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  • Democrats go searching for a message ahead of 2016

    12/18/2014 3:14:14 PM PST · 37 of 40
    adorno to 2ndDivisionVet

    How about, “We promise not to ‘Gruber’ you anymore.

    (Problem with that is that, they would be “Grubering” the people with that statement.)

  • Windows 10 Preview Was Installed by 1.5 Million Users

    12/18/2014 2:36:31 PM PST · 4 of 15
    adorno to SeekAndFind

    1.5 million “test users”? Isn’t that more than the number of Linux desktop users on the planet?

    ***************************************************

    Just kidding folks! Linux might actually have 5 or 10 more users than the number of Windows 10 users. ;)

  • They're canceling 'The Interview' because North Korea threw a hissy fit?

    12/18/2014 2:29:28 PM PST · 11 of 36
    adorno to Thistooshallpass9

    Caving in to the enemy.

    Obama’s foreign policy in the last 6 years. Now Sony is following by example. If we have a spineless government, then, how can anyone in the country, or any company, feel secure in what they do? Freedom of speech is valid, but only if North Korea and other tin-pot dictators say so.

  • Exxon Mobil Shows Rising U.S. Output as Prices Fall

    12/18/2014 1:30:36 PM PST · 10 of 30
    adorno to Up Yours Marxists

    Oil and gasoline prices are down, which has allowed me, and undoubtedly many millions of Americans, to drive more to more places where I spend more of the money I’m saving on fuel.

    I can’t think of a better stimulus to the economy than the much lower fuel prices of the past year or so.

    The oil companies will sell more fuel, and perhaps even make up their losses from the lower petroleum prices. The economy should benefit greatly via the money left in people’s pockets and in businesses’ bank accounts.

    This petro-fueled stimulus will make the crapulus from Obama seem like a drop in the bucket. This stimulus could last for many years.

  • Bill de Blasio kept 100 passengers waiting at JFK Airport for flight to Puerto Rico...

    12/17/2014 5:55:12 AM PST · 34 of 34
    adorno to cll
    Bill de Blasio kept 100 passengers waiting at JFK Airport for flight to Puerto Rico...

    Very likely, the majority of those passengers voted for the azzhole, and they're likely to vote for him again in the next 2 elections.

    You can't fix stupid.
  • Tomasky: The Most Powerful Democrat in America (Guess who he means?)

    12/15/2014 12:30:33 PM PST · 19 of 26
    adorno to 2ndDivisionVet

    Elizabeth Warren, aka: Obama in a dress.

  • Ruble tumbles 9.5% to new record low despite interventions

    12/15/2014 12:29:16 PM PST · 21 of 41
    adorno to elhombrelibre
    Ruble tumbles

    Or, the ruble turns to rubble.
  • Sowell: Tortured Reasoning

    12/15/2014 12:17:04 PM PST · 15 of 27
    adorno to jazusamo

    Liberals argue that, “we have to be better than the enemy”.

    The enemy then argues that, “we have to help liberals get elected”.

  • DoD Wants Bullet That Can Change Direction After Being Fired

    12/15/2014 12:10:01 PM PST · 26 of 58
    adorno to Citizen Zed
    DoD Wants Bullet That Can Change Direction After Being Fired

    Next for development...

    A bullet or small missile, that can be fired, and will remain in air, until its intended target comes into view.

    IOW, the perfect assassination weapon.
  • 600 Millions PCs Waiting for Windows 10: Intel Very Optimistic about shipments

    12/10/2014 2:16:33 PM PST · 97 of 97
    adorno to Enlightened1

    Yep! XBox is a gaming system. But still, where is Apple’s gaming system, or Google’s.

    Fact remains that, XBox gaming is one of the many multi-billion divisions for Microsoft, while Google has just one, and Apple has, perhaps 3. Microsoft is on the way to its 17th multi-billion dollar divisions, with Surface devices.

    Talking about transistors and a future as far into the distance as 2023, is an exercise in nonsense.

    When it comes to technology, be it software or hardware, MS is ahead of the pack, and Apple and Google can try, but they won’t ever be able to keep up with Microsoft. Which one of the 3 companies has the most products and services? Which one is more diversified? Which one owns the most patents? Which one owns the biggest OS on the planet? Which one company, if it were to disappear from the face of the planet, would have the most impact on the world? For certain, it’s not Google and it’s for certain not Apple. People can do without the iPhone, and when ic comes to search, Google search wouldn’t be missed.

