Really?!??! As much as I hate Microsoft - it's sad to say - that the [very, very] few people who I know who actually had a Surface had nothing but RAVE reviews about them. The summary was: "Size/weight of an iPad - but with a real keyboard. I could take it to meetings, and actually run Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. I could actually take notes with the keyboard - and not some "add-on" iPad type keyboard which made the iPad as big and bulky as a small laptop or netbook".
So in short - it was a real "productivity" device - not like tablet, which I still don't think is really good for anything but *light* web browsing and watching movies on a screen, the size of what we used to watch them on in the 70's.
This is exactly what I love about my Surface. I take it to a meeting, drop open the cover, and tap the Word button. Boom, I'm ready to go, then save everything to Skydrive so I can look it up from anywhere. The people with iPads (everyone else, tbh) tend to have to fiddle with the bluetooth settings and figure out where Pages saves stuff. My Surface just sort of works. YMMV, IMO, and all those other fun acronyms apply.
The application you probably used to do this stopped working under Android 4.2. Now all I get on my Nexus 7 is "No route to host".
This is total horseshit on Google's part. I recently switched from a phone running Gingerbread to a Galaxy Nexus running 4.2.2 and I can pretty definitively say Android is worse for it. Bluetooth connectivity just plain doesn't work for a lot of stuff, what does work takes for-goddamn-ever to connect, the sound quality is crap, and they even took out proxy authintication for the browser. Why? Who the fuck knows? tl, dr: Fuck Google and fuck their Android "improvements"
When it comes to passwords, personally I like to made a little 'algorithm' for their construction that involves something about the website I'm visiting and seeded with various other bits n pieces.
For example, I could always use the first three digits of my old phone number, along with the first three characters of the website and then the capitalised predominant colour of the logo. For example the
Well done for pointing that out. If you can't remember the previous logo, then you might just have to press that 'forgotten password' button. Ye gads, the horror!
These two posts don't sound anything alike. Are you sure it was a good idea giving away your password information?
At some point it becomes cheaper to get off your ass and build a breeder reactor to eat it all up.
Plus you get some more electricity...
The Hanford area doesn't need more electricity, though. Between the wind turbines and the hydro power, the entire area is running on cheap power.
The medical place I work at runs the level of Windows and the version of Internet Explorer because that's what the main software we use requires.
I understand you're not placing the blame on Microsoft but. . . If you can't upgrade Windows or IE because of your business software but the fixes are there for Windows, then I'm inclined to place the blame on your business software. Still not Microsoft's fault.
We have that. It's called a brain.
In a five year period we can get one superb programming language. Only we can't control when the five year period will begin.