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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
36. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 19, 2013, 18:09 Enahs
 
NegaDeath wrote on Apr 19, 2013, 16:32:
Murden wrote on Apr 19, 2013, 16:06:
I have this cool way to disable metro. When it starts up. Click on the Desktop button.

I don't know why everyone's so upset about metro. Some of it I like, some of it I don't like. When I start up my computer its nice and simple to start up an app I use often, it's right there in front of me. If I need to use something suited to a more windows 7 atmosphere (like surfing the web, using the old interface with favorites bar) I simply click on the desktop button and I have it.

Everyone was happy with windows 7, and it really hasn't gone anywhere. They just added metro to it. Why the confusion? It's all there as it was.

IMO - Metros a step in the right direction, it just needs to be tweaked a bit.

Anyone who says it's confusing hasn't actually spent the time to see what it really is.

This article is a great answer to your question. Odds are if you are posting here you are an enthusiast, or at least technologically adept. The vast majority of people aren't. If something gets moved or changed you can find it, others can't. Removing the start button and the different control styles of the new start screen were enough to completely befuddle people. The lack of any meaningful tutorial only compounded the problem. Hell I have fellow employees that struggle just with using outlook. Throwing metro at them would be like throwing them in the ocean without a life preserver.

Yes.
But also look at this thread. You have people complaining about the lack of innovation from Microsoft, and how that will be its downfall. You have the people, who as soon as Microsoft changes something, the same people complaining about lack of innovation, complain because it is different!

It is impossible for them to "win" on discussion on the internets because the most vocal people want them to innovate while keeping everything exactly the same...

But, they are still selling the OS. I gave it a fair chance and I enjoy it.

Does it matter if they are selling as fast as Win 7? If it is still selling at a decent rate (which it is), then it is a win for them. A fail for them is not internet tech reporters complaining and bitching, or praising, just to get traffic to their websites.

People play with it at BestBuy and the like, and they buy it or they don't.

But it is selling, so it is successful enough for now...

 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
9. Re: Evening Mobilization Apr 18, 2013, 08:10 Enahs
 
Spektr wrote on Apr 18, 2013, 06:14:
I don't know about Iphone but I can only lament that my galaxyS2 is not built around the basic function. Which is or rather should be phonecalls. Well making a phonecall requires a swype gesture answering one also. Then the absence of a physical button for that requires you to look at the screen. In a perfect world I would say that those two facts contribute to deter people from phoning while driving but it's not the case and it only contributes to making people who phone while driving more dangerous as they look at screen and have to use two hands to answer calls or make them.
On android when I got started, if the contacts was pushed to the groups tab it makes the phone tab disappear entirely. As a newcomer I didnt know where it went and for a few days I could only make phone calls from contact list.
My point? in an emergency situation when you are stressed out, are wounded, for a reason have only one hand available ( say your arm is in a cast or you are carrying something) or using someone else's phone. Smartphones are ridiculously hard to use to start with.

On my Lumia 920, I swipe up to unlock it. I am given with the prompt to input my pass pin, or I can just hit a button to call 911.

So if I was in a situation, and I was unconscious, and my friend with me did not have a cell phone, they could still call 911 easily on my phone, even if they do not know how to use it, they just need to know how to read.

Is it not that way for iPhone and many Androids?
 
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News Comments > DOOM 4 Development Rebooted in 2011
45. Re: DOOM 4 Development Rebooted in 2011 Apr 4, 2013, 08:54 Enahs
 
I actually enjoyed Rage.
I played it two times through.

Was it great, no. But it was fun to me. Just because some of us have different tastes does not mean we are company shills...!

I tried Skrimm, but I just think it SUCKS. Sorry!

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 31, 2013, 09:15 Enahs
 
Lets me honest, the Mexico flag is pretty bad ass and deserving adoption as the manstovia flag.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 29, 2013, 10:40 Enahs
 
But I really like Win8....! I hate you guys!  
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
3. Re: Sunday Metaverse Mar 24, 2013, 19:01 Enahs
 
CBS.com has had every episode of Star Trek up for years now...for free. No account needed or anything...  
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
1. Re: Saturday Mobilization Mar 16, 2013, 09:28 Enahs
 
The Surface Pro is a beautiful, sexy device. My friend has one, and have played with it a lot. It is just a great device all around, it can do everything (except hardcore gaming), and it does them pretty damn well.

