Steve Kerr to apologetic DeMarcus Cousins: “Don’t do that again”

first_imgOfficial Scott Foster ejected Cousins during … NEW YORK — DeMarcus Cousins has yet to play in an NBA game with the Warriors, yet coach Steve Kerr has already had an issue with his behavior.Kerr said he offered a stern message to Cousins on Saturday about his ejection from the bench during Friday’s game against the Knicks.“‘Don’t do that again,’” Kerr recalled saying before Sunday’s game against Brooklyn. Click HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.last_img read more

Microsoft Is Backing Down From One Of Windows 8’s Boldest Changes

first_imgThe Start button is back.According to reports by Microsoft experts Mary Jo Foley and Paul Thurrott, a forthcoming update to Windows 8 codenamed “Blue” will restore the familiar interface for navigating Windows.A feature of Microsoft operating systems since Windows 95, the Start button allowed quick access to applications and system features. Windows 8, in a marked departure, traded it for a tablet-like, touchscreen-optimized system for navigating apps. That, understandably, confused and frustrated Windows users, many of whom found Windows 8 befuddling rather than innovative.Microsoft Shows A Less-Than-Deft TouchMicrosoft has had a consistent party line on these complaints, which is to urge people to try Windows 8 on new touchscreen PCs and tablets.(See also Windows Blue’s Goal: You Will Love Metro – Eventually.)One of Microsoft’s strengths has alway been its embrace of backwards compatibility—the ongoing guarantee that newer PCs will run older software. The Surface RT tablet, which cannot run older Windows software, and the new Xbox One, which likewise will not play old games, suggest that Microsoft has become more willing to abandon the old, as it did with the Start button.Here’s the mistake Microsoft made: While it’s trivially easy to update software, and new hardware can be sold, it’s far harder to rewire the wetware in our brains. And hundreds of millions of Windows users over the past two decades have been trained to look for a Start button.(See also How Windows 8 Throws Computer Users Under The Bus.)And a basic interface feature like that is not analogous to a game or even a piece of software. Video gamers rapidly grow bored of old games and seek out new ones. But the way we use PCs becomes a matter of routine. And there’s nothing more annoying than breaking people’s routines.No wonder PC sales are falling.Screenshot of Windows 8.1 via Paul Thurrott’s Windows Supersite. Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Tags:#Microsoft#Microsoft Windows#Start Button#user interface#Windows#Windows 8 Related Posts 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowcenter_img Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair owen thomaslast_img read more

800 resume yatra day after Chamoli landslip

first_imgOf the around 2,000 pilgrims on the Char Dham yatra in Uttarakhand, who were stranded after a landslip in Chamoli district, 800 have resumed their onward journey and work is on to clear the debris, officials said on Saturday.The Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway was closed near Vishnuprayag, one of the five important points of the Alaknanda river, between Joshimath and the hill shrine of Badrinath.Huge boulders had rolled down the Hathi Pahar mountain on Friday afternoon, blocking the highway.CM’s directiveChief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has directed the Secretary of the Disaster Management Department, Amit Negi, to monitor the situation.‘Arrangements in place’“There were no unfortunate incidents, 1,800 tourists were affected and arrangements were made for them. The Border Roads Organisation and other authorities are working on clearing the debris and the route will be opened today; all the suitable arrangements are in place,” Mr. Rawat tweeted.He said, “Information of landslides was shared with various towns along the route.”Chamoli District Magistrate Ashish Joshi dismissed reports that around 15,000 people were stranded. “Only 2,000 people have been affected,” he said.last_img read more