Sarahâ€™s latest whistle-stop tour of emerging markets has reached Indonesia, where sheâ€™ll be covering – and helping with – a start-up competition. But before all the excitement kicks off, she called in from Skype to explain the differences between Singapore (her previous stop) and Jakarta.
Meshach writes “A new plug-in for Outlook will warn you if an email you are about to send is ‘too emotional’. Basically the plug-in scans the email for emotions such as elation, humiliation, excitement and fear. A user can set how much emotion they want to allow in their messages and if exceeded the threshold a warning will popup.”
One of the future additions to C# announced by Anders Hejlsberg in this entertaining video from 2008 is Compiler as a Service. By that he means the ability to
eval code strings (and I’m guessing that this will also be integrated with C#’s built-in AST objects).
He shows this off at around minute 59, to great effect and great excitement by the audience. It feels like an inflection point. There probably won’t be another REPL-less language from now on.
I’m assuming that after that, they’ll add hygienic macros and quasisyntax.
Source: The Future of C#
An anonymous reader writes “Despite all the excitement over Nvidia’s upcoming Fermi GPU, there is still a distinct lack of DirectX 11 games on the market. This article points out that while the PC has returned to favor as a gaming platform, consoles are still the target for most developers, and still provide the major limitations on the technological sophistication of game graphics. Inside the Xbox 360 sits an ATI Xenos GPU, a DirectX 9c-based chip that bears similarity to the Radeon X1900 series of graphics cards (cards whose age means that they aren’t even officially supported in Windows 7). Therein lies the rub. With the majority of PC games now starting life as console titles, games are still targeted at five-year-old DirectX 9 hardware.”