Re: Tech firms are putting huge resources into VR/AR at the expense of everything else
Tim Sweeney is talking out of his arse...
169 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
I'm sorry is this a satirical post? If it is, hat tipped, if not you sir are a buffoon - I like the word buffoon and to be honest I could have used it to reply to a large number of comments on this topic. Both MS and Google couldn't give a flying fuck what any of you think - get over it.
Just swapped out 600ish Windows PC laptops with Chromebooks and MacBook Airs. 4 months in and our support calls have dropped to almost zero, yes that's fucking ZERO and our staff are much happier. Thats why it makes me laugh my arse off when I see all the MS techs wanking on about how great the MS infrastructure is - reality check, it's wank and I have 4 months of EVIDENCE to PROVE it. Jetsioning all the Windows PC laptops is the best descision I've made in my whole Tech career.
Would this be the same CBI who have been whining like little girls about the holiday entitlement pay and how it's going to shutdown every business in the UK? The same CBI who appear to have no interest in workers rights whatsoever and are attempting to manipulate the system to ensure British Businesses don't have to pay employees what they're entitled to? It's their report? Sorry but there's a possible information integrity issue here, even if it is about tablet sales. I mean it's not like the CBI have anything to gain by manipulating sales figures have they...
The "truth", in this case, is riding into town on the back of a vested interest. A little bit like what's currently happening in Oz with the broadband rollout. Trouble is people like Murdoch are greedy, grasping bastards, they want it all and will never stop trying to get it, usually at any cost. There's no attempt to forward mankind, it's purely about the dollars.
Riiiiiiiiight...., so you're saying NOW there's protection? Personally I don't believe a word of this MS bullshit. NO ONE, that's NO ONE should be allowed to rifle through anyone's email account without a) informing the account holder FIRST and b) having an appropriate court order to do so. What is this NAZI fucking Germany?
Sad to hear? Er... no. This company has been fleecing education establishments for many a year, selling arguably the cheapest and nastiest of hardware and services, for ridiculously inflated prices to very poorly informed head teachers, network managers and anyone else who'll buy their crap. I for one will not miss any of them when they go, which they will, it's just a matter of time...
I too had a moment of clarity, shall we say. It was hard detaching from it though, with the nagging feeling that I was missing out on something. For the most part it seems Facebook is full of desperate singles, total losers, egotistical wankers and emotional fuckwits, who you'd never normally even speak to, never mind let them look through all your personal shit. You know it's not right when people start sending you friend requests, who have hundreds of Facebook "friends", are, on a face to face social level, just utter, utter twats. Thanks but no thanks.
I disagree. At a company as big as Microsoft, not telling the truth to shareholders about stock sales from a previous quarterly statement, is lunacy. It strikes of pure desperation, in terms of gaining confidence to ensure ongoing investment. The problem is that being sued by shareholders is only going to lose the company more money, create even more resentment and friction, which could eventually lead to a catastrophic implosion. Ballmer is an idiot (and according to this information a barefaced liar). Of course even after this latest fuck up, it's most likely he still won't go and the shareholders will just keep on suing to the bitter end. If I were a share holder I'd bypass the legal action and get out fast.
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To be fair he has a point. The FACT is that CURRENTLY every SKYPE call is copies to MS servers. These laws should they come to pass will instruct other companies to follow suit. So it is you sir, who is reading between the f*cking lines.
@apjanes - "Personally, I find OS X much easier to use because..." it doesn't crash, I've never had a single virus and the UI is outstanding (subjective opinion). All of which culminates in the honest appraisal that I will continue to use OS X for managing my work and personal data and use a stripped down version of Windows 8 for gaming, until a proper alternative is available.
Using Start8 to boot directly to the desktop. Good solution to a shit experience. Don't use the apps, probably never will. Windows 8 boots faster than 7, overall happy with the speed and stability. Wouldn't use it as my primary OS, for me a Mac is far more productive for the effort expended.
"Should have done it in Welsh, nobody would have known" - a touch ignorant
Anyone caught slagging a colleague off on social media should be instantly sacked, as it's totally unprofessional.
However bosses who try to force staff to hand over passwords to any personal accounts, should be sued.
With all due respect - what a load of bollocks. Who gives a flying f*ck about how easy their website is to use?Simple fact is if Dell want to follow Microsoft into oblivion, so be it, they won't be missed. Personally speaking I'd rather build my own servers and desktops, than put up with the overpriced shite companies like HP and Dell churn out. Also I'd rather choose my own platforms too. Possibly a combination of WHAT WORKS FOR ME and not what vendors, fanbois and shills are desperately trying to persuade me to use. So a nice tidy little VMware solution with a range of servers, for a range of tasks, that I can take on and off line whenever I like.
As for open source, developers have been doing a lot of things right lately - ever heard of a story called the hare and the tortoise? PS. get a return key.
Anti Semitic comments are technically not racist. Jews choose to be Jews, they are not "born" Jews. Jewishness is merely passed on through religious indoctrination from a very young age. For example I could be Jewish but I could also be English white man or an American black man. Jews are not a race. Just as Christians are not a race and neither are Muslims. They are just groups of people who follow a type of religion.
Bought a copy of Windows 8 the other day just to play games of course. I've read pretty much everything I can about it before buying and I have to say it's not all bad. That said the interace is not intuitive on a desktop and it needs rethinking. I think it's going to push people away. On tablets it's probably going to be a different story but the competition is strong there.
On a related note, Steam on Linux (Ubuntu) is outstanding. If the developers support it Microsoft is most definitely going to lose quite a bit of market share. Interesting times.
"I agree, teach them using Open Office and Linux, then when they hit the real world where 99% of businesses use MS Office they will be as useless at that, as many other things you teach them in school."
Yeah or we could just carry on churning out MS Office drones who know dick about actual computing. I suggest you get back to the mid 90's where you belong. The Microsoft Office "era" is over, if our kids need MS Office skills then offer it as a side subject (as we used to with typing) and get this useless shit off the main curriculum for good.
Yeah, Team Fortress is good but it's a little old. I realise small steps are required but I would like to see some AAA titles (like Dishonoured) and while I also realise this is down to the game devs themselves, I just hope that Valve are pushing it hard. Personally, I don't want to be forced to use Microsoft products, any longer.
...given it's previous sterling security history who still uses Internet Explorer, irrespective of the version? Oh wait, it's those companies/governments who were fucked over with their "bespoke" [read: oh shit my eggs are all in one non standards compliant basket] applications.
On another (kind of related) note, I can't wait to ditch Windows for gaming. Come on Mr Newell, get your bloody finger out!
In the words of Greenday...
Sieg Heil to the president Gasman
Bombs away is your punishment
Pulverise the Eiffel towers
Who criticise your government
Bang bang goes the broken glass and
Kill all the fags that don't agree
Trials by fire, setting fire
Is not a way that's meant for me
Just cause (hey, hey, hey), just cause, because we're outlaws yeah!
I beg to dream and differ from the hollow lies
This is the dawning of the rest of our lives
I beg to dream and differ from the hollow lies
This is the dawning of the rest of our lives
This is our lives on holiday
...get over it.... and you religious types, yes you, you can finally throw your bibles away and stop fighting over the blue and the red hats - or whatever bullshit it is this week that causes you to kill and maim hundreds of innocent bystanders, in the name of *insert name of your god here*.
Maybe Microsoft are not catering for the fastest growing sector of the consumer market. After all there's going to be more "old" people in the world than ever before. Short sighted - I think so. Peddling Metro is the marketing equivalent trying to get everyone to take it up the "wrong un".
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