Problem is, it is NOT informative. Follow the links from picture searches above. Most of the pictures are just bad, pointless and vulgar. As people are quick to point out, it is arguably not even porn. I think anyone who really cares about the quality of Wikipedia and the creative commons stuff, should worry about these pictures as much as those people who are overly sensitive to nudity do.
My employers standard internet filtering proxy used to block slashdot for being pornography. I told my boss it was silly, and they removed slashdot from the list.
It often does not make sense to talk/think about USA as one country...
Ask this in Seattle or Minneapolis. And then try again in the countryside of Texas.
For how many states in USA is the figure 40-50% ?
What is the percentage of americans living in states where the figure is 40-50% ?
I agree! Mod up.
And, when it comes to databases... think about having a (few) large physical database server(s), and run your own "database hotel" that way.
My experience (mostly MS SQL) is that databases do not behave well in virtual environments. Better to consolidate by putting many databases on the same physical server, than putting many virtual database servers on the same physical server.
Basic compiler? I had the feeling it was the complete thing (but without the IDE of Visual Studio). I opted for the Platform SDK a while ago, because it contained complete x64 stuff, which VS Express did not.
If Windows 8 SDK will not include C++-stuff, then... will Visual Studio contain new updated versions of C++ compilers? Or will there be no new version C++ tools at all? Will they ship the new version of Visual Studio with Windows 7 SDK (7.1 I believe) as well as the new Windows 8 SDK.
Either they are making the C++ stuff truly proprietary. Or they are just not planning on updating them at all (for paying or for free) for Windows 8.
Anyone who can comment on this?
Above 0, until my SSD breaks again.
Exactly, Intel made the crappy P4, and at that time AMD invented AMD64, which, for a while gave them a double advantage.
I prefer to have space for my applications, not for my dock. So on widescreen I always put it left or right. On 4:3 I always put it top or bottom. I have a problem filling my dock anyways... I mean: shutdown-button, firefox, terminal, and the "menu" for all the stuff I only use occationally.
You seriously think that "less is more" is a worrysome, generic contradiction?
I think it is very often a very good principle, in very different aspects of life.
Oh, and Windows native C++ development is horrible.
I have a stupid question... What is actually C++ about Windows Native Libraries. All I ever saw was just completely twisted C - twisted as in just weird datatypes, weird includes, and a Macro hell. I admit, you can declare variables anywhere (just not on top, as in C), but otherwise I cant understand how Microsoft can call it C++.
Real C++ is so different from Microsoft C++.
And QT is very nice. It combines the best of C, C++ and Java. QT Creator is the only IDE I ever appreciated. I really like the
This is just a problem for Microsoft. I mean, the way they tightly integrate everything they have into a mess that is unmanageable, mostly for themselves, is provokingly stupid.
To those of you who have not tried Windows 8, this is how it works... When you click the start menu, you get Windows Phone 7 (Metro) interface in full screen. And it starts with the Metro stuff in full screen, so you have to "start" explorer, to get to your desktop.
Apart from that, it is the same... but the old start menu is gone. Perhaps the real version will work differently.
According to my experience you are quite right. Now it might not be completely fair to compare that old 500Mhz ARM to the 1.33GHz Atom.
And yes, the Atom is very crappy compared to all the other CPUs.
The Microsoft App-store will be for Metro-apps. So, developers who want to sell on the App-store will write for Metro, and it will run on ARM.
I think that is quite fine. And I really like the idea of WinRT being next to the old and buggy Win32, if they get WinRT right.
But, I tried the Windows 8 Developer Preview, and I seriously don't know if I think Metro makes much sense at all... time will tell.