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  1. 11 points
    100 icons huh... what about the other 7,500 icons and glyphs in windows? and the 6,000 ish that haven't been touched in many years and the few hundred that haven't even been touched since windows 95!
  2. 9 points
    Dope. Seriously, like the design, appreciate the aim towards more of a PC aesthetic (since that's basically what it is), along with the controller adjustments. Lil skeptical on the 4x the power of the One X, but outside of that, just dope.
  3. 7 points
    > 2.5GHz 28-core Xeon W for $7,000 more Upcoming AMD Threadripper 3990X (64 cores): Price, around $2000.
  4. 7 points
    Sweeney reminds me of a brat throwing sand at other kids in a sandpit and then chucking a tantrum when kids throw sand back. Small child.
  5. 7 points
    Auto pilot is not auto pilot, and needs to be marketed as such.
  6. 4 points
    Seems legit, assuming of course that it was Samsung who purchased 998,000 of those units.
  7. 4 points
    Honestly would have preferred demolition derby style battle royale. Don't really envision another "racing" mode with just more cars will be that much more fun, but maybe I'm wrong.
  8. 4 points
    Everybody including MS knows what went wrong. Too late to the game, after laughing it off. Too many reboots once they got serious. Consumers felt put off being left in cold without having to do a device upgrade. It's not rocket science. They really had something with WP7 and blew it afterwards. Poor management. And them spending too much time listening to die hard fanboys who would flock to new devices, but never noticed that regular consumers were ###### about WP7 devices being locked out. Spending the time and resources to make desktop Windows like mobile also could have been utilized elsewhere. Not to mention myself and plenty other devs out there got tired of having to do complete rebuilds of apps for every reboot, for a market share that wasn't bringing any meaningful ROI. The most profit we ever made on WP apps was back when WP7 came out... after that we never made any money back. Can't have a healthy phone market without apps or services to run on it.
  9. 4 points
  10. 4 points
  11. 3 points
    On Windows this is my go-to video playback software (I was using The KMPlayer years ago before the dev switched to this) as the program is just nice and snappy and has GPU accelerated x264 video playback. it's the all around smoothest/snappiest video playback software as I never understood VLC's appeal as it's overall feel is inferior to PotPlayer. EDIT: I just noticed it says 'ad supported installation'. they must have screwed with this since the last I knew. but apparently one can avoid installing the BS during the install.
  12. 3 points
    Now I just need friends. How much do they run for these days on Ebay?
  13. 3 points
    I find it interesting that people will offer technical opinion, based on their expertise, without the realization that someone with actual expertise can achieve the same goal more easily and with a better outcome. (I feel sad for the 5 people that hit like on this.) Seriously, if someone is recommending staying on old builds or pushing LTSC to average users, shouldn't they be able to write a script or web search and copy a script? Especially, when using old builds and screwing with LTSC creates far more work than maintaining an install/update script. (Even if you had 100 PCs and didn't know how to use other deployment features provided by Microsoft, a script is faster and offers more options in what to keep and remove.) Also the 'complaints' about perceived bloat come from myth, at best insignificant, or are no longer relevant. For example: Cortana sucks so much CPU RAM (/s) - it is exactly ZERO unless the user enables it, and ZERO again if they ever choose to disable it. I bet that ZERO RAM/CPU use is a killer on anything slower than an 8086. FFS. Then there is the 'horrible' Store and UWP Apps... Even when being actively used with hundreds of Apps to maintain, the Store and keeping everything updated consumes almost a full minute of CPU processing time on average in a 24hr time period. If that is killing performance, you might have other problems. Much of this still comes from people that seem to think Windows works like other OS technologies, and just having something sitting on the hard drive is the same thing as running or requiring the loading of lower level processes even if the software isn't active. (If Windows NT worked like OS X or Linux, an argument for removing unused features would be valid; however, Windows NT is quite different, and applying rules of optimization based on older OS models is a waste of time.) In perspective... Something as heavy as the full WSL being installed/enabled consumes ZERO CPU time and ZERO RAM when not running. Yet people still think something like Cortana left disabled is 'bloating' their system. Really? ----- Also, I haven't even touched on the features, software and hardware support and performance differences in the newer builds. Just the new kernel adjustments, and other mitigation optimizations bring a huge jump in performance on most CPUs, adding to the partially active reptoline changes in 1809. There are also the specific AMD scheduler and core priority changes in 1903, with additional optimizations in 1909. A PSA... Unless your PC is a Kiosk or a specialized interface or appliance, or going to be used on the ISS, there are very few 'real' reasons to use or mess with the LTSB. Seriously, save time and money and just find a script to rip out whatever crap your 'expert' friends said was bad. But also keep in mind, that 99% of the mythic 'evil crap' consumes nothing but a few MB of space on the HD, and in 2019, if a few MB is a storage issue, your hard drive might be too small.
