Re: YouGov? Funny smell!
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2939 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
"the only fraud going on would be internal and therefore pointless, having no effect on customers"
The problem is that even in larger companies they are often overlapped or stacked.
How else can you have a company in denial like Microsoft trying to tell us that everyone LOVES not-Metro and it's selling great, and if it's not selling it's because the other guys made the wrong type of computers... It's just a bunch of yes men in a circle jerk.
The build is solid, if a bit on the heavy side. Screen is low-res for a 10".
If you try to do anything beyond the basic not-metro apps you need the optional keyboard, or at least a mouse.
App selection is very poor. They approve anything even if it will not even work. Lots of "sound boards, fart apps, blatant rip-offs of apps on other systems. Definite bootleg stuff (Disney cartoons). A lot of the listed "TOP" apps have under 100 ratings!
The Microsoft Solitaire app has full screen video ads! The built in weather app has adds too.
You can see here some of the stuff available. A few ok titles...
I think it would have to be a firesale price before it was at all desirable.
No it was both.
RT. Win8 is crap + you can't install 3rd party apps for the desktop is crap^2
Costs more then an Android and almost as much as an iPad, both are a better deal.
I have a Surface RT, hardly every use it. (it was free)
I also have a Nexus 7, use it all the time, and I paid for it.
"All Microsoft have to do is remove the really stupid limitation of not being able to run Desktop software on the RT."
That was likely the number 1 stupid thing. If you jailbreak your surface there are a few ported apps, but there would be tons of them if you didn't need to jailbreak. But I think the odds of that are worse then adding the start menu back in.
I've played with the 8.1 preview and at least with Exchange it's way better then the current mail app (not saying much, the android mail app is better with Exchange then the Surface mail app). I think Outlook is the biggest upgrade in 8.1 but it's not going to make me start using the surface and let my nexus 7 sit on my desk in it's old spot. I can see ways they can make the surface better, but I can't see any way they can make it good.
"But Snowden's leaks had caused a perception the US was "out there willy-nilly sucking in information on everybody"
Let me fix that... But Snowden's leaks told everyone the US was "out there sucking in information on everybody".
No one thinks it was "willy-nilly", and it was not "a perception" and the attempts to minimize what your doing with weasel words is not fooling anyone (maybe the tea baggers). And it's not just Obama, or Bush.
I expect something along the line of...
You will give us full access to all of your email servers.
- We can't. We built it so we can't if we want to.
You will build a back door into your systems.
- No we can't we will shut-down first.
Too bad there are not more that don't roll over.
The basic $69 Kindle would not exist. It's an e-ink device with no sound, it uses almost zero power while you are reading as only page turns require power. If you add text to speech it's going to be using power all the time.
The more full featured units like the Kindle Keyboard 3G includes sound. Can play audio books, and has Text to Speech included. It costs $159. I think they had a wifi version too for about $120 but I don't see it right now.
So what you are saying is 290 million Americans can't buy a $69 kindle because it will not meet the needs of 10 million Americans, even though there is a model(s) available that will do what you want. It costs more, because it can do more. And it's a tiny fraction of the price of that Jaws program you talked about ( $895 for the standard version).
I'd say it's you that should STFU.
It looks like some one at Apple thought incandescent was still the way to go. Draw up a few block diagrams and file for a patient. They talk about LED too. So are they going to fire a sue ball at Casio who have an actual working LED/Laser projector for sale (for a couple of years)?
"other embodiments are possible that do not utilize a screen, such as holographic projection equipment."
Oh look, Apple have developed a holographic projector. They just need to add another box to their block diagram and label it Holographic Emitter.
That's totally different. Same for any recent versions of photoshop.
It's just not going to copy a banknote, it's not going to copy it and change it to read "in dog we trust"...
Or copy your passport and change your name to Carmen Sandiego.
Why would a copier have a setting that should be called "please screw up my copies" at all, and why do you think it's OK because one "thick:" user selected it (maybe so they could print two copies of a 500 page document double sided), and maybe others came along used the copier without knowing how it was set, or even knowing it has a "please screw up my copies" setting.
