Things like stack ranking are the desperate acts of failing management. The board needs to get rid of the real problem, and that problem is sitting at the top of the heirarchy. Fire Bobby Kotick and probably all of his VPs as well.
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Re: A service provider that doesn't bill because their attempted fixes failed?
Quebec does a lot of things to sabotage themselves. The only people it hurts is people and businesses in Quebec. Stuff like the contest rules that mean all national Canadian contests are "excluding Quebec" and you can only use computer systems that support the assinine "tax on tax" system. All it does it hurt Quebecois.
I've taken to totally ignoring the start menu on versions of Windows >= 8. All I do is click the button and type what I'm looking for. Works fine, although on old Windows 10 releases you need to manually disable Cortana searching the internet FIRST for some reason, Windows 11 works better in that regard.
Re: Progressive loads prevented by front-end designers and coders
It's extremely easy to progressively load in scripts, webpack supports it natively. I don't understand why everyone isn't doing it.
Additionally, there are a lot of reasons many sites are going JS only. Two big ones are that it reduces the total data transfer (if done right), with the scripts coming off a cheap and fast CDN instead of an app server. And the second being that you can do things to support complex UI interactions that would be difficult or inefficient with server side rendering.
P.S. I also hate the "grey blobs", which the UI people call skeletons, they take longer to load than the real content most of the time
Web forms is no real loss. That runtime is based around making websites similar to programming windows applications. It's extremely limiting and you need to do a bunch of things that make no rest from a stateless perspective. Just let it die and build new applications, it's not really practical to build a modern web app with it anyway.
Re: Do wot?
This is a bad example, because you can sue anyone for anything in the US. Yes they could definitely sue the government for that (despite that not being a thing that actually happens because you don't hold US plugs by the contacts). People regularly slip on ice and sue the property owner successfully. It's definitely a thing to sue someone else for your own stupidity.
Re: But what about Brexit ?
The UK went from being a big player in the big EU market to being a totally separate, smaller market dependent on the EU for it's existence. Everyone will comply with EU laws and if the UK's laws are different those products will either not be sold there or an inferior version will be available at a much higher price.
After Brexit the UK is no less beholden to the EU, it just gets no say in how the EU is run.
Re: Wait a minute ...
We're past due for a revolution in operating systems. We're still using designs from the 70s (Unix\Posix) and 90s (Windows NT). Sure people have extended them with things like microkernels, but we haven't seen any ground-up OSes get major usage. Maybe Google Fuchsia will gain some traction. It's the most likely candidate in the modern OS category, and although Google isn't my favourite company it is at least open source.
Autoresponder tennis is something I know all too well. One year when I was in university I set up an auto-response when I left school for the summer and when I returned in September found I had many thousands of emails. I had been sent at least one email from the school with an invalid email address that returned a "invalid address" message from the email server which then elicited an auto-reply, repeat forever. This was particularly stupid because both actors where the same email server.
The webmail system the school used was only capable of deleting emails it was displaying and it could only display 50 at a time so I had a choice, contact IT and wait forever to be ignored or just figure it out myself. First step was obviously to disable the autoresponder, then I had to figure out how to get rid of the emails. Eventually I found how to log in to the system via pop3 (no instructions given) and I wrote a program to connect to pop3 in indiscriminately delete said emails without downloading them first (my first attempt with outlook yielded a download progress bar that stretched out into infinity). It took about half an hour, but I was free after that.
Re: It does suck
Once you go into the taskbar settings and turn off the stupid centered taskbar Windows 11 is basically just WIndows 10 reskinned, which is to say basically where you expect things you be. But I think I'm a lot more accepting of minor changes than most people because I use Mac, Windows and Linux all the time so small changes don't throw me like they seem to with some people.
AI is a tool, this is like claiming a chisel should be given a design patent on statues a sculptor creates with it. It's nonsensical because of two major issues:
1. The tool is only being used by a human who provides all the creative input.
2. The tool is not a "natural person" and therefore has no rights anyway.
Re: Nice one Cyril
I'm using .NET 6 in Linux containers at work all the time. It's convenient because the containers can be very small and there is no worry about OS licensing. For development you can build on Windows, Linux or Mac so it's super convenient.
For developing web applications .NET is really first class and it performs well on production. Front-end is all JS, not using Blazor.
I think it depends on what you want, if you want earth-shattering performance then a laptop is never going to do. If you want something you can carry around when necessary and still play the latest games, this sort of thing makes sense. I personally have a tiny little laptop for travel and a fire-breathing desktop under the desk, it's a great combination for giant nerds like me who want the best and can afford two computers.
Not everyone is us.
P.S. I think water-coolers that you attach and re-attach regularly are ill-advised.
Re: None vote for Kyrsten Sinema
This is where a parliamentary system massively outperforms the American system. In a time where people are really upset, then can vote for secondary parties, which splits the votes so that no major party has a majority and compromises need to be made on everything. In the American system you end up with a very close position where a single member of the ruling party can derail everything, but the agendas are still set unilaterally. This, the electoral college and the overpowered executive branch (which wasn't even in the original design) are the three major things that make the American system much less democratic than most democratic systems.
A lot of the time, which I watch coverage of the swamp that is US politics I heard a lot of orientalist arguments. Like "It's not constitutional". These are patently ridiculous because your founding fathers did not think the laws should be set in stone. They made more amendments than anyone! They realized that over time, things change and right now the American people suffer because of the institutionalized old ideas.
It's not my country, so it's not really my business. But I look at this slow-motion train-wreck and I really feel for the people caught up in it, especially those the poor people working thankless jobs for nothing while they're being told they live in the best country in the world.
Windows 11 feels like Windows 10 with a fresh coat of paint. I like the improved dark mode support, more UI consistency and better window tiling but overall there isn't a big difference. What does annoy me is that my laptop with an 6th generation core i7 isn't supported, despite it still being quite powerful. I've upgraded it to Ubuntu 22.04 but it's annoying to have to do that just because Microsoft thinks I should have TPM 2.0.
I keep hearing about "low-code" apps written by "average users" but every time I see the results they're either far too hard to use or just the WYSIWYG editor for parameters on top of a mountain of code that does the actual work.
This idea that "average users" are going to be setting up complicated functionality has been proven a fiction many times before, so colour me skeptical.