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  • Reply 1321 of 1615
    alexonlinealexonline Posts: 241member
    MK TB WT update at last!

    Here it is:

    We’ve made great progress on the firmware fork, because we’ve decided to make it into a spoon. We also have plans to make a firmware knife, but that is yet to come - any thoughts or ideas on this will be appreciated. 

    Please, no jokes about a future firmware knife being useful to cut through all the BS - that’s what the Blade in Text Blade is for. 

    We’ve taken the 12 jumps and have turned it into 24, because we know people have a lot of devices and we are planning for the future - namely, 2025.

    Firmware spoons have been sent to the Treggers who can use them to eat cornflakes with (which they cry into).

    We’ve sent DBK a 17th TregBlade for his good work in running interference in all places TB is mentioned. 

    A new, new update is coming in the Fall.

    PS We have started work on a new TB - the Thought Blade. This will take your thoughts and turn them into text after you stick the blades on your temples and pair them with your future smartphone, tablet or PC using the Bluetooth 6.0 standard. We anticipate Bluetooth 6.0 won’t have enough bandwidth for this so we are working with the Bluetooth people proactively to ensure this won’t be an issue that causes another delay, although this won’t be perfected until the 2030s at the earliest. 

    In the meantime, please keep TB Gen 1 pre-orders coming in so that we can continue accelerating GR.
    edited June 2019
  • Reply 1322 of 1615
    ... and I'll also point out that I never suggested that you refused to post. That would patently be one of the most ridiculous accusations ever.
    Fine, so let's see how this plays out. What is something "of value" that you think should be posted by me?
    No, you can see how it “plays out” without me, because we all know by now how it always does “play out”. You wrestle and worry at words that have clear meanings until all the stuffing has been shaken out of them and you’re left with a sorry-looking husk of a rag, convinced that what you hold is a trophy worthy of all the bluster while the rest of us look on in wonder at how we arrived this far off-topic. 

    Had I answered instead of Alex, I’d probably have gone for “Nothing”, simply because of the excellent quote from Lear. But Silence, from you and me, will do.

    I’m not getting drawn into your vortex of guff a third time in this thread “Dabigkahuna”. I’ve given you a brand new stuffed toy. You can play on your own. 
    alexonline
  • Reply 1323 of 1615
    weirdosmurfweirdosmurf Posts: 101member
    > What's even funnier is that DBK didn't realise I aimed that at him, as you can see below he seems to think it is commentary of MK and his lack of an update

    LOL! You are the one who doesn't realize what I was saying. Let me help you out:

    1. Since Poisednoise claimed I didn't post anything of value, I asked him to give an example of what I should be posting.

    2. A short time later, you quote my comment and write:

    "Silence"

    Of course it was a shot at me - it's what you do. That's the default interpretation. But I opted to pretend you were making a reasonable point and, guess what? The only way it could be reasonable was if you were talking about Poisednoise not responding with an example yet (thus "silent"). So I addressed that reasonable point. Even though I knew you were not being reasonable. Like I said, if you want to play games, I can play too.

    I can't even guess why you thought my comment was about Mark! Talk about missing the point!

    BTW, all my posts were made in "silence" :)
    Bwahahahahaha...!!! That’s one of the biggest loads of rationalising I’ve seen since Sean Schneider in 2nd grade came to school with his pants on backwards and insisted that he’d meant for them to be that way (desperately clawing together what little self-respect he had in the face of mortal embarrassment...)

    You’ve essentially said “I have a secret language I invented and you just called yourself a doofus-nose in that language... who’s the doofus-nose now eh...?”

    Stop overreaching to the point of incredulity please... Do you seriously expect anyone other than yourself to believe your rationale? I mean, with that paper thin crust of credulity...? Seriously...? If you asked the most even handed person on this forum (either the moderator or even Deckaddict) they’d be hard pressed to not acknowledge “yeah... that one is clearly just plain old bullish!t...”

