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  • KDE Plasma 5.0 released

    , bondsbw wrote

    *snip*

    Disparity?  That existed with Windows 8 anyway.  Distrust?  That's exaggerated at best, and probably just the opposite.

    When iPhoneOS and iPadOS merged to become iOS, I didn't see much disparity or distrust.  Neither did I see it when some features began blending between iOS and OS X.  Is that what you expect to happen when Windows Phone and Windows merge?  


    I disagree, but, I don't feel like to explain it anymore.

  • KDE Plasma 5.0 released

    There is multiple way to look at this.
    1) Start Screen is simply an abomination. It should never been created.
    Another way is
    2) Start Screen is a next Gen talented kid, and is here to stay.

    Now, I personally will go for #2. But, the reality is, he is a kid that doesn't understand professionals needs. No matter how you spin it, you know Start Screen is not suitable for Business use. Even bondsbw agrees with it.

    So, it is also no brainer that, Start Screen and Start Menu must co-exist. And this WILL be in the same Windows baseline. My way is doing it right first time (do both baseline and duel mode), Sinofsky failed way (do the baseline, but, not doing duel mode), or Bondsbw new brand name (don't do baseline and don't duel mode). They all come back to this outcome (baseline and duel mode).

    Why doing both Windows baseline and duel mode is the definitive outcome? I am too lazy to explain because it is trivial.

    My way, well, it is already getting the goal.
    Sinofsky way, well, you already see it failed.
    Bondsbw way, a big mess of multiple OS offerings that will be hard to merge back. When you start merging OS, it creates disparity and distrust. Double the cost to maintain code before merge.

    And ultimately, they ended up with Windows baseline getting both Start Screen and Menu. And it isn't even asking a lot because start menu is already there.

  • KDE Plasma 5.0 released

    Personally I think RT is a great great great addition to Windows. There is no doubt about that. The universal app is going to be the future. And I certainly support MS going bold on trying new things with Start Screen. The big issue here is, while innovating, how many users you are going to piss off? When I try to bring something new to my team, the first question is, can I respect the existing use cases. Note that I say use cases. It is about understanding why people like the old and making sure the new complements it. The start screen obviously conflict with it, it is not bad, but, it is much better to give the user a back door instead of screwing them up. And of course, it is no brainer Start Screen is not suitable for office, even a 5 years old would agree with that.

    Of course, the design is weird IMO. Sinofsky is weird. I mean, he make the charm bar, the Charm start at right, complete opposite side of Start Button. The more intuitive way is have charm bar at left. The swipe app switch from right to left is quite intuitive as well, almost like flipping to next page. And it would keep the Desktop Botton Right cornet in tact. And the top right corner would have conflict, but, honest who is going to do that app switch corner with mouse anyway.

    The problem with Sinofsky is, I don't think he uses Windows. He makes a design that completely invalidate Windows behaviors. A true Windows user will respect the original design and improve from there.

  • KDE Plasma 5.0 released

    , bondsbw wrote

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    This is the primary reason I am hesitant to get a WP device.  I already regret getting a Motorola phone that didn't see a point release in over a year; at least with iPhone, I was always confident that I would see major releases throughout my contract and well past it.



    You should buy a WP to show some love then. I mean, don't you want to be a bigger MS user like me? Use Win8, WP8, IE, Bing, OneDrive, Hotmail, Office, Xbox. The whole ecosystem.

  • KDE Plasma 5.0 released

    , DeathBy​VisualStudio wrote

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    So remind me again how long Windows Phone has been out? And what's Microsoft big focus for Windows8.1U(n)/9? Mobility? Seem like they are switching gears and focusing on the desktop in order to keep their business folks happy. They're also spending a lot of time undoing the damage that Sinofsky and the like created; merging WP and Windows groups, merging WinRT & WP, developing UA -- you know the stuff that should have been part of their strategy from day one. The more time they take getting their house in order the less relevant they will be in the future.You make it sound like they planned it this way and it will just take time from them to regain their dominance rather than the real story that they screwed up and will be lucky to get people's attention in the future when it comes to mobility devices. 


    I think WP is ok, the only problem I have it is, it is still freaking WP8. Ok, lets assume everyone did the dev preview and get WP8.1, it is still a freaking WP8.

    I don't know what MS is thinking, but, that is entirely idiotic to not increase the full number per 2 years. Just completely idiotic. Otherwise, WP is not too bad, aside from catching up so slowly on every aspect.

  • KDE Plasma 5.0 released

    , bondsbw wrote

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    I have precisely the same amount as you do to the contrary, which is to say, none.  And to quote someone I'm sure you would agree with:

    *snip*

    Well, it is unrelated. But, under performed Win8 due to forced Start Screen is quite commonly accepted by general public.

  • Bill Gates’ energy views are a turn-off

    @elmer:
    Didn't read your post after few lines. I am not a civil engineer at in those particular countries, so, I can't confirm or deny what is actually going on. But, don't worry, you win. I have spend enough time here. The reality is, I have zero influences to the country that desperately need energy. Best luck to them. If they think the white boys (those green addicts) are naive, well, haha, I am not white.

  • Bill Gates’ energy views are a turn-off

    , elmer wrote

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    Planning, Funding and Construction are separate limitations.

    Ivanpah was obviously in Planning/Funding for the period before construction commencing in 2009. You don't suddenly get to a point and say - oh s**t we need a new power-station... let's start thinking about it. All govts are constantly planning for the future. In the case of California, it is part of their 33% renewable target for 2020, and they have multiple solutions in the mix.

    If developed nations want developing nations to use renewable energy, the solution is pretty simple - subsidise it for them.


    I don't think you get it. They wont start thinking of a new plant right after the first one complete. After plant is built, they will rejoice for a year or two. And they some analysis come screaming, hey, it can't handle the projected demand 8 years later. Now, they will think that's BS because they still have plenty of energy. That's prevent they are screaming on terror at the report. They will start debating what to do. Tons of media coverage on why the first is so weak. And debating how to get money. Then they finally say, now lets build another one. Then, it starts your timeline picture.

    It is not a far fetched scenario here.

    subsidise? You mean unfair competition right? Because if you are fare, both clean and polluting proposals should have given the right to subsidise.

    Anyway, no point to discuss anyway. Guess what, you don't live there and you have zero influence in there. So, they will do what they believe is BEST for THEM. And most likely, not your green tech...

  • Bill Gates’ energy views are a turn-off

    , elmer wrote

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    10 years is perhaps a bit long.

    California's Ivanpah solar power plant was 4-5years from construction start in 2009 to coming on-line in 2013

    Obviously, the thing cost megabucks, and at 390MW is relatively small-scale, but this is cutting edge technology, which should get better and cheaper as more are built.

    Ivanpah TimeLine


    hmmmm... You do realize your timeline already shown it started this process on 2006, not 2009 right? And you do realize the government is interested in having one more power plant to even begin the pre-qualification. The requirement is there, so they don't have to open another pre-qualification before the first power plant completes.

  • KDE Plasma 5.0 released

    , bondsbw wrote

    @magicalclick:  And Windows 8 tablets would sell better if there were more apps.  It's a chicken-and-egg problem.  Microsoft had to create a chicken in order to get the process going (by chicken I mean forcing Metro start screen)... but now, arguably, Microsoft is better off killing that chicken and focusing on power users.



    So do you have any factually proof that, having both Start Menu and Start Screen at launch of Win8 will attract less apps?