1. Chregu's Avatar
    For promoting a "color of the year" I would choose the next, not the current year. You still need time to celebrate that color, if the year has already passed then, well, it's too late ;-)
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    06-20-2014 03:43 AM
  2. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    There was an article in my newspaper from a guy saying that the use of Whatsapp and other text messages destroys real relationships to people. That we become artificial in our emotions and lose the ability to really talk to people.

    In the comment section I called bull**** on that.

    The most funny part, he describes how the youth is getting to know each other, first friend request, then poking, then texting, then sexting, and then he quotes a statistic that has nothing to do with it. It was a terrible read.

    And this newspaper is one of the best in Switzerland...
    Has the right wing media suddenly bought the paper or has the guy who wrote the article have a thing against technology? Or is he just a crappy journalist? :P
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    06-20-2014 03:47 AM
  3. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    For promoting a "color of the year" I would choose the next, not the current year. You still need time to celebrate that color, if the year has already passed then, well, it's too late ;-)
    Cyan is an evergreen color.

    ...Microsoft Mobile, are you listening?
    06-20-2014 03:49 AM
  4. Chregu's Avatar
    Has the right wing media suddenly bought the paper or has the guy who wrote the article have a thing against technology? Or is he just a crappy journalist? :P
    Personally I think the last two ;-)

    It's a guest journalist... so maybe the first thing a little bit ;-)
    06-20-2014 03:52 AM
  5. Chregu's Avatar
    I have a meeting with my boss in 5 minutes, I don't even know if he's here. I also have nothing to present. Also, my coworker who usually has these meetings with me isn't here.

    Fun.
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    06-20-2014 03:53 AM
  6. hope4wp's Avatar
    Sahib should see time warp :p
    06-20-2014 04:18 AM
  7. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Sahib should see time warp :p
    What's that?
    06-20-2014 04:20 AM
  8. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Lose the ability to talk the people? Hah! I can carry conversations just fine. Provided that I have the right topic, of course.

    Now, I'm of the opinion that our ability to communicate is often based on how convenient it is to do so, and how important we perceive the information to me. You see people just texting in a corner in a party? It's probably because s/he doesn't have anything important to say to anyone there, or that it's simply easier for him/her to just go ahead and text the people there, I guess? It sucks the life out of the party, though.

    I guess that's what he meant?
    The biggest issue with using text is that it's hard to gauge emotions. Some people can take things the wrong way fairly easily I've noticed. Then there's the whole cruel aspect of social media and online commenting but that's a whole other thing. Well, there's the authoritarian idea too but that's another thing entirely. I think on the whole most of us have some level of empathy and emotional response. There are those who don't but they're the minority.

    I also think some people are way too into their 'social life' with their phones, to the point they leave them on all the time. That's just silly.
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    06-20-2014 04:23 AM
  9. Chregu's Avatar
    I also think some people are way too into their 'social life' with their phones, to the point they leave them on all the time. That's just silly.
    I never turn off my phone :P

    I however turn off "vibrate" when I want to sleep. Would be amazing if Quiet Hours wouldn't be baked into Cortana and I could use the feature, well, my iPad doesn't have issues with it. Including white lists and everything.
    06-20-2014 04:33 AM
  10. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I never turn off my phone :P

    I however turn off "vibrate" when I want to sleep. Would be amazing if Quiet Hours wouldn't be baked into Cortana and I could use the feature, well, my iPad doesn't have issues with it. Including white lists and everything.
    If I left my phone on and not on charge it would be dead by the morning. :P

    I'm guessing quiet hours will be standard whenever the update to WP is coming. :P I don't know about anyone else but I keep wondering when it's going to happen. :P
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    06-20-2014 04:47 AM
  11. Chregu's Avatar
    If I left my phone on and not on charge it would be dead by the morning. :P

    I'm guessing quiet hours will be standard whenever the update to WP is coming. :P I don't know about anyone else but I keep wondering when it's going to happen. :P
    I charge my phone, but I don't turn it off to do so.

