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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.

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

by flappinbooger (#49346811) Attached to: Jeremy Clarkson Dismissed From Top Gear

The only other form it has existed in was cancelled, and the only reason the franchise survived was because they relaunched it with Clarkson. It has yet to be proven that any other form of the show could succeed in the UK without him... particularly if the three hosts end up going elsewhere to host a similar show. Many viewers could consider such a successor show to be "the real Top Gear" even if it had a different name on a different network.

I foresee them getting welcomed warmly to another organization. And that they will ensure that Jezza ALWAYS is fed promptly.

I saw the recent YT clip where May said they were a package deal and that he had to quickly go make a Ebay posting to sell his Ferrari. I'm sure he was only half joking...

Comment: Re:in further news show tanks (Score 4, Insightful) 662

by flappinbooger (#49346727) Attached to: Jeremy Clarkson Dismissed From Top Gear

Look at Final Gear; it's actually a more informative show than Top Gear, but almost nobody knows about it.

Sorry to see Jezza go, but the BBC did the right thing.

I think you mean fifth gear, not final gear.

Final gear is a fan website that posted links to the torrents of all top gear/ fifth gear episodes and after several years of providing links got a nasty C+D letter from BBC or a BBC surrogate organization.

Otherwise, you are 100% right, copies of TGUK that try to be TGUK fail, because what TGUK is (WAS) wasn't the result of them trying to be that way, that's just the way they were.

If we go back and watch the show starting at season 2 up to the current season we see that the show evolved into what it is known for, and it took years to get there. For several seasons it wasn't just about 3 middle aged blokes falling down and cocking about.

My personal take is that the BBC had no choice but to sack Clarkson, it truly is his fault. The only question is whether he (to some extent, or subconsciously) wanted to be forced to stop doing the show because otherwise there was no way he could bring himself to stop.

I foresee the three to do some work together on their own or under some other organization.

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