I've been using it for a couple years for my repair images. It's every bit as useful as it looks IME.
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If you look into the issue, you will find little agreement on it from those that adhere to prescriptive grammatical rules (as opposed to normative). For prescriptive grammar, the debate is about whether or not collectives are to be treated as plurals or not, and whether or not number penetrates through qualified singular nouns.-Renegade (August 27, 2014, 09:23 PM)
I expect any laptop provided by a school to come with the same privacy rights as the computer use in the classroom...pretty much none, with full logging and monitoring of everything the computer is used for.-app103 (August 20, 2014, 04:29 AM)
You mean like when a bank forecloses? Yeah, you don't actually own your home until you have finished paying the bank for it, plus interest. In essence, as long as you still have a mortgage, you are renting the house from the bank, who is the real owner.-app103 (August 01, 2014, 08:25 PM)
Except one difference is that the bank can't just say, "we don't want to service this loan anymore so we're foreclosing". You have to actually not pay them for some period of time before they can kick you out.
Of course, there's the government, who will be wanting you to pay property taxes in perpetuity... or else.-mwb1100 (August 01, 2014, 09:10 PM)
Since when? I've seen more that a few people lose homes since the bank crisis that were paying in good faith. Some got them back.-wraith808 (August 01, 2014, 10:42 PM)
eBooks are the better option if they don't have DRM deleting them or making them inaccessible.-Deozaan (August 01, 2014, 04:19 PM)
Yeah, they said the same thing about 28 nm, and then 20 nm.
Moore's second law: Once every two years an "expert" will predict the demise of Moore's Law.-eleman (July 24, 2014, 10:57 AM)
p.s.: Moore's law is long dead from average joe's perspective anyway. My six years old core 2 e7200 has comparable single thread performance to today's i3 somethings (which are curiously sold at the same price level my e7200 sold for in the day). Intel and AMD continue to add new cores but I no longer see real-world performance gains doubling once every two years. Well, at least they had a good run from mid-nineties to late-oughties anyway.
I see, yes that's annoying. For me, I don't think it will be very important. I think i'll just be using it as a portable desktop rather than some kind of mobile device. I'm guessing i'm not going to be using the metro apps much. I've always been a third party guy anyway. I rarely use any stock windows programs other than Office. i'll go third party just for the principle of it, lol.You don't get notifications when the device is asleep (or sometimes ever, in the case of IMs). The email app expects to have a live connection to the server and cannot reflect actions like flagging or deleting email in a responsive fashion. Your phone makes a note to delete the email when you're in cell range and hides the message immediately. The Metro app just acts like it has ignored your attempt to delete a message while it frantically tries to connect to the server.
This is what I was talking about with the connectivity.-wraith808 (July 23, 2014, 02:45 PM)-superboyac (July 23, 2014, 03:17 PM)
Are you going to be using it as a tablet? I foresee much pain. Which will lead to Anger. Which will lead to Hate. Which will lead to suffering. Which will lead to the Dark Side.
... after all, Yoda said so.-wraith808 (July 23, 2014, 03:49 PM)
However, I would also consider anything bigger than around 10 inches poorly suited for reading anything unless you intend to lay it down most of the time. I also wouldn't even consider a tablet with a desktop processor.-Vurbal (July 22, 2014, 09:41 PM)
That might have been my problem. I've been burned by MS several times in relation to them dropping platforms, so I got one that would still be useful even if they dropped the platform. And when you try to do two things (desktop and tablet) I suppose it's inevitable that you'll fail.-wraith808 (July 22, 2014, 10:06 PM)
I don't miss anything in my workflow by not using a tablet, except recently for one thing...reading. So I want the SP3 basically to use as a reader. Lol, i know it's overkill (aren't you guys used to me by now?).I wouldn't call that overkill, I'd call it misapprehension.
Anyway...I'm getting it this week.-superboyac (July 22, 2014, 03:05 PM)
I use my Android tablets mostly for reading and one reason I do is that the reading apps available on Android tablets are far better than anything equivalent on Windows.
There are a lot of very good reasons to get a Windows 8.1 tablet. Reading is NOT one of them.-xtabber (July 22, 2014, 09:13 PM)
That would scare the b'jeez out of me given the mindset of the freaks in power that do everything for our "safety".-Renegade (July 09, 2014, 06:46 PM)