Microsoft: The Hillary Clinton of the IT industry...
478 posts • joined 29 Dec 2010
Microsoft: The Hillary Clinton of the IT industry...
Isn't Yahoo also in bed with AT&T? Because I know they had a lot of integrated stuff with their DSL subscriptions...
Microsoft can go fornicate themselves.
"Apple makes most of its money from its hardware sales."
Wrong. Apple makes most of their money from iTunes sales and fees.
No user replaceable battery.
No user upgradable memory.
High probably of bricking iphones when new IOS comes out, yes, every upgrade since I've had either my ipad or my company iPhone has caused them to be bricked.
Obnoxiously expensive equipment.
Hiring suppliers who thoroughly abuse their employees.
Back in the days of //e's, //c's, GS's and very early gen mac's, apple was charged a number of times, because they fought tooth and nail to keep all "clones" out of the US. Apricot comes to mind as they had some amazing apple compatible hardware, as well as complete systems capable of running DOS 3.3 and ProDOS. But then there was the huge power transfer at Apple and Jobs was out and Skulley was made head cheese.
hmmm nobody has really jumped into the gutter yet, but with the right engineering, this could make one hell of a splash in the adult industry... iButtz (tm) (c) (sm)... I can see it now in giant neon lights.
But wouldn't that require a refit to this equipment to fit the average sized human cranium.
Genius... pure diabolical genius!
I just wanted to mention that Zuck is an idiot.
Between this, the NSA garbage and all of the election travesties, the fools in Washington DC are simply out of control. This country needs a reality check and a complete reset.
Yeah, that one caught my eye, too. Stunning analogy!
Hopefully Microsoft will take aim at facebook then?
Oh I know... not going to happen, but a kid, who would love to short both at the same time, can always dream
I think we're fairly safe there... first update to a terminator would have it walking around in circles, before its head explodes.
""you're all paranoid !!!!!!!1" said the poster AKA "people's poet"
Who told you?!?!?!
fuck this... closing my li account now! stupid Microsoft... this is why we can't have anything nice anymore.
I know I don't speak for all of my countrymen & women, but, on behalf of those who may agree with me, I'd really like to apologize for the two presumptive candidates. If it were up to me, I'd call a do-over, because neither one has the skills or the temperament to be the leaders of the US.
Yes, I will concede that my country has its problems, and we are working on them, so I ask for your patience and understanding while we try to get our crap together.
not just limited to new york!
I wouldn't be able to forgive myself if I didn't respond with the following:
Thank you for allowing me to get that off my chest. Carry on,
While I don't presume toll m speak for others, with respect to my equipment, you can suck it. I'm not upgrading ANYTHING to Windows X. It sucks, it's horrid, it's not intuitive, it's noisy, it's clunky and its invasive. The only way I'd even remotely consider it is under the following conditions:
1) Implementation of the full Aero UI
2) Stop recording my shit, this includes mouse clicks, keyboard responses, search results, cookies, etc. Just stop!
3) Do NOT change anything to what you think is better than the way I have it configured. It may not be the most efficient way, but it works in a way that's predictable to me.
4) Do NOT assume that I want to participate in any cloud based or "as a service" offering. It's still my hardware and my data, you have to right to redirect it.
5) Revamp your entire support site! It sucks and I'm tired of having to dig to find some error code, only to get redirected to a page promoting windows 10.
Meet these 5 demands and I'll consider it. But I'll tell ya, the jackass who took the reins after Balmer has made my decision to ditch all things MS pretty easy.
On a side note: Tim Cook should really consider awarding Nadella salesman of the decade, for Apple...
"Infragistics"? Are they just making this shit up as they go?
"Seriously? So the worlds most popular desktop operating system"
Winner by default shouldn't count. I know hundreds of people who would probably put any microsoft OS as their third choice, or only if by gunpoint.
More like: Microsoft et. al - plaintiffs
1) Courts exhibit A, Windows 10 anything
They did the same damn thing with MSCE, Novell CNA/CNE's and Cisco CCNA/CCNE/CCIE's. If the educational system can make a buck pandering to someones dream of a life in computer science, they will all day long.
They crank out paper Certified (insert newest fad here) graduates every single day. And while a percentage might be able to do the job, the fact of the matter is, the majority prove only that they're capable of taking test well, rather than applying that knowledge in the real world.
Thrust over aerodynamics prize has to go to the f-104...
Whenever I visit my relatives in Dayton, I ALWAYS stop by Wright-Patt, to see the xb-70. I'm torn between it and the SR-71, but I remember sitting on the front tire of the 70, when they still parked it outside. Man that was humbling! Not as big as the Antonov but still a large aircraft, and I struggle to imagine that thing flying at speed and can't imagine what it would be like to fly in such an amazing plane.
I agree, I was there for a few years, too. And with backward I would also recommend: abusive, unethical and criminal, in some cases. If someone asked me I would discourage anybody from ever working for or doing business with CSC, because they will screw anybody and everybody to make a quick buck.
Maybe I'm a bit harsh for a gun owner, but that wasn't accidental, that was stupidity, pure and simple. I've paid a fortune for licenses, permits and classes on safety and properly handling a firearm, and it's jackweeds like him that give honest and responsible people, like me, a really bad name.
