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2012-12-28 09:29:55 AM
 
2012-12-28 09:33:48 AM
I tell you, I would totally want to get a Nexus Q. I wish I preordered one. Those who preordered got it for free.
 
2012-12-28 09:54:29 AM
If it could replace my Boxee v1 and do everything it can do, I would TOTALLY get the Nexus Q.
 
2012-12-28 10:10:48 AM
I wanted one of those orbs

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2012-12-28 10:12:21 AM
Wasnt Microsoft's social networking site unveiled last month? How can that be considered a flop after a month?
 
2012-12-28 12:26:33 PM
They couldn't find the room in their slideshow to add in Windows 8?
 
2012-12-28 12:53:15 PM
slideshows predate 2012.  I'm sure they were on the list for the year they were invented.
 
2012-12-28 01:01:59 PM
Georgia Tech's football season suspiciously absent
 
2012-12-28 01:11:40 PM
TV commercials and stocks are tech products?
 
2012-12-28 01:11:53 PM
In defense of Apple Maps, their 3D cities are done FAR better than in Google Earth. For every error someone points out in Apple's 3D renders, I can find about a dozen in Google's. They also have many more cities rendered in full 3D as well.

/this coming from a Google fanboy
//or at the very least, someone who has tried but never understood the appeal of Apple products
 
2012-12-28 01:12:12 PM
Many of those were things I'd never heard of before. Not sure that meets my definition of flop.
 
2012-12-28 01:35:10 PM

stewbert: Many of those were things I'd never heard of before. Not sure that meets my definition of flop.


Something failing that I never heard about perfectly meets my definition of a flop.
 
2012-12-28 01:58:39 PM

cman: Wasnt Microsoft's social networking site unveiled last month? How can that be considered a flop after a month?


If it was, then you're pretty much correct.   While I *think* itll be a flop (we don't need another Facebook)... the article mentions its in beta, and has not been pushed much in terms of marketing.  So that alone makes it rather immune from being a "flop".
 
2012-12-28 02:08:38 PM

basscomm: stewbert: Many of those were things I'd never heard of before. Not sure that meets my definition of flop.

Something failing that I never heard about perfectly meets my definition of a flop.


I see your point, but when something is heavily hyped and then fails, it's a better fit for an article like this.
 
2012-12-28 02:15:36 PM

Electrify: In defense of Apple Maps, their 3D cities are done FAR better than in Google Earth. For every error someone points out in Apple's 3D renders, I can find about a dozen in Google's. They also have many more cities rendered in full 3D as well.

/this coming from a Google fanboy
//or at the very least, someone who has tried but never understood the appeal of Apple products


I think Apple Maps works well where it works well (if that makes any sense). It works fine for some geographic areas, but is not consistent and you don't know how well it is working until you are lost.
 
2012-12-28 03:27:45 PM
Slideshows suspiciously absent

That's because, with the exception of a handful of people here as well as other sites where people like to biatch about petty little shiat, the overwhelming majority of people aren't so lazy that they find clicking their mouse button a strenuous chore.
 
2012-12-28 03:49:31 PM

syrynxx: They couldn't find the room in their slideshow to add in Windows 8?


Or perhaps the Windows 8-hate craze.
 
2012-12-28 03:51:37 PM

meatofmystery: syrynxx: They couldn't find the room in their slideshow to add in Windows 8?

Or perhaps the Windows 8-hate craze.


It's like a mass delusion of some kind.
 
2012-12-28 04:26:28 PM

LasersHurt: meatofmystery: syrynxx: They couldn't find the room in their slideshow to add in Windows 8?

Or perhaps the Windows 8-hate craze.

It's like a mass delusion of some kind.


This! I was initially influenced by the backlash, but then I had to get a new PC because my old one simply died and Windows 8 was all that was available at the moment. It took me 15 minutes to get used to it (without consulting any manuals or help screens) and I'm fine, and I had been on Windows XP since that was launched. I don't understand what the issues are with Windows 8 for the haters. It's another version of Windows. There's one new screen that I pretty much bypass right to my desktop and do whatever I need to do. What are the problems with 8 that I'm not seeing? It's not like 8 is BOB or ME, for heaven's sake.
 
2012-12-28 04:36:40 PM

silvervial: here's one new screen that I pretty much bypass right to my desktop and do whatever I need to do.


