The bigger size was too big for my taste. I'm glad that there are choices. Yes. The top phones will be the big ones, but smaller ones will most likely always exist side by side.
it means nothing like this (and i hate the name of it because of it). it means you have much more ways to use the compiler. it still is on your desktop, still 100% in your control. but it's not a blackbox anymore, it's now something you can plug in own stuff, extend, reuse, etc.
question is, do you need usb sticks much at the company at all? and yes, why not? those few that need might get one that is company-locked. it's rather important to make sure nothing gets in AND nothing gets out. usb sticks are the most easy way to steal data from a company without any trace. same reason we don't have cd burners in our companies systems, except on demand.
yes, admins are people, too (some of them). the difference is, it's not the people finding and plugging in the usb stick, that are to blame. it's the admins failing to prepare for this.
no, problem is admins not having turned on the correct settings to making it impossible for users to be stupid. they will only do once something big happens.
So it's not people being stupid, but admins being stupid. Functionality is there.
indeed they have to look into options. green ones would be best (having hydro here, myself, too.. switzerland). i was more referring to the fact that america has shown their powergrid to be in need of a lot of work, having several near national wide powerouts and other fun stuff. we'll see how it plays out.
+1 they deserve it. just as the car industry didn't want to move along for a long time, so didn't they. they deserve having to move on again, finally.
WinForms + 1. Very simple, low level enough to understand certain decitions, but definitely high level enough to be very fast at getting done what was planned. from tiny apps to quite big apps, it works great. And lots of extensions from others (want an office 2010 style ribbon? sure available for winforms from somewhere). WPF has a much steeper learning curve for questionable benefit.
simple is always better. simply having to copy a file when ever there's an update means quite a bit more work than once click "add addon", and never have to care about anything anymore. and yes, copying a file to some special location is not a simple one click operation, it's quite a lot of clicks actually. and having to do it more often than just once is stupid, too. so i'm glad that opera got the extension. it's a big difference. i still stay with chrome, though.
gmail itself, 2009. countrywide mobile data connection: two days ago. the whole day. local problems? all the time. slow connection because overseas cables got cut? last year for weeks. if you have your stuff in your local network, there is only so much that can go wrong. if it's hosted on some foreign servers in a foreign country that you can't control anything about, possible problems are suddenly much more. the cloud: the biggest fault the computing industry ever created. the wrongest direction we can move to. because in the end, if there's a problem, it's still my fault, and i have to fix it. but most of the time, i won't be able to, anymore. bosses won't like that.
congrats for failing. the ribbon is great. but mostly those "20 years in business and i can't get my head around new things anymore so i have to diss it massively" guys are why people still think it's stupid. but yeah, as an it guy, you would have to sit down, spend a bit of time, read up on it, especially on the WHY, and then be there for your customers, when they ask. once you know WHY it is how it is, you will love it. but old grumpy it guys that forgot that it is about change, about new stuff, about revolution sometimes, they are a massive blockade today. and sadly, most of them sit in the higher positions of businesses.
Uhh ohh we can bash Microsoft, lets flood the page! The new Phone gets good reviews everywhere, and not without reason. It's an overall good os. It would be loved by Slashdot. But it's Microsoft => Bash it to hell. Great work, as usual.
their plan? forget about java. they try to deprecate everything non-apple right now. flash now removed from newest macs with no info in the browser on how to get it (not even that, indeed, it's flash, that you would need to see the stuff). the new appstore for macs will most likely not support any non objective-c apple-libraries only applications. java gets dropped. they want to get rid of anything out of their control. that's their plan. and they will most likely succeed. and i hate that they will.
I went from 5:4 to now 16:9. so they got even less tall over the years, massively at that, actually. when ever you scroll, tabs on the left would be a win. and on nearly every webpage, you DO scroll. (maybe not you, but in most usage cases, that is)