345 posts • joined Tuesday 29th January 2008 07:08 GMT
Why come you ain't got a tatoo?
I wonder what they will do when they dumb their own interface down so far that they can't even use it to create their next OS.
"Cannot find 'driver.inf', inf files are not part of the 'Valid Extensions List' that a user may search for. Would you like to Bing for more help?" -- Windows 13
where is the love
And here I thought their hardware was being made with love, I guess this explains why their DRACs die all the time.
If someone somewhere doesn't get exploited or screwed over, then how will someone create a wealth imbalance.
Re: Who needs Windows XP?
In a Virtual machine maybe. It takes a lot of work just to get XP SP3 into a new machine (slipstreaming various chipsets and SATA drivers into both modes of the installer), but that is only because manufacturers still write drivers for their generic counterparts, Windows 95, not so much.
I suspect you were just being snarky.
Re: Just the job
I used to use Ubuntu, until I installed that first version with Unity, I then spent the next few minutes trying to figure out what I must have down wrong to screw up the GUI. I quickly discovered that it wasn't anything I had done, it was that some "decider" somewhere had decided that they didn't want me as a user anymore by trying to force that horrible GUI on me.
Been using Mint ever since (XFCE though). Come join us.
Just no. Server 2012 is mostly just convoluted and stupid. IT people need to just start saying no. Don't just switch to it because it's new, force Microsoft to create products we want, don't just take what they offer.
Re: Right click admin options
Why do you people make so many concessions to Microsoft for their crap OS. Their "upgrade" is the size of a complete OS DVD, and to add insult to injury you will have to pull all 4GBs of it down on EACH of your computers. Why not just allow the user to download an ISO or even a USB flash disk builder?
You sympathizers do realize that if your OS goes south or you lose your OS drive, that you will have to install Windows 8 first, then install your 8 Pro "upgrade", then re-download the whole 4GB 8.1 "upgrade" again?
They need to give their customers what they ask for and then stop screwing over their paying customers with this crazy anti-piracy crap.
YOU sympathizers need to stop bending over and taking what they give you, or at least stop thanking them for it.
Not going to happen.
I'll use Server 2008 R2 until I can push my employer to switch to a Linux based solution. 2012 is a joke.
Microsoft has basically taken themselves out of the computer operating system business by forcing their phone's stupid GUI on traditional computer users, hopefully they have something else to fall back on.
No one likes their phone, their newest tablet OS bricks the hardware of their own overpriced tablets, the draconian DRM of their newest console will be driving customers to their direct competitors, and they can't even give away their newest OS to computer users. Is there anything they have done lately that hasn't been a huge failure?
Umm. 6 figure 18 year old?
That would be called an allowance, or maybe a trust fund payment.
Unless they are a drug dealer, how exactly does one straight of out high-school "earn" a six figure salary?
Re: It's inevitable...
Guess what they use at the research zoos to interact with the apes? A touch interface. Do you know why? It's the simplest interface.
Can you click and drag pretty pictures with your built-in meat stylus? Yes.
Is it good for anything else? NO.
Typing on a touch screen sucks. Fingers are often wet, oily, gloved, and are often just too damn big, and depending on the task, there is a more efficient interface.
Do you use a touch interface to play Halo? No, it would suck and slow you down.
Do you use a touch interface to write a thesis paper? No. It would suck and slow you down.
Can you surf around the web reading blogs with a touch interface? Yes, sort of, but it only really works on the most dumbed-down of interfaces.
Can you play a simple game made to work with simple tapping and dragging? Yes. But so can a monkey, or a cat. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdEBgZ5Y46U
Can you write a simple game that uses a touch screen with only a touch screen? No. You'd use a REAL interface, unless you were a sadist.
Touch screens are not "the wave of the future", they are what the manufactures can easily put on small devices with minimal parts, assembly and cost. Period. Most people just suffer trying to use them for real work.
