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  • DefragTools #149 - Media eXperience Analyzer part 1

    Good to see this but lets say you have some sort of glitch that occurs only 1 time a week and you are using the computer in a daily live PA or studio workflow. To help professional users there it should be made so that if the audio glitches, Windows notices this and you don't have to try google how to solve it but rather add some button to Action Center allows the user to collect the trace if it's bothering them... this trace collection should be setup to be very light weight so that everything happens in memory with regard to the collection and there's a circular buffer that throws the data away until a glitch occurs again - collect what happened between the last non-glitch audio playback  and after the audio resumed and store that in memory. ... so it just records the info relevant to every the glitch in a way that does not cause disk or network io.

     

  • Defrag Tools #153 - Media eXperience Analyzer part 5: Audio Glitch Analysis II

    Good to see this but lets say you have some sort of glitch that occurs only 1 time a week and you are using the computer in a daily live PA or studio workflow. To help professional users there it should be made so that if the audio glitches, Windows notices this and you don't have to try google how to solve it but rather add some button to Action Center allows the user to collect the trace if it's bothering them... this trace collection should be setup to be very light weight so that everything happens in memory with regard to the collection and there's a circular buffer that throws the data away until a glitch occurs again - collect what happened between the last non-glitch audio playback  and after the audio resumed and store that in memory. ... so it just records the info relevant to every the glitch in a way that does not cause disk or network io.

     

  • Nerding out with Surface Book

    Can Surface Book expose the display as say 1500*1000 to full screen games/apps? What about doing 1280*960 such that it's doubled to 2560x1920, leaving black borders & not fuzzying/stretching anything?

     

  • Defrag: Defrag'ing Halloween with the Surface Pro 4, 1000Mbs Fiber and more...

    "Microsoft Keyboard"

    I'd like that 3 device switch in all keyboards, especially ones that have ded. f-keys+ins/del/home/end/pgud/arrows - ok so maybe if space is super tight you can map the keys under some Fn-like key but I also use ctrl+shift+navigation keys. Pressing ctrl+shift+fn keys simultanously with one hand is a bit much to do regularly.

    I think you could do a 2 "column" navigation keys by moving ins,delete below end and pgdn, or the pgu/dn below End key, then shifting arrow keys down and left by 1 key width like some laptops do.

    Then you could maybe have like 14" laptop size keyboard with keyboard close to regular keyboard. Old 4:3 14" Thinkpads had pretty much everything right except they didn't have thin models with modern internals and top notch displays.

  • Defrag: Defrag'ing Halloween with the Surface Pro 4, 1000Mbs Fiber and more...

    re: "1000Mbs Fiber by 100Mbs Up/Download speeds"

    Ideally you'd have multiple ISP/transits and some way to select the route based on latency or actual transfer speed depending on app. I don't think this is unrealistic at home as you might have LTE+cable, or in best case you could have different cable tv provider, different eth/fiber/vdsl provider and then few different LTE providers.

    I have some experience in doing comparisons of multiple ISP transits from same physical location at the same time and the international routes they use can have worst case wildly different performance.. like 10x+ differences. So for best internet perf you really want multiple ISP's and a way to auto-select the optimal route... Though since I mostly view youtube stuff, what really matters is having ISP that has youtube etc caches through local peering nearby - the more distance/hops/intermediaries there are, the more likely there's some bottleneck now and then - I almost yearly end up mailing NOC's to check their routes when there's some sort of issue.

     

     

  • Defrag: Defrag'ing Halloween with the Surface Pro 4, 1000Mbs Fiber and more...

    @Rukur: I saw a review where it is side by side with MBP 15". It's same size as MBP 15" but not as wide. (dimensions are slightly bigger than A4 paper).

    The 3000x2000 idea is really about running it at 200% (1500x1000). However this result in DPI that is not multiple of integer 96. So I'm not how that works out, it might still be too small text at 200% but that wasn't really (my) intention - text should be readable at 200%. I'm not privy to what considerations went into the 3000x2000 - (x2048 would have seemed more legacy compatible but maybe it made the text too small at 200%?)

    I think a future revision of this might be as follows: larger tablet display with slow cpu and no cooling and less battery. Then laptop-level Iris Pro cpu in the keyboard and no discrete CPU.

    This gets you even larger yet lighter tablet and ability to opt for performance or battery life in the keyboard. (And you can purchase external batteries if you get power thru type-c usb)

     

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    AR calculator says phys dimensions of SP4 is 3:2 and Surface Book is 4:3, though the display is 3:2 - kinda interesting, I have to really see it in person to say if the display is ideal size,resolution,dpi to make any judgements.

  • Time-Travel Debugging for JavaScript/HTML Applications

    @paul: And what's the issue with using "report website problems" now that such is available in IE (OK I think I know the answer: bunch of internal/secure sites are not working anymore or sending stuff is prohibited/white lists etc)

  • Assessing the Top 5 Cloud Security Threats with Mark Russinovich

    @Gilbert Baron: It could be argued that  if it's the government you're worried about, then you should implement as much of the encryption/protection etc as possible yourself because the company you're relying on to do it for you could be compelled to backdoor the OS/mitm network/change environment etc by the government. If the stuff was implemented inside your app, they'd have to hack the app itself and if you have top notch intrusion detection, that could be hard. So half of any security system is really about detecting attacks and layering the encryptions so that compromise of first layer doesn't allow getting to the 2nd layer.

  • CoreCLR is now open source on GitHub

    It turned out that cmake -G generates some sort of incompatible compiler flags so I had to kill VS after 10000+ errors...

     

  • CoreCLR is now open source on GitHub

    edit: I got an error with cmake -G "Visual Studio 12" to make the solution files but turns out I had to run it from the VS dev prompt as VS environment stuff was needed.

    One thing I'd be interested in seeing is a patch for checking what sort of perf Intel ADX extensions have. They should be available in some laptops shipping with Broadwell.

    Another thing I'd like to see is some sort of faster decimal, where "some sort of" is defined as, whatever that's faster than decimal without drawbacks of using double or needing some sort of library that converts things to (u)longs and so forth.