499 posts • joined Monday 15th October 2007 10:00 GMT
Re: Spy box
"Do MS really keep track of every dead zombie? How much other stuff are they tracking?"
I wonder if the NSA will send a thank you card
I'm sure the abusive US Gov with it's NSA collecting everything from Microsoft's cloud would be happy to hear about this new UK Parliament decision.
As a person who uses 3D Graphic applications I gotta say, "amen brother". If not for Windows 7 on my main computer I'd be sunk.
As a side note, my second computer, running Windows 8, so sent me into fits of rage with some of some of the Windows 8 idiotic crap getting in the way of my getting anything done that a member of my household thought I was gonna punch the thing. Praise God Almighty that my third computer is using Linux...
This is the goal, an end to the OS on PC as we know it. It's the reason for ramping up the current OS to yearly updates to condition us to accept rapid-fire change in order to usher this cloudy OS in and get us to accept that too.
"..."touch cover" keyboards, à la Microsoft's Surface keyboard.""
If Apple is going to release one of these crappy "touch cover" things then Apple quality has taken a downturn on a rocket sled to fail-hell. I've tried Microsoft's "touch cover", it was unusable. It was horrifyingly low quality rubbish.
"...unwanted-add-on-laden installer SourceForge..."
THIS is one of the late new practices for Windows based installers that has now forced me to SLAMMED THE LID SHUT Windows and end all further use of it where I can. The paradigms for that OS have become so damn unacceptably corrupt with these types of practices in to many organizations now. I also should mention another download dot com hit me with that kind of crap and I wanted to reach through the internet and strangle that organization in total(it included hidden installs of crapware with no opt out). It's now not even safe to install trial software for evaluation because of this practice.
Out of control
Congress conceded to allow the NSA to continue breaking the US Constitution and against the will of the people of this country. It will take an extreme measure with combined assistance of all the world to stop the US Rouge agencies. The US Gov is now the enemy of it's own people.
Re: Hentai ?
@ Khaptain, Hentai of MS's IE-tan would be hilarious! LOL! (^-^)
@ Soruk. Malware-tans having their way with IE-tan. That is hilarious as well! (>.<)/
* giggle fits self into unconsciousness *
Lately it's beginning to look like Apple has dropped the ball on Quality and in feature choices. I hope they are not moving away from the Apple I've come to know under Jobs. I've become extremely alarmed by this.
How many other peoples addresses and names are in your contact list who are not party to or purchasers of Apple products? Apple is forcing those people's personal data into the iCloud without their consent. Legal?
I love the idea but I'm not holding my breath
I must be getting cynical in my old age. It would be nice if Skunk Works had a SR-72 or was working on one. I've seen a lot of articles about what the next big SR-71 replacement would be like. I start to get very doubtful though. If Skunk Works does an actual SR-72 it would be cool. I'm not holding my breath...
38 million vs 1
"The problem is, so hot are these new add-ons to the web-based suite that Stephen Snyder, veep of global channel sales worldwide was unable to name more than, er ...one of them off the top of his head."
I can think of 38 million reasons why web-based is not better...
Re: @ tempemeaty
Hahaha....that's it exactly.
Glued together = Disposable
We have not yet reached a place where we never find ourselves occasionally short on RAM either. That also still happens from time to time. Now with this the only way to upgrade RAM would be to buy a Windows Laptop!
As for gluing the works together like a cheep $2 calculator? At Apple prices...NOT acceptable!
Stupidest things I've ever seen done by Apple.
I"ve been bragging how I"m moving to all Apple. This stuff makes me I feel like I shot myself in the foot.
Those chairs have wheels so...
Office chair jousting. That is always good for a slow day. Then there was a colleague who informed me they used to hunt each other with nurf-guns on slow call days...
Re: re: repairs
"That's a lot of money for something that's essentially unrepairable."
Isn't that it exactly. I refused to pay half a grand or more for unrepairable "disposable" hardware.
US Gov taking a stand against the people
It seems in all of the US Gov. those of authority are now abandoning the constitution and taking an adversarial position against the people of the US.
Is Apple losing it?
I noticed that all the new iMac entry level units are Intel graphics only. That is NOT the excellence people pay Apple prices to get. That's the kind of cheepo chipset you find in a POS Walmart $350 computer. It just stopped me from buying one.
Apple can step back up to the quality we expect with at least an ATI graphics if not an nVidia else I'm waiting to see if this is the beginning of a longer term quality slide by them. I don't want to get hooked into an Apple ecosystem and find it's suddenly all turning to crap on me.
Re: Pushing design before technology is ready
@ K 4
Nah, no FUD intended. I could just be misinformed or perhaps it hasn't happened yet. The internet is a tricky place to get information. Even a Mac user I know thought it was the case by now. Perhaps we have the product generations affected mixed up. At least it was rumored to be where Apple was going with the product. http://www.zdnet.com/blog/apple/rumor-apple-soldering-macbook-air-ssd-to-motherboard-and-why-its-a-bad-idea-updated-2x/10509
I actually have some stake in Apple doing well. After some time using computers side by side with a Mac user I know vs My PCs it finally became clear that I need to go Mac as soon as I have the spare cash.
Pushing design before technology is ready
Thus soldering the SSD chips directly on the motherboard is not a good idea...yet. I hope Apple learns something from this.
Humans need not apply
There already is someone running the company. It's name is "Metrics".
Time to break the cult
That is the cult of using MS Office because others use MS Office loop because others say you are supposed to use MS Office because they use MS Office because others use MS Office....
Perhaps all of them are compremised ?
