611 posts • joined 15 Oct 2007
Google, not as trusted...
Someone I know observed how interesting it was that Apple used Bing and not Google. They expressed the thought that it was telling on how Apple felt about Google with any kind of user data. Something to ponder.
@ Mike Bell, Good link. Thanks for providing it. Perhaps Apple hasn't gone all the way to the dark side just yet.
IMHO, Apple's showing signs of being just as corrupt as the rest
Apple customers pay a PREMIUM for a product that is supposed to be better. THIS DATA COLLECTION IS NOT ACCEPTABLE. And also "...using Microsoft's Bing engine" ? WTF?!?!
Re: No wonder
I couldn't help it but...
I may have to start referring to "Update Tuesday" as "Update Disasterday™"
Nice to see more than one OSX version getting patched
It's nice to see Apple didn't release these only for the latest version of the OS. They have had a bad habit of abandoning previous versions and not fixing issues they were released with. This really is refreshing to see. More of this and I could be persuaded to stop keeping one foot in Linux land.
The law suits...
Yup the thieves will cut off people's fingers to use with that stolen cards. With no time to check the cards, every robbery will become chop & run. A loss of fingers is a lifelong total loss of livelihood. The Lawsuits against MasterCard and the Banks will be huge and numerous.
I hope Google''s plans for expansion continue
Google's prices and speeds are better than the dominant cable ISP's here in Arizona. I'm no fan of Google but the constant price increases we've been suffering from the current cable ISP has worn out any trust I had in them.
Re: No, really, I read it and I have proof...
I got one to send them, "Orwell 1984"
Cool article...oh wait...
It's amazing what that hot thing we orbit can do sometimes.
Orbital Libation Station
“Where’s the Spacebar?
Just tell them it's in orbit. It's 1/2 price for drinks on Fridays and on Sunday evenings it's Karaoke night. It's just that the Russian Soyuz TMA-M taxi to get there isn't cheep.
You folks probably don't have much to say on the Comcast-TWC merger ... FCC extends deadline for comments anyway
I get the feeling they've decided it's a merger and they want to appease the masses a little bit more before pulling the trigger.
I guess they feel is time to move beyond the Oligopoly stage right to full blown monopoly as fast as they can merge them all starting with Comcast & Time Warner Cable.
The situation here now is about the fully corrupt USA-Corporategovernment™ vs the Population.
Re: Stick or bust?
"Why this obsession to do everything with one OS anyway? You just end up with an OS that does lots of things poorly but nothing well, full of lots of obstructions, annoyances and background bloat that I for one don't want."
I have to agree with this. Although I get Microsoft's reasoning, It seems to me MS can be setting itself up for trouble here. You know the saying, "Jack of All Trades, Master of None".
Re: I'll keep it on the back burner until at least...
Me thinks you seek to spoil my entertainment. LOL. ( -_^)b
Time will tell
Nice intro to Microsoft OSX. It seems to me there's more to be said later down the line about this OS when it's closer to release. More details. Sort of the other shoe dropping perhaps or perhaps not. Ultimately we wont know if this is a viable replacement for Windows 7 or even how usable it will actually be until more people get it on their PC's and other devices and report their experiences.
As much as I hate saying...it appears this may be a step in the right direction so far for a company that has, over the years, been more adversary than ally to some of it's user base/customers. I hope they fixed things up well enough to carry on. That said I still don't trust in a single release that a whole company suddenly changes character. Only time will tell.
Edit. @Iain Thomson, I also got a laugh at the "Windows Seven ate Nine" and the "NEIN" references in the articles tittle. You actually read our comments? LOL.
About One for all and all for X marks the OS...
Okay. I knew something was up and circumstances indicated to me that their was a change in OS naming scheme in the works but wow. I had to look up my notes on that. It wouldn't surprise me if this new name will reflect the "ONE" OS for all things or even utilize the familiar "X" from Win XP or "X BOX ONE". Then again if this is MS's coming out of the closet with their Cloud OS who knows...
Personally the name I use in my own head space is "Blockdows".
Edit. They've also used "Azure". Hmmm...everything is so cloudy...