    So, even you would be negatively impacted by MS ceasing to exist. That’s impact! No other company comes even close.

  • 600 Millions PCs Waiting for Windows 10: Intel Very Optimistic about shipments

    12/10/2014 2:02:37 PM PST · 96 of 97
    adorno to Enlightened1

    Reality and logic says that, Microsoft is, indeed, the winner when it comes to the long term. Right now, Apple wins, but only in revenue and profits. When it comes to diversification, they’re in danger, and even IBM won’t be able to rescue them.

    Google had a good 7-10 years, but, search is not going to save them, and their R&D, which is simply to throw anything and everything at the wall to see what sticks, isn’t going to bring them success. Their still operating as if they were a startup company, and that’s no way to look at the future.

    Google is really, worth a lot less than their market cap says, and in reality, they’re worth a lot less than HP or Dell. They really should be worth about 1/4 of Microsoft’s worth. They could end up being the next RIM or Palm.

  • 600 Millions PCs Waiting for Windows 10: Intel Very Optimistic about shipments

    12/10/2014 1:30:21 PM PST · 95 of 97
    adorno to Enlightened1

    So, now we’re back to where Microsoft and Apple and Google will be in the future.

    But, you’re completely wrong in all of your assessments.

    Amazon is not profitable, and is actually losing money, with no real indication of ever turning a profit. They’re in the wrong businesses. Online retail is not going to be a winner for them, since Walmart and Target and other major retailers are getting bigger online and eating Amazon’e breakfast and lunch and dinner. When it comes to AWS, they’re not profitable there either, and are losing money left and right. And, they won’t be able to compete against Microsoft, since MS has very deep pockets and Amazon doesn’t. Amazon will be out of business in less than 5 years.

    Google is showing its age, and it’s not really growing, and it’s actually slowed down in revenue and profits. There is no real direction for Google, as long as they continued to depend on search/advertising for over 80% of their revenue. Reality is that, Google is stagnant with no other products to save them in the near or even the distant future. Google will have to diversify, and to do that, they’ll need to finally invest in “real” R&D and not worthless projects.

    Apple is still a one-trick pony, and once iPHones lose their “popularity” and their loyal fan-base gets tired of the minimal incremental upgrades, Apple will go back to being what they were in the ‘90s, and they’ll won’t even be a skeleton of what they’ve been in the last 7+ years. Apple won’t ever be able to compete against Microsoft, and they’ve admitted as much by trying to partner up with IBM in order to try to get into the enterprise.

    Like I’ve said, Microsoft is the only company positioned to survive any kind of crisis, whether it be economic slowdowns, or a slowdown in hardware or software.

  • 600 Millions PCs Waiting for Windows 10: Intel Very Optimistic about shipments

    12/10/2014 1:16:32 PM PST · 94 of 97
    adorno to Enlightened1

    Regarding Linux...

    I have no doubt that it’s a good piece of software, and that’s proven by the big number of web servers that use it, and it’s usage in the super-computer field.

    Android is an offshoot of Linux, but, it’s not Linux per se.

    But still, Linux is still a big time loser to Windows, even with Android in the picture.

    But here again, you don’t really have an argument, so, why are you still insisting on responding to my comments? If you have nothing to say, then, shut it.

  • 600 Millions PCs Waiting for Windows 10: Intel Very Optimistic about shipments

    12/10/2014 1:05:35 PM PST · 93 of 97
    adorno to Enlightened1

    That’s a good link you provided about Office apps becoming top 10 in the iOS ecosystem.

    Which goes straight to proving my point, that the Apple people and the Android people, want what Microsoft provides, which is superior to whatever apps might be provided by Apple or Google or others.

    But, thanks for proving my point.

    Stick with me; you’ll learn a lot more.

  • 600 Millions PCs Waiting for Windows 10: Intel Very Optimistic about shipments

    12/10/2014 12:56:38 PM PST · 92 of 97
    adorno to Enlightened1

    “Microcrap”? That’s so grown up of you.

    YOu do sound like all those other “ABM” looneys at CNet and Tech Republic.

    But. let’s face it: when it comes to search engines, they all do pretty much the same. Fact remains that, Google wasn’t the first search engine, therefore, they must’ve copied the others that came first. That is, if I’m to use your method of thinking, which is highly illogical.

