M$ has definitely gone downhill since Bill left and I'm not entirely sure it was uphill before that.
Posts by Far Canal
17 publicly visible posts • joined 15 Nov 2010
Has Microsoft finally killed off Windows 8 Start button?
Steve Jobs' last words: 'OH WOW. OH WOW. OH WOW.'
Would you go to Facebook for mobile tech support?
Farcebook? I wouldn't sign up for that crap if it wasn't crap and if I called tech support for something and they pointed me to facebook, I'd yell and scream until they gave me another option after which I'd look to replace whatever product it was that I had a problem with in the first place. When will this crap end?
Facebook 'personal' news feed gets algorithm rejig
Jesus appears, acquires vast following, bitchslaps Justin Bieber
New Apple move against Galaxy Tab on Euro front
Serial Web2.0 investor pumps Twitter valuation to $8bn
Maybe I'm old but ...
I created a twitter account once just to see what it was about and it amounted to (in my opinion at least) nothing more than the verbal diarrhea that I try to avoid in real life. Other than inserting advertising into the streams, how do they expect to make money? Then again, why as why - no point hurting my brain thinking about it unnecessarily.
Facebook quietly switches on facial recognition tech by default
Let me guess ....
"The option is to allow the automatic tagging of YOU in YOUR FRIENDS' pics. It's not like you can upload a photo of a crowd of people and it will search the WHOLE of Facebook to tag it with a bunch of people you don't already know. So, If you tagged a randomer as Rick Astley in a pic you uploaded, it wouldn't make any difference, because the feature only identifies faces tagged as YOU for YOUR FRIENDS in pics THEY upload.
Jeez! Why do people panic about this stuff before they take the time to understand what the feature ACTUALLY does..."
I suspect not many people here are silly enough to actually have an account ... just a guess.
White iPhone 4 spotted, 'shipped to Apple stores'
Death threats against 'worst song ever' YouTube teen
US gov mulls issuing terrorist warnings on Twitter, Facebook
Microsoft: 'No one cares about Google's dev cloud'
Cloudy with a chance of meatballs
We've been looking long and hard at cloud offerings and the M$ offering is close to being the worst of what we've seen. Q: what tools do you use for virtualisation? M$: Hyper-V Q: We use that as well and we have all sorts of problems with it. M$: We run a special version. Q: One with all the bugs removed? M$: I'm not sure I'd put it like that but basically ... yes.
It's laughable to say the least - but it does provide entertainment and pay the mortgage.
Kentucky man denies drunk driving, blames blow job
iPad 2 spawns updated iOS and apps
The iOS bit anyhow
I know I'm getting ripped off but being able to project the MotoGP onto the tele without having to plugin the HDMI enabled laptop on Sundays and being able to sit in the chair and play my favorite music from the iTouch through the surround sound while having a beer on Friday night makes it worthwhile. I'm sure there's an android solution but after working all week with Unix, it's nice to have some "just plug it in and it works" technology to play with almost makes it worth it - it's still a ripoff though.