Stimpy77 Xiaoth

Niner since 2004

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  • Anders Hejlsberg: Introducing TypeScript

    THANK YOU for not using "that" for "this"! I hate the semantic of "that"! "_this" (underscore suggests a scoped fieldname) is sooo much more appropriate.

  • Anders Hejlsberg: Introducing TypeScript

    @jonathansampson: I completely agree and I was going to post the same comment. Javascript does have a notion of private properties by using closures, and your sample demonstrated it. The fact that Anders even said "there is no notion of private properties" really made me *facepalm* because he's leading this whole thing as a supposed language guru.

    Also, C# "buries" property getters and setters in the CLR by hiding actual methods named get_MyProperty() and set_MyProperty(..); theoretically, this could be used to support private field access via public access "properties" on ECMAScript 3 clients.

    Perhaps since this project is open sourced you can bring this up in the discussion forum and/or introduce an evil fork of righteousness. Tongue Out

  • Web Developer Efficiency Tools in Visual Studio 11

    @joeyw I'm guessing that what you're describing is due to the tooling being in a beta state

  • Hakon Strande - High Definition Audio in Windows Vista

    Does anyone know if ASIO is part of the High Definition Audio specification?

    Windows XP, ASIO-supported sound cards, and ASIO-supported software have already been enjoying most of the features that Hakon Strande described for Vista. If the industry and Microsoft Windows just adopted ASIO there would be no need to create some new High Definition Audio spec. This will only bring about more confusion to the industry and frustration to buyers; ASIO is a proven technology that works very well.

    Am I missing something?

  • Jeffrey Snover - Monad explained

    Maurits wrote:
    All SSH is, is a telnet service wrapped in an SSL tunnel.  If Windows came out with an OpenSSL analogue, then what you suggest would be trivial.

    I'm sorry, but that is not correct. I have made this assumption before, but I was corrected, too. SSH is not SSL+Telnet. SSH does not "speak" SSL, and they cannot talk to each other. There is, however, some overlap in how they accomplish some similar goals.
  • Euan Garden - Tour of SQL Server Team (Part II)

    The woman (Corinna Bolender?) is a pretty face .. So many close-ups on her face while she was trying to show off the equipment Tongue Out ...  I wonder how many attractive and semi-attractive women work at Microsoft? There are ugly faces in the computing world, too. *sigh*

    I'm single and currently not employed so I am free to openly note such things. On the other hand, I do recall I made the tragic mistake in my first professional job as a programmer a decade or so ago muttering, "Dang she's got a nice butt." Turned out "she" was within hearing distance, brought her boyrfriend in to meet me, and spoke with the CIO, who instead of firing me gave her a one month paid vacation.
  • Don Box - Testing, testing, 1,2,3...

    Love the part about how the next VB.NET deals with generics. That's the most information crammed into a few sentences I've ever heard. Looking forward to all of his books on all of this stuff.

  • Peter Wengert - Inside Microsoft Automotive

    Sooooooooo.... So this is a cool video. So I enjoyed this demo. So Microsoft is doing a good thing with autos that other companies should be doing too, what's the matter with them? So it's good to see progress made in the dashboard. So I want an Auto PC. So I think there's still work to be done, but I think we've come a long way, no? So, well, that's what I think. So ... that is a REALLY BAD word to overuse, and I if I ever meet this man I will follow him around and say "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so" "so"
  • Kevin Schofield - Tour of Microsoft Research (Social Software, Hardware)

    eagle wrote:
    I expected that Microsoft would have electronic sliding doors like those on the Starship Enterprise.


    Hey, this video was absolutely amazing. I loved every bit of this, but especially the micromotors. Holy mackerel! The uses for this is SO MUCH not just limited to video technology. What an isolated application... Microsoft, hello?? Can you say MEDICAL INDUSTRY??
  • Rajesh George - Three new features in SQL Server Express

    Hey cameraman, learn to close the blinds if they're behind your subject, dude!!! That was just plain SCARY with those big beady eyes staring into the camera in the middle of a sillouhette! ROFL!!