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12. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 11, 2012, 09:50 Smellfinger
 
Of course Microsoft is going to become more like Apple. Closed architecture is the holy grail if your goal is to abolish ownership of software and turn it into a premium service.  
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11. NOLF Oct 11, 2012, 02:43 Ant
 
JoeNapalm wrote on Oct 10, 2012, 10:43:

Who waaaants to liiiiiiive forever?

Who waaaants to liiiiiiive forever?


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10. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 11, 2012, 02:42 Ant
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 10, 2012, 20:34:
Forever? Thanks Ant via Slashdot.

I find your lack of faith disturbing.
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9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 10, 2012, 20:42 jdreyer
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 10, 2012, 10:54:
That list makes a few presumptions. For one, it seems to think you can't plug monitors, mice and keyboards into laptops. I'm typing this on a corporate laptop hooked up to a mouse, a keyboard, and a monitor (using the laptop's screen as a second monitor.)

It also assumes that component manufacturers will keep investing in developing desktop components over laptop ones, keeping those parts more powerful. That's already slowing down and the gap is lessening.

She did caveat her argument with, "As laptops get thinner, port offerings decline." Certainly, the laptop trend is toward ultrabooks and tablets, and they do have fewer ports available. But for more powerful traditional laptops, I agree it's not the case.

As for your second argument, this is my greatest fear as onboard graphics become more commonplace. If developers stop pushing the envelope b/c everyone is developing toward onboard graphics instead of discrete graphics, there will be less impetus to engineer powerful graphics chips.
 
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8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 10, 2012, 20:34 jdreyer
 
Forever? Thanks Ant via Slashdot.

I find your lack of faith disturbing.
 
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7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 10, 2012, 18:50 Closed Betas
 
So he is just now noticing the USA becoming communist and changing?
Guess commercialism is tapped out and China can't make stuff any cheaper... Now that they reduced usa labor and intelligence to that of mentally retarded sheep, with 3 legs.
 
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6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 10, 2012, 15:35 Beamer
 
wtf_man wrote on Oct 10, 2012, 15:31:
Microsoft CEO Sees Company Becoming More Like Apple. Ballmer in a turtleneck?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOgOP_aqqtg

The best was the video of what the iPod packaging would look like if Microsoft designed it.
 
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5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 10, 2012, 15:31 wtf_man
 
Microsoft CEO Sees Company Becoming More Like Apple. Ballmer in a turtleneck?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOgOP_aqqtg
 
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4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 10, 2012, 13:38 noman
 
Regarding the Samsung click of death issue, I ran into the problem on my 46" LCD purchased in Aug 2007. Within three years it started having this issue, where the faulty capacitors wouldn't hold enough juice to get the TV started instantly, once it had been switched off for several hours.

In the end it was taking two minutes or more of clicking until it could start. I also made use of the free service repair offer, however when the person came and replaced the capacitors, the TV went completely dead. I wasn't home at the time, and the guy gave me the standard, 'it must have been dead before I came' and no amount of calls between Samsung and the service repair company would fix the issue. In the end, I opened the TV, and found that the fuse was blown and replaced it myself. The TV has worked fine ever since.

Moral of the story is that if you run into this click-of-death problem, and when the service repair tech shows up, make sure you show him that the TV is working fine otherwise before he opens it. These guys have been given this contract by Samsung, where they come in and replace capacitors blindly without making sure that the TV actually works after they are done.
 
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3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 10, 2012, 12:30 Cutter
 
JoeNapalm wrote on Oct 10, 2012, 10:43:

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Who waaaants to liiiiiiive forever?


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2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 10, 2012, 10:54 Beamer
 
That list makes a few presumptions. For one, it seems to think you can't plug monitors, mice and keyboards into laptops. I'm typing this on a corporate laptop hooked up to a mouse, a keyboard, and a monitor (using the laptop's screen as a second monitor.)

It also assumes that component manufacturers will keep investing in developing desktop components over laptop ones, keeping those parts more powerful. That's already slowing down and the gap is lessening.
 
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1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 10, 2012, 10:43 JoeNapalm
 

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