    Nevertheless, Bins is now the superior search engine, and that is a major butt-hurt to you. But, eventually, you’ll learn to accept that fact.

  • 600 Millions PCs Waiting for Windows 10: Intel Very Optimistic about shipments

    12/09/2014 1:05:57 PM PST · 85 of 97
    adorno to Enlightened1

    Even without the XBox franchise, Microsoft would still have a much bigger portfolio of products and services than Google and Apple combined.

    But, I see where you caught yourself in the “number of transistors” argument, and found the XBox One to argue against yourself. But, like I said before, the number of transistors argument is irrelevant and useless when it comes to actual execution.

    BTW, this Xmas period, the XBox one is outselling the Playstation 4. Playstation was selling better the past year, but only because it was priced lower than the Xbox. A price cut for XBox One has it selling better than last year. However, I still believe that both devices are very good for what they do, even though I don’t own either (my son owns an XBox One).

    So, where it Apple’s gaming system, or Google’s?

  • 600 Millions PCs Waiting for Windows 10: Intel Very Optimistic about shipments

    12/09/2014 12:59:28 PM PST · 84 of 97
    adorno to Enlightened1

    So, you are going to argue about “transistor count” in order to give your argument some validity?

    Fact is that, transistor count is irrelevant to either MS or Apple or Google. What counts is the product or products that can be made with those transistors. Intel and ARM are the designers of architectures, and of transistors. Apple can specify their needs, and so does Google and Microsoft. What one gets, the others also get. The problem then lies in execution, and when it comes to execution, Microsoft has been proven to be the best. Proof? The number of devices and OSe and applications and services in which Microsoft is the major player. Google is a major player in search; Apple is a major player in smartphones; Microsoft is a major player in just about everything. Winner? Not Apple. Not Google. It’s: you guessed it: Microsoft.

    And, hey, I’m just being realistic. I don’t own MS stock; I also don’t own Google or Apple stock. But, if I was “forced” to own stock in any of them, I’d most certainly go with MS for the long-run.

  • 600 Millions PCs Waiting for Windows 10: Intel Very Optimistic about shipments

    12/09/2014 12:52:04 PM PST · 83 of 97
    adorno to Enlightened1

    Apple is worth more, but only in the market cap and earnings arenas. That’s big, but, that’s not all that matters.

    Microsoft is big. It’s earnings and profits are big.

    It’s portfolio of products and services is huge,and much larger than Google and Apple combined.

    If there were to be a “yard sale” for products and services from Microsoft and Apple, Microsoft would have a much bigger selection of things to sell, and would come out ahead of Apple, by a lot. Remember that, all that Apple would be able to sell would be their iPhone and iPad, and perhaps the iTunes service. Microsoft would have about 20 times the number of things to sell, and would likely come out with 20 times the earnings from that “yard sale”.

    In about 3-5 years time, Apple won’t be as reliant on their iPhone to produce as much as it does now, and Apple will have to find a different or new product. I can see where Apple will have its market cap drop to $200 billion or below, and might even get to HP market cap levels. A one-trick pony can’t last forever. Google is basically in the same boat.

  • 600 Millions PCs Waiting for Windows 10: Intel Very Optimistic about shipments

    12/09/2014 12:35:40 PM PST · 82 of 97
    adorno to Enlightened1
    So, what do you think "R&D" does stand for? Fact is that, MS spends more in R&D than Google and Apple combined. Microsoft is not just a devices company, nor just a software company. MS is now into devices and OSes and applications software, and gaming systems, and search, and services, including online and offline services. It's in the smartphone devices and apps business, and into tablets and PCs and gaming systems. MS is the only company that is "producing" hybrid devices, that are tablets and PCs at the same time. Google doesn't do that, and neither does Apple. To get where MS is at, Google would have to spend about $100 billion dollars in the next few years, and so would Apple. But, since Apple is doing okay with their one-trick pony, they're not about to "sacrifice" their stash of money, and Google can't afford to spend that kind of money. Google is stagnant in growth, and they've actually gone backwards in earnings. Nope! Sorry! Google is not being as productive as you imagine. Apple is productive, but only within its loyal consumer base, and their number of projects is, basically, one, that being the iPhone. That's not R&D; that's stagnation, or failure to launch.
  • 600 Millions PCs Waiting for Windows 10: Intel Very Optimistic about shipments

