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Comment Re:so pony up, Microsoft want agile extreme only (Score 1) 413

The same can be said of Windows except you'd be opening it up to malware and guess what? The same applies to Linux. How fricking sad is it that you will sit here with a straight face and tell me i should leave my users vulnerable with a badly out of date OS? And you HAVE to do the forced upgrade deathmarch because Linux don't support previous versions for shit because "Hey its free!" well so is that dogshit in the park but I don't want to be handling it either.

At the end of the day there is a reason why more people risk hefty fines and in some regions even jail time to steal the competitor's product than take yours for free by several orders of magnitude and that is because Torvalds is a shitty developer who refuses to let go of a broken driver model he ripped off of UNIX in 1993. I mean can you imagine how much you'd be laughing if Windows kept the creaking and buggy as fuck .VXD driver model in 2013? that shit would be hilarious, right? Well that is EXACTLY WHAT TORVALDS HAS DONE by keeping the ancient fucked up POS dependency hell breaks constantly "let the devs do it" driver model which in the end leaves you with shit like this, with drivers that are half assed, piss poor, and break often.

Again feel free to take the Hairyfeet Challenge and try for yourself and see if 1 or more drivers aren't completely trashed by the end. For extra points try it on a laptop and see how quickly Linux shits all over the wireless. the Hairyfeet Challenge actually rigs things in Linux' favor by asking for only HALF the support Windows gets and on top of that I didn't even use anything exotic, we are talking boring bog standard hardware that is in a good 90% of the desktops and laptops and it STILL shit all over itself. If the Linux community wanted to pay me for the bandwidth and time I'd be happy to film it live but frankly the challenge is so easy to replicate at home that anybody can do it, all you need is a bog standard desktop or laptop and a copy of whatever distro you want to test from 5 years ago which you will then upgrade/date to current through the GUI as Joe and Jane Normal would be expected to do.

At the end of the day the Linux driver model is deep fried tampons and as long as Torvalds is in the big chair it will stay that way because he is old and cares more about "purity of essence" than having a functional OS. Hell even basic common sense will illustrate that the math don't work when it comes to drivers, when Torvalds adopted that driver model you could fit every Linux driver on a single floppy, now you have over 100,000 drivers, hundreds of new drivers released each month and MAYBE 300 devs (I'm pretty sure it isn't even half that, just giving Torvalds the benefit of the doubt) that are qualified to do low level driver debug and testing. If you mainlined pure coke into their veins and kept them working 24/7 then you would MAYBE have each driver looked at once every 6 years MAYBE.

There is a reason why every B&M shop that has tried Linux has dropped it, from little shops like mine to giants like Walmart, why simply shopping for devices to use with Linux quickly becomes a game of hardware roulette and why drivers get shit on constantly when you update/grade and that is because the driver model just doesn't work. But when you get any of the devs on here the only explanation you get is either Torvalds "It wouldn't let me just tweak whatever I want at any time" (yeah jackass, that is kinda the damned point, to keep you from breaking shit) or worse that kernel dev who said, I swear to God, that "I hope every non free driver breaks often!". Yeah because users don't want functional hardware, all they care about is the racial purity of the GPL. BTW in a case of irony moist and delicious what does every forum tell you to buy for video? Nvidia because their proprietary drivers actually fucking work!

After nearly 5 years of dealing with Linux bullshit frankly if given the option of being trapped in Win 8 metro forever or taking Linux I'd take metro any day of the week, it may be a shitty GUI but at least when I update the damned thing the drivers don't fall apart. For fucks sake is this 2013 or 1993?

Comment Re:Yeah (Score 1) 355

Sure they got choice, they can go to Mr Pirate down the street who is much loved ATM thanks to the fact that Win 8 is ass cancer. Piracy from the little shops is fricking insane and even from some of the medium sized places and frankly most people couldn't give a rat's ass, they are already pissed at MSFT for trying to ram that "LULZ I'm a cellphone LULZ" Win 8 garbage down their throat so they are more than happy to pay Mr Pirate to make that nasty thing just go away. BTW I have to say you gotta give the pirates credit, i was shown a Win 7 DVD that not only updates, it automatically greys out any updates to WGA and even sets up the system with an OEM wallpaper based on what OEM is listed in the BIOS.

