Windows 10 Review
First to clear my credentials. I am CompTia A+ certified; DCSE certified; PC Specialist; & 1 more I forget. All those costly degrees & certs are tucked away in a drawer in my office.
So to my review.
I did the as this year free upgrade from W7 to W10. I was pleased. Within seconds I was able to navigate around.
1) Perhaps it is just me, but the learning curve was small. However my wife who is an average PC user was also able to get around W10 within seconds of logging in.
2) The Start menu is the best of all OS's that Microsoft has devoloped, except W8, W8 could be considered a sin . It was very easy to figure out how to remove tiles and pin tiles that I wanted.
3) I also very much like the ease of the file structure, it is logical.
4) It has a notable faster response than previous versions of Windows, which is of course desirable.
5) A much cleaner uncluttered feel & look
But I have a few picks.
1) Boot time. I think this boot time may be longer than Windows ME was. Every time I boot this laptop I am surprised at how long it takes to boot. But at least it is in your view long. W7 got to the desktop quick, but it was still loading the drivers etc.
2) When connected to the Internet W10 itself is adware, for MS products, nevertheless it's adware. I own a disc copy of Office 2010, but when connected to the Internet W10 tells me to "upgrade" to the cloud version, it's better. No it's not.
3) This one I am sure has a solution. In all previous OS's users had their personal folders on the Start menu. I have yet to find that option. Yes we have the "Explorer" folder that takes us there, but that requires 2 extra clicks. A long day on the computer, do the math. But it is not the biggest lost.
4) If you have more than 1 user profile upon reboot instead of taking you to a user option menu it logs in to the last user. I don't like that. My wife uses the laptop far more than I do, but when I do use it I hate the dire warning at shut off of other users being logged in.
Overall I think W10 may, may be the best OS MS has devoloped, but....I do not believe it will remain free. After 1st year I truly believe it will be subscription based. Perhaps it will be required if you want any security updates. MS has never given anything away or done what the majority wanted, without demanding something in return.
Get your copy today
So, if the Universe is rotating as galaxies do, then what stops matter from being lost on the fringes of the Universe?
Several factors must be considered.
1) Einstein proved that spacetime is a fabric, upon which matter resides and in turn that matter warps the fabric of spacetime creating gravity. Since all matter must remain on the fabric of spacetime nothing can be flung off the edge of th Universe since the Universe IS spacetime as well. In order for matter to be lost at the edge of the Universe then the fabric of spacetime would have to be torn away.
2) Where there is nothing, nothing can exist. Many think of what is beyond the edge of the Universe as "empty space" or a "vacuum in space". Neither statement is true. Beyond the edge of the Universe there is simply nothing. Nothing empty, nothing void, just nothing. When you reach the edge of spacetime you reach the edge of the created Universe. When spacetime ends at the edge of the Universe all basis for the existance of matter ends.
Therefore without the fabric of spacetime and with the absence of all that matter needs to exist matter cannot exist or flung free of the edge of the Universe.
Suppose the Universe is shaped like a sprial galaxy. Now suppose that the Universe is spinning as would a sprial galaxy. The centrifugal force would create a gravity field that would assist as "glue", but not enough. In order for the entire Universe to exert the kind if force needed to keep all matter in place it would collapse in upon itself. Therefore the gravitational force exerted would be weak, and the centrifugal force would be minimal. To supplement that force each rotating galaxy would create its own gravitational waves alone spacetime. In turn the neutrino equotient present would also create a gravitational force. I believe it possible that these gravitational forces combined may be equate to the force that is dark energy.
Since Einstein proved that a person in an enclosed elevator accelerating upward in a vacuum would be unable to differentiate between gravity or acceleration the same principle would apply to the spin of the Universe. We (all people on Earth) are in the enclosed elevator or in this case the enclosed Universe. On a scale the size of the Universe we do not have a window to observe the rotation. We can "detect" the rotation by its action on other matter; namly gravity.
I have resumed working on the sequel to "Still with eyes closed". Many asked to have a look inside the Fuller Incentive Center, so the opening chapter does just that. I read the opening and ask myself "did that come from me?" I realize I have to be pulling from the darkness of my childhood. I also fully believe that humans still do these things, I simply do not accept that humans learn from history, history continues to repeat itself. I have yet to set a deadline, but I did change the settings on Amazon for "Still with eyes closed". I do not think I will do free gives with the sequel, too many want to know what happened to Jim and Jennifer.
I will tell this, of the 4 beloved characters, one will die.
I was asked via email from the editor to give a released on this, so it may appear in the Nov/Dec issue.
I read with great interest the article in the September/October 2015 issue entitled "My Son Has a Disorder That May Not Exist" by Melinda Wenner Moyer.
I felt as if she had somehow had read my medical records. I am a 48 year old male and my medical records are replete with statements such "has hypersensitivity in smell", or "feet", or "hearing". My PCP has been trying to understand why I react the way I do when touched or I hear certain sounds. I have been told since I was a small boy that I "overreact", even my wife tells me this. As far as hearing I have super sensitive hearing and the ability to hear from far away, though walks or to pick out a conversation across a crowded room. My PCP sent me to a specialist and he noted the hypersensitivity, but my hearing test came out normal. In short these are the issues I experience.
