That means, when (colleague) was trying to run Zoomin to debug a rendering issue, he typed "Zo" and the background thread started searching... the entire disc. But now, that's just the first two letters, so now (colleague) types the second "o" and it starts another background search... of the entire disk. BUT IT LETS THE ORIGINAL THREAD continue to run! So, how you have two threads both searching your entire drive (contents, mind you, not just file names). But let's continue with "min.exe". Yup, you now have 8 different threads all scanning your entire fucking drive, and the machine is fucking melting. Thank goodness (colleague) has an 8-way box and Zoomin.exe is only 8 searches, or this might have been a bad decision on Microsoft's part.
I suggested that they probably capped the max threads to the number of CPUs in the machine... Ooooooh no!! If you just keeping hitting letters, it just merrily keeps adding threads. I creamed his machine by typing "zoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo".
So where does Microsoft even go to find programmers this stupid? Elbonia? How do you screw up an operating system this badly and still make money with it?http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=446922&cid=22350458
Silly /.ers, thinking that MicroSoft makes their money because of the quality of their software...