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  • Microsoft rides to Dell's rescue, wrecks rogue root certificate (MS Defender does the trick)

    11/29/2015 7:25:58 PM PST · 12 of 14
    adorno to dayglored
    Because the last person you want checking code for mistakes is the person who wrote it

    It's very doubtful that the same person that wrote the code would be the same that would be doing the security code. The original coders would be around as consultants, but, not likely to write the anti-malicious code. With a company as large as Microsoft, they can afford to have thousands of people doing the original coding of Windows, and perhaps hundreds of people doing the quality assurance and security checking.

    So, who does the checking of the anti-virus/anti-malware checking for Norton or AVG or Avast? Perhaps the same people that wrote the original code?
  • NASA Says Indian Scientist's Theory Is Correct, Black Holes Don't Really Exist

    11/29/2015 6:46:49 PM PST · 39 of 42
    adorno to Jyotishi
    Last month NASA announced that two of its space telescopes caught a huge burst of X-ray spewing out of a super massive black hole.

    In the old days, black holes didn't let anything escape.

    Guess they don't make them like they use to.
  • Salon Continues Trashing Americans: ‘We Are The Terrorists’

    11/29/2015 5:58:40 PM PST · 12 of 20
    adorno to markomalley

    At some point, we Americans will have to come to the conclusion that, it’s far-left organizations, like Salon and Huffungton Post, that are enabling/supporting/condoning the terrorists. We need to recognize that the enemy is within, and that enemy is very open about how they feel about the U.S. To the media that enables Al-Qaeda and ISIS, we are the enemy, which logically makes the enabling/condoning media our enemy the enemy. Siding with the enemy is treason, and traitors need to be treated just like we treat the enemy. No, not by bombing them at their media centers, but, by bringing them to justice as traitors. There was a time when people and organizations were indicted for doing what Salon is doing. We cannot allow them to get away with siding with the enemy.

  • Microsoft rides to Dell's rescue, wrecks rogue root certificate (MS Defender does the trick)

    11/29/2015 7:22:41 AM PST · 10 of 14
    adorno to dayglored
    Depends on what you're trying to catch/avoid. It's very good at fixed-pattern matching and other lightweight techniques. It doesn't have the advanced processor=intensive heuristic algorithms of the big packages, that give them such a bad reputation for slowing your machine down.

    When it comes to Windows, which company would understand the code better than the Windows writers themselves? True that, the code has allowed too many viruses and other malware to infect the system, but, the reality is that, Microsoft is now in the business of providing security software, and going forward, I doubt that anybody is going to understand the code and the potential exploits better than the Microsoft analysts/developers/coders.
  • Microsoft rides to Dell's rescue, wrecks rogue root certificate (MS Defender does the trick)

    11/27/2015 6:42:30 PM PST · 4 of 14
    adorno to roamer_1
    Huh. So it IS good for something, after all!

    From what I've heard and read, it's probably better than the better known virus and anti-malware packages out there.

    And, MS has decided to enter into the virus/malware business with all guns blazing, where it's going to be spending more for R&D than those other virus/anti-malware companies. Apparently, MS has decided, along with their business partners, that those other companies just aren't doing an adequate enough job, so, it's going to take matters into their own hands, especially when the security software is going to serve as a sales point for getting businesses to adopt Windows 10.
  • ‘Nonsense’: Top Scientists Demolish Alarmism Behind UN Climate Summit

    11/25/2015 8:12:28 PM PST · 8 of 18
    adorno to Slambat
    I saw this little tard driving a Tesla with Texas plates “CO2-LOL”

    Actually, what the 'little tard' doesn't realize is that, it actually costs a lot more to 'fuel-up' a Tesla than an internal combustion engine car. Not to mention that it's pretty stupid to drive a vehicle that needs to be recharged every 200 or so miles, while the ICE vehicles actually have 'unlimited range' with their type of fuel. (Unlimited because, it only takes about 5 minutes or less to refill a tank with gasoline, and you're back on your way as if you hadn't even stopped to 'refuel', while you might have to take a mini-vacation while 'refueling' a Tesla.
  • ‘Nonsense’: Top Scientists Demolish Alarmism Behind UN Climate Summit

    11/25/2015 8:06:34 PM PST · 7 of 18
    adorno to Lurkinanloomin
    Deaths from CO2 - 0

    Deaths from Islam - 300 million

    What’s the greater danger?