    I guess it will be standard when ever Cortana will be released in the specific region. Considering that they haven't even started the beta for other English speaking regions, I will be very happy with my iPhone before they even talk about bringing it to Switzerland.
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    06-20-2014 04:51 AM
  12. Chregu's Avatar
    Well, that was interesting. I just went to the fitness center to exercise on t a bike. I always set the time to 45 minutes and in the last weeks I made a steady progress (I measure it by looking at how many calories it tells me I've burnt).

    Today I felt really tired, 30 minutes in I thought about giving up, but of course I would never. So I bit through, and who would have thought it, I made my calorie burning record ;-)
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    06-20-2014 06:55 AM
  13. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    the pickax is one scary weapon ._. I guess I have to thank the roman empire
    One of the most badass ancient weapons was the fransisca (fransesca). Google it to see why.
    06-20-2014 07:11 AM
  14. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Ice always been
    One of the most badass ancient weapons was the fransisca (fransesca). Google it to see why.
    Throwing ax? I've always been partial to the crossbow or longbow.
    06-20-2014 07:22 AM
  15. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    Ice always been

    Throwing ax? I've always been partial to the crossbow or longbow.
    I personally want to see how Greek Fire is made.
    06-20-2014 07:35 AM
  16. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    To be honest, I'd love it if the Byzantine Empire still existed.

    (See prior post for more details)
    06-20-2014 07:44 AM
  17. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    To be honest, I'd love it if the Byzantine Empire still existed.

    (See prior post for more details)
    Really? Why is that?
    06-20-2014 07:56 AM
  18. Chregu's Avatar
    To be honest, I'd love it if the Byzantine Empire still existed.

    (See prior post for more details)
    Well, by the looks of it we will soon have a new emperor with Erdogan. He is moving Turkey more and more towards a totalitarian regime. So who knows, your dream might come true.
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    06-20-2014 08:00 AM
  19. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Ice always been

    Throwing ax? I've always been partial to the crossbow or longbow.
    A throwing ax so good that when done correctly, you can throw it on the ground and get an upward ricochet?

    Archery is something I still want to learn so I respect any type of bow. But the fransesca is still a badass, whether you choose to throw it or not.
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    06-20-2014 08:04 AM
  20. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Morning folks. So the company retreat yesterday sucked monkeyballs. To be fair, it wasn't terrible, but the turnout was the lowest ever since I've been there. Mgmt actually doesn't care in my opinion how much they've ruined employee moral over the past few years. I do like some of my coworkers, that's why I went.

    Yes, it was nice to not be in the office but I rather have been off and at home that day.
    06-20-2014 08:08 AM
  21. Sport Driver's Avatar
    Aircon

    Poslano z mojega Samsunga Galaxy S5
    06-20-2014 08:10 AM
  22. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I personally want to see how Greek Fire is made.
    Interesting stuff, nasty, but interesting. Basically an ancient flame thrower from a boat but worse as the fire floated on water.

    It's unfortunate that it didn't get cataloged anywhere.
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    06-20-2014 08:20 AM
  23. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Morning folks. So the company retreat yesterday sucked monkeyballs. To be fair, it wasn't terrible, but the turnout was the lowest ever since I've been there. Mgmt actually doesn't care in my opinion how much they've ruined employee moral over the past few years. I do like some of my coworkers, that's why I went.

    Yes, it was nice to not be in the office but I rather have been off and at home that day.
    My wife did a day 'team' building retreat once. She calls it the most uncomfortable day of her career.
    06-20-2014 08:21 AM
  24. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    My wife did a day 'team' building retreat once. She calls it the most uncomfortable day of her career.
    that's understandable. I have mad respect for people who are trainers who specialize in coming into difficult work environments to try to improve the culture. Sometimes I'd rather dodge rapid fire from a nail gun than to be in that situation.
    06-20-2014 08:25 AM
  25. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    that's understandable. I have mad respect for people who are trainers who specialize in coming into difficult work environments to try to improve the culture. Sometimes I'd rather dodge rapid fire from a nail gun than to be in that situation.
    The company that did hers wasn't that great. The company she was working with at the time was going through a change, not a good one I might add, and people were disenchanted with the company. Many people left within a year.
    06-20-2014 08:31 AM
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