Windows 10 – The missing number starts now!

N: Imagine. These kids won’t have to remember passwords.
TTT: You mean like today’s adults?
N: Or obsess about security.
TTT: I have yet to meet a computer user who understands security, let alone obsesses about it.
N: For them, every screen is meant to be touched.
TTT: It always has been. How many TV screens and monitors throughout the decades have little kid hand prints on them by “Wasn’t me!”
N: And web pages are meant to be scribbled on and shared.
TTT: I agree. Most web pages do like like crap, but we share them anyway. Sometimes for that very reason.
N: They’ll expect their devices to listen to them.
TTT: You can hear me? Where are you?
(W: I’m in the house. :P)
N: And talk. And sing. And tell a funny joke.
TTT: Welcome back, Talking Moose.
N: And as they grow and get better at things, the technology will too. They’ll do things their parents never even dreamed of.
TTT: Like what? Run anti-virus scans over and over and over? Oh, you mean defrag? No? OOooooooh. How about using that brand new “Start Menu” button. Oh, yeah… no. So, like what?
N: ‘Cause these kids will grow up with Windows 10.
TTT: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10. Microsoft. Teaching kids to count!™
N: The future starts now. For all of us.
TTT: The future includes a brand new Start Menu and windowed windows – BOTH TOUTED AS FEATURES. Sounds more like the past to me. And, no, just for the still-unenlightened.
N: Get started today.
N: Windows 10 – a…
TTT: …Who needs a f’ing 9?™

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Windows 10: Why it’ll make you dump your Mac (if you have a learning disability)

We can almost assume that David Nield is trying to remain relevant and hold onto his job because, at best, this article is just here to get traffic. Why don’t we just dive right into his bullet points, shall we?

  • Seamless security – This is followed by explanations of new ways to login to the computer. Not one of those ways touches on the real security nightmare of Windows – malware. Go move to North Philly and boast that the locks on your doors are cooler than your neighbors. Let me know how that works out for you.
  • Touchscreen – I’m not yet sold on the idea of touch screen for laptops, but I’ll concede that there is no negative for having touch screen support (even if I personally don’t want it on my laptop).
  • The return of the Start Menu – So, Windows has had the Start Menu since, what, Windows 95? 20 years of having this feature. Then Microsoft removes it in their Windows 8 fiasco. NOW… WINDOWS 10 HAS TEH START MENU. W000000000hooooo0000! Microsoft innovation at its finest – have a feature, take it away, bring it back…. and voila! “Brand new feature!” As a side note, the same “excitement” surrounds Metro apps being in their own windows. Yeah. Innovation. Making sure Windows apps run in independent windows is new and exciting stuff. LOL
  • Apps work everywhere – Not sure I’m sold on this, nor do I believe the promise. Do the apps work shittier on a phone? Can your game play on the phone as well? Making Word work everywhere isn’t rocket science or even anything new. Apple and Google have been doing versions of this for quite some time. And, I happen to like Apple’s implementation of specific apps for specific devices that sync and behave accordingly. Maybe Microsoft will prove me wrong, but they never have before.
  • Cortana on the desktop – There’s nothing compelling about this. I don’t miss Siri outside of my phone environment. Reminders and calendar events still notify me on my Mac, so what’s the issue? Admittedly, I haven’t used Cortana, so maybe I’m missing something.
  • Microsoft Edge – Awesome that Microsoft finally made a new browser for 2015 but, at best, this is catch up, not leapfrogging or anything extraordinary. I definitely commend Microsoft for this, but I also condemn Microsoft for attempting to keep the Internet in the dark ages for so long with that shitty Internet Explorer (IE 6 being the biggest culprit). Edge is simply necessary now or MS gets left behind even further by every other browser.
  • Other apps – Remember I mentioned earlier in a side note about Windows’ users excitement that new Windows apps behave and appear in a windowed mode? That’s this bullet point. People are excited that apps in an OS called Windows that always behaved in a windows mode…. now operate in a windows mode. If you cannot understand the absurdity of this, you are not my target audience.
  • Xbox integration – This may or may not be a compelling feature for some, but I don’t see it.

I’m glad Microsoft is trying, but let’s not pretend they’re doing anything amazing that will woo away Mac users.