Despite what the internet(s) say, the battery life on it I experienced is amazing. No, not as good as an iPad, but it is a real full computer.

That said, I do not own one, because they are just damned expensive. I would love to have one of my own though. But I do not have $1200 to spend on it (which is about what it costs after all is said and done, as the damn keyboard is extra).

If Microsoft would have done what they did with the XBox and subsidize the cost of the device and sold it at an initial loss, much cheaper, they would be selling amazingly well.

Also, the RT was a stupid waste of time and money and effort by Microsoft. They should have just focused on the Pro (aka the full version of Windows that can run everything you could always run).

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 9, 2013, 16:23 Enahs
 
Not knowing exactly where you live, but using the value of 1.5 inches equivalent of water from NOAA for the average of your general area.

The math works out that you would have to shovel ~64.7 square foot of snow to shovel a ton of snow.

Zomebiefans estimates were on the high side, as the snow in your area right now is not very dense right now.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
10. Re: Op Ed Dec 29, 2012, 20:39 Enahs
 
It is pretty easy to do. And this is what Futuremark should have done and promoted their benchmarks for.

You get a score for CPU and a score for GPU/3D. Keep the score on the same playing field/level from revisions.

And then when a manufacture builds a system, they report the GPU and CPU scores, and games have on the system reqs the same.


Problem solved.

Not perfect, but would work really damn well.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
5. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 22, 2012, 09:21 Enahs
 
Creston wrote on Nov 22, 2012, 00:16:
ViRGE wrote on Nov 21, 2012, 21:34:
21% of you suck and are miserable excuses for human beings.

It's high time we just start taking away fucking licenses for that horseshit. Oh, you can't get to your job without a license, and thus can't take care of yourself? Tough fucking luck. Maybe in six months when you get your license back, you'll not have more important things to do than the actual act of fucking DRIVING.

I'd put all of them in jail for 20 years, but our jails are already too full. So taking away driver's licenses seems like a decent first step.

Creston

I kind of like the idea of a taking away there phone for a while. I suspect these are the same people that make me wait longer in line at the grocery store because they are too busy on their phone to listen to the cashier or to do it properly and efficiently at the self check-out.

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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
10. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 13, 2012, 11:36 Enahs
 
Verno wrote on Nov 13, 2012, 11:22:
Enahs wrote on Nov 13, 2012, 11:12:
But the technology changes behind the scenes, with regard to the kernal and the memory management, etc, are by far worthy of a major revision number.

I've heard this one before based on an Arstechnica article but most of the under the hood changes I've read about only have a meaningful impact on Metro apps. This is well reflected in the marginal differentials between them in benchmarks. I've seen very little evidence to support that Windows 8 is more than an incremental upgrade.

Nothing wrong with incremental upgrades per se though and at least Microsoft has priced it appropriately. I just think its a shame that they didn't try to do more, it feels largely like catch up. I'm also not happy that they don't allow sideloading of metro apps, won't allow desktop apps on the store and forced metro instead of making it a toggleable option based on the device you're using.

The changes behind the scene will not have a major obvious improvement for every application is only because how inefficient Windows has been in the past, and the remedy for that was to throw more hardware resources at it.

But you can get the same performance in many existing applications as your current system using Win 7 in Win 8, while using older and lesser hardware in Win 8.

Just because you do not obviously see a change does not mean major changes have not been made in the background; which will have major impact on future versions.

That said, these major changes bring to Windows technology Linux has had for in many cases 10 years.....and Mac has now had for 2 or so...
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 13, 2012, 11:12 Enahs
 
Verno wrote on Nov 13, 2012, 11:01:
ASeven wrote on Nov 13, 2012, 10:50:
One more nail in the Win8 coffin.

Win8 has the potential of dethroning WinME has the worst Windows ever made.

Nah, WinME was a technical disaster as much as it was a product of greed. Windows 8 without Metro is basically just a cheap version of Windows 7. There's nothing really "wrong" with it per se but giving it a major version number with so few standout features is almost misleading IMHO.

