* Posts by Kunari

154 publicly visible posts • joined 20 Jun 2013


FTC zaps more scammer loopholes with ban on wire transfers, cash cards


Re: Reloadable payment cards?

You'll still be able to use such cards while you travel in the USA, you'll be there to swipe it in person.

Apple's iPad Pro: We're making a Surface Pro WITH A STYLUS over Steve Jobs' DEAD BODY


Re: Slavishly Copied

Apple didn't some up with the concept of a stylus either. The concept was out there before the Newton, though, it was one of the first to do handwriting recognition on a consumer product.

Windows 10 blamed (partly) for stalled PC sales recovery


Re: Five year old

Agreed with Paul, a fresh Win7 install or upgrade to 10 would speed up your system. My old 2009 laptop is a whole new machine after a fresh Win7 install, Win10 freezes after a shutdown or I'd have stayed on 10.


Re: Setting Windows aside for a second...

Agreed. Most users needs are quite modest compared to the power of today's CPU & GPUs. The average user's biggest power need is probably editing a movie they took with their webcam or cellphone. A modern cellphone or tablet can do basic video editing these days. Streaming media isn't too big a load for today's hardware nor is farting around on Facebook or other websites. Gamers are power users, but that segment is small comparatively, and even then, a good chuck is on a console and not a PC.

My 2009 laptop is still perfectly capable for 99% of my needs. I just bought a new one with SSD drives and larger screen as my eyes aren't as young as they used to be. ;) Did I "need" an upgrade? No, I could of gotten another year or maybe two our of my old system if I needed to delay a purchase.

Apple Watch sales in death dive after mega launch, claims study


Re: Have you ever played supermarket game 'LOOOOOK I got an iPhone' at the checkout ?

For awhile it was back with the, "You don't support Apple Pay yet?!" question while they fumble with their iPhone6 and wallet.


Funny you think he'd have a wife but otherwise spot on sir.

Everything I see is Windows 10, says Microsoft's SatNad


"...who do you trust more with your data: Google, Apple or Microsoft?"

Trick question if there ever was.

BOOM! Stephen Elop shuffled out of Microsoft door


He's getting his golden parachute and will be setup just fine when he leaves MS. It's us plebes that get screwed over in corporate mergers and reshuffling.

Screw you, Apple! We're still making phones no one wants – Samsung


Re: Battery & Micro-SD?

I'd imagine like the base S6, the Micro-SD and removable battery is not a feature of the S6 Active. Seems the S5 will be my last Samsung.

The Apple Watch: Throbbing strap-on with a knurled knob


"...I'm normally a early adopter but so far I've not seen a single wearable that appeals... "

Agreed, you're not alone. I like the fitbits best thus far, but the models with the HRM are too inaccurate while exercising yet, which I suspect Apple's will suffer the same fate.

Pre-order consumergasm will leave Apple Watches out of stock for months


And so it begins...

The breathless (masturbatory-like) articles about how the latest Apple babble is selling faster than the last one. Soon will be flood of "unboxing" videos, then the "My first Day/Week/Month with the Apple Watch".

Personally, I'm waiting for the "This man proposed to his girlfriend using Apple Watch heartbeat share".

Apple Watch: We ROUNDUP the ROUNDUPS. Yes, Roundup-squared


Re: Wristjob

Jazzbangle is too good a word for these. Save it for the Apple Cockring.

The VMware, Nutanix mud wrestle is hilarious, but which one is crying with fear on the inside?

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For us customers

Competition is good. Nutanix has made VMware move faster than they would have without competition. Just as VMware made Microsoft move into virtualization.

Operation Redstone: Microsoft preps double Windows update in 2016


Maybe they'll do the server route and go with Windows 10r2 so everyone has to pay for the service pack.

Microsoft dumps ARM for Atom with cut-price Surface 3 fondleslab


Re: So close..

The stylus and keyboard is not included in the prices listed, so add the cost of keyboard and stylus to the cost of the tablet.

