* Posts by chucklepie

15 posts • joined 26 Nov 2018

BT's Wi-Fi Disc ads banned because there's no evidence the things work

chucklepie

I have them (3), and I can now use the Internet in a downstairs room I never used to, and can use my nintendo switch in the attic room.

Microsoft's GitHub absorbs NPM into its code-hosting empire: JavaScript library vault used by 12 million devs now under Redmond's roof

chucklepie

Re: That's OK.

When you need a doctorate and to be able to spend 15 minutes looking at the context of the code to understand 'this', then throw in arrow functions that alter the meaning from semantic to scope, you know its a crap language made from a pigs ear.

Newly born Firefox 71 emerges from its den – with its own VPN and some privacy tricks

chucklepie

Why pay $3.99 a month for a browser based VPN with limited servers, when for less you can get a full VPN with lots of servers that works on any data?

Microsoft looks to React Native as a way to tackle the cross-platform development puzzle

chucklepie

Re: Microsoft "not depending on .Net" for cross-platform development

Crikey, you're a bit of a Microsoft hater. Don't let it get in the way of a proper critique of the technology.

You sound like a typical brexiteer blaming immigrants for the decline of the nhs.

GitLab reset --hard bad1dea: Biz U-turns, unbans office political chat, will vet customers

chucklepie

Re: Congratulations

Their community edition is a year behind the proper one, so on premise is pay or get an old version...

GIMP open source image editor forked to fix 'problematic' name

chucklepie

I did a search. The dictionary says it's something to do with needlework, the urban dictionary says it's a genetic insult.

Am I alone in gimp being the name of a middle aged man in leather who licks his mistresses boots?

No idea where ableist comes from though.

Microsoft drops 'Go Live' preview of .NET Core 3, complete with desktop app support

chucklepie

So you can have c# 8 but no EF, forms, etc or you can have EF, forms, etc but no c#8.

Is a great time to be alive.

'Software delivered to Boeing' now blamed for 737 Max warning fiasco

chucklepie

This ignores the entire reason for the fault, namely Boeing tried to squeeze a giant engine on the plane so they could cut costs and pretend it's the same plane to avoid costly accreditation.

At the same time deliver a plane so unstable that software has to be used to keep it level. This might be OK for the eu fighter jet, but no other civil aircraft, I think, had this failing.

Microsoft debuts Bosque – a new programming language with no loops, inspired by TypeScript

chucklepie

The world doesn't need another programming language.

So about that Atari reboot console... you might want to sit down. It's going to be late, OK?

chucklepie

This isn't really Atari, it's just a shell of a company who bought the name.

Apple's revamped iPad beams a workhorse in from Planet Ludicrous

chucklepie

Don't forget lads (and lasses), due to the unique role Apple plays in the IT market (no, it's not a vendor lock-in, user choice or security worries) you cannot under any circumstances change browser to be anything other than Safari. You think you've downloaded Chrome or Firefox? think again, you've just downloaded a little skin on top of Webkit and whatever inferior javascript engine they're using nowadays).

Oh, for this to be Windows then they could be done for restricting the market.

Visual Studio Code's Python extension goes to Jupyter

chucklepie

Maybe if they made VS as nice to use with Core (for example, EF by database first or the myriad of front-end gui stuff that requires you to use a command line in Core) or added features to Core people want (like lazy loading of data in EF), possibly made it simpler to deploy a website to IIS, more will move.

Apple in another dust-up with its fans: iMacs, MacBooks lack filters, choke on grime – lawsuit

chucklepie

Re: Errr....

You need negative or neutral airflow to stop the dust coming in from anywhere other than the filtered fans.

As I say to my wife on this subject, two in the front, one at the back will achieve this flow and stop dirt getting in.

Microsoft's .NET Core 3 is almost here, which means time to move on from .NET Framework

chucklepie

The thing is, a lot of the nice features of Visual Studio only work with framework and not core (for example the whole visual element of entity framework, database first EF, etc) and a lot of functionality is missing from core (for example sticking with EF, and maybe it's in 3.0 I don't know, lack of lazy loading).

Shocker: UK smart meter rollout is crap, late and £500m over budget

chucklepie

Re: Home security problem

I have an IoT doorbell, I can answer it from Barbados.

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