Windows 10 seems to be designed for use on phones. Windows 8 was the same with that "live tiles" bullshit but this is even worse. Like these privacy settings that want your location and shit. My computer doesn't have a GPS and I rarely move it around.
Oh, the calculator is shit too. How did they mess this up? The calculator in Windows 8 was...fine. No complaints. But the one in Windows 10 is total shit. It's big, it has a bunch of symbols that I'll never use (MC, MR, M+, M-, MS, M, percent, check mark, x sqaured, some weird algebraic fraction, CE, C). I mean, this is bullshit. I know that the "M" keys are for memory but I never use that shit. I just need a simple calculator to do simple computations.
And this is the STANDARD layout. You can also get the scientific one and the programmer one (whatever that is).
I have to actually download a proper calculator now. Is anyone else complaining about this? Let me check the internet. Hmm...seems to be universal praise, actually. Well, the nerds like more buttons, I guess.
Speaking of scientific calculators, I remember having to buy one for my 10th grade algebra class. It was like $150 so quite an outlay. Wow. You can get them for $10 now. And that's Texas Instruments (top of the line, the brand I had). Of course, they're more or less obsolete now because you can just use get an app on your phone. I guess it's just schools that might still require the calculators because they don't want you using your phone.
Still, what a markdown. It's like how basic calculators used to be $1000 or whatever in the 1960s. My mother still calls them "adding machines". I think she still has a mechanical one. It's in a big ass briefcase. The calculator fills the briefcase.
So yeah. Calculators. I failed that algebra class and never took another algebra class in high school. It took me three tries to pass my university algebra class. And that was only because I found like a hippie professor who didn't fail anybody. If not for him, I'd still be taking algebra classes.
This leads me to the bullshit situation that is American higher education. You have to take classes in loads of different fields? Why? It's a waste of time. It's just a money maker for the universities.