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What To Expect With Windows 9

godefroi Re:I know! (510 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.

yesterday
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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 three weeks 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 three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do About Repeated Internet Overbilling?

godefroi Re: maybe (355 comments)

furthermore, they could one sidedly change the encapsulation to have gigabytes of padding for no reason at all.

They sure could. Additionally, if you read the T&C, they could do just about anything else they wanted, too (section 10.d, emphasis mine):

http://www.att.com/shop/intern...

d. Network Management. AT&T reserves the right to engage in reasonable network management practices, to protect its broadband network from harm, compromised capacity, degradation in network performance or service levels, or uses of the Service which may adversely impact access to or the use of the Service by other customers. Reasonable network management practices that AT&T may adopt include, but are not limited to, the following: (i) a cap on data usage; (ii) a modification of a customer’s serving facility or service technology, and/or (iii) a modification of or a limitation on a customer’s data throughput speed or data consumption.

Furthermore, the customer agreed to go through arbitration for all "all disputes and claims". This sure sounds like a dispute to me, therefore, what the submitter should be looking for is an arbitrator.

about three weeks ago
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Dropbox Caught Between Warring Giants Amazon and Google

godefroi Re:I seem to remember... (275 comments)

All my machines run beautifully; I spent the money for 16GB of RAM when I built them so that I wouldn't have to obsess over each MB a process uses

Enlighten me:
- CTRL+SHIFT+ESC
- Click show all processes
- How many?

Also:
- goto performance tab
- How many threads/handles?

Each thread and handle uses up resources, not just your excessive 16gb of memory. Unless you have X thread capable cores to match the current thread number, your programs are having to compete and share CPU resources.

and I wrote the sync client myself, because I couldn't find one I liked.

Is it "coded" in Java?

# get-process | measure -property handles -sum

Count : 119
Average :
Sum : 55134
Maximum :
Minimum :
Property : Handles

So, that's 119 processes, and 55,134 handles.

# Get-CimInstance win32_thread | measure-object

Count : 1623
Average :
Sum :
Maximum :
Minimum :
Property :

Looks like 1623 threads.

I wrote my S3 sync client in C#.

about three weeks ago
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If Java Wasn't Cool 10 Years Ago, What About Now?

godefroi Re:I hope not (511 comments)

And I don't need to.

about three weeks ago
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If Java Wasn't Cool 10 Years Ago, What About Now?

godefroi Re:I hope not (511 comments)

If you lost hours to 'var', then you lack sufficient skills to perform your job. Congratulations, you've reached your Peter level.

about three weeks ago
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Dropbox Caught Between Warring Giants Amazon and Google

godefroi Re:I seem to remember... (275 comments)

All my machines run beautifully; I spent the money for 16GB of RAM when I built them so that I wouldn't have to obsess over each MB a process uses.

I also don't use the Google disk-space-thingy- whatever-its-called. I use S3, and I wrote the sync client myself, because I couldn't find one I liked.

about three weeks ago
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Major Delays, Revamped Beta For Credit-Card Consolidating Gadget Coin

godefroi Re: Won't work with new chips (78 comments)

Doesn't matter. Chip-and-pin will kill Coin regardless. The whole point of chip-and-pin is to render the card uncopyable.

about three weeks ago
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If Java Wasn't Cool 10 Years Ago, What About Now?

godefroi Re:I hope not (511 comments)

Um, 'var' always means exactly what the compiler decides it means. The coder gets no say in the matter. It's not a variant type, it simply means, 'compiler, decide what this type is for me'. It's called 'type inference', and it's quite common in non-ancient programming languages. C++ even has type inference, now. ML, Haskell, Scala, and Apple's new Swift language all have it as well.

about three weeks ago
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If Java Wasn't Cool 10 Years Ago, What About Now?

godefroi Re:I hope not (511 comments)

You are so completely, terribly, obviously wrong. There are definitely 'better' languages.

about three weeks ago
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Dropbox Caught Between Warring Giants Amazon and Google

godefroi Re:I seem to remember... (275 comments)

Microsoft keeps Azure blob storage's price pretty closely aligned with S3's price. I don't know how big a player it is in terms of customer count, but it's still there, and it's cost-competitive.

Now, if only the API provided more metadata, it would make syncing much easier. S3 gives you each item's hash when you list items in a bucket; Azure's API doesn't.

about three weeks ago
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Dropbox Caught Between Warring Giants Amazon and Google

godefroi Re:I seem to remember... (275 comments)

What we need is an anti-dog-eat-dog rule.

about three weeks ago
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Dropbox Caught Between Warring Giants Amazon and Google

godefroi Re:I seem to remember... (275 comments)

Furthermore, Dropbox has NEVER been cost-competitive. Even before Amazon dropped S3's price by 2/3, it was orders of magnitude cheaper than Dropbox.

about three weeks ago
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Dropbox Caught Between Warring Giants Amazon and Google

godefroi Re:I seem to remember... (275 comments)

Well, hey, when you add the $0.75 worth of RAM that Google uses, I'm sure Dropbox is now cheaper.

about three weeks ago
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Tech Looks To Obama To Save Them From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers

godefroi Re:Not exactly endearing you to the public (441 comments)

People that are so desperate to continue to put in long hours that they need recommendations on a recliner to work in?

about a month ago
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Apple's App Store Needs a Radical Revamp; How Would You Go About It?

godefroi Re:Two things.... (249 comments)

As long as they come from Apple's/Google's/Amazon's app store, that is.

about a month ago
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Unesco Probing Star Wars Filming In Ireland

godefroi Re:Who owns the island? (181 comments)

Depending on his/your/one's particular flavor of libertarianism, private property rights might not even exist as a thing. Certainly one's private property rights extend only as far as one is capable of defending them, as in, with a gun.

about a month and a half ago
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Unesco Probing Star Wars Filming In Ireland

godefroi Re:Good... (181 comments)

Awfulness like Cinderella III?

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Choosing a Web Language That's Long-Lived, and Not Too Buzzy?

godefroi Re:Perl still works, and PHP is fine (536 comments)

HTML isn't a programming language, it's a text markup (i.e. text formatting) language. SGML is a markup language. OpenGL is an API, not a programming language.

If HTML is a programming language, and creating HTML "pages" is "programming", then aren't you programming as soon as you turn on "reveal codes" in WordPerfect? How about "reveal formatting" in Word? Are you programming now just because you can see the formatting tags as you type text?

about 2 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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