    Smurf  ;)
  • Reply 1324 of 1615
    dabigkahunadabigkahuna Posts: 465member
    There you go, rationalising again. And yes, I obviously knew it was likely to be a dig at Poised
    Better than your “irrationalizing”. 

    It also wasn’t a dig at Poised. I would not have thought a response from him needed to be so quick. 

    As for wishing my posts were made of silence, good news - just read without verbalizing out loud. 

    Of course, now that he has responded, but won’t say what he thinks I should be posting about, I’ll point out the pattern of critics telling me how I should use post but can’t make a rational case. So it really seems to come down to they wanting to post any way they want, but not have anyone challenge them. 
  • Reply 1325 of 1615
    weirdosmurfweirdosmurf Posts: 101member
    There you go, rationalising again. And yes, I obviously knew it was likely to be a dig at Poised
    Better than your “irrationalizing”. 

    It also wasn’t a dig at Poised. I would not have thought a response from him needed to be so quick. 

    As for wishing my posts were made of silence, good news - just read without verbalizing out loud. 

    Of course, now that he has responded, but won’t say what he thinks I should be posting about, I’ll point out the pattern of critics telling me how I should use post but can’t make a rational case. So it really seems to come down to they wanting to post any way they want, but not have anyone challenge them. 
    Here’s a rational case; how about posting sensibly...
    alexonline
  • Reply 1326 of 1615
    alexonlinealexonline Posts: 241member
    There you go, rationalising again. And yes, I obviously knew it was likely to be a dig at Poised
    Better than your “irrationalizing”. 

    It also wasn’t a dig at Poised. I would not have thought a response from him needed to be so quick. 

    As for wishing my posts were made of silence, good news - just read without verbalizing out loud. 

    Of course, now that he has responded, but won’t say what he thinks I should be posting about, I’ll point out the pattern of critics telling me how I should use post but can’t make a rational case. So it really seems to come down to they wanting to post any way they want, but not have anyone challenge them. 
    What challenge? You tried challenging MK on posting the update tonight (by tomorrow at 3am), and he told you to go to bed - to "rest" in the meantime! ROLF! You then joked you'd stay up to 3am in the desperate hope that MK would keep his broken promises despite all evidence to the contrary. 

    Let's just hope there is some substance to MK's WT update, presumably to come tomorrow (if tomorrow ever comes), otherwise we will have to declare that the current winner of the sycophancy sweepstakes remains the undefeated world heavyweight champion. 

    Until GR is released, TextBlade is just vaporware, and the world knows it. Even you know it, DBK, as has been noted, by me, others and you, if WT folds you end up with an eventual paperweight. 

    I still hope MK can deliver TB, but when he notified the world of an update to come weeks in advance and still couldn’t deliver on time, well...

    One wonders what the state of affairs is in the house of MK and WT, because if things were all fine and dandy, it would be obvious. 

    Instead the opposite is obvious. 

    Who has the money? Somehow I suspect the money has left MK’s hands long ago, so not even MK has the money anymore. 

    The only way this disaster can be averted is by telling us the truth (not the DBK/MK “truthiness”), coming clean, and then eventually launching for real. 

    If MK did this, if he even needed to do an Indigogo or Kickstarter to raise enough funds to finish the project, well, if he told the world the truth, there’s a good chance we’d forgive, forget and re-fund his business, and not seek refunds. 

    Until then, MK and WT have a No.1 TB cheerleader, and we all know the three letters that make up that person’s nickname. 

    You’re not helping, DBK, your interference just gives MK the freedom to know you’ve got his back covered, and that he can go back to doing whatever it is he is doing that doesn’t appear to be bringing TB or even a simple, truthful, useful update to life. 

    May we we all be blown away in a good way when MK’s update finally comes, but the only thing blowing thus far this way over to us all is, sadly, an ill-wind, and you fail to see that you’re one of the people doing the blowing - that you’re part of the problem and not part of the solution.

