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Jonathan Sampson jonathansam​pson
  • Windows 8 and older versions of IE

    I would encourage your son to not attempt this. If he's a developer and needs to test Internet Explorer 8, have him check out http://browserstack.com. Aside from that, Internet Explorer 10 is going to give him a better experience online as developers move towards adopting use of the latest APIs, and standards.

    If he wants the web to be useful and enjoyable, don't move backwards. If he wants his browser to be identified as Internet Explorer 8, he can change the Browser Mode by pressing F12. It will, by default, be in Internet Explorer 10, but he can easily change it to 8. This will modify the userAgent string provided by the browser, as well as much of its behavior.

  • Visual Studio ​Achievement​s; they're not Xbox live right?

  • This is why I will buy Windows 8

    I would actually love something like this so that I can monitor my own usage week to week. Am I spending too much time on StackOverflow? Too much time in [game]? This would be awesome for personal use. Plus I can see employers wanting to load up employee machines with this type of tracking as well (which I'm not exactly a fan of).

  • 09/09/09 -- 9ers Day?

    HumanCompiler said:
    An idea that's been popping around in my head for a while...

    Would anyone be interested in the Coffeehouse moving to an open source project (initially built by us) that anyone here could contribute to?

    I can't make any promises, but thought I'd throw the idea out there to see if anyone would bite.
    I agree with the others, that would definitely boost MS's image int he Open Source world. I'd love to see a project like that Smiley

  • Mars is Alive!

    Bas said:
    Dr Herbie said:
    *snip*

    So you are, in fact, getting your facts from the media? Tongue Out

    Not all media are created equal Smiley Sure, they all have their problems, but I tend to trust New Scientist more so than Teen Glamour Smiley Likely what Herb is saying is that he doesn't get his facts from what the general-public considers "Media."

  • Mars is Alive!

    Dr Herbie said:
    GoddersUK said:
    *snip*
    ++

    My interpretation of the NASA article was that they were more open the geological source than the biological source, it's only the uninformed tabloid press that are looking for sensationalism here.

    Unfortunately, a lot of people get their 'facts' from the media. Sad


    Herbie
    C'mon now - doesn't it sound cooler to suggest that brain-sucking martian trimmers are migrating in herds, colonies, whatever, just beneath the surface of Mars!? Big Smile

  • Mars is Alive!

    GoddersUK said:
    jonathansampson said:
    *snip*
    Nobody was saying that.

    What their saying is that C (Methane) is usually only formed by either A (life) or B (geology). Hence if C is present it is VERY VERY likely that either A or B is.

    Neither of witch were thought to be particularly exciting on mars. So either way it's big news.

    That and the fact that something was replenishing the methane.
    I would agree with you there. Sorry, it seemed that Charles suggest If A then B, B therefore A in his response to BlackTiger. My apologies if that wasn't the case.

  • Mars is Alive!

    Erisan said:
    > Why do we need to demonstrate that we are not special?

    Personally I think that the question "are we here (in universe) alone?" extremely interesting. Don't you?

    > And Another Perspective.

    The tone of that article is a ... well, a bit lame Sad. Writer seems to be offended.
    > Personally I think that the question "are we here (in universe) alone?"
    > extremely interesting. Don't you?

    Yes. It is an interesting question. But that isn't the same as, "I can't wait until we prove we're not alone."

    > The tone of that article is a ... well, a bit lame Sad. Writer
    > seems to be offended.

    What part communicated offense? I didn't see any. Only thing I saw was an admission that spectacular claims about life are not foreign. And the common trend is that they typically fizzle out with time. Other than that, they reaffirmed what nasa stated regarding the geologic activities that produce methane as well - something that must be noted when discussing this issue.

  • Mars is Alive!

    And Another Perspective.

  • Mars is Alive!

    littleguru said:
    Charles said:
    *snip*
    Yeah. It kind of comes late. That's also making me wonder if it is really something to be excited about. Also, I think it really has to do with the geologic stuff that's going on and not with little green people that life on the Mars... but I might be wrong.

    It would be cool do find life outside of earth. That might finally proof that we are not the center of the universe and it would be also very cool to see what excatly lifes on other planets.
    littleguru said:
    It would be cool do find life outside of earth. That might finally proof that we are not the center of the universe...

    I don't understand the motivation behind this thinking. Why do we need to demonstrate that we are not special? What advantage would that give us? It reminds me of an opinion column in Discover Magazine recently that suggested the Universe was created by a superior intelligence that exists within the Universe, rather than outside of it. It was suggested that this would finally remove any hint of the supernatural. But I've got to ask, why is it our goal to remove the supernatural? Isn't Science supposed to be about gaining understanding in an unbiased manner? Seems like everybody has a goal they want to see Science achieve. They want it to dethrone God apparently. Whatever happened to following the data wherever it leads?