11 posts • joined Monday 14th March 2011 15:40 GMT
Re: Badly Designed Server = Server running Windows
Speaking as a developer, show me an alternative that comes even close to the productivity of the MS stack and I'll switch. For most small companies, the cost of developing software is greater than the cost of hosting it, so even allowing for more hosting resource it saves money.
Obviously, this changes for larger companies with high volume websites, I wouldn't try to convince Twitter to run on .NET. :o)
Re: diurnal cycle
Ssleep phase disorder! I have the same pattern, I didn't realise it had a name. So I've learned about remote server management and circadian rhythm disorders in a single article. :o)
Thank God they're cracking down on these dangerous criminals. The world will be a far safer place when there aren't websites that help you download TV programs.
Puzzled by your view, the last time I used Eclipse I felt it was about a decade behind Visual Studio. What is it it does that's better? For that matter, what did the Visual Basic 6 IDE do that makes it better than VS2012...?
It still baffles me how anyone with a brain could believe something like 97% of scientists are engaged in a mega-conspiracy to defraud the public to gain research grants, and refuse to even CONSIDER the possibility that the people who make Billions selling oil and gas could be the ones lying to try to protect their profits.
Maybe that's not the case, maybe all the climate-change sceptics are just people paid to sow doubt...but it does seem that there's plenty of people around utterly convinced that oil barons are decent, honest people, and it's the climate scientists who are the greedy, money-grabbing liars. Very weird.
No mention of the downsides?
It may be that Nuclear is a lesser evil than the alternatives, and carbon fossil fuels may kill more, but it's wrong to totally gloss over the hundreds of square miles of land that have been abandoned, and the 250 Billion dollar cost of cleaning up after this one accident.
Re: Hand goes up
You don't always need to look at a spec sheet, it's about ecosystems, apps, security etc.
I have a Galaxy S2, and I don't need to see the spec sheet of the iPhone 5 to know I won't buy one whatever the resolution/memory/processor. My wife has an iPhone, and again she doesn't need to see the spec sheet to know she'll prefer the iPhone 5 over a Galaxy S3. Horses for courses, each to his own.
They call this good news?
How am I supposed to "Thrill her every night!" now?
Not even security?
Can't pretend I've looked into it...but if XP support has been dropped so they can build on a more security-aware Win7, that is still an improvement isn't it?
On a side issue, I think IEs downfall was the anti-competition rulings trying to make MS unbundle it, which then led MS to try and bundle it deeper into the OS so they could claim it was essential. I'm not sure why MS don't throw it away and start from scratch with a Chrome like application, as isolated from the OS as possible.
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