But the technology changes behind the scenes, with regard to the kernal and the memory management, etc, are by far worthy of a major revision number.

There is A LOT new in Win8, and it is a GREAT system. People only focus on the new UI is the problem; and that is always going to be something subjective anyway.
 
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News Comments > PC Minecraft Sells 8 Million
23. Re: PC Minecraft Sells 8 Million Nov 12, 2012, 15:21 Enahs
 
While I do not play Minecraft, it was worth making it for this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFdzA2wI6c0
 
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News Comments > Valve Confirms New Engine?
2. Re: Valve Confirms New Engine? Nov 12, 2012, 10:14 Enahs
 
Maybe this is the reason HL3 is taking so long?! They needed a new engine to do the awesome new game-play they thought up?!

I could always hope...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
73. Re: How Videos Go Viral Nov 6, 2012, 17:43 Enahs
 
I voted Ned Land, we need a good harpoonists to get this country back on course!


Although, he is Canadian, so that might have been a waste of a vote in retrospect.
 
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14. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 1, 2012, 19:17 Enahs
 
Actually, there are some other things besides the new interface.

On the background, Windows now has Kernal timing clock cycle savings ability linux had like 10 years ago (or something) and Mac has since 2007.

It also has some memory saving features, that again, Linux had for a while now.

So it is significantly more efficient on memory and power.
For a super computer, you will not notice it; and yes it does benefit tablets more then anything; but it does help out regular laptops as well. And in general, making anything more efficient is good!

There are a lot of other behind the scene features upgraded, that other OSs have had for a while now. Again, they do not make a major different on powerful PCs; but, again, efficiency is better!

It is a substantial improvement in the OS, that will not actually have any tangible benefits for a lot of people.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
9. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 1, 2012, 07:20 Enahs
 
Yes, I love my NetFlix account.

There is a lot of stuff on streaming I watch; but it is not by any means everything. I also do the 1 DVD out at a time for modern movies.

It is really just the other companies. They all want to compete with NetFlix on streaming content, so make it prohibitively expensive for NetFlix to do streaming; meanwhile they do not yet have their service available.

And I am not sure why CEOs of 100 different media companies thinks it is a good idea to have 100 different sources for streaming content...

More then one is good for the consumer, but too many is just silly.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
54. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 30, 2012, 14:09 Enahs
 
nin wrote on Oct 30, 2012, 09:34:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Oct 30, 2012, 09:33:
wtf_man wrote on Oct 30, 2012, 09:31:
Good Luck and Best Wishes. I hope the inconveniences are remediated as soon as possible.

He never tells us what he plays other than Guitar Hero - but hopefully he has a generator hooked up to his gaming rig and can catchup a bit!

Be glad it isn't the "nin FREEZEOUT OF 2010!" HAHAHAHAHAHAH


He doesn't show logged into steam in months. We might need an intervention, once the power returns.


I am on Steam all the time, I just rarely have it login to the social crap.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
7. Re: Internet Speed In United States Lags Behind Many Countries, Highlighting Global Digital Divide. Oct 21, 2012, 22:19 Enahs
 
Tom wrote on Oct 21, 2012, 21:58:
Bhruic wrote on Oct 21, 2012, 21:16:
Population density of South Korea: 503 pop/km^2
Population density of the US: 34 pop/km^2

This is not an acceptable excuse.

But it is. Just like it is why, in general, public transportation is no useful in the US except for a few cities, where it is very useful in other countries.


Ireland, according to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quality-of-life_index), is at the top of the quality of life index for 2005 data. Much higher then the US or South Korea.

Where is there population density is 65pop/km^2 (wikipedia again), and they have a broad band internet access penetration rate of ~30% (http://www.comreg.ie/_fileupload/publications/ComReg09101.pdf)


Population density is really the only major significant difference in which sets highly developed countries apart.

And it plays a critical role in everything, from transportation, energy, cost, technology, etc.

I.E. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e7/Ch3e3d.png broadband internet access is readily available to those that live in the larger population density. But it is really easy to skew averages down.


 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 6, 2012, 19:14 Enahs
 
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