    I'm assuming it's a trick question,but, my answer is...

  • Samsung wows investors with futuristic tech that Apple's iPhone is already delivering

    11/22/2015 7:48:21 PM PST · 40 of 75
    adorno to Swordmaker
    Please show me any smartphone in 2007 that had larger multi-touch screen than the 3.5" screen on the revolutionary Apple iPhone. Please.

    Wow! You had to go back to the original iPhone to try to reply to my point, BUT!!!!, the point was/is that, Apple was late to the larger than 4 inch screens that Samsung and Microsoft and others had been doing for about 2-3 years before Apple noticed that, people were actually buying those bigger screens devices in huge quantities. Heck, Apple was even against the idea of bigger than 4 inch screens a couple of years ago.

    Apple Car Play? And Siri?

    Well, fined and dandy, but, while there may be a bunch of car models that can be equipped with Car Play, chances are that, the vast majority of purchases of those cars will choose not to get Car Play, since, it would be very limited by Apple's intervention and control of the technology. Also, Apple's share of the smartphone market, while significant, is lower than Android/Samsung/Google. Why limit yourself when you can get a better and more significant infotainment system from Google and others?

    Then, Siri? Are you effing kidding me? When the much better voice assistants are made by Google and Microsoft, why settle for third best? Heck, I doubt anybody would make the decision to go with a car that has Siri inside, if they were to first get a taste of Cortana or Google Now?

    And, why also settle for third best when there are much better mapping apps from Google or Microsoft?

    When it comes ultra-high-definition screens, well, they were around for a bunch of years before Apple decided to include them in one of the Mac computers. Fact is that, there were others that considered adding 4k screens with their PCs, but felt that it was overkill for most applications and for most people. It still is overkill, since, there aren't many apps or applications that can take advantage of that kind of resolution. It was mostly gimmicky and a way to create a refresh-cycle for their iMacs.

    When it comes to fingerprint ID, well, my point still stands, that,Apple didn't invent it. It was another gimmick after it proved to not a bit problematic in the first iteration of the tech in their iPhones.

    I don't fault Apple for not being first in most innovations that they later do put to use. They do like to wait for tech to first be proven in other devices, before Apple implements them in Apple tech.

    Oh, I forgot to give them credit for one of the greatest 'innovations'; ever, perhaps even bigger than the invention of the wheel, and that's the idea of 'round corners' for their iPhones.

    Yup! Apple, the greatest 'innovator' of ideas or inventions that were previously existing.
  • Samsung wows investors with futuristic tech that Apple's iPhone is already delivering

    11/21/2015 7:55:42 PM PST · 15 of 75
    adorno to Swordmaker

    Yet, Apple Watch came to market more than a year after Samsung brought theirs to market. In general, Apple trails other tech companies, in most ‘innovations’, even as they might release something to market which seems to not be in other non-Apple devices.

    Apple recently ‘innovated’ by coming out with a “Pro” version of their iPad. Nobody had ever thought of a similar ‘pro’ tablet before. :-) Let’s not forget that, Apple was also the first smartphone maker to introduce larger screens t the smartphone space. They were also first with NFC technology for smartphones. They were also first with fingerprint ID, and soon, they’ll also be first with some sort of eye-print for user recognition, and they’ll also be first with a hybrid computer that does PC type work and tablet type work on one device.

    Apple: the biggest ‘innovator’ with bringing old technology to their devices.

    BTW, didn’t Apple also invent high-definition screes, 4k screens?

    Come to think of it, without Apple, technology would still be in the stone-age, where everybody would be copying Moses with his idea for inscribing the ten commandments.

    I hear Apple will also be inventing the driverless cars, and the infotainment systems in cars.

    Apple: the god of tech, and the initiator of a ‘new religion’, called the Apple-cult.

