Korlacan Khanthavilay's past comments

  • -2

    Korlacan Khanthavilay

    This is it? Really? I don't see any issue with this. It's weird, but I'd rather do a weird pose and get my picture taken, than have after school detention or suspension.

    Me, I'd probably have done it differently. "Oh, forgot your school supplies. No problem. You're going to pose for the art class and let them draw you."

    You get to punish them and at the same time, provide something meaningful to another class.

    Posted in: Unusual punishment lands Hiroshima elementary school teacher in hot water

  • -1

    Korlacan Khanthavilay

    And people wonder why I gave up on listening to American music and move over to electronica from Europe, then Jpop.

    Posted in: Miley Cyrus in tit-for-tat exchange with Sinead O'Connor

  • -1

    Korlacan Khanthavilay

    I find Japanese women to be hotter, but these are just opinions. It's an American magazine, written for American fans, so obviously it's going to be catered to Americans. Needless to say, most Americans aren't going to have yellow fever.

    If Esquire was a Japanese magazine, written for Japanese fans, then odds are high, it's going to have a Japanese female winner.

    Posted in: Esquire names Scarlett Johansson sexiest woman alive

  • 2

    Korlacan Khanthavilay

    Autobahn gas stations have people going in/out all the time. Simply ask to borrow someone's phone. Eventually someone is going to let you use theirs. I personally don't have a problem. I've got unlimited minutes on my T-Mobile Deutschland phone.

    Posted in: German man forgets bride at road stop on honeymoon

  • -1

    Korlacan Khanthavilay

    Get the normal Windows 8 tablet, not the Windows 8 RT tablet. Problem solved. Course, double the price, if you want to get away from the Intel Atom processors and get into an i3 or i5.

    Posted in: Samsung tablet offers PC-like multitasking

  • 2

    Korlacan Khanthavilay

    I use a Windows 8 Enterprise tablet. Best of both worlds. Load up all my normal Windows programs, so I can do all my work. At home, I dock it and it connects up to my keyboard and mouse. Undock it, when I'm on the go. Use the touchscreen for everything, unless I really need to sit down and start typing. That's when I just pull out my bluetooth keyboard and type away.

    I had an Acer A500 Android tablet before, it was simply way too limited to be used as anything more than just a websurfing device and toy. I'd imagine the iPad would be the same. You're just with, what I liked to call, half-apps from their respective stores. They're built so you can have basic functionality, but not built big enough to really get any work done.

    My tablet is an Acer W700, but I upgraded to a larger SSD and reloaded it with Windows 8 Enterprise. Windows 8 Home is just crap. I'm in IT and I need the Enterprise features, for some of the testbedding I do.

    Posted in: Traditional computer sales eroded by love of tablets

  • 0

    Korlacan Khanthavilay

    Pro tip - Gamefly goes out of business.

    This isn't anything new. Pretty much every single PC game gets registered to some type of account and the sale isn't possible without selling the whole acct. That or it lacks online features without spending more money to get the online features back (Bioware does this).

    Games on consoles doing that...not really surprised.

    Posted in: Sony to announce launch of new PlayStation

  • -3

    Korlacan Khanthavilay

    And the rumour mill continues. For all they know, Sony will do nothing more than release a Playstation Tablet, instead of a Playstation certified Xperia Tablet. Maybe a Playstation certified Smartphone.

    Posted in: Sony to announce launch of new PlayStation

  • -3

    Korlacan Khanthavilay

    I say have a 5% cut on every single government program, regardless of what it is. I think the worst thing I see nowadays is fat people on welfare. Aren't they suppose to be poor? How the hell are they getting fat?

    Posted in: Obama pushes short-term spending deal

  • 2

    Korlacan Khanthavilay

    I'd rather go to Chichibu, than go to Kyoto.

    Posted in: Top 5 worst places to visit in Japan

  • 0

    Korlacan Khanthavilay

    Seems like they are doing good enough that they don't need to. Odds are high that people are leaving Softbank anyways, as their service is just terrible.

    Posted in: NTT's April-December profit up 24.5%

  • 0

    Korlacan Khanthavilay

    I think most times people complain about a broken Dell, it's an issue that isn't their fault. Like the faulty Nvidia graphics that was hitting all the manufacturers. Only Dells I see breaking at work (which is around 2000 users, each with 2 computers) are the really old 5+ year ones. Oh, and the ones that ppl toss under their desk and keep kicking, which ends up destroying the hdd.

    I like Dell machines. Would I buy one? Not a desktop, as I build my own, but I would for a laptop. If they put out something I wanted. I'd lean more towards Alienware, which is essentially a Dell anyways. My last job, I was using a Dell Precision T7500. Dual quad-core Xeons (with hyper-threading) and 32gig of memory. Awesome machine and I wish I had it, cause my current Dell Optiplex 760 is so slow.

    Posted in: Dell to go private in landmark $24.4 billion deal

  • -1

    Korlacan Khanthavilay

    Wow, non-news! Why is this stupid crap being announced anyways? Does Sears have a press release when they sold their bajillionth Craftsman tools? Does JC Penney have a press release for selling their 1 jillionth shirt?

