270 posts • joined 9 Jun 2012
I'm completely unqualified
I only speak American, I have no documentable IT skills. I do have a wi-fi set up in the house, managed to get that up all by myself. Oh yeah, I built a personal cloud as well. All with just a high school diploma. Who'd of thunk it? I don't know everything, but I know how to make shit just work. How about someone that is a home user? Most of the stuff I just glean on the Reg, some goes over my head, but I get smarter every time I read this site.
The times they are a changin'. I remember those days, what happy times I had, the UI was so much easier. The kingdom has fallen on dark times. I'm an American, so to me it's as if MS just did it to fuck with everybody. Here in the States it's a pain in the ass to downgrade (7 is better), so here I am shackled to this useless OS that I can't really understand, nor do I want to relearn PC 101, already did it when I was in the Army. This old dog can learn some new tricks, but don't make me jump through flaming hoops.
Re: Oh, you mean you put out another crap product?
@ tempemeaty, I had to spend the day trying to figure out how to get to the menu which makes the screen resolution actually readable, and disable the little useless touchpad. Can't wait until I have to re-activate that useless piece of shit. I'm culpable, I turned on automatic updates... I'll just sit here and shake my head in shame.
Re: So I think it's safe to say that...
That idiot is going to buy the Clippers, possibly the worst team in the NBA for 2 Beeeeeelion dollars. What could go wrong?
Oh, you mean you put out another crap product?
MS Should have made 2 versions of 8.x, one for toys(slabs) and another for productivity (real computers). I'm running a 7 emulator so I have my start button, I do not like having to click through 4-5 menus to fix things. I know, I could set up shortcuts and such, no time. Guess I'll just wait for 9 or opt out and go back to Linux.
Re: Windows 8.1
Concur. 8.1 is decent, just not really productivity friendly, especially for just regular users. My major complaint is that I have to tweak it to make the thing work the way I want it. Classic Shell has made my life a lot easier.
What MS should have done is make different versions of 8/8.1, one for touchscreen the other for laptops/desktops. I did what a lot of other people have said and downloaded the classic shell, but I shouldn't have to jump through those hoops, and it's still a pain in the ass to go through all the menus. MS failed with 8.1. I said I'd give it 6 months before I made a change to something else, whether that be 7 or jumping ship and head back to Linux.
Re: "Rockstar and Take-Two’s use of her likeness was done solely to make money"
Dammit you beat me to it.
Just trying to stay relevant or keep himself out of the gulag. Whatever dude, intel on the battlefield changes within seconds, you've been on the run longer than that. Release the documents, we all could use a good laugh at things you stole from forever ago.
Give me a break
Google is a business, plain and simple. If an employee wants to get into real estate because he/she has the cash, that's up to them. Tired of the cost of living in the greater San Fransisco area is going up? Sorry, Google is providing jobs right here in the USA. Stuff it.
I felt a great disturbance in the Force
As if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. Oh wait, that's when I heard Disney bought out Lucas. Carry on.
Business as usual
This has happened before, it will happen again. The US Army is infatuated with being connected with the internet, but sadly uses some of the worst security software, Don't get me started on the protocols they have in place, you'd just laugh.
Re: Took ages to convince my parents...
Nice. Are we related? I don't even have an engineering degree and my stepfather wanted me to climb up on a ladder to help him fix his outdoor Christmas lights. I may have been a power generation guy, but no, your power cord is in water, fuck that shit.
That was funny. I tell people that I know fuck all about computers and they leave me alone. Except the Mother-in-law, she's got a tin can on a string for interwebs, has every anti-virus software ever invented booting up with XP, wondering why her 'all in one' computer takes a day and a half to boot.
Myspace isn't dead after all.
They could breathe new life into the site if they went the Spotify route and let people stream music from their site, build playlists, let people exchange. I don't have much hope for that. Toward the end, it was the wild west, not much better than 4chan. There's a fix, they should probably wipe everyone's account and welcome the people back rather than use blackmail.
