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  • Niner Language Survey


    Will switch to C++ after I finish my current Windows Phone project.

    I used C++ for many years, then switched to C# when it came out. I appreciated the simplicity of C# by comparison, but I think I will be able to handle going back to C++.

  • Why are desktop cores not increasing as predicted ( on C9 )?

    Consider the hybrid CPU. For example many of the cores can be simpler than the full instruction set cores with the simple cores taking up much less space. So you can have, for example, four simple cores replacing one core.

  • Windows 8 CP one month on

    @JoshRoss: I have experienced that kind of thing, motion sickness, when having too low of a refresh rate, or frequency on my CRT monitors.

  • C. Change in Canada

    There's a change to change that's going to take place in Canada.

    "The government announced in the budget that it is eliminating the penny from Canada's coinage system. In about six months the Royal Canadian Mint will stop distributing Canadian coppers."


    Did I scare anyone with my thread title? Wink

  • Breaking ​News--​Multiple Tornadoes Dallas Texas Area

    @Dr Herbie: I believe I recently commented on the latest IPCC report:

    "IPCC Confirms: We Do Not Know If The Climate Is Becoming More Extreme

    The full IPCC Special Report on Extremes is out today, and I have just gone through the sections in Chapter 4 that deal with disasters and climate change. Kudos to the IPCC — they have gotten the issue just about right, where "right" means that the report accurately reflects the academic literature on this topic. Over time good science will win out over the rest — sometimes it just takes a little while. –Roger Pielke Jr, 28 March 2012 "

    There are a lot of people whose livelihoods now depend on climate change being real. There are currently 85,000 jobs in the US alone described as Climate Change consultants.

    I have an open mind, but I have training in science and something like that BBC show is anecdotal evidence, not science. I continue to make observations, looking at the daily ice extent reports, the monthly temperature reports. Here is the latest global temperature from satellites report that just came out yesterday (see end of comment).

    Whether global warming or climate change is real or not, we all can do things that makes the world a better place. I don't think reducing carbon emissions will make the world a better place, but creating better energy efficient devices for example is always a good idea.

    I grew up during the energy crisis of the 70's. I formed a habit of turning off the lights when not in use. I even did a oral science presentation in science class on solar energy production. I really get turned off by all these good ideas getting appropriated by so called "green" advocacy. They had me at energy efficient, and they lost me at global warming / climate change.

    Global Temp March 2011

    ps. I'll watch that just because of you Herbie, though I have to set up a different computer so I can have sound.

  • Breaking ​News--​Multiple Tornadoes Dallas Texas Area

    @cbae: You bring up Perry for some reason? Is it related to this:

    "Last summer, Aggie joke Dessler went completely hysterical ranting about the permanent man-made drought in Texas, and basically blamed it on Rick Perry.

    Rick Perry calmly replied "the rains will come, they always do."

    Precipitation has been well above normal in Texas this year. Dessler owes Perry, and everyone else an apology for his infantile hysterics."

    I think you owe Rick Perry an apology as well.

  • Breaking ​News--​Multiple Tornadoes Dallas Texas Area

    Where's the short terms conditions for this year?



    Another Dust Bowl?


    What      is the likelihood of another Dust Bowl-scale drought in the future?      No one is yet able to scientifically predict multi-year or decadal      droughts, but the paleoclimatic record can tell us how frequently      droughts such as the 1930s Dust Bowl occurred in the past or      if droughts of this magnitude are indeed a rare event. If such      droughts occurred with some regularity in the past, then we should      expect them to occur in the future."


  • Breaking ​News--​Multiple Tornadoes Dallas Texas Area

    @cbae: History lesson for you:

    Texas rain

  • Breaking ​News--​Multiple Tornadoes Dallas Texas Area

    The National Weather Service has a report available



    A full assessment of the events of April 3, 2012 is not complete. However, we can review the NOAA/NWS/SPC historical tornado record for some insight into these recent tornado events in the DFW area.

    Over the last 60 years (since 1952), a total of 172 tornadoes have been reported in either Tarrant or Dallas Counties, Texas. Of these, 42 have been rated at least EF2 (wind speeds over 110 mph). The strongest, rated EF4, hit Dallas on April 25, 1994, killing 3 people and injuring 48. Neither county has ever reported an EF5-rated tornado."


    You can download (pdf) the report here:


  • Windows 8 CP one month on

    I keep crashing Solitaire when I undo too many times.

    OneNote 2007 freezes and requires a sign-out (or kill task) (I hear the same problem exists with OneNote 2010). I have occasional problems with Xbox media center and need to reboot to get it to work again.

    However, I have been using Win8 CP exclusively since installing it the day after it became available and I really like the new start screen.

    OneNote on Windows 7 was taking several seconds to show up when I started the app, but on Win8 it is instant start. I don't know why it was or got so slow on Windows 7.

    I installed Office 2000, just Word and Excel though, and they work great. Excel does have an issue with not being able to drag it from a full window, but the same bug exists in Windows 7.