  • Sharyl Attkisson: Sources Say Obama Won't Listen to Intel About Islamic Terrorist Groups

    11/19/2015 7:10:21 PM PST · 16 of 28
    adorno to don-o

    Well, who could blame Obama?

    After all, those are his people. Obama is Muslim. Obama sympathizes with them, terrorism or not. Obama is ‘one of them’.

    His actions, and lack of actions, prove that he sympathizes with them, and is one of them. How else to explain his 7 years of refusing to fight the terrorist plague?

  • CNN Suspends Reporter For Biased Twitter Post on House Refugee Vote

    11/19/2015 7:01:18 PM PST · 20 of 31
    adorno to Nachum
    CNN Suspends Reporter For Biased Twitter Post

    CNN, if they were to be fair, should be suspending the whole of itself for being biased.
  • Colbert Drops to 3rd Place Behind Kimmel as New Poll Shows CBS Host Alienating Audiences

    11/19/2015 6:54:30 PM PST · 14 of 53
    adorno to Colonel_Flagg
    ...the host is thereby saying goodbye to half his potential audience, which can't be a sound business model.

    Sounds like Letterman is still the host.
  • As Paris Attacks Show, Europe In Denial About Gun Rights

    11/19/2015 6:50:03 PM PST · 16 of 16
    adorno to richardb72

    Heartless, but a fact:

    In the game of ISIS terrorists versus French citizens...

    ISIS: kills 129 people
    ISIS: wounds hundreds
    ISIS: wins bragging rights

    Defenseless French people: 129 dead, hundreds wounded

    Winner: ISIS!

    ISIS would never have gotten anywhere close to those numbers, if France allowed its citizens to carry guns. In ‘gun free zones’, it’s usually those with guns that inflict the most damage.

  • Half of New Yorkers Say They Are Barely or Not Getting By, Poll Shows

    11/19/2015 6:43:36 PM PST · 50 of 54
    adorno to detective
    Half of New Yorkers Say They Are Barely or Not Getting By

    That half of New Yorkers must be lying. With the robust Obama economic recovery, and only 5% unemployment, those people should be thriving.

    Republicans must have paid them to say that their having so much trouble. The IRS will be auditing all of those liars.
  • ISIS says soda can bomb detonated on Russian plane was intended for western passenger jet

    11/19/2015 6:32:15 PM PST · 17 of 18
    adorno to Navy Patriot

    A letter to ISIS:

    Hey, ISIS...

    Hopefully, you won’t be targeting a U.S. airliner. After all, we aren’t doing anything to hurt you. In fact, our president referred to the ISIS attacks in France as, ‘setbacks’. A setback is not the kind of language that a leader would use if they were out to get you. So, please, don’t attack any U.S. airplane, since, Obama wouldn’t like it, but, you would surely get away with it. So, since you’re not our enemy, please don’t target any Americans. BTW, Obama hopes to release a bunch of your friends from Guantanamo, so, what other proof do you need that we’re not your enemy, and Obama is actually helping you? So, go ahead and feel emboldened by Obama’s lack of actions against you. Don’t you guys over there sometimes feel that, Obama might actually be one of you? His actions certainly do seem to support that view.

    Hey, even John Kerry felt that, your heinous acts might have some justifications. So, take a hint: Obama and Kerry might actually be on your side.

  • Hillary Clinton Subscribes To An Islamic Belief System

    11/19/2015 6:22:15 PM PST · 9 of 25
    adorno to absentee
    Hillary Clinton Subscribes To An Islamic Belief System

    Let's hope she visits them at one of their training camps in Syria, and tells them how she relates and sympathizes with them. She needs to understand them first-hand, and perhaps they'll use her as one of their suicide bombers. If she understands them, she should have no problem with a suicide vest.

    BTW, perhaps Kerry needs to go with her, and express to those misunderstood ISIS 'freedom fighters' how he (Kerry) feels that, he feels that they have justifications for what they do. Jihad Kerry and jihad Hillary!
  • 10 offbeat, odd, and downright weird places you'll find Linux

    11/16/2015 5:20:22 AM PST · 17 of 20
    adorno to ThunderSleeps
    The only times I notice the OS on such devices is when they are crashing, rebooting, or frozen somewhere in between.