In short, I was taught a long time ago that there are no accidents with guns. Period. Either you respect them and treat them properly or you're simply choosing to act irresponsibly and are endangering innocent people. A sock doesn't securely contain a pistol safely, no matter how small. Even a child can figure that one out.
I have not one iota of sympathy for him or his foot! My heart goes out to the woman he injured and as far as I'm concerned, he should be completely financially responsible for any and all medical bills for her, related to this and he should have his ass locked away for several decades, for almost killing someone.
Although I will give her props for making an interesting putting green design. Challenging, interesting and educational for the younger folks...
God I'm glad that show is finally being taken off the air. I lost shortly after they rejected William Hung...
It's a shame I can't up vote this more!
But doesn't Bing still get a lot of reference from Google?
"“Facebook wants to build a device that allows you to be anywhere you want, with anyone, regardless of geographic boundaries,” he’d told the Dublin Web Summit." - has he never heard of a TV? Or maybe a computer? Both of them take me places I could never go now... I know I know... how 20th century of me...
Wait... Did they actually call the MPAA trusted'? That is the funniest f-ing thing I've ever read in my 51 years...
I don't know what the big deal is... Lord knows when someone blows their nose it turns into a delicacy somewhere in the world...
for christs sake, just whip em out and measure them already and quit holding the innocent citizens of the US and Russia (as well as everywhere else) hostage!
The propellant certainly isn't very green...
I wonder if they're disguised to look like system generated messages? Oh well, they can all rot for all I care.
But does this mean he's asexual and creates himself, over and over, through binary fission? Do his parent's know about this? God that would be such a boring existence if I couldn't chase women...
Am I the only one who found the whole second paragraph entirely laughable, insulting, as well as a complete and total lie.
Any government department head, minister, director or secretary that would suggest, let alone authorizes google access to that much deeply sensitive and incredibly private information, should be fired.
I'm actually rather surprised these idiots are still in business, especially after some of the stunts they've pulled in the recent past.
I's a PC tecnican & custodial/sanitary engineer. hope I get to drive the train real fast some day!
you say "godlike opinion of one's own status" as if it's a bad thing... </sarcasm>
But seriously, I'm almost tempted to open an account for one day just so I can abuse them of such a bone head move...
They mortgaged the hell out of that years ago...
One of this countries biggest hypocrites. She can go fornicate herself and then rot in a very warm place that probably won't be cooling off any time soon
I don't know how many times I suggested of at least giving the user a choice between the Aero and the Metro UI's. Since it first made its debut, I have loathed the metro interface, so when MS delivered a hybrid love child of the the Aero/Metro UI's not only was I furious, but I was insulted at such a half fast attempt.
In the company I work for we have thousands of users who will need to be trained, most of which fought the migration from XP to 7. In my little consulting business, I don't how many of my customers who've contacted me to get rid of windows 8.x and 10.
All that being said, IF Microsoft listened to the tester feedback, the OS would be completely different. If that's not enough, Microsoft totally destroyed what little trust and faith I had in them because of their new anti-privacy/pro-big brother policies. I think that's reprehensible of them and I'm annoyed as hell that Microsoft is people, who truly don't understand the full extent of what's going on.
Me personally, I'm committed to abandoning all things microsoft on all of my own equipment. And if I run across one of my customers whom I think can handle the transition, I recommend them to give *NIX a go. Most who've given it a try have liked it immensely and don't ms the Windows drama anymore.
I think it's rather hypocritical of Cook to stand there and proclaim a huge victory for privacy advocates, when Apple have pretty much bent over and grabbed their ankles for the government of China and god knows who else.
Furthermore, I find it absolutely laughable for Cook to stand there with a straight face and state he hated to be at odds with "Apple's government", or something to that effect. Apple is a multinational corporation that really doesn't report to just one government. Sure, it was founded in the US, but it has long sold its soul to SE Asia under the false pretense of "shareholder equity".
Finally, I want to make it crystal clear that I am pro privacy and find it pitiful that the FBI (et. al) feels compelled to take the easy route and go to the manufacturer, rather than figure it out for themselves. FFS, as many people who work for DARPA, the NSA, FBI, CIA, DHS, or any branch of the military, there has to be at least one or two people that might have the skills to at least give it a try. Or, they could just fecking outsource, like they have been doing for years.
I think this whole affair is pitiful and I don't know which is worse, Apple or the FBI!
but with the inherent vulnerabilities of both droid & iOS, why would any security conscious individual actually want to use apple or google pay systems? While I'm sure I'll get flamed for asking such a preposterous question, it just seems like every single day there's just another hack that allows some one access to your phone. Obviously, there will be those who love it for the convenience but, after seeing daily disasters with online banking for individuals, can anything really good come from any of this?
I was actually thinking about this last night and the companies that are heavily invested in the Chinese labor force. Would the likes of Cisco, Apple, Juniper and just about any other consumer electronic communications manufacturer comply or would they capitulate in order to protect their profit margins?
wgetis broken and should DIE, dev tells Microsoft