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Charles Charles Welcome Change
  • Singularity Revisited

    Thanks, Sven. Fixed...
  • Windows Vista Tattoo

    It was a real tattoo. Mike can let us know for sure, though. Mike?


  • Windows Workflow Foundation API Usability Lab Video – Part 2

    I like the Hands-On concept. Interesting, Captain...
  • Channel 9 Behind the Scenes

    MisterDonut wrote:

    Dark is good?!

    Certainly. I'm not sure what you are referring to, but, yeah, it's good (and natural) to have a dark side, as long as you don't hurt anybody. Also, dark is as "good" as light. Think about it for a while.

    That said, what does your question mean?
  • Channel 9 Behind the Scenes

    SlackmasterK wrote:
    Was that a SimEarth box I saw in Charles' office?  I still have my 5¼" floppies for it!

    Yep Smiley
  • Channel 9 Behind the Scenes

    PerfectPhase wrote:

    Following up on a comment charles made, what sort of percentage of the videos you film have to be dropped and never make it onto channel 9?

    Very small percentage. Less than 1%. Typically, the only videos that we won't ship are those that we just don't like (that is, they pretty much suck). For other ones, it's about the topic, which may be too sensitive for public viewing for one reason or another.

  • Singularity: A research OS written in C#

    chris31 wrote:
    They mentioned that the current NT kernel can't really be changed that much and I'm wondering why? Can't you just change the nt kernel and just make sure the interface between kernel and userland is the same? As long as the kernel interface is the same the app wouldn't care how the kernel did something. I would think that the app wouldn't even have to know it changed?

    The NT kernel can (and does) change, but the fundamental architecture remains static. Singularity represents a completely different operational model than NT. For one thing, there is no notion of shared memory and processes are truly independent. Also, the Singularity kernel is closed (read impossible to rootkit an OS like Singularity).

    The Vista kernel is a great piece of engineering and represents an evolution of the NT kernel (the Vista kernel is not a modified XP kernel, for example. It's new (for a client OS anyway)).

    Please stay tuned for more on Vista (and Singularity) in the Going Deep series.

  • Mark Boulter and Brian Pepin - Sneak peak at Cider (visual designer for Orcas, future version of Vis

    What happened to the end? Well, maybe I said some things that were top secret. Smiley Seriously, not sure what happened there. Oops.

  • Mark Boulter and Brian Pepin - Sneak peak at Cider (visual designer for Orcas, future version of Vis

    activescott wrote:
    neat, but i'd skip into it 19 minutes to see the interesting part.

    Why not make a clip using Clipster?
  • Mat Noguchi - Developer on Halo team gives tour of Bungie

    Eduardo wrote:
    Charles wrote:
    I'm not Robert, but I can answer the question. No, it is not the same task. Streaming files are not the same encoding for one thing. Secondly, getting the files on to the download cluster is not the same as the process for getting the streaming files out to the streaming cluster.


    ok, I  guess you are working on the automation of the whole process

    Perhaps. Essentially, streaming files are compressed for multiple bitrate streams, whereas a downloadable file is simply the uncompressed (though encoded, obviously) file that gets sent down to the client much like any file that you download. Automation of this process is complex due to the dependencies upon applications that we don't own (so, it's not easy to automate the download file upload process given the poor support for automation in their "api".)