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Just needs some repeating…

The Galaxy S6 has 3GB of RAM compared to the iPhone 6 1GB RAM.
The Galaxy S6 has an OCTA CORE 2.1GHz CPU compared to the iPhone 6 DUAL CORE 1.4GHz CPU.

To summarize, the Galaxy S6 has:
* 3x the memory.
* 4x the amount of cores, each core about 150% “faster.”

In what world should Apple’s A8 chip (the dual core mentioned above) be beating or keeping up with any of the quad core and octa core chips in the Android world? Android and/or Android hardware == INEFFICIENT.

In closing, men with 10″ cocks boast that they have 10″ cocks that only function properly with Viagra.

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MacBook Air to the “rescue.”

Ok, so the MacBook Air didn’t rescue anything. However, this is but one more anecdote in a world full of anecdotes…

Many months back, I bought my girlfriend an ASUS. It was a cheap little machine because she wanted a computer to use and I wasn’t letting her use mine. Sorry, I pay a lot for my MacBook Pro and, if you can’t assure me you’ll treat the physical machine as well as I do, HANDS OFF. That goes for her, a woman in her 30s, and my son… 7. :P

For months, she’d use it…. sometimes. As someone who used her old Windows XP machine until it died, that’s all she knew. She didn’t know Vista, 7, and here comes Windows 8 on her new ASUS. She didn’t like it very much. Not only was it not comfortable for her to use (even with little tweaks to make it 7-like again), the machine was fairly clunky and bulky. The track pad, like most PC laptops these days, was off center to align with main keyboatd (not keyboard plus number pad). This design never made sense to me… and she didn’t like it either. She was also worried about malware, though I wasn’t really sure why, since I figured she had that issue handled from being an XP user for so long.

Fast forward, and making a long story short, I bought her a refurbed 2014 MacBook Air. 13″, Core i5, 4GB RAM, and 128 GB SSD. In less than a day, she’s been using the thing almost non-stop. This is her first Mac and, although she’s been minimally exposed to Mac, she doesn’t know it yet. And yet, she’s already very happy with the thing, from how it looks, to how light it is, to how it functions without worrying about Windows nonsense that many IT people (and pseudo-IT people alike) say is just par for the course.

I’ll say it again. While no OS is 100% safe from malware, some handle it better. Windows will ALWAYS suck on that front. 15 years of OS X usage on my part on websites that would almost guarantee to give you the cyber version of AIDS, and I’ve never worried. 15 years of OS X increasing usage and criminals have, at best, managed to get trojans and scareware on Macs. *Yawn*

So, while I wouldn’t put her in the Mac camp just yet, she *really* likes her computer. Oh, and it doesn’t hurt that she can play some of her favorite old DOS games natively on it (since DOS games only require x86/x64, NOT Windows).

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Calling all spec whores…

Now… I realize this isn’t the end all, be all of tests and benchmarks, and there are probably benchmarks where Samsung shines, but can the next person who tells me that a Samsung Galaxy whatever whatever has much better specs than an iPhone simply go hang themselves?

In summary:
* The Samsung has EIGHT FUCKING CORES @ 2.1GHz.
* The iPhone has TWO FUCKING CORES @ 1.4GHz.

If the Samsung isn’t TROUNCING the iPhone, that tells me the hardware is shitty and/or Android is. In either case, please don’t pretend to be a techie and that’s why you prefer the inefficient hardware and/or software.

Just to rub it in, the phone with less cores and slower clock speeds per core won the round. And it won in high performance gaming (you know, the same metric most Windows guys fall over themselves with when comparing to a Mac)? Yeah, your shit sucks WITH (supposedly) better and faster hardware. Hamster that…

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The “Monopoly guy” does not recognize that his arrogant statement has been made before.

Per the “Monopoly Guy” (Mercedes-Benz chairman Dieter Zetsche)

“If there were a rumour that Mercedes or Daimler planned to start building smartphones then they (Apple) would not be sleepless at night. And the same applies to me.”

That same smugness was applied by Palm CEO Ed Colligan in 2006:

“We’ve learned and struggled for a few years here figuring out how to make a decent phone,” he said. “PC guys are not going to just figure this out. They’re not going to just walk in.”

Proof that people would rather assume someone else can’t come in and take over rather than innovate and grow. I realize that Mercedes-Benz is no slouch of a company, but everyone crumbles when they underestimate competition.

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