Stores, Halo & Kinect, XP Countdown, Windows 8, Mango

    @Justin:I will give the HD version a try. I don't know what the default zune download version is, buts thats the one I tried to play.

  • Ping 109: Microsoft Stores, Halo & Kinect, XP Countdown, Windows 8, Mango

    File is corrupt around the 4 minute mark and stops playing.

    4:23 mark to be more precise.

  • Microsoft Campus Tours - Microsoft Archives

    And I thought my Borland C++ box was big. My handle even broke when I was carrying the box to my car. It is most likely that the books in the Visual C++ box are softcover books without rings, as my Borland product predates the Visual C++ product and has regular softcover style of binding.

    My first Microsoft compiler came with postscript files and had to be printed first before one could read the documentation. I spent days printing the pages.

  • First Look: Windows Phone 7 Hardware

    For Canadians you can go here


    to see some of the phones that will be available soon. 4 featured are, HTC 7 Surround, LG Optimus 7, LG Optimus Quantum, and Samsung Focus.

    I think the Samsung Focus can take a MicroSD card up to 32 GB to boost storage up to 40 GB. Though a factory reset has to be done.