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Short Takes: May 23, 2014 Commented on: 8 weeks ago (May 23, 2014)

"social networks and services that have been privacy (and in some cases actually anonymity"

Huh? What's the point of a "social" network, where you're anonymous? Hardly very social now is it...

Fallen Smart Phone Giants Look for Love in the Bottom of the Market Commented on: 9 weeks ago (May 13, 2014)

"It features an all-day battery"
REALLY? That's considered a worthy feature now, rather than just something taken for granted?

Microsoft Delivers Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview Commented on: 14 weeks ago (April 14, 2014)

Update installed fine here in the UK, but the store no longer works at all, giving an error code 805a01f7 :(

Short Takes: April 11, 2014 Commented on: 14 weeks ago (April 11, 2014)

Microsoft's own incompetence with regards to Xbox media, will be the death knell. The software is awful, buggy, broken, and awkward.
It really isn't clear what of my music has been synced to...

Dutch, UK Governments Among Those Paying to Extend XP Support Commented on: 15 weeks ago (April 8, 2014)

"I feel that MS is priming themselves for some very negative publicity by continuing to offer XP patches only for those willing to pay exorbitant prices."

Oh yes. Very much so. On the UK...

Short Takes: March 28, 2014 Commented on: 16 weeks ago (March 29, 2014)

Eew, dude, gross.
I was as excited about Commodore (And "The Commodores" - but that's a different story) as well, but I wouldn't....

Oh, wait. I may have misunderstood what you meant...

Apple Rolls Out CarPlay Platform for Automobiles Commented on: 20 weeks ago (March 3, 2014)

"Considering that a majority of the smartphones sold today do not run iOS, not sure why this is a good idea for car manufacturers."
Indeed. I don't think it's a particularly good idea for...

Short Takes: February 28, 2014 Commented on: 20 weeks ago (March 1, 2014)

It's "I couldn't" care less - I could NOT care less.
What you've written means the precise opposite of what you think you've written.
If you COULD care less, then it means you do care...

The Death of the Windows Desktop Commented on: 43 weeks ago (September 17, 2013)

I've been meaning to write to you about this topic after hearing you mention it so many times on the podcasts.
I'm interested in what you think is the future of complex software. Ok, so the...

Microsoft Grants Activist Investor a Seat on Its Board Commented on: 46 weeks ago (September 3, 2013)

So, essentially, some guys want a place on MS's board, so they can tell the company how to make money?
Well, gee, that makes sense since making money is something that Microsoft has been...

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