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  • ASP.NET Forms ​authentific​ation

    cro wrote:


    This is a nice one.  It's more for the established C# programmer but there's a lot to be gained from it at any level.

    Pro ASP.NET in C# 2005

  • Has anyone has their vision fixed with LASIK?

    blowdart wrote:
    
    out180 wrote:
    
    blowdart wrote:
    One day they'll work out how to treat -12.

    *mutter*


    They fixed mine with ICLs (Implantable Collamer Lenses).  Eyesight recovery was nearly instant.  I could see on the operating table as soon as they unfolded the lens.  As a bonus they can be removed later or touched up with Lasik if the correction isn't perfect.  Took me from minus a lot to 20/15 after four weeks.  I was 20/25 by the next day.  Of course, like everything, there are risks.  ICLs present a different set of risks such as possible early onset cataracts.


    Yea, I've seen the prices for that. And cataracts? I don't think my vanity goes far enough to risk that.


    It wasn't too much more at the surgery clinic I went to.  I think the difference was $200 per eye, although I could be mistaken.

    I took a considerable amount of time to weigh the risks, including the possibility of early onset cataracts.  After a couple dozen of years of headaches, heavy glasses on my nose, and horrible hard contact experiences I decided to go forward.  So far so good.  If it bites me later then I can't say I wasn't warned.  If I do get cataracts later in life they'll pull the ICLs and put in a crystals lens, or whatever is used at that time.  It's a very tough choice that everyone should take a considerable amount of time to consider.

  • Has anyone has their vision fixed with LASIK?

    blowdart wrote:
    One day they'll work out how to treat -12.

    *mutter*


    They fixed mine with ICLs (Implantable Collamer Lenses).  Eyesight recovery was nearly instant.  I could see on the operating table as soon as they unfolded the lens.  As a bonus they can be removed later or touched up with Lasik if the correction isn't perfect.  Took me from minus a lot to 20/15 after four weeks.  I was 20/25 by the next day.  Of course, like everything, there are risks.  ICLs present a different set of risks such as possible early onset cataracts.

  • How to get rid of ​telemarkete​rs...

    I love that one, a classic.

    In case anyone is curious that's Bob and Tom from Q95 radio here in Indianapolis.  Q95

  • Size of Vista SP1 Beta1

    harumscarum wrote:
    1mb but 2 days to install


    Faster than the VS 2k5 SP1 update, SWEET!

  • Software NDAs

    jamie wrote:
    well if you are sending out emailed nda info - a good start might be to put at the top of the email - in bold in red - "protected content / nda / do not post"

    and yes.. i just checked - re-read entire email - there was no mention of the list being proprietary info which is why i thought it was regular marketing/tech email


    Not that you need me to defend you but you're right.  There was no mention in the e-mail or on the connect portal that the information was sensitive in any way.  I'm in the same program.  The reaction sparked by your post was a bit over the top.

    Some programs I've been a part of have very clearly stated the sensitivity of certain information, other don't.  It probably depends on the group maintaining the portal for that project.

    My general rule of thumb is to treat all information on Connect as sensitive, NDA or not.  Keeps me out of trouble.  Mileage may vary, etc.

  • MSDN ​Subscriptio​ns Help!!!

    *sigh*

    Everyone so quick to get their jab in.

    Read the op.  He/she is buying it retail.  That's my take from the liberal use of "in the box" throughout their posts.

    Now, I'm afraid I don't know the answer for sure.  The retail version of the higher up tiers contain CD/DVDs of the MSDN library.  Basically you're not going to get what you want in the box.  Inside you'll find a code number.  You'll go to a website and enter the code to activate your subscription.  After several days/weeks you'll recieve your first shipment.  Then you'll have your disks.  At least that's how it used to work.

    That being said if you are in fact thinking of buying it retail I recommend you don't.  You can find a new subscription cheaper than the retail cost.  Just google it for a bit.

  • Attn:MS ​hotmail-​friend of friend died-need emails of deceased

    Try the "Forgot Password" thingy at www.passport.net

    I haven't actually run it but it might be something to try.  It's under Account Services on the above page.

    EDIT: Of course once you run it the current password will be lost in favor of the newly generated one.  If you can't get your hands on the new one then you might be worse off.  I really don't know how that lost password system works however.

  • A Welcome From Myself To The C9 Community

    Scott Sutton wrote:
    
    Jaz wrote: ...


    ...
    AndyC: I have an unhealthy addiction to coffee, Starbucks and suchlike, every time I read the title of this forum I have a caffeine craving.

    Regards,

    Scott Sutton


    I'm with you on this one.  Honestly, they need a size bigger than Venti.  Perhaps IV Bag?

    Regardless, welcome.

  • Volunteer does not mean "I ​control&quo​t;

    Yggdrasil wrote:
    
    out180 wrote: I have never really been against his decision, it's his method of carrying it out that bothers me.  Don't want to go?  Fine, refuse, take your licks and get out.  Leveraging the media, anti-war rallys, etc. to me was not only unnecessary but conduct unbecoming and well worthy of a big chicken dinner.


    I agree - I believe that someone who defaults on a contract should pay the proscribed fine. But I also think that threatening him with a 7-year prison sentence isn't "taking your licks", it's being threatened with totally screwing up the rest of your life. This, I feel, is a massively over-the-top punishment for someone who is NOT actively threatening his fellow soldiers or his country.


    I agree, the 7 year sentence is a bit much.

    Honestly, the dishonorable discharge will haunt him for the rest of his life.  Not only will that black mark follow you but the loss of benefits and veteran status would be painful as well.  Being a veteran myself I say take it from him.  I served and finished my tour even though at times I hated it but I'm proud to be a veteran because of that.

    I do have to disagree slightly with the statement that he is not hurting his fellow soldiers in any way.  While he may not be causing them physical harm I do believe he is hurting them publically the general moral, that's already low, takes a hit.  Again my mind tells me that if he had handled this internally it would end better. 

    Whether it be for attention, hurting the Army publically, or getting a lesser sentence since the public is now watching, it is a stunt.  Stunts like that hurt people and organizations so I believe he is hurting his fellow soldiers.  It's not 7 years of prison worth of hurt but hurt nonetheless.

    Take half his pay for a while and make him hand out towels at MWR for a year or two.  Once he's completely sick of it give him the BCD, strip his benefits, and give him the boot.  As long as everyone knows why he's there and not in Iraq any time he spends in will be quite miserable.