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  • real republicans are northerners

    By the way, Ron Paul was the only Republican candidate who would go to many college campuses across the country and pull in thousands of kids in to his rallys.

     He bought the youth in to Republican party and the mental comprehension challenged Repub voters (both north and south)  did not want any of that. In defense of the North though, I would like to point out one Brownie point, Ron Paul did come in second in New Hampshire primary.

  • real republicans are northerners

    Those of us in the Ron Paul movement have warned that Romney has no chance of getting elected if they snub us so blatantly during the primary process. The clear fraud committed by the Repub establishment at the convention was the nail in the coffin as far as our support is concerned. Millions of us contributed to Ron Paul's campaign.

    The main problem with Repub voters seem to be their insistence on wasting so much money on American military empire. The money wasted leaves no room for them to reduce the spending....and they are left to ridiculous tactics like cutting funding for the big bird and other such inane things. How much does the big bird cost ? those funds are not even enough to cover a day's worth of Fed Government spending. 

    Of course, this does not mean Dems are any better when it comes to the Fed government budget. It is a foregone conclusion that Dems/Liberals are economically challenged.

    Repubs had a true chance in electing a genius when it comes to Economics.

  • Tried out some Windows 8 devices

    @spivonious: you are most welcome.  Glad you guys got it for a discount.  Being a serious VC++, Win32API dev in my earlier jobs, I am super partial to systems that are responsive. Infact, I prefer that apps consume less cpu cycles, less memory, so on. 

    Please do post updates, like for example how easy is it to play stuff on the Big TV, Skype experience, good apps, so on.

  • Tried out some Windows 8 devices

    @spivonious: I tried out both these things for a max 10 mins at each location and did not try the Asus with it's keyboard.

    I definitely liked the glossy screen and shiny back of Asus. Not sure if my mind is conditioned to like the "consumer look" of Asus. The tablet itself felt lighter (did not try with the keyboard as i said). Felt more responsive (atleast as far as I perceived it). Ran bunch of apps specifically to test out the responsiveness.

    Surface felt industrial and also more "wider". I thought the camera in Surface was sharper. Liked the surface touch keyboard. I might have been prejudiced by the surface review article at "the verge", but I did feel that the bottom of the kickstand was pointy and sharp. I can see how it could scratch your lap if you rest it on your lap. 

       Also, I did not ask if either of them support DLNA. Would be nice to stream content wirelessly to  the big TV.

  • Tried out some Windows 8 devices

    I tried out ASUS at bestbuy too. And then the SurfaceRT at the local mall. I felt the glossy finish of Asus was more appealing. Also, responsiveness was better than Surface RT.

    One thing that annoyed me on Surface RT. I installed AccuWeather app from the store. The animated clouds were showing up on the live tile. But when the app was opened, it slowed down the whole system.

    In general, I also felt the many standard apps had a not so desirable behavior.... which is.... the animated icon showing the fetching of the contents. on many apps I opened, I had to wait for the thing to fetch. Although this is more about the app design, but I felt some content should be pre-fetched.

  • Nexus 7 tablet sales approaching 1m a month

    Yes. Add myself to that count. I am getting this as a gift to someone.

  • Really bad Bing and Nokia maps behavior

    @kriskdf:  Hi Kris, I noticed this on bing.com/maps and on Nokia Lumia 900 windows phone at a local AT&T store in Dallas, Texas. Hope this helps.

  • Really bad Bing and Nokia maps behavior

     When searching for a business on an area of a map, Bing/Nokia Maps seems to zoom out all the way to the City Level and show the businesses matching the search criteria on the zoomed out map. Why not just show the businesses in the area I am looking at. Zooming out to the city level is extremely annoying. At the minimum you loose your point of reference and at the worst you may not even see the current location point hidden behind all the bubble indicators of  your search criteria. 

    Zoom out to a certain extent (enough to show top 3 matches) only if the current area I am looking at is too small such that it doesn't contain even one match.

    I agree that the List view on the side could contain full exhaustive matches.

  • Why no unified ​Notificatio​ns app in Windows 8

    Well, a unified notifications tile could be the first tile and I am assuming i can size it to my liking.

    I visited the pop-up store at the mall over the weekend. One thing I didn't understand is, if a live tile is getting updated, does it mean I need to open it and then the animation stops ( when I go back to the main screen) ? 

    What if the tile that is getting a new notification is outside of the initial screen ? if I never scroll down (or don't scroll down often ) then I miss a notification ?

  • Why no unified ​Notificatio​ns app in Windows 8

    No idea so far on the Windows 8 API but is there such an isolation across apps that one app cannot capture the notifications of other apps ?

    I can make an wild guess here that after seeing many live tiles changing so rapidly, it could get a bit distracting. A single notifications app makes a lot of sense. A simple notification list and launch the app..... API doesn't allow for this ?