Serviced and Support (for individuals)
As if "service and support" were ever more than a marketing whitewash for almost zero help available to the individual Windows user.
95 posts • joined 20 Apr 2010
As if "service and support" were ever more than a marketing whitewash for almost zero help available to the individual Windows user.
Amazingly framed to obscure the fact the the TPP blows away local regulations on practically anything. Goodbye OSHA, clean beaches and rivers, and hello fraking in everyones back yard.
The powers that be, i.e. multinational corporations that now control all branches of world government, seem to have an unquenchable thirst for spying on everyone.
Enjoy that boot in yer face.
The fascist VPs at MS have had a major boner for Apples land grab of gate keeping all software sales for their platform.
They essentially want to become the middle man and reap profit from all software sales for that platform.
Compare the effort put into this against the effort to update Windows real security.
Like all over VP'd megacorp, the VPs for Win10 won out over the VPs for DirectX12 and jumped the gun with Win10 without including the yet to be done DirectX12.
Microsoft has become IBM.
When my current Win7 lappy bites the dust, we are going Linux for the duration.
Bureaucracy is like cancer. It exists only for itself. That 100 million certainly is not making into the quality of the site.
Machine Intelligence took over our financial networks years ago.
My Bet is Shine is banking on Google and/or Akami buying them out just to make this all go away.
G Maps ate their lunch because they simply delivered a better product.
Simple yet powerful interface. Smart search, knows where you are, finds businesses by name or category, and addresses, plus directions with a fast gui.
Streetmap made the same mistake many new tech ventures make, they decided to focus on milking their biggest whales, a few businesses that could afford a high tariff, over giving away a good product and generating revenue off the traffic and data mining.
Our Fascist owned global media has always fed us a steady diet of the 1% pontificating about why they are so special and the rest of us should change to suit them.
They even believe their own drivel. Ignoring the pyramid of priviledge they sit atop, and pretending that in their system there is room at the top for more when in reality, there is not, and the whole thing depends on exploiting the other 99%.
Funny how that clause that gave ATT et al exclusive rights to tack their stuff into our utility poles and sewers is going by the wayside. The whole premise of ATT and buddies was that we pay for the maintnenance of the sewers and poles, and fix them immediately if a problem interferes with their signal, while they get to charge monopoly rates for cable.
It's time to cut the middle men out and local governments should include basic internet as part of the whole utility package.
Yahoo like Sears was one of the first in their businesses, online info and mail order.
Like Sears Yahoo has descended into a death spiral caused by too many VPs stabbing each other in the back to get ahead following the lead of the CEO scum bag who has the nerve to accept billions in bonuses while giving thousands of employees the shaft.
Train wreck in motion.
Bots to make ad men's life less profitable, check.
Bots to make lawyer's lives less profitable, hopefully coming soon.
Expect asian to launch vat grown organ doners, boy toys, girl toys, long before the military gets anything robotic actually in service.
New opp in air piracy, outfit a big drone to latch on and hijack delivery drones or just follow them around and pick up the parcels after the initial delivery.
Come the revolution, line them all up...
Once this is in place it is only a matter of time before someone codes a xml to midi converter.
Midi fans rejoice!
Used to cost a bomb and used to be fairly safe.
Now you ride an unstable bomb, and hope it does not blow.
Oracle and MS are practically driving customers to Amazon, and Amazon is the ultimate fascist state that will crumble after robots take all the jobs, and no one has any cash to pay Amazon their 30%. Nature will eventually win, but not till after a massively bad time for us.
Given her batting average, Alibaba is now on the road to ruin.
Just what Apples software needs, Aps designed by Win engineers.
You reap what you sow.
There is no greater collection of thieves and idiots than the US congress.
Any money grubbing car salesman can get in, and graft all they can and then in their spare time put on bad political theatre like this.
What a load. How can they say that when Win10 phones home everything from your web cam, microphone, keyboard, and browser.
Regulations are no problem if your a monopoly.
Anyone seen a spy/crime movie lately.
The bad guys all use cheapo one time use throwaway flip phones.
Between Googles Youtube theft of millions of copyrighted films and clips and this blatant copying of copyrighted books, this is an example of the courts always siding with the powerful at the expense of the community. The Chololate Factory spends tons of cash via lobbyist at all levels of government. They will soon be featuring you as an unpaid testimonial selling some Google product.
You can legitimately buy one game today online that comprises more than that in a single download.
This is flat out buggery of the consumer.
I used to allow MS updates as it supposedly make my system more secure.
Now the MS update basically wants to do to me, what it previously protected me from.
Updates are permenently off now. When this box fails, I am going Linux and not looking back.
As a Win 7 user, Win 10 represents a step backwards.
Performance tests show no change in performance between the two.
The only thing Win10 brings is less privacy, more survielance, and a more closed and closing
operating system that can restrict what hardware changes you may wish to make.
To top that off, many programs and games do not run yet on Win10 representing a step backwards in utility.
When my Win7 box dies, I will be going Linux. Win10 jumps the shark.
I see having lots of servants that you can disrespect, rather than bots who cannot appreciate your nastyness as becoming a huge job market as the portion of world resources is controlled by fewer and fewer individuals.
Your photo looks a lot like Christopher Waltz. Very appropriate, he always plays slightly wonky types.
I guffawed, many thanks.
For the 1% or their trust fund kids only...
Same deal as cars. The average age of people's cars is the oldest it has ever been.
The performance jumps just are not as big as they used to be, so there is no motivation to upgrade combined with the better quality of existing machines which continue to work just fine, add the global beat down of the middle class, and you have a pretty good environment to put a lid on new PC sales.