"Windows 8.1 with Bing provides all the same great experiences that Windows 8.1 offers with the Windows 8.1 Update, and comes with Bing as the default search engine within Internet Explorer,"
I got a good hearty laugh with that. Just what great experience does he speak of? That I had to uninstall the shit that came with my laptop and download Chrome/Firefox? That was really great. Then download a windows 7 emulator. Fan-fucking-tastic experience.
Not quite sure if Snowden the traitor should get the coveted "No Shit Sherlock" award or get promoted to Captain Fucking Obvious. When Putin tires of him, he has no more secrets to sell the Soviets, and as all he's pedaling is so unactionable intelligence-wise because it's past it's sell by date, he'll be either on a diplomatic flight back to the states, or, a fast train for his tour of Siberia.
This is unfortunate
I'm so sorry I let the wife convince me into buying a Wii. Until I bought Mortal Kombat and Pirates! but I guess same sex/transgender is out of bounds for the Nintendo folks. Sure you can get a fatality or rob and pillage, but we can't have anything that racy.
So basically they're treading water. The free market will dictate whether or not they have anything worthwhile to buy. As for me, no.
Re: Bad, just bad
Yeah, I've been a tank commander, this is bad. Please tell me how many gunneries you've shot.
Bad, just bad
The US Army has things such as the SIMNET and CCTT, the latter being an excellent training platform (SIMNET sucks), but this is just pure laziness. If the Armor community thinks that this will pass muster, the Norwegians are going to have a long row to hoe.
Ah the old Zip drive
Pretty sure I still have one in my box of old gear. Not entirely sure if it works anymore, but I HAVE to keep it just in case. Saved me on many occasions when I was assigned to the staff in the US Army (those officers sure do love PowerPoint) for briefings and such. I think the old girl still has a 'secret' sticker on it, there might even be a couple of those big discs.
You've outed yourselves that your product is shit. A lot of people knew that already, but thanks for coming clean. Now we all know to steer well clear of your offerings.
What's old is new again.
I can't imagine why they'd go to the trouble to dig the things up, but there may be some educational value to see how things were done back in the 'good old days'. Ok, enough of this, I'm going to play Yars Revenge.
When I bought my new laptop I used IE once. To download Chrome. The nice part is that they are 'fessing up to the problem rather than just playing it off.
Re: I wonder if Google+ flopping is why he's let go.
He's not so much leaving as being shown the door because Google+ isn't that great. They were a day late and a dollar short getting into the game and it shows. There has to be a scapegoat in every disaster, he got picked. There are probably some good uses for +, but I haven't found any yet, and as much as people gripe about facebook et al, it's just a watered down version of social media.
Cheers because it's Friday.
I really don't have the words for this. I'm laughing so hard I can barely type this. Let's hear what Snowden thinks about this before you ship him off on an eastern Soviet err Russian vacation.
"The total cost for the LADEE mission was $275m, slightly less than two F-35 fighter aircraft."
And probably a lot more useful!
Let's see, a former KGB operative that changed the law so he could be elected (?) again isn't spying? Sounds legit. Or more like Snowden got shown his future accommodations should he go off-script.
Let them try
Pandora probably doesn't have deep enough pockets to really put up a fight, which is sad. The music industry really missed the boat when it didn't see the digital age coming, or they would have started their own streaming service in the early 00's. So what, are they going to go after radio stations that stream live broadcasts too? Why not just let people get a taste of the music so they go and purchase what they like? Unbridled greed, this is part of the reason why people are not buying your shitty music.
One of Murphy's Laws of combat applies here
If it's stupid and it works, it isn't stupid.
Re: Qualys who?
Right? If there's hospitals or other closed systems, no worries. They'll just keep what they got and march on. I suspect there will be a market in the future for folks to patch up their XP software.
Stop it already
He contributed a measly 1k . With the cash in his pockets, he could have done a lot more. The fact that he quit outright speaks volumes. Whatever. He's probably guilty of a lot worse than sending money to some frivolous campaign, and he knows it.
One would think a person of his stature would realize that being in a region with deep LGBT communities he would have known better. That's probably why they shitcanned him.