Tim Cook: I'll give just a THIRD of what Gates gave to charity last year


Re: Tim's and Apples's wealth

False dichotomy to assume only one can be chosen. Tim has more control of A than B or C since those are at the discretion of the corporation. Sure, he's got power within Apple to push for B & C (and we don't know if he has) but I doubt could just make it happen alone.

Now, this rich guy talking up his philanthropy reminds me of the gilded age robber barons similar actions.

Windows 10 build 10041: 99 bugs on the wall, fix a bug, add a feature, 114 bugs on the wall


Re: Is it just me ...

It's so retro, everything old is new again. /sigh

PIRATES and THIEVES to get Windows 10 as BOOTY


Re: Upgrade process?

That's when the "lifetime of the device" clause (or is that claws?) would come in. ;)

Intel's cheap and Android's free: Not any more, says TAG Heuer


The marketing speak verbal cum-shot aside, this could work. Let TAG design the case, strap, and over all exterior look while Google/Intel make the tech inside.

$17,000 Apple Watch: Pointless bling, right? HA! You're WRONG


Thank god I'm not the only one.

Hackers' delight? New Apple wrist-puter gives securobods the FEAR


It'll have the Apple logo which, for some, is all the "waaaay better" they're looking for.

Apple Watch: HOT WRIST ACTION plus slim $1299 MacBooks - and HBO TV


Re: hahahaha

Having a USB-C port is a good thing, though I'd have put a few USB3 just for sake of user friendliness. IIRC there is cable adapters from type C-to-USB2/USB3 so it's not like accessories won't be able to be attached.

Porn on Blogger – Google takes stiff action


Re: Big deal

The fundies will focus on Tumblr soon enough I'm afraid.

Boffins baffled by the glowing 'plumes' of MARS


Re: Next news

I was quite fond of the red filter myself. ;)

Your hard drives were riddled with NSA spyware for years


Re: heaping pile of Bolshevik BS

I'm suspicious too. Seems too much like a movie plot to me.

Ex-NASA boffin dreams of PREDATOR-ish tech in humble microwaves


Re: Great Idea but.....

My parents first microwave had the sensor. I don't know why they went out of fashion, it'd make a micro so much better at cooking/reheating food.


Re: Not so bad

That's caused by the microwave cooking at too high a power. I make a similar brownie treat and have to set my microwaves power to 60% and it seems to do fine at 60sec.

Got an Android Wear gizmo? Yeah, you and '719,999 other people'


Re: Apple who?

The Hololens is a interesting tech but I don't see it over-taking smartwatches for a bit yet. Mostly since it's not released and second it'll take time for it to grow into it's own. As for Apple's watch, the Apple fans will make it a big success, it's not called the Apple Cult for nothing. Android Wear will likely grow but slower.

I could see Google Glass 2.0 and MS Hololens being the next big things in wearables. I don't doubt that Apple has some secret project like it too.

You must have at least 8 inches for Windows 10 to go all the way


That and MS may keep the license fees for Win10 on smaller devices free like they do with Win8.

SURPRISE! Microsoft pops open Windows 10 Preview build early


Re: Be fair

Can you imagine how many man hours it took?

FIVE Things (NOT 10: these are REAL) from the WINDOWS 10 event


Re: Pricing Confusion

They'll pull the "R2" version trick like they do with Server OS.


Re: Pricing

"Everyone knows exactly how much it will cost to continue to use your Win10 box after a year - nothing. there is no subscription"

No subscription YET, that'll come with Windows 10.1


Re: Microsoft is still not listening

I'm with you that Windows 10 is too "cloud first, mobile first" in that it's being so tied to MS cloud offerings and I too can just see the pop-ups for their "cloud/Bing/advertisement" every time I boot. Plus it begs the question, How soon before the subscription costs come into play?

Touchscreens are getting more popular, so I'm not opposed to Windows 10, or any OS, having a touch UI design instead of bolted-on as an afterthought.

If 4G isn’t working, why stick to the same approach for 5G?