  14. 2 points
  15. 2 points
    First game was one of the most outstanding games in my opinion. Looking forward!
  16. 2 points
  17. 2 points
    1 cup sugar, 1 tsp. baking powder, 1 cup water, 1 tsp. salt, 1 cup brown sugar, Lemon juice, 4 large eggs, Nuts, 1 bottle Vodka, 2 cups dried fruit. Sample a cup of Vodka to check quality. Take a large bowl, check the Vodka again to be sure it is of the highest quality then Repeat. Turn on the electric mixer. Beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl. Add 1 teaspoon of sugar. Beat again. At this point, it is best to make sure the Vodka is still OK. Try another cup just in case. Turn off the mixerer thingy. Break 2 eegs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit. Pick the fruit up off the floor, wash it and put it in the bowl a piece at a time trying to count it. Mix on the turner. If the fried druit getas stuck in the beaterers, just pry it loose with a drewscriver Sample the Vodka to test for tonsisticity. Next, sift 2 cups of salt, or something. Check the Vodka. Now ###### shift the lemon juice and strain your nuts. Add one table. Add a spoon of sugar, or somefink. Whatever you can find. Greash the oven. Turn the cake tin 360 degrees and try not to fall over. Don't forget to beat off the turner. Finally, throw the bowl through the window. Finish the Vodka and wipe the counter with the cat.
  18. 2 points
    I'm very happy with this program for many years. It starts up fast and does a lot and has great batch actions and shortcuts to open the file in different editors. That said it needs a new default toolbar.
  19. 2 points
  20. 2 points
  21. 2 points
    well... American Indians... reduced to about 10M from 145M during colonization... does that count as one country executing millions of its citizens to protect its political party and ideology? We all have blood in our hands in a way or another...
  22. 2 points
    With as many problems that 10 has had, in the last year alone, it's a small wonder why any Windows 7 user is hesitant in upgrading to 10. Even though " End of Support" is less than a month away, Microsoft hasn't really given me a good enough reason to upgrade to an OS that is constantly breaking itself! When Microsoft can create a REAL successor to Windows 7, THEN I'll consider upgrading.
  23. 2 points
    One can still upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 for free using the official upgrade tool (i.e. Media Creation Tool, which can be downloaded here... https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 ). no CD key required. once the upgrade completes and auto-activates, you can simply wipe the computer and install Windows 10 clean and it will automatically activate once online. Or just use the windows 7 key during the installation of a clean install. It will install and activate just fine.
  24. 2 points
  25. 2 points
    this is all a non-issue since Android allows sideloading. They can build their own store to compete with Google if they want.
