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there's a great resistance within Microsoft
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.
Re: Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory...
“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.
So not justified at all
"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.
That's what the IoT is really for.
"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.
Re: Elop would not be anyones *choice* of trojan horse
"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.
Solution looking for a problem
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?
Re: There's nothing wrong with using 220.127.116.11 for DNS...
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 18.104.22.168 as my first DNS. Google also updates faster then the ISP DNS servers do.
Re: @ A Twig
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...
Re: They said much the same about Zune and WinCE devices until the bitter end
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.
Re: True Intentions?
Wi-Fi is unlicensed bandwidth so what right do the hotel have to kill other peoples connections to protect their connections? We had to do it so our service would continue to make money?
I work at one very large (25K this year) event every year and our shows and vendors that need internet get an expensive cat5 drop with their expensive power drop. Yes the wi-fi fell over during one peak time, and so did some of the cell networks. No one made a stink, some even took a walk to the other side of the hill so they could see a different cell tower (and buy better cheaper food). But if they had paid $100 for a connection I'm sure they would have put up a big stink.
You folks probably don't have much to say on the Comcast-TWC merger ... FCC extends deadline for comments anyway
Re: Tiles should replace icons fully - everywhere.
How often do you sit staring at your desktop? The Mail tile on my surface RT is useless as when you don't have any email, it shows you old mail. Flash, flash, flash arg! I turned them all off except news.
No one wanted Active Desktop.
No one wanted Gadgets in Vista/7 with the exception of maybe a weather app or clock. Even MS abandoned them saying not to use them as they were unsafe.
No one wants live tiles.