    Well, that's to be expected. After all, it is humans that are running those kiosks and POS machines. Furthermore, since the OS was designed and written by humans, one could expect it to not be perfect. So, is Linux perfect? Is it ready for prime-time with the regular consumers, on the desktop and anywhere else? Linux as Android is also filled with problems and malware. I've been in IT for over 40 years, and I've yet to find the perfect OS or perfect application or perfect human behind the software.
  • 10 offbeat, odd, and downright weird places you'll find Linux

    11/15/2015 6:34:35 PM PST · 11 of 20
    adorno to ShadowAce

    Oh, btw, Windows also runs on millions of ATM machines and on millions of checkout register devices in large and medium and small shops. I don’t see any Linux screens at checkout counters. Windows embedded is also used in many devices not directly known to people, such as consumer electronics, set-top boxes, gaming systems, automobiles, and many other uses. It’s also going to be powering a few billion IoT devices. IoT, remember that? MS is now a leader in IoT tech and software.

    But, who’s counting?

  • 10 offbeat, odd, and downright weird places you'll find Linux

    11/15/2015 5:54:17 PM PST · 10 of 20
    adorno to ShadowAce

    Windows runs on between 1.5 and 2 billion PCs/hybrids/tablets/smartphones.

    How many does Linux run on? (And don’t quote Android activations per year; activations does not equal the number of installations that are actively in use.

  • 10 offbeat, odd, and downright weird places you'll find Linux

    11/15/2015 5:27:13 PM PST · 4 of 20
    adorno to ShadowAce


    The Linux community consoling themselves with how Linux can be found in offbeat, odd, and downright weird places. Heck, when you can’t seem to win on the desktop, find a way to highlight how it’s used elsewhere. where people won’t have noticed it. Meanwhile, Linux is still a loser on the PC front, where people do get to make their choice about what OS will run their devices. Android is the ‘most used’ OS for smartphones, but then, people weren’t made aware that it’s derived from Linux, and if Windows Phone OS had been available from the beginning, it’s doubtful that people would have chosen Android. Sometimes, you have to get lucky, and Google/Android was lucky that there wasn’t any competition, other than the more expensive iPhone devices. That could still change, and Android can be replaced, but it will take time. Usually, the best finds a way to compete and overtake, and Android is not the best OS out there.

  • China vows to tackle Islamic State sickos after Paris massacre

    11/15/2015 4:26:29 PM PST · 16 of 22
    adorno to adorno

    To finish my last post...

    Half-hearted and weak efforts, might must invite more terrorism and make them think that they’ve built immunity from eradication.

  • China vows to tackle Islamic State sickos after Paris massacre

    11/15/2015 3:51:04 PM PST · 8 of 22
    adorno to rickmichaels

    Political correctness kills. Liberal ideology kills.

    The truth needs to be heard. Liberals can say all they wish; after all, it’s a ‘free country’, for now.

    But, let’s look at the problem realistically.

    Islam is the problem. It doesn’t matter that it’s a religion.

    It’s the equivalent of a disease, but much more dangerous.

    It’s a disease because if infects those it comes in contact with and/or damages their minds. It’s a disease because it kills. It’s a disease because because it spreads just like the most virulent of diseases.

    So, the ‘treatment’ for the disease, is very much like the treatments we use for the everyday diseases which infect and destroy and kill.