  26. 2 points
    Auto pilot is not auto pilot, and needs to be marketed as such. From Wikipedia: “An autopilot is a system used to control the trajectory of an aircraft without constant ‘hands-on’ control by a human operator being required. Autopilots do not replace human operators, but instead they assist them in controlling the aircraft.” It's not self-driving. AutoPilot does exactly what it says it is. It’s driver assist at best. That is correct. Tesla does not dispute that. It's not full self-driving technology and the driver is supposed to pay attention and keep their hands on the steering wheel. How about Tesla calling it driver assist to appease the masses into avoiding them thinking it’s more than that? Look, there's a lot of differing ways to think about this but a few facts have already been established: 1. "Autopilot" is fine for a name. You, personally, may not like it, but the name itself doesn't imply anything. Autopilot in other systems does not abdicate operator responsibility; the same is true here. There are an awful lot of poorly named things in this universe -- and lets be clear here, the name has absolutely nothing to do with the function. If this system were called "hey numbnuts, keep paying attention to the road" instead of "autopilot" you'd still have people having accidents. And then what would you complain about? 2. Even if you did get a global renaming policy completed, it won't change the system. There are people who have no driver assist systems at all who do the exact same things and get into accidents all the time; this is only news because someone didn't follow the rules. Not following the rules causes accidents. Lets stop calling them "stop signs" and call them "engage your brake systems now" signs, because people keep running through them. Lets not call them speed limit signs, lets call them "car control risk threshhold numerics" because no one listens to those either. You cannot fix human stupidity through renaming of product. The product is what it is and does precisely what it says it does, with the appropriate warnings. I guarantee you every Tesla owner absolutely knows these systems are not removing responsibility from the owner. You never hear after accidents like these: "Oh I just turned around to look for my dog and TOTALLY EXPECTED my car to avoid every possible accident". This is only news because it involves autonomous systems, and just happened to be a statistical anomaly. Not to overly defend Tesla (but I guess I am), there are less accidents as a result of their autonomous systems than there are without them and the system keeps improving. As for "Auto pilot is not auto pilot and needs to be marketed as such" -- when you get ANY Tesla system it defines it very explicitly: Autopilot Included - Enables your car to steer, accelerate and brake automatically for other vehicles and pedestrians within its lane -- with the note: "The currently enabled features require active driver supervision and do not make the vehicle autonomous" I recognize this is a horrible accident that shouldn't have happened. I recognize that it sucks. Any accident does. But the system itself is fine, the name is fine, and people are still stupid. I just hope the system can learn from this and whatever caused this accident to occur wasn't a total waste.
  27. 2 points
    "The owner of the Model 3 claimed that he had engaged Autopilot to check on his dog at the back of the car" It's not a greyhound bus where the back is 40 feet away. Could he not have just used the rear-view mirror to glance at the dog.
  28. 2 points
    I don't think it will go that far but most likely Tesla will issue another warning to owners that full attention is required when driving a Tesla. Just because you have automatic driving capability that not attention is required. Use common sense owners of Tesla cars!
  29. 2 points
  30. 2 points
    It will end up blending into your peripheral vision. Did that happen for you? I'm a bit OCD and I would probably ALWAYS see it. If the status bar is black wouldn't you never see it at all? unless you have a full screen video/game open. That's where I would expect the hole punch to become a bit annoying.
  31. 2 points
    You know every time I see deals like this, I always think will this company be out of business in 3 months.
  32. 2 points
    You present this like other people have no choice. Microsoft has never 'truly' forced updates on anything. Even with the push for non-technical users to always be updated, this has never been forced. Windows 10 RTM users could flip a couple of registry keys and still be running the original bits from 2015 with zero updates. So stay on whatever version you are on, Microsoft doesn't care. It costs them money for you to update, so you are also saving them a few dollars. MS actually gives a crap about average users and security, which is why updates are on purpose harder to turn off permanently for average users. Also when there is a large number of PC with security risks, it causes a lot of harm. i.e. WinXP systems not being updated were the cause of over 99% of all virus and malware outbreaks in the 00s. Curious if similar beliefs carry over... Ever heard of 'herd protection/immunity'? Are you an anti-vaxxer?
  33. 2 points
    So Apple are selling $6000 ugly trash metal box that you can play Solitaire on it cause nothing else would run on it? What a great deal, I'm so bored not playing Solitaire on every platform I own, because it can run more entertaining games, I should totally get one of those $6000 ugly pieces of trash.
  34. 2 points
    I can't digest buying a suppose workstation that target creative artists at $6k and have only 256 SSD. I rather spend that amount of money in something else. I am an Apple user and I know what make sense and not make sense when I buy an Apple product.
