* Posts by Michael Habel

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Net neutrality crunch poll: Americans want to know WTF it is

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Re: The FCC is just following Nancy Pelosi.

"We have to pass this sucker to see whats in it."

There's just One small detail your overlooking. Net Neutrality (With added Title II Taxation or not!) will be a good thing in the long term. The ACA? Not so much...

Now if you'd rather see this happen to the Internet then please vote no.

(LIKE AN IDIOT!)

P.s. Just thank <DEITY> that Harry Reid is gone... Now if only Nancy would get the drift and, blow away!

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OTOH: You have the Cable Co's crying with Cap in Hand that Title II will give Obama Taxation Powers over the Internet. Just like the Landlines of today! AND THAT'S BAD!!! (If you believe the Comercials over there!)

OTOH: Do you really want to see this happen? 'Cause I don't!!

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'NSA, GCHQ-ransacked' SIM maker Gemalto takes a $500m stock hit

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How is this different to say GSM

Now its been ~Five Years since that story washed up here, on the Reg.http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/08/02/gsm_cracking/

But, if the same thing (more or less) can be done by some Smuck with some 1500$ Equipment. Then lord knows the GHCQ & the NSA should have been doing this for far longer. Perhaps its time to update security for G5.

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Ads! People! love! ads! in! their! apps! Please! use! ours! cries! Yahoo!

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Well this should...

Well this should instantly improve not only Yahoos Revenue Stream, But MicroSofts too! Since I see neither Apple Users, or Droid Users bothering to use this new wonderful Service.

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AT&T suddenly finds demand for 1Gbps fiber in Kansas City – just after Google arrived

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Re: Nice bandwidth if you can get it

Isn't 50Mbps the same thing as a 5Meg Line? I thought that was considered ~faily fast~. Heck Round here the Cable Co's will only get you around twice that speed. 100mbps (or, 10Megs)...

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Is this for Unlimited?

As in all you can eat? Or as in unlimited for the first 500mb the get throttled to death.

As for paying 29$ a Month for Privacy I wonder if they can still sniff me if a decide to use a VPN Service. As for Ads? Well theres always some kind of Adblocker Software to be found?

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Kanye West: Yo, DNS... Imma let you finish, but this gTLD is one of the best of all time

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Alien

I guess this Arseclown has never heard of the Shoe Event Horizon then has he?

Hes gonna

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Apple drives itself round bend: PITIES THE FOOL who inks deal with carmakers – source

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FAIL

Why wont they just stick to what they're (supposedly good at..), and just give us a new Apple TV IV, that One can... With an additional purchase of a reassuringly expensive Joy Pad... Play some Games on?

Do they feel that threatened by Google?

I mean I can see them doing this, as its about the "Tech", but, with Apple its about selling very expensive overpriced tat.

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ATTENTION SETI scientists! It's TOO LATE: ALIENS will ATTACK in 2049

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Re: Nah, we're safe

I seem to be having this tremendous difficulty with my lifestyle...

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Show me the money, America! It's time to learn how to pronounce 'Xiaomi'

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Seems like a mistake to me....

If... And I have a tendency to (on the face of it!), doubt that Xiaomi have... Or has anything that can beat off Samsung at it own Game. At the moment. Their stuff is only slightly cheaper. And for good reason. As a lot of the functionality that One has come to expect in Ones own Galaxy "Device" is sadly nowhere to be found on those cheapo Chinese Clones.

Xiaomi do seem to want to break out of that mold, and good on them for doing so too!

But, would you rather be known for producing valuable (But, affordable!), Goods... Or a purveyor in cheap tatty Headphones? As to their TV Market? I have to say I never knew they actually had One. Given how soft that market is though... I can't say I overly blame them for keeping them. That said, they should probably reconsider the Phones, if they ever want to actually get somewhere.

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So long, Cyanogen! OnePlus says its future belongs to OxygenOS

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Cyanogen, Omni et-al have a purpose. That of which being to keep older Devices outta the Landfill. Do you really think anyone in their Skull would flash a Custom ROM on to a brand new Device? One that was hopefully still getting official updates? 'Cause I don't think so!

