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  • just tried the iWatch.

    , Bass wrote


    Quite frankly people will buy this thing and they will love it too, because as magicialclick "biggest MS fanboy" admits, Apple's products produce profound emotions of quality like no other electronics company can. Really there is only two type of electronics companies, Apple and companies trying to be like Apple.

    Yeah walking your dog down the street with your iWatch and  iPhone will get you lucky every time.  (an iCollar on your dog would top it off)   I get the attraction but it is still a fad.  It might be a long time for the fad to die but it will eventually.   Also, I thought Sony was the best electronics company.   Anyway, I can't deny Apple stock is doing well.

  • just tried the iWatch.

    @spivonious:I have a Microsoft band and I do read text messages (only title)... The feature I like is when an incoming call comes in and it indicates who from ... then I go find my phone because I keep it on silent most of the time.   You feel a wrist buzz a lot more than a phone vibrate (like in a coat or you put it on your desk or car seat.  But really it is basically a great step counter with a few extras is how I sum it up.   Don't pay more than 200 bucks. An iWatch at 350 plus is just not worth it.

    This does remind me of the first mp3 players where we are just getting started.  The Band and iWatch will need several revisions and software to make it better and add more useful features.  I used the GPS on the band when I took a snowmobiling vacation so I could go back to the hotel and see what trails I took etc.  You could do that with your phone but it is more clunky and I cannot afford to drain my phone battery.  There will be a host of new apps out there to come.  Wifi might be a good addon in the future so you do not need your phone..  Charging is a pain also.

  • Attendee Party

    The new Avenger movie plus some beer and food.  Sounds more like a date night than a party.

  • just tried the iWatch.

    @Ian2:I have the first MP3 player made.  Still not worth much.  iWatch is not a breakthrough technology and is not the first.   I know Apple fanboys think everything Apple makes is the first of a kind.  They also did not create the first smartphone.  They now have enough money to hype everthing to the dumb masses.   Marketing is what they have perfected.  They could come out with the iCollar for your dog and get everyone walking their dog in central park want one. (the iCollar talks to your iWatch and lets you know your dog is in range, know his anxiety levels , and know if he did his business using motion detection)

  • Attendee Party

    I have many times brought my wife.  You usually need to buy a ticket for guest on party night.  100 bucks or 75 bucks from what I remember.  I don't know this time.  They usually have plenty of room because a lot of attendees don't go.  All other events only attendee allowed (like reception). 

  • asp.net V5 will there also be a .Net V5 release coming?

    @spivonious:Yes and if I can compile down to native code it makes it very easy to deliver to a windows box, a Linux box, or a phone (flavor dependent).  All dependencies are compiled in and your worries are gone. (that's the dream anyway)

  • new info around Midori team

    , felix9 wrote

    well, new episode again

    today lets start from this sad news, Chris Brumme went to Google
    losing such a high profile veteran engineer to Google is not good sign for MSFT

    So he was at the same level (Technical Fellow) as Anders Hejlberg.   Do you have any rumors on why he left and what is the problem there?  Maybe its just that Google is rated "Best place to work" and Microsoft is same old stuff.  Your getting old and your looking to spice up your career before you retire.

  • Build 2015 Giveaway

    @CaioFerraz: Yeah and that tablet had an Intel I5 with SSD and 4Gig Ram.  That was and is a nice tablet.  I heard it cost 4000 a piece to make them.   I will not be happy with anymore worthless tablets.  I would take a new phone and a HoloLens but I don't see anymore tablets.  They will be pushing the desktop more in this Build .

  • windows changes and what goes on at hq

     It was such a disaster of mixed UI concepts I bet the Quality group at Microsoft just gave up trying to point out the problems.   The Vista Designers are actually happy now because they are no longer the worst windows release.  

    Windows 10 still has problems that windows 8 has.   Like Settings and Windows update.   It shows up in the menu under settings. Also you still have control panel and windows update.   Both do the same thing but different GUI's.  They cannot decide between the Metro windows and desktop windows.  Also, like Bitflipper mentioned, the new UI for things like network setup etc. are dumbed down with much less information than previous windows 7 versions had.  So its back to hunting in the registry for detailed settings.  I am skeptical like others that this release won't be ready.   The Quality group is stocking up on some good weed to smoke in the June timeframe.

  • windows changes and what goes on at hq

    @BitFlipper: I agree with all your points. Bondsbw talks as if others agree with his viewpoint but I don't see or know of anyone who does.  Windows 10 has these Metro windows now as windowed applications floating around.   If you look at windows 10 icons (I don't care religiously about what they do here) Microsoft is basically making the desktop look like a MAC.  Is this true leadership for Microsoft?  I have to agree that Microsoft at this point is not sure what it wants to do.  

    By the way,  bondsbw if you have Bluetooth on your laptop running windows desktop, click on the Bluetooth icon in the taskbar and select show Bluetooth devices,  and a big metro user interface pops up filling your screen.  Why?   Why does the desktop user need to see this crappy metro interface to see Bluetooth devices?  I think that is some of what bitflipper is referring to as a messed up desktop.