Laura, when did you start asking for only 3 minutes? I'm still willing to give you 5 minutes.
People need to chill the f*** out. If you're going to use Apple as the basis for comparison, then consider that they have only a few models to worry about and that they build the hardware themselves. They can skip the entire certification process that Microsoft has to go through with OEMs. Since Apple also operates its own retail channel (Apple Stores), they can practically skip the carrier certification process too. If Apple sends out an update that bricks their devices, you bring the device into an Apple Store. The carriers don't have to worry about it. With Windows Phone 7 devices (and Android devices for that matter), you have to bring the device back to the carrier's retail outlets.
If you feel waiting for the update process is unbearable, get yourself to an Apple Store and go buy yourself an iPhone. You can choose from the wide selection of models: from the 3.5" display model to the 3.5" display model or from the model without hardware keyboard to the model without hardware keyboard.
See my point? There is no such thing as a free lunch. If you want complete freedom of choice in terms of hardware (like Android), then you have to wait for the OEM decide when (or IF) they're going to update the device.
If you're willing to give up any choice of hardware in favor of quick updates to the OS, then go with Apple's offering.
If you want something in between (a decent selection of hardware from a handful of manufacturers but a consistent UX), then you go with Windows Phone 7. But you have to understand that updates will NEVER come as fast as Apple's updates. However, you can be damn sure that you will be getting the updates, something that's no guarantee with Android devices.
Feb 28, 2011 at 9:05 AM
It's been a long time since the last episode. Are there not enough things to talk about?
For the next show, maybe you can mention this WP7 ad, which just so happens to be made by a guy named Brandon Foy. An aquaintance of yours, Laura, perhaps? Hmm? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHkPiU9YAQk
Here's link to his website: http://www.brandonfoy.tv/
Feb 13, 2011 at 7:50 PM
Did you forget Safari? Besides, IE will support both H.264 and WebM, so who cares?
And Microsoft didn't just "buy" a H.264 license. It's a member of pool of patent owners for the technology. The pool consists of a who's who list of technology companies:
Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
France Télécom, société anonyme
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
LG Electronics Inc.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
Robert Bosch GmbH
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Scientific-Atlanta Vancouver Company
Sedna Patent Services, LLC
The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
Victor Company of Japan, Limited
Gee, where's Google? Do you really think Google would be pushing WebM if they were part of that pool of patent owners?
VS Feature Pack 2 isn't available for MAPDD subscribers.
Dec 06, 2010 at 3:55 PM
Dec 06, 2010 at 3:24 PM
Hey, Laura, do you get annoyed every time Paul "lip syncs" your opening lines of the show?
Sep 03, 2010 at 5:29 PM
Hey, Laura! Did you hear about the new social network that Apple announced? Not a very original name, huh?
BTW, I love your show--the original Ping. I watch it on my Zune HD every week. Keep up the good work!
Edit: I guess you already did. I just read the posts before mine. LOL
I just viewed the video on concurrency, and I was puzzled by the "golden ticket" approach to avoiding concurrency issues. If obtaining the golden ticket from the golden ticket queue is a requirement to process the messages in the request queue, then what is the point of having multiple instances of the worker role other than for fault tolerance? It seem as though this paradigm ensures that only one worker role is processing something at any given time, so in terms of processing time for all messages in the queue, this would be far less efficient than having just one instance of the worker role process.