Custom Recoveries (i.e. CWM, or TWRP), plus full root yes! But a full blown Custom ROM, with broken Drivers for the Camera, WiFi or FM Radio... I think not. Not unless the Device is so old now Gingerbread Era... That these functions taking a smallish hit, is better then not being able to use the Device at all. But even now on these Custom ROMs the brick Wall is upon us now.

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Hear that sound? It's the Windows XP PC bubble popping

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Re: put Linux on the kit

If you want the most logical, and dare I say it... Windows like Linux... Try Cinnamon Mint. Would you still be Hell bent on MS Office then install Wine, and enjoy! If there is only One thing I actually hate about Linux its that Notepad++ still hasn't been ported over to it yet. lol

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Re: Let's look at it technically

The equipment is fine. It's the broken OS that needs to be replaced.

Ain't that the truth. My old C2D @ 2.13Ghz still does everything I need it too. I feel no great pain in needing to update what has become a simple Terminal to the IoTs. On the occasions I really need a PC to do some actual work, I fire up my Linux Drive instead.

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First off M U S T A R D was spelt correctly, and secondly I used the word R I C E, as in something that's been supped up to impress other ignorent fools uuch as adding in a Two Grand Graphic Card, just 'cause the can, and so add to their ePenus length in some meaningless Benchmark.

Really would your Nan really give less then Two about doing what ever it was on a PC or a Phablet? PCs are indeed wonderful things. But the 90s are over Guys. 90% of the PCs raise d'etre has been striped away by Tablets, and Phones, and other such IoTs like the Google TV Box. Which just knocked my HTPC into a crocked Hat. Since last October. The joke their being I could pretty much use that Box to do 99% of everything I do now, plus Videogame Emulations. All the while for just a fraction of the Thermal Watt Displacement of any Beige Box I ever had.

Assuming that Windows has a life beyond Seven. I may yet consider the Intel NUC, otherwise I'd be looking for an even cheaper Chinese Box that was able to run a Desktop Linux. For that ~1% thats missing.

As to Gaming, or CAD/CAM I have no stake or interest in either. I suspect that most of the PC buying Public have no interest in that either. And only needed something to get on the Gravy Train to free Music. Which is also a thing of the long past. Though I'm hardly implying that you still can't pirate Music in this day, and age. Just that Napster itself is gone, as is the 90s, and the Beige Box.

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Seems to me the future lays in Intel's NUC. Yeah The PC Musterd Rice will game, on Beige Boxes for the time being. For me its about being more green. And, by that I mean keeping more of the folding greens, instead of giving it away to the Electric Board. Since gaming is NOT my thing. A 500w Beige Box, just for typing some sh-- like this onto a Message Board, seem to me like a bad joke now when we have Phablets, that can do this task better and cheaper. The faster the PC as we knew it dies the better!

Down votes? And, there we go!

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RIP SPDY, we hardly knew ye: Google to retire next-gen web protocol

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Re: One day maybe?

The Picture

What Picture?! >2015, and still not using adbolck Software...

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Microsoft explains Windows as a SERVICE – but one version remains a distant dream

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It sounds like Windows 10 is the death knell for all Windows versions.

We can only live in hope!!

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Re: @Dan 55

When was the last time you heard about a customer rebellion against Microsoft ?

I guess that would have been 'round the time Windows (h)8 hit...

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Michael Habel
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Bye bye, Windows...

Hello the Year of the Penguin... Or, will it be another Cat I wonders?

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Avast there: MEELLIONS of Androiders scuttled by 'adware' game app

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Re: Where are the good quality FOSS applications...?

To say nothing about org.adaway and org.adblockplus.android. All of these are not in the f-droid store (just yet).

I don't know about the Latter, but the Former has been on f-droid for a good while now,ever since Google dumped it from the Play Store. In fact its recommended to install AdAway only though f-droid so as to be alerted to the newest Updates.

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Michael Habel
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Re: Using this App called AdAway...

Or ADB and a PC, for that matter...