Well that explains it, I don't own a BluRay player (ok, my PS3 has one, but I don't watch movies in it). I own lots of DVDs and BluRays (like 500), and when I buy one, I copy it to a harddrive, then encode it to H.264, then delete the 35GB in temp files, then I can watch the H.264 file from any device anywhere around my house (The Bluray then goes on the shelf, never to be used again). I would never plug a BD player into the network or phone jack.
Firstly the only way that could work would be to have users register the serial number of their 4k player. A draconian challenge at best that is easily circumvented by the fact that you simply need to report your registered one stolen, then you could release all the rips you want, "It must be the robber that is doing it, not me.". Unless they are talking about a "phone-home" system, but then who wants some manufacture or studio knowing what movies you are watching? Hmm, I recall a similar system called DIVX that Circuit City tried to push, I wonder where either of those are today?
If they can turn owning physical media into a Steam style system, then we're all screwed. If 4k BR are allowed to be network only devices a la Microsoft ONE, we truly will "own" nothing.
Just sell the discs at a price that people are willing to pay. Only the poor would be pirates if things were made available in a timely manner and at a price people were willing to pay. But no, let's spend millions, inconvenience millions, and have it be broken in less than a month anyway. Rinse, wash, repeat.
It's kind of easy to explain.
Some citizens were programmed by their parents to be racist, some are programmed to be happy with being ignorant. (the former were programmed with both, sadly).
Mix in that the U.S. has an education and critical thinking problem. (from not placing those high on the funding list)
Some issues are brought about by religion encroaching into politics (and the absolutes it brings).
Add in the fact that most politicians think they are corporately sponsored Professional Wrestlers. "We're not going let them win, we're going to beat back those commie pinkos, Emurka! (brought to you buy Carl's Jr.)"
You mix greedy ignorant grand-standers that are sure they are absolutely right, and you get the nightmare you see unfolding. (don't even ask were the money comes from that funds them, that's a whole other thing)
Re: USA Delusions of Superiority
Oh 1927, you mean "The Good Ole days", well for the Haves, not really for the Have-nots. Imagine working and "earning" so much money that you're able to hire a small army of "servants" to do all the normal toiling associated with a daily life, like cooking, cleaning, driving, watching the children, really anything other than leisure and play.
Have a look at this video, the disparity between the Haves and the Have-nots is A LOT worse than you might think in the U.S.
Wealth Inequality in America
Wish they were an American company.
I wish Apple were an American based company, if they were we could see more of that money working for Americans, like the manufacturing jobs it would bring to the U.S., and the tax money they would be adding to our economy by bringing those profits back into the country. Where is Apple based again? I'm thinking China, but that doesn't seem correct as I know they aren't a capitalist country, and probably would never allow a company to get that big. Whatever country it is I bet Apple is happy they picked there, and it let them be so prosperous.
Re: Easy peasy.
I was speaking from the XP users point of view, the same way %38 like Obama Care verses the 60% that like the Affordable Care Act. That is why I said "trillion" and "sucks" instead of "because Aero was a memory intensive "
Vista - skipped because it sucked and need 9 trillion gigs of RAM to work.
Win 7 - skipped because it looked like Vista, and still needed too many resources.
Win 8 - skipped because it looked stupid, was hard to switch to because it is counter-intuitive, nothing like XP's interface, and also needed too many resources.
I imagine that the majority of those XP devices are going to go to the trash or some Linux distro before they ever go to Windows 8.
Truth is for non-networked POS (point-of-sale) and kiosk setups, who cares, XP will continue to work fine.
Even a networked XP box behind a good hardware firewall with a current browser will be fine if they keep their browser, antivirus, and adobe crap updated.
Re: Two issues..
Except that those HOV lanes are cut from the existing lanes. It's more like those VIP passes at ride parks, only in this example we helped pay to make the park in the first place.
They need to lay new cable, they need to lay new cable, they need to lay new cable. Dividing up the existing into smaller and smaller pieces, and then choosing what I have access to is not want anyone wants.
Basically, if the U.S. Republicans get their way, they'll be no need to lay new cable, and there will be no new innovation on the Internet from anyone in the U.S. that doesn't have the deepest of pockets and an army of lawyers.
Anyone that doesn't see why this is a bad idea shouldn't be allowed to vote.
