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corneliusflake 416 posts  |  Last Activity: 36 minutes ago Member since: Oct 8, 2012
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  • Reply to

    How many of us have a Nokia phone?

    by rmbo47 Mar 1, 2015 10:49 AM corneliusflake 36 minutes ago Flag

    you may already know this. just in case --

    "Windows phone does allow you to turn off this feature along with many other keyboard settings.

    Navigate to settings.
    Tap on “keyboard”.
    Tap on the language for which you want to turn off auto correct.
    Clear the option “Correct misspelled words”.

  • Reply to

    Why the Cloud Concept is Flawed (I)

    by bubble_what_bubble Feb 18, 2015 10:29 PM corneliusflake 53 minutes ago Flag

    ok, stop stealing air and post only when you have something of value to offer.






  • Reply to

    Obama outlaws ammunition by executive order!

    by folkobama Feb 27, 2015 3:23 PM corneliusflake Feb 28, 2015 10:50 AM Flag

    set the 'reek on fire and go back to what you were doing before. end of 'lypse.

  • corneliusflake Feb 28, 2015 10:48 AM Flag

    he lives in singapore (iirc, it may be hong kong?) and likes to do a lot of traveling in addition to that required by his lectures on the industry.

  • corneliusflake Feb 28, 2015 12:04 AM Flag

    tomi isn't impressed --

    "Microsoft took about 32,000 employees from Nokia (may have been less, not sure now). They fired 12,500 last summer. Now we just heard that Microsoft is closing the big phone factory in Beijing and another facility. Firing 9,000 ex-Nokia employees. They've already dumped two thirds of all the staff they brought from Nokia less than a year ago. Talk about a nasty parent. Why is that clown Elop allowed to continue running Microsoft's hardware division if this is his competence."

  • corneliusflake Feb 27, 2015 2:18 PM Flag

    and that's just sales of new phones. installed base is what is actually in use on a monthly basis by end users.


    Rank . OS Platform . . . . Units . . . Market share Was 2013 . Main Manufacturers of current base
    1 . . . . Android . . . . . . . 1,596 M . . . 76 % . . . . . . ( 66 %) . . . . . . Samsung, Huawei, Sony, ZTE, LG, Lenovo/Motorola, Xiaomi, Coolpad, TCL-Alcatel
    2 . . . . iOS . . . . . . . . . . . 410 M . . . 19 % . . . . . . ( 21 %) . . . . . . Apple
    5 . . . . Windows Phone . . 45 M . . . . 2 % . . . . . . ( 3 %) . . . . . . Microsoft(Nokia), Samsung, HTC
    4 . . . . Blackberry . . . . . . 33 M . . . . 2 % . . . . . . ( 4 %) . . . . . . Blackberry
    3 . . . . Symbian . . . . . . . 15 M . . . . 1 % . . . . . . ( 5 %) . . . . . . Nokia
    Others . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 M . . . . 2 %
    TOTAL Installed Base . 2,110 M smartphones in use at end of Q4, 2014
    Source: TomiAhonen Almanac 2015
    This data may be freely used and repeated

  • corneliusflake Feb 27, 2015 1:38 PM Flag

    search on the title of his post.

    it was the first hit on the results page that came up when i did it.

    no indication at the site as to whether it was satire, propaganda or sycophantism.

  • Reply to

    Windows market share to drop below 90% this year

    by penguinx64 Feb 27, 2015 1:53 AM corneliusflake Feb 27, 2015 1:28 PM Flag

    except ...

    not in tablets where they have a similar share to what they have in phones. and even making the o.s. free in phones and tablets has only helped them maintain their already low share in tablets and has not stopped the slide in phones/phablets.

    also, depending on the source, as different analyses use differing methods, desktop share has been below 78% since last year and among all computing devices, not just desk/lap tops, it is around 20% since those other devices far outnumber the 'p.c.' volumes.

  • Reply to

    Verizon did it to themselves

    by klystriig Feb 26, 2015 4:46 PM corneliusflake Feb 26, 2015 5:22 PM Flag

    perjury sounds like the right direction to go with this --

    "Verizon blames net neutrality plans as it sells off wireline operations"

    "Verizon Communications will sell its local wireline operations in California, Florida and Texas for $10.5 billion, citing uncertainty around federal Internet regulation as one reason for the move.

    Following the sale to Frontier Communications, Verizon will concentrate its operations in the Northeast where its wireline business is growing faster, company executives said. The sale includes Verizon’s voice, DSL (digital subscriber line), and FiOS fiber-optic Internet and TV services, but not Verizon Wireless or Verizon Enterprise Solutions.

    Local wireline phone service has been a shrinking industry for several years, and Verizon and other carriers see mobile as their greatest growth opportunity. Verizon Chairman and CEO Lowell McAdam cited the Federal Communications Commission’s upcoming net neutrality proposal as another potential threat to the growth of wired services."


    "The agency’s efforts to re-regulate the Internet have created uncertainty in the telecoms industry, McAdam said. He warned against the new proposed rules, also alluding to AT&T’s recent acquisitions of two carriers in Mexico.

    “Washington should be very thoughtful how they go forward here,” he said. “This uncertainty is not good for investment, and it’s not good for jobs here in America.”

    The sale of the wireline operations has been in the works for several years, Verizon executives said."

    or may be they are psych-ick and saw this coming, took the wireline profits and then initiated the sell process. for the good of customers ya know. (-;

  • Reply to

    Net Neutrality vote

    by klystriig Feb 26, 2015 3:25 PM corneliusflake Feb 26, 2015 4:09 PM Flag

    it's ok. netflix already paid to get treatment equal to that for the content supplied by the network providers. (-;

  • corneliusflake Feb 25, 2015 1:08 PM Flag

    oh, yeah, 8.x was 'invulnerable' too!