I know a lot more about this no thanks to my recent aqusition of a Google TV Box (i.e. a MXIII), and I'm not sure everyone's going to be willing, or able to download the entire Java Devlopement Kit + the Android Devlopement Kit... Plus its Dependencies which will chew up massive ammouts of HDD, not to mention the size, and possible duration of these Downloads. Just to get to a complicated ADB Shell which you have to get to from a Command Line on Windows. Add to this that the ADB Backup is itself a fiendish Command Line Command itself. And the poor Schmuk would have probably chucked his/her Phabelt again the Wall by then.

Yes it does kinda work, But if your the kinda Person that can't be arsed to run a auto Root Script, or in other cases follow along to a well documented YouTube Video on how to root said Phablet. Then ADB IS NOT for you!

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Using this App called AdAway... Its like I have no clue to what this Article is on about.

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Who's come to fix your broadband? It may be a Fed in disguise. Without a search warrant

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Re: Very slippery slope...

The way I read it...

1) Someone alerted the Feds. (Now gee I wonder who that could've been?)

2) Feds didn't have jack to go on

3) The Casino + Feds hatch a Cunning Scheme, whereby the Casino cut the Lines, and likely were told to contact the "In-House" ISP Repair Service.

4) ????

5) PROFIT!

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FAIL

The BGGEST MISTAKE that these Asscowns made

Was to do this on Casino Property.... Now I wonder who it was that tipped of the Federalizes?

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Germany's BND muscles in on metadata mass surveillance

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Great so its kinda like we'll scratch your Back if you scratch ours?

Well I guess that's One way to offload some work, and not have to worry about pissing off the Proletariat... Much

Just get Someone else to sniff the "Data", after you tell them were to look for it. 'Cause you know that the NSA already has EVERYTHING EVER committed to Flash deep down in their Bunkers.

I just wonder if the NSA feels confident to share back such Data with us... (e.g. Not so much Germany, but the E.U. as a whole. Perhaps it could have alerted such agencies about 7/7 Bombings or the French Attack, a few weeks back.)

All the while they'll keep insisting that if we have nothing to hide, then we should allow 'em ever more greater powers to keep learning as much about us as possible. And Security?! Well I sure somebody must have heard of it somewhere....

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Top smut site Flashes visitors, leaves behind nasty virus

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We at least the UK laws are thinking of the Children...

Funny I thought that the UK populis was automaticly protected from this virulent plage. No thanks to thew anti-smut laws, unless they're ignorent enough to request there ISPs to not protect them to start with?

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Re: " Alexa tells us it's more popular than El Reg"

Yes instead of showing Girls with their Kit off... Perhaps you could just show Kits?

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Dot-com is dead. Long live dot-com

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And here I thought...

That, this was about Kim Dot-Com...

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Free Windows 10 could mean the END for Microsoft and the PC biz

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Re: Why?

Well why can't I use 98SE forever?!

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Re: WTF.....

The subscription is for Office 365. And a lot of other programs Microsoft will gladly provide for you.

Such as, but not limited to the following.....

Regedit

Notepad

Wordpad

MSPaint

Solitaire

Minesweeper

Explorer (Both Internet & Windows)

Prepare to get bent over HARD!!

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Michael Habel
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Re: Stop and think a bit, please...

EULA != the law, consumer rights trump EULAs

What exactly does Consumer Law have to do with MicroSofts shady practices? Perhaps the Consumer, being forcibly bent over for the last time, will start to wise up and leave MicroSoft.

So while the EULA may not trump the Law, per-say I wish you nothing but the best of luck in fighting it. I gather MicroSofts Lawyers, are bigger then your Lawyers.

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Re: Stop and think a bit, please...

If you think it's going to lock up after 12 months and ask you for your credit card number like Cryptolocker then you're barking up the wrong tree. It's just not legally possible to do that, the Windows you've got now is yours and can't be taken off you.

Isn't amazing what a few lines of EULA can do? While on the face of it, as things currently stand. You are correct. But, the "Problem" is, that Windows X hasn't hit yet. And, NOBODY, besides their Marketing-Droids know what will happen. If anything this may be their way of holding up a moistened Finger up to see which way the Wind is blowing.

