Re: Depends on perspective
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I tried the Office 365 app. It only works on my android phone, it will not work on my Nexus 7 or any tablet (where the screen is big enough to use). It will not save any place but onedrive, not on the local device.
It was useless compared to other non-crippled apps that can read office files. Uninstalled.
It would take more then dropbox support to make me try it again.
"I think the answer is that Spotify is too cheap. But maybe that's all the cash consumers are willing to part with for it as a service?"
"and my prediction is that individual artists and their labels will someday decide what an album’s price point is."
Just like the bad old days. Back when you bought an album with 2 good songs, a couple ok tracks if your lucky and a bunch of filler. You paid what they asked for, or you didn't get it. Except they had this thing called radio. Oh and home taping was killing music.
Now you have iTunes where people can just buy the two good songs, and streaming services are the new radio (because radio is crap do to almost all the stations being owned by a couple companies who play the same crap). If you pull your tracks out of hundreds of other tracks people are listening to most people will not even notice.
The old days are not coming back Taylor, no people buying albums to get one or two songs, no buying everything twice, or three times when they switch format.
"Firstly, the "I have no idea why" is moot, because you're not trained"
No, it's still useful as a first step. They could for example say they had put a slice of Pizza in the toaster and it caught fire, and now it's not working. I have no idea why just tells you it's not obvious (or they are telling a porkies).
If the cops are in the flea markets or china town I hope they are looking for dangerous electrical goods, not the crappy $2 discs in a zip-lock bag being sold there.
It seems the sure fire way to get raided is to sell "out of print" 50 year old Disney cartoons. That copy of Bambi is taking food right out of the original creators mouth!
I don't buy them because the quality is crap, but I did buy a copy of Song of the South just to spite Disney (it's a rip of the Japanese LD) .
The real reason they hate cam copies, and the internet in general is that back in the day they could advertize the crap out of a movie, put every good bit in the ad, buy a few good reviews and get at least one good week of sales.
Now by the end of the first day everyone who cares knows it's crap.
Canadian cable companies are fighting the loss of bundles. They say it will cause some channels to die, but they are just cheap crap used to puff up the bundles like rice crisps in a candy bar. If no one wants to watch your darts channel too bad, don't let the door hit you on the way out.
this was paid for by NVidia who admitted liability.
Not right away, it was at least a year after laptops started dieing in large numbers before Dell, HP... started doing free out of warranty repairs. There was also an update to run the fan at full speed all the time. We had a few die twice as the new mother boards had the same defective part on them.
Windows 8 beta had a registry setting to turn off Metro. It was taken out back and shot for the final release.
To paraphrase a line that Ford actually used (even if long after the fact in his autobiography) MS said we could have any UI as long as it's Metro, oops Modern.
“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses” There is no evidence that Ford ever said that, it appears to have come from some focus group idiot.
Ford didn't invent cars, he just made them cheap enough for more people to buy.
"I feel it is exactly as justifiable as the confiscation of cloned cars, or the confiscation of counterfeit banknotes."
There are specific laws in place to cover bank notes. It's not just because someone thought it was a good idea.
Cloned cars? I read one story that claimed there were some fake Jeeps produced in China but I have never read anything about confiscation of cloned cars. Handbags yes, but that's due to trademark, and requires legal action. You can't just walk into china town with a hammer and wack anything you don't like.
"It's as though your washing machine, instead of making an annoying beeping noise, played little radio ads for new washing machines when it finished a wash. Oh fuck, they'll probably start doing that now."
Don't forget the LCD screen on the inside of the lid for full motion video soap ads while you load / unload.
"Elop does appear to have outwitted Microsoft though, despite all the other failures."
So why is Elop employed at MS?
a. They think he is the best man for the job despite all the failures.
b. It's a reward for doing what they told him to do, even if it didn't work out like they planned.
While your two problems are true, I think the biggest killer will be people asking why?
You might sucker a few people, once with promises of great new features but once they turn out to be a waste of time that will be it. Who wants their fridge, toaster, light bulbs... accessible online?
On our non-critical classroom network we use a different cheaper ISP. Their DNS is kind of crap, much worse then Google. And when their DNS craps out it still responds with bogus not found for everything most of the time so I'm better off with 184.108.40.206 as my first DNS. Google also updates faster then the ISP DNS servers do.
Yes, that's not paying different people different rates, it's paying different rates for different shifts.
I worked at a place that paid higher for the over night shift even though there was not much work, and it was boring as hell just because no one wanted to work that shift.
Now if you want to only hire men for the expensive shift, and women for the cheap shift...
No the Zune kicked around for quite a while (or are you thinking of the Microsoft Kin), they even had a second ZuneHD model line (there were a few models at the start). It was 4 or 5 years before they killed it dead. But you never saw them in the wild.
I do know of a couple Surface 3 pro users, all management toys. One a replacement for a touch screen ultrabook.
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