    12/09/2014 12:25:35 PM PST · 81 of 97
    adorno to Enlightened1

    Google does manage the development of their “Google branded” devices, but, again, that’s not the same as manufacturing their own devices. There are plenty of “branded” devices for other companies that do the same as Google. IOW, Google is taking what’s already out there, and asking for some little tweaks to differentiate their “brand”, and then slapping the Google brand on them. If you think that’s innovation, then, I’ve got a bridge in Brooklyn I can sell to you, and then you can slap your name on it and call it the “Enlightened Bridge”; it’s going to be the same bridge, but, you can “Gruber” people into believing that you designed it and built it. ;)

    BTW, my wife uses the LG G2 smartphone, which is the same as the Nexus phone of last year, except that, the Nexus was built with lowered specs for Google.

  • 600 Millions PCs Waiting for Windows 10: Intel Very Optimistic about shipments

    12/09/2014 12:18:36 PM PST · 80 of 97
    adorno to Enlightened1

    When it comes to Microsoft (Microsucks to you), I’m not a “supporter”. I’m just practical with my opinions.

    I use what works best in any particular sector of technology. Microsoft is the best at what they do with Windows, no matter what version or latest iteration. OSX is good, but only for limited usage, iow, for Apple ‘PCs’. Linux is forever trying to keep up with Windows, and even trying to copy what Windows does. It’s kinda miraculous that any one piece of software can work with thousands of different configurations that can be found in the PC sector; Apple doesn’t do that.

    When it comes to the many other things that MS is involved in, they are not as good in all of them, but, for the majority of them, they are much better than what Apple or Google produce; for example: any office application, online or offline. Android and iOS users keep hoping that MS will develop their applications to also work with Android and/or iOS. That’s a mark of perceived and real superiority.

  • 600 Millions PCs Waiting for Windows 10: Intel Very Optimistic about shipments

    12/09/2014 12:10:51 PM PST · 79 of 97
    adorno to Enlightened1

    Google is a search engine, with advertising as a spinoff from it.

    That is all that Google is.

    It’s a one-trick pony.

    Furthermore, before Google, there were other search engines, like Excite and Hotbot and Lycos. Thus, there is nothing really innovative about Google’s search engine. That they became the biggest, is not a sign of innovation. And, heck, Bing IS a superior search engine, even though it’s not as big in usage. Bing returns better search results, which is not the same as more search results. Bing is the engine behind Cortana and Apple’s Siri, both of which return better answers to questions posed by their respective users.

    Remember that, Microsoft is also he biggest software company in the world, but, they weren’t the first, and they didn’t invent applications or OSes, but yet, they are the biggest. Same with Google: being the biggest does not mean that they are the best, or the innovators of the “technology”.

  • 600 Millions PCs Waiting for Windows 10: Intel Very Optimistic about shipments

    12/08/2014 5:54:58 PM PST · 71 of 97
    adorno to Crusher138
    There is one HUGE thing that Windows PCs can’t do...run Mac programs in any way, shape or form.

    Who would want to? With millions of Windows applications, there isn't anything that Macs have that isn't already available for Windows. Besides, do Macs have millions of applications available?

    And, no, going a roundabout way to run Windows applications on Macs, isn't exactly the same as running them in Windows, no matter how much you want to pretend that it's the same.
  • 600 Millions PCs Waiting for Windows 10: Intel Very Optimistic about shipments

    12/08/2014 3:39:07 PM PST · 69 of 97
    adorno to Crusher138
    I thought it was going to be a feature someone actually wanted...

    If you wish to remain in the dark ages of computing, then, by all means, touch devices and OSes aren't for you.

    Okay, here's another "feature" that OSX doesn't possess:

    How about, not being able to run the millions of PC applications that have been written for Windows? And, no, a roundabout method with a virtual machine, isn't the same as running windows straight from a PC.
  • 600 Millions PCs Waiting for Windows 10: Intel Very Optimistic about shipments

    12/08/2014 2:34:16 PM PST · 68 of 97
    adorno to Enlightened1

    Amazon is more diversified than either Google or Apple, but, it’s got a lot more problems than Google or Apple. Amazon is not producing revenue or profits. It’s losing money, and thought it’s got the biggest cloud, and the biggest online shopping site, it’s going to have to be productive or begone.

