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Comment: Re:Why does Microsoft even need a browser? (Score 1) 317

by sensationull (#49282147) Attached to: Microsoft Is Killing Off the Internet Explorer Brand

Many developers seem to get this but there seems to be a disconnect that lets the same evangelists end up using chrome or firefox specific extensions and claiming the same incompatibility with other browsers that they said was not ok when it was IE. A lot of web developers who screamed the loudest about the problem are now the cause of its latest iteration.

Comment: Re:New name? (Score 1) 317

by sensationull (#49282067) Attached to: Microsoft Is Killing Off the Internet Explorer Brand

It will be just like Project Natal, huge hype, recognition and promise then they shaft all the free advertising and beige it up with a new name like Kinect. Spartan is a cool name with tie in with the Halo series, like Cortana it is on the cooler side of the brand but they will probably call it something stupid like Better At Net Goofing (Bang) or Microsoft Windows Internet Application for all Users that is Better than Internet Explorer.

Comment: Re:How will the providers like this? (Score 1) 140

by sensationull (#49003851) Attached to: Why It's Important That the New Ubuntu Phone Won't Rely On Apps

Thank you, just what I was thinking. Windows Phone did this kind of thing before and it worked great till the service providers had a cry and broke it all. Before your pictures from facebook and Onedrive and the local filesystem were all accessible under a hub, same with chat. Then facebook realised it was great and broke it not once but twice bringing it back down to the level of every other platform.

I wonder if they will throw a similar wrench in here or if they just broke out the tools to stuff it up for Windows Phone users like the douches they are.

Comment: Only in a box (Score 3) 367

by sensationull (#48068313) Attached to: Test Version Windows 10 Includes Keylogger

And that just relegated it to only ever being in a virtual machine, trapped in a cage where it belongs. Sorry MS, a key logger is a few steps too far even for a preview, sure monitor the hell out of it but a privacy destroying key logger is a few steps too far. It's a shame as it does look like a nice OS even caged.

Comment: So can a $30 TV stick (Score 1) 112

by sensationull (#47660579) Attached to: Xbox One Will Play Media from USB Devices, DLNA Servers

DLNA is better as it is less bandwidth and power hungry and does not require as much hardware at each end. I use the Windows 7 DLNA from my pc to my Samsung TV and my networked home theatre all the time just fine. It just won't play MKV through it. The Windows 8 one on the other hand sucks as they have yanked a bunch of the compatibility. Miracast does solve a problem of sending your actual screen contents but the two are not really the same thing, they can be used as the same thing but really one is for passing out media files where you can still use the device, the other is casting the screen to a bigger screen which can be handy but in many cases just means you should have been using a different device to start with.

Comment: Re:FaceTime (Score 1) 194

Right... cause everyone HAS to hold an iPad to use it. Cause iPads can't be plugged in like TVs. Cause iPads can't integrate into a sound system. Cause Alzheimers patients far enough along to require assisted living will remember how to undo any channel changes or plug cords that get pulled.

Wait so your solution to the simple wireless ipad - better because it does not need cords plugged in - is to plug cords and devices into it making it way more complicated. Have you heard yourself. A smartTV is also soooo complex, with the single power lead, the built in wifi and camera on some models. It is all of two button presses on the remote to get to Skype and it is not like there are not nurses about that would be helping anyway. Add to that, the latest gen ones take voice and gesture input so a nurse would not even need the remote if they did not want to.

Put the thing on a trolley or mounted in a room or the lounge and you're sorted. You can even get wireless keyboards if you really want to type in the Skype names even though that would be unnecessary.

Comment: Re:FaceTime (Score 0) 194

Shh, this isn't about the solution its about forcing more Apple shit into the market. So what if it isolates people from their families, at least the Appleites are getting some more fuel for their religion.

I have dealt with Apple crap through a number of MDMs including their own PoS offering and while they can work it takes a ton of effort to get around all the stupid nonsence. Kiosk mode Skype probably would work.

To the idiot who was complaining that the tv would have too many cables then recommended plugging in the ipad to a sound system and a TV perhaps an all in one device with all that would work better. I'm sure they have nurses too so either solution would probably work fine depending on them.

Comment: FaceTime (Score 2) 194

Yea, because those MDMs work without a hitch an nothing ever goes wrong with an iPad. There is also no possibility the patients would suffer from anything like arthritis that might make holding it up or using the small onscreen controls difficult. They also never run out of power or suffer from battery degradation over time.

Use the Samsung TV method above, nice big screen, loud speakers to compensate for hearing or vision loss.

Honestly, not every solution is an iPad or an Apple product.

Comment: Great, and whats the bet... (Score 1) 322

by sensationull (#47521595) Attached to: Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows

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.

I never cheated an honest man, only rascals. They wanted something for nothing. I gave them nothing for something. -- Joseph "Yellow Kid" Weil