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  • Trump card or what?

    Rand Paul makes sense to me.  Trump is fun to watch because the same old politician in the US is dying.  Trump wont make it to the finals but he is stirring up a lot of the anger out there. Obama made a mess in Iraq and created this Iraq and Syrian refuge crisis.  Yes Bush started that war but when you run for president your job is to take over all of the previous administrations problems and fix them whether you caused them or not.  If you cannot handle this do not run.   Leaving a void in Iraq was a huge mistake.   The US is still in Germany and South Korea to keep stability and to have pulled out of Iraq like he did was a huge mistake.  Weakness in the current administration is probably why Trump is gaining traction.

  • Microsoft Big IoT announcement

    @bondsbw:Yeah I never thought i would wear one either but it changed my mind and I like having it on all the time.  Problem is it gets banged up, dirty etc when working on the car or outside etc.  Also, for the ladies out there it looks like a prison bracelet.   This one needs some more styling and color options if the ladies are a target for version 2.  This product has a lot of possibilities for improvement so i think it has more of a future in upgrades.  Phones are starting to level out. 

    Would be nice for a trade in discount for loyal Version 1 buyers.

  • Microsoft Big IoT announcement

    Well I guess the word devices has a lot of different meanings.  I would like a new Band.  They are only good for a year with wear and tear so it will probably be a yearly upgrade. 

  • Microsoft Big IoT announcement

    Anybody have a guess as to what this event is about?

    Microsoft IOT event

    Could they be releasing HoloLens and SDK?

  • I'm not happy with Windows 10 (details inside) - am I missing something?

    @BitFlipper:I totally agree with you and I cannot understand how anyone working at Microsoft can think they created something better.  Why not just offer it up as a theme?  I want to know where the buttons are,  the menus are, and tabs without having to mouse over for them to light up.  It also is just plain boring.   The GUI designers at Microsoft should all be fired or worse.

  • I'm not happy with Windows 10 (details inside) - am I missing something?

    @bondsbw: That is correct that you can still develop for the desktop but it seems like some new features like compiled C# never made it to the desktop.  More of a disappointment than a show stopper.  It might be that most software vendors with complex applications will spin off a simple version to use on phones if the phone is a good client for parts of this application.   Things like Engineering Modeling tools or others really don't need a phone as a target.  An ERP application might have a complimentary application for showing some stats but might not be productive for data entry.   Also, as you probably seen in my past posts, I am not a big fan of Flat User interfaces and I think some of these dumb down interface changes were to make it easier for phones or tablets.   That is what irks a lot of desktop application developers is that they have to give up good User interfaces to make it easy for the dumber/smaller devices.

  • I'm not happy with Windows 10 (details inside) - am I missing something?

    I agree with most of NoelCarboni's comments but I also think it is not as easy as saying lets give up this fight because we lost.   It is still software and things can change.  If you have software products you sell and market to window's users, you just don't go to Linux and hope you can get them to change the OS they use.  It will not happen and you still want to make money.   The problem is you really do not have a good path forward for these real applications.  It will be mostly staying in desktop mode until Microsoft makes a better solution.  They have ERP applications they make coming out of North Dakota so it will be interesting to see how they move forward.

  • I'm not happy with Windows 10 (details inside) - am I missing something?

    @bondsbw: Give it up pal.  Your the only one here who has drank the Kool-Aid.  Where are all your friends who think like you.  You have to fight so many here to say how things are getting better but the rest of us know it is not.

  • Is it even possible to have a redundant internet connection and desktop at home?

    , figuerres wrote


    thing is that if you are "at home" you are not a "commercial" account.

    if you need to host servers then put the stuff in a data center;  that is really the only decent way to do it.

    You can run  business/commercial accounts at home.  Datacenters are nothing but a rack, power supply, and some redundant Ethernet hookups.  I run servers at home, they have power backup, and at home business internet. 

    Does Azure give you full custom DNS access and custom IP filtering?

  • Windows 10 Aero

    So when is the Aero theme showing up in windows 10?