Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Best Skyrim Forum

I have just made a community forum for Skyrim! Its goal is to the best place for Skyrim information, chat, quest help, and overall BEST PLACE to talk about Skyrim!

You can check it by going to www.Skyrim-Forums.org now!

I hope you join to make it even better for anyone! As a matter of fact, register now and start posting today!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Facebook Fake Hacking

I see this happening a lot lately. Why do people think they are cool by doing this? For one, you are not even hacking anything. The person ether - A. Left their Facebook open on their computer or B. Has their email and password saved to their browser of choice.

I don't even know why they call it hacking? It has nothing to do with hacking. It is called unauthorized use. As a matter of fact. If you do this. You are in breach of terms. Check it for yourself. https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms Check Section 3 sub-paragraph 5. You will not solicit login information or access an account belonging to someone else.

Although Facebook does not really enforce this term. I see it happening all the time. It gets annoying because so many people are doing it and claiming they hacked it! When in fact, a large amount of Facebook users do get hacked or phished every day! Is it worth reporting, not really. I doubt Facebook would even take action against it.

Hopefully the fad of doing it will stop on its own. I get tired of seeing people do it to a friend's profile, I don't want to unsubscribe them from my updates though. A majority of the time they post regular things. So I guess I will just have to bare with it for now. At least until it dies out or Facebook finally takes actions and deletes accounts because of it.

Oh wait, they wouldn't do that. They would lose out on all that advertisement money that user generates from pageloads.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Apple Beating PC In Sales - Really?

I have been a PC fan for a long time. I even worked for a company that did Apple Care support for Apple. When working on a iMac all day and then coming home to my PC. Which runs Windows 7 64bit. It got kind of annoying. Most of the people who called in didn't even know how to do basic things like. Ejecting the CD from the disk drive, just because there was not a button for it on the framing. The button is on the keyboard if you didn't know.

Apple is rich, I read an article about how they have more money then the USA government. Anyways, I still like to think differently about the sales. Yes Apple makes a ton of money from sales. Yet they offer more products. In addition, how do they base the sales of PC that run Windows? Do they take the sales of the main makers of them. Such as Dell, HP, Gateway. If they do, I think the sales chart is wrong. They are not adding into the equation that you can build your own PC from the ground up. Ordering parts and operating systems from sites such as Tigerdirect.com and Newegg.com. Which wouldn't even show on the OEM sales charts.

I have a lot of friends that are into computers. Hardly any of them own an Apple PC. They might own a iphone or an ipod. Yet when it comes to basic computing and gaming. They choose PC. For instance, not a lot of games are playable on the Mac OS. Heck  a lot of programs are not even made for Mac OS.

With that being said. Is Apple really the industry leader for Personal Computers? In my view of things. NO! I did a Google search for Mac vs Pc facts. I found this blog that broke the numbers down on which Operating System is more popular, statistically. The author says "Statistics show that Microsoft Windows has approximately 91% of the market share, while the Apple Mac OS has around 5% of the market share. The other 4% is owned by other operating systems such as Linux.". With that bit of info, it almost proves my point.

The author of the article went on to say this. (Note that I just copy and pasted, yet am giving full credit to those who deserve it)." Kelly Ford, the marketing and content head for Hunch, conducted an extremely helpful report that talks about “Mac people & PC people”. The report focused on their personalities from 3 perspectives: aesthetic preferences, media choices, and personality traits.
The key findings in the report were as follows:
  • Mac People are more likely to see the existing world in a light of “sameness” and thus express a desire to be perceived as different and unique. This is consistently reflected in their aesthetic choices such as bold colors, “retro” designs, one-of-a-kind clothing and highly stylized art.

  • PC People are more likely to see the world as “different enough already” and appreciate “being in tune with those around them.” This is reflected in their subtler, “mainstream modern” (neither retro nor extremely contemporary) design choices and their practical choices in clothing, footwear, and cars that favor getting the job done rather than making an overt design statement.

  • Media choices and preferences vary greatly between the two groups, with Mac People trending toward more independent films, specialized comedians and design-centric magazines, and PC People trending toward more mainstream alternatives as well as sports.

  • From a personality perspective, Mac People are more likely to describe themselves as “verbal”, “conceptual”, and “risk takers”, with PC People countering that they are “numbers oriented”, “factual” and “steady, hard workers”.".
Seems to me like PC is better for my stance in life. Mac may seem popular, but it is only popular to certain people, who are all pretty much the same in most areas of their lives. So to end this...PC ROCKS! Go Windows and keep making the work different!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Hashtags on Facebook

Recently I have seen tons of my friends using hashtags on Facebook. The bad part is, it isn't a cross platform thing with Twitter. They just say something as a status then #hashtag a phrase. It wouldn't bother me so much if they it was posted from their twitter, but most of the time it is posted from mobile or directly from Facebook. Here is a sample of what I am talking about.

I kept my name open, yet preserved the identities of everyone else. It must be the new thing to do. I don't quite understand why they use it like that. It used to just be *lovin life*, or something along those lines. It just bothers me that people are using technology wrong.

Not to say something out of place, but I notice that only certain people do this the most. I noticed the most used group of people (in my opinion) are African Americans, then 2nd comes in as the white people who want to be gangster/thugs...So I am not just saying that one group does it, but it seems like the genre of people are doing it. Maybe they was never taught how to properly use hashtags?

What do you think?