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Comment: Re:What we are seeing is ... (Score 1) 359

by flappinbooger (#49559175) Attached to: Google Insiders Talk About Why Google+ Failed

Like M$, like Yahoo, like Myspace and so on, Google is on its way down

As for fb, don't worry, it too is on its way down --- as nothing stays up forever

so... What are you saying?

Is GMAIL going to go away?

Is search going to go away?

What about google drive? That's a for-pay system (the 100 gigs for $2 a month) is that going away?

Or are you just saying that all the fluff and goofy crap will probably stop?

Because people have been saying Microsoft is dead - for years now.

Somehow I think the core of google is going to be around for a long time.

Comment: Re:Approx. every other version of Windows is shit. (Score 1) 122

by flappinbooger (#49380821) Attached to: Microsoft Rolls Out Project Spartan With New Windows 10 Build

The user interface being set automatically to a touch interface on devices without any touchscreen is idiotic.

Even worse is the polluting of the server products with the same garbage. I don't need, nor want, live tiles on my domain controller. I can't "tap" things, or "bezel swipe" a "charm bar" on a damn VM.

hmmmm, is this server 2012R2 you are referring to?

Does 'classic shell' run on it?

Comment: Re:Approx. every other version of Windows is shit. (Score 1) 122

by flappinbooger (#49378565) Attached to: Microsoft Rolls Out Project Spartan With New Windows 10 Build

I see your point, and I like it.

It is true that 8.1 is 'good' but it's a moot point, windows 8 has already ruined anything starting with 8.

The user interface being set automatically to a touch interface on devices without any touchscreen is idiotic. The problem is the low tech users who still have trouble with basic things like how to start a program, what is a program, what is a web browser, how to plug in the mouse, how do I download the interwebs, all that.

It's a moot point, everyone is moving to tablets and wifi. The only people who need or use anything more than a tablet are business people, businesses, and content creators. Everything else is going to cloud and content consumption. You no longer need a PC just to do email, texting, chat, and content consumption.

Since desktop/laptop is being relegated to content creators and business, the level of competency is rising for the typical user of laptop/desktop. The only 'real' difference between 8 and 8.1 is making it easier to ditch the interface, and with a stronger user that is a moot point, 8 and 8.1 are both in the crap category, making win10 'good'.

Comment: Re:Approx. every other version of Windows is shit. (Score 1, Insightful) 122

by flappinbooger (#49378499) Attached to: Microsoft Rolls Out Project Spartan With New Windows 10 Build

People had to use it for it to count.

People ARE using windows 8, in that they buy a machine with it on there already, discover it is crap, whine and complain, and then let it sit and rot and use their tablets instead.

Those who DO buy windows 8 and use it are those 'power users' who put on 'classic start' or have a touch interface, and/or discover some way to use the windows 8 interface with a mouse/touchpad.

Comment: Re:in further news show tanks (Score 1) 662

by flappinbooger (#49350965) Attached to: Jeremy Clarkson Dismissed From Top Gear

BTW I am a huge TG fan, to the point that my ringtone is the TG intro music. I have all the episodes and have watched all of them repeatedly. I have several of the presenter's other works as well. I wish I could have some day actually attended a taping but...

My favorite is 10:4, the Botswana ep where Hammond drives Oliver across Africa, which is, by the way, their favorite adventure as well.

Sadly my wife and kids can't stand the show. Oh well. It is and will continue to be my thing, even if there are no more. It was a special thing, everyone knew it, and I doubt it will ever be recreated unless the lads find a new home elsewhere.

I saw a rumor where they were being courted by Netflix? Wouldn't that be something?

Comment: Re:Boorish (Score 1) 662

by flappinbooger (#49347299) Attached to: Jeremy Clarkson Dismissed From Top Gear

He is Boorish and bigoted against American vehicles.

Richard Hammond could carry that show all by himself. James May would be a perk.

Clarkson likes some Fords and likes the most recent Corvettes.

He doesn't like American cars because he's British, don't take it personally. The British assume they invented the world and that it revolves around them. Probably something about having once been a big empire, dunno.

Comment: Re:what will be more interesting (Score 1) 662

by flappinbooger (#49347269) Attached to: Jeremy Clarkson Dismissed From Top Gear

A lot of people forgot that BBC had no choice. Clarkson reported himself, and BBC has to literally break their own rule to not fire him.

Clarkson lose, May and Hammond lose. BBC lose, the audience lose.

Nobody wins.

We will win if/when they are back to cocking about on some other network or on a film of their own making.

Comment: Re:what will be more interesting (Score 2) 662

by flappinbooger (#49347237) Attached to: Jeremy Clarkson Dismissed From Top Gear

it was getting a bit repetitive - go abroad somewhere with 3 knackered cars, try to cross a river/desert, end up doing roadside fixes, one presenter gets left behind, bang into each other a bit, blah blah.

very formulaic, like ramsey's hotel hell or even the a-team.

And yet it's produced better and is more entertaining than just about anything else not on AMC.

Comment: Re:what will be more interesting (Score 1) 662

by flappinbooger (#49347221) Attached to: Jeremy Clarkson Dismissed From Top Gear

And this is hardly the first time Clarkson has behaved like this, he was already on "final warning" after a string of other incidents.

He probably should have molested a bunch of kids instead. Then the BBC would have kept the entire incident covered up.

this needs to be rated higher. ^^^^^^

Comment: Re:what will be more interesting (Score 1) 662

by flappinbooger (#49347113) Attached to: Jeremy Clarkson Dismissed From Top Gear

So his mother just died and he was going through a nasty divorce. His soon-to-be-ex wife is also his manager, so both his professional and personal lives are completely miserable. He was working long hours and he had just spent two hours in a pub where he had been drinking heavily.

I'm ashamed to say I had not heard any of that. Source?

oh, wait, here http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-...

ouch.

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