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Comment: hybridized start menu = half-assed fix (Score 2) 346

by kimvette (#47452783) Attached to: Leaked Build of Windows 9 Shows Start Menu Return

On a system that isn't a tablet, I DO NOT WANT A TOUCH INTERFACE, or even a hint of it unless I get a touch sensitive monitor and explicitly turn it on (a prompt asking me if I want to would be fine, too). For desktops and laptops, Windows 7's start menu is absolute perfection.

Don't try to improve perfection. I don't want to see any trace of the formerly-known-as-metro style interfaces anywhere on a desktop OS. Don't try to sell me a Windows tablet and think that shoving a touch interface in my face on the desktop is going to get me to buy. Android is where it's at for tablets. Trying to force that crappy UI on me will make me not even consider Windows tablets even IF you make it far superior to Android.

All you've done is alienate customers with Windows 8, and you're still trying to shove that loathed (loathed isn't even the word for it) abortion of a UI in people's faces. I'm going to be buying a bunch of Windows 7 licenses while it's still available because Windows 9's isn't shaping to be much better than Windows 8. If I have to run 9, I'll be installing classic shell on it, like I do on Windows Server when I have to work on Windows servers (who the FUCK thought it was a good idea to put a tablet UI on a server OS anyhow?!)

Oh, and while you're at it bring back glass. Knock it off with that Windows '80s flat look.

Comment: Re:There need to be costs (Score 0) 349

by kimvette (#47384395) Attached to: Qualcomm Takes Down 100+ GitHub Repositories With DMCA Notice

> Let's start at $10000 per infraction.

That is just the cost of doing business to someone like Qualcomm. Let's start at 10% of the annual gross revenue, based on the average gross revenue of the previous three years, PLUS 10% of the revenue of the current year to date. Keep in mind we are talking per infraction, so in this case (>100 githubs) this fraud would cost Qualcomm over ten years' worth of gross revenue.

Comment: Re:Sounds about right... (Score 1) 441

by kimvette (#47348837) Attached to: Researchers Claim Wind Turbine Energy Payback In Less Than a Year

He probably only graduated the sixth grade because his mommy sued the school, citing the hurting of precious snowflake's self esteem. Frankly, I'm surprised he can manage to spell those two-syllable words. Maybe his mommy helped him.

Well, whatever the cause, thank modern American education and the dumbing down of America. :(

Comment: Re:why would I want to hang with a buncha cunts (Score 5, Interesting) 561

by kimvette (#47322833) Attached to:, Mensa Create Dating Site For Geniuses

> Though it's arguable how useful an IQ test is. It's a poor metric of intelligence, it's just commonly used because all the other suggestions are worse.

I agree, One time in line at a grocery store one man remarked about how it was stupid they had "retards"[sic] working there. I told him "You can learn from anybody, even this so-called 'retard.' for example, notice he is treating everybody with respect. You know, come to think of it, I never met anyone with Down's syndrome who is a nasty and judgmental prick like you. Maybe we can all take a lesson and learn to treat others nicely."

Besides, he was doing a great job and was taking pride in his work. What's to judge? What if that asshole were in the position of being mentally challenged - I'd love to see him wear those shoes for a day.

What good is intelligence if all one ends up doing is thinking they're better than everyone and treat others like shit?

Comment: Mozilla II (Score 5, Insightful) 132

by kimvette (#47304579) Attached to: Mozilla Introduces Browser-Based WebIDE is very quickly expanding Firefox to becoming Mozilla II. Remember when the suite was split apart into its various components, leaving Firefox a very lightweight-but-extensible browser, and Thunderbird a lean and mean yet also expandable email client, and if you still wanted the monolithic build you downloaded Mozilla instead?

Not any more. Firefox is very quickly edging its way toward becoming a heavyweight web development suite again. I think if users want that, they will either install the Web Developer extension or maybe just go straight to installing the Mozilla suite. Why are they "bloating" Firefox again instead of making the IDE an optional add-on via extensions?

Comment: They don't make the hybrid I want (Score 2) 377

by kimvette (#47251679) Attached to: Are US Hybrid Sales Peaking Already?

I want a BMW ActiveHybrid, or a Saab hybrid. Unfortunately with the second death of SAAB, the hybrid 9-3 eAWD project was killed off in favor of pure EVs alongside the existing 9-3 ICE model. In the case of BMW, the ActiveHybrid3 is available only as RWD, not xDrive (AWD).

So, for an all wheel drive sedan I'm sticking with ICE and trading in my Saab on either a used 9-3 XWD or a new 335 xDrive. I wish someone made the hybrid I want (an AWD/XWD sports sedan), but they don't. It seems the only AWD hybrid options right now are either extremely high end exotic hybrids or SUVs - the former are not in my budget and not practical for NH winters anyway, and I do not want an SUV for a daily driver.

Comment: Re:Sigh. (Score 1) 164

by kimvette (#47250897) Attached to: Endurance Experiment Writes One Petabyte To Six Consumer SSDs

I have two different Crucial mSATA drives - one runs VMware in one workstation (well, "server"), and the other runs virtualbox in another. Each is a different generation SSD - and no problems. I've also shipped many to customers in servers (real servers on RAID controllers, not workstations posing as servers). Not one failure.

Comment: Now we are arriving at critical mass (Score 1) 137

by kimvette (#47244451) Attached to: BMW, Mazda Keen To Meet With Tesla About Charging Technology

Finally - EVs will become practical. Hopefully this leads them toward working together to develop ultracapacitors that charge in seconds to a couple of minutes so it can be a true ICE replacement, and allow for a small swappable ultracapacitor so that if your battery goes flat a few miles from a charging station all you need is a state trooper or AAA and exchange a capacitor to get the car going long enough to reach a charger. Once you've achieved that you've largely eliminated the need for ICE (except possibly as a backup generator - like the Volt, i3, i8, etc.). Ideally you'd have an iX-style hybrid, except using it primarily as an EV unless you drive out to remote areas.

Technology is dominated by those who manage what they do not understand.