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I think I'll move directly to Win10 (bypassing Win8/8.1), but I expect I'll continue to use Win7 for a while after EOL. It will be support for .NET (and its variants) and VS20xx that will dictate when I move.
If anyone knows of a chart showing supercomputer gigaflops vs average desktop gigaflops over the years, give a link! I am too young for punched cards, but my first TRS play toy had 16 KB of memory I believe, and a tape drive. In college we ran a finite element analysis program on fairly good commercial Dells that ran at around 350 MHz if I'm not mistaken, and took about 8 hrs to run a standard simulation! Times have changed!
I try and distract myself by watching talent shows from eastern European countries on utube, like: [^] ... hint: jump to 5:40.
«... thank the gods that they have made you superior to those events which they have not placed within your own control, rendered you accountable for that only which is within you own control For what, then, have they made you responsible? For that which is alone in your own power—a right use of things as they appear.» Discourses of Epictetus Book I:12
Other barbers there said they didn't know the stylist's name or how to reach him.
The first rule of Hair Styling is: you do not talk about Hair Styling.
"the debugger doesn't tell me anything because this code compiles just fine" - random QA comment
"Facebook is where you tell lies to your friends. Twitter is where you tell the truth to strangers." - chriselst
"I don't drink any more... then again, I don't drink any less." - Mike Mullikins uncle
"Kanep means cannabis in Estonian, and the leaf, according to local legend, has been used as a symbol of the area for at least 150 years, referring to the hemp traditionally grown and made into cloth, oil and rope there."
So it is entirely logical and correct that it does so.
Boaty McBoatface was just typical English humour, unfortunately slapped down by the boat owners.
I've got a new rig and am about to load it up with apps, and so I'd like to install anything FREE that is of value for Visual Studio. Of course, instead of making it easy, Microsoft makes it tricky, and I can remember once installing different versions of Visual Studio, and somehow the registry got all whacked out.
It looks like all I need is to run "vs_Community" and "vs_BuildTools". I would like to have access to all the different languages, and it has been my experience that Micro$oft likes to wall these out with their free stuff, making it a pain to work with. Of course, maybe that was the old Micro$oft, as the new Micro$oft wishes to get Visual Studio installed in as many system as possible.
I also see that there are those old standbys, the .NET & C++ redistributables, that I also plan to install, although maybe I don't installing those aforementioned ones?