"declassify more information about the NSA spying programs"
Not enough. As long as secret gag orders exist they can say anything they want, and no one can trust anything they say.
- They would have to declare all existing gag orders void.
- Only allow gag orders for a fixed time for a specified investigation. After that time it's public. No exceptions.
- And the one that will never happen, it has to apply to EVERYONE, not just people in the US. Not the current "your not a US citizen and your on the wrong side of the gate at the airport so you have no rights".
Not going to happen.
Expect some more leaks.
With Apple, you have one choice, buy another Apple or all your aps are gone. You have a choice of the expensive latest model, or the old model.
With Android you have to buy another Android but it can be Samsung, LG, Sony... you have a lot more choice when it's time to upgrade.
In Toronto they have something called Peak Saver. In exchange for a small bribe you let the power company (Toronto Hydro) install a device to control some high energy using devices (Central AC, Electric water heater, Pool pumps). They can then turn off your devices to reduce the peak power draw and save them money.
No technical difference but...
Since the apple part is more expensive, and even the licensed 3rd party are more expensive due to the apple tax on the connector they can charge more for a fake apple adaptor then the same unit with a micro usb. They always bootleg the expensive handbag, not the cheap one.
In Canada 99% of TVs can't play PAL. VHS players can't play PAL. If I wanted to watch a PAL VHS tape I would have to buy an expensive VHS player that could convert PAL to NTSC (not all that well). I can play a Japanese VHS but the black level is off because they use NTSC-J.
My fist DVD player was a DVD-Rom drive. It was region free 5 minutes after I installed it. It can play PAL just fine too (First set top was region free too, but still could not play PAL).
I only have a handful of PAL DVDs like the BBC's The Day of the Triffids series (1981) that was shown on TV here once, but never released on R1 DVD so I bought it from Amazon.co.uk (it was released later, I can buy it now for $37.29 from Amazon.com).
It could work for stuff that's actually available.
but what if they are downloading it because...
- It just aired on TV but they missed it.
- It's out of print and a copy on EBay sells for $175 on VHS.
- It's a foreign film that is only available edited and dubbed. But was released uncut with English subtitles in another country.
- It's Song of the South.
- An Olympic event that the US lost.
- A TV show from "back home".
- An insane Japanese game show.
Or are they just going to ignore anything that they can't sell you, or get a cut on a referral.
You have a big company that owns content producers/owners, TV stations, cable companies, ISPs, home phone, cell phone... They want to sell you everything, bonus for getting you to buy stuff you don't need.
First we get bundles on cable. Want to watch football? You also get pool, darts, marbles.
They don't like real OTT stuff like Netflix. They don't get a cut. So time for a two pronged approach.
- Offer their own fake OTT packages (just another subscription that looks like Netflix), offer unlimited not in the cap traffic as part of the price.
- Have ISP cap traffic, manage traffic, black mail OTT providers to try and get a cut.
It's terrible, people can watch "stuff we don't like" on their TVs and they don't even have to sign up to our I'm a pervert list!
Maria Miller: But how is this possible? We have our new 100% effective "stuff we don't like" filter don't we?
The TV apps drill right through the filter, we can't even tell what they are watching! We could block the app but it would be unpopular, we have to do something!
Maria Miller: Ok, you go stir up the rabble, I'll start talking about needed regulation and we will get this sorted out just like the ISPs.
See zip gun. I expect I could make something just as (not) effective from the junk I have on hand using basic hand tools in a lot less time then it takes to print that plastic "gun". It would not look much like a gun I expect so it would not be as good for scarring fools.
"3D printed rifle"
It's not a rifle as there is no way there is any "rifling" in that thing. More like a musket (even needs a tamping rod).
This attempt to make 3D printed guns out to be a big thing seems to be one part Shit Disturber and one part forget about AR15s, crap plastic one shot guns (way more useless then the zip guns that have been around for years) are what you need to ban.
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