* Posts by Curly

6 posts • joined 8 Jul 2009

Google Chromecast: Here's why it's the most important smart TV tech ever


I'd settle for just a pause control for pee breaks.


Re: Just another thing to hang off the back of my telly

When I looked into using XBMC on the Raspberry PI, NetFlix support was notably absent. Did I miss something?

Microsoft talks up devices, Windows 8.1 at developer shindig


Question about Win8 preview loading by retailers

I'd appreciate opinion as to whether retailers will offer computers with the Win8 preview loaded?

Windows 8.1 Start button SPOTTED in the wild


Some things stay the same

Could someone please explain why, on both sides of the Atlantic, supporters respond to what often are very detailed Win8 criticisms in almost the exact same manner? ... i.e. by saying the critic...

- Has never tried Win8.

- Is a Luddite.

- Is technically incompetent.

- Should stop whining about the start menu

- Is a moron. (Brits are generally too polite to use this)...

I've tried to remain neutral in the Win8 "wars", but when I see this happen in comment section after comment section on both sides of the pond, I find it hard not to conclude they're working from the same Microsoft "talking points". Very seldom do I see criticisms countered on a point by point basis, as one might expect.

I also don't understand the British press' apparent willingness to believe, on the basis of precious little evidence, that Microsoft has "seen the light", and is about to do a Win8 U-turn. I believe I read the same interviews, and I just don't see what supports that conclusion..


A Yank




Microsoft protests $290m Word judgment

Gates Halo

What! No one here on Microsoft's side?

I can't believe no one here's on Microsoft's side. What a pleasure!

Here in the States, at least half of the posts would paint M$ as pure as driven snow.

But in case after case, if it walks like a duck, and talks like a duck, chances are it's a duck.

Google polishes Chrome into netbook OS

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@ Jacqui Smith's DVD Collection! r.e. open source Windows

You might want to be careful what you wish for ...

Having worked with the voles, I suspect you'd find the code "a dog's breakfast".

You could just face that eternal dilemma, "Do I patch this mess, or rewrite it?" "If I rewrite it, just where do I stop?".

Then there's the question of how to propagate your fixes to others (should you wish to).


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