But by your logic Vista should have sold like gangbusters, it didn't, and in the end the OEMs ended up having to offer XP (just as Lenovo and others are offering win 7 pre-installed) because at the end of the day you can't force somebody to use something they fricking loathe and folks loathe Win 8 and its "LOL hai, have you seen our apps?" cellphone bullshit with a passion. I have watched people pay more for a refurb than a new system sitting right beside it because the refurb had 7, THAT is how much of a backlash we guys in the trenches are seeing, they don't just dislike it, they act like you took a steaming dump in front of them when looking at Win 8.

Comment Re:Useless academic is useless. (Score 1) 462

No fricking shit, too much CLEAN power is bad? What a waste of space, and I bet that while he talks about how that clean power would be bad his fat ass is sitting in a room with the AC blasting sipping a cold drink and eating his takeout, I've found that a lot of those academic types are nothing but big fat hypocrites.

Comment Re:I miss Scroogle :( (Score 2) 135

Meh I use Bing, I figure if somebody is gonna make money off my searches the least they can do is give me a slice and all those $5 Amazon gift cards are great for picking up the little adapters and odds and ends i'm always needing round the shop. Plus I like their image search better than Google.

As for TFA this just shows that the USPTO has basically become a rubber stamp for the corps, frankly the whole copyrights and patents system need to be tossed out and overhauled, all it does now is make rich old white guys ever richer while making minefields for everybody else.

Comment Re:so pony up, Microsoft want agile extreme only (Score 1) 413

Yeah it was in the DP build IIRC, I know I was going straight to desktop after 5 minutes of dealing with "Oh hai, I'm a cellphone giggle" Metro but when that no longer worked in CP I tossed the thing and never looked back. It might work good on a tablet but since i have ZERO desire for a MSFT tablet (happy with my android smartphone, thanks anyway) Win 8 is just a giant PITA.

Comment Re:so pony up, Microsoft want agile extreme only (Score 1) 413

Nope they were all returned because Linux shits all over its own drivers every time you update the damned thing. You take the "Hairyfeet challenge" which i'm sure you can find with a little Googling and you'll see that QA and testing is non existent in Linux, its just a fucking mess of an OS. As much as I hate Vista and 8 I'd take either one over Linux, yes its THAT bad.

And please don't waste my time talking about your router (never gets updated so no shit it don't break) your cellphone (controlled by google with a billion a year spent on upkeep, also doesn't use vanilla linux for shit) or servers (all the major server companies pay entire dev teams to do nothing but fix their drivers when Torvalds and company take a steaming dump on them) because we are talking about laptops and desktops and in that arena Linux is deep fried shit.

Comment Re:someone's gotta start the show (Score 2) 175

Because if MSFT stays on the same path Win 7 will be a red headed stepchild that gets updates late if at all by next year?

Unless the new CEO changes the course ballmer put them on its "tablets ahoy!" while Win 7 gets left out in the cold. hell they have already said there will be NO service pack 2, which considering its something like 200 patches to take an SP1 Win 7 system to current should show how MSFT feels about those still on Win 7, and 8.1 is "apps apps apps, have we told you we have an appstore?" bullshit so its pretty obvious that Win 7 is gonna be treated like Vista, an OS that TECHNICALLY is still supported but which gets almost zero attention from the company.

Besides like it or not its getting harder and harder to get new laptops with Windows 7 so I might as well learn now how to fix the bastard.

Comment Re:Idiocracy (Score 2) 628

To be fair there is gonna be plenty of times when you are gonna "have a special reason to know" the person you are texting is driving. For example the drummer for my band has a day job which involves driving a long distance to work so i know not to call him for at least 2 hours after his shift ends otherwise he is likely to get my call during his commute so by this ruling if I ignored the fact that I know what hours he works I would be at least partially responsible.

So while the courts have had a LOT of bad rulings lately this one it seems is just applying common sense, if you know the person is on the road between the hours of X and Y and you text them anyway? You are helping to contribute to unsafe conditions, no different than if you were the passenger and kept distracting the driver to show them some LOLCats on your phone.

Comment Re:someone's gotta start the show (Score 4, Insightful) 175

Exactly, look at the dual screen tablet they had, courier I think? You can have the greatest idea on the planet and if you do fuck all with it....what good was it?