It's a pain in the a** to get a 4G signal where I live. At work I get good signal but drive a few miles down the road and it's lucky if you get a 3G signal.

SCREW you, GLASSHOLES! Microsoft unveils HoloLens


"New" dunno, holo-lenses isn't a "new" idea. In any rate, it's a innovation on the Augmented Reality idea and looks like exciting tech if it works out.


Sounds like "Ready Player One" to me. :)


Re: Hope they truly work

The purpose of the Occulus wasn't AR but VR. I hope both these technologies work out.

Microsoft shutters Office 365's free web site service


My company is considering a SharePoint for interfacing with customers on their projects; status updates, progress photos, probably even some fileshare, etc. I've pushed back on this as the last time we tried a similar product we spend a ton of $$$ and no one used it after 3 months.

Hollywood vs hackers: Vulture cracks Tinseltown keyboard cornballs


You guys forgot one (or a few)

Comes to mind immediately, The Net (1995), which *is* a terrible film better forgotten to be honest. Hackers was at least an enjoyable tromp where The Net actually made any techie grown out in pain.

I'm sure there are more.

Tesla S P85+: Smiling all the way to the next charging point


Re: If only..

An all EV trip across the US? Possible but not really practical, Tesla is building charging stations along the major freeways to make it work. A more realistic approach is, like the Chevy Volt, to have a small ICE (or other generator tech) to extend the range. Not a perfect solution, but a practical one with today's technology. Emissions would still be much lower than an traditional ICE car for the same trip.

About a year ago IIRC, I read an article about a fuel-cell that used Propane (or other LP gas) fuel, that had lower emissions than traditional gas engines. Also another article about a group that was developing a small CO2 scrubber to lower greenhouse gas emissions too. Wonder if both could be combined into a greener hybrid platform.

Healthcare: Look anywhere you like for answers, just not the US


Even if geography and cultural issues wouldn't sink it, the special interests who are making bank-loads-of-cash would.

This week it rained in San Francisco and the power immediately blew out. Your tech utopia

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Re: Infrastructure Crumbling

You do know who has been running almost every state governor's office and legislature, right?


Infrastructure Crumbling

Like many cities in the States, the infrastructure is crumbling and the "conservatives" are against any plans to invest in rebuilding.

Dragon Age, Inquisition: Our chief weapons are...


I hope it's that good, I just bought it today. I loved DAO and DA:II wasn't too bad since I picked it up on a good sale. ;) I hope BioWare spends as much time and effort on the next Mass Effect too... though, it'll never be the same without Shep & crew.

Lights OUT for Philae BUT slumbering probot could phone home again as comet nears Sun


Re: A lot of people think...

Sure it's disappointing that Philae landed in a shady area and it's now off-line. There is some hope that'll it wake up later, but it still got 80% of it's mission done. That's a huge accomplishment and a good success for how difficult this mission was to pull off.

Consumer group SLAMS NASA for letting Google rent $1bn 'playground'


Re: Sounds like Tesco taking over the Hoover building on the A40 London

What can I say, us Yanks can be a dim lot.

Behold the Lumia 535 NOTkia: Microsoft wipes Nokia brand from mobes


Re: Lovely hardware

You may have a point, I'd have loved a 1020 if it'd been Android.


Re: Finland should consider itself lucky

We've heard of Crimea, I still highly doubt many Americans would know where it is on a map.

All but full-fat MS Office to be had on iPads, Droidenslabben for NOWT


The announcement mentioned Windows10, so that should give you some idea.

Happy 2nd birthday, Windows 8 and Surface: Anatomy of a disaster


Re: Pulled off on MS Office?

"...Of course, when Metro got universally panned in beta, it was apparent. And apparently ignored too."

Oh MS knew full well that people didn't like the Metro interface, they went out-of-their-way in Beta to disable the Registry Keys and other ways beta users made to boot direct to desktop. They ignored multiple calls for an option to enable the start-menu, etc. MS earned the whopping it got from the Win8 launch fiasco.