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  • Re: "PCs are dead and Microsoft is a goner, everyone will soon upgrade to a tablet/phone/Chromebook"

    [quote user="blakeyrat"]Windows Phone blows away iOS and Android right now. Blows them completely out of the water. But nobody will give the OS a chance, because it only has 47 flashlight apps instead of 47,000.[/quote] One big gripe I have had with WP is that how many features it is missing as I was used to Symbian (no matter what ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Buzer on 04-22-2014
  • Re: If we cannot find the sound we want to play, let's use the system speaker!

     [quote user="blakeyrat"] Ok; I don't know what decade you're in, but in modern computers there is no such thing as a PC speaker. It's emulated by the sound card.[/quote] I don't know about laptops & brand PCs, but pretty much every custom built PC I have built even recently have had either PC speaker on the ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Buzer on 12-13-2013
  • Re: Why I Like My Current Job

    The Excel stuff may not be as bad as it sounds like (hahaa, yeah, right). They don't seem to be asking actual integration with it, but require you to be pretty familiar with it. Personally, I have never done any Excel integration, but I use it pretty much weekly for data cleanup, matching for migrations, ad-hoc reports and such (the data ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Buzer on 11-10-2013
  • Re: Microsoft, trying to make "fetch" happen since 1998

    List of Microsoft's official OS-tans: Windows 7: Madobe Nanami (madobe = window, nana = seven) Windows 8: Madobe Yuu & Madobe Ai (yuuai = friendship) Silverlight: Aizawa Hikaru (hikaru = light) Azure: Madobe Claudia Nanami and Inori even seem to have Facebook pages, with at least Inori's being official one ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Buzer on 11-09-2013
  • Re: 17 byte allocation

    [quote user="blakeyrat"]GDB doesn't even have a GUI. How can anybody use a debugger without a GUI? Fail.[/quote] Those guys who use WinDBG (which actually is pretty much the only debugger in Windows that supports debugging 64 bit assembly). Many tools use those in the background as server and provide their own GUIs for them (like ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Buzer on 04-22-2013
  • Re: The Bar-Seperated Values CSV

     [quote user="mol1111"] [quote user="Cassidy"] Someone mentioned that to me also, showing me that Excel allows you to specify the field delimiter when importing CSV but defaults to a comma. [/quote]  Sadly Excel defaults to whatever is set in Windows' regional settings (also true for decimal mark), which make ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Buzer on 04-08-2013
  • Re: Windows Update is a broken-ass buggy piece of shit

    [quote user="flabdablet"]You also have the option of using the low-level ifconfig tool to manipulate your interfaces directly, without running the helper scripts you get with ifup and ifdown.[/quote] It's 2013, why would you still use ifconfig (latest actual release of net-tools is almost 12 years old)?  ip (from iproute2 ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Buzer on 01-31-2013
  • Re: But We Want This Client

    [quote user="Sutherlands"] [quote user="Cassidy"] [quote user="Sutherlands"][quote user="flabdablet"]tens of thousands of dollars for a poorer feature set and less competent product support [/quote]Which product is that??[/quote] Now, if only there was a site detailing horror stories of poorly-speced, ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Buzer on 11-12-2012
  • Re: Explorer fails at sorting

     Are you sure you don't have group by enabled?
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Buzer on 11-12-2012
  • Re: A rant about Microsoft's new "direction"

    [quote user="blakeyrat"] But then you can't even GET that data form AWS, because things like "CPU cores" are completely abstracted-away by their system-- a core is "the equivalent CPU capacity of a 1.0-1.2 GHz 2007 Opteron or 2007 Xeon processor."[/quote] You don't, but you can get the license requirements ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Buzer on 10-25-2012
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