    It’s so, so sad. 
    edited June 2019
  • Reply 1327 of 1615
    dabigkahunadabigkahuna Posts: 465member
    What challenge? You tried challenging MK on posting the update tonight (by tomorrow at 3am), and he told you to go to bed - to "rest" in the meantime! ROLF! You then joked you'd stay up to 3am in the desperate hope that MK would keep his broken promises

    You’re not helping, DBK, your interference just gives MK the freedom to know you’ve got his back covered
    1. Lets see the first paragraph pushes the idea that my challengers to Mark have no effect. A few points. One is that I never said they have an effect. Would be nice if sometimes they do, but the primary purpose is the same as my posts about how some of the critics behave - doesn’t seem to effect them either - but that isn’t the main purpose either. But, just as with WT it would be nice if it did. 

    As for staying up late, as I pointed out, I tend to do that anyway. Strange how you miss that. 

    Next, as for not getting it out until Sunday, I already factored that as a strong possibility over on Slack almost 4 hours ago. I figured his response was to keep people from staying up late for something that may not happen during the night at all. So you aren’t bringing up anything I haven’t already factored in. And, for the record, I think it is bad that they delayed until Saturday and now quite possibly later. 

    2. Considering how the first paragraph promotes the idea that I have no influence, I find it interesting that the second one quoted seems to say I have great power!
  • Reply 1328 of 1615
    alexonlinealexonline Posts: 241member
    What challenge? You tried challenging MK on posting the update tonight (by tomorrow at 3am), and he told you to go to bed - to "rest" in the meantime! ROLF! You then joked you'd stay up to 3am in the desperate hope that MK would keep his broken promises

    You’re not helping, DBK, your interference just gives MK the freedom to know you’ve got his back covered
    1. Lets see the first paragraph pushes the idea that my challengers to Mark have no effect. A few points. One is that I never said they have an effect. Would be nice if sometimes they do, but the primary purpose is the same as my posts about how some of the critics behave - doesn’t seem to effect them either - but that isn’t the main purpose either. But, just as with WT it would be nice if it did. 

    As for staying up late, as I pointed out, I tend to do that anyway. Strange how you miss that. 

    Next, as for not getting it out until Sunday, I already factored that as a strong possibility over on Slack almost 4 hours ago. I figured his response was to keep people from staying up late for something that may not happen during the night at all. So you aren’t bringing up anything I haven’t already factored in. And, for the record, I think it is bad that they delayed until Saturday and now quite possibly later. 

    2. Considering how the first paragraph promotes the idea that I have no influence, I find it interesting that the second one quoted seems to say I have great power!
    You have no influence on Mark where it counts, just peripheral stuff like pretend feather whippings over late updates (you do that a lot... a LOT).

    You have influence on people who read your public writings and think your optimism suggests TB is real and close to GR. 

    Two very different things, although when people read you for a while, they see through you, as has been demonstrated by so many people in this forum. 

    So initially you are tiger of truth, but you are then exposed, by your own writings, as a pussy cat of platitudes and puffery, which we all end up factoring in as a sad reality. 

    Elsewhere we are warned about you, don’t feed
    the troll, they say. Well I’m tired of your games, DBK. I’m going to give you a break and leave you to your fantasies for a while. 

    As for going to bed at 3am, seniors who don’t get enough sleep set themselves up for Alzheimer’s and other degenerative diseases, it was on the local news in the last couple of weeks as the latest medical research. 

    Maybe you should take Mark’s one useful piece of advice and get some rest. Sounds like you need it. 
    edited June 2019
  • Reply 1329 of 1615
    dabigkahunadabigkahuna Posts: 465member
    You have no influence on Mark where it counts,

    You have influence on people who read your public writings and think your optimism suggests TB is real and close to GR. 

    Elsewhere we are warned about you, don’t feed the troll, they say.

