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Microsoft To Open Source .NET and Take It Cross-Platform

godefroi Re:Desparate Microsoft pulls a "Sun Microsystems" (524 comments)

It's not using Linq. It's using a set of extension methods and lambda expressions. Linq is a whole other DSL ("from x in myVehicles...") that I rarely see used.

Lambda expressions are simply syntactic sugar for anonymous methods.

It's distressing to me that you claim to be a C# developer and can't "wrap your head around" lambdas, which you also confuse with Linq. Hopefully you have an MSDN subscription and can take advantage of some of the new free PluralSight training, because you clearly need it. I wouldn't hire you.

about a week ago
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AT&T To "Pause" Gigabit Internet Rollout Until Net Neutrality Is Settled

godefroi Re: Yeah right (305 comments)

AT&T doesn't work for its customers, it works for its shareholders.

about a week ago
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Windows 10 Gets a Package Manager For the Command Line

godefroi Re:We can do that thing you like (230 comments)

Only works for .NET applications. What about native applications?

about three weeks ago
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Rite Aid and CVS Block Apple Pay and Google Wallet

godefroi Re:Good luck with that. (558 comments)

Of course they're not required to do so. That being said, some of us bank with institutions that don't hate their customers.

about three weeks ago
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Rite Aid and CVS Block Apple Pay and Google Wallet

godefroi Re:Good luck with that. (558 comments)

The only purpose is spending money...

Sounds like you can definitely lose one ("just offered it"), and also the second when you're not traveling internationally.

about three weeks ago
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Passwords: Too Much and Not Enough

godefroi Re:Why so high? (223 comments)

Why do you want to change your passwords regularly? Honestly, what security do you hope to gain from that?

about three weeks ago
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Passwords: Too Much and Not Enough

godefroi Re:Why so high? (223 comments)

You don't pick an account and guess passwords for it, you pick a password and guess accounts for it. That way, you don't risk locking out accounts. Because most people use one of the very common passwords, you have a shockingly high chance of finding an account that works with the (presumably common) password you've chosen.

about three weeks ago
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Rite Aid and CVS Block Apple Pay and Google Wallet

godefroi Re:Good luck with that. (558 comments)

I carry one debit and one credit. I only ever pay with the debit if whatever retailer I'm at doesn't accept the credit.

Why would you have more than one credit card? I've never understood that. Except if you're currently playing the introductory-bonus-card-swapping game, I guess. I never got into that.

about three weeks ago
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Rite Aid and CVS Block Apple Pay and Google Wallet

godefroi Re:Good luck with that. (558 comments)

You need a better bank. I'm with a CU, and when $300 got withdrawn (via an ATM without a camera, ofc), the bank gave me the $300 back while they did the investigation.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Aging and Orphan Open Source Projects?

godefroi Re:Depends on the project (155 comments)

He said "then", but he meant "than".

about a month ago
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Living On a Carbon Budget: The End of Recreation As We Know It?

godefroi Re:Lots of cheap carbon stuff (652 comments)

Which is why communism has generally been successful.

about a month and a half ago
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Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials

godefroi Re:gtfo (724 comments)

If you make it known you are a woman on an entire host of mic'd online-play games, you will almost always be harassed. The girls I know who are into those type of games only play them with the mic muted and using an androgynous user-name. More often, they will just stay away from those games, and stick to games that have a less negative social aspect. Similarly, you can easily get called the entire gamut of racial slurs and have your sexual preferences questioned and insulted. It might be true that most of the worst verbal assaults come from dorky 14 year olds, but that doesn't make it alright and that does very little to soften the pain it causes to be treated that way.

My wife plays mic'd games, makes it known she's female, and the worst "harassment" she's ever had is a World of Warcraft group wiping whenever she says anything over voice chat.

My anecdotal story is worth as much as your unsubstantiated claim, i.e. nothing.

about a month and a half ago
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Lost Opportunity? Windows 10 Has the Same Minimum PC Requirements As Vista

godefroi Re:Buy a Mac (554 comments)

Hey, that's scientific, there. An opinion piece.

about a month and a half ago
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Microsoft Announces Windows 10

godefroi Re:Skipping a version number (644 comments)

That article claims that Windows 9 will be announced on Sept 30. So much for that, then, right?

about a month and a half ago
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Microsoft Announces Windows 10

godefroi Re:Catching up with Fedora (644 comments)

C:\Program Files\7-Zip
$ ./7z

7-Zip [64] 9.20 Copyright (c) 1999-2010 Igor Pavlov 2010-11-18

What's so complicated about that? Feel free to use the .exe as well if it makes you feel better:

C:\Program Files\7-Zip
$ ./7z.exe

7-Zip [64] 9.20 Copyright (c) 1999-2010 Igor Pavlov 2010-11-18

If 7z.exe is in your path, no need to give it a directory:

D:\
$ 7z

7-Zip [64] 9.20 Copyright (c) 1999-2010 Igor Pavlov 2010-11-18

Also, if you're into terseness, you can use the "gci" alias for Get-ChildItem, or the "dir" alias, or the "ls" alias.

about a month and a half ago
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The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy

godefroi Re:Its not the CFL/LED (602 comments)

LEDs don't have a ballast, they have a low-voltage current-regulated DC power supply.

about 2 months ago
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Blizzard Has Canceled Titan, Its Next-gen MMO

godefroi Re:The luxury of money (155 comments)

We never knew anything about it. What makes you think they "really had something"?

Speculation by websites desperate to publish "news" for ad impressions does not count.

about 2 months ago
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What To Expect With Windows 9

godefroi Re:I know! (545 comments)

I can buy, right now, a Core 2 Duo machine with 4GB of RAM from my local uni surplus, for $60. Up to 75% less, if I get lucky and they're still there long enough after the sell-on date. They even come with a Win7 license.

You're definitely doing it wrong.

about 2 months ago
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Intel's Haswell-E Desktop CPU Debuts With Eight Cores, DDR4 Memory

godefroi Re: 5820K is an extremely nice part (181 comments)

In my experience, I'm seldom if ever CPU-capped, and if I am, what I'm doing it the sort of thing that 10% won't make a difference on. My advice, save your money. Buy all the RAM you'll want now (16GB, 32GB would be extravagant) before it becomes expensive.

The few extra months you buy with the 5960X isn't going to make a difference in the long run.

Of course, I don't know your particular application, nor do I know your particular financial situation. YMMV.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do About Repeated Internet Overbilling?

godefroi Re:maybe (355 comments)

You didn't sign a contract with your greengrocer that allowed them to rig the scale in any way they want. You DID (or, at least, the submitter did) sign a contract that allowed AT&T to measure bandwidth any way they want. Furthermore, he/she signed a contract agreeing to take all disputes to arbitration, not the courts. Double whammy.

about 3 months ago

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Microsoft allows patching of ASP.NET MVC Framework

godefroi godefroi writes  |  more than 6 years ago

godefroi (52421) writes "Microsoft's Scott Guthrie has updated the roadmap for the upcoming ASP.NET MVC framework. As part of his blog post, he mentions this interesting bit (near the bottom):

Starting with this next preview, we are also going to make the ASP.NET MVC Framework source code downloadable as a buildable VS project solution. This will enable you to easily view and debug the ASP.NET MVC Framework source code. We are also going to include a license that permits you to optionally make patches to the ASP.NET MVC Framework source code in the event that you run into a bug in an application you are developing with it.
Microsoft aren't going to allow redistribution of modified source, but it seems that they've moved one step closer..."

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