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I was looking through a NuGet package for Rx-Aliases and found that it references a type called IQbservable. I initially thought it was a weird bug in the generator (the file is generated by a tool), but then found this page[^] on MSDN.
So, is Qservable (Queryable Observable) a word now?
What do you get when you cross a joke with a rhetorical question?
astronomers at the University of New South Wales have discovered an Earthlike planet just 16 light-years away
No they haven't.
What they've "seen" is a wibble in some part of the electromagnetic spectrum, probably caused either by someone's cellphone as they twatted about what came out of their anus after their liquid lunch, or by sentient interstellar dust clouds performing rabbit silhouettes to pacify their noisy kids*.
Getting really sick of all this "WE'VE DISCOVERED YET ANOTHER PLANET!!!" BS, now.
* The probability of either of those options being true is actually higher than the probability of a planet having been discovered.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
Why is it that for years now Microsoft has been saying windows has gone to a consecutive roll out plan from now on, did everyone miss this?
First comes 8
Windows 8 brings in a paradigm shift, metro is the .net framework, and the desktop is compatibility mode.
The concept of windows 8 is to bring the world slowly into windows 9 which does not have the desktop.
Ummmm.... most of Mary Jo's sources are inside Microsoft or very closely related (very large developers who get pre-release information). She's not always 100% accurate but she's way more accurate than some random guy on an online forum (cough... cough...).
Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. ~ George Washington
If he works at Microsoft, he'd be under non-disclosure. As for the update; not having more consistent roll-up updates was a big mistake in XP and Windows 7. Everything I've read indicates that Windows 9 is still on schedule for April 2015.
BTW, all that said, I think Microsoft is now changing version numbers too fast! The Visual Studio situation is especially annoying.
What's happening with Visual Studio is independent from Windows 8. The problem is that by changing the major release name costs money where incremental updates are typically free. One point of continuous updates is to avoid this (which also has a huge impact on resellers, who usually require that a vendor rebuy or "flush" the supply when then a major version number is changed.) The other point of updates is to make it easier to "patch" a system up to the latest version.
Windows 8 is NOT "the .net framework as an operating system". I don't know where you get your information. Windows 8 RT requires you write user applications in .NET, but .NET is not the operating system.
Having a Visual Studio 2012, 2013 and 2014 are about marketing, not engineering.
It seems you never had a question, but are simply arguing for the sake of hearing yourself. (And it seems to have not occurred to you that many of us are well read on the history and inner workings of Windows and know people, including the actual engineers, who work on it at Microsoft.)