I see mostly good here
I see what they are doing with this Linux. They get what Apple has done. For most average people their computer is their desk on screen. It seems this distro gets together all the basic needs that most average people use the computer for.
Having a stand alone calendar app is smart. Having to use a calendar within another software like an email client is always a pain when what you are really scheduling is your meat space appointments and daily reminders that have nothing to do with email. It's amazing how a stand alone calendar makes it easier.
Adding complimentary basic text program and basic image viewer is just in keeping it all a fast and efficient experience.
If they part from Gnome and others to create a good fast OS then I support that effort too. Sometimes you just have to do some things yourself. Relying on UI's by others can disrupt your own distro and the screw your users around. Mint and Ubuntu learned this.
I'm really glad to be informed about this version of Linux and look forward to giving it a go.
Re: Anyone with half a brain...
Dan, I think what you've said here may answer a lot of questions. Thank you. Have another up vote!
Does the new iSlab (fondle-phone?) have a case that's milled out of an aluminum block like other iThings?
It's the rigidity that comes from of making other iThing cases from milled aluminum blocks that might be the solution for this one. Then again perhaps you can't economically do 10 million in a reasonable period with that process of case manufacturing.
China, the short lived adventure
IMHO, it wont be long before most major western business can no longer rely on China as a new market to make new business gains in. They will instead have to make it back on home turf where they came from in the west.
This also means western corporations will have to go to war with the banksters manipulating western economies into the dumpster. It's now about corporate survival and you can't do that in stagnant or declining economies.
China has mandated it's own government offices and all organizations in their country use only Chinese resources only for decades. The writing has been on the wall. China never wanted businesses from the west in their country. China only entertained the west long enough to learn the engineering China needed from them. How western CEOs could be so short sited to willfully blind to this is beyond me. Now they will have to make it in western markets alone or go into the sunset.
"X" marks the spot?
Perhaps Microsoft will stay the course calling this next version 8.3 in an attempt to save face on it's failings? Then again they may be preparing to rebrand their OS to reflect their "one OS for all products" concept while continuing to copy the Apple game plan. The "X" is so identifiable with Apple's OS, so why not "Windows X".
I have other ideas how the XBox One name can come into play as well but enough said.
Each for it's purpose and in it's place.
And if it hasn't already happened, the tablet market will follow the same pattern and every market will saturate. When this happens then it becomes apparent that they are not PC replacements. Each device has it's purpose and it's place.
While they're fixing things....
Perhaps Google could stop wrecking Youtube as well?
Horizon getting closer?
Perhaps Microsoft has made enough progress on a new "Cloud OS" that they feel it's time to pull back on support for their original full Windows OS.
Re: Whats this?
Isn't that just so Microsoft, buy a wrench to make a hammer...
Wow...another upgrade in ability to chip and track all us wild animals...
Now you can tell friends, "hey look, we can now stuff a wi-fi capable computer up a ants bum!" XD
I hope it's okay to say this...
YouTube(Google), Amazon and Yahoo! "The Three Stooges of The Internet™".
Practice makes perfect
Someone must have a really big gun, because they keep loading it with asteroids. I don't know who it is but me thinks their aim is improving with each one....
ClusterFsck LLC ?
Hahaha...Comcast will try anything to get a merger. This is "Epic Facepalm™" territory...
Will the USA's Federal Government, again, show the world that they do not listen to or serve or represent the people/citizens/taxpayers of the USA anymore?
What's the retail value of a eternal life...that second chance?
Some don't like the subject but many Americans believe the RFID or any other "Chip-in-card" solution is to close to that "Mark Of The Beast" issue. The question here is if the new sudden increase in point of sale data breaches is enough to sell the new "Chip-in-card" as the solution.
I would like to thank NASA...
...for making my point about reliance on SSDs when the user can't replace them.
Stick a Fork in it!
Netscape all over again. Time to begin yet again as a another browser and with a new name. One that no longer involves the Mozilla.
Yes and that's not all....
I have seen the future of devices and when the dust settles the devices we use will not be like anyone today imagines. Fondle slabs and notebooks will be nearly as thin as credit cards. Not only can it be done...it will be done. The "you" of today would be mind blown to see it. My only question is if it will come from Apple or one of the Chinese manufactures first.
