Remember when Merk the Jerk posted this?
"Sorry I was out of touch for about a year. I
was going through a very nasty divorce with my wife of 24 years and I
discovered when something like that is happening in your life, you don't
have much attention for much else."
Apparently, he now has infinite time for doing absolutely nothing. Rumors of "trouble down south" back then explain a lot.
plhawfaeces Pres Filmore would have been your kind of guy - racist to the core, unwilling to do anything to suppress the slavers and allow the slavers to expand slavery westward
The NSA total MS to do that, all data needs to be stored where the NSA doesn't have to work for it. Social, work everything in one spot so you can be monitor for the good of the people.
Never have I used MS support in fact it's kind of worthless. Much cheaper to just hire so trouble shooters to take care of your software.
"looks like we're on the way to $39 - and quick -"
Looks like we are on our way to a Green Close. Consult you astrological chart for love, use the MSFT chart for stock price predictions.
Vernon, We are quite familiar with your faux Indian nyms and verbiage from various boards such as IV and SCO. You haven't mentioned being in profitable electronics distribution businesses lately. Have you switched your lines of business in your fairy tale land?
I would argue that Microsoft has ALWAYS been innovative. Microsoft supporters have every right to brag about that as a smart technology. Microsoft still is notorious for being a "fast follower" avoiding any unnecessary risks of innovation when they can. The lo IQ boys continue to wade thru the minefields and pay dearly for it. Microsofts continued success across the board attests to the correctness of their strategy. Microsoft will gross 100 billion in fiscal 2015 with commensurate net. There is every indication that both google and apple gross will be stagnant this coming year. Looks like Microsoft forever as the the googles and apples stumble and fail and give up any recent gains with their junk
of course any Google app is suspect on the face of it- they are all notorious for their poor quality and most buyers will avoid them if they know the app has anything to do with google--presumably the majority of the apps were installed at MSFT by using hacking techniques and MSFT wasn't even aware of them at first---just another example of the criminal activity of the googlys
I would argue that Microsoft has NEVER been innovative. Some of its supporters even brag about that, as a smart strategy. Microsoft used to be notorious as a "fast follower", avoiding the risks of innovation (you can tell who the pioneers are, they're the ones with arrows in their backs) but reaping the rewards of taking over proven markets with software stolen from the real innovators. That's why Microsoft was universally feared in the industry. But that strategy no longer works, for a combination of reasons. The pace of innovation is much faster now, and Microsoft is slower off the mark, and Microsoft is of necessity concerned with defending territory already won, more than conquering new territory. Perhaps not least is the fact that nobody any longer has to depend on their products being shipped with Windows, they can build something completely new on the basis of Linux, as for example Google and Facebook did -- so Microsoft can't bully them into telling Microsoft all their secrets.
It is a crisis. The problem is that even though Google keeps releasing patches for the vast number of security weaknesses in Android, the carriers don't always provide prompt updates to phone owners. And,
"Malicious applications that drop malware are also rampant on the Google Play marketplace, despite the introduction of the Google Bouncer Malware Scanner."
Rampant, eh? God, what a joke Android is!
"While the carriers and Google engage in a bit of finger-wagging at each other over who is to blame, consumers remain in the crosshairs of attackers because they are not getting the updates they are essentially promised with the purchase of a device. Soghoian showed some numbers backing up his premise; some LG Android devices were up to 16 months behind, while Samsung devices were up to 13 months in arrears. Also, according to the Google Android Developers Dashboard, 50 percent of devices are running the Gingerbread version of Android, which was released in 2010."
“You don’t need a zero-day to attack Android if consumers are running 13-month-old software,” Soghoian said.
Oh ho ho! There it is, folks. Use Android at your own peril. Google fecked things up thoroughly, but the carriers are also getting in the act now. LOL!
Thank god, it is about time they started getting this sorted out. The Windows Store is a complete mess with all this scammy app junk. Once it gets cleaned up, the Windows Store can finally be competitive and draw in traffic.
"OneDrive, Microsoft's cloud storage service formerly known as SkyDrive, just got updated across several platforms. Most significant, perhaps, is its Android app refresh that adds OneDrive for Business integration, so you can easily access both personal and work files without having to switch accounts. You can now also set up a PIN code on the Android app and access OpenDrive files from within other apps. The iOS app, on the other hand, has a new native search box and an AllPhotos view, where you can see all your images arranged chronologically in one window. Finally, the app for Windows Phone 8.1 now has access to the recycle bin, which is extremely useful for people with jittery, delete-happy fingers. If you're on iOS and Windows Phone but would rather get those sweet, new Android features, though, don't worry -- Microsoft's bringing them to your platforms in the coming months."
"You may have heard that the Windows Store has a serious problem with counterfeit apps; for every legitimate title, there's seemingly a horde of fakes meant solely to take your money and run. At last, though, Microsoft has detailed what it's doing to cull these scams from its shop. To begin with, it recently toughened up the requirements so that app categories, icons and names reflect what you're really getting; hopefully, you'll see less junk going forward. The folks in Redmond are also scouring the existing catalog, and have pulled 1,500 apps so far. There's still a long way to go (search for "iTunes" and you'll see plenty of copyright abuse), but this represents a good start.
"For some, the biggest solution may be what Microsoft isn't doing -- namely, paying developers for every app they publish. A promotion the company ran last year gave $100 per finished app no matter how much work was involved, which actually punished those who took the time to write top-notch software. The strategy suggested to some that Microsoft was obsessed with catching up to the quantities of apps in Apple's App Store or Google Play, quality be damned. Both the crackdown and the end to those pay-per-app promos should go a long way toward changing this reputation, but it will only be successful when you can safely assume that most Windows Store apps are the real deal."
I doubt it. The Whiner 'N Chief has told them not to keep data prior to Bush because it then would get into Clinton and it just gets messy for them.
Do you have the arrest record for President Millard Fillmore, by chance? I've always wondered about that guy. Kind of looked shifty.