I'd contribute a lot more but I don't want to waste everyone's time.
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I just watched this video ... Predator is an object tracking system, with learning algorithms that improves the tracking over time. It allows you to select an image from a video to track, such as fingers in a certain gesture, or a face, and more. It looks very promising.
Yeah, that would be great.
@ScanIAm: It shouldn't be a requirement, no. Soon, hopefully, the IT department will consider it a requirement, however! Kind of like 2 monitors is now recognized to be a requirement for developers, so should SSDs (some figures I've seen claim a 30% rise in productivity with dual monitors). No, technically, you can get by without them, but you know that productivity increases when you replace the slowest part of the system. Also, you can delay upgrading hardware a bit longer, considering that an SSD is just about the most amazing upgrade I've ever had in terms of sheer performance improvements.
I have to say that I got two SSDs last year (one for my desktop and one for my laptop), and it makes life so much better when using VS2010 or pretty much any application. I find that things behave like you think they should. Toolbox loading and project loading is fast and hardly any hiccups ever. It's just a joy that you get used to and can't stand being without (i.e. when going back to a work machine where you have no SSD). I absolutely love my SSDs - except the one that failed after a couple of months.
@kettch: It's far less of a bind now that they are paying for the flight and hotel as well as the conference pass.
It sounds like most of us have slacked on keeping our passports up to date, myself included! I'm going to get my passport photos today. It's supposed to take about a week, but could take a month. I still have time, but I had better get it done, ASAP! This will be the first trip to the US where I've had to have one, since the new rules came into place.
apparently this is a good habit if you are targeting CF or the phone.
Thanks for the information, it is good to know. It does say, however that it's only important when: "... you have locals that hold onto very large data structures and that function will remain executing for a long time then set those variables to null when you are done using them (e.g. in between the last usage of a variable in a large function and calls to a bunch of web-services in the same function which will take a long time to return)." To clarify things, as mentioned in the link, the full CLR does analysis to figure when a local variable no longer is in use at JIT time. However CLI implementations are not required to do so, and the CF doesn't, due to resource limitations. Good info, thanks Felix9.