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  • Updated! Windows Phone 7 Jump Start (Session 1 of 19): Introduction

    It would be a bummer if a developer will not be able to install his/her creations on to personal phone, without paying a fee.

    I understand that virtual machine for WP7 works great, but usability is better tested on a device itself, especially when you don't need to pay money for that.

  • Bill Hill: One Ocean

    Absolutely not true.

    There are no new generation nuclear reactors in US at all. There have been only 65 direct deaths for 30 years from nuclear plants. While hundreds of people a year die in coal mines and now this oil spill, plus indirectly all the lung cancer people get from pollution. Just look at US energy map and see how it is powered.

    New generation nuclear plants, used in France for example, are very efficient and produce less waste than average american family does.

    Now there is a joint effort between US DOE and Russian Ministry of Nuclear Energy on a new generation nuclear power plant which has almost 0 waste, becasue most of it just get recycled.

    So at the end nuclear is cheap, fast, clean and safe. You can put "...est" and the end of those words and it will be true.


  • Bill Hill: One Ocean

    The plastic can be biodegradable. First invented by George Washington Carver, boy, almost a century ago. It is widely used. In Russia for example they sell milk in plastic bags which degrade under sunlight or in soil in just 1 year, while regular plastics takes almost 500 years to degrade. 

    Thus garbage produced by average american family will last longer  than nuclear waste from nuclear power plant. Latest generation nuclear plants can recylce waste very efficently with average degration rate of only 60 years.

    Convert to nuclear then electric cars will produce less CO2. For now, since most of the east cost is powered by coal, electric cars will actually produce more CO2 than gasoline cars. Plus coal is very dirty and kills orders of magnitude people more a year than nuclear power plants/waste.


  • Bill Hill: One Ocean

    THE safest and THE cleanest way for now is NUCLEAR Energy. It is also the cheapest and the fastest way to get US energy needs met.

  • Advanced Silverlight Printing Strategies (Silverlight TV #35)

    Great! Thanks. I will need to try.

    Can I feed-in images from SQL Server reporting service reports into this? 

    Or rather report pages rendered as images.

  • Advanced Silverlight Printing Strategies (Silverlight TV #35)

    Very interesting.


    Do users need special permissions to install printing support?

    Can regular user (who can only install ClickOnce apps) print using this library?

    Does it require XPS printer driver?

    can printing support be used to print any else from silverlight, besides the reports you mentioned?


    For example: Microsoft Report Viewer control doesn't install printing support by default. The first time somebody tries to print it asks to install and most of the user in our network are not able to do so. So we ended up converting reports to something printable.  



  • Ch9Live at Tech.Ed NA 2010 - Talking WP7 with Brandon Watson & Peter Torr

    I am really glad that you will ban all sexually explicit content as it will make possible to shop for apps when kids and family are around and not worrying that they will see something inappropriate. Which is currently is not possible in Google apps store. It also means I can give my phone to kids and not worry they will get somewhere they are not supposed to.


    For Microsoft and App developers it will mean more people will be shoping for their apps and hopefully buying more.

    When Apple put similar policy in place their app store took off.  


  • Ping 59: Private Cloud strategy, Gadget predictions, Microsoft is the most social company, Free Robotics


    It would be nice to have Silverlight on iPhone, though it would kill WP7.

  • Ping 59: Private Cloud strategy, Gadget predictions, Microsoft is the most social company, Free Robotics

    Then why do they have Microsoft person scheduled to give a keynote about (VS 2010 ???) during their DevCon?

  • Ping 59: Private Cloud strategy, Gadget predictions, Microsoft is the most social company, Free Robotics

    Does somebody over here know who is going to demo VS 2010 at the upcoming Apple's World Wide DevCon? I've heard Visual Studio is going to support iPhone development, but there is no details as to whether iPhone OS will be running in virtual PC just like Windows Phone Phone 7 does, whether developers will be able to write Objective C code in Visual Studio or may be Apple will open iPhone to Silverlight development?