Sure, words change their meanings and new ones are coined every day, but you can't just pull one out of your bottom and expect people to know what you mean. (Unless you take great pleasure in explaining how clever you were to use a word that nobody knew what it meant.)
And to affect change is to pretend you're doing something worthwhile.
there is a world of difference between a wishy-washy statement of "I guess" and an explicit "I believe"
Personally I take "I guess" to be more definite that "I believe", because "I guess" sounds to be an educated judgment based on the available evidence, synonymous with "I calculate"; whereas "I believe", however definite, is closer to wishful thinking, synonymous with "I hope".
I suppose (ha) you thought Gandalf was a bit unsure that Thorin's dragon wasn't also his problem? ('I will come,' said Gandalf; 'for I guess that we share one trouble at least. The Dragon of Erebor is on my mind, and I do not think that he will be forgotten by the grandson of Thrór.') Tolkien had unexpected bother with his American readership on that point.
You can do CGI essentially realtime.
NO SHIT SHERLOCK - I'm doing CGI realtime right now on this pc in background! sure, it's some shitty old gold box rpg game but realtime cgi none the less.
It's at times like these the depressing conclusion dawns that the (decidedly) non-technical press will redefine CGI to mean Cinematic-quality Photorealistic Computer-generated Image[ry|s].
Well they can keep it. CG was good enough for me as a two-letter abbreviation, and it'll never sound right to add that redundant "I" on the end.
So you have storage that's online?
That's the second of the "online service" options, you dummy.
How do you know it's not a USB thumb drive? I can run a data deduplication algorithm that gets your data down to two bits.
Hey don't knock it. Those ramblings give valuable insight into the mental state of the maniac.
If you're using tape, it is bacause your operators' time isn't worth anything or you don't have that much delta.
Yup. Been there. It ain't pretty, but no harder than changing a tap washer. People who throw their hands up in despair don't belong where the AC gets this cold.
You're using OpenOffice and not LibreOffice? Wow.
It does this at the cost of being able to keep multiple features on screen at once - with Ribbon I can't have styling and fonts, drawing, and reviewing all on screen at the same time
No you can. If you were using them, you would have popped out the dialogs in question.
Poor workman blames his tools.
In many situations, such as typing a post on Slashdot, the on-screen touch keyboard is no substitute for the real $1 thing that is attached to the PC. So the problem is too big and profound to be cured by a Service Pack.
How about curing it with a $1 thing? Or do you imagine Windows 8 took away USB HID drivers too?
making it compulsory on the desktop will kill the desktop
Here we go again. If it's compulsory, there must be some fucking amazing code in there that turns ordinary monitors into touchscreens.
I remember the broom exercise at school. Funny, isn't it? Big strong lads can't do it for more than 45 seconds. I thought I'd try it myself given that I'm not 12 any more. I got bored after 5 minutes. Sure, my shoulder aches a little bit, but I reckon I had another 10 minutes of holding my arm out, stock still. (I think it's stretching the facts somewhat to suggest that limpwristed athletes represent the epitome of health.) But touchscreens don't demand that, do they? The "stock still" bit, at least. When I was draughting (that's right, just before CAD took off), my arms would get tired. My back got tired. But I could do my job for a full working day, because of the motion.
At a Desktop computer, you're not constantly reaching for the mouse. And then consider that Windows 8 simply isn't designed, nor meant to be used exclusively with touch at the Desktop. After all, it runs nicely on machines without touchscreens. Why is mouselessness seemingly so important to people who are sworn off Windows anyway? (Not that I'd have the bloody thing in my house.)
No, but draughting requires a greater reach for longer hours and with greater precision, and I don't recall hearing of any physiological issues from my peers.