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  • just tried the iWatch.

    , Bass wrote


    Quite frankly people will buy this thing and they will love it too, because as magicialclick "biggest MS fanboy" admits, Apple's products produce profound emotions of quality like no other electronics company can. Really there is only two type of electronics companies, Apple and companies trying to be like Apple.

    Yeah walking your dog down the street with your iWatch and  iPhone will get you lucky every time.  (an iCollar on your dog would top it off)   I get the attraction but it is still a fad.  It might be a long time for the fad to die but it will eventually.   Also, I thought Sony was the best electronics company.   Anyway, I can't deny Apple stock is doing well.

  • just tried the iWatch.

    @spivonious:I have a Microsoft band and I do read text messages (only title)... The feature I like is when an incoming call comes in and it indicates who from ... then I go find my phone because I keep it on silent most of the time.   You feel a wrist buzz a lot more than a phone vibrate (like in a coat or you put it on your desk or car seat.  But really it is basically a great step counter with a few extras is how I sum it up.   Don't pay more than 200 bucks. An iWatch at 350 plus is just not worth it.

    This does remind me of the first mp3 players where we are just getting started.  The Band and iWatch will need several revisions and software to make it better and add more useful features.  I used the GPS on the band when I took a snowmobiling vacation so I could go back to the hotel and see what trails I took etc.  You could do that with your phone but it is more clunky and I cannot afford to drain my phone battery.  There will be a host of new apps out there to come.  Wifi might be a good addon in the future so you do not need your phone..  Charging is a pain also.

  • Attendee Party

    The new Avenger movie plus some beer and food.  Sounds more like a date night than a party.

  • just tried the iWatch.

    @Ian2:I have the first MP3 player made.  Still not worth much.  iWatch is not a breakthrough technology and is not the first.   I know Apple fanboys think everything Apple makes is the first of a kind.  They also did not create the first smartphone.  They now have enough money to hype everthing to the dumb masses.   Marketing is what they have perfected.  They could come out with the iCollar for your dog and get everyone walking their dog in central park want one. (the iCollar talks to your iWatch and lets you know your dog is in range, know his anxiety levels , and know if he did his business using motion detection)

  • Attendee Party

    I have many times brought my wife.  You usually need to buy a ticket for guest on party night.  100 bucks or 75 bucks from what I remember.  I don't know this time.  They usually have plenty of room because a lot of attendees don't go.  All other events only attendee allowed (like reception). 

  • asp.net V5 will there also be a .Net V5 release coming?

    @spivonious:Yes and if I can compile down to native code it makes it very easy to deliver to a windows box, a Linux box, or a phone (flavor dependent).  All dependencies are compiled in and your worries are gone. (that's the dream anyway)

  • new info around Midori team

    , felix9 wrote

    well, new episode again

    today lets start from this sad news, Chris Brumme went to Google
    losing such a high profile veteran engineer to Google is not good sign for MSFT

    So he was at the same level (Technical Fellow) as Anders Hejlberg.   Do you have any rumors on why he left and what is the problem there?  Maybe its just that Google is rated "Best place to work" and Microsoft is same old stuff.  Your getting old and your looking to spice up your career before you retire.

  • There is no escape from the suck-train!

    @davewill: Maybe some of what you say is true but you don't have to butcher one product to make another.  Microsoft is a huge company and they can make new products for the non-technical masses without screwing their current cash cow.   Even Coke figured out they could come out with Coke Zero.  Preserve yourself with a new dumb downed product without ruining the status quo.  If you don't you will end up with nothing.  The techies leave and the non-techies never come.

  • Build 2015 Giveaway

    @CaioFerraz: Yeah and that tablet had an Intel I5 with SSD and 4Gig Ram.  That was and is a nice tablet.  I heard it cost 4000 a piece to make them.   I will not be happy with anymore worthless tablets.  I would take a new phone and a HoloLens but I don't see anymore tablets.  They will be pushing the desktop more in this Build .

  • There is no escape from the suck-train!

    , BitFlipper wrote

    So yea, I'd say there is a big problem, but you people are so blind to these issues that it will take W10, W12, W14 and who knows how many more to fail before accepting there is a problem. I've never seen such a huge amount of denial over the existence of a serious problem like this before. I mean, what exactly would it take to get the point across?

    It is only a few on these forums with this denial.  I have friends at Microsoft that also think it sucks but they keep quiet towing the rope for the corporation. 

    My wife is on windows 7 and needs a new computer and is now talking Apple products since she hates windows 8.  Apple products have been forbidden in my house so a major rift will be coming.   I was hoping windows 10 would be the answer but I am not sure at this point.  I am still remaining optimistic that  sanity will prevail ..