and what's the bet they pull the same "sorry it won't run on your hardware", BS they did with Windows Phone 7. If they pull that again My lovely Nokia will be covered in cow excrement and lobbed through their reception area. They need to keep the existing Phone users on board or their "unification" is for shit. Windows 9 looks like it may be a keel haul for consumers anyway with its "always online, do you rent this" check, they may as well sell it through Steam, they would probably get more purchases that way.
the WP8 platform worthwhile, the slow ineffectual lot at MS has been messing about for ages now and still can't open their own stupid winmail.dat files on a WP8, they know to as they hide it rather than fixing it. Sack the MS staff and keep the nokia ones, I still can't just press play on my BT stereo and have it work if the app is not pre-loaded. It used to work then they broke it in WP8.1 and despite feedback have not fixed it. What the fuck is wrong with them, have they never owned a phone before.
$3.80 saved by only an hours work and a thousand dollars worth of hardware along with the possibility of jail time... bargain
If lives were important, we'd be in Africa solving poverty and treatable disease.
If they were important the US may even try to tackle those things within their own borders as well.
Minimum latency: 700 ms
Just like living in New Zealand and trying to access some international sites over 'broadband'.
Oh, if only I had mod points
Exactly this, the old stuff keep's going, the new stuff is junk. Dynalink made an epicly bad adsl2 modem which our isps were giving out. Burnt out one every three months with basic use, hooked up through ups and line surge protectors running at about 10mbits. The things were just that poorly put together with bga chips, inadequate cooling and memory. Got through four a year under warranty.
In comparison I still have some old adsl gear that works, tops out at 8mb but at least it was designed not just badly copied by some clueless Chinese foundry somewhere for the lowest possible cost for the highest possible profit.
What little chance it had left it has now lost, tell us Steve, how much more boxy are you going to make it, how many more user hostile features are you going to add, what useful features can be stripped out and replaced by junk. By the time it launches it will be able to search for your keys in 30 different languages, tell you are about to have a heart attack, that you are due for a prostate check and that you have 50 new marketing emails from facebook. The one thing it won't be able to do is play games.
Yeap, also a nice little monoculture for Apple to exploit too, next up government subsidies for Apple directly, have they found oil somewhere. Meet the new MS of old, just twice as nasty.
310ms or there abouts here, Auckland New Zealand, Orcon sucks as does all NZ internet thanks to Telecom cabnetising stuff just to break functionality for everyone else.
He can get jumped, always online means I will never buy one. I like my 360 but will not stand for that shit.
Yeap, what government would not love this, no messy interigation, the device is with the key, the user, just twist their arms a little or give them a drink of water. Bang, access and no messy warrents or waiting.
Wow iSCSI initiator, really, that has been included or a quick download for every version of Windows since Server 2003, I think Vista+ had it in by default. I stand by my opinion that Macs really are toys that you are just borrowing off the meanest most immature kid in the playground.
Thank you, that was what I was about to say, massively redundant, cool but it does not actually repair itself back to the way it was before, as it 'heals' it uses up that ability.
Go on fanboys, mod me down for being right, I own one and have had to return it once thanks to faulty hardware and wait months for them to fix 4.2 to deal with Bluetooth even remotely stably and for it to bring up the start screen icons in less than ten seconds. Before anyone starts spouting the fanboy line I should not have to root it, mod it or reflash it to make the damn thing work reasonably.