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Elmer elmer I'm on my very last life.
  • Why is Channel9 fast?

    Duncanma said:
    exoteric said:
    *snip*

    It appears to have been a server issue. We took two servers out of rotation, rebuilt them, and brought them back in (well, the hosting company did when I asked... I didn't do anything personally Smiley )

     

    And just when I thought it might be fixed... it's performing like a pig for me again.

     

    But nice lipstick.

  • I'm going back to VS2008

    W3bbo said:
    Ion Todirel said:
    *snip*

    See this screenshot:

     

     

    As you can see, lines that don't contain anything don't have any tabs characters in them. VS2003, 5, and 8 all indented new lines as you pressed the Return key, VS2010 doesn't: it only indents the line once you type something on that line. If you press Return again you get \r\n\r\n rather than \r\n\t\t\t\r\n.

     

    When typing code this isn't a huge problem for me because the caret is magically in the right place 90% of the time, but when I move the caret around with my arrow keys it often ends up in Column 1 when it should be in Column 3 (see screenshot, line 98) where it would be if empty lines were indented.

     

     

    Apparently:  By Design, Won't Fix.

     

    https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/559293/block-tab-indents-broken

  • The Radio

    exoteric said:
    dentaku said:
    *snip*

     

     

    18 pages is a bit too long for checking, but if you are going to post Lucia Micarelli, then I guess this should be there.

     

  • Has Microsoft considered contributing to the WINE project to get 16-bit Windows programs working on 64-bit Windows?

    W3bbo said:
    Clint said:
    *snip*

    VMs aren't good for games because the range of hardware they implement is limited (or just poorly emulated). Even with games developed 15 years ago running on today's hardware there's still things that just don't feel right: there's no substitute for running things natively.

     

    How hard would it be to virtualise a graphics chipset, realistically? I don't get why they have to be emulated in software. I know that OGL/D3D can be virtualised to an extent, but what of 2D things?

    How hard would it be to virtualise a graphics chipset, realistically?

     

    From what I've read, it's actually pretty hard - VMWare have been working on it for years.

     

    However, I thought that was what MS bought Calista Technologies for ??

     

    I agree, that GPU virtualisation (and improved VM in general) would go a long way to providing acceptable legacy support without the need to truck around a bunch of legacy code in the O/S itself.

     

    I have to run some older apps in XP-Mode, and I find it frustrating to use, as the VM environment is dialled down to such a low level, and performance is such that I avoid using it, if at all possible.

     

  • I'm going back to VS2008

    Dr Herbie said:
    raptor3676 said:
    *snip*

    Everyone should go and test here before they complain about software changes Tongue Out

     

    (I got a score of 20, slap bang between average scientist and average computer scientist -- which is about right given that I trained in biology and then went into computers!).

     

    Herbie

     

    43 !

     

    Am I going to die of cancer or something ??

  • I'm going back to VS2008

    I downloaded the free trial of VS2010 Pro, and I *REALLY* wanted to find a good reason to hate it, or at least not enough to justify paying for the upgrade from my VS2008-Pro, but unfortunately... I’m hooked.

     

    I think it must be the blue background and WPF-ness that sold me... as I’m prepared to forgive the longer start-up time, and even the fact that I can’t read the text on many of the dialogs is not enough to turn me off... and the useless help... well... VS help has always been useless, so no change there... I’ve long since learned not to waste my time with it, and just use Google.

     

    As far as indenting is concerned, I don’t see a problem, and I find it’s actually a bit smarter than VS2008 for some things, and at least, seems no dumber.

     

    Damn-it, it’s all shiny and stuff... so now I have to find the money for it... as the Express edition just doesn’t cut it for me.

     

    I suspect this must be how Apple users feel... and I'm ashamed of myself for wanting it... but I do... and I don't *REALLY* need food...

  • Has Microsoft considered contributing to the WINE project to get 16-bit Windows programs working on 64-bit Windows?

    Shining Arcanine said:
    RoyalSchrubber said:
    *snip*

    Please do not call me Shining. If I wanted Shining to be my handle, it would be my handle. I find the use of any manipulation of a person's handle in reference them to be offensive.

    LOL... I assume this is a joke, as nobody could take a Pokemon reference that seriously.

     

    - El.

  • Channel 9 Site Not Reliable

    For me, C9 performance and reliability has always been abysmal, and it has always been the worst site I use.

     

    Given its role (effectively, a “behind the scenes” technical evangelism) it’s emblematic of a serious problem within MS:

     

    FAILURE TO RECOGNISE AND ADDRESS BAD PR, BEFORE IT DOES MAJOR DAMAGE.

     

    Here we have a site that is targeting technical-minded people, and potential customers, basically screaming out: *DON’T USE ASP.NET*.

     

    The technical reality of the cause is irrelevant, the perception is what matters here, and it’s all bad... *REALLY* bad.

     

    It’s not as if MS lacks for funds, or lacks for talent... but it apparently lacks the ability to recognise “marketing disaster” even when staring it in the face.

     

    A “we’ll fix it in the next version” solution, should not be acceptable to MS, and the current site should be fixed *NOW*.

  • Why is Channel9 fast?

    C9 is still an unresponsive pig of a site for me.

     

    For the most part, I've given up coming here, because it's just not worth the agonisingly long delays (and non-responses) to every click... it's easily the worst site I use.

  • Microsoft Security Essentials Earns Top Rating

    exoteric said:
    vesuvius said:
    *snip*

    That leaves anti-virus companies with a particularly unpleasant position: they must argue that Windows cannot be made more safe by default because the bundling of Security Essentials would significantly impact their market share. Their commercial interests are at odds with their own mission: they depend financially on new Windows machines being unprotected.

    Another install ballot screen ??