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Comment: Re:Java killer (Score 1) 96

I used Visual Studio every day at work. It has a good feature set, but it is notoriously unreliable, and every new release comes with more bugs than fixes. Visual Studio 2013 for example forgets to perform the post-build registration step in 64bit projects, requiring a manual post-build step. It's the year 2015, and the IDE still regularly hangs for seconds at a time when I simply type in the text editor. The debugging engine regularly gets confused, and I have to close all instances of devenv and kill mspdbsrv to get it to respect breakpoints again. I get an average of one day between IDE crashes (even though VS is written in .NET, it still suffers from frequent access violation [0xC0000005] crashes). When 2010 and 2013 are installed side by side, 2010 misbehaves and believes the project needs a full rebuild every time it is run when the project uses IDL files.

I've used Eclipse, and while I don't like the UI or feature set, it has at least been more stable during the times I've used it.

Comment: No new builds? (Score 1) 96

by GigaplexNZ (#48526927) Attached to: Windows 10 Adds Battery Saver Feature

Considering that this build was not supposed to make its way out of Redmond and that the company is not releasing any new builds this year, this may be the best look we get until the Consumer Preview arrives.

If they're not releasing new builds, why did they recently introduce the fast/slow opt-in mode for how quickly you get access to the new builds?

Comment: Re:Hindsight is 20:20 (Score 1) 523

by GigaplexNZ (#48423647) Attached to: What Would Have Happened If Philae Were Nuclear Powered?
You don't need it to be a chain reaction for it to be a nuclear catastrophe. Have you heard of "dirty bombs"?

But it would be a scattering of radioactive particles, which were extracted from the ground in the first place. So they go back to where they came from.

Pu-238 is manufactured, not mined.

"Just think, with VLSI we can have 100 ENIACS on a chip!" -- Alan Perlis

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