    So, to control the disease, stop the spreading of it by not inviting it into your home, the home being the country that you live in; one can also avoid the disease by not traveling to places where it exists. So, don’t allow people of the Islamic faith to enter your country. Being in denial about the disease can be deadly, and not allowing it into your system is the best means of control. Eradicating the disease is also very important, and going to where it exists might be the best way to battle it and destroy it. Half-hearted and weak efforts, might

  • Salon: “After Paris, let’s stop blaming Muslims and take a hard look at ourselves”

    11/15/2015 3:29:35 PM PST · 89 of 112
    adorno to Biggirl
    “After Paris, let’s stop blaming Muslims and take a hard look at ourselves”

    Salon has it right. Salon needs to start looking at themselves and blaming themselves.
  • Thousands of Muslims In Northern Iraq Converting to Christianity After Witnessing ISIS Horror

    11/09/2015 2:47:53 PM PST · 8 of 22
    adorno to MinorityRepublican
    Thousands of Muslims In Northern Iraq Converting to Christianity After Witnessing ISIS Horror

    Obama will find a way to put a stop to that.
  • World Bank: Climate change could result in 100 million poor (Women, children hit hardest)

    11/08/2015 3:09:03 PM PST · 29 of 38
    adorno to PROCON
    change could result in 100 million poor (Women, children hit hardest)

    It should be very obvious by now, to the whole world that, the only 'science' that's kept global warming alive, is scaremongering. Global warming has failed at every step of the research process, so, the only thing left to them is scare tactics. The predictions, aka: scare tactics, have failed miserably, with not a single prediction coming true. But, we're talking about left-wing 'science', so, they'll keep trying their lies until people start to believe them.
  • Maryland scraps gun "fingerprint" database after 15 failed years (another failed leftist program)

    11/08/2015 2:56:23 PM PST · 20 of 36
    adorno to Red in Blue PA
    ...logic and common sense suggest that it would be a good crime-fighting tool

    Just as 'effective' would have been to ask the criminals to take selfies as they're committing their crimes, and then send those photos to law enforcement. Then, criminalize the failure of not taking and sending those selfies.
  • Dr. Carson on Evolution: ‘No One Has Ever Demonstrated One Species Changing to Another Species’

    11/05/2015 7:55:38 PM PST · 32 of 192
    adorno to springwater13

    Liberals and evolutionist will be up in arms.

    They’ll be like, “just because we can’t prove it, doesn’t mean it’s wrong!”.

  • OMG MELISSA HARRIS PERRY HAS LOST HER MIND. (Video: Now calling someone a hard worker is racist)

    10/27/2015 6:51:37 PM PDT · 15 of 32
    adorno to Beave Meister

    At the end, the guy told MHP that, “that is very unfair”.

    What he should have said is, “that is very stupid”.

  • Microsoft Is Still Driving Some Windows 7 Users Crazy With Nagging Ads To Upgrade

    10/26/2015 8:04:11 AM PDT · 42 of 73
    adorno to Post5203

    Same with me and my 4 PCs at home, and an Asus tablet which I also upgraded. All went without a hitch, and all run better and faster than with Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1.

    My daughter and husband upgraded their 3 PCs, and my son and his wife upgraded their 2 PCs too. None of them have any problems, and we’ve all been problem-free since the upgrade.

    Methinks that, most (if not all the problems) lie with the people that don’t know what the heck they’re doing, even as simple as the upgrade is to get done. Press the upgrade button and then a few more buttons to get to the end of the upgrade. Even my cat can do that ‘accidentally’ with no problems.

    Then, there are all the others; the anti-MS trolls, who, no matter how great the upgrade is, and no matter how few problems there might be, and no matter how easy the upgrade procedure is, will always figure out a problem to complain about. I’m pretty sure that those are the Apple and Google and Linux fanatics, who will always prefer their choices, just because they hate Microsoft and/or Windows.

    Microsoft may have to send a whole army or service representatives to people’s homes, just to hold their hands while the MS representative presses the buttons to get the upgrade going. Heck, I’ll go to people’s homes to get their upgrades installed and working, for a very tiny fee of $20, which would be infinitely more expensive than what MS charges for the upgrade.

  • Glamour Magazine: Caitlyn Jenner Named Woman Of The Year

    10/23/2015 7:58:37 PM PDT · 55 of 67
    adorno to Bon of Babble
    Glamour Magazine: Caitlyn Jenner Named ‘Woman Of The Year’

    Wait until they find out he still claims to be republican. Republicans hate women, according to liberals.
  • Glamour Magazine: Caitlyn Jenner Named Woman Of The Year

    10/23/2015 7:55:17 PM PDT · 52 of 67
    adorno to dadgum
    ‘Woman’ of the year - still has a penis attached.

