Recent content by Manco

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    Windows XP EOL

    The Lenovo Yoga style machines are the ones that I like in laptop form, and now with the Surface Pro 3, that is the one that I think would work best for me. For work I ended up getting a Dell Latitude and it is dockable, but is bulky and heavy. It does come with a 1080p 15" screen but is...
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    Microsoft Surface Pro 3

    I'm seriously considering getting pre-ordering one of these. I still have my Surface RT and use it every day, and this would possibly replace that and my laptop. I also would like to use the pen based note taking for making drawings. It's pricey, but for the features and quality construction, I...
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    Windows XP EOL

    I was shopping for a mid priced laptop recently and found the options to be quite lacking especially from Dell. What is going on, trying to find a machine with a screen with more than 1380 across in a good price range isn't easy. Anyway I think the slow down has caused all the cool development...
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    Windows XP EOL

    XP was a good OS as was 2000 but Windows 7 was better. I generally always upgrade right away, except with Vista I waited 1 year. I can't stand using XP after using Windows 7/8. This weekend I did a consumer market research thing related to cars, and the company conducting the research had...
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    I can't spell!

    So that would make you Membag's dealer :)
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    I can't spell!

    Effect and affect take awhile to figure out. Also when you use me or I in a sentence took me awhile to get the hang of. I was taught you should always say I but second if there are two groups or people. For example Dave and I went to the movie. Instead of Me and Dave went to the movie. But when...
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    World's most expensive napkin?

    Gold diggers, too many people want's to get rich without working for it.
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    Windows 8.1

    What machine do you have? I have Windows 8.1 on a big desktop and a Surface tablet I use regularly, and can't say I've seen this problem. Certainly make sure you have applied all of the updates since the original 8.0 was less reliable than the current 8.1 with all updates applied. I know with...
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    Windows 8.1

    Enterprise isn't adopting Windows 8 for the most part, so it would stand to reason that new laptops would need to have the Windows 7 option since consumers are more and more not choosing to purchase a laptop, but a tablet instead. I don't see this lack of adoption in enterprise changing until...
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    Bought me a new Car

    Mileage has gotten better, they reprogrammed it so that it has a better algorithm for switching between battery and gas. But it's still around 40-42 for me on average.
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    Bought me a new Car

    Still loving my C-Max, have around 10,500 miles on it so far.
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    iPhone 6 rumor mill

    It's the Wow factor in the showroom and marketing materials that doesn't matter once you place it on your desk. Some people equate thin with state of the art.
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    iPhone 6 rumor mill

    Apple needs to balance being an innovator with maximizing profits. Adding a bigger battery fails on the "innovator" part, but going thin people will marvel. Bonus they will make more per unit since there isn't any added cost.
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    Windows 9 looking a lot like Linux?

    I couldn't go back to Windows 7. I have adjusted to windows 8, I like having store apps, integrated search, SkyDrive, touch interface and having Hyper-V built in is definitely a bonus. I'm also totally hooked on Xbox Music as my cloud based music solution. The only complaint I have with...
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    iPhone 6 rumor mill

    Apple will go thin because thin is free, whereas adding a bigger battery raises the cost of goods thus reducing their profits.