    Microsoft might have to purchase Amazon, and it’s the only company that can do it. Apple’s billions won’t be enough to buy Amazon; expertise is also necessary, and the only company besides Amazon with the expertise, is Microsoft. Google doesn’t have the money to outbid Microsoft for Amazon.

    But, hey, thanks for playing. Next time, come better equipped, or you’ll be losing again.

  • 600 Millions PCs Waiting for Windows 10: Intel Very Optimistic about shipments

    12/08/2014 2:29:09 PM PST · 67 of 97
    adorno to Enlightened1

    When it comes to security on the cloud, well, it’s being dealt with and will get better.

    So, what about the security of the offline applications and OSes? Ever hear of viruses on the offline hardware and applications. The cloud is the newcomer, and it’s dealing with the same problems which plagued the offline devices and applications.

    It’s the “same-old, same-old”, but, just under a different methodology.

  • 600 Millions PCs Waiting for Windows 10: Intel Very Optimistic about shipments

    12/08/2014 2:25:34 PM PST · 66 of 97
    adorno to Enlightened1

    That Hollywood hack that you mention? That was done on the iCloud, which, apparently, you’re not aware is an Apple service.

    Try to keep up. You’re very misinformed.

    BTW, the Apple cloud is hosted by Amazon and Microsoft. So, where it the Apple innovation there? The Google cloud is having its lunch eaten by Microsoft, and so are Google’s internet cloud services.

  • 600 Millions PCs Waiting for Windows 10: Intel Very Optimistic about shipments

    12/08/2014 2:22:35 PM PST · 65 of 97
    adorno to Enlightened1

    When it comes to the “one-trick” pony labels, it’s Google and Apple that qualify for that label. They’re the least diversified of the big three tech and software companies around. Microsoft has both of them beat, combined, by miles.

    Apple is bigger in revenue and profit and in market cap, but, that’s not an indication of diversification, nor of staying power nor of R&D, nor of innovation.

  • 600 Millions PCs Waiting for Windows 10: Intel Very Optimistic about shipments

    12/08/2014 2:19:18 PM PST · 64 of 97
    adorno to Enlightened1

    Google tablets? YOu call that innovation?

    Fact is that, even Apple didn’t invent or create innovation with their tablets.

    Fact is that, Microsoft had tablets before Google or Apple. They weren’t successful in the marketing, but still, the innovation in Google and Apple is not really to be found in the tablets segments.

  • 600 Millions PCs Waiting for Windows 10: Intel Very Optimistic about shipments

    12/08/2014 2:17:21 PM PST · 63 of 97
    adorno to Enlightened1

    Google Wallet?

    So, when was that a Google innovation? The tech was already out there, and it’s now being used by other makers, including Apple and it’s even in the WP platform.

    But, Apple Pay and Google wallet will be superseded by a better option, where people don’t have to use their smartphones to scan for payment, and where the retailers save the 2-4% credit card payment fee.

    Wallet and Apple Pay are not innovations by the respective companies. It’s been out there before, but Google and Apple are just re-branding and tweaking to differentiate. Differentiation is not really innovation.

  • 600 Millions PCs Waiting for Windows 10: Intel Very Optimistic about shipments

    12/08/2014 2:12:14 PM PST · 62 of 97
    adorno to Enlightened1

    Google robots? Give me a break!

    That’s a joke, and going nowhere.

  • 600 Millions PCs Waiting for Windows 10: Intel Very Optimistic about shipments

    12/08/2014 2:09:22 PM PST · 61 of 97
    adorno to Enlightened1

    YouTube? Google had to purchase that one, and still there are alternatives. So, no innovation there either.

  • 600 Millions PCs Waiting for Windows 10: Intel Very Optimistic about shipments

    12/08/2014 2:08:02 PM PST · 60 of 97
    adorno to Enlightened1

    Google Maps? Google Earth?

    What’s so innovative about those?

    There are other alternatives, and many say that those are better than the Google options.

  • 600 Millions PCs Waiting for Windows 10: Intel Very Optimistic about shipments

    12/08/2014 12:20:48 PM PST · 58 of 97
    adorno to Crusher138

    How about this biggie?