    As for going to bed at 3am, seniors who don’t get enough sleep set themselves up for Alzheimer’s and other degenerative diseases, it was on the local news in the last couple of weeks as the latest medical research. 
    1. Did you miss the part -again- where I didn’t say I did?

    2. That’s weird since I never said it was close. Furthermore, I very recently told a poster on the WT forum who thought it may be getting close that they shouldn’t get their hopes up. 

    3. I’m not a troll, but if you really think I am, it is strange how you keep posting about me.

    4. You even get into my sleep habits, even though you have minimal knowledge about it. You don’t know how much sleep I get, do you?

    Perhaps you missed the posts where I’ve said I’m retired? While I do some part time work as part of my plans to keep active, my schedule is extremely flexible except for a tiny part of some days - which don’t even come into play until the afternoon. Plus, if I want to nap, i have plenty of time for that too. 

    Now, none of that is any of your business but it was worth showing how you’ll make assumptions about anything.  Which shows your bias. 
  • Reply 1330 of 1615
    Just announced update won’t be done until Sunday. No surprise there. But since they have announced it and it is only 12:15 here, I may go to bed an hour or so early so someone doesn’t worry about my sleep habits!
  • Reply 1331 of 1615
    Just announced update won’t be done until Sunday. No surprise there. But since they have announced it and it is only 12:15 here, I may go to bed an hour or so early so someone doesn’t worry about my sleep habits!
    Somehow I don’t think he’s overly “worried”... that’s quite an assumption you’ve made there... (there’s this guy around here who is allergic to the very concept of assumptions so if I were you, I’d consider taking it back...)

     ;) 
    alexonline
  • Reply 1332 of 1615
    arkorottarkorott Posts: 100member
    Guys, not that he needs any defending, but pls stop the personal attacks at DBK. The last 3-4 days were a bit too much and it ceased to be funny.

    You might agree or disagree with him. Or you might not want to read his posts or whatever, but he is never the one who attacks first. I have read mosts of his posts here and at WTF.
    He should not be the target of any beef you might have with WT. 

    I imagine you are bored waiting for the Update, but baiting DBK and then attacking him seems to be like a sport or something.
    The kind of back and forth it generates is mind numbing.

    I kindly ask again: let's give it a rest please and talk on the TB when the update is published.

    Have a great rest of the weekend


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  • Reply 1333 of 1615
    Mark Knighton is perhaps the most inept, incompetent, inefficient, unreliable, and untrustworthy human being to ever engage in the tech industry.

    Imagine for a moment having this bumbling half-wit errand boy on staff at your own company and relying upon him to get even the smallest task accomplished.

    He would be fired in an instant.

    He isn't qualified to rinse coffee cups, or take out the trash. He is a complete and total moron. He cannot do anything he says he will do.

    Mark Knighton promised countless status updates and product ship dates prior to May 2019. 4+ years of promises and lies. FAIL.
    Mark Knighton promised a May 2019 status update. FAIL AGAIN.
    On May 31st 2019, as the deadline loomed, Mark Knighton promised a June 1st 2019 update. FAIL YET AGAIN.

    https://forum.waytools.com/t/new-techtalk-update-coming/

    Mark Knighton is nothing but an incompetent, lazy, stupid, lying failure.


    edited June 2019 alexonlinedabigkahuna
  • Reply 1334 of 1615
    arkorott said:
    Guys, not that he needs any defending, but pls stop the personal attacks at DBK. The last 3-4 days were a bit too much and it ceased to be funny.

    You might agree or disagree with him. Or you might not want to read his posts or whatever, but he is never the one who attacks first. I have read mosts of his posts here and at WTF.
    He should not be the target of any beef you might have with WT. 

    I imagine you are bored waiting for the Update, but baiting DBK and then attacking him seems to be like a sport or something.
    The kind of back and forth it generates is mind numbing.

    I kindly ask again: let's give it a rest please and talk on the TB when the update is published.