  • corneliusflake Feb 25, 2015 12:46 PM Flag

    on the other hand here is an o.s. vulnerability where some researchers "Couldn't get this to execute on recent Windows 10 Builds."

    so hopefully that will be one of the ones tried on you and you will be safe from it. (-;

  • corneliusflake Feb 25, 2015 12:29 PM Flag

    here is an article about a non-font related exploit. (-;

    "One-Bit To Rule Them All: Bypassing Windows’ 10 Protections using a Single Bit"

    quote --

    "The above research led to the privilege escalation exploitation. We stop here, however, to avoid releasing any sensitive code. Our demo on a 64-bit Windows 10 Technical Preview provides the necessary proof-of-concept:"

    if continuing to be unaware of the risks in running msft, much less unfinished beta/technical preview is important to you then be sure not to watch the proof of concept video and don't keep up with the news otr seek the help you need in securing your system(s).

  • corneliusflake Feb 25, 2015 12:21 PM Flag

    so, just like apple's osx then? X-D

    looks like you don't know anything about security. w10 has some of the same vulnerabilities as the rest of the msft including being crackable through the use of "specially crafted hostile fonts" which has been an ongoing issue for decades.

    if you don't read the security news then only your unawareness will be invulnerable.

  • Reply to

    New features in Windows 10

    by hahahacreek Feb 22, 2015 3:04 AM corneliusflake Feb 24, 2015 12:06 PM Flag

    if there is some supposition that providing knowledge shouldn't be done here and/or should only be done elsewhere then this is the first i've heard of it.

    on whose recommendation does this rest? yours, when you implicitly admit, and clearly exhibit, that you don't have the knowledge, or that of someone else who may be more informed than yourself? (-;

  • Reply to

    New features in Windows 10

    by hahahacreek Feb 22, 2015 3:04 AM corneliusflake Feb 23, 2015 4:26 PM Flag

    you seem a bit out of touch as well as out of sorts.

    first he's not talking about going back to xp, he is asking for something that works like it without a lot of bloatware. in case you aren't aware of what bloatware is, it is not useful software that does things for you, it is junk that uses up storage space and c.p.u. cycles that could be put to better use.

    secondly you appear to be conflating several things that are not the same as well as not connected to each other:

    a.) "icons "that don't update"" appears to be a reference to widgets. because if you want your icons updated you just install a new icon pack and you're done. and getting live/updated results in a window has been available in any windowing multitasking o.s. for decades, it's not new at all.

    b.) terrible e-mail system? use a different one. in either case, good or bad, there is no e-mail system that is part of xp. but there are plenty of them available that work just fine. what were you thinking of here?

    c.) the reference to "Unable to categorize groups of apps" seems similarly misplaced. in xp you simply group them together either on the desktop or in a folder.

    d.) "No digitizer pen support"? my daughter has been using a wacom bamboo digitizer tablet with stylus for a couple years with xp, but support for devices like that go back to the 80s at least. it isn't something new that msft just came up with.

    e.) as to typing addresses, whether it be by hand, foot, or nose, that comment seems completely unrelated to anything at all. and if you do type one or more of them and "then tell Cortana to find it" all you have is a found address.

    and just to clarify, xp doesn't run on phones; the corresponding phone o.s. would be pocket p.c.

    haha isn't a msft developer, so nothing about his mindset has made msft fall "behind a bit". msft did that in spite of what may be presumed to be their best efforts, it was not a product of the end users having any particular mindset.

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    by penguinx64 Feb 18, 2015 11:18 PM corneliusflake Feb 23, 2015 10:33 AM Flag



  • Reply to

    New features in Windows 10

    by hahahacreek Feb 22, 2015 3:04 AM corneliusflake Feb 22, 2015 2:34 PM Flag

    your inept 'suggestions' are a little late and, as always, not on point (the discussion has nothing to do with linux, or you for that matter.)

    you then resort to your time-honored methods and fall back on ad hominems and innuendo in the vain attempt to cover up that your post lacks of anything of substance. why so? h.a.r.d.? (having another rotten day?)

    this could have all been avoided if you had followed the short bus driver's instructions and crossed in front of the bus. or even behind it. but no, you had to crawl under it. how was he to know you were still down there when he moved on to the next stop?




  • Reply to

    New features in Windows 10

    by hahahacreek Feb 22, 2015 3:04 AM corneliusflake Feb 22, 2015 2:23 PM Flag

    from their web site. (it's an org.)

    " ReactOS Project

    ReactOS® is a free open source operating system based on the best design principles found in the Windows NT® architecture (Windows versions such as Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Server 2012 are built on Windows NT architecture). Written completely from scratch, ReactOS is not a Linux based system, and shares none of the UNIX architecture.

    The main goal of the ReactOS® project is to provide an operating system which is binary compatible with Windows. This will allow your Windows® applications and drivers to run as they would on your Windows system. Additionally, the look and feel of the Windows operating system is used, such that people accustomed to the familiar user interface of Windows® would find using ReactOS straightforward. The ultimate goal of ReactOS® is to allow you to use it as alternative to Windows® without the need to change software you are used to.

    ReactOS 0.3.17 is still in alpha stage, meaning it is not feature-complete and is recommended only for evaluation and testing purposes."

    so, while it may not be ready for prime time it is responsive to the users and you may contribute ideas as to how it should progress.

  • Reply to

    The Windows 8 scrap heap

    by predisposable_nym_02 Feb 19, 2015 4:32 PM corneliusflake Feb 22, 2015 2:20 PM Flag

    al ert, (-;

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