    Touch-screen Mac unlikely, says Apple’s Federighi

    http://www.cnet.com/news/touch-screen-mac-unlikely-says-apples-federighi/

  • 600 Millions PCs Waiting for Windows 10: Intel Very Optimistic about shipments

    12/08/2014 12:16:06 PM PST · 57 of 97
    adorno to Enlightened1

    Microsoft Profile (from Forbes):

    Profile

    Microsoft Corp. develops and markets software, services and hardware that deliver new opportunities, greater convenience and enhanced value to people’s lives. The company’s products include operating systems for personal computers, servers, phones and other intelligent devices; server applications for distributed computing environments; productivity applications; business solution applications; desktop and server management tools; software development tools; video games and online advertising. It also designs and sells hardware, including the Xbox 360 gaming and entertainment console, Kinect for Xbox 360, Xbox 360 accessories and Microsoft PC hardware products. The company operates its business through five segments: Windows & Windows Live, Server & Tools, Online Services, Microsoft Business, and Entertainment & Devices. The Windows & Windows Live segment develops and markets PC operating systems, related software and online services and PC hardware products. The Server & Tools segment develops and markets server software, software developer tools, services and solutions that are designed to make information technology professionals and developers and their systems more productive and efficient. The Server & Tools segment’s product and service offerings include Windows Server, Microsoft SQL Server, Windows Azure, Visual Studio, System Center products, Windows Embedded device platforms and Enterprise Services. The Online Services segment develops and markets information and content designed to help people simplify tasks and make more informed decisions online and that help advertisers connect with audiences. This segment’s offerings include Bing, MSN, adCenter and advertiser tools. The Microsoft Business segment develops and markets software and online services designed to increase personal, team and organization productivity. The Microsoft Business segment offers Microsoft Office system, comprising mainly Office, SharePoint, Exchange, Lync and Office 365 and Microsoft Dynamics business solutions. The Entertainment & Devices segment develops and markets products and services designed to entertain and connect people. This segment’s offers Xbox 360 entertainment platform, which includes the Xbox 360 gaming and entertainment console, Kinect for Xbox 360, Xbox 360 video games, Xbox LIVE and Xbox 360 accessories. Microsoft was founded by William Henry Gates III in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, WA.

  • 600 Millions PCs Waiting for Windows 10: Intel Very Optimistic about shipments

    12/08/2014 12:07:55 PM PST · 55 of 97
    adorno to Enlightened1

    Microsoft is an old giant trying to stay relevant?

    Fact is that, Microsoft is the most prolific software and hardware company on the planet right now, and Apple and Google combined, can’t even begin to compare.

    Boggle your mind:

    http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-US/app/microsoft-products-portfolio/174e62f2-5fa3-454e-b87b-ef09cb8a1ac8

  • 600 Millions PCs Waiting for Windows 10: Intel Very Optimistic about shipments

    12/08/2014 11:53:21 AM PST · 54 of 97
    adorno to Enlightened1

    Apple has the hardware and software, but, in reality, there is nothing within their hardware that was developed by Apple, since, the ARM architecture is developed by the ARM people, and the software is just iOS, which is just an OS, and that OS is nothing when it comes to real innovation. WP is much more innovative than the 20 year old UI that Apple seems to be stuck with. The rest of the hardware in Apple devices, are all developed by other manufacturers.

    The only thing about Apple, is their creativity when putting together a nice piece of hardware, but, none of it is really spectacular or even innovative.

  • 600 Millions PCs Waiting for Windows 10: Intel Very Optimistic about shipments

    12/08/2014 11:49:38 AM PST · 53 of 97
    adorno to Enlightened1

    Google is still not doing anything of value when it comes to R&D, and the link you provided just shows pieces of software, of which there are hundreds of similar products out there, developed by many other companies.

    Google is “search” and advertising based on that search. Plain and simple.

  • 600 Millions PCs Waiting for Windows 10: Intel Very Optimistic about shipments

    12/08/2014 11:47:23 AM PST · 52 of 97
    adorno to Enlightened1

    Samsung Galaxy phones? Nexus phones?

    So, what the heck did Google have to do with those? Those are brands made by other makers, and Google is just the developer of the Android OS. So, Google had NOTHING to do with those. LOL!

    Those phones could just as easily have been developed for Windows Phone, and then, even Microsoft would have had nothing to do with them.

