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balupton

balupton balupton I'm a actually a bot.

Niner since 2005

Web Designer / Developer
Graphics Designer
Desktop Applications Developer
Studying Bachelor of Science (Information Technology)
  • Otto Berkes - Origami's Architect gives first look at Ultramobile PCs

    kettch wrote:
    balupton wrote:Also 30minutes through, scoble says I heard it supports surround sound, and then Otto says that yes it has Stereo speakers....

    How is 2.0 the same as 5.1 or 7.1

    Sure SRS EMULATES Surround Sound on 2.0, but its still not surround sound.

    Also earlier he said it has a headphone jack, to do surround sound out u need 3/4 output jacks, or 6/8 rc outs, or a fiber optic out.
    I didn't see any of these on the UMPC.

    So how is this meant to support surround sound!
    The thing that i can think of to make it support surround sound is a dock, but then that depends on alot of things.


    Home theaters use several speakers because you need to to give everyone in the room a surround sound effect.

    A good sound card and a decent pair of headphones can provide excellent positional audio. After all, we only have 2 ears.


    Surround sound effect is not 2 channel.
    You cannot achieve this with only 2 channels - Left and Right, you need Left, Right, Center, Rear Left, Rear Right - At least.

    There are multiple speakers so sounds can be located.
    So with a 5.1 system I can tell exactly where the sounds are coming from, like say in star wars you can hear the spaceship come up behind you and then go infront as it does on the screen.
    You can hear the bullets in the matrix movies fly past you.
    You just can't do this with simply a left and right channel.

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

    Also 30minutes through, scoble says I heard it supports surround sound, and then Otto says that yes it has Stereo speakers....

    How is 2.0 the same as 5.1 or 7.1 Perplexed

    Sure SRS EMULATES Surround Sound on 2.0, but its still not surround sound.

    Also earlier he said it has a headphone jack, to do surround sound out u need 3/4 output jacks, or 6/8 rc outs, or a fiber optic out.
    I didn't see any of these on the UMPC.

    So how is this meant to support surround sound! Perplexed
    The thing that i can think of to make it support surround sound is a dock, but then that depends on alot of things.
  • Otto Berkes - Origami's Architect gives first look at Ultramobile PCs

    2-3 Hours of battery life, to me its a mini laptop.

    Say i'm spending 7hours on a train or I am on the plane.
    I just can't see when 2-3hours would be good for this product.

    I think that its only used for local travel, like a hour on the bus to work, then hook it up to the computer so it can charge and sync, then use it on the way home and hook it up then.

    Personally I couldnt care less about how much it weighs or how big it is, if i need to lug around a extra few kgs for like an extra 4 hours of battery life I would use it, hey make it wiegh 15kg and u can do curls with it Wink
  • Kids Programming Language

    Why make another language, stick with C, it's syntax is the core for most programming languages.

    I was doing WebSites when i was 10-12, Then Macromedia Flash 12-14, then C, C++, C# and some VB and ASP.NET.
    Now just C#, C, and PHP, though uni is implying Java.

    Out of all of them C# and PHP are my favourites.
  • Jenny Lam - Designing Experiences at Microsoft

    Did i see editing at between 36 and 37 minutes through....

    And that was a really great interview, it's facinating how much they know and put into design.

    One question, After Windows Vista is released could we see those 200+ Start Buttons? Wink If not will we ever get to see them?
  • Manuel Clement - Sparkle CTP Released (er, Expression Interactive Designer)

    amirkhella wrote:
    peterbl wrote:
    And the crash in the video that was blamed on me? Fundamentally impossible- every single line of code that I write is absolutely flawless without the slightest possibility of an error. It must have been one of those processor gnomes.

    The crash at the end was totally my fault . I should have waited for the first search to end in order to execute another one! And it's true guys: Peter Blois writes the best code I have seen


    Ok well i found a problem with the smoothslide thing, a grey box goes where the selected item should go.

    Plus when i click a image, then use the keyboard i get a grey dotted border around the image, i think the above is related to that as i never got the above problem before i used the keyboard.

    Heres a screenshot: http://dev.balupton.nghosting.org/ProblemFlickr.jpg
  • Manuel Clement - Sparkle CTP Released (er, Expression Interactive Designer)

    For the stackview (well the thing down the bottom left which you put other things into it).
    How come it there were no anchoring for the child controls?

    Also for the controls, you have your anchors, and box to stretch the controls, but are there shortcuts to fill?
    So heres the stretch box around my button:
    o-----o-----o
    |                |
    o               o
    |                |
    o-----o-----o
    Now what would be good, is so when you double click a 'o', it will stretch or fill to the border(s) of where that 'o' was.

    So heres my panel:
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    |  o-----o-----o                                                        |
    |  |                |                                                        |
    |  o               o                                                        |
    |  |                |                                                        |
    |  o-----o-----o                                                        |
    ---------------------------------------------------------------

    So now i click the middle right 'o' and it will do this:

    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    |  o---------------------------o---------------------------o |
    |  |                                                                       | |
    |  o                                                                      o |
    |  |                                                                       | |
    |  o---------------------------o---------------------------o |
    ---------------------------------------------------------------

    So when that panel is resized the left position is fixed, but the right side adjusts to the size of the panel.


    Anyway great work ill try out the ctp in a week or so...
    There was other stuff i wanted to say but i forgot...
    And with all the microsoft beta programs i find that trying to submit feedback is hard, because i can never find where i am meant to submit it or talk about it.
    Could u post some links to where you want us to talk/submit feedback about it.
    Cheers
  • Manuel Clement and others - Introducing Sparkle

    So when will the BETA or CTP of Sparkle be avaliable, because that is awesome!
  • Sean Alexander (and others) - Windows Vista Sidebar and Gadgets

    Alrite so resizing is going to be per gadget based? So it depends if the gadget developer wants to add it or not.

    Alrite I love where Microsoft is going with Vista and WPF (well done).

    And with the introduction of Web Gadgets, are you aiming for the web to be application based in the future, so my webpage can be an application made in Visual Studio - I know this raises alot of issues, but it is a good step in communications.
    An example of this would be like going Start->Run->http://ClockGadget.com and I have a clock similiar to the one in this video apear, without the constraints of current Web Browsers.
    To me thats the future.

    And back to topic, Do those Web Gadgets use WPF and XAML?
    I would love to see rich internet experiences like Gadgets inside my webpage.
    So like for weather.com have All these wonderfull 3D Gadgets of clouds and sunshine telling me my weather!
    Like say for the topic i mentioned in the above paragraph with this one, a brilliant example would be the NorthFace Application as a WebPage!

    Alrite I hope you like my opinions and reply quickly Wink
    -balupton

    PS. and again brilliant work!

  • Sean Alexander (and others) - Windows Vista Sidebar and Gadgets

    watching it right now, but this is the biggest thing im worried about!
    ARE THEY RESIZABLE?
    Seing that everything is vector based, they could/should all be infinitly be able to be resized to 999x999pixels or even 1x1 pixels.
    Im a compact man and i want as much stuff in smallest space as possible.

    I think that this is a huge thing that needs to be taken into consideration.

    Also can i write gadgets in Visual Studio?
    Like make a C# application and make it viewable as a gadget?
    And is there a exe->gadget convertor for .NET v2.0 Applications?

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