At this point I'm beginning to wonder if all consumer routers by all brands have some kind of hidden back doors and/or serious security holes. Perhaps we are just at the beginning of that discovery and realization.
Well this should help condition the masses for paid for content as a temporary one shot entertainment that also goes poof after a prescribed time.
PC decline, a function of Microsoft marketing
In my opinion, Microsoft is willfully killing the PC in hopes it will force PC users to tablets and they can scoop them up because of user familiarity with the Windows branding. Instead MS has pissed off all those would-be potential users.
Those machines suck
I don't use those damn things except in an emergency like the need to buy the pink stuff when sick. I even went as far as to yell at the store manager once for shutting down the normal people operated registers at earlier hours in the evening forcing us to have to use the automated ones. I just don't take that stuff and I refuse to see people become less employed because of automation.
The more we learn about Mars the more we see aspects that remind us of things here on Earth.
Their insatiable greed, avarice and general lack of concern for any other human being a horrifying plague on this planet.
I'm still not celebrating...yet
Microsoft can still continue being the wrecking ball to the PC that it is. So I'm not celebrating until it proves not to be.
Mr Ballmer, I hope he enjoys his riches. Most men could never dream of being one tenth as rich. Meanwhile I'm still watching Bill Gates for his next PC wrecking ball pilot.
Trickle trickle trickle.....
The information about Mars has been a very very slow miniscule trickle. It's good after all this time they have finally found that they can release the fact water can be found on Mars. Congrats to NASA for finally releasing this information.
Now that other pesky little problem....organics. If that takes as long to get to as the water data we all will be dead and buried before NASA claims to have found anything about it. Hell there may be video coming back from Chinese astronauts on Mars before then.
You do what you have to for your job. If I worked at an Apple store I'd be right in there with 'em doing my best not to laugh. That said, the video of them doing that pep-rally thing before opening did make me laugh. I guess I don't take stuff like that to seriously. I just hope the quality stays in Apple products because I may need to buy one of their ipods or ipads or something some day.
I can't stand...
As human beings they are due certain human dignities
What's next? Tagging people like cattle.
How strange to see that name again
Micrografx being bought out by Corel was a shame. I hate it when software goes to Corel to die like that. At the time Micrografx was still around and selling their PicturePublisher 8 software, it was up to the job of going toe to toe with Photoshop. Sigh, I miss Micrografx. Maybe Corel just wanted all the patents Micrografx had back then.
Unacceptable behavior for a software company
Hidden installs of software to personal private computers is just plain rude.
At this point I figure let Ubuntu explore
On the plus side, this could lead to the commercial support from 3rd party consumer software venders by creating a single version of Linux they all feel safe with supporting thereby overcoming the excuses for not supporting Linux. On the minus end of things classic Linux users are likely to throw a fit or Mir development might paint itself into a code corner. I'm not sure which will it be. One thing's for sure, Linux users can relax due to the fact there are so damn many Linux versions. At this moment, Mints' Debian LMDE seems to be taking care of my needs and I remain comfortably and happily unaffected by anything happening with Ubuntu development. It's nice that I can safely observe the Ubuntu experiment.
Re: Engineers might be save, but will they stay?
"The engineers will learn to appreciate Stack Ranking ... or Else!"
Stack Ranking did one thing successfully in the company I just came from. It INCREASED employee turnover levels to the point they couldn't run new people in the front door fast enough to keep up with the ones running out the back. One of my tech support team members even ended up in a ER on night thinking he'd had a heart attack due to the stress caused by working under the Stack Ranking system there.
Re: The dancing dad of IT
"Remember they already make about 4x as much from patents on Android phones as they do on their own winPho."
Wouldn't it be nice if those companies paying that patent fee found a way out of it. It would do them good. It's bad strategy in the long run to keep financially supporting a monopolistic tyrant company that exerts control over the computer industry. One that is doing great harm to it with that control.
Less danger than a US cloud at least
I would hate to be an new author trying to research and write about the kind of subject matter Tom Clancy writes and researches about or a Hollywood writer researching for the next 007 script. Then have a USA Gov. agency decide you're a terrorist for looking and storing that kind of information in someone's cloud the NSA is gobbling up. You might get a knock on the door from the Gov. or worse. At least with the Chinese cloud the worst you can expect to happen is that your account gets closed or edited if anything stored there is found to be undesirable.
Re: It gets even better:
I say we continue to loudly protest this kind of nonsense and the PC makers participation in it. Even if we have to embarrass the heck out of the PC makers for allowing themselves to be pushed into this kind of thing.
Interesting stuff. The Aurora from on of these was once so powerful it was seen as far south as Arizona. It would be cool to see that happen again. I hope it doesn't fry anything in orbit though. This isn't one, but it would suck if we had another "Carrington event" because everything is on magnetic only storage these days.
It's like Nokia and Microsoft are one company now. Weird.
Why do things in half measures
While they're at it why don't they just do it right, replace Windows altogether and get that monkey completely off their back once and for all.
Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux
Android is a Linux OS under the hood after all. You update the OS and all the previously compatible software no longer works. That is until you update the programs too...if they have that update.
The US Gov Bureaucrats have chosen their course
The US Gov bureaucrats will not listen to their own people who told them to stop. They will not listen to any people. They will not stop until they are stopped with outside military intervention now. I think it's now not a matter of if but when Putin sends in troops to stop this nonsense in the middle east and Washington once and for all.
USA is now the new Soviet Union
Gross violations of the constitution and acts of overt oppression of the people are taking place. The US Congress are now acting enemies of the people of the united states for voting to allow this and doing nothing to stop it.
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