    That's just for historical purposes.
  • LIBERAL CHICK: Asks Dumb Americans Who This Ben Ghazi Guy Is (WATCH)

    10/23/2015 7:51:35 PM PDT · 16 of 25
    adorno to 100American

    Who’s “Ben Ghazi”?

    To most liberals, he would be Ban Carson’s brother or cousin.

    (Same first name).

  • Irish Senator says gay cousins should be allowed to marry

    10/22/2015 7:19:50 PM PDT · 24 of 36
    adorno to NetAddicted
    Irish Senator says gay cousins should be allowed to marry

    The Irish Senator believes there's nothing wrong with keeping it...

    'in the family'.
  • Trump: My immigration plans would have prevented 9/11

    10/19/2015 5:29:07 AM PDT · 78 of 99
    adorno to WilliamIII
    Of course, unlike Bush, neither you nor I was president when 911 went down

    Okay, so, who was president when the funding and planning and rehearsing and selection of airports people to conduct the attacks was happening. Would Trump, or you or I, have been responsible for all of that? Would Trump have taken responsibility for the attacks while he was president, even if he was in the dark about what was to occur and when?

    Should Bush be held responsible for the CRA, which was instrumental in bringing down the housing market, which brought down the economy in 2007-2008? He was president, but, could he have done more than he tried to do? It happened on his watch. Would Trump have blamed himself for the CRA and Clinton's decision to force banks to grant mortgages to unqualified people?

    Do prior decisions have anything to do with when their total effects will be felt? Or, do events just happen suddenly with no prior cause? Cause and effect. Does the effect not have a relationship with the cause?
  • Trump: My immigration plans would have prevented 9/11

    10/18/2015 7:21:21 PM PDT · 69 of 99
    adorno to WilliamIII
    “Bush did not keep us safe from 911” is a statement of fact."

    An equivalent fact is that, "Clinton did not keep us safe from 9/11", and just as true is the fact that, "Trump did not keep us safe from 9/11". Heck, it's also a statement of fact that YOU didn't keep us safe from 9/11.

    Playing with words wont change the real fact that, Bush could not protect the country from an act that he wasn't aware was being planned to get executed on 9/11, where all of the planning and funding and rehearsing and training and the selection of people to do the dirty deed and the selection of planes and cities, had all been done under Clinton. Why not go with the 100% truth that, Clinton failed to keep the country safe, when he and his administration failed to stop the attacks which would occur after he had left office?
  • Truth Film - Box Office

    10/18/2015 7:05:52 PM PDT · 23 of 36
    adorno to Fungi
    Love it when rabid liberals such as Robert Redford lose their butts on a movie.

    To them, the movie is a labor of love, and it wasn't meant to make any money. They'll be putting the movie on TV soon, and no doubt, on MSNBC (CBS would be scared to do it).

    The actors won't let go of the idea that Bush lied, and was absent from his military duties. It's a lie that sounds too good to let go.
  • Trump: My immigration plans would have prevented 9/11

    10/18/2015 5:13:19 PM PDT · 56 of 99
    adorno to WilliamIII
    The one thing that can’t be denied is, Bush did NOT keep us safe from 911.

    Actually, that statement is also wrong.

    The statement would be correct, if you had worded it to be "Bush COULD NOT keep us safe".

    After all, Bush was not privy to the information about the planning and rehearsing of the attacks, and he was also not privy to the information about the attackers and where they came from. Thus, Bush was not equipped to keep us safe from the attacks. AND, neither would Trump if he had been president.

    Now, if we all had 20/20 hindsight light Trump, none of the attacks would have happened. And, like I said, if we were all equipped with 20/20 hindsight and the power to prevent events before they happen(ed), then, we would all be living in heaven, with no evil acts anywhere, and even WWI and WWII would never have happened.
  • Trump: My immigration plans would have prevented 9/11

    10/18/2015 3:47:50 PM PDT · 34 of 99
    adorno to WilliamIII
    Trump: My immigration plans would have prevented 9/11

    Impossible to know, therefore, 100% wrong!