1) I have a hypersensitivity to touch on my feet. I can't stand to wear socks or shoes. I somehow manage better bearfoot even on gravel, or pavement. They do not seem to bother me. My wife is a nail technician and when she works on my feet, even to touch them I register that touch as pain. I do not appear to be ticklish on my feet as normal touch is perceived as intense pain.
2) Smell: I am super sensitive to smells, all smells. Although it bothers me greatly (I can smell blood from a distance even in a crowded room) it has proven helpful. At times when a friend's car was just starting to have problems I was able to detect a smell that was related to the issue before it became serious. But overall the hypersensitivity of smell has serious drawbacks.
3) Sound: Aside from the ability to hear conversations as I noted above I do not have to ability to "shut sounds off". Moyer mentions this on page 65, the ability to turn off the sound of the hum of an AC is called habitation. I appearently do not have the ability to turn off white noise (background hums) this has proven a serious problem at times, if a white noise sound is constant it soon starts to cause me intense pain. Another sound is glass. The sound of a glass drinking cup being sat on a stone counter causes pain when I hear it.
4) Moyer also mentiones coordination on page 64. I have horrible coordination when walking. This is not new with age, as with the above it has been present since childhood.
There are other issues I experience but I believe I have made my point. Moyer mentiones on page 65 that in a study only boys were used. It may be an affliction that strikes boys at a higher rate. She also mentiones that there is no data involving adults, they appear to manage it better. I believe in adults it is being packaged with other adult afflictions or as a product of aging. Most adults do not make the connection between childhood issues and issues in their adult life, they can't see the bridge. In my case these hypersensitive issues have been noted in my medical record but without cause or reason.
Lastly Moyer ends her article as I expect a mother would screaming for help for her child. That statement is not in anyway a dig, but it may have been more effective to end it reaching out to adults who have hypersensitive symptoms to step up. Instead of a mother drawing attention to her single child case, ask for the population to approch with their own cases or that of their child. More cases means more data means more proof means more grant money. I saw in Moyer's article the seriousness because it touched my own life. But the way she ended it could again detract from her goal. I do hope that serious minded persons will see this as a worthwhile endeavor and increase the research funding.
Author "Still With Eyes Closed"
Novel on current epigenetics
Since I published my books in eBook format through Kindle KDP I am often asked can I read it on my Android or iPad since I don't own a Kindle?
This is an excerpt from the eBook "Crush it with Kindle" by John Tighe
"Kindle was launched in November 2007. However, despite these numbers not everyone owns a Kindle. This is something that Amazon has addressed by giving away the free Kindle app to anyone who wants it. The Kindle app allows any desktop computer , laptop computer, tablet or smart phone to be used as a Kindle reader. It works on any platform – Mac or PC, iPad or Android . It means that there are an estimated 5 billion plus Kindle ready devices in the world!"
You can purchase his full eBook at
The distopian medical thriller by DeWayne Watts
Buy it by clicking >here<
Recently IBM in conjunction with Samsung announced they had developed a 7nm 20 billion transistor processor. It is stated to be 50% faster and made of a silicon-germanium alloy.
So what is so significant about those stats?
Well consider a current Intel processor is 14nm with 2 billion transistors and an average of say 4.2GhZ. Using Moore's Law it should in theory take another 10-20 years to reach what IBM/Samsung has announced. To put into perspective.
A 7nm footprint with 20 billion transistors at say 7GhZ speed. Now take that die and combine it with 7 others to get an 8 core processor.
Currently an Intel 8 core will give you 2x8=16 billion transistors at 4.2GhZ. That is awesome computing power.
BUT, with IBM/Samsung's processor we get...
20x8=160 billion transistors at 7GhZ. Stop and think. If the thought of AI or Skynet has entered your thinking than good. So now suppose you created a 16 core processor...
20x16=320 billion transistors, you can see that for the first time we are approaching the trillion mark.
Here's my thinking. Will this be enough to crack the Riemann Hypothesis? What is that you ask?
Well that https is an encrypted website. The SSL certificate is created using the Remiann Hypothesis. It states that you can take any two prime numbers from the indefinite number scale at random, add them and that total becomes your key and it is then impossible to subtract in any way to find the original two prime numbers. This works because no human brain has the ability to crack it. Since the dawn of computers man has been trying using computers, but computer technology is currently too weak. There is a 1 million dollar prize to anyone who can crack it. Every government wants to and every hacker dreams about it.
The one who does kills all technology. If the Riemann Hypothesis is cracked the Internet is 100% useless. No banking, no credit transaction, no nothing. There is not other option for SSL.
I believe that with enough computer cores this IBM/Samsung chip will crack the Riemann Hypothesis.
Can you imagine going back to using paper money, a wired wall phone and paper and pen? That is just where this jump in technology may take us. Of course many will have evil designs for it, too numerous to mention. Just think a die so small...IBM believes they can take it to 4nm. That is less than half the size of your fingernail. Where could that computer hide?
Will this chip introduce Skynet or Star Trek?
Given mankind's abuse of technology we can look forward to Skynet.
This article although based on a real advancement by IBM/Samsung is written in a fictional distopian sort of manner...or is it?
DeWayne Watts: I started out writing short stories and poetry. Some of which was published in the 1980's. I have parts of 5 novels written and have completed 2 novels. I have been married over 25 years and raised 2 wonderful sons who have been a great addition to the human family.
Follow me on GOODREADS
The 3 Novels/Books Written By DeWayne Watts
Click Title to Buy the Book.
"The Boy in The Wood"
Click Title To Buy The Book.