Re: none of the traffic is visible to any of its staff
No staff, it's outsourced to contractors in India.
2958 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
"Windows 8 is a tablet operating system with an older desktop OS built in for backwards compatibility"
I have a Surface. It's a desktop OS with a phone UI tacked onto the top. Just hit windows-x to see all your old friends from past versions of windows, and it your going to do more then play angry birds your going to need some of them. To get mine to print to my home network I had to edit the HOSTS file for example. Using notepad, and you really don't want to do that with the touch screen.
And the kids drank all the milk and put the empty carton back in the fridge. The wilted salad makings that you would have noticed if you had had a look still show up as good on the phone.
Do you have a new chore where someone has to update the inventory each day... kind of defeats the idea.
It looks to me like you do get it. TIFKAM is as useful as Active Desktop.
All MS had to do was not remove the registry setting to tun it off, or better provide a check box to turn it off. Let people have a standard, supported way to turn it off, but still be able to call it up manually if they want to.
But no, MS has thrown Windows under the bus to try and sell phones.
Intel wants everyone to buy an Ultrabook with not just an i5/7 CPU but the complete set of intel chips. They think everyone will want to spend $1000 on a computer if they make it cool like a Macbook Air.
MS want to sell Phones and tablets locked to their own apps store. They thing making Windows look like the phone will some how sell phones.
They seem to think this will some how magically get people with a $400 laptop running 7 or even XP to spend double that amount on a new Ultrabook running ugly OS. Surface? If they are going to spend that much they will just buy an iPad, everyone else will be an android.
Just because the company wants things to change is not going to make people change... How are sales of those "smart" TVs going? 3D TV? DVD Audio? Coming soon 4k TV with no program source, that should fly off the shelf.
The boss will get a Sony touch screen ultra book, every one else will get a $400 Dell laptop.
Ozone is only produced when high levels of nitric oxides are present. Without the nitric oxides it will reduce ozone levels. The nitric oxides generally come from cars, power stations or other industrial sources (the source of the CO2 in the first place).
Now if we use genetically engineered trees (that just happen to be patented by some big multinational) then some company can make lots of money and we can keep driving SUVs.
You have a programmer telling everyone "it's not a bug, it;s a feature" so piss off there is nothing to fix...
Only then did he get a smack up the side of the head. When Linus told him it was something that DID need to be fixed.
If this was a normal job it would be.
-Tell co-worker to get stuffed.
- Ignore boss
- Have company president come by your work area to give you shit.
"car manufacturers are just as keen to become providers of ongoing services (at ongoing cost) as everyone else."
I've noticed more cars with Integrated satnavs AND regular satnavs lately. The couple people I talked to said the map update cost more then a new satnav with life time maps, and the built in one was not very good to start with.
With organised religion someone is in charge. And at some point there will be some one else who wants to be in charge (like the Chinese in this case) or religions split from the inside. How many different types of Christians are there now? How many different versions of the Bible (if it's the word of god only one can be right) Who is it trying to blow up all the Shia Muslims of late? Oh right, other Muslims. The Troubles ran along religious lines but was really about who was in charge.
"If you don't believe, fine: that's your choice. Is it really necessary though to insult and denigrate those who do believe, but do not encroach upon you in any way?"
Well that would be fine but it only ever happens for religions that are in the minority. You have people who say the US is a christian state, or Egypt is a muslim state, and they VERY MUCH want to encroach upon everyone. Just look at birth control laws or dress code laws for examples, or worse blasphemy laws.
Come out with a wizzy new cell phone, but get hit with slide to unlock?
If you are doing something in a new way there is a good chance some of the old patents still apply.
And there are trolls with patents that in effect science fiction. Once you make it work they show up.
Maybe, maybe not.
Some might be poor kids stealing from rich kids so they can have cool phones too. If all stolen phones don't work...
Some might just be opportunists making some easy cash, if there is nothing else as tempting being waved around in the air.
Might even switch to selling drugs or something else.
Dell Latitude had optional hi-res screens. The standard screen was 1024x768 but if you were important you got the better screen. Something like 1280x1024 if I remember. This was models like the D600 and even earlier. IBM Thinkpads were also available with high resolution screens. It's only been the last few years that it's been hard to find a laptop with a nice screen.
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