    Trump is talking about the event, with 20/20 hindsight, and where the hindsight has been 14 years in the making. It's impossible to know what he would have done as president during the Clinton years to prevent the attacks, and those are the years where the terrorists planned and rehearsed and chose the attack sites. It's also impossible to know what he would have done during the few months that Bush was president before the attacks. It's also impossible to know what he would have done after the attacks. Whatever ideas and policies Trump has in mind now, would not have been the same before the attacks or after the attacks. Besides, at the time of the planning and occurrences of the attacks, Trump was still a democrat, and thus, he would mostly have been on the democrat side of immigration, which would make Trump a complete liar about how he would have prevented the immigration which allowed the terror attacks.

    I can do Trump one much better: If I have been president of the U.S. before WWII, I would definitely have prevented the war, since I would have prevented Hitler from even becoming a leader in Germany. See how easy that is? With my 20/20 hindsight, I can easily solve all the world's problems.
  • Obama will be the only person sticking to Iran deal

    10/11/2015 9:38:54 AM PDT · 7 of 15
    adorno to wiggen
    “This is his biggest, if not the only, foreign policy success.”

    laughing so hard.

    One must remember that, to Obama, success is anything that makes the U.S. weaker in the world, especially against the Muslim world.
  • As UT prepares for campus carry, professor to leave 'out of self-protection'

    10/10/2015 6:58:35 PM PDT · 35 of 54
    adorno to Libloather

    What would Obama do?

    Oh, yeah, run and hide, and pretend that all things will be better if we just disarm and pretend that the bad guys won’t do bad things.

  • Microsoft, the VW family sedan of IT, wants to be tech's new Rolls-Royce (Tech Business Analysis)

    10/10/2015 3:40:03 PM PDT · 41 of 41
    adorno to tacticalogic
    Dude, the Surface Pros are tablets.

    What I meant to say was that, "but NO!!!, they jumped right into creating LAPTOPS too." in reference to the Surface Book.
  • Another Intelligence Failure?

    10/10/2015 8:21:04 AM PDT · 2 of 17
    adorno to darkwing104
    It’s likely the intelligence was buried by Obama loyalists in an effort to prevent bad information from reaching the President.

    The certainty is that, the bad intelligence did reach Obama and his aides and cabinet members, but, Obama was going to disregard it, since, his main mission from the beginning has been to get the U.S. out of any wars or conflicts, and to insure that he didn't start or get involved in new ones.

  • Microsoft, the VW family sedan of IT, wants to be tech's new Rolls-Royce (Tech Business Analysis)

    10/10/2015 8:08:50 AM PDT · 39 of 41
    adorno to tacticalogic

    Yes, a VR experience, but, with consumers involved, it could be modified and offered as an immersive TV and movie experience.

  • Microsoft, the VW family sedan of IT, wants to be tech's new Rolls-Royce (Tech Business Analysis)

    10/10/2015 8:07:50 AM PDT · 38 of 41
    adorno to tacticalogic

    The Surface devices division is already a profit center, and while it’s true that they wish to set standards and benchmarks for the OEMs to follow, I’m pretty sure that Microsoft is in the market to grow the Surface devices and make as much as possible. It will be like what Google does with their Nexus devices, but with the Surface devices, Microsoft can be a lot more profitable.

    With the lead they now hold in the 2-in-1 devices, it’s unlikely that MS will stop as just setting examples. It would be foolish of HS to not go for a huge increase in their market share of PCs. If setting examples was all there was to it, they could have stopped at just doing the Surface Pro devices, but NO!!!, they jumped right into creating tablets too. I’m pretty sure that Apple and Google and the Windows OEMs have taken notice, and that they had better step up their games, otherwise, MS could become the dominant player in the hardware division too, alongside them already being the leading software company on the planet.

