...the new Macbook Pros look so cool. My late 2007 is still too new to get rid of though!
Live at the Stone Pony Series
(all the New Jerseans are laughing)
We'll all be LONG DEAD by then! Who cares if it lasts beyond the lifespan of our children? I honestly couldn't care less - so not impressed!
Instead of pointing out a potential oversight, MS is accused of "stealing" right out of the gate. Good job folks. Way to encourage vendor participation in your projects. Keep it up and you will ensure OSS remains in the dark corners of IS - appliances, the occasional web server. It will never see critical mass unless people learn to work with vendors whose employees may not be completely familiar with all of the rules yet.
Waiting for SP1 used to be best practice when it came to Microsoft operating systems. However, those days are far behind us and most of you reading this probably weren't around in those days anyhow. Since Windows 2003 released MS has done a good job of releasing quality operating systems at the GA release. Waiting for a SP is not really necessary any longer. Granted I wouldn't try to be the first kid on the block with any new OS in production, but that goes for all vendors and not just Microsoft. It also applies to other software and hardware as well.
In fact this is such crap that MS tried to beat people that still do this at their own game. When Windows 2008 was released as GA, SP1 was already installed into the OS. Did these people wait for SP2 before installing? Maybe. But I believe more people are starting to realize you need to test any software extensively before relying on it in today's fast paced production environments, regardless of what SP level you are testing.
Not exactly first if you include MSDN and TechEd subscribers. I've had the release version from MS for a week or two now, installed it last week over my RC build.
This woman shouldn't get a dime. Her lawyer claims she shouldn't be bound to the terms of the contract she electronically signed because she didn't understand it? Give me a break. If I don't understand something, I don't sign it, click on it, or anything else other than throw it away. Granted, that gets me into other problems sometimes. Back to the topic at hand though! This was advertising plain and simple. Over the top? Maybe, but we're still talking about it months later, so clearly it was effective.
I'm truly shocked by how many people say she should get "all of it". She deserves nothing and in fact she should have to pay Toyota's legal fees. After reading this, I think I'm going to go buy me a new Tundra.
Stupid people suck.
I don't get in today's age of informed individuals how people still think digital distribution is "free". Maybe your personal site is dirt cheap, but larger companies that use a ton of bandwidth pay a fortune for that bandwidth and the management and guarantees that go along with it. I work for a small company that doesn't have a large website and we do nothing like digital dist, but our bandwidth still costs over $2m per year. I agree downloads vs sending disks would be cheaper, but saying it would be free is just plain ignorant.
Make sure there is no voltage still coming down from the "pole", then use all the copper as an indoor antenna for a ham HF transceiver or shortwave receiver and enjoy!
I agree here completely. I'm not a programmer, but I'm in a high level Windows/UNIX engineering group doing systems design mostly. At 39 I'm the youngest in my group of seven engineers. The caveat is we are all very experienced in the field, which is why we are in the high level group to start with. Our more entry level positions are populated mostly - not all - by those in their late 20's and very early 30's.
Honestly my wife's XP box gets rebooted maybe 3-4 times a year. Otherwise it's just in powersave mode. Takes about 5 seconds to wake it up.
If you want something quick and dirty that is available on every Windows (and DOS if you still have any of those) box, learn how to use edlin. It's a console line editor that I use at least a couple times a week for quickly editing host files and simple stuff like that. No point in opening a full editor for something that will take me less than 10 seconds in edlin.
"It's the best thing since professional golfers on 'ludes." -- Rick Obidiah