    Have a great rest of the weekend


    I think you’ll find he’s generally “the first” to escalate an issue and never “the first” to turn the other cheek. Conceding that Mark Knighton has either acted in poor faith on occasion or has questionable competence (based on missing such a vast number of estimates is not at all unreasonable...

    i think you’ll also discover he’s almost exclusively “the first” to hone in on the pedantry of picking apart specific words of posters despite a quite clear inference; you’ve said he needs no defending, so there’s no need to defend.

    As for it ceasing to be funny, that’s entirely subjective...

    Personally, I’d much prefer to engage with Waytools (who have again missed a deadline they set for an update) but unfortunately dbk inserts himself into the [any] conversation and performs the functions of a shield - intentional or not, that’s the function that’s being played, and I can imagine many people would find that tiresome and irritating.

    I can’t engage with Waytools on their forum as they’ve shadow banned me (apparently for “misrepresentation”, but anyone’s welcome to read my posts... I can’t see any “misrepresentation” there) so here’s the only place Waytools have popped their heads up.
    alexonline
  • Reply 1335 of 1615
    alexonlinealexonline Posts: 241member
    Waytools have popped their heads up more than one place - and person. Worse, they enjoy it. Both parties. 

    Still no update though. TBD exquisitely astute in his summation of a certain man’s character. 

    Maybe MK knows he’s under the most pressure yet to produce something of actual value, but given the shamelessness of MK and his shills, it’s hard to see anything truly being different this time. 

    I mean, WT can’t even firmware spoon feed customers properly, despite my predicted update noting the hard work in turning the firmware fork into a spoon. 

    Of course, the problem is, as we all know, that there is no spoon, and there’s no Neo to defeat Agent Smithton. 

    Maybe TB merely reduces down to being proof that there’s a glitch in the Matrix? 

    Or is the shill whose name is not worth repeating because they then think it is all about them when they are a bit player being used as cannon fodder, whose repetitive déjà vu blabberings are undeniable proof we’re all living in a simulation?

    Someone called “Petek” at the appropriately named WTF has just said “Guys, please post something”.

    One of the shills should oblige, and just post the word “something”.

    It would have even more value than an MK/WT_S post because it would be intentionally funny. 


  • Reply 1336 of 1615
    alexonlinealexonline Posts: 241member
    Mark has posted in response to Petek!!

    It has been such a long time coming, here’s the response to Petek’s request that “Guys, please post something”.

    Drumroll please....

    Mark said:

    Petek - will do. Sunday’s are good quiet time for this kind of work”

    So there you have it! Proof positive some great progress has been made! Wow, this is a GREAT day! 

    The sleeping shill with no name will surely have woken up like a bolt of lightning at this momentous news. 

    Also Mark will soon announce a grammar checker so he never types “Sunday’s” when he means “Sundays”, which does prove that TextBlade is no substitute for a good education in the English language. 
    edited June 2019
  • Reply 1337 of 1615

    Mark said:

    ”Petek - will do. Sunday’s are good quiet time for this kind of work”
    Maybe he actually misspelled "our" and he meant to say, "Sunday is our good quiet time for this kind of work".

    Funny though. You would have thought Saturday's they're good quiet time, since June 1st's was the promised time's for the update's, following on May's 2019, which was the originally promised time's frame's for the update, coming on the heel's of April's, March's, February's, and January's, during which time's no update's was's provided either's despite lots of good quiet time's being available then's as well's.

    (Edit: typo, misuse of apostrophe's)
    edited June 2019
  • Reply 1338 of 1615
    alexonlinealexonline Posts: 241member

    Mark said:

    ”Petek - will do. Sunday’s are good quiet time for this kind of work”
    Maybe he actually misspelled "our" and he meant to say, "Sunday is our good quiet time for this kind of work".

    Funny though. You would have thought Saturday's they're good quiet time, since June 1st's was the promised time's for the update's, following on May's 2019, which was the originally promised time's frame's for the update, coming on the heel's of April's, March's, February's, and January's, during which time's no update's was's provided either's despite lots of good quiet time's being available then's as well's.

