Re: No moving targets
You know you're not obliged to use all the new features in C++ right?
The code I wrote 20 years ago still works just fine.
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Whenever I read about Jupiter's red spot, it beings to mind an Equinox episode from 1988 that has stuck in my mind ever since. In it they did an experiment which they claim predicts that essentially all large rotating gas giants will have similar spots.
This is the relevant section, but the whole program was amazing
I looked at installing some of those recently since they seemed a pretty handy thing to have. None of them had a separate switch to disconnect the USB circuitry from the mains and that was enough to put me off. It is still a potential fire hazard in case of circuit failure, small though the risk might be, I can't see what difference BS1363 makes to that.
Absolutely, it is only fit, just, for picking a file to look at. The only people that think it is useful are those that use the desktop to store files.
For everything else I would recommend Directory Opus (though it does cost a few quid). I've no interest in GPsoft, but I've been using it for a long time and it is the second thing I install on any new machine, after Firefox.
I've written an entire mission system in one line of C++ (since we seem to be ignoring the fact that both Kotlin and Java are just fronts for the virtual machine with its millions of lines of code - much of it in err, C++).
Pretty good game, but another one that suffers on the PC because of a poor console port. This is beginning to get a little tiresome but at least in this case the graphics are fine.
My main bugbear comes from being left handed. You can't map a lot of keys, including the numpad or most of the non-alpha numeric keys (including insert/delete/home/end/return etc). Although you can at least map the arrow keys.
You can't map most of the interaction screen keys at all, you are stuck with it.
So left handers will probably need a gaming mouse with extra buttons you can set up, which just about makes it playable.
She didn't say anyone should stop considering anything, no need to be rude.
She made a perfectly valid point that those of us with on street parking have no real options apart from government support for on street parking charge points.
Since that is a substantial fraction of the population it is a serious issue and one that must be addressed before electric vehicles can take over.
It's also hard enough to find CD quality WAV downloads let alone 24bit/96KHz. Where are you supposed to get that source material from?
I use a Sonos coupled with a Cyrus DAC XP+ and matching amplifier, so I could play that resolution if I wanted to, there is just no point, though I can tell the difference between CD WAV rips and 320kb MP3 pretty easily (as could anyone else with that system before anyone starts).
Talking of which, has anyone else noticed that some WAV downloads on some sites appear to sound as bad as MP3, almost as though they are just format conversions. I think someone should investigate.
ATI drivers are undoubtedly still very poor. I risked buying a new laptop with a Radeon 5400 in it and they are awful. Catalyst is crap too.
I have the big cursor problem, the crashes, the system freezes, the inability to resume from hibernate half the time. All these are long known about ATI bugs which remain unfixed after 8 updates of the drivers (now on 10.7). Never again.
If AMD put some effort into sorting this out then great.
Our code base, which compiles cleanly at maximum warning levels, on both GCC and VS2005SP1 causes internal compiler errors on VS2010 in template code.
It also buggers up some of the properties macros ($OutDir at least) when you import old projects so you have to tweak them to get it to compile in the first place.
It may have lots of new wizz-bang features, but if it can't compile C++ code properly I think we'll be sticking with VS2005 for a while yet, so that's 100 licences they won't be selling here.
This was the release trial by the way, not the beta.
Is El-Reg now becoming subjected to the same bunch of moaning right wingers that have effectively destroyed the BBC's HYS and infest most other comments sections out there?
Just because you haven't made as much of your life as you hoped you would is your fault, no-one elses, just accept it.
Good luck to the woman, it is evident from the comments here that there is a still a battle to win.
What is wrong with developers seeking some credit for an enormous amount of hard work for which they weren't paid? Seems fair to me.
After all, every film has every person that worked on it listed at the end, and they were paid. Perhaps musicians should not expect credit for writing great songs either - all songs could be anonymous and anyone claiming to have written a popular one is dismissed as an ego-maniac. And don't get me started on those authors who actually have the audacity to put their name on the covers of their books.
Most of this sounds good, particularly MinWin and layering. Microsoft have to get from where they are now, not from some ideal and at least they are finally making the right moves. As a middleware designer I know a bit about carrying lots of legacy code bases around, I can't imagine the problems they face.
Dumping synchronous RPC would help to eliminate those nasty dependencies though, so ditching OLE and it's bastard children would be a good place to start.
I've a lot of respect for Russinovich, I suspect the rather good resource monitor in Windows 7 has a lot to do with him.
Bit nervous about the OS trying to disguise bad apps though.
Seamless upgrade here, certainly no problem with bookmarks. Works well too.
It did require a reboot though, which on Vista took several times longer than the actual install <sigh>
(And why am I now Stephen 1, when I used to be just Stephen? Who is this new Stephen that has usurped me?)
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