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Hello Google will you please give me an option to filter the following circle out.  I'm so tired of this circle ruling my space.  I don't want to stop following, I just don't want it to be the first bloody thing that pops up.
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Goodness Goofus, I give up.  Everything I touch with a processor becomes ground up into a ball of useless hardware with broken programs dripping out.

Microsoft's Windows 8 - should be called curtains.  Each one of the new Windows apps is another layer of curtains and drapes over my working window.  I feel cheated - this version should be renamed and not marketed to the non-touch computer families such as my raging quad core dual monitor DESKTOP!  You know, a real PC and not a touchpad toy.

Remember when Microsoft said Windows was intuative?  That word was obviously left out of the description for Windows 8.

Remember when Microsoft bragged how you could have multiple work windows on a desktop?  NOT ANYMORE! Not if you are using their app concept that is.  Thank the electrons for legacy programs, you remember, a solution made of multiple integrated apps, like a word processor with a spell checker.

Remember when Microsoft touted how you could easily resize each window for your particular need?  The apps are NOT RESIZABLE - THEY ARE NOT IN WINDOWS.  They are full screen un scalable curtains!

Using Windows 8 on a non-touch enable computer is like using Windows 7 without a mouse.

Beware of Windows 8 Upgrade because it will hose you.  Yes, it will erase everything that made you whole.  I will make you wish you didn't say those bad things about that Mac-ey thingey with the hippy rainbow apple logo.

Microsoft - tear these curtains down.  Ha! Windows 8 - The Great Wall of Microsoft.  Windows 8 - Today's computers Berlin Wall.
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My nick name for Windows 8 is Curtains. There's a window with a view past them curtains.
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My 2.67 year old load of Win 7 starts so slow now.  I think its from too much defraging, messing with the registries and what not.  Before I make a wipe and fresh load I thought I'd install Win 8 over my Win 7 because it couldn't get worse.  Well what I learned here is DO NOT INSTALL Win 8 if you have a computer that DOES NOT have a touch screen.  Running Win 8 on my desktop is like running Win 7 without a mouse.  Throw what little intuitive interface there may have been right out the window because basic navigation in Win 8 for a non-touch screen computer is obtuse, kludgy  and just major exorcise in frustration.  Best dust off those short cut keys if you want to keep your sanity.

For those who don't know me I have been using windows since version 2 came out.  I remember when PCTools had a better GUI than Microsoft (Win v1.0)  I am at the very least a super user.  When I started this experiment all I knew about Windows 8 was the marketing hype.  I thought it'd be fun to explore a new version of a familiar OS.  I was wrong.  I got so frustrated and angry at Windows 8, trying to get out of the Start window in to my programs and control panel that for the first time since I stopped playing video games I banged on, and broke my new and expensive keyboard.  Double ARGGHHH!  I wanted to sling the thing across the room but couldn't afford to break anything else.   So I decided I would shut it down for a bit and cool off.  After 10 minutes or so more of hunting and pecking with the mouse and the Window key plus others, I gave up and found a Youtube video showing me how find the shut down menu.

I have used Win 8 for 2 days now and am hating it.  First I do not want to sign into Microsoft to get to its app store as if my desktop is a smartphone.  Second, all the navigation and menu screens like Startup are all full screen.  My Programs window (full screen only) spans across 5 horizontal pages of huge icons  I did learn after a while you can scroll horizontally with your mouse wheel.  To make you understand, All the program icons (buttons) are super huge, obviously sized for fat fingers on a small screen.  The nail in the coffin is all The Win 8 apps scale the FULL SCREEN and cannot be resized.  This sux if you have a 19" monitor.  If you have a dual monitor set up then you can at least see two apps running at the same time.

Okay I will try to something good here.  Well it starts faster.  My Win 7 anti virus is not compatible so its as if my computer is grinding the internet without a condom.  DirectX v11 looks slick, so serious gamers may suffer with all Win 8s' bull to get a better gaming experience.  I might pick up playing computer games again because I can't figure how to do anything else out this thing.

I'm also concerned very much at my privacy.   Unless you pay attention during the install and select NO, Microsoft, its affiliates and other parties associated with other unknown authorized parties, will collect user metrics and more.  I found somewhere once in the task manager a window that displays how many minutes you have used each program; just like on your iPhones and Android phones; this information is aggregated by whom ever built your phone OS.  The apps have the same permissions as on my phone and I DO NOT WANT SOME STUPID APP to have full internet control, collect names from my address book, view all my picture folders and all that on my desktop computer.  It's mine and everything on it is not for prying big brother eyes.  Actually I don't want that on my phone and until us users rise up a regain control over our personal information this invasive practice will just get worse.  But that is another subject.

In conclusion Windows 8 is a major paradigm shift and will work nicely on a REAL (not the ARM powered toys we have now) touch pad computers.  You will still need a keyboard.  Pocket protectors will come back in vogue because people will use a stylus to keep their screens from getting greasy from popcorn or lunch.   I can see a more refined version potentially being useful in the non desktop and laptop computer markets.  I do not see it as a threat to the Android market.  In fact this version of windows could move the masses into accepting and using Linux and its open source programs.  And I am looking forward to that.  Let the world be UNIXited.
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I'm so tired of people blaming a president (current or past) for the national debt.  This population is more focused on parroting rhetoric than fact.  Go to: http://www.treasurydirect.gov/govt/reports/pd/histdebt/histdebt.htm 
Look at the history.  Andrew Jackson was the last president to bring down the national debt.  In 1835 the national debt was $33,733.05 and it increased exponentially since.  In short our federal government has let each upcoming generation down since then by passing the debt to them.

One aspect of this worth exploring is how did and does the Federal Reserve system play this by manipulating inflation and currency devaluation to artificially reduce the perceived value of the national debt?
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