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[#] Mon May 05 2008 09:50:01 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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I've having more nostalgic moments after having played with the apple II emulator and finding I could still write assembly.

[#] Mon May 05 2008 14:19:01 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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ford, thats what java, c-carpet and windows vista is for.

The user experience gets hell slow again, so theres no real difference whether it runs local or through the net.

lazy coders not having to debug fancy hardware accelerated line drawing is more worth than the users time while waiting for the menu to drop open. 



[#] Mon May 05 2008 14:24:52 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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There are obvious advantages to both approaches, and it really depends on the nature of the application, the level of collaborativeness required, etc. etc. etc.

In the end, though, I'm in favor of whatever is bad for Microsoft.

[#] Mon May 05 2008 14:46:02 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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 Unbelievable,'' said Laura Martin, an analyst at New York- based Soleil Securities Corp. "This is management putting its employees and its job security ahead of current Yahoo shareholders' interest.''

 

RD, any comments on this? ;-) 



[#] Mon May 05 2008 14:50:42 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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There are obvious advantages to both approaches, and it really depends


Remind me what the obvious advantages of the web 2.0 way are again, because it ain't obvious to me.
For the same money that people are writing browsers, they could just as easily write an installation program that downloads java code and compiles is to the native machine.
You'd get the same exact system, except it would run a whole lot better and faster.

[#] Mon May 05 2008 14:51:01 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Unbelievable,'' said Laura Martin, an analyst at New York- based Soleil

Securities Corp. "This is management putting its employees and its job

security ahead of current Yahoo shareholders' interest.''

That will be the first, and the last time that ever happens.

[#] Mon May 05 2008 22:51:06 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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For the same money that people are writing browsers, they could just

as easily write an installation program that downloads java code and
compiles is to the native machine.

The general concensus seems to be that Java had its chance on the desktop, and it sucked, so the next thing that came along (and didn't suck) took hold.

Whether the sucktitude of Java applets was the fault of Sun's incompetence or Microsoft's sabotage is left as an exercise for the reader.

[#] Tue May 06 2008 14:21:01 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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so when javascript finally becomes stable useable and quick it will be replaced by something newly sucky.

[#] Tue May 06 2008 14:42:47 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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There is another theory which states that this has already happened.

[#] Tue May 06 2008 16:09:37 EDT from athos-mn @ Uncensored

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+2 for Hitchhikers' reference in tech discussion

[#] Sat May 10 2008 21:34:53 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Microsoft XP plays Baba O'Riley by The Who.

Singing sucks, though.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=cs_EZuwbeZU 



[#] Tue Jun 03 2008 11:47:57 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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So, Microsoft's web site mentions something about being able to set the default serial port settings for a particular port, through the device manager.

Stuff like the baud rate, flow control, and that kind of fun stuff.

But then, they mention that only applications that know how to read the values out of the registry will actually make use of it.

So, I figured I'd like to be one of those applications.

Can't find where those values are stored anywhere.  Microsoft isn't telling you.

"We've got something that you should use, but we aren't going to tell you how.  But you're supposed to use it.  Thank you for shopping at Microsoft." 



[#] Tue Jun 03 2008 15:01:24 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Took me almost a full day, but I finally figured out how to do it.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa363262(VS.85).aspx

GetDefaultCommConfig gives me exactly what I wanted.  And, for once, it's actually easy to use.

I think I want to start sprinkling its use throughout the products we provide that use serial ports, just so I don't have to spell this information out in the damned registry. 



[#] Tue Jun 03 2008 15:56:32 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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It's easy because it was written into windows 3.0 back when things were simple and hasn'r been changed since.

[#] Mon Jun 09 2008 17:13:59 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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how do I get windows to tell me my cpu temperature?
Certainly this must be standard bios stuff by now.
Ford (and no commenting on how my machine must be so old it doesn't have that) ][

[#] Mon Jun 09 2008 17:35:40 EDT from Rudolph @ Uncensored

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Depending on your mobo manufacturer there's probably a utility of some sort from their website.

Or try something like http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/ or http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php (disclaimer: I've never used either of them).

Um, since this is the M$ Bashing room, I have to say you should run Linux! 



[#] Mon Jun 09 2008 17:48:02 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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But then I can't run firefox.

[#] Mon Jun 09 2008 18:17:21 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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If you're looking to read the CPU temp from a program, just open up /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/THRM/temperature and read it.

[#] Mon Jun 09 2008 20:04:48 EDT from Rudolph @ Uncensored

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Mon Jun 09 2008 05:48:02 PM EDT from Ford II@uncnsrd

But then I can't run firefox.
Isn't that why god invented Opera?

[#] Tue Jun 10 2008 09:23:58 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Actually, I have it on good faith that God is more into antiphonal music than opera.

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