Re: Is there *any* evil view the GOP doesn't hold?
@Destroy All Monsters
Wow, just wow. What flavor Kool-aid was that?
Really? Providing food to hungry people is super evil? You do realize that the reason you work 8-hours a day and not 14 is because of unions, the reason you don't work weekends is because of unions, the reason you can take a vacation is because of unions, the fact that most people get paid a "living wage" is because of unions, the fact that children get a childhood is because of unions. Then you roll in, in the eleventh-hour and on the back of millions of union workers and declare the "Evil" that unions do. What a peach you must be? No, no, continue on about how dems make people dependent on luxury things like food.
Re: The Republican Dream
No they pretty much nailed it on the head. They want to remove minimum wage laws, remove unions, remove all regulations pertaining to amassing wealth and environmental issues, not pay any taxes, remove all social welfare programs, defund public schools, let them play with your social security, and Frack and drill where ever they want.
They pretty much are a collection of fat cat 1890's bank types. I would modify their statement though, it should be:
A polluted sweatshop America where compliant workers live in ignorance, fear, illness and poverty, while the 2% laugh and invest overseas from their luxury homes on private islands.
What will happen if you try to install a non-LVL XP after the EOL date?
Will they keep the "activation" servers on forever?
Will they make a patch that removes the phone-home element.
Does them turning off the activation services mean they'll give out a LVL to anyone that wants to keep using it?
Is it legal to make a product stop working after a certain date, after you bought it?
What happens after 90 days and it tries to phone-home, but no one is there, are people going to be locked out of their systems?
Re: Next gen WiFi???
I live on a houseboat, and drive a Jeep. MacGyver is my last name, my first name is Angus.
Mugger: Give me your wallet and iphone.
Muggee: Ok, here you go (S.E. grin on face).
Mugger: Hey, what's your unlock code for this thing?
Muggee: I don't have one, it's a fingerprint lock (still grinning).
Mugger: No problem (pulls out pruning shears).
Muggee: (no more grin)
My point being, if you are somewhere remote enough to be mugged, then it makes sense for the mugger to ask for the unlock code, and I wonder just how far they are willing to go to make money off that iphone.
Re: "HAL bug"
I've also seen an alternate theory that had the two "sentient" life forms in a race to get to the next level of evolution, and HAL was trying to get the source first, to advance his own kind.
Re: Not just a static prop (yeah, it's an animated prop)
I can "drive" a bicycle under water with scuba gear too, that doesn't make it a submarine. Now if you could sit in it without the need to breath canned air, then yes, it would be a submarine and maybe even worth the money. I'm guessing at most this is a neutrally buoyant mockup made from a hacked up Lotus. It's real purpose is to show it to your "friends" and say "I own the 007 submarine, see." If they think that it's worth all that money, then so be it. Must be nice to have that much disposable income.
Re: Moore's Law has been dead for years.
I will agree that the definition is for number of transistors on a chip, but adding cores is not what common people associate with Moore's Law, we think of the %40 clock rate increase that comes with the increase in transistors per die. If they are not going to get any faster, then who cares if they are doubling the number of transistors on a chip? If I wanted a dual chip system in 2006 I could always just buy a Xeon, just like if I want a 16 core system, I could find someone that is building a 16 chip system, or I could create a Beowolf cluster.
I want speed.
Moore's Law has been dead for years.
What was the fastest CPU available in 2006, IIRC it was around 3.3 ghz, now what is the top speed of a 2013 CPU, I've seen an article or two about 4ghz ones, and granted the "cores" are doubling every now and again, but that isn't doubling the "speed" now is it?
If Moore's Law was really still in effect, we would all have 50ghz CPUs today, instead we have roughly the same speed as 2006, just with 8 cores.
How many is too many?
I agree. For those people that don't agree, how many is too many?
We are at 7 billion right now, and left unchecked will be at 10 sooner than later. I would ask what magic number they think is too many, and what they think we should do about it once we hit "their" magic number?