MS really missed the boat on this one. They could have rolled out a new version/upgrade/update/etc. for people that absolutely need to keep XP because of the software they happen to be running/need. They could charge a nominal fee to keep the lights on at the HQ to make sure that XP stays safe, and although it might not make a lot of money (might even cost them money), consumer trust and more importantly brand trust would stay intact.
But they didn't, shortly after Windows 7, Windows 8 rolled out, and we consumers are stuck with what they offer.
Re: I've had a Win 7 menu from day 1 on Win 8
I did the exact same thing when I got my new laptop. I was so frustrated with the tile thingies and trying to rid myself of the bloatware, just got to the root of all the problems to make my life a little easier.
The best part: even the wife can use it now. Although that's a bit of a mixed blessing.
Keep the band playing to calm the passengers
Excuse us while we re-arrange the deck chairs a bit. Nothing to worry about folks.
Re: Great but not for business
It works good for smaller businesses. A mega corporation, probably not so much. For chit-chat among workers/managers for non-sensitive communication it's really hard to beat free. Plus you don't have to send an email using firstname.lastname@example.org to send a message to an employee.
Is this like when they renamed Metro? Call it what you want to MS, it's still probably going to suck until you get the bugs worked out. Sort of like Windows 8.1.
Sadly, my new laptop had 8.1 installed, but I'm stubbornly keeping it for 6 months until I migrate back to Linux.
Snowden has nothing new to offer. He's just coming up with things to make sure his people know he's still alive and not in some gulag. When Putin tires of his ass, we won't hear shit from him except that ambulance chasing lawyer of his will just send out press releases. Snowden isn't dropping bombshells, he's just being Captain Obvious at this point.
Crimea river Snoden
You're running out of 'secrets' to sell, probably just a couple minutes away from a grand tour of a Siberian gulag.
Hold on here
He's so broke that he has to hire a lawyer to clear his good name? Smells of a heaping pile of horseshit. The last time I had to hire legal help the gentleman wanted to be paid up front win, lose or draw. What's this clown been doing to keep the lights on? Working with the 'geek squad' at the local Best Buy?
Re: Not much to do with Windows 8 (or 8.1)
"Had MS made an upgrade path, maintaining installed software, I would have done that in a flash."
Dare to dream.
Microsoft missed the boat, as per usual
MS could be printing their own money if they had come out with even a modest upgrade to XP (for a nominal fee of course) and keep it afloat for a couple more years. Call it XP2014 or V.2, whatever, just let people keep what they got and more importantly, what works.
Win 7 isn't awful, but they really went off the rails with 8. So now I have to wait around for a new sucky Win 9 (codenamed; Aw fuck it, we just want your money), and deal with this mess that is 8.1 until they can work the kinks out. I didn't know what all the fuss was about until I got my new laptop, now I do. I'm sure 8 is great on the billions of tablets that they've managed to sell, doesn't translate to a laptop, and for my old ass, I really don't want to learn how to use a new OS.
Now get off my lawn and give me something good!
They'll get right on that
I suspect they'll have their crack detectives working in shifts to get to the bottom of these shenanigans. Your money is totally safe dude, it should be getting back to you shortly after they have sorted out the nefarious details... Oh it just goes on. There's a sucker born every minute
Re: Not sure what to think
"I wonder if her father made it clear that they couldn't tell others about the settlement?"
Of course not, it's Florida. It really should be it's own country, because they aren't the sharpest knives in the drawer down there.
Make me read a little bit will you
You had me at Florida. Can we please force it on Spain? I'll even go back in the Army if we have to fight to force them to take it back.
Good luck with your endeavors. Remember, you can launch a train into space if there's enough thrust.
Yeah, America has drones for that.
I'm no scientist
A couple of cold days doesn't mean that there isn't a problem with climate change. It's not the weather it's the trends. I don't believe a word that comes out of Rushies mouth, or Trumps (the only person in the world that managed to bankrupt a casino) because they are bought and paid for shills.
I'll go with Bill Nye, who isn't a climatologist, said that climate change is real.
They'll probably roll it all up into one huge piece of shit.
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