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  • Told ya (dotnet)

    @cbae: I don't look at it as developers jumping ship.  It was Microsoft walking them down the Silverlight plank and then forcing them to jump.   Microsoft is now trying to save the developers they have left because there is a new captain running the ship.

  • Solar energy technology advancement

    , spivonious wrote

    While I think solar has a big place in the future energy ecosystem, nuclear is the best short-term option we have. Why not build a bunch of nuclear plants and move completely off of fossil fuels while we figure out how to do solar most efficiently?

    It would be nice to have a few smaller nuclear plants.   The US Navy has had no problems using Nuclear power for over 25 years.   Solar works in a few places and I would like to see it improved.  It just does not pay off yet to put panels in and have it offset what the utility charges.

  • Told ya (dotnet)

    @DeathByVisualStudio: Ok fair enough.  Since they legalized pot up there you guys cannot finish reading any article and get too excited....

  • Told ya (dotnet)

    On this very thread are people who assumed Winforms and WPF were included. If MS confuses seasoned .NET developers, what does it tell about their PR in this case?

    I only noticed one guy who ASSumed this and he is usually wrong on most of his opinions too.  WPF was clearly not open sourced and Microsoft said they were going to improve it and it was not legacy.   I am looking forward to fully optimized and compiled WPF applications.

  • THANK YOU MICROSOFT (this deserves a separate thread)

    , Ion Todirel wrote

    *snip*SSD space is still pretty expensive, and you'd be pretty crazy to even attempt at storing anything that has to run or compile on a HDD

    Well there must be a lot of crazy people because that is how most people run or compile stuff.

  • Net Neutrality has a new champion

    , ScanIAm wrote


    These jokers have thrived on the ability of anyone and everyone to have access to the network by simply having laid $2 worth of copper and plastic in the ground.  The idea that they can now try and charge more for the privilege of providing what they could have done decades ago is offensive.

    Hey I don't like them either and they do try to screw everyone.  Where I am at I still have options on who to chose. (Cable, ATT, Wireless, Hughes Satellite).   So it is not really a monopoly like water, sewer, gas, and electric (solar is an option but I don't want to get into that topic).   I would like to see the local ISP's still duke it out without regulations.  When there is only Comcast left, then I will take your viewpoint and say we have a monopoly screwing us.

  • Net Neutrality has a new champion

    ScanIAm:  Ok your turn to show me where government regulation helps innovation. 

    mstefanik:  ScanIAm and I were talking about the local ISP's.   Long run fiber like L3 runs or others which go city to city is not the problem.  You are right there is plenty of bandwidth there.  Netflix could also lease those lines to totally avoid long run traffic problems.   If you are willing to wait 15 minutes for your movie Netflix could use satellites to beam to you house. (using some caching of course).   The local guy like Comcast does not like their bandwidth sucked up by Netflix who gets their money from Comcast customers.   If Netflix was a small guy showing youtube videos Comcast does not care.  If you become a big player then you have to start paying a toll because the local guy wants his share.  Its how normal greed works.   Does the IRS audit people making 20k or less?   Its all unfair but it is how the world has worked since the beginning of time.  If you think the government saying that the packets should all be free and the same priority will make things better you are in for a big surprise.   If that happens look for your local ISP to put in caps just like your cellphone provider.

  • Net Neutrality has a new champion

    @ScanIAm:Well here is some evidence on stifling innovation. 


  • Told ya (dotnet)

    So I wonder if I will be able to start a new project and deploy to either windows or Linux with support right in vs2015?   I think they leave the GUI business to Xamarin so Xamarin might have less work to do with worrying about other mono components.  They also announced future WPF support for windows .   Lots of good news.

  • Net Neutrality has a new champion

    @mstefanik: I hear you but you have options.  Comcast competes with Hughes satellite (and Elon Musk might have more to say here in future) and competes with Verizon and att.  When you compete it allows artificial barriers to go away.   Trucks pay more than cars to use the toll ways.  Netflix should pay to use bandwidth.  The government needs to stay out of it or maybe local governments create local ISP's with no affiliations to other companies.(just access).  No feds here.