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Comment: Re:Death bell tolling for thee.... (Score 1) 129

by asmkm22 (#47519973) Attached to: Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows
Sounds more like he means he wants one OS that people can write programs for and have it properly scale to the device, within reason. I don't think he's talking about the GUI. One bit of information that supports this is how he's combining the various windows teams into one, so that you don't have one group making the desktop OS, and another making the phone OS, and a third making the XBox OS. One team builds and maintains it, so that each device type shares the same core functionality. There will probably be GUI similarities, and I'm sure many of them will suck. But hopefully we'll avoid situations like the Windows 8 keyboard/touchscreen dichotomy in the future, since the design workload won't be as segmented.

Comment: Re:This is not how you inspire confidence (Score 1) 151

by asmkm22 (#47472547) Attached to: LibreSSL PRNG Vulnerability Patched
I don't know about people wanting it to outright fail, but I do agree there are lots of people that don't see the point in forking it. They feel like it's a fork for the sake of being a fork. And like it or not, there's a whole history of open source and linux forks that do nothing but fragment things (people, distros, development, etc). A guy heavy in the Linux field once said something to the effect of "If it's not broken, don't fix it. But if it is broken, fix it. Just don't fork it unless you really have to." Makes sense to me, but I'm just a random MS guy 90% of the time.

Comment: Re:What's the big deal about win8? (Score 1) 346

by asmkm22 (#47452335) Attached to: Leaked Build of Windows 9 Shows Start Menu Return
I don't buy this complaint at all. I've been using 8.1 since it was released, and the hasn't once gotten in the way of me finding or doing stuff. In fact, there are a few things I miss from it when I have to do stuff on Win 7 (such as right-click the start icon to bring up all the admin options). And no, I don't use a touch screen or a laptop; just a plain old desktop with mouse and keyboard. So I ask, what exactly is so inefficient about right-clicking straight to device manager, or clicking start and typing the program you want? Or clicking start and clicking the program icon because you pinned it there...? There's so much hyperbole floating around this thing, and I find if kind of funny.

Comment: Re:So... (Score 1) 131

by asmkm22 (#47445309) Attached to: Chinese Couple Sells Children To Support Online Game Addiction
If you read the article, it mentions things like him spending all night out at the internet cafe playing online games. You have to realize that desktop F2P games are still the dominating force over there, and the internet cafe keeps it going. Every time we hear about someone dying after playing some MMO for 36 hours straight or whatever, it happened in one of those cafe's.

Comment: Re:Speed Is Useless (Score 1) 149

by asmkm22 (#47416897) Attached to: Alcatel-Lucent's XG-FAST Pushes 10,000Mbps Over Copper Phone Lines
Either your internet speed is much faster than most other areas (like fiber or something), or you're getting your Mbps mixed up with MBps. I deal with this a lot, where someone will complain about only being able to download at 2MBps when they're paying for 20Mbps or whatever, and wondering where the other 18 went. Also, the main reason you probably had better experience 15 years ago is just due to how buffering has changed. Back in 1998, things had to be heavily buffered, so when you did get to start a video, it was smooth due to having a huge chunk of it already downloaded. You also weren't competing with millions of people for your youtube video either.

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