I'm waiting for the guy in the sting to go to the press and say "look what the FBI is trying to do! I was just playing along to let them provide the evidence, they're anti american and want to kill people just to up their budget".
I was used to this when living in the UK. Moved to the US, got the pool filtering 80% of the time at night, turned on the washing machine at night, after a year of this, wife asks why I do all this at night. "electricity is cheaper at night" "is it?" "of course...wait. maybe, lets ask your brother, he works for the power company"
/askBrotherInLaw "hahahahha! No! we managed to get that killed quickly, some people tried it, and we can offer that if you /really/ want, but we stack it up so much, that you'll never make a return on the investment for all the equipment you need to plug in for a big building (and we don't offer it to regular consumers, only big office buildings that beg, so, yeah,not a chance. We've stacked it to cost you so much more than regular electricity rates"
!So... that's great.
I recall xenix systems with microsoft copyrights all over them before linux was even a glint in anyone's eye. MS has always looked at unix to figure out how to do it right in the end.
Aye, think after all this time, it's muscle memory to CTRL-ALT-D or a dosprompt, ctrl-alt-N notepad, 'v' for visual basic->visual studio, Still faster to setup once and how I've done it since very first version of windows I used. Can simulate it a bit making a folder on the desktop, drag it down to the taskbar, but... it feels messy. They brought Desktop back and shrunk the metro thingy, would be great to not have to install Classic Start Menu, but if I have to, so be it! So far, Win10 seems pretty decent, but as with Win8, there's that bit of customisation that MS used to do that now seems tucked away to 3rd party utilities.
STILL the thing I'm missing. Sure, bring the Metro thingy up some place, but also have the Programs that cascade, so I can install stuff, right click and sort (or move things around as I like, and easily assign Ctrl-Alt-letter shortcuts. It's worked from Windows 286 (that I remember), all the way upto this Metro UI rubbish that slows down power users. Why even start menu/start to type when you can just hotkey a dosprompt, and if you don't have it setup, then at least navigate to where you think it might be.
If only they put the original start menu structure back in one of those modes, maybe an 'enterprise' or 'user with 20years experience on windows' option. Still need to install 'Classic Start Menu' to make things sane. Users I deal with will never switch to metro, they love using Desktop to dump all those files they're working with, at least can boot into Desktop mode now to save metro flashing up. but.. STILL need the start menu. Have the Metro 'view' slide into place when you select that menu, but for all that's workable, PUT BACK THE START MENU.
YES! that was my second thought after first thinking it'd be cool to do a Bowie and just have one eye blue, but then.. yes, having a pattern in the eyes? Far cooler.
I just wish we'd find out who some of these clients are. Yes, the bank should be in hot water for this, but so should the politicians, err.. I mean, random businesses who also use these services.
it looks terrible, doesn't have apps, compatibility (fixable), other company support, dev loving. I get that some beancounter is probably saying "hey, we pay Google 5 bucks per phone, if we didn't have to pay that, we'd make more profit", but breaking everything isn't the solution. And how they ignore their users for years over touchwiz, I'm not too trusting that Tizen will give users what they want. It
/can/ be fixed a bit, by making a Cyanogenmod like version of it, release the base code somewhere, like ASOP for Android, and it would get some love from the dev community I'm sure. But will/can samsung set it free? From past experience they want everything kept very close.
Heck, can even order a 'nice' version from Amazon for 20 bucks, drop in your phone, done, you've got a VR headset. Pretty amazing how well it actually works.
Usually jump all over new ROM's, new OS updates, all part of the fun. Though... I'm still not sure about this new Material look to everything. Running on a AMOLED, and rarely go outside, I prefer the black background, holo look. So... the 'xp feel' is spot on, I'm in a good place, everything works, and it looks good.
Been missing seeing Sony design something that looks good. Make a phone in this formfactor, size and all (bigger battery, better camera sensor, better grip), and I'd be all over it. Bored of slivers of steel when you can get something like that.
Yup, only takes one person holed up in their bunker, seeing the gubmint trying to take their guns away for it to turn... well, as these things usually go. Though I suspect the police storming the compound might take a bit more care than usual.
You know, WHO. Communism was just a *ahem* red herring.
Checking our weblogs, I'm still amazed how many people out in the wild are using ie6, and have avoided windows update. Ok, it's only a few % out of the full amount but still a few thousand machines that must be malware heaven.