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  • I just got this message from my aunt about my other aunt ...

    @Bas: LOL, yeah that's very familiar, and it won't ever stop!

  • I just got this message from my aunt about my other aunt ...

    , CKurt wrote

    Start -> System Restore -> Choose a Date when you did not have the problem.

    That should do it Tongue Out

    Not sure if she can even get to System Restore ... I gave instructions on how to boot to Safe Mode, then from there, try to do a Restore.  The first step is to see if Safe Mode works.  Haven't heard back yet.

  • I just got this message from my aunt about my other aunt ...

    @blowdart: Ha, I'm afraid of trying to talk her through anything over the phone because I might lose my mind.  "Seems to have wiped MS off of her computer" ... ack!  I will look up the free support info and let them go insane.  I think the support call will end with, "get your Windows DVD ... reinstall".

  • I just got this message from my aunt about my other aunt ...

    "Mary wanted me to contact you cause she is afraid to send emails, she got somekind of a trojan that seems to have wiped MS off of her computer.  She can only get on the internet thru favourites & she can get into her documents but that is it.  Windows says there is no app, ms word comes up error or not found, or tells her to open with & the list of programs.  She tried to redownload her spyware & virus protect but wasn't sure what to do.  There is an icon on her desktop that she never saw before.  It is 2 doves & when she clicks it it says open office 3.2, then open with the list again.  Her Rundlle..exe is gone.  Not sure what if anything you can do from there but she thought you might have some input.  She can get on fb if she goes through favs.

    what do ya think LOL "

    Perplexed  WTF.  Perplexed

  • How did Microsoft lose millions of dollars

    Looks fun and interesting ... I'll have to try it out.

  • Attachmate lays off US Mono employees

    @Ray7:  They went .NET because there was already plenty of Java + JVM implementations.  They wanted to do something new on .NET/CLI.  It started out as a small group of developers.  Miguel got a lot of flack for it, but his attitude was that he liked .NET and C# and wished he could use it on Linux, so decided to build a compiler for it, and started building the libraries.

    Attachmate layoffs have nothing to do with Microsoft, so I don't know why people are blaming MS at all.

  • Attachmate lays off US Mono employees

    @beerinbelgium:  Why is it a waste of time and foolish?  It's supposed to be opensource ... so anyone is supposed to just be able to fork it and make another version.  Problem solved.  Or is there something standing in the way that I'm not aware of?

  • Bjarne Stroustrup: Trends and Future of C++

    , exoteric wrote

    Lastly, is there a C++0x implementation matrix for VS 2010 (and perhaps even the planned VS 2012)?

    I found this table, for VC++ 2010 RC:  http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vcblog/archive/2010/04/06/c-0x-core-language-features-in-vc10-the-table.aspx  There may have been changes in the RTM or SP1.  (Edit:  No changes in SP1.)


  • Bjarne Stroustrup: Trends and Future of C++

    , exoteric wrote

    I wonder if there is a book on idiomatic, modern C++ using (albeit draft) C++0x features? Also, are concepts completely dead (not in terms of 0x which obviously they are)?

    From a quick search, there are some books in progress, but nothing yet.  The final draft of the standard is available online.  From Wikipedia, "There are unofficial plans to have the concepts back in the standard in some form,[4] however no official decision has been made yet."

  • Bjarne Stroustrup: Trends and Future of C++

    @Sven Groot:  I know I made it sound like RAII to implement user types with value semantics was new, but I know the pattern isn't new (although I didn't know it had a name), because I see it used in a few places in the code base I'm maintaining, and it is familiar and makes perfect sense to a C# developer.  However, the question is why isn't it used more often?  Boris talks about that in his presentation - copying all that data.  The hit on efficiency with all the copying going on makes people go back to using pointers and dynamic allocation, giving up on value semantics.  That's where C++0x comes in, introducing RValue references and move constructors. 

    Also, as Boris also mentions, when dealing with things that can't or shouldn't be copied, but can be moved, such as file handles, then RValue references and move semantics again save the day.  Then again, Boris talks about shared pointers, and how you can still implement value semantics for members which you need to have more fine-grained lifetime control over.  (I realize that shared pointers have been part of Boost and TR1, but it's now part of the standard).  So, while RAII isn't new, it's now something you can use everywhere to implement value semantics.

    This makes me happy. Smiley