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Comment We built an omni-UX and that sank into the swamp (Score 2) 255

So we built another on top of that and that caught fire, burned and sank into the swamp.

So we built one on top of that and forced everyone into compliance... and that UX, that UX son stood!

Repeating the same mistakes and expecting a different outcome is a sign of insanity!

I'm not even sure what the business model here is - That they'll save a few million by only having one development team across all platforms?

A TV interface that you control with a D-pad or joystick is NOT the same as a PC interface with a keyboard/mouse is NOT the same as a tablet interface with a touch screen. No matter how much you try to unify the concepts the interactions/navigations/cues are DIFFERENT at the very least from an input standard and not even counting things like screen resolutions, viewing distances and, becoming more commonplace, display hardware.

Now there's nothing wrong with having one app store with one purchasing account for all the platforms but the UX for those should be customized to maximize the benefits of each platform. My ATM, smartphone and bank teller are all ways I perform the same functions with my bank - But they're in NO WAY a unified experience!!!

Comment Re:I don't (Score 1) 507

No - not what they decide I should have but what they can use to further recover revenue from their product.

I don't want ads. The MAN thinks I should have them for my own good? Because that's what the market wants? Because the man is being magnaminous? No, the man wants his mon-ay. While all of the manufacturers could make their own set-top box to do the same thing (like Roku, AppleTV) why compete with the other manufacturers who have the market pretty much locked up already and cede the field when they can just bake it into their TV, See? You don't need that silly Roku when you have Samsung-o-vision!

I understand my rant has little to no power and how the market forces are at work/play here... But damn it felt good saying it! :)

Comment I don't (Score 4, Insightful) 507

I know it's weird but I just want this unitasking display that does ONE THING GOOD - Generates a purty picture with good resolution and color depth and supports the current HDMI standards and maybe displayport. I don't want or need to play angry birds on it or skype on it or any countless numbers of apps that I'll use my computer or iDevice to run and I certainly do NOT want it networked (unless you're going to allow me to update the HDMI controllers - which you guys never do anyway preferring to make me buy a whole new display)

YOU. SELL. TVs!!!

That's the extent of your access into my life!

Comment What the hell Microsoft?! - WHY?!?!?! (Score 1) 328

This makes NO SENSE as a business. Let alone disrespecting your consumers you're actively HARMING many of your consumers and actively fomenting HATRED for your product let alone your brand name and for what purpose?!

For better adware rates? Really? Who wants to buy ads on your OS that everyone hates?
To save some money on patches and code because you only have to maintain one code base? No one wants to buy your software now so hey, you're going to save LOTS of money on maintenance!

The only thing this points to is Microsoft is getting ready to close their ecosystem and the only way they can do that is get them all onto Windows 10 and then force all software through the windows store - which I'm sure is baked into the Windows 10 EULA.

I've had to actively fight and repair 4 friends and family members systems over the past few weeks who suddenly woke up with Windows 10 on their systems when they explicitly - EXPLICITLY CLICKED NO on the upgrade!

Now you're telling me *I* have to go back and confirm that the upgrade box I explicitly made hidden on my PCs will now be unchecked?! FU!

Comment Walking patterns? (Score 5, Funny) 109

Good luck getting that to work when you're drunk and trying to order up an Uber.
"I need -hic- whoa I need a uber to get home"
UNAUTHORIZED USER
"No like really man, open up and order me a..."
UNAUTHORIZED USER
"Oh fu...fu... fine... hic... Oh wait"
UNAUTHORIZED USER"
"SHADDUP THAT WASN'T AN ATTEMPT"
UNAUTHORIZED USER
"wait wait... my voice is.. my passport, verify me?"
UNAUTHORIZED USER
"FUG YOU... Ima just gonna llie down on this soft concrete now..."
"Oh dude... check out this guys awesome phone, grab it!"
User accepted, have a nice day.
"sweet!"

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