malch

malch

Lives in United States Fremont, CA, United States
Joined on May 6, 2007
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Nikon FA with 35-105mm
Nikon D200
Nikkor 18-200VR
Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8
Nikkor 35mm f/1.8
Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
Nikkor 85mm f/1.8
Sony NEX-6 with:
Sony 10-18mm f/4
Sony 16-50mm
Sony 24mm f/1.8 CZ
Sony 35mm f/1.8
Sony 50mm f/1.8
Nikkor 85mm f/1.8
Nikkor 135mm f/2.8
Sony 55-210mm

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  • Well, that nails it. Roku 3 on its way from B&H. Thank you!
  • Replied in Cortana?
    I'm very skeptical. The automated attendants on customer service lines are frequently programmed to cover a very narrow range of topics but they're rarely able to do what I want. 95% of the time ...
  • Yeah, I'm leaning that way. As for the AVI's (and probably some other oddball formats/codecs mixed in there) it seems I can get around that by running Plex (versus simple folder sharing). ...
  • Created discussions Media Players
    I have been using a WD TV Live media player for several years and although it's not perfect it has worked out pretty well. I now want to add another player in another room. I could just go with ...
  • dicking
  • I agree with your point about the Windows irritations that should have been addressed long ago. However, I also agree with your MS friends about the Lenovo addons. I ditched them all and installed ...
  • I disagree. Simon's posts are generally very thoughtful and he's been quick to applaud some of Microsoft's smarter moves even if he has criticized their dumber ones. On the doom... Microsoft faces ...
  • Yep. I wonder how many billions of dollars that little bit of arrogance will end up costing them?
  • There are many, many other alternative launchers and docks for Windows. It's just one tiny part of a complete operating system. You don't have to use the out-of-the-box default any more than you ...
  • Maybe iOS or Android? :-)
  • Yeah, but all of the focus appears to be on the start menu and UI. Microsoft have been messing around with that for several years and every indication suggests they'll continue messing around with ...
  • But there is some commonality. I want to share my emails, contacts, calendar, photos, videos, music etc. between my Windows desktop and my phone. And guess what? I can already do that even with my ...
  • Indeed. Just ask yourself why so much attention on the wretched start menu? MS cares so much because it represents an opportunity to influence the user -- steer them to a specific app, for example. ...
  • With the exception of Google, they're all useless :-) There's "free" and then there's "free with strings attached". Ad supported products and service have become popular but they're not really ...
  • They won't cave. They'll try to create something they think will be acceptable to a substantial majority and then stick very firmly to their guns. Just as Adobe did with the Creative Cloud rollout. ...
  • In addition, one only has to look at the Microsoft (and industry) financials to see where things are going. After all, it is all about the money. MS can't really grow desktop market share but they ...
  • Heh. I didn't see much in the 2+ hour Win 10 keynote that spoke to this issue. I'm sure every CEO/CIO will be thrilled to see their employees spending their time in the office screwing around with ...
  • Yes, the traditional lines have become blurred. However, I think there is a distinction that has become much more profound. That is, the role of the content creator versus that of the content consumer.
  • I guess my derriere is a little more current and credible than yours: Research and Development Expenses per the Income Statements: MSFT Year ending Jun 30, 2014: $11,381,000 (thousands) APPL Year ...
  • No, it isn't. Based on reported R&D expenditures it's very roughly 2x. Homework!
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