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  • Windows Mobile 6.0 Things and Stuff

    Very nice but bet you still can not post on c9 with Pocket IE on it. Sad
  • UK Community: DeveloperDeveloper Day

    What team UK stuff? I dont get it. There are a few who meet up because they are in the same part of the world, the rest are distributed around the country, including me. I've met a whole four other UK niners because I went to DDD. Thats it. Whats your problem?
  • UK Community: DeveloperDeveloper Day

    Yup think I missed some of the good sessions - next time I'll try and get the inside word on which ones should be best!

     

  • London Niners: Tour, Drinks and Debate

    blowdart wrote:
    
    Sabot wrote: 

    It'll give me a chance to meet you, have a few beers and a laugh.

    I'm free the weekend of the Oct 28th/29th? So what do you say? Are you up for it?

    Ian/Barry/Sarah wanna come ?


    A weekend with you? Up north?

    I must have been wicked in a former life.

    Actually what about DDD#4? That might be an interesting idea.


    Fully intend to do DDD day 4. I did 3, but only managed to find W3bbo.

    However, another weekend would be fun too, and I am free that weekend. I'd suggest York, but that is because I live there. Smiley
  • Rory Blyth: The Exit Interview

    Congrats Rory. You go, girl!

  • Otto Berkes - Origami's Architect gives first look at Ultramobile PCs

    Karim wrote:
    You lost me, sorry.    And how do you define "high battery life?"  Are you saying Origami needs to go all day between recharges to be "worth getting?"  Is 5 hours high?  Is 3?




    I would define it, for a device like this, as a working day. 7-8 hours. 2-3 hours doesnt cut it.

    Why a working day? Well, why 74 mins on a CD? Because its a target to aim for that makes sense - not an arbitrary number, a number with solid meaning to people who will actually use the damn thing.
  • Otto Berkes - Origami's Architect gives first look at Ultramobile PCs

    Ok, so I know I'm not the first to say this, but I dont get it.

    I can see this having niche uses for workers out on the road (similar to what Sabot mentioned in previous threads) - but I cant see the man on the street going out and buying one of these. I look at the spec for this, and compare it to my WM5.0 pocket PC, and it just doesnt stack up:

    Comparison      PPC                                          Origami
    Connectivity      Wifi, Bluetooth, GPRS               Wifi, Bluetooth
    Battery life         ~7 hours with gprs on            ~2 -3 hours
    Cost                  Free with contract                    ~$1000
                             (<$50 month)

    The origami site is selling it on connectivity - email and messaging everywhere. My PPC does that allready. I cant see why I need one of these.... 

    Origami comes out better on resolution - so yeah  for watching movies or whatever its going to come out well - but are they likely to have dvd drives built in? Yeah I can run my windows apps on it but most people dont run many windows apps other than office suite and then this doesnt have a keyboard.  A cheap laptop would be better for things like that.

    Its not going to run any decent games, so its not going to compete with the PSP. I can see their being games developed specifically to target it, but only if it sells well enough and again I cant see that.

    Also, when it comes to form factor, I am severely disapointed. Its so 80's/90s. Apple has set a new standard in aesthetics with the iPod and spin-offs and frankly, this just sucks in comparison. People bought iPods partly because they look cool. These devices do not look cool.

    I would have thought MS could have learned some lessons from how apple has gained over the last few years - but it seems not.

    It needs to be somthing diferent. It needs to be somthing special and new that nothing else does. As it is it seems half-way to being a laptop, half-way to being a ppc, half-way to being a mobile media device, half-way to being a lot of things, and yet not good enough to take on any of the specialist devices in any area - and yet more than twice the cost of any of the specialist devices.

    Somthign like the iPod - you could explain why you should buy one in less than ten words: All your music, everywhere you go. My challenge to the Origami team - do the same. Why should I have one of these, in less than ten words.
  • Jay Schmelzer - Working on the VB Core Team

    Good video! I had not actually started using snippets but now I see them going - holy cow!

    I have a gazillion ideas for snippets I want to write - but the snippet editor home page on gotdotnet is down it seems Sad

    http://workspaces.gotdotnet.com/vbsnippeteditor
  • PDC Walkabout (Three clips)

    Yeah good one. I now have conference-attendance envy. Well, actually I allready had it - now I have it more.
  • Anders Hejlsberg - LINQ

    Minh wrote:
    Also, in the NorthWind example is LINQ doing a full table scan every time? Or does it take advantage of existing indexes? But you're not duplicating the SQL Server engine inside the CLR ... are you?


    That was, having calmed down a bit, pretty much exactly what I was going to ask.

    SQL Server has been developed over a long time and is very very good at doing things like getting the two records out of 100 million that you want very quickly. I hope DLinq takes advantage of this - I mean, does it as Minh asks do a full scan of the table or does it parse your DLinq query in to T-SQL?