Overpopulation is a real problem, either right now or soon, but we all need to recognize it while we still can, while we still have time to slow it down, or level off. I find the fact that we are just ignoring our impending doom frightening.
They are making money hand over fist, so..... lets make some more at the cost of 300 people's livelihood.
I hope their investors get the stock price they are hoping for just in time for X-mas. We already know what some of their employees are getting. pink slips.
"Thanks Microsoft for hiding the extensions by default which IMHO is one of the most stupid things they have ever done."
And show the feeble-minded that those clickable words point to things called "files" and those have things called "extensions", and those mean different things. Consumer's Mind=Would Be Blown. (from Microsoft's point of view) They want users that click on pictures, and enter their creditcard info when prompted, not ones that understand file extensions. (have you seen Windows 8?)
Are people not concerned that the only way to "filter" content going to your home has to be at some level to "read" it first. What is their plan, filter for naughty words? Check to see if the picture is more than 75% beige? Filter for moaning noises? Block all pages not "registered" in a government database?
Some people think that other people want this?
Does it have access to USB devices yet? Like card readers, and USB sticks?
Show MS how you feel....
.... by pushing Linux solutions.
Microsoft will do whatever they want to do, right up to the point where it starts cutting into their profits, then maybe they'll change, if they have the right leadership. Recently though, they've been going "all in" on some really bad ideas, so who knows.
Not only that, but it's been extended to almost forever because corporations can't die.
I purpose a new law, mandatory corporate euthanasia after 75 years, problem solved.
Boo hoo, here's a tissue
"Everyone is talking about curation, but curation has been the cornerstone of our business for the last 20 years,"
Go tell it to the WWAA, the Wagon Wheel Association of America, or the KSSM (Kennedy Space Shuttle Mechanics).
Looks like it might be time to find a new business, just like all other entities that were made outdated by progress.
I'll agree about using your name, and even about the use of the acronym, but the contents of the playlists, you can stick that idea someplace dark. Companies and people that make claims like this should not only lose, they should be fined for wasting tax-payer resources.
Re: "Edward Snowdon"
Their names have been changed to protect the innocent, and the guilty.
I have seen a lot of Uwe Boll films, always accidentally, I can always tell when I've been duped into watching one. It usually goes something like this, "Wow, this movie is bad, let me see who made this thing, damnit, it's a Uwe Boll film, I could have guessed. 'presses stop' "
At least 6 times I have wasted both my time and money on a Uwe Boll film, always accidentally. Who keeps funding his projects? Sadly it is us, we do it to ourselves. He owes his whole career to his DVD cover artist. (confession: I did like Alone in the Dark, it was ok.)
Re: I have heard of the film "Blood Rayne."
"Edward Snowdon - Vampire Hunter" Now that sounds like a Uwe Boll film.
But this is like sitting a corpse at the table and duct-taping snakes to it.
This is the guy that gave us all the things people hate about modern day Microsoft software products, and his "my way or the highway" attitude made sure that there was no voice of reason around to stop him. Office 2003 though 2010 and Vista through Windows 8 was this guys legacy.
Re: Er... Who writes these headlines?
Could have been worse:
Portly Nork dork's Ex corked after being properly porked.
It's a tragedy, ok, so what do you want to do about it? Invade? Nope, then who really cares. Who there can read this message board? Who is the victim? It's called "Dark Humor", and some of us enjoy dark humor, even if we know that we shouldn't.
Re: So long and thanks for all the chips
I completely agree. I thought the whole "Moore's Law" had been put to bed years ago too.
If they had been keeping up with Moore's Law we'd have 14GHZ chips by now, we don't, instead we have the same basic speed as 7 years ago just across 8 cores. 8-cores, who cares, unless the program I'm running is designed to use those cores, it will run the same as if I have only a single core 3GHZ CPU, and that is 8 years old. Seriously, we really stopped increasing speed in 2006 when CPUs hit 3GHZ, did no one else notice this.
The new trend has been to go up in speed by 100MHZ every 2 years, and double the cores every 5.
