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Comment: Re: You're Doing It Wrong (Score 3, Interesting) 567

by hawkeyeMI (#48573451) Attached to: The Case For Flipping Your Monitor From Landscape to Portrait
There are various apps that will help you mimic a tiling window manager on Windows and OSX, by stuffing windows into pre-defined areas on the monitor. They don't work great. I looked and looked for proper tiling window managers like i3 on Windows. They just don't exist. There have been several attempts but they all seem to be abandoned. I had decent success with Divvy on Windows, for what it's worth, but I prefer i3/linux on my 39" 4K SEIKI display. Landscape. Honestly i find the article a bit dumb. Windows even lets you snap windows into half the display by dragging to the edge these days.

Comment: Re:bitcoin price manipulation (Score 2) 115

by hawkeyeMI (#48470971) Attached to: Bitcoin Is Not Anonymous After All
As a big holder and long-time user of bitcoins, I'm in favor of the price not being pushed down. That said, TFS is inflammatory. TFA, which is open access, is actually an interesting read, and it's a clever attack. They also discuss possible mitigations. It's worth a read if you're into bitcoin.

Comment: Re:Hey, MS, give them to people who will use them! (Score 1) 236

by hawkeyeMI (#48325855) Attached to: CNN Anchors Caught On Camera Using Microsoft Surface As an iPad Stand
Oh, and I need a tablet with an active stylus, so that's a big part of what drew me to the Surface line. I tried the Note 10.1 and the Note 10.1 2014 and wasn't happy. S-Note on those devices is a joke. OneNote is a really well-done serious note-taking application.

Comment: Re:Hey, MS, give them to people who will use them! (Score 1) 236

by hawkeyeMI (#48325843) Attached to: CNN Anchors Caught On Camera Using Microsoft Surface As an iPad Stand
I am picky about keyboards, and the type cover is adequate for me while out and about. It's definitely the best tablet keyboard option I've tried, not that I've tried a ton. I do a lot of command-line stuff on it. The keyboard backlight is nice. It even senses when your hands are over it and turns the backlight on.

Comment: Re:Hey, MS, give them to people who will use them! (Score 1) 236

by hawkeyeMI (#48325831) Attached to: CNN Anchors Caught On Camera Using Microsoft Surface As an iPad Stand
It's an ultrabook with no (default) keyboard. Despite being a long-time MS-hater, given my current needs the Surface Pro 2 is an excellent device. It's the only "tablet" I've ever succeeded in traveling with without regret. I've tried that with multiple Android tablets, and the one-window (or even two on Samsung) format + non-standard-keyed bluetooth keyboards always ended up causing problems.

Comment: Re:Can Google Glass record for 2 hours on one char (Score 1) 357

by hawkeyeMI (#48280553) Attached to: MPAA Bans Google Glass In Theaters
It would require an external battery pack (very possible) and an asbestos pad between the glass and the wearer's head. It actually would probably shut down from overheating. It doesn't like running and charging at the same time, and I think recording that much video would overheat it anyway.

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