If I had a nickel for every text editor fan boy opus, I would have retired years ago.
Notepad++, what programmer even looks at icons? Those are for noobs.
It's a bad precedent for any government agencies to trade data about you and/or your behavior (software use) for access to 'free' cloud applications.
Secondly, cloud apps put government services behind an all to easy killswitch of simply blocking/disrupting network connectivity to put the enterprise completely out of action.
Just look at that supposed info-graphic. Doe it make any sense at all? Does it convey any useful information?
All it needs is a foot note: This article is proof you should not outsource your business research. If you do, you will get useless drivel like this.
Just one more corporate monopoly established. The corporate money counters have consulted their spreadsheet oracles and they all get the same answer, min/max the bottom line, go with what works.
Abrams is really Michael Beye with more shaggy dog endings.
Hope you like how it makes it much simpler for a crook to completely clean you out.
This is complete rubbish.
It is a zero sum game, the point this rube misses is that corporations and the richest individuals convert resources (i.e. your productivity) into assets (real estate, stocks, bonds, derivatives) which are hardly taxed at all, yet consume the most resources (all that military and police to prevent the theft of said private property.)
Fantastic deal if your the 1% holding 80% of the assets.
A straight up comparison is dirty? Fanboy denial is more like it.
Consumers win, Snarky turtleneck and jeans posers lose.
I will give Craig his due as a workman's effort at the role, but he is and never will be numero uno JB, that will always be Sean Connery, hands down.
Polls like this tend to reflect that moronic youth assumes that whatever they have seen is better than what they have not seen. Their loss, Goldfinger and Thunderball, it's all downhill from there.
This is classic Microsoft how to take over a market in a few easy steps (if your a well funded multinational corporation.)
They are doing exactly what they did with the game console market.
1- Introduce a device that is superior and initially has a slightly higher than average price for the market.
2- Wait untill prime consumer mass buying frenzy times like Christmas season rolls around, offer a discount, proles gobble them up thinking they are getting a great deal.
3- Sit back and watch market share go from 0 to 50%+ in a short time.
Duplicate of the xbox pricing story.
At introduction the xbox was more expensive than competitors.
Once distribution channels were fully established, 'sale' pricing and price 'cuts' magically appeared as sales picked up due to customers feeling like they were being smart by waiting for the bargains.
A couple of years later and they own the market.
Same exact deal here.
The surface is going to be a good thing for consumers, driving down the price of the products while increasing the value given.
Dullards make themselves obvious when they mistake Crapple's hype for reality and then fail to apply the same moronic faith in the PR spouted by Microsoft.
How nice, little Johnny is sending us, his favorite Auntie, some chokies on our birthday, except he was too lazy and inconsiderate to even know where we live, so if I want the sweets I have to enter my address for him.
Sure to be a hit with the farcebook banboies but for the rest of us who left that cess pool years ago, just one more thing to despise about the whole churlish venture.
Don't forget 90% of Zukies income comes from Farmville. Yes sir, asian pay to win digital paper dolls is going to make the world a better place.
Detroit has played this game profitably for years. 2 models on the show room, one is the top of the line and costs say 40K. The other is the economy line with a base of 30K. The top of the line comes with all accessories standard. On the economy model these are costly add ons. The top of the line model is structurally superior and a safer product. The economy model is less robust, and a more dangerous vehicle to be in.
Detroit makes their money off the consumers who fall for this charade, get the low priced model, and then add accessories to the point that they are spending very close to the top of the line model. They have succeeded in getting the rubes to pay for an inherently inferior product practically the same amount they charge for their best product.
MS can go 2 ways with this:
1. Sell it cheap, and take over the market like they did with Xbox. This good for consumers, at least in the short run.
2. Sell it high, grab some of Crapples market.
Either way, PC makers have all the more reason (due to Win8's pure awfulness) to switch to the Linux desktop.
The surface it self is a good thing. That it is a container for the Win8 poison is a very bad thing. Win8 is a self inflicted lethal poison that could mean the end of MS. It is so stunningly wrong on so many levels it is a testament to management hubris and bad design.
No doubt this guy thought the no cameras rule did not apply to him, because according to him, he is special. Just your typical sociopath expecting the world to adjust to him.
The facts so far is that no one this guy has come in contact with has reacted positively to him, including the authorities, which leads me to believe his version of events is only so much sociopathic QQing.
I hope he brings his stupid attitude to someplace in the US where fast food employee's will not be so gentle.
You know those areas of town where fast food companies are forced to put people with gang tattoos on the register cause no one else will take the job.
Yahoo has been foundering about for years now. Totally directionless while halfheartedly trying to add me-too social media functions. They basically gave up on search, gave up on being a directory, and now hang on mostly out of the momentum of people over the years who use their free web email accounts, which Google is now chipping away at with the superior Google mail.
She's no doubt a smart girl/woman now looking squarely into the mouth of middle age and eventual retirement, so she has to be doing her spreadsheets on how to maximize her earning potential to provide for herself and her offspring. She has also concluded that she has no further promotion opportunities at Google, so why not take the position at Yahoo. She finally gets to be the big cheese with the best parking spot, office and perks and only has to suck up to and charm a board, who most typically are completely clueless and more often a simple challenge of massaging overblown egos once a month.
She has never impressed me as the vision type, more the office politics corporate ladder climber, so other than cementing her political house within Yahoo staff and board, I doubt she will make any significant improvement to Yahoos value. Yahoo lacks vision, they simply have no clear objectives.