    (Edit: typo, misuse of apostrophe's)
    I do not k'now i'f you are ri'ght about th'at, TBD. It just seems there is so'methi'ng ro't't'en in the sta'te of Den'Mark.

    Cannot quite put my fin'ger on i't.  

    May'be all those months where Ma'rk was qu'iet was not a quiet time for wo'rk, but a q'uiet time for shirk.  

    It is time for the sle'eping sh'ill with no n'ame to mak'e a new rat'ional'isation though. I guess Sunday can extend to 3am Monday because that is what rationalisers do - they irrationalise. 

    T'his u'pdate had better include the cure for c'ancer or s'omething, but sadl'y we a'll know the t'ruth... good pro'gress has b'een made that users will notice when they one day get th'eir h'ands on a T'extBlade. It will be s'ignifican't. 

    Or is it that I significannot get my hands on one because I am not a sh'ill.

    +++

    The slee'p'ing s'hill has awo'ken from his slum'ber and ha's made a post at the aptly named "W'T'F" forum noting he has the new mi'nd-r'eading firmware installed. 

    The great news is that this will be about as believable as the eventual dribbling out of MK's latest ex'cuse.

    As I type it is 7.35pm on Sunday 2 June, 2019 in California, but 3am Monday does beckon given past history.

    Even so, Sunday is slipping a'way. M'K's time as a visionary unicorn-building multi-tou'ch maker is also. 
    edited June 2019
  • Reply 1339 of 1615
    arkorottarkorott Posts: 100member
    Personally, I’d much prefer to engage with Waytools (who have again missed a deadline they set for an update) but unfortunately dbk inserts himself into the [any] conversation and performs the functions of a shield - intentional or not, that’s the function that’s being played, and I can imagine many people would find that tiresome and irritating.

    I can’t engage with Waytools on their forum as they’ve shadow banned me
    I am with you that the whole situation with the TB is frustrating, and I absolutely hate the practice of banning and enforced refunding. And now the infrequent and delayed updates.

    But none of that is DBK fault.

    I do not agree with him on some of the stuff he posts
    and he posts quite a lot, but engaging DBK in an endless back and forth personal attacks when we end up discussing unrelated stuff, gets the discussion further away from the TB.

    In any case that is my opinion. To each his own. Peace
  • Reply 1340 of 1615
    alexonlinealexonline Posts: 241member
    Fresh from the What The Forum, I guess MK/WT_S leaves his homework to the last minute (several times over). Maybe he's trying to think up useful things to say that won't immediately be ripped to shreds by incredulous customers, past and present, sick and tired of the endless BS?

    It's also evident that the update will stretch into Monday. I did write a post several pages back that explained how 3am Monday would stretch until Friday, which would mean stretching until 3am Sat, which would by necessity then stretch into 3am Sun and Mon (because once the line of lateness has been crossed, it's no trouble to keep on crossing this line with seeming impunity), and then this would stretch into another week, then another, then another month, and another, and suddenly it is 1 Feb 2020 because no work is done after Christmas or in January, and before you know it, 1 Feb 2030 rolls around and the DeadBlade is dead, cremated and then buried for good measure. 

    Of course I could be completely wrong, and I hope so, but here we are. Monday 3 June minutes away and the 3am deadline imposed by the rationaliser will come and go, and it will be Tuesday. This is all because WT_S is doing "some good work" that is "significant" and "important for our users" and "the right thing to do" and "etc". 

    https://forum.waytools.com/t/new-techtalk-update-coming/5618/14

    DBK:
    28m

    One problem with Apple keynotes is that I have to get up early to watch them live - and I always want to watch them live. So, it would be nice if the TB update came soon enough for me to read and digest before that slight_smile

      waytoolsWayTools Team

      Get some rest to see the Keynote. We’ll be busy on this for a while yet tonight.

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