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Comment Re:Forced upgrades (Score 1) 374

Win7 extended support doesn't end until some time in 2019 or 2020 IIRC... they don't feel like waiting that long to start locking people into the Windows subscription system.

Shit like this is why I keep automatic updates off and just do a "patch day" once a month or so...

Guess it's time to start thinking about going full FOSS - but Photoshop and MS Office and Visual Studio... :(

Comment Re:Deja Vu (Score 1) 55

I highly doubt it's different in regards to latency. Even Steam in-home streaming via ethernet is too laggy for anything other than slow single-player games. It's like playing with 30FPS instead of 60FPS... Rocket League, for instance, feels just slightly mushy control-wise, which is enough to make it hard to accurately hit the ball. It's a significant handicap in any multiplayer game...

Comment Re:Why wireless charging? (Score 1) 208

For me, it's mainly being able to put the phone on the nightstand charging pad when I'm half asleep and not needing to fumble with a cable in the dark. Also, keeping a charging pad on my desk so that the phone's always topped up. If I did that with a cable, I'd need to plug in the phone every time I put it down...

Comment Re: The Surface is a laptop, the iPad Pro is not (Score 1) 279

Agreed. I have a Samsung ATIV Smart PC 500T (the Atom Windows 8 tablet with pen), which was hella expensive (700+€), and the support has been absolutely shitty. The drivers are buggy as hell (regular BSODs), and the device is pretty much stuck with Win8.1 and Samsung is telling us to fuck off instead of making sure the device will get Win10.

All power corrupts, but we need electricity.