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William Kempf wkempf
  • Oh no, not again...

    1.  This is old news.  Didn't check to see if it was posted here or not, but both /. and digg talked this one to death.

    2.  Technically, this isn't a root kit.

    3.  It still wasn't a smart move.

  • upgrade to office 2007?

    Lloyd_Humph wrote:
    Nosey: What the hell is a hedge fund?

    I never understand people who ask questions that literally take 5 seconds to lookup via Google in an online forum where it is likely to take 5 hours to get a reply. Smiley


  • upgrade to office 2007?

    harumscarum wrote:

    I got an email last week saying I could upgrade to Office 2007 if I so desired. So for those of you who work for a living and use 2007 is the upgrade worth it? I know it has a new UI but was just wondering if there were enough new features to prompt an upgrade. Is there also a performance hit when running Office 2007, particularly Outlook?

    It's mostly subjective, but personally I really like the new Office.  In particular, I'm grooving on Outlook 2007.  Performance seems to be a little better for a few things in outlook, though some of the new features are what have me sold.

    There's a To-Do Bar that accomplishes everything "Outlook Today" was intended to, but in a much more convenient side bar.  I live and die by "Search Folders" (hardly ever delete e-mail, and always leave it sitting in the Inbox, but despite that I have e-mail handily filed away under folders, often in multiple folders at once), and they seem to function quicker in the new version.  "Instant Search" is very helpful.  The RSS feeds turned out to be extremely handy for a lot of internal blogs.  Categories have been updated to be more in your face and easier to use, including nice color coding.  Combine that with search folders and it becomes easy to file e-mail away with out having to "break" the whole Search Folder paradigm.  Because of the Ribbon interface in e-mail, I've had to relearn some keystrokes, which was a minor pain point, but over all, I'm loving it.

    For Word, the new Ribbon interface can take some getting used to, but honestly, it's a lot easier to use than the old cascading menus.  Otherwise, I don't use it often enough for anything beyond the standard business documentation creation to have noticed any new features worth mentioning.  And I don't use Excel often enough to have even had a reason to open it yet.

  • Cool Codec pack for vista

    I need more than DVD.

  • Cool Codec pack for vista

    blowdart wrote:
    wkempf wrote:
    Looks fishy to me as well (a false positive on malware detection?).

    Related question, though, what do others use for codecs?  Don't mind paying a little, if the price is reasonable.

    On XP? ffdshow

    On Vista.

  • Cool Codec pack for vista

    Looks fishy to me as well (a false positive on malware detection?).

    Related question, though, what do others use for codecs?  Don't mind paying a little, if the price is reasonable.

  • Are Virtual Function Calls Still Expensive?

    1.  Virtual calls will always have the overhead of at least one indirection (the optimizer can, in some circumstances, eliminate this, but in those cases you're not doing anything polymorphic).

    2.  The overhead of the v-call has always been just a single indirection, which has never been that expensive.

    3.  When you need a virtual call (polymorphic behavior), there's no other concept you could hand craft that would perform any better.

    4.  Premature optimization is the root of all evil (or something like that).

    If you don't need polymorphic behavior, don't use it.  If you need it, worrying about the overhead of a v-call is pointless.

  • JLINQ - WTF?!?

    There's a lot of "non-me" people around here.  Don't agree with all of them, but that's what makes the community great.

    You aren't a "non-me".  You're a troll.  Of course, I'm feeding you right now, but this will be the last time.

  • Tafiti looks cool

    BitFlipper wrote:

    My main gripe with it:

    Whenever I do a search (Google, MSN, etc), I quickly scan through the results and  middle-click on any result link that looks interesting. This opens a new tab for each one I click on, without changing focus to the new tabs.   This way I pick all the relevant-looking links while still in the same frame of mind and know I will eventually get to them, and not be distracted by any one link and then forget about checking the remaining interesting links.

    Gripe? I can't find any way to open the results from Tafiti in a new tab.  It insists that you left-click on the results and therefore force a completely new browser window to pop up - how annoying!

    This is part of my gripe with SilverLight - it seems they succumbed to the lowest common denominator and only give you "a mouse button" as opposed to left/right/middle/ buttons (and scroll wheel). This is 2007 - we have moved well past 1 button mice a long time ago.

    I hope this is just developers creating SilverLight apps that don't implement support for additional mouse button functionality rather than SilverLight only supporting one button from the start.



  • JLINQ - WTF?!?

    TheWiseGuy wrote:
    dude, you need to cut down on your sugar.

    no one called you a paid basher (or as you call it "shill", didnt know there was actually such a word). Your own statements concluded that you were a paid "shill".


    Nothing that I said concluded I was a paid shill (no quotes).  You first hinted at it by asking about who I was employed by and then directly called me a "paid basher" (obviously my grammatical skills are better than yours).  Don't try and turn things around here, it just makes you look worse than you already did.

    TheWiseGuy wrote:

    I am not with ibm neither with any other company.

    I'd have to take your word on that, since you're posting anonymously.  However, the evidence doesn't back that up, so I'm reluctant to do so.  At best your a troll, at worst your a paid troll.

    TheWiseGuy wrote:

    A long time ago I came to the conclusion that being an independent consultant is the easiest way to make money rather than working with the likes of IBM, Oracle, or MS. I have not had a boss except myself for the past 30 years. I suggest you try being an independent consultant also.

    Oh, you're better than I am because you're a "paid consultant".  I get it *rolls eyes*.  Of course, you don't say who pays you or what you consult on.

    TheWiseGuy wrote:

    My observation has been that paid bashers, or paid pumpers are becoming more and more of a norm with the big players in this business (IBM, Oracle, MS, SAP, etc. all play the same).

    And there you go again.

    TheWiseGuy wrote:

    If you are not a paid basher (or pumper) then why get upset! LOL

    I heard you beat your wife.  Oh, if you don't beat your wife, then why get upset at that?

    TheWiseGuy wrote:

    Like I said cut down in the sugar and you will feel much much better.

    Yeah, what ever.  Definate troll.  Charles, I think another hammer is soon going to be in order.