It's like just wiping the crap off the toilet seat in a public restroom, and then you're good to go.
 
2012-12-28 04:52:28 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: silvervial: here's one new screen that I pretty much bypass right to my desktop and do whatever I need to do.

It's like just wiping the crap off the toilet seat in a public restroom, and then you're good to go.


My computer is not a public toilet.
 
2012-12-28 04:57:29 PM

Ed Grubermann: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: silvervial: here's one new screen that I pretty much bypass right to my desktop and do whatever I need to do.

It's like just wiping the crap off the toilet seat in a public restroom, and then you're good to go.

My computer is not a public toilet.


Then why's there crap on the seat?
 
2012-12-28 05:09:17 PM

Ed Grubermann: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: silvervial: here's one new screen that I pretty much bypass right to my desktop and do whatever I need to do.

It's like just wiping the crap off the toilet seat in a public restroom, and then you're good to go.

My computer is not a public toilet.


Sorry about the confusion. I am so embarrassed.
 
2012-12-28 05:34:34 PM
So.cl sounds like a mix of FB and MySpace. A timeline like FB but the ability to add all sorts of html content too.
 
2012-12-28 05:41:44 PM

Irving Maimway: If it could replace my Boxee v1 and do everything it can do, I would TOTALLY get the Nexus Q.


If they'd have integrated Google TV into it, it would have. And that's the most baffling thing about the Q: not only was it a $300 device designed around a feature of dubious utility, it didn't even leverage all the resources Google could have brought to the table. The Nexus Q should have been the Google TV Nexus device, with the video-sharing bits as a value-add feature.
 
2012-12-28 05:45:28 PM

jigger: So.cl sounds like a mix of FB and MySpace. A timeline like FB but the ability to add all sorts of html content too.


To be honest, I wouldn't have put it on there. It's more of an MSR project than anything, and not really meant to be a competitor to Facebook.
 
2012-12-28 05:49:14 PM

HeartBurnKid: Irving Maimway: If it could replace my Boxee v1 and do everything it can do, I would TOTALLY get the Nexus Q.

If they'd have integrated Google TV into it, it would have. And that's the most baffling thing about the Q: not only was it a $300 device designed around a feature of dubious utility, it didn't even leverage all the resources Google could have brought to the table. The Nexus Q should have been the Google TV Nexus device, with the video-sharing bits as a value-add feature.


Totally agree. For that price point you expect it.
 
2012-12-28 06:48:17 PM

jigger: So.cl sounds like a mix of FB and MySpace. A timeline like FB but the ability to add all sorts of html content too.


Oh, yay! Sparkly unicorns and hearts are BACK! And so is the whole "five loud videos all starting at once" thing! I missed those SO MUCH!
 
2012-12-28 10:19:35 PM

ReapTheChaos: Slideshows suspiciously absent

That's because, with the exception of a handful of people here as well as other sites where people like to biatch about petty little shiat, the overwhelming majority of people aren't so lazy that they find clicking their mouse button a strenuous chore.


It's not so much clicking to advance that's the problem, but click ... wait ... read one tiny item ... click ... wait ... etc. Granted, I'm on vacation right now and the Internet is not the best, but having to wait for 30 seconds for the next slide after reading one is not fun.
 
2012-12-28 10:21:38 PM
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It's not so much clicking to advance that's the problem, but click ... wait ... read one tiny item ... click ... wait ... etc. Granted, I'm on vacation right now and the Internet is not the best, but having to wait for 30 seconds for the next slide after reading one is not fun.


If their crappy Javascript works at all.
 
2012-12-29 03:59:38 AM

syrynxx: They couldn't find the room in their slideshow to add in Windows 8?


40 million copies sold in one month might not be what Microsoft was hoping for, but I'd hardly call it a flop.

But, oh no, they made the start menu bigger! It's sooooo horrible!

/W8 is great
 
2012-12-29 06:24:38 AM

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: syrynxx: They couldn't find the room in their slideshow to add in Windows 8?

40 million copies sold in one month might not be what Microsoft was hoping for, but I'd hardly call it a flop.

But, oh no, they made the start menu bigger! It's sooooo horrible!

/W8 is great


lol. Nice try Mr. Gates.
 
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