  • Microsoft, the VW family sedan of IT, wants to be tech's new Rolls-Royce (Tech Business Analysis)

    10/08/2015 7:08:40 AM PDT · 32 of 41
    adorno to tacticalogic

    Then, imagine a Hololens TV set, where 3d is the standard, and surround sound is also standard, and where you get 360-degree viewing of a movie. YOu are not just watching a movie at that point; you become immersed and could be interacting with what you see.

  • Microsoft, the VW family sedan of IT, wants to be tech's new Rolls-Royce (Tech Business Analysis)

    10/08/2015 7:05:53 AM PDT · 31 of 41
    adorno to HamiltonJay

    What MS is aiming for with the Surface devices, is a decent number of sales that will keep it profitable and alive. But, mostly, MS has been designing and developing ideas via the Surface line that, hopefully, will lead the Windows OEMs to come out with a lot more desirable devices. Windows was not the problem with PCs. Microsoft was not the problem with PCs. The problem was that the OEMs were producing devices that could attract people to Windows.

    When it comes to ‘dirt cheap’ devices, the real fact is that, even those cheap devices were and are very capable, and can do most of all of the same stuff that an Apple Mac can do. Most consumers don’t need the $2,000-$3,000 PC to do whatever they need to do. Apple stuff is about status and showing off and bragging. There really is no need for super-expensive PCs, or even expensive tablets or expensive smartphones. For what the vast majority of people do with their devices, a $150 smartphone will do, and a $300-$800 PC will do. When even the cheap stuff lasts as long as the expensive stuff, and can basically do the same stuff, then, the higher prices are about status and bragging rights and being cool.

  • Microsoft, the VW family sedan of IT, wants to be tech's new Rolls-Royce (Tech Business Analysis)

    10/08/2015 6:56:22 AM PDT · 28 of 41
    adorno to dayglored
    A 'Windows-like' Linux distro was developed, and it failed miserably too.

    Imitating Windows is not what people want. People want Windows, with all of its bells and whistles and with the very familiar look and feel, and with the expectation that it will be supported 'forever'. Linux distros are geeky stuff, and not the stuff that most consumers look for. The only reason that Android (a stripped-down version of Linux) works, it's because, the OS is in the background and not even touched by the user, and most users won't even know that Android is a version of Linux. Now, if Linux on desktop had been developed from the beginning as something that people would never touch directly, then, perhaps we'd have a lot more Linus marketshare of the PC market.
  • Microsoft, the VW family sedan of IT, wants to be tech's new Rolls-Royce (Tech Business Analysis)

    10/08/2015 6:51:39 AM PDT · 26 of 41
    adorno to tacticalogic

    No doubt that Holo-lens will have many different applications. The Holo-TV will be one of them. ;)

  • Microsoft, the VW family sedan of IT, wants to be tech's new Rolls-Royce (Tech Business Analysis)

    10/08/2015 6:50:21 AM PDT · 25 of 41
    adorno to dayglored

    You fail to realize, or you fail to mention, that Microsoft was not in the business of doing the hardware side of PCs. Thus, most of the complaints regarding Windows, were the result of the hardware failures and driver failures, which to many users, were manifested through the OS.

    Now that Microsoft is involved with the hardware side too, the complaints about their hardware are few and minor. People blamed ALL problems on Windows when the majority of them were hardware-based and driver-based.

    Having said that, there is NOTHING that Apple has done with their hardware that wasn’t being done by one or more of the Windows OEMs. While some were poor quality, others were of very high-quality and even superior in quality to the Apple stuff. Fact is that, every PC that I ever owned, didn’t have hardware problems, no matter the brand. The quality of Apple stuff is mostly hype. The fanaticism for Apple stuff is real and not hype. No doubt, now that the Surface devices and the Lumia phones are of the same or better quality as the Apple stuff, the Apple fanatics will still feel loyal to their mother Apple, and continue purchasing the Apple stuff, even if it’s inferior stuff.

  • Microsoft, the VW family sedan of IT, wants to be tech's new Rolls-Royce (Tech Business Analysis)

    10/08/2015 6:24:51 AM PDT · 18 of 41
    adorno to tacticalogic

    BTW, watch for that Holo-TV to become reality in the not-too-distant future. Remember that I told you so.