  • 600 Millions PCs Waiting for Windows 10: Intel Very Optimistic about shipments

    12/08/2014 11:44:05 AM PST · 51 of 97
    adorno to Enlightened1

    I actually do more browsing and reading and posting at CNet and TechRepublic, than I do at FR.

    So, like you, I’m quite aware of what’s going on in the tech and software industries.

  • 600 Millions PCs Waiting for Windows 10: Intel Very Optimistic about shipments

    12/07/2014 10:23:08 AM PST · 48 of 97
    adorno to Enlightened1

    Still pretty blind to the facts, aren’t you?

    Fact is that, Microsoft has outperformed Google in revenue and earnings, since forever, and last quarter, they had profits which were close to double that of Google. And, like I said, Google isn’t doing anything when it comes to R&D, and all they still have is search to complement advertising: IOW, a one-trick pony.

    Apple too is a one-trick pony, and that is the iPhone. A one-trick pony is proof that the company isn’t investing in R&D or in actual innovation. Google and Apple are companies dependent on their current one-tricks, with hardly any innovation, if any at all.

    ON the other hand, it’s Microsoft that is investing heavily in R&D, and is the only one that has come out with actual innovations, on all fronts, including new devices and with software and on the cloud. In fact, even Apple depends on Microsoft for its iCloud and iTunes services.

    Fact remains that, it’s MS that is coming out with most of the innovations in cloud services, and in actual productivity applications for all platforms, and they’re also the ones developing new devices which can be used for businesses and developers and regular consumers.

    Apple is profitable, but only because it’s hard to dislodge their current loyal base, who are the ones making most of the “new” purchases. Google can’t improve on search, and they’re stagnant and actually going backwards. There is nothing that Google can point to that will bring them new revenue any time soon. The only thing keeping Google alive is their investors, who continue hoping for Google to actually start producing instead of just hyping products that don’t earn them anything. Android is just an OS which is earning more money for Microsoft than for Google. In a way, Google is a development division for Microsoft. Apple and Google also provide platforms for Microsoft’s huge and varied applications. MS will end up making more money from iOS and Android, than their parent companies.

  • Oliver North: Hillary Clinton 'Just Wrote Off Being President of the United States ...'

    12/05/2014 10:54:26 AM PST · 23 of 63
    adorno to TangledUpInBlue
    Oliver North: Hillary Clinton 'Just Wrote Off Being President of the United States ...'

    Oliver North underestimates the stupidity of the American voters.

    Jonathan Gruber said if best, and that is that, democrats count on the stupidity of Americans to get their programs passed. Stupidity along with a lack of transparency. Telling the truth doesn't count when people aren't listening.
  • 600 Millions PCs Waiting for Windows 10: Intel Very Optimistic about shipments

    12/05/2014 10:46:40 AM PST · 46 of 97
    adorno to Enlightened1

    BTW, Microsoft was making tablets and smartphones before Apple and Google got into the game.

    Look it up. If helps to be informed before commenting.

  • 600 Millions PCs Waiting for Windows 10: Intel Very Optimistic about shipments

    12/05/2014 10:35:17 AM PST · 45 of 97
    adorno to Enlightened1

    Actually, you have everything upside down.

    Microsoft is actually a lot more profitable than Google, and Google has had to go back to the drawing board to figure out where it has gone wrong. When it comes to market cap, MS is currently at about 401 billion, while Google is around 366 billion. That’s a huge gap, if you ask me.

    But market cap is not how a company should be judged. Irrational exuberance can be very misleading and there are companies out there that aren’t worth the money that investors have put down on them. Google isn’t really worth more than, perhaps, $150 billion, and perhaps a lot less. Productivity is a better indication, and Google is not so productive lately. Google is stagnant, and there might not be much more growth for the company in search, which is really their only profit center.

    Apple is much more profitable than Microsoft, but, when it comes to products and services, Apple is way behind. Apple is only relevant in the smartphone arena, while Microsoft is very relevant in all sectors of technology. Apple is a one trick pony, and when that pony tires, it’s going to be a dead horse. On the other hand, Microsoft is much more diversified than Apple, and has built a huge portfolio of products and services, where, if any one of them fails to produce, the others will take up the slack. That’s something that Apple can’t count on.

