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  • If you had the chance, what would you like to see on the Microsoft Campus?

    You should make a Photosynth of the entire campus, and link videos for all the locations into the synth.  Smiley


    Well, all the ideas you proposed sound good to me.  I'd also like to see me on the Microsoft Campus, that'd be the best.  Wink 


  • Article about kinect internals

    tina10 said:

    I just wanted to jump in here and let you all know what's happening with our Kinect content.  I have been working with the Xbox team with getting Developer interviews and deep dives onto channel 9 for the past couple of months.  I am working diligently to make this happen.  I hope to have some great interviews with some great developers behind Kinect for you very soon. 

    Sounds good!  Can't wait.  Smiley

  • P vs NP

    I can't pretend to have the knowledge required to understand the paper, but from the looks of it, the reactions to it, and the guy's credentials and past work, it sounds like it's a very serious attempt and I hope it pans out.


    The proof, if verified, will also probably open a lot of doors into new areas, and says something important about human creativity.  That is, you can't simulate it with a classical computer.  At least, that's how I understand it.  The implication is then that the brain is a form of quantum computer, which has been proposed for a long time now, but it certainly couldn't be simulated by a classical computer if my understanding is correct.

  • IronRuby dead

    wkempf said:
    rhm said:

    re1: None of this addresses the lack of dynamic languages on the CLR if Microsoft drops the "Iron" languages.


    re2: PowerShell is certainly dynamic (goes beyond type inference and includes dynamic types), though I'll agree that it doesn't use the DLR.


    re5: I dispute that the bulk of Ruby users are in the Mac/Linux crowd, and regardless there's numerous reasons why such devs might want to take a dependency on .NET. I won't argue that those reasons aren't corner case reasons, but you've turned this discussion on it's head in the first place. My point was to dispute the claim you made that by using IronRuby you had to target Windows.


    re6: That's not entirely true. OpenSource or not, if Microsoft abandons "Iron" then it's very likely that developers will be reluctant to use them. This is more political than technical, and is unfortunate, and it has little to do with how many people currently use the languages.

    Maybe they are planning on using SPUR to replace the DLR.

  • Article about kinect internals

    Charles said:

    Would you like to see some technical deep dives into Kinect here on C9? Is this something we should pursue?



  • What do you want to know?

    Charles said:
    Richard.Hein said:

    This is in the works Smiley A new series of Lectures on category theory, "Category 9", with Erik Meijer and peers. How does that sound? Lamda Calculus as well.


    Stay tuned.


    Fantastic! Smiley

  • What do you want to know?

    Lectures on lambda calculus.  I can't find any.  Category theory as well, as it relates to programming.

  • Comment time indexing


  • The future of videos? Flash? Silverlight? HTML5? Nope!

    ZippyV said:

    I don't see TEXTp

    Some videos do not have the option.

  • Nicely done, Channel 9 (posted by Dr Herbie).

    brianbec said:
    CreamFilling512 said:

    Now, for a little secret: type the same thing into Wolfram Alpha, just replacing "3" with "n" (and, for even more secrets, leave off the first "n + " -- just type in the big infinite product

    The second problem is n + the gamma function, Γ(n+1), with n = 3.


    Here's a graph of the absolute value of the Gamma function on the complex plane, from Wikipedia: