Archiving is an interesting idea, but the rules may need to be refined a bit, like "a thread that hasn't been touched in 7 days" to avoid the possibility that a thread is alive, just slow moving.
Unpopular opinion: Windows 8 > Windows 10. Better UI on Windows 8, and better QA.
@calvin I still maintain that while Weird and that MS did an Extremely Bad Job with leadership on the metro/tablet side of the house, the "two environments with unique UIs in one OS" was a marvelously creative take and that my 19+" displays all look really weird running Windows 10's "what if a tablet but windowed" environment.
7 users on cronk? did another person sign up! :D We're moving up in the world!
@doof http://personal.stenoweb.net/mp3/01%20Ignite%20Your%20Mind.mp3 PCs make you wait // I need an Octane!
@vfrmedia @calvin I would argue that any small atom-based laptop from the past few years is "basically a netbook, even if not in name." There are usually a few on sale at Walmart/Target or Best Buy. Things like the Lenovo 100 and some of the lower Inspiron 3000 series, especially in the ever popular 2/32 config.
Heck, I'd say that the Surface 3 toes the line in the same way the original RT did.
local-only toots? good for hashtag-workshopping some srsbsns ideas? for [music notes] just the six of us to see.
One of the other things that improved a *lot* that means most students aren't running out buying expensive hardware is remote access to applications. My school provided a 24/7 computer lab up to this last year (TBH I'm still angry we don't have one any more) probably under the justification that anyone can get a netbook and use VPN+RDP to get the apps they need, which while technically true is sort of not the point.
Office 2007 was available (US) to students for $70 in a program known as "Ultimate Steal" but some colleges sold it locally under their agreements w/ MS for like $10, even before that. Today, there are similarly big edu discounts, but you can also buy Office "Home & Student" cheap, without any proof.