Why does it seem like I'm in the majority here on Windows 8? I understand most power users hate Windows 8 - but now that the average person in my classes this semester have gotten used to Metro, they actually really like it. I think one of the biggest issues with Metro is it's use on non-touch enabled laptops and desktops. The key to Metro is touch - without it, you need something different. As far as Office goes, I have noticed I am a lot faster now using the ribbon interface than I was with the file menus.
I love how Netflix has most Star Trek movies available on Instant, with the exception of First Contact. Not that it was a great movie, but it really messed up my ST movie marathon.
Yeah, the construction company that laid the lines didn't keep plans.
Not a bad deal, at least as far as Google goes. Considering what Google charges for the 7/yr 5mb service (which is just a $300 buildout fee), the city basically just covered the cost for that. Free gigabit service to 25 public institutions (schools, universities etc).. not bad. And Google is going to finish building out to homes that were not part of the original build contract. All in all, not bad. Especially if you look at iProvo's history - the city has been stuck with the bond payments the entire time, this just actually gets them something for holding that debt.
I was watching live feed as the second plane hit. Before that, my school went on lockdown and ushered all the kids away from the TVs (I was in the library and hid in the stacks so I can stay and watch) while all the majority of the teachers stayed in the library to watch the news. I'll never forget that second plane hitting - or the buildings start collapsing.
I'm pretty sure you have that backwards. I can get any and all of my data easily from Google - I cannot do the same with my years of data on my Facebook account. Sure, they have this nice little "archive" button in your account settings... but I've never been able to actually download my account archive from Facebook. And MSN/Live/Whatever branding they have now is far from dead - with Hotmail having around 300 million active users. Yahoo is around the same boat (email wise) with around 280 million active users. And Facebook doesn't care? They switched everyone's email address to default to their firstname.lastname@example.org email system. If you don't want this you have to change it manually. Please tell me more how Google is trying to lock you in - at least Google provides a choice, Facebook just forces you to do whatever they want.
Maybe, but I couldn't be arsed to read Kant's Grounding of Metaphysics of Morals. SparkNotes did just fine for me.
I don't want my professors knowing that I am totally using SparkNotes!
Curious... have you deleted all other accounts from other web services? Yahoo? MSN? AOL? Not going to debate how much data Google has gathered on it's users - but you cannot compare that to the massive privacy breaches committed by Facebook. Beacon, anyone? Probably the biggest thing Google knows about me is that I have a huge penchant for gay porn, and I don't mind that - they make it easier to find more gay porn.
I actually liked the Daily, especially since I could have it download the mornings news to my ipad that I could read on the train. But there were problems. I didn't like that it wouldn't download the video content and some of the photos. The whole point of downloading the content ahead of time was because I knew I wouldn't have a connection later on.
This.you don't need a one solution to all your issues, find solutions that improve each area and create an easy way to access those systems / pull data and aggregate it for your use. I come from Comcast (definitely not small) and they use so many different systems for network monitoring. Allot the data is pulled into a custom built solution for the tech support (grand slam previously, now moving to Einstein), BMW remedy for ticketing (grand slam and Einstein feed into this), custom comtrac and csg for billing (depending on east/west coast), And we at ne&to developed scout / scout flux for end of line performance metrics and to detect signal impairments.
Actually I can see that. And I can personally attest to the amazing infrastructure the OFA campaign.
Oh why don't i have mod points?
It doesn't seem to bad. Not sure how I feel about the main page theme, I'm just happy to have a a mobile app.
A mobile version of
/. is years overdue. What the hell took so long?