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Comment: Re:Bring back windows XP. (Score 1) 517

by bingoUV (#47925539) Attached to: What To Expect With Windows 9

The window preview as you hover over the tasks in the task bar is addictive. Being able to see thumbnails of each application window makes it easier to pick which window to bring forward (another bonus for multi-taskers).

You seem like you know what you are talking about. Can you tell me how to disable this in Windows 7? I have somehow removed the thumbnail of the running application window, but a tooltip still appears even if mouse cursor reaches the toolbar accidentally, refusing to go away for a while, blocking my screen.

Comment: Re:Parallax. (Score 1) 407

by bingoUV (#47924631) Attached to: Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

So Google employees admit "freely" among themselves, but not "freely" enough to the public. If you are so concerned about "silly", why do you use silly lies like Google "freely admit" it?

In a sane world, it is called NOT AT ALL admitting that users are their product, but internally discussing related things. Surely not "freely" admitting.

but I'm not going to pretend that's not the way it is

But you are going to pretend falsely and deceptively that this industry "freely admit" that users are their product. Got it.

Or you could be idiot enough to not know the difference between something being true and an admission of it being true.

Comment: Re:Parallax. (Score 1) 407

by bingoUV (#47924359) Attached to: Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

Google and all other ad-based businesses freely admit the advertisers are their customer and the users their product

Where did Google freely admit that users are their product? While I don't understand the meaning of "freely" here, so I presume it is somewhat related to "explicitly" . Is that on correct lines ?

Comment: Re: Good decision? (Score 1) 352

by bingoUV (#47897019) Attached to: Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

Without taking any blame off Microsoft, I'd like to argue that while you boast of so many years of embedded development and understanding that GPUs don't do anything without drivers; when you make your argument it still comes off like you don't understand that.

Microsoft CANNOT develop drivers of any respectable GPUs without enormous help from Nvidia or AMD. And they don't even try, in any significant way, other than supporting graphics companies. They could have tested and released lists of supported GPUs if the list were small, like Apple's. It's not so they can't, not without 200 times as much effort as Apple which they are unwilling to invest. Probably they should, but you can't pretend they don't have orders of magnitude more work to do in this area than Apple, precisely because of hardware variety. That much is just for graphics.

Comment: Re: Good decision? (Score 1) 352

by bingoUV (#47895719) Attached to: Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

Every argument is not about defending at attacking windows UI. This one is against your misconception about GPUs being sentient beings.

So you've still not read, or understood the statement I repeated in my last post. GPU doesn't do anything on its own. It needs a driver. Lacking a driver, you cannot find a GPU, any class, that can draw a single triangle.

Comment: Re:CDC guilty of correlation == causation (Score 1) 291

by bingoUV (#47895629) Attached to: Link Between Salt and High Blood Pressure 'Overstated'

Not that YOU didn't quantify, no one really "knows", for stronger definitions of " know ". Plenty of studies? Sure. All addressing different effects of the diet, and all reaching different conclusions.

If you have some special knowledge on this subject, you could have alerted these people (http://science.slashdot.org/story/14/09/02/0314223/low-carb-diet-trumps-low-fat-diet-in-major-new-study), they wouldn't have wasted their time. You might have received a Nobel prize too.

Comment: Re:KIlling off the Microsoft Store Name Too (Score 1) 352

by bingoUV (#47895541) Attached to: Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

1. It's the user's choice isn't it? Say user uses the browser for some website already, and for him, opening lots of tabs on mobile browsers isn't very convenient. Website wrapping apps while not terribly indispensable, are surely of positive value. Website owner also might find it easier to write, test and guarantee better experience on apps as compared to 10 kinds of mobile browsers, 3 main engines and subtle variations in WebKit engine.

2. In-app purchases are declared upfront. Garbage? User decides, not you.

3. Fair point. This can be generalized to bad search feature in both Apple and Google stores. Inexplicable, horrible, deliberately non-useful search functionality. But being deliberate, apple and google surely see some value in this madness which I fail to see, so I'm not sure it will help them if they improve their search.

Comment: Re:CDC guilty of correlation == causation (Score 1) 291

by bingoUV (#47887799) Attached to: Link Between Salt and High Blood Pressure 'Overstated'

Fundamental flaw - every nutrient and every poison has a dosage at which it is effective.

So 10 grams of Vitamin C a day can be considered "high Vitamin C diet". 10 grams of protein a day can be considered "low protein diet". 10 grams of paracetamol a day can be considered "poison".

Once you realize this, your statement makes zero sense. All three nutrients are essential? Great. What is the amount at which they are effective? No one knows.

Comment: Re:Abject brand mismanagement (Score 1) 352

by bingoUV (#47887751) Attached to: Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

People associating windows with easy and simple are known as computer geniuses - top 5% of population in "computer genius" terms. For 95% people using computers, windows is associated with difficult.

Linux is associated with "what's that?". Ok, Linux is actually not associated with anything.

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