    I guess Apple is failing so bad, that's about the only thing they can talk about to stay in the news.

    Posted in: Apple sells 25 billionth song at iTunes store

  • -1

    Korlacan Khanthavilay

    American government can demand access to data on any servers owned by an American company. Whether those servers are in foreign lands or not. It's called the Patriot Act.

    Also, do you really think the NSA is still using something they approved back in 2003 to encrypt "Top Secret" data? That they haven't moved to a higher standard. FYI, I use to work at NSA.

    Posted in: Microsoft retools Office for touch screen, web use

  • 0

    Korlacan Khanthavilay

    With the iPhone, Softbank could still go belly up. Unlock phone, move back to Docomo.

    Posted in: Softbank's 3rd-quarter profit doubles on iPhone sales

  • 0

    Korlacan Khanthavilay

    IBM was awesome and then Lenovo took over. I figured that'd just ruin the brand, but Lenovo has been doing a very good job. They still have solid Thinkpads, but some of the Thinkpads that spawned out after Lenovo took over don't feel as solid. Still good machines though.

    Posted in: Dell to go private in landmark $24.4 billion deal

  • -2

    Korlacan Khanthavilay

    @zichi

    Have fun with Wuala, when Seagate buys Lacie and the US government can demand data from them. FYI, Lacie makes Wuala.

    Posted in: Microsoft retools Office for touch screen, web use

  • 0

    Korlacan Khanthavilay

    I can play a game to play a game. If I'm just playing the same small section of a game over and over again trying to find bugs, ya. I'd quit too.

    Posted in: Sega Japan offers Y2 mil to play games

  • 0

    Korlacan Khanthavilay

    I don't think staying on the cutting edge is as necessary for PCs. Yes, when it comes to smartphones and tablets, it's best to keep throwing out faster and faster products, when it comes to PCs, no one really even knows anymore.

    PCs are quick and most users won't notice the difference between a quad-core i5 and a six-core i7. What they will notice is when you have bad customer support. It's impossible to make an electronic product that is flawless, so you better have some awesome customer support to go along with it.

    @wanderlust

    It's in MS's best interest that Dell doesn't go bankrupt. That's less sales of Windows. Even if no one were to buy Dell computers, Dell would still be buying copies of Windows for their machines.

    @Disillusioned

    I have an Inspiron 5000e laptop that I bought in 2001. It still works today, although the floppy drive broke and the battery doesn't hold a charge. The thing still boots up and runs like the day I bought it.

    I've never had a problem with my Dell Inspiron, Everex Stepnote, Alienware m11x, HP TM2T, or Acer W700. The only laptop/tablet I've had issues with so far has been my HP Envy 17. They used crappy thermal paste for the cpu/gpu and they globbed a lot of it on. All the threads I read on it, repair service ends up doing the same shoddy work. I just pulled it apart last week and scrapped all the thermal paste off and used a thin layer of Arctic Silver 5. No issues now.

    I'm more inclined to blame users for their PC headaches, except during the "desktop P4s crammed into a laptop" era. Those simply ran too hot and killed themselves.

    Posted in: Dell to go private in landmark $24.4 billion deal

  • -1

    Korlacan Khanthavilay

    lol, zichi talking about MS having access to all data on Skydrive, when guess what Apple does. They have access to all data on iCloud. Of course they are going to have access to all of it. They kind of need to make backups of the data.

    Read the iCloud TOS. That link you posted zichi, is the exact same thing that can happen on iCloud.

    MS's TOS is really, no different than Apple's TOS. http://www.apple.com/legal/icloud/en/terms.html

    Termination by Apple Apple may at any time, under certain circumstances and without prior notice, immediately terminate or suspend all or a portion of your Account and/or access to the Service. Cause for such termination shall include: (a) violations of this Agreement or any other policies or guidelines that are referenced herein and/or posted on the Service; (b) a request by you to cancel or terminate your Account; (c) a request and/or order from law enforcement, a judicial body, or other government agency; (d) where provision of the Service to you is or may become unlawful; (e) unexpected technical or security issues or problems; (f) your participation in fraudulent or illegal activities; or (g) failure to pay any fees owed by you in relation to the Service. Any such termination or suspension shall be made by Apple in its sole discretion and Apple will not be responsible to you or any third party for any damages that may result or arise out of such termination or suspension of your Account and/or access to the Service. In addition, Apple may terminate your Account upon prior notice via email to the address associated with your Account if (a) your Account has been inactive for one (1) year; or (b) there is a general discontinuance or material modification to the Service or any part thereof. Any such termination or suspension shall be made by Apple in its sole discretion and Apple will not be responsible to you or any third party for any damages that may result or arise out of such termination or suspension of your Account and/or access to the Service, though it will refund pro rata any pre-paid fees or amounts.

    None of this is anything new and it's been the standard TOS for pretty much all online services in general for the past couple of years. It's like arguing that the Earth is flat.

    Posted in: Microsoft retools Office for touch screen, web use

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