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  • Visual Studio ​Achievement​s; they're not Xbox live right?

    , Dan276 wrote

    *snip*

    It's not a real big deal.  It's just voting on the best picture of me, that will be on many social media sites, apps and probably my movie dvd.  You can say, I helped vote for that picture.

    If we take the time to vote and follow the results through as you expect, will you reciprocate back to all your fans who post their support here as well?

  • Democrat and Republican lambasted Apple for working the system in a way they said was unfair, if not unpatriotic.

    , evildictait​or wrote

    *snip*

    You can't "get competitive" on corporation tax when the corporation tax Apple are currently paying on 30% of their world wide profit going through this tax scam is paying ZERO PERCENT corporation tax globally.

    There is a balance. Your subsequent comment regarding the cost of liberty is a key driver in the balance. The US is one of the most stable economic environments within which a corporation can operate. To go through the trouble of setting up AOI and keeping it legal (loose term) all these years, Apple must feel that the taxation is too high even with the stability. Maybe there was some internal discussion those years ago regarding whether they should relocate Apple entirely outside the US or try this type of hybrid approach. Maybe they opted to try the hybrid approach and then if that doesn't work they could reevaluate.

    There are pluses to staying and like you mentioned, security costs, there are minuses to leaving. It really comes down to how much of a difference in the known pluses and minuses there are and then if that difference is significant enough to offset the unknown risks. All those things weigh in to the competitive analysis.

    The carrot, not stick, approach should be the one followed. The US Senate sounds as if they are wielding sticks.

  • 24 hours to Xbox 3

    Hmmmmm.  The child turned on the xbox 360 today and the new Xbox One came up on the main page in one of the blocks.  He said "Look there is a picture of the first Xbox. It looks really old."  And then went into Minecraft. I didn't say a word.

  • Direction?

    Don't forget you can build "touch first" applications totally in the desktop realm without ever touching WinRT. Windows wasn't touch friendly in the past not the applications we have the capability to create.  Once they get the rest of the OS touch friendly all will be golden.

  • What happened to Paolo?

    @Jsoh: you mean "Mnid Bwlon", right Jsoh Smiley

  • Can someone PLEASE tell me why Windows file operations are still messed up?

    @sysrpl: what does sysinternals process monitor show during this behavior?

  • Windows 8 flops, and Microsoft are to blame

    , Bass wrote

    @BitFlipper:

    I think the Microsoft developer community was given plenty of opportunity to innovate on Microsoft's "superior" proprietary platforms but they didn't produce anything substantive. In the mean time all the interesting innovation has been happening on the open web and non-Microsoft mobile platforms.

    Microsoft as a platform vendor depends on you to make apps that make their platform more attractive. But they can't wait forever for you to produce. They've waited years and gave you stuff like WPF and Silverlight and what have they gotten in return? You didn't give them any reason to keep catering for you.

    So they look at the non-Microsoft developer community with a sort of envy. They are courting the developers that made Android, iOS and the Web successful instead of their "old guard" (.NET/Win32 developers, etc.) who haven't been very productive at all. They want developers from the Slashdot community. You know, the "trolls".. who maybe used to spell Microsoft with a dollar sign but these are more concerned about the rising power of Apple and Google.

    Unfortunately since you bet on a proprietary platform your skills don't transfer, and if proprietary platform X you specialized on goes away, so goes your career along with it. You have no control over your own career, but thing is, you never had any control because of the choices you made and were probably warned about. So you are angry, I get it. All I can say is we told you so

    Huh? Proprietary versus FOSS? How is that displayed in current market data? Apple is the largest by capital and is proprietary. Android makes more money for Microsoft, a proprietary company, than the originators. Google just flipped the open source community a fork on Webkit so they could, in my words, move along without the baggage, a decidedly proprietary approach. I'm not seeing it.

  • Azure experiences

    @kettch: Smiley sure. but the purpose of this thread is to hear from you, people with a personality. not that people on the MSDN forums don't have a personality. I can't spend time in 1400 forums (they are granular aren't they) to learn personalities like here.

  • What’s good for Silicon Valley might not be good for America

    @Bass: what? There aren't enough days in the week or hours in a day. I'm watching a hockey game right now, not flipping dimes against a barn door (because I can't work cattle or crops in the dark) as would be the case in my lifetime without technology. The article writer uses retail as a metric. When is the last time you heard somebody say they love working retail? Okay, I know a few too and an interaction with a human is far better than hitting F8 and being dispensed a pair of Levi's from a vending machine. Ultimately it comes down to people making a point with their wallet by spending a little more to reward companies using humans and not machines. Will that happen? Beats me. The growth of the Wal-Marts and ATMs at closed banks of the world say no. However, the recent correction regarding outsourced customer phone support says it is possible. A lot of companies complain of not finding the right people for the job they need done. When faced with that, sure they would rather have a tech replacement. They can specify what they want and how it must perform and know that it will day in and out. We as humans just need to get off our lazy butts and be better. But not until this hockey game is over Smiley

  • Have you ever used code generation?

    Where have these been.

    Before Visual Studio .NET I recall writing many a utility whose sole purpose was to write code for me.  Usually some boiler plate or repetitive code that had some domain specific something that made it unique.  We did a lot of custom code then.

    Generating POCOs via T4 templates sounds a lot more fun than via T-SQL.