Re: Standardisation is always welcome
You don't use a keyboard much, do you?
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Are these really the reasons why you should switch to Win10?
I'm amazed.... a better file copy dialog, a bash shell, multiple desktops?
That bascially tells me that Win10 is last centuries technology, as I had all this stuff already before 2000.
For those still wondering if they should go for Win10: had to switch to Win10 at work, and my judgement is clear: avoid if possible.
All you get is more complicated ways to do things you could do before, and some completely superfluous eye candy. This is not an OS, this is a social network where you can also store file. And please remember to like the login screen!
Nice phones - not sure how you define that. Seems there are even 34 people here that share your opinion - that's near to 100% of all customers, is it?
Anyway, I wouldn't even know 34 people who use the WinPhone. I know about two or three. My only experience with the WinPhone was when one of those guys called me - the call got dropped. He called me again on the fixed line.
I think that's funny.
Maybe other people call that nice.
I can see that C# and .NET have very nice concepts.
But I stay away because:
- it _is_ a MS buy-in, "open-source" is just a label here (and this again proves it)
- MS has screwed up things too often, and there is no evidence they won't in this case
- I see a lot of "C# experts" who don't understand the technical details of their systems
I'm not only fine with ads, I will even click ones that are interesting. It's also ok if they're personalized, although that can be embarrassing in a lot of ways.
Hate everything that disturbs me or gets in the way. Please - no overlays, no stuff that hides the content I was looking for, no autostart vids, no vids that delay access, even worse: vids with sound - especially if you have lots of tabs open. I wonder when the people using these adverts understand that this works backwards - if at all, it's an indication to avoid the company.
Well the fact that the software is written by humans is not that big issue... because the software for driving a car is rather simple. You'd be surprised, but there is not much in there on the algorithmic part.
The point why autonomous vehicles are better than humans is not that there is some clever software inside - one major reason is that they have better senses...eh sensors... and that their calculation is more accurate. Driving itself is basically keeping the steering wheel so it follows the road + avoid collisions with others.
It is possible to design user interfaces that are intuitively usable.
The point is you need to put a lot of testing in it. Microsoft doesn't, that's why their user interfaces suck. They suck even if you have used them for ten years - just watch Windows fan bois using Word - takes them hours to get things done.
Steve Jobs did an amazing job designing a smartphone where you do not need to think while you use it. That's the reason why so many people are willing to spend money on it - using an iPhone is fun. I'm a developer, so I prefer to play around with Android as it gives so many possibilities. But when I'm on business trip, I use my iPhone - it just works.
Yep this will one of the very big problems of software systems in the future - there is a bunch of developers (developers! developers!) out there who do not know anything about how communication works.
I don't know how many examples I have seen: first they need to come up with their own protocol, or at least with their own version of a protocol. Then they will write some spaghetti code that works for a while - as long as bandwidth is not a problem. Then things get more complex, and at some point they start getting into problems with packet loss, bandwidth problems etc. Takes them a while to understand what the problem is (if they either get it at all), and then they will come up with often very weird solutions, which only will work by magic. In the best case, they will re-invent the wheel.
One of the examples, the company had a working product for years. Then suddenly, there was a real demand on the bandwidth. The first build of software could only cope with 5% of the traffic. They had some rather hectic months, but finally got it working. They proudly presented their solution to the rest of the company - it was a bit sliding window with size 2 (that was 20012, not 1953).
Thanks for pointing out that "software" is in the english lyrics of Nena's song - no mentioning of software in the original German version (but Captain Kirk is mentioned instead).
You could be right that this is the first chart song that mentions software - at least I can't come up with another one. However. there must be a lot of songs in the 70s about software - for sure Kraftwerk used it in their songs. And what about Devo? At least they used "you must technology or technology uses you" as an advert, didn't they?
Hm - I agree that VB is nice and simple for... simple things.
I am not sure what you mean by "development" - but when I think of development, I am thinking of applications of 10,000 or 100,000 LoC, or bigger. Have ever tried things like that in VB? Have you ever seen a VB applications written by a team of 20 developers jointly?
All examples of "VB tools" I have seen were either really really simple, or they grew into a complexity that could not be handled with VB - in other words: they were dumped when they started to become useful.
Well, living in Germany and working here, I tend to claim that most of what William says will not be true at your work place. No, I don't think he's in NRW. My house is expensive, my car is not, my salary could be better (and would be in several places in the UK). And you can get Cadbury at Edeka here - but it's expensive as well.
So all William is saying might be true for some places in Germany, but I would not generalize too much of it.
"Microsoft's serious performance improvements in Windows 7"
I wonder where you get this from. Yes, Win7 is faster than XP. However, running Linux Manjaro on the same machine lets Win7 look like a snail. And whenever I switch from Mac to Windows, I have this feeling "oops, did the machine just freeze?". Response time of mouse and keyboard is lousy, and when doing things fast in Outlook, you will see the machine gets locked for periods of up to 60 seconds. I love the spinning mouse pointer 8^(
Ok - and so why is it that your colleagues laugh about people using phones that actually do what you want and where you can install apps you really need?
Yes I also know some people you have a WP - most hate it. The ones who like surprisingly have never had an Android or an iPhone.
I cannot speak for the whole of London, but I can say that I wrote a prototype for a time-criticial application for TfL, and my company took away the business from MS as we could show we were able to handle critical stuff MS couldn't. My impression is that MS cloud is for low bandwidth customers only. So I must admit that MS is at least clever enough to know this.
One of the things that really annoys me about this - of course these stupid rules "upper+lower case, digit, special symbol" do not yield a good password. Not at all. And there are lots of good passwords that are lower case only, eg. wcbhfeae (easy to remember, isn't it?) is not that bad.
Ranking passwords by these categories is completely senseless.