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Forum: News 18 Dec 2012
Replies: 93
Views: 8,188
Posted By lkgriffith
DeaconFrost...

DeaconFrost (http://www.sevenforums.com/member.php?u=24845): I'm sorry, but I don't consider the ability to change the color of my toolbars a productivity matter.

I understand that you don't...
Forum: News 18 Dec 2012
Replies: 93
Views: 8,188
Posted By lkgriffith
DeaconFrost...

DeaconFrost (http://www.sevenforums.com/member.php?u=24845): "But nothing has been removed (aside from the start menu) that impacts any work from getting done."

Have you LOOKED at the user...
Forum: News 18 Dec 2012
Replies: 93
Views: 8,188
Posted By lkgriffith
1. Speculating and arguing about it is so much...

1. Speculating and arguing about it is so much fun.
2. Considering Microsoft's past performance, the odds are that they will backtrack and pretend it was part of the plan from the beginning.
3. ...
Forum: News 18 Dec 2012
Replies: 93
Views: 8,188
Posted By lkgriffith
DeaconFrost: "My job as I.T. Manager is to find...

DeaconFrost: "My job as I.T. Manager is to find the solution that works best for each person, based on the role they fill and the work they do. My graphic designer has far different needs that...
Forum: News 12 Dec 2012
Replies: 93
Views: 8,188
Posted By lkgriffith
Oh? If you don't do it for money, then it is OK...

Oh? If you don't do it for money, then it is OK to break and enter into private property? I understand that you don't think such distinctions as property are important, especially if it is...
Forum: News 09 Dec 2012
Replies: 93
Views: 8,188
Posted By lkgriffith
bobafetthotmail...

bobafetthotmail (http://www.sevenforums.com/member.php?u=236262): "Given that even without the source they can crack all software's security and DRMs within months"

Gee, they have the skills of a...
Forum: News 09 Dec 2012
Replies: 93
Views: 8,188
Posted By lkgriffith
Thank goodness I am not you and you are not me. ...

Thank goodness I am not you and you are not me. If we were the same person, I would be disagreeing with myself. That would be most unseemly.

In my professional judgement (45 years as a software...
Forum: News 09 Dec 2012
Replies: 93
Views: 8,188
Posted By lkgriffith
Are you sure the "hackers" are all "ace...

Are you sure the "hackers" are all "ace programmers"? If Microsoft can't keep a stable of ace programmers happy and truly productive how will working for free do it? You can't eat, drive, wear, or...
Forum: News 28 Nov 2012
Replies: 86
Views: 5,405
Posted By lkgriffith
If the big guys didn't make mistakes, there...

If the big guys didn't make mistakes, there wouldn't be much room for the little guys to enter the field and eventually become one of the big guys. In my experience, the bigger you are the bigger...
Forum: News 26 Nov 2012
Replies: 50
Views: 3,827
Posted By lkgriffith
bobafetthotmail...

bobafetthotmail (http://www.sevenforums.com/member.php?u=236262) portability makes a mice pretty annoying

That is partly why I use a marble mouse. All it needs is a place to land and doesn't...
Forum: News 26 Nov 2012
Replies: 50
Views: 3,827
Posted By lkgriffith
ICit2lol...

ICit2lol (http://www.sevenforums.com/member.php?u=119834): For my money I want to be able to get my hands inside the ting an do what I want to do not what some egghead designer of wobblepads wants...
Forum: News 24 Nov 2012
Replies: 31
Views: 2,119
Posted By lkgriffith
"Maybe Ms. Larson will put things back in order?"...

"Maybe Ms. Larson will put things back in order?"

Don't count on it. I suspect she was selected because she was a good doobie who does what she is told. My guess is that everything that was...
Forum: News 20 Nov 2012
Replies: 31
Views: 2,119
Posted By lkgriffith
I would really like not to use it but Microsoft...

I would really like not to use it but Microsoft appears to be determined to abolish the use of a rational mouse/keyboard desktop in favor of toy touch devices. The possibility of purchasing Windows...
Forum: News 19 Nov 2012
Replies: 50
Views: 3,827
Posted By lkgriffith
Making things different is easy. Making the...

Making things different is easy. Making the different thing valuable is difficult. Making that difference valuable enough to people to cause them to buy it is very difficult. To have that to...
Forum: News 19 Nov 2012
Replies: 50
Views: 3,827
Posted By lkgriffith
I do heavy technical documentation and software...

I do heavy technical documentation and software development. Trying to do that by voice and touch would be worse than stupid. It simply would not be sufficiently productive by a factor nearing a...
Forum: News 05 Nov 2012
Replies: 104
Views: 9,608
Posted By lkgriffith
Greg: "They'll inevitably discover that someone...

Greg: "They'll inevitably discover that someone made a mistake putting a touchscreen OS on non-touchscreen PC's!"

Not as long as the current crop of MS Muddle Mangers still have their jobs. They...
Forum: News 05 Nov 2012
Replies: 104
Views: 9,608
Posted By lkgriffith
Bertison, I am well into my 70's - 75 to be...

Bertison,

I am well into my 70's - 75 to be specific. My guess is that I too will stay on Windows 7 with our without MS support until I can no longer use a computer. However, I have a rather...
Forum: News 04 Nov 2012
Replies: 26
Views: 2,329
Posted By lkgriffith
I hate gmail. Partly because it belongs to...

I hate gmail. Partly because it belongs to Google but mostly because its performance doesn't even come up to sucking on a good day.

My ISP outsourced its email server to Google and has a gmail...
Forum: News 04 Nov 2012
Replies: 104
Views: 9,608
Posted By lkgriffith
Layback, I suspect your proposed finger...

Layback,

I suspect your proposed finger gesture is rather like what I did decades ago while working with an especially frustrating dialect of UNIX. While trying to remember the exact spelling and...
Forum: News 03 Nov 2012
Replies: 40
Views: 3,343
Posted By lkgriffith
I just verified that depending on details the...

I just verified that depending on details the life of a patent is 14, 17, or 20 years. The 14 year term is for design patents and the 20 year term is for something called priority patents. The...
Forum: News 03 Nov 2012
Replies: 40
Views: 3,343
Posted By lkgriffith
Remember that patents have a finite life time...

Remember that patents have a finite life time before they revert to public domain and have a definite starting point in time. Given the right circumstances, the AOL screen could simply be prior art...
Forum: News 02 Nov 2012
Replies: 40
Views: 3,343
Posted By lkgriffith
What "first to file" does is increase the value...

What "first to file" does is increase the value of industrial espionage to find what the competition is doing and the costs of providing security to exclude said espionage. The unintended...
Forum: News 02 Nov 2012
Replies: 40
Views: 3,343
Posted By lkgriffith
Dust, Thanks for the clarification. The...

Dust,

Thanks for the clarification.

The corruption is to be fixed by improving the laws defining patents and their use but not by abolishing them. It would also help to elect better judges and...
Forum: News 02 Nov 2012
Replies: 40
Views: 3,343
Posted By lkgriffith
Dust, What you seem to be saying that only...

Dust,

What you seem to be saying that only physical property counts and that intellectual property cannot possibly be considered to exist or to have value. What you are not taking into account is...
Forum: News 01 Nov 2012
Replies: 40
Views: 3,343
Posted By lkgriffith
"I just think people and businesses shouldn't sue...

"I just think people and businesses shouldn't sue over stupid trivial things, but serious offenses." OK. Who is to be the judge of "stupid trivial" and "serious"? You, who have no interest in the...
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