So Many Straws On The Camel's Back...
If the Federal Gov fails the people again then the people will no longer have any need for the Federal Gov.
Just my worthless opinion
IMHO it's the lack of backward compatibility with each new release of every successive version of any given Linux distro that is killing interest in Linux overall.
The way of success
China needs to adopt "known" "success" "methods" that have been "demonstrated" in desktop OS creation. I believe the way is to start with a Unix/BSD kernel and create their own OS on top of it. Why? Because it works. Apple's OSX demonstrates it. (just my useless 2 cents worth)
I just did a duckduckgo search and found a image of this beast depicted with a human for scale and holy crud this thing is huge!
I tend to ask myself if accepting sub-par quality is really the right thing to do.
Windows...the end date
One thing has become clear to me. The corporations can't make the change on their internal software they run on their thousands of computers fast enough to keep up with the end of life dates for each version of the Windows OS.
Ugh. Best of luck to all concerned
Office 365, MS may control their own Asure Cloud's reliability...the connections in-between not so much. When I was doing tech support I can recall times when Office 365 outages cut us techs off from our hourly event notifications. The Shaw tech support guys must be getting hammered with calls and their own notifications may be cut off by this too. There's nothing like the experience of looking up at the call queue board and seeing 2000+ incoming calls waiting. Best of luck to Vulture North, Shaw and all their customers.
Of goals and getting by.
I think the real question in their minds, is not if they'll be behind, but if they can get by on what they have or accomplish what "they" need to on it.
Chinese believe in self dependence anyways...
The Chinese Gov has always been pushing China as a whole to use "Chinese" and support only Chinese products for the ultimate goal of total self dependence. So seeing them do this the moment some American/Western Corporations and Gov.s (as in the Windows 8 FUBAR and the NSA revelations) make them a little uncomfortable doesn't surprise me.
Delivery of service is part of the contract, right?
If the internet provider has not provided a proper delivery of working service then they have broken the contract and should be held accountable. Right? Either they make it write or the contract should be null and void. Period. Just my worthless two cents worth...
"The Big One"
That is one of the American Exec's name for the Chinese market. Now that they have kicked the American customers and workers around enough to wear out their welcome here in the US, they find that they and their practices are not so welcome in "The Big One" either.
It's not just a GUI change, it's a "trendy" infection....
I see the "flat look" on Windows 8 and It looks like a stupid backstep to me. Then a Mac user I know is upset about Yosemite abandoning OSX's forward thinking 3D aesthetic for the same horrible "trendy" "flat look" as well. Now I find that same "trendy" aesthetic infecting a Linux GUI. The future really belongs to the one OS GUI design that doesn't "follow" all the other's "trendy" design aesthetic. The future belongs to the one that "leads."
"I think" this fashionable and trendy copy-cat styling of GUIs on all the OS's is going to really look embarrassingly stupid in about five years.
Time for another big rock?
The earth is at another vulnerable point right now. Time to look for another big rock...
Perhaps our ancient "Cretaceous Poultry™" will have it's revenge? Revenge is a dish best served cold...like the cold blooded reptiles(or is that over-sized chickens?) of the past.
Then in another 100 million years 8 foot tall intelligent roaches will be contemplating their ancient past oblivious of the ones that called themselves "humans"...
Re: Sparrow actually, not even Sparrow Hawk
XKCD is always fun. I love that web comic.
T-Rex was..."Cretaceous Poultry™!
Kentucky Fried T-Rex? Can you imagine how big that over sized fried chicken leg would be? Yayifications!
The following is...T-REX with feathers...
Balance, the Agents and the Customers
"This situation has caused us to reexamine how we do some things to make sure that each and every one of us - from leadership to the front line - understands the balance between selling and listening. And that a great sales organization always listens to the customer, first and foremost."
Yes Balance between selling and listening is VERY NEEDED! It's an industry wide problem too. Tech support has been transformed into a follow-the-screen retention and sales force leaving the customer frustrated and disgruntled by what the agents are FORCED to do on the calls. I hope these issues and the overworking of agents with unreasonable "Metrics" in this field gets fixed. The call centers have become giant shameful boiler room type operations. Change throughout the industry is overdue here.
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