But, when has that (TIFKAM), ever stopped 'em from making poor decisions before? The simple fact of the matter is that MicroSoft has had a perpetual hard-on for Windows as a Service, for Years now. And its absolutely correct to be paranoid about that.

The Ultimate Question.... Will be if they can get away with it.... The Answer will of course be no! But, bless their little Hearts for trying anyway.

If I had actually wanted an OS as a Service.. I'd have gone with a Chrome Book. If this is all the Future has in store for us... Then thank Zarquon for Linux!

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Windows 10: The Microsoft rule-o-three holds, THIS time it's looking DECENT

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Re: Loved?

And here I thought M$ were through with Service Packs...

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Microsoft will give away Windows 10 FREE - for ONE year

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Re: Daring, I suppose

A better question... And One that MicroSoft should ask themselves sometime. Is how to you retain "Customers" on your new x:was Platform, and not cause a backwards rush on Windows 7?

And are the Pleb Classes ready to fork out Year on Year for this One privileg to do so, when other means exist. e.g. Phablets, and other such Linux or Apple based Products now exist. And for the most part of the Majority out their. Much better, possibly safer? if not more simply then is the case on Windows today?

What are Microsoft's "Plans" to address other Architecturers like ARM? Do they expect us to be driving huge Beige Boxes in the foreseeable future? 'Cause I don't!

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And with that... Googles Chrome Books just gained a boatload of credibility. I'd love to say that I didn't see this Windows (as a Service)... happening, but that would be the understatement of the Century.

And with this... closes the PC Age of Windows...

Thankfully we still have Linux to keep us sane. That Year of the Linux might not be so far off now...

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Re: Security

That was probably down to SLIC Code on OEM BIOSs. Otherwise I've never heard of it.

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It's 2015 and default creds can brick SOHO routers

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Re: How nice

Have an up vote!.... Sadly this is all too true... Since I've recently changed providers from what used to be Arcor, now Vodafone, to 1&1. Which uses a 12 Digit Code that pings their Server for all the configuration Settings...

I have to say I don't like it. Since I'm paying for an ISDN Hookup.. But, having all my Phones routed over the VoIP. Worse yet this pre-configuration seems to lock me out of actually being able to activate said ISDN Numbers.

On the other hand, they are both faster, and cheaper (for now...), then Vodafone.

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Cause changing the WPA2 Key is sooooo hard ain't it?

If anything I may be guilty of running the same 64 Character HEX String for the best part of 8 odd years now. But, that's cause I'm to lazy to change it.

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Re: How nice

On that note have these Hackers ever tried to break anything made by AVM (i.e Fritzbox)?

I'm not sure about the UK or other parts of the EU, but they're a pretty big deal here in Germany.

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It's 4K-ing big right now, but it's NOT going to save TV

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@C. Clark

...And you not just wistleing Dixie!

Perhaps I should have been somewhat clearer to the UK Readers. What I was referring to was this thing called HD+ Where the likes of RTL, SAT.1 reside. Needless to say the fetted crap they sell will

make Ones Brains rot.

I've since picked up an Android Google TV Box, which also runs XBMC/Kodi. With this I'm sometimes able to watch the BBC though it. Like I was before they shrunk the Spot Beam on 28E.

I still watch the ARD/ZDF for the News. but that's about it.

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Like it or not... most of the World may have left the age of analogue behind. But, yet very few actual HD Channels still exist. Here in Germany for example the few "Broadcasters" that can be arsed into upscaling their crap up to 1080i. Only do so for those willing to shell out ca~ 60€'s a Year, for that privilege. While 100% of the Population has to pay the TV Licence Fees here. Actually owning a TV or no. the only way One might access these licensed Channels in HD would be though a Sat Receiver over 19.2E. The Cable Companies are flat out refusing to carry them! So that's even less HD Content we currently even should have.

Its not really all that difficult to laugh this stuff off, as some kind of bad joke. Considering that SD is still allowed to exist. I don't believe that Blueray was ever quit the success that DVD was, and Netflix, and co. @4k... Assuming that Ones Internet could hold up! Probably will likely end up being even more niche then Blueray ever was.

Samsung, and co. need to get rid of the idea that TVs are like Phablets that we as Consumers are ready to change, every other Year or so. TVs have never worked like that, and I doubt that they'll ever will...