As far as MSFT not innovating, oh they do, its just ruined, half assed, and piss poor thanks to the legions of PHBs that have to get their 2c in. I mean who can look at the piss awful art school drop out mess that is Windows 8x and not realize it was designed by committee? Even the most basic rules of UI convention like control (user should feel they are in control of the OS, not feel helpless), conveyance (user should have enough visual clues and information they can figure out how to do basic tasks), continuity (user should consistently get the same result from the same action) simply do not exist in Win 8, the user feels lost and helpless as there is ZERO information given. How does a user find out there is a "charms bar", or as I call it the "Random in your face" bar? Is there a balloon? Pop up? Something? Nope they have to trip over it by accident. Not that they will be happy when they DO trip over it because they soon find because a touchpad just gives indications of movement and NOT position like a tablet the stupid OS treats ANY fast movement as a swipe gesture and cockblocks you with that damned charms bar.

Hell I could go on all damned day listing the problems with Win 8 but I'll end with a little anecdote, my dad. My dad is about the most bog standard Windows user that has ever drawn breath, he chats, uses FB, does his Quickbooks, watches movies, completely bog standard stuff here. he needed a new laptop so after doing a little research I found one that was really nice, light, core i3, plenty of HDD space and memory, and most importantly had drivers for Win 7 so if dad didn't like Win 8 I could put on Win 7 easily. I decided to use this as a test of Win 8 and simply handed it to my dad, just as if he bought it himself and it showed up at his house. Now i didn't do ANYTHING to sour him on Win 8 or Metro, in fact i had actually wanted Win 8 to succeed as my dad has poor eyesight and I thought the large tiles might be easier to use.

So how did it go? Less than an hour into the experiment dad wanted me to, and I quote "Take this piece of garbage and run over it with my truck". BTW he was DEADLY serious, Windows 8 pissed him off so much he was willing to gladly write off his new $500 laptop to see Windows 8 destroyed. So I took it home and after a night of hacking the registry and adding third party shells and generic touchpad drivers so i could kill that uncharming charms bar he is happy...with an OS that looks and acts 100% like Windows 7.

Comment Re:so pony up, Microsoft want agile extreme only (Score 1) 413

Nope, not seeing ANY XP users, I haven't seen one in about 6 months, no what everyone wants is Windows 7 because Windows 8 is a broken mess that is simply unusable. Watch this video to see how a fricking tech writer fares with Win 8, now imagine that for Joe Average its much MUCH worse. in fact when people talk about Win 8 I usually say "Oh you mean "Hey stop doing that!"" and they all agree because Win 8 seems to be completely random and arbitrary, it just does shit whenever and whatever it feels with zero prompts or explanation given.

And if by other OSes you mean Android and iOS? I'll agree with ya there, if the next CEO don't toss the trainwreck that is metro the end of Win 7 will be the end of MSFT. Hell Acer is already up to double digit sales of ChromeOS, an alternative to Windows on X86 getting double digit sales is unheard of since the days of the 386! The simple fact is that Metro is designed for an interface that just doesn't exist, the touchscreen PC. Sure there is a handful in the wild but when you look at the numbers they are MAYBE 3% of the entire PC landscape, that means 97% of the users get a broken interface because ballmer had a raging hard on for tablets, just fucking retarded.

Comment Re:so pony up, Microsoft want agile extreme only (Score 5, Insightful) 413

Insightful, really mods? Got news for ya pal and its that NOBODY IS BUYING WIN 8! In fact I can get a refurb Win 7 machine sold in a few hours, i had a Win 8 machine sit SEVEN MONTHS before it sold, how did I sell it? Put Win 7 on it!

MSFT is screwed on two fronts, 1.- After the MHz Wars switched to the Core War PCs quickly became waaaaaay overpowered compared to the jobs that folks had to do, so that 5 year old C2D laptop, or Phenom I X3 desktop? it has more cycles to spare than Joe Average knows what to do with. 2.- When it does come time to get something new a lot of people are either having the machine they have fixed or are buying a Win 7 system because Win 8 is a DO NOT WANT, its Vista all over again with people using downgrade rights (I've had to deal with downgrades so often that I now charge extra if I have to call for a key) or buying OEM or getting a refurb unit, whatever it takes the vast majority will do because they hate Windows 8!

