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30 Days Is Too Long: Animated Rant About Windows 8

Kpt Kill Re:For a guy who "learned Linux"... (1110 comments)

Which was brought up in the video. He mentions that from windows 95 to XP... the button says "Start" letting users know this is where you should Start. He mentions that Vista / 7 removed the word start, and that this was foolish, but forgivable because its been so engrained in our computing lives. In windows 8, you would need to know to hover in the corner to make the charms bar appear (which appears from the side of the screen, not the corner). It is NOT intuitive. I use windows 8 and quite like it... with Classic Start and metro disabled.

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft Has Been Watching, and It Says You're Getting Used To Windows 8

Kpt Kill Re:10% day 1 fail rate nothing to boast about (675 comments)

I took the win8 plunge to upgrade my PC from Vista. 40 bucks was about the price I paid when I was a student. With Classic Shell, Classic Start, and Win7 taskbar tweaker, I have absolutely no issues with win8.

more than 2 years ago

Firefox 5 Scheduled For June 21 Release

Kpt Kill Re:Why..? (266 comments)

Maybe to catch up to IE 9? Nine is higher than four, so regular users think that IE must be more mature and feature complete. We'll see what happens when Microsoft decides to change to IE XP or some other version identifier that Mozilla won't be able to copy.

more than 3 years ago

Goodbye, HD Component Video

Kpt Kill Re:How do they plan for this to work (469 comments)

Netflix is getting there. There is no incentive to even copy the movies when I can just stream at a moment's notice, or just have the disk in a day or two. Why the studios are playing games with not allowing Netflix's entire library to be streaming or making Netflix wait 30 days after releases is beyond me. Costs are less for all parties, easier for me to stream means easier for me to watch and pay (via subscription) royalties, Netflix doesn't have to mail me anything... Win Win.

more than 3 years ago

Mixed Reception To AT&T's New Data Pricing Scheme

Kpt Kill Re:The new plan is a really bad idea (514 comments)

I agree, isn't the entire point of the Iphone to be the multimedia anything, information at your fingertips, everything anywhere device? I use my (winmo) smart phone for work email, internet radio while driving, and occasional web and you-tube. I use 2.5 GB a month. And I think i'm a "light" user. I'm not sitting there with bit torrent running on my phone, and i think the ISP should disconnect someone (on a mobile ISP) if that is what a user is doing. But using the phone for what its for is absurd. This is what the Iphone is meant for. Rich, live, multimedia. AT&T is unable to provide the infrastructure to feed it, so they just say, yeah buy this awesome expensive new phone, but don't use it please! I also wonder if this is a way for them to axe VOIP before someone comes up with something stupid easy for anyone to use on any phone.

And what is worse is most of the Iphone people i talk to think this is fair. "well you should be using WiFi anyway". If there wasn't enough of a reason to not choose AT&T, this should seal the deal. I would recommend Sprint or VZW to anyone. And I hope they destroy AT&T in the advertisements with this.

more than 4 years ago

At What Temperature (F) Do You Prefer Your Nerd Cave?

Kpt Kill Re:US Centric website? (1233 comments)

"My Car Gets 40 Rods To The Hogshead, And That's The Way I Likes It!"

more than 4 years ago

The One-Use, Self-Destructing DVD Returns

Kpt Kill Re:Heh, pirates ahoy! (561 comments)

Hmmm download a movie and risk getting caught, or rip the movie yourself and enjoy the warmth of knowing that there is virtually no way anyone would ever know... however at 5 dollars a pop, it is still better to just get yourself a Netflix account. And the movie gets delivered to your house!

more than 6 years ago


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