You might be correct, I wonder if they are going to attempt to capture X-mas sales from some of those low-information buyers along the lines of " Windows 8.1 is different than Window 8, I heard it has a Start-Button. Remember, that was the reason people didn't like it, so I guess now we can buy it now, right?"
Re: One question to rule them
...have a Start-Menu? No, it has a Start-button, that when clicked, takes you to the Metro screen. Real fukcing funny Microsoft, so funny in fact, that I won't buy a PC with your crappy OS on it.
(yes, I know I can find and change a setting that will take me to that crappy fullscreen App window when I click on it, but it is not what we wanted and you know it).
...still frustrate users? Yes.
...get skipped by IT professionals for business upgrades? Yes.
Re: Pokki...? Seriously?
A lot. I have tried XP, Windows 7, and Mint 14 XFCE. Only Windows 8 supports the fancy tablet side with touch screen properly. Windows 7 came close (I think the first couple may have come with 7), but switching between the two was a pain. XP, has no idea what is going on with that 2nd screen and touch screen, also ACPI gets confused. Linux is about the same, but if you power it on with it in tablet mode, Linux can make it work like a tablet only.
My point is that I have tried everything to get rid of Windows 8, and without a Start Menu replacement, I wouldn't suffer Windows 8, I would just write-off the switchability of the tablet mode and use one of the other OSes, and dual boot it into Windows 8 if I wanted to use the tablet part. It is not some magic element of Windows 8 that makes it work correctly, it's the fact the vendor only makes apps and drivers for Win8, that is the limiting factor.
Some people can live with Windows 8, I am not one of them.
Re: Pokki...? Seriously?
Classic Shell is the only reason Windows 8 still exists on my Taichi. Without it, I would be using Mint full time by now.
Windows 8.1 was a gigantic slap in face that I won't soon forget.
Re: As much as i hate Apple..
I'm kind of pissed off at that. I too would like an unscratchable phone, but not enough to buy an iPhone.
It's simple, any public office or government job (including Congress or Senate) carries with it a stipulation that the person may NEVER have an income higher then 15x the poverty level, the end. I'm talking combined income too, and for the rest of their lives, that any income over that amount is taxed at 100%. You could say "That's not fair." Fine, don't run for public office. Money, and some peoples' insatiable appetite for more, is the problem. Getting rid of the people that want money above the better interest of society is the only way for anything to get better.
Re: >"People aren’t stupid."
The people that didn't show up weren't stupid. Only stupid people don't know that crowds are for stupid people.
Re: M$ dying?
When they try to push that TIPKAM/TIFKAM onto their MS Server 2012 users, they will loose their shirts.
All their products suck as of late, and they seem to care only about looks and App stores, and no one in the enterprise world gives a flying FAQ about either of those.
Example: Out of the 255 RADIUS attributes out there, MS has attribute replacement mechanisms for 3 of them, about the only thing MS Network Policy Server does well is pawning it's functions off on 3rd party solutions.
I would say it was nice knowing them, but it hasn't, at least not for about 7 years.
Just be happy that nonintellectual jag-offs picked "suits" as their peacock outfit, they could have just as easily adopted some other equally stupid and useless clothing as their daily wear, like a uni-tard and a diamond tiara, or those long swimming suits from the 1920s. "Our unitards are custom made from only the finest silk from Asia, they start at $4000, would you like to see our fine selection of Rolex tiaras?"
There is no reason to wear a suit, other than to try to be the guy that has the better suit, and who can always afford the better suit? The person above you. (funny how that worked out) "It's 120 degrees outside, let's wear an undershirt, a fitted shirt, a vest, a jacket, and to top it off, how about sealing that puppy up by tying that shirt around your neck like a trashbag with a colorful but expensive cloth rope, make sure you use one of the special club house knots, you don't want to look like a fool." How about some stupid shoes that have no traction to complete your clown look.
Don't even get me started on the stupid 3 buttons where you only ever do up two of them.
Needless to say, that stupid look will not last another 20 years, especially once the climate starts to get hotter. Hell, people could simply stop wearing them right now, they serve no purpose, no function, and are therefore unnecessary. (unlike a lab coat or a hazmat suit) //rant
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