Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 12:46

Andrew, did you almost say "flip bird?" ;-)

Hey by the way, I'm even one of those people who still hasn't given up on using Windows Media Player, but I also use other media players like...

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 08:14

I guess it may be true. I've noticed myself with a 19-part '80s TV series that I purchased ... one day when I got to about the 13th or 14th episode, the rest of them wouldn't play anymore, and...

Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 23:22

Paul, I'm curious ... did Amiga BASIC commit the same kinds of sins like QuickBasic did where PRINT "HELLO" would create a 15KB executable out of something that should have been 750 bytes? (To be...

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 09:44

Yep, got it too.

What with all the local storage I have at home purchased at such a good price due to costs coming down and now cloud storage such as this available to me, I have the...

Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 19:20

I just found out about that powercfg command myself and used it on my laptop to see how well my battery performance was. Amazing how detailed the reports are that it generates. Actually, almost...

Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 17:06

It almost makes me wonder if, say, there is more and more convergence of the traditional desktop and Metro/modern applications, what if some sort of bizarre fragmentation occurs. Because if they...

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 09:01

I guess this has the potential to be something cool. I know I like the Health & Fitness app in Windows 8, which I've been using to keep track of my walking and bike riding (which, admittedly...

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 08:07

I guess anything but Xune would be good.

Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 19:30

Love the Italia shirt/jersey.

Monday, June 23, 2014 - 10:56

I like Microsoft Office a lot, but I have to admit, I'm tempted to agree with you. Quitting MS Office and going to a free alternative that would satisfy my basic needs (because most of the time,...

Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 11:12

Is 10% enough of a performance boost for the Xbox One to catch up to the PS4's supposed superiority in this area? I mean, for the average game that isn't running at the same 60 FPS on the PS4?

Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 09:31

I wouldn't worry too much about the extent to which you think about these "nerdy" topics, Paul. We look to you for good, solid advice on these matters. :-)

Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 10:41

Leo, might you have a favorite to win the FIFA World Cup? I was raised with soccer all around me because my brother played it and also my dad when he was younger, so it's in our blood. Not that...

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 16:11

I have the feeling an Apple surfboard would be called ... wait for it ... iBoard?

Friday, June 6, 2014 - 16:50

Aww Andrew. :-(

My gaming rig is an AMD rig. My feewings are hurt.

Just kidding.

Haha, the thing with AMD is I think they go for the sweet spot in terms of price,...

Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 21:40

German Skype: Ach du lieber Himmel! :-)

Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 11:00

Well, I think we need to be careful with the argument by popularity. When it's mentioned to certain hard core Apple advocates that Windows is on over a billion machines, they will often say it's...

Friday, May 23, 2014 - 16:31

Paul, since you and Andrew talked about ecosystem lock-in in this show, I thought I'd mention this because you might find it funny (and disturbing). The other night I actually had a *dream*, yes...

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 15:03

I have the 7" scaled-back version of this device that doesn't make phone calls. The Galaxy Tab 3. :-)

The plastic finish no doubt gives you mixed feelings. It may seem cheap, but then...

Friday, May 2, 2014 - 13:22

Poor China ... to deprive a society's citizens of video games is just ... wrong on so many levels. ;-)

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 08:07

This can probably work for some people. The reason I love my Windows 8 laptop and gaming rig is because they can run Cakewalk SONAR (a digital audio workstation I use), and QB64 and PowerBASIC (...

Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 11:24

Bummer on your Mac disaster Andrew. I have a Mac mini from 2009, and I'm hoping it continues to last because at the moment I'm not in any position where I'd feel like forking out dough for a new...

Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 16:15

I have "Programmers at Work" -- yes, a great book.

I recycled the last XP machine I had a year or two ago. I had it attached to a nice, big, fat, 21" ViewSonic CRT monitor. I tried...

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 07:50

Every time I think I want one of these it occurs to me that I already have Chrome on my laptop, but then I'm probably not the target audience anyway.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 14:28

Oops, may have spoken too soon. On my laptop the update does seem to have caused one glitch; it messed up some of my program groups on the Start screen (a bunch of icons from various groups were...

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 10:02

Updated my gaming rig, my laptop, and my Surface RT last night. The entire job took a couple hours, but I didn't encounter any difficulties. The enhancements are what they are. I don't mind...

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 09:55

Those were my thoughts as well. It makes me wonder if I'm going to start liking the new way of doing it that the update provides (with the title bar on Metro apps now) versus the original Windows...

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 13:11

An Excel Achievement on Xbox One might be interesting ... like putting together a personal checking account spreadsheet and then getting rewarded when it balances. :-)

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 12:32

Thanks for the very thorough review Paul. Looking forward to getting this on all my PCs next week.

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 12:29

I hope the Start menu that they eventually include in Threshold ends up being more than just the minimum needed to quiet complaints ... in other words, maybe it should be the Start menu reimagined...

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