Funnier still, the MS fanboys use that name as well (well, they use it as shorthand for "XBox One", or rather, they intend that it comes out as "XBOne")
Sorry, but it's a zombie. Vampires are at least smart enough to avoid those things which they are vulnerable to, and avoid drawing undue attention to themselves.
SCO hasn't a single functioning brain left in its ranks. See also that whole parade of crap they've loudly spewed over the past 10 years.
I only wish we had badgers out here to cull. My two dogs at home really need something to hunt besides moles and rabbits...
The MS store should sell a Windows 8 to Windows 7 downgrade service. It'd likely help Best Buy sell more Windows machines that are stagnating on the shelf with Windows 8.
Indeed - I'm surprised that BB hasn't pushed the whole Geek Squad setup directly at this service. They'd make a mint from the ignorant.
Xbox One + Accessories
Surface + Accessories
Nokia Smart Phones
He said "decent". It also helps if they exist and are for sale.
The first isn't even RTM yet (and the gamers are currently screaming about how they're all gonna buy PS4s because of the stupid DRM).
The second? Which one? The one that can actually run "my Windows software", or the one whose screen/UI looks just like it but doesn't run "my Windows software"?
The third? Okay, maybe, if it didn't have to compete with those massive Android and iOS ecosystems.
If there's a Microsoft isle I'd hate to be shipwrecked there.
...unless you're comatose, drinking fresh mango juice, with goldfish shoals nibbling at your toes?
(Problem is, Mr. Ballmer is too frickin' big to be Rimmer... now the guy running the XBox division? He'd fit.)
Given the ruthless efficiency with which the PRISM system collected communications, I'd compare it more closely to the former East German (DDR) Stasi
Funny you mention the year 1984...
That is all.
Problem is, you have to *keep* fighting against any and all loss of rights. People are corrupt, greedy, and stupid... this naturally leads to an erosion of individual rights.
Freedom is a high-maintenance thing, but the cost of not doing the maintenance is slavery; if history is any indication, the outcome is all too damned common.
What was the saying again? "A republic, if you can keep it." People keep forgetting that last bit.
...and then there were no remaining AOL users.
What a beautiful dream.
Let's modify that a bit...
There was a rape. She has female reproductive organs. Therefore there is probable cause for prostitution. Done.
Don't worry. Under PRISM the NSA can watch movies all day long using your credentials..
Laugh all you want, but I recall working for a certain gov't project while in uniform, and we had access to *all* the satellite channels in the barracks out on the test range. They eventually ditched the pr0n channels in an attempt to cut back on the divorce rate.
(Seriously - true story. Only diff is it wasn't the NSA, but the USAF back in the late 1980's.)
So get a red stapler - easier to see.
(better yet, steal one.)
Not "Can't." WON'T. Big fucking difference there.
To be fair, most auto manufacturers don't incorporate a functionality that kills the engine of a stolen car (GM has OnStar which does it, but that requires a subscription by the owner).
Yep. Now imagine all the myriad of things that they already do behind closed doors & in the shadows that we don't know about...and will most likely never find out about.
Sometimes it's a good/legitimate thing (the F-117 Stealth Fighter program was originally a black-funded project.)
Sometimes it's a grab for power (the recent NSA crap.)