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Old 12-27-2012, 11:16 PM   #5161
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:57 AM   #5162
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:21 PM   #5163
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:41 PM   #5164
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:37 AM   #5165
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:31 PM   #5166
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Today I was finally was able to spend some personal time with Windows 8... Umm, all I can say is when I'm actually able to afford a new machine I think I'm going to install one of those hacks to bring back the start menu. I gave metro, or whatever they're calling it now, a shot and I just didn't like it. I could definitely see this interface being nice on a touchscreen, but with a mouse it's just crap.
And now as of today I can confirm my suspicions (which already seems to be the general opinion when it comes to W8) that yes, the interface was truely optimized for a touchscreen. While I was at the mall getting my iPod replaced, I also popped into the Microsoft store. Well, wandered by might be a more appropriate choice of words, given that the "store" is in the middle of one of the walk ways. Anyway, I spent quite a few minutes with the Surface. And while I wouldn't personally buy one, it is a pretty nice piece of kit. Except for the keyboards that is. I didn't particularly like either one. The touch keyboard offers no feedback, and there is not enough of a gap between the keys on the other one.
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:25 PM   #5167
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Old 12-30-2012, 04:02 PM   #5168
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How do I jailbreak my new iPod touch? I really need help and I don't know where else to go.
Is it a fourth or fifth gen iPod touch? If the latter then there currently is no way to jailbreak it. For a fourth gen iPod touch running iOS 6 there is a tethered jailbreak from RedsnOw. "Tethered" means that you will need to connect your iPod to your computer every time you reboot. Anyway, just google "iPod touch fourth generation iOS 6 jailbreak" and you will find tons of details on how to apply the jailbreak.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:40 PM   #5169
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Will speak recognition advance to a point that it can replace the keyboard?
I think it can and eventually will for most users. For some advanced tasks, such as programming, the keyboard will probably remain king.
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:20 AM   #5170
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And now as of today I can confirm my suspicions (which already seems to be the general opinion when it comes to W8) that yes, the interface was truely optimized for a touchscreen. While I was at the mall getting my iPod replaced, I also popped into the Microsoft store. Well, wandered by might be a more appropriate choice of words, given that the "store" is in the middle of one of the walk ways. Anyway, I spent quite a few minutes with the Surface. And while I wouldn't personally buy one, it is a pretty nice piece of kit. Except for the keyboards that is. I didn't particularly like either one. The touch keyboard offers no feedback, and there is not enough of a gap between the keys on the other one.
I agree that the Windows 8 interface seems to be designed with touchscreens in mind. I just moved to a new laptop with Windows 8 installed (and no touchscreen) and it's quite a change from Windows XP (which I used on my last computer).

One thing I had trouble with at first is closing down applications. Rather than clicking on an "X" in the corner, I found out (via reading) that you have to pull the top of the application down to close it. Overall, I've found that Windows 8 has been a good upgrade from Windows XP but it will take some time to get used to it.
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:13 AM   #5171
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Google images is cool, but they do slap some bizarre results on you sometimes. Here are some of the hits I got when I searched this recent picture of myself:

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The search also produced several images of a rather phallic nature, leading me to wonder if my critics might be on to something.
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:22 AM   #5172
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And if you want to know what my wife looks like; here's one of the "Visually similar images" that popped up when I inserted her picture into the search engine:
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:20 PM   #5173
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It just gets worse. I uploaded this 12-year old photo:

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Old 01-02-2013, 12:43 PM   #5174
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Okay, I quit. I think one day Google's Image Search will be a very valuable tool, but for the moment it's not quite ready for prime time. This picture of Teenage Tommy:

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