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??? Surface is the next big thing????

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  • brian.​shapiro

    , Heywood_J wrote

    *snip*Judging by this video, they seem to be marketing the Surface to pedophiles.

    I wish I were as cool as those kids.

  • JoshRoss

    , brian.​shapiro wrote

    I wish I were as cool as those kids.

    You can't switch tribes! At that age you have three choices, nerd, cheerleader, or jock. Of course, the video makes that kind of confusing. You have to be a nerd to sling around the computer, a jock to be able to throw yourself around like that, and a cheerleader to make it look good.

    -Josh

  • magicalclick

    @Heywood_J: those kids can really dance. I will so out of date.

    Leaving WM on 5/2018 if no apps, no dedicated billboards where I drive, no Store name.
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  • magicalclick

    @Bas: because power button often mapped to different actions. It could be sleep/hibernate/shutdown. And I don't remember what I have set. And really, the standard way is going thru GUI to really do it without guessing what the setup is. If not my computer, same question can be asked everywhere.

    Leaving WM on 5/2018 if no apps, no dedicated billboards where I drive, no Store name.
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  • Sven Groot

    At least it's better than the Windows 8 ad I saw on YouTube recently. That ad was from Rakuten but it was more for Windows 8 in general than any specific device.

    What made that ad very odd was that it wasn't really an ad. It was more like a 4 minute long tutorial on how to use Windows 8, showing off all the major features as well as Rakuten's own app.

    I know that MS is often criticized for not showing the product in their ads, but this is too far in the opposite direction! Who in their right mind is going to sit through a dryly narrated tutorial for 4 minutes when what they're trying to do is watch a video of cute kittens or something? Even I didn't make it more than halfway (and I only got that far out of a sort of morbid fascination).

    This seems to be a thing with Japanese ads though. They're either exceedingly silly, or really really boring.

    To top it off, all of the transitions and animations looked really jerky. I don't know what device they used in that tutorial, but it seems to be powered by a potato.

  • elmer

    , Sven Groot wrote

    I know that MS is often criticized for not showing the product in their ads, but this is too far in the opposite direction!

    Perhaps MS should roll out a new series of Sienfield ads, about nothing.

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