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BILL GATES DRINKS 'boiled and treated' POO. Ah, 'delicious'

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Re: Microsoft Shite box

More like the FailBox 360...

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Re: New American TV Show

I'm sure that the Japanese would have already beaten you to this...

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Re: Well..

With all the Water on the Earth. It seems unlikely that anyone ever drank Dinosaur Pee... Ever!

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Ex-Microsoft Bug Bounty dev forced to decrypt laptop for Paris airport official

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Re: My thoughts entirely...

I wouldn't trust the "Cloud", further then I could spit a lightly fried Weasel in a Bun!

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Prez Obama slaps sanctions on Norks in payback for Sony hack

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Re: Let's see...

Let's not also forget that China would be on their side. A reheated conflict with North Korea would likely go down well with China IMHO. Giving them a chance to overrun Taiwan, and possibly parts of Japan as well. If, and when North Korea decides to blow it. It'll likely be the start of WWIII.

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Blind justice: Google lawsuit silences elected state prosecutor

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Actually the 51st state would / will likely be Porto Rico. As Washington D.C. will never gain such Statehood.

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Re: Whitewash?

Shut up! They promised us all free Mariah Carey cassettes if we just shilled for them like the corporate MSM! Don't spoil this!

Gee in that case should we spare you, your poor taste in Music?

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YEAR of the PENGUIN: A Linux mobile in 2015?

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Re: Are Canonical still waiting for Intel to make x86 Phablets a "Thing"?

"What tablet computers have they been building for about fifteen years?"

Maxwell Smart voice "Wouldja believe Twenty three years, chief?" /Maxwell Smart voice

http://readwrite.com/2012/10/25/meet-microsofts-first-surface-tablet-from-21-years-ago (two year old article)

And they've tried (and failed) with every version since.

Those old Videos of Mr. Gates yapping his trap off like that, is a great demonstration of what is, and what has since gone wrong for MicroSoft after he left. Though why a Microphone should make noise... instead of say start Voice Recognition.... Is a mystery it me?

Watching these Videos I can understand the desire from MicroSoft Fans that he should return.

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Re: Don't write off the desktop @M.Habel

When XP was released people bitched how it was just a prettier version of Win2000.

Well to be pedantic about this... Then why not go all the way back to Square One, and cite Windows95 then?

Yes, O365 needs subscription but they still do offer Office 2013 and neither needs online connectivity.

I said MOST... Not all! Then what of Office 2016 then? Do you still think for even a Second that'll ever "hit"? 'cause I don't

To the "Power Users" out there... Its a non-issue when your Employer is flipping the Bill to keep the Lights on. Undoubtedly being such Highly skilled Employes you could even afford to run such a Machine in your own Homes. Sadly the Majority of us don't have such nice jobs, or can continue shelling out on ever increasing Electric Bills. Something has to give. And the NUC seems to fill that new need. As the fabled Desktop replacement. No it may not do your Jobs well. And, I doubt the Mustard Race will care much about it either. But all I need is a Terminal to the Web, a REAL Keyboard, and a decent Monitor. For the tasks that I do, do!

And in such instances, Things like Gimp, and Libre / Open Office are generally "Good enough".

The fact of the matter is its not the size of the Beige Box that matters anymore. Oh the fun times back in the 90's when my Box was Bigger then the next Guy's. lol!! Its about what you can do with it. And, the majority only bought these things to get on to this thing called the Interbuttz. And well you no longer have to plant your butt, at such a Terminal to do that anymore.

For me the "Next Evolution" of the Internet is IPTV / Streaming Video / VoIP ~ Skype... So why should I as a consumer prop up Wintel's Beige Boxes. When a small sub-100€ Black Box, with an ARM Chip inside do absolutely everything I ask of it. For a micro-fraction of the wasted energy it takes to run it. ca.~10w as opposed to say nearly 500w it now takes to run a "Decent" Machine? Not even taking into consideration of what the latest & greatest ATi/nVidia Card is going for these Days. For that alone I could kit out my entire extended Family with Generic Chinese Android TV Boxes.

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