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  • 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?

  • Bill Gates’ energy views are a turn-off

    , ScanIAm wrote

    @magicalclick: That's exactly the problem.  You and everybody else ranks environmentally friendly as the lowest ideal.

    There is no 'god given right' to energy and power.  It's a luxury, and if the price of that luxury is to take a dump in my air, then please stop doing that.

     


    I don't care food quality when I have nothing to eat. Simple as that.

    I am not going to be a hypocrite telling people to be more environmentally friendly, then, I buy some cheaper product from an environmentally unfriendly factories.

    If I am going to tell other countries to be more environmentally friendly, I will at least drive a EV or plugin hybrid right now. And I would have switched all my lights to LED. At least I contributed, even my country is still not perfectly environmentally friendly.

  • Bill Gates’ energy views are a turn-off

    Here are the system requirements.
    1) Energy production must be reliable.
    2) Energy production must be controllable based on hourly demands.
    3) Energy production must meets the current demand and 10 years down the road because they have to give themselves enough time to make more power plants, which takes years.

    Optional suggestions.
    1) Energy source does not rely on foreign resources to avoid price hike.
    2) Provide more jobs to the people.
    3) Cost effective.
    4) Environmental friendly.

    Until the requirements are met, or have been met by existing power plants, the optional suggestions are pointless. And as you can see, I ranked Environmental friendly the lowest.

  • KDE Plasma 5.0 released

    , bondsbw wrote

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    Now that many of the popular iOS/Android tablet apps are now also available on the Windows Store (which I felt was an inevitability), there's no reason to maintain this strategy.


    There would be much more apps if Win8 sell better.

  • KDE Plasma 5.0 released

    , kettch wrote

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    Apparently Microsoft agrees.


    Yes, hence Sinofsky syndrome, him "LEAVING" company, and back tracking.