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Posted by Soulskill
from the because-7-8-9 dept.
Today at a press conference in San Francisco, Microsoft announced the new version of their flagship operating system, called Windows 10. (Yes, t-e-n. I don't know.) With the new version of the operating system, they'll be unifying the application platform for all devices: desktops, laptops, consoles, tablets, and phones. As early leaks showed, the Start Menu is back — it's a hybrid of old and new, combining a list of applications with a small group of resizable tiles that can include widgets. Metro-style apps can now each operate inside their own window (video). There's a new, multiple-desktop feature, which power users have been demanding for years, and also a feature that lets users easily grab objects from one desktop and transfer it to another. The command line is even getting some love. The Technical Preview builds for desktops and laptops will be available tomorrow through the Windows Insider Program. They're requesting feedback from customers. Windows 10 will launch in late 2015.

Comment: Re:Australia voted... for a kick in the nuts. (Score 1) 211

by MrKaos (#48008649) Attached to: Australian Senate Introduces Laws To Allow Total Internet Surveillance

So far, I've read all the previous rants about Australia from other posters. For a moment, I could be convinced they were talking about either the US or UK. Is the entire "West" just fucked?

I think the baby boomers have all run out of ideas and don't trust the younger generations. They want everything and are just wreaking the place before they leave because it's easier than leaving a solid base for the future.

Comment: Re: Australia voted... for a kick in the nuts. (Score 1) 211

by MrKaos (#47999441) Attached to: Australian Senate Introduces Laws To Allow Total Internet Surveillance


Doesn't sound like it. Nice irony post about being a whinging fuckwit!

Stop talking out your arse. Take the 'Aussie Pride' sticker of the back of the ute you drive and wake up you dumb ignorant anonymous gutless prick. They are right, and Australia is turning into this because useless dickhead such as you.

You are like the fucking cane toads ruining Australia. A fucking useless and ugly pest.

Comment: Re:Australia voted... for a kick in the nuts. (Score 1) 211

by MrKaos (#47999391) Attached to: Australian Senate Introduces Laws To Allow Total Internet Surveillance

And you can't tell them, they won't listen, Aussies think they know everything

I am Australian - and I endorse everything you say.

I'll add that there are a lot of Australians that are sick of it. Unfortunately the dumb as fuck, thick as a house brick masses are such blind, igorant, apethetic, insular and stupid cowards they just cheers the government on into making Australia a police state.

Meanwhile, any Australian who cares about the country looks on in horror. We are one despot away from a dictatorship.

Comment: Re:Moscow McDonald's! (Score 1) 224

by MrKaos (#47999121) Attached to: Where Whistleblowers End Up Working

I don't live him.

He means, we all aspire to live as if we're Putin, who aspires to live like he was Chuck Norris.

If we were directly exposed to trying to live like Chuck Norris we would die from infinitely trying to roundhouse kick ourselves in the head for trying to live the Chuck Norris. Consequently we "does not live the guy" because Putin saves us from not being Chuck Norris as he is the only man manly enough to survive his own roundhouse kick to the head.

Comment: Report based on decisions (Score 1) 179

by MrKaos (#47998929) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is Reporting Still Relevant?

You don't give management all of the information they need as it creates a reporting burden for no reason. They don't know how difficult the reports are to use and they won't use a dashboard because that means they have to think about the dashboard instead of the decisions they are trying to make.

If you have management that wants reports, you ask them what they need to decide on and then you ensure that they will get *that* information without all the fluff. It doesn't matter whether or not anyone here thinks if dashboards vs reports are relevant, is it relevant to the user of the data? Unlike sales dashboards where management knows what they are looking for, they have now idea what technology articles they need, so until that day arrives, reports based on what decisions they have to make, are.

And that is what you have to say.

Comment: Re:I bet Putin couldn't go to the moon (Score 1) 197

by MrKaos (#47989711) Attached to: Russia Pledges To Go To the Moon

Chuck Norris doesn't need a stinkin' rocket to go to the moon, he just jumps.

Chuck Norris doesn't jump to the moon. The landing would knock it out of orbit. He simply points at the ground and the universe shifts around him by 385,000 km (give or take).

Actually "The Moon" is Chuck Norris mooning the whole earth. That's why it is called "The Moon", no other mooning comes close.

Our business in life is not to succeed but to continue to fail in high spirits. -- Robert Louis Stevenson