Dude its not even just the little guys like me, its gotten so bad for the OEMs that Lenovo and Acer are selling their PCs "pre hacked" with a third party shell already bolted on so the machine looks and acts like....Windows 7! That is fricking bad when the #1 OEM on the planet has to hack the shell just to get anybody to buy a PC with Windows 8 on it, I mean how piss poor do you have to be for sales to have the OEMs go out and buy a third party shell and bolt that shit on there just to move some units?

So try looking at those figures again before you say MSFT has the customers locked in, because between Android, ChromeOS, OSX, iOS, and Win 7 frankly there is a lot of choices for those that think Win 8 is a turd and judging by the adoption rates a hell of a lot more are ignoring or actively avoiding Win 8 than are buying.

Comment Re:Here we go... (Score 0) 918

The problem AIN'T the 40% Billy, its the other 60% that are either Jihadists or collaborators, THAT is the problem.

You want to compare it to the west fine, be careful what you wish for. In the west the militants like WBC and Aryan Brotherhood are treated like...drumroll...EXTREMISTS! They are marginalized, looked down upon, and are monitored by the authorities and get busted when they step a hair out of line. Compare that to the ME where the ones screaming for heads are not only NOT marginalized but they are often REWARDED for their behavior, have the MSM blowing propaganda out for them, and are protected by many including a large number of your so called 40%.

And just because you know some Arab guy who was nice to you in public means just about as much as me saying "I know a nice old black guy down the hall, he would never do a flash mob so its not a problem" but it IS a problem Billy, it IS a problem. I'm sorry I can no longer find the link but there was a nice little table that showed how many terrorists attacks a country had and compared it to how many Muslims they had, know what it showed? A perfect hockeystick going up, with 12% seeming to be the tipping point before the violence shot off like a rocket. It may not be politically correct to say it but fuck it, truth is truth, and in countries that are 100% Muslim or as close as you can get what do you see? Barbarity, the chopping off of limbs for crimes, killing rape victims as well as gays and women and children treated like property.

I'm sorry but there is NO way you can spin that into something nice, just as there is NO way you can argue that going into a Muslim country will be anything but constant war. You are talking about a people that venerate a mother whose child straps a bomb to themselves and kills innocent people, You are talking about a people that had a show for 5 year olds that starred a Mickey Mouse ripoff who carried an AK47 and cheered kids that said "I'm gonna kill Christians and Jews for Allah!" and who was written out of the show by having Jewish soldiers stomp him to death, I'm sorry Billy but there is no way in hell you are gonna sell that backward ass barbaric culture as anything but what it is, vicious and extreme.

Comment Re:so pony up, Microsoft want agile extreme only (Score 4, Insightful) 413

Or maybe, just maybe, the dirty little secret MSFT doesn't want you to know is really the fact that Windows 8.1 is just Windows 8 with a switch flipped that will let you go to the desktop and some more "apps apps apps, have we mentioned we have an appstore with apps?" in your face metro bullshit. Like making a "Start Goatse" as I call it where you click the start button trying to escape and it hauls your ass right back to metro...have they mentioned they have touch and apps?

Or maybe the engineers at MSFT are doing this on purpose, its been widely known that ballmer is fricking HATED by many at the company and doing what they can to make sure "Ballmer's Folly" flops as bad as Win 8? Really wouldn't be out of the question. At the end it won't matter though as i can tell you little shops like mine have stopped carrying Win 8x anything as I have watched people gladly pay for a more expensive refurb with Win 7 than be forced to take Windows 8, its a giant DO NOT WANT as far as consumers are concerned and after I was stuck fixing that mess a few times i can say honestly? Don't blame 'em.

It takes a HELL of a lot more than simply slapping Start8 to kill the abomination that is "Oh hai I'm a cellphone LULZ" Metro, specifically it took a half a dozen deep level registry hacks AND hunting down a generic synaptics touchpad driver to kill those $%#^%# swipe gestures bullshit, and even then it looks like a poor man's Win 7 copy. I'm predicting it'll bomb and suck and be the punchline of jokes, just like Win 8. They can polish their asses off but all they are gonna have is a shiny turd NOT a diamond!

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