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Yup, there is. I posted about not too long ago. Every solution in a few Q&A posts was down voted. One reason why down-votes on regular posts don't effect points is that drive-by down-voting became quite an epidemic.
It takes all kinds of people to make a world - but we don't need all of them.
well it's more of a bugs and sugs discussion but
- there's always been the debate that down votes should require a comment (min 50 chars...)
- and then on that an option to appeal a dv based on the comment (wrong, nasty, off topic, meaningless...)
but then the admins / moderators realised that would mean more work for them (following up on dv protests) so it gets tossed into the "too hard" basket. To cover themselves usually they will respond with "the down voter will eventually get a bad rep and loose rights, or they will just get bored and go away." of course in real life those things seemingly don't seem to happen, but whose to say it's not just new idiots replacing the old ones, there's a whole world of assholes out there.
I'm actually OK with the status quo, I'm OK that the admins/mods don't want more work, (after all they are volunteers), just wish they would be upfront about the real reason they down vote the down-vote-must-comment.
Anyway, as others have said:
don't worry about the down votes (world full of wankers), if it's good enough it'll get kudos [often from the OP - but some of them are jerks too and say nothing],
... you still get that personal satisfaction you [may have] helped someone, and perhaps the next guy too searching on the same question
As far as I could tell it was only a couple of downvotes, but it was indeed from the same person. Normally I'd like to see more of a trend before taking action, but this person hasn't been around for long and hasn't posted a single thing, so out they go.
... really means what it says. I've spent parts of the last three days diagnosing a problem where my app was complaining of an incorrect version reported by one of the services I use to talk to the hardware. This is happening on a 'new' test machine in a lab.
I checked the version of the service installed on the test machine. Correct.
I checked the version of the service included in the installation. Correct.
I checked the code in the build. Correct.
The app and service install correctly on my desk and on a freshly-imaged machine.
This morning I go back to the lab, and as I'm walking down there... What if there's more than one copy of the service .EXE on the machine?
In fact, there are two:
C:\Program Files\...\PgSwService.exe and
C:\Program Files (x86)\...\PgSwService.exe
ing dammit. This supposedly 'new' machine was actually a very old one, with a version of the service from 2013.
There are conventions for which directory you use for an install. 32-bit apps usually go in the "...(x86)" folder. IIRC, the intent was that you could have both 32 and 64-bit versions of applications installed in parallel, and not have them conflict with each other.
Haven't played it long enough to say anything sensible about that, but as you can see in the comments on the Steam website some people complain about it. But hey, it's free and if you don't like it, it's not the end of the world
Did you ever meet any real generals or heroes. After that you will have no more questions.
Generals are cool. They can't be promoted much further. One of them was really happy because I asked him to show me his Id. It was his first visit and I did not know him, so I had to check before rolling out the carpet.
I have lived with several Zen masters - all of them were cats.
His last invention was an evil Lasagna. It didn't kill anyone, and it actually tasted pretty good.
not sure if my sons ever met generals, but my infantry son had issues with his second battalion commander. It was time for the Lt. Col to move on to his next posting, so he gathered everyone he could find to give them a speech. Here's a couple of hundred soldiers at parade rest in a very hot area of Baghdad (not temperature) having to listen to someone drone on and on all the while thinking, "one well aimed mortar." There are some choice ones out there
<italic>Stuck in a dysfunctional matrix from which I must escape...
"Where liberty dwells, there is my country." B. Franklin, 1783
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” BF, 1759
..Around the same time, Sun Microsystems created Java. There are two aspects to the technology. From the language point of view, Java was designed to be a modern object-oriented language that did away with the complexities of C++ around memory management and bug-prone features like multiple inheritance, unhygienic macros, and so on. The other interpretation, Java as a platform, brought a runtime with a rich library to write enterprise applications that run on various platforms and target various application models both for the client and the Web.
A major downside to the Java strategy at the time was its tight coupling to a single language, making it hard to interoperate with existing code or to reuse existing programming skills in different languages while still targeting the same underlying runtime and libraries. So to make Java programming available on the Windows platform, a product called Visual J++ was created together with a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) implementation, a port of the libraries and bridges to the world of Windows in the form of the Windows Foundation Classes (WFC).
1. Anybody really had such a weird task/project at work that required you to code with VJ++?
2. And Windows Foundation classes? Is that MFC?
(For a moment I read it as WCF, I was clueless about the MJ++ bridge to the WCF. haha)
Starting to think people post kid pics in their profiles because that was the last time they were cute - Jeremy Falcon.
I remember when it came out, I think it packaged as a separate CD from the main Visual Studio installation discs originally. I never used it though. I thought it was a short lived and killed off only a few versions later?
It came, they got into fued, it died and C# was born.
I personally think it was good to invest in a newer, in-house programming language—C#, although Microsoft now has many languages of their own, TypeScript being another one. But the thing is, at least C# is free now.
The sh*t I complain about
It's like there ain't a cloud in the sky and it's raining out - Eminem
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