  35. 1 point
    Should be solid. I have been on Linux Mint as my only OS for nearly a year now and overall I don't regret dropping Win10 because the small amount of Windows programs I use work on Linux through Wine and the average person is all around safer online using Linux over Windows to. p.s. some advice... those using Linux, I suggest you use Firejail (v0.9.60 is current version) with your Firefox browser as it's extra security and easy to use and does not interfere with general use basically. so while Linux is already secure, it should further minimize your chances of a security breach through your web browser.
  36. 1 point
  37. 1 point
    Yeah, it's also been discovered that some games are just higher cost too, by like a baseline of $10. Imagine paying more for a singleplayer game that you get to have lag on. ...It also takes away from the whole "price savings" if you're gonna end up paying more anyway. ...aside from other complaints too, such as some titles just being 1080p upscaled to 4K, not native 4K as claimed. I dunno. It's a damn mess. I worked it out by just buying 6 games per year and being on Stadia pro over 3 years, I could build a decent PC gaming rig or buy two consoles with just the savings from games. Stadia sounds cheap on the surface but gamers are subsidizing the hardware by higher cost games and any gamer that plays a few games per year, Stadia can work out more expensive than what we already have and only really works out cheaper if you are a really light gamer. Yeah, it's not going to be cheap, and god help the customers if Google decides to back out later down the road. Honestly, I've said this before, but they should've started with the free model first, then grew the platform out from there. xCloud by comparison isn't receiving negativity because people know it's still in testing and isn't really costing them anything extra. It's just smart, especially if the concept is still unproven or half-baked @ Google. If that was to happen, the uproar would be immense, Google would likely have to refund every game that was bought on the service and that won't be cheap, I suspect if the service was to ever close down, the law will likely get involved. The problem with the free service is that a lot more people would likely try the service out which I doubt Google wants just yet, they are testing the service for now and seeing how well it copes, and they plan on doing a free tier but if most gamers jump on that, I suspect they'll scrap it a year or so after as I doubt they can afford too many gamers going on the free tier, buying a few games and clocking up countless hours that Google have to pay for the hardware and bandwidth on just one cut per game sale. Yeah, but it would work better I think. They could've even did invite only, similar to how they rolled out Gmail. That way they control the influx of people, improve the platform, make margins on selling games, and continually showcase that you have more and more people joining which looks great for investors. You know how much buzz the Stadia subreddit would have if people were able to give away keys every so often? It'd grow the social platforms as well! Compare that to angering paying customers, and potentially losing traffic when people call it DOA, among all the bad press from bugs and issues... It just sounds like the rocky road built around a short-term cash in vs. a true long-term service. But that's the thing, would they even make any margins?, that one off cut per game isn't likely going to cover the cost of bandwidth and hardware use, more so if gamers buy few games and clock up many hours as it's around 14GB or 17GB per hour play, Google has to pay for all that and it will eat into all the margins they make if gamers are on the free tier, in fact they might end up with a loss. Stadia seems to be targeting mobile and casual gamers, gamers that tend to clock up fewer hours and buy fewer games, these are also the kind of gamers that are likely to jump on the free tier and I doubt the service can work like that. Still, it will be interesting to see how it works because for now, games cost more on Stadia than they do on the PC and consoles and if you do the maths over 6 games per year over 3 years, you could build a PC rig or buy two consoles with the savings you get if you use Stadia Pro. For me it just doesn't seem worth it when I can build a gaming PC, have full control over it and if I want, I can stream games to other devices using my PC, in fact the new AMD drivers have just been updated which allows you to do that directly from the drivers.
  38. 1 point
    Take off the tinfoil hat, it looks funny. It establishes a private link to the phone. There are no legal/government issues, as it is just like any other 'audio hardware' peripheral. Encryption is handled locally between the PC and the Phone. (Even for the Microsoft Account that provides the identification link between devices, it is a private key, which means even Microsoft doesn't have direct access to it.) Yep, Your Phone App is built into the later builds of Windows 10; but that doesn't change it is a Store App, and it can be installed or reinstalled from the Store. Some people uninstall built in Apps, and this allows even them to install it again easily. Side Note: If people don't use Your Phone App, or any App that doesn't offer an uninstall option, it is easier to just disable them in allowed background tasks, rather than using powershell to rip it out. Uninstalling some Apps will cause functionality issues, as they are used by other systems in the OS, which is why the uninstall is not available.
