The problem was with Silverlight, not with Netflix. I think the author's article title is misleading and going to scare a lot of unsavvy Netflix users...
So I was excited to buy a PS4 until they announced no media server support. Same with XBone. I guess I'm just one of those guys who will stay with his PS3 for the forseeable future...
I know why they made that choice, but it doesn't service the customers who put their media library on a server instead of on disc.
... and by that defintion I'd be possibly potentially in my minds eye aiding terrorism.
Yeah, but the point we're making is that the
To say MS is abandoning Windows Phone is a monstrously leap of conjecture based on the info in the original article.
The title on this article is TOTALLY misleading, as the source article said nothing about abandoning Windows Phone as a platform... just wrapping up mainstream support on their current mobile OS versions.
In Canada, we've always had 5-day a week mail delivery service. What doesn't get delivered on a Saturday will be distributed on a Monday instead. Yes, individual postal workers won't get to work as many hours during the week, but you'll all still get your mail. IMHO, Americans will get used to this, and it won't harm the quality of service of mail delivery in any real measurable way.
MS employees are forbidden from researching other technologies and patents by other parties when "inventing" something. They build it straight-up, and if their invention collides with another invention that's patented, they have to sort it out through legal.
Likely the folks in MS who designed the Live Tiles didn't know StreamCast had a patent on this tech.
Arrogance is never justified. This is why it's never seen as a positive trait in people. Arrogance puts yourself and all of what you are in front of EVERYONE else. Arrogance is NEVER confidence.
- Arrogance is not a virtue. Arrogance alienates you from people.
- Humility is a virtue. Humility brings us closer to people.
Be confident yet humble, and people will follow you to the ends of the Earth...
Why not just be blunt with them and tell them the truth that you find their arrogance offensive?
Or, you could try the school-yard model: lead by example and be humble and open and good to your peers. If and when someone tries to trample all over you with their arrogance, socially boot-stomp them in public so they learn that they can't just be a fucking douchebag without social consequences.
Example: My old manager could be highly arrogant and sometimes pious... A coworker snapped one day over a GoToMeeting and yelled at our manager for habitually speaking to him with disdain (which happened all of the time to most people). My manager's tone changed very quickly after that. Very risky move by my old coworker, but it did work out in the end.
Funny that most of you chiming in here haven't even USED Windows Phone in any meaningful length of time. Tell me how much you hate the OS when you've used it for a month or two. I'm confident you'll have changed your mind. There are some major advantages to using this sort of interface and OS paradigm.
Being a die-hard Android fan, I decided usability was a key driver in my upgraded phone purchase. I owned a G1 and an ASUS phone. Well, when I did my research, I chose Windows Phone for usability... I gambled... boy did I ever. I could have bought a Galaxy S 2 but decided to roll the dice on a Samsung Focus. I knew that I had 15 days to return the phone and get a different one if I didn't like the Windows Phone experience. I was certain I was going to return the phone. Well, I still have the Windows Phone after 8 months, and I'm still happy with it.
Seriously... look into get a job with an offshore facility. Places like that need people with grand English skills. With outsourcing the way it is, you would be a feather in the cap of an outsourcing firm.
Man this would be fun to watch!
Toews is pushing this through so he can give the Canadian Gov't more control over the citizens. It's just another police state move, in the name of child pornography prevention - which is doing just fine by the way.
A1 comment. networkBoy knows what he's talking about. I transitioned from software developer to test developer, and it's a different animal, but highly rewarding. Knowing how software works is a boon. You know how to write better bug/issue reports.
Test planning and devising scripts is big where I'm at. I do far more documentation and planning WHAT we need to do than looking at code. I do participate in informal and formal software reviews though to keep my mind fresh with code.