    When it comes to Google, their R&D consists of throwing up anything at the wall, to see what sticks. Microsoft has a much bigger set of products and services, and continues to conduct a lot more R&D than Google and Apple combined.

    Microsoft is still the biggest software company around, by far. It’s also bigger than Apple and Google when it comes to business applications and services. And lately, they’re becoming a lot more relevant with their hardware, especially with their Surface devices which are business-grade equipment.

    Microsoft might not be as profitable as Apple, but, for long-term investments, I’d bet on Microsoft over Google or Apple.

  • 600 Millions PCs Waiting for Windows 10: Intel Very Optimistic about shipments

    12/04/2014 5:13:24 PM PST · 39 of 97
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    60 0million

    they’re dreaming big


    Actually, you're wrong.

    600 million is correct, and the number could actually be much higher.

    The 600 million would not be "new" PC sales. That number represents the number of existing devices that could be upgraded to the new OS. The installed base of Windows devices, is likely more than 1 1/2 billion, so, the number that could be upgraded is likely way more than 600 million.
  • 600 Millions PCs Waiting for Windows 10: Intel Very Optimistic about shipments

    12/04/2014 5:08:14 PM PST · 38 of 97
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    Microsoft will be at least 1 year behind but will be playing catch up with Apple and Google.

    From what I've noticed, it's Google and Apple that are years behind Microsoft in OSes. In fact, it's going to be years before Apple catches up with what Windows 8/8.1 can do, and Google isn't even in the game.

    Apple is still trying to improve on it's OSX UI, and that is about 20 years behind the times.

    I've had no problems with Windows 8/8.1, and those that complain about the OS, have either never used it, or didn't know how to get it to work. Besides, inside Windows 8/8.1, resides Windows 7. But, Windows 8/8.1 is a lot more efficient, and actually, more intuitive.

    So, instead of just bashing Windows 8/8.1 in general terms, why not tell us, with details, what it is that you dislike about the OS?
  • It's official: America is now No. 2 (to China)

    12/04/2014 4:44:24 PM PST · 19 of 67
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    And when you measure national economic output in “real” terms of goods and services, China will this year produce $17.6 trillion — compared with $17.4 trillion for the U.S.A.

    Economic output?

    So, which country is the wealthiest?

    When total infrastructure and total business assets and total personal assets are totaled up, which country comes out on top?

    I'd venture to say that, on a one-to-one basis, that Americans posses a lot more wealth than the average Chinese citizen.

    Yearly economic output is not a measure of total worth. We have a huge lead on the Chinese in that area.

    So, if I own a home valued at $300,000 and a car valued at $20,000 and a bank account with $50,000 and stocks valued at $40,000, my total net worth would be $410,000. How does the average Chinese citizen compare to what I might have amassed?
  • Stand with Hillary Country Music Video Is Predictable and Inauthentic (a Lot Like Hillary)

    12/04/2014 12:43:27 PM PST · 8 of 35
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    Appropriate ending in the video...

    The guy rides off into the sunset, gas tank in hand, and ready to hand the gas tank to Hillary, for her to “burn this bitch down!”

    But really, this video was like somebody inserting his finger into my throat and making me puke.

    It was corny, and goofy, and a total fantasy.

  • A Grand Jury Just Declined To Indict In Another Alleged Police-Brutality Case (NY)

    12/03/2014 5:10:00 PM PST · 92 of 111
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    So...what do you do when the Blacks won't follow those rules either?

    Then, we're out of luck. The bad guy gets away with his crime, but only if he's black.

    As president, that's how Obama would have it. And so would Erick Holder and all black "leaders", and the liberal press.

  • A Grand Jury Just Declined To Indict In Another Alleged Police-Brutality Case (NY)

    12/03/2014 2:36:24 PM PST · 33 of 111
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    I have the solution for the “blacks vs law enforcement problem”.

    Police should be required to carry 2 kinds of weapons.

    For whites that commit violent crimes, cops will be allowed to carry regular guns with real bullets, and can use them as warranted.

    For blacks, cops will be required to use guns shoot blanks. Or perhaps, paint guns. So, when a cop shoots a black criminal, it will up up to the criminal to notice that he was shot at, and then give himself up. It will be like the honor system that we as kids used, where if we shot somebody playing cops and robbers, we’d say “bang, bang, you’re dead”, and the kid that was “shot” would fall to the floor, pretending to have been shot.