  39. 1 point
    The other day I was going ot make cookies but was short some of the ingredients so I just skipped them. So I coined the term "Armageddon Cookie" . An Armageddon Cookie is when you want to bake cookies but it's the Armageddon so you are short a few ingredients and you have to get creative. The ingredients I did not have and left out where Backing Soda Brown Sugar Vanilla In the case of baking soda I figured it had something to do with helping the cookie rise, so I was looking around my house for some and found a package of corn bread mix. I thought, corn bread rises, lets use that!! In an attempt to make it healthier I reduced the sugar and used wheat flower. The end result is on the best cookies I have personally ever tasted. Armageddon Cookies It makes around 48 cookies. (The photo is for thanksgiving, I made two batches). It’s probably one of the more healthy cookies. 1 cup sugar 6 eggs 1 tsp salt 2 soft sticks of unsalted butter. 2.5 cups of Wheat Flour 2 boxes of Cornbread muffin mix. The .80 cent ones. Add all the ingredients into a bowl and stir until thoroughly mixed. Roll sticky dough into little balls with flowered Hands or use a cookie scoop. Preheat oven to 375F and bake for 12 min. Now go make some!!!!! Then let me know what you think. If you only want to make a few just use have of each ingredient listed.
  40. 1 point
  41. 1 point
    If Microsoft had more of a "Cool Company" reputation, I think more people and more Devs may have given it a shot. Who knows if that would have been enough, but as someone that worked in an office where everyone but one person used a Windows phone, I feel the outcome would have been very different than today. Now my 950 will be added to my showcase of Great Devices that still failed.
  42. 1 point
    You can just install the driver and leave out the Radeon Settings stuff, yes. Also, the browser is available via the overlay when needed, just like how Steam overlay has a browser for quick access while in-game That browser will come in handy, just the other day I was playing a game that I bought that wasn't from Steam and got stuck so needed to check online only for me to do the usually thing of pressing shift and tab and nothing happening lol. So a browser in the drivers isn't such a bad idea as long as it's light on the resources. As for the 30% thing, no drivers would ever use that much when doing nothing.
  43. 1 point
    Any notification LED on this anywhere? Otherwise buyer beware! And it's IPS LCD which is OK but without a notification LED, is not OK. Even if it has Always on Display, the whole backlight will turn on killing battery more than AOD on OLED. Looks like it is a phone without any proper notifications.
  44. 1 point
    This might be a REALLY good time to offer an upgrade special offer, Microsoft! Don't just use the stick...offer the carrot.
  45. 1 point
    In many cases though, that one app that doesn't run on Win10 for whatever reason, might have another app out there that does the same thing that will. In many cases people don't take the time to find a replacement app and just stick with the one they know already. MS really needs to push hard with things like app-v and just run these older apps in a container and or emulated/virtualized which lets people run them but also doesn't put the system at risk.
  46. 1 point
    Yeah, it's also been discovered that some games are just higher cost too, by like a baseline of $10. Imagine paying more for a singleplayer game that you get to have lag on. ...It also takes away from the whole "price savings" if you're gonna end up paying more anyway. ...aside from other complaints too, such as some titles just being 1080p upscaled to 4K, not native 4K as claimed. I dunno. It's a damn mess. I worked it out by just buying 6 games per year and being on Stadia pro over 3 years, I could build a decent PC gaming rig or buy two consoles with just the savings from games. Stadia sounds cheap on the surface but gamers are subsidizing the hardware by higher cost games and any gamer that plays a few games per year, Stadia can work out more expensive than what we already have and only really works out cheaper if you are a really light gamer.
  47. 1 point
  48. 1 point
    Their "regime" survived 5000 years. Unlike their rivals who exist for only 200 years, rely on population replacement due to very weak demographics and are close to collapse.
  49. 1 point
    People need to get outside and play. Go fishing. Put a boat on the water. Explore nature, Fly a Drone, travel to a foreign land and meet people, etc. Too much emphasis on artificial means of entertainment.
  50. 1 point
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