posted on Feb, 21 2013 @ 11:46 PM
reply to post by oasisjack
I apologize if I came across flippant at all. I was injured a few days ago and the pain pills they gave me tend to muddy my communication processes a
bit. So, apologies if they are warranted.
My question, at its core, was honest - if not ill phrased. IMO replies to this thread will obviously be influenced by the thread title itself - both
pro and con.
I do not at all dismiss that you might be having issues of some sort. A brand new PC, for example, could be upgrading any number of second party
software. I have only dealt with Windows 8 once - doing an install / set up for a friend, as a favor.. .and I was stunned to realize that all of those
neat little applets in the "Metro" interface ( Going on memory here, I think that is what the call the new GUI included with Win 8 ) tended to try to
install and update themselves without any user end interaction at all that I could detect. Quite the pain when one is trying to install a ton of
software, via DVD - only to find a sluggish and unresponsive system and a broadband pipeline, clogged with automatic updates.
If you feel that you are having these issues, there are programs you can use to both capture the traffic ( by IP ) and even analyze the packet traffic
your system is receiving. Simply Google "packet sniffers" or "network analysis tools" - or ask in this thread for suggestions about which free
versions are worth using.
As far as smart phones go? I personally have resisted getting one - sticking with my old flip phone. I don't use the phone much and don't wish to pay
for a bunch of bells and whistles I'll rarely, if ever, touch. But I have worked on such phones and can say that the battery life on these can be
severely diminished by simply running a few apps or widgets. Most smart phones, for example, are set up to automatically redirect FB comments, Tweets,
etc. This sucks the life out of their batteries.
edit on 2/21/13 by Hefficide